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Al-Ahram Weekly - World
7/2/2024 9:45:01 PM
With Al-Sistani’s advancing age and uncertain health, all eyes are on who will be Iraq’s next top Shia cleric, writes Salah Nasrawi

World - Region
12/9/2022 7:23:47 PM
A Sunni cleric in Iran's southeastern province of Sistan-Baluchistan was kidnapped and killed, the authorities said Friday -- the latest deadly incident in a region rocked by unrest.

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
9/26/2022 6:53:53 PM
Iraq's parliament, at the centre of a months-long political paralysis, is to convene Wednesday for the first time since deadly unrest in August and a sit-in protest by supporters of Shia cleric Moqtada Sadr.

World - Region
9/4/2022 9:19:03 PM
Staff at Iraq's parliament returned to work Sunday for the first time since powerful Shia cleric Moqtada Sadr's supporters stormed the legislature in late July, an assembly official said.

World - Region
8/30/2022 12:55:00 PM
Supporters of a prominent Iraqi Shia cleric fired rocket-propelled grenades into Iraq's Green Zone as machine gun fire crackled overhead Tuesday, deepening the political chaos gripping the Mideast nation.

World - Region
8/30/2022 11:21:04 AM
Iran closed its land borders to Iraq as flights to the country halted Tuesday amid violence in Baghdad following an influential Shia cleric's announcement he would resign from politics.

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 11:11:36 PM
Iraq was in chaos Monday after powerful Shia cleric Moqtada Sadr said he was quitting politics and his supporters stormed the government palace in Baghdad's fortified Green Zone.

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 5:05:00 PM
Hundreds of followers of an influential Shia cleric stormed Iraq's government palace on Monday shortly after he announced he was withdrawing from politics, further deepening an unprecedented political crisis.

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
8/19/2022 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
8/16/2022 9:00:00 PM
Iraq's Shia cleric Moqtada Sadr backtracked Tuesday after earlier urging his supporters to join a massive rally as a standoff with his political rivals appeared to be getting worse.

Al-Ahram Weekly - World
8/12/2022 11:52:00 AM
Iraqi Shia cleric Muqtada Al-Sadr’s ambitions may have outstripped his abilities as he is now seeking to rival Iran, writes Al-Ahram Weekly.

World - Region
8/5/2022 2:57:00 PM
Hundreds of thousands of Iraqis heeded the call of an influential Shia cleric to gather in a show of strength for a mass prayer in the heart of Baghdad's heavily fortified government zone on Friday. The gathering took place amid an escalating political crisis that has put the country's capital on edge.

World - Region
7/30/2022 4:30:37 PM
Thousands of followers of an influential Shia cleric breached Iraq's parliament on Saturday, for the second time this week, protesting government formation efforts lead by his rivals, an alliance of Iran-backed groups. The alliance called for counter-protests, raising the specter of civil strife.

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