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World - Region
10/15/2022 2:12:33 PM
Iraqi firebrand cleric Moqtada Sadr's movement on Saturday announced its refusal to join a new government being formed by prime minister-designate Mohammad Shia al-Sudani.

World - Region
10/14/2022 7:00:02 PM
Iraqi lawmakers have elected a new president who swiftly named a prime minister in the hope of ending a year of political gridlock and deadly violence.

World - Region
10/8/2022 12:38:38 PM
A year since Iraq's last elections, it remains without not only a new government but a budget too, obstructing much-needed reforms and infrastructure projects in the oil-rich but war-ravaged country.

Al-Ahram Weekly - World
10/7/2022 2:18:00 PM
Prominent Iraqi Shia cleric Muqtada Al-Sadr has a lot to worry about. He has created a mass movement only to turn out he is lacking the edge.

World - Region
9/28/2022 5:46:35 PM
Supporters of Iraq's influential Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr again stormed Baghdad's Green Zone government area Wednesday as the Iraqi parliament held session on the resignation of its speaker.

World - Region
9/7/2022 4:54:04 PM
Iraq's top court has ruled that it does not have the constitutional right to dissolve the country's parliament.

Al-Ahram Weekly - World
9/7/2022 11:14:00 AM
The failed attempt by Muqtada Al-Sadr to bring down the country’s entrenched ruling cliques has exposed a dangerous fault line on Iraq’s path for change, writes Al-Ahram Weekly.

World - Region
9/1/2022 1:25:38 PM
Three militants were killed overnight after an ambush in the southern Iraqi city of Basra sparked clashes between rival Shia factions, a security source said Thursday, days after deadly clashes in the capital.

Al-Ahram Weekly - World
8/31/2022 11:51:00 AM
Al-Ahram Weekly reports from Baghdad on the latest clashes in the Iraqi capital

World - Region
8/30/2022 8:14:18 PM
Iraq's long-running power struggle between rival Shia camps devolved into bloody street violence this week, the culmination of months of simmering tensions and a political vacuum.

World - Region
8/30/2022 2:17:00 PM
Iraqi supporters of powerful cleric Muqtada al-Sadr began withdrawing Tuesday from Baghdad's Green Zone after he demanded fighting end between rival Shia forces and the army that left 23 dead and hundreds wounded.

World - Region
8/29/2022 11:14:03 PM
Shelling targeted Baghdad's high-security Green Zone Monday, a security source said after Shia cleric Moqtada Sadr said he was quitting politics, sparking chaos in which 12 of his supporters were killed.

World - Region
8/29/2022 10:21:00 PM
Muqtada al-Sadr announced Monday that he would resign from Iraqi politics, prompting hundreds of his angry followers to storm the government palace and sparking clashes with security forces. At least 15 protesters were killed.

World - Region
8/29/2022 5:46:00 PM
Iraqi caretaker Prime Minister Mustafa Kadhimi ordered the cabinet to suspend its sessions after hundreds of followers of influential Shia cleric Muqtada Al-Sadr stormed Iraq's government palace.

World - Region
8/29/2022 5:12:02 PM
Live fire rocked Baghdad's Green Zone on Monday after hundreds of supporters of Shia Muslim cleric Moqtada Sadr stormed the government building in the fortified area, an AFP journalist said.

World - Region
8/29/2022 4:50:06 PM
The influential Iraqi Shia Cleric Muqtada Al-Sadr issued on Monday three directives prohibiting his followers from all forms of political involvement, as hundreds stormed government building shortly following his announcing "retirement" from politics.

World - Region
8/29/2022 1:42:00 PM
Muqtada Al-Sadr, the influential Shia cleric whose followers have been staging a sit-in outside Iraq's parliament, announced his "resignation" from politics and the closure of his party offices on Monday.

World - Region
8/27/2022 3:44:21 PM
Iraq's caretaker Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi warned Saturday that the political crisis in the country is threatening security achievements made in past years.

World - Region
8/19/2022 2:55:09 PM
Thousands of supporters of Iraq's powerful Shia cleric Moqtada Sadr stepped up their pressure tactics Friday with a weekly prayer session in the high-security Green Zone they have occupied for three weeks.

World - Region
8/14/2022 8:22:16 PM
Iraq's judiciary said Sunday it lacks the authority to dissolve parliament as demanded by populist Shiite Muslim cleric Moqtada Sadr, who is engaged in an escalating standoff with political rivals.

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