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World - Region
11/16/2021 2:38:00 PM
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has issued a decree eliminating the post of top Muslim cleric for the country and expanding the powers of a government ministry overseeing religious affairs.

World - Region
10/25/2021 6:32:26 PM
The US pointman on Iran renewed warnings Monday of unspecified action if the clerical state does not reverse nuclear steps, but said President Joe Biden's administration would always prefer diplomacy.

World - Region
10/9/2021 11:15:24 AM
Abolhassan Banisadr, Iran's first president after the country's 1979 Islamic Revolution who fled Tehran after being impeached for challenging the growing power of clerics as the nation became a theocracy, died Saturday. He was 88.

World - Region
9/29/2021 10:10:05 PM
Iraq's top Shia Muslim cleric on Wednesday urged Iraqis to vote in order to "carry out real change" in next month's parliamentary elections.

World - Region
9/22/2021 10:40:41 AM
Raisi repeated the clerical state's stance that nuclear weapons are religiously prohibited

World - Region
8/15/2021 6:09:35 PM
During a religious event on Saturday, Sheikh Hamid al-Yassiri appeared to lash out at the Hashed, without naming it or Iran directly

Al-Ahram Weekly - World
7/29/2021 2:46:00 PM
The changes in Iraqi Shia cleric Muqtada Al-Sadr’s attitude have always been tactical, but could his grim and lonely game this time be a strategic mistake before Iraq holds critical elections in October

World - Region
7/15/2021 12:20:35 PM
Sadr, whose political manoeuvres have at times puzzled observers, declared he would stay clear of the vote for parliament, where his Saeroon bloc is now the largest with 54 out of 329 seats

World - Region
7/14/2021 12:58:55 PM
Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhemi already dismissed the hospital's manager, the provincial health director and the local civil defence chief

Al-Ahram Weekly - Egypt
7/6/2021 10:14:51 PM
MPs will soon discuss draft legislation which seeks to ban clerics from issuing fatwas without a prior licence from Al-Azhar or the Ministry of Waqf, reports Gamal Essam El-Din

World - Region
6/25/2021 2:04:42 PM
The 81-year-old cleric's Twitter feed published a video it said showed him "receiving the first dose of the #IranianCovidVaccine that has been developed by young Iranian scientists"

World - Region
6/19/2021 7:23:27 PM
Hardliner Iranian cleric Ebrahim Raisi's victory in a presidential election has drawn mixed reactions, with Russia hailing it as a sign of greater regional stability but others decrying it as a farce

World - Region
6/19/2021 11:14:10 AM
Raisi won 62 percent of the vote with about 90 percent of ballots counted from election, poll officials said, without releasing turnout figures, after the three other candidates had conceded defeat

World - Region
6/18/2021 1:06:56 PM
Iran elects a new president Friday, with the ultraconservative cleric Ebrahim Raisi widely expected to take over from moderate Hassan Rouhani who has served two terms.

World - Region
6/18/2021 10:58:12 AM
Iranians voted Friday in a presidential election in which ultraconservative cleric Ebrahim Raisi is seen as all but certain to coast to victory after all serious rivals were barred from running

World - Region
6/17/2021 2:39:07 PM
On the eve of Iran's presidential election, expected to hand victory to the ultraconservative cleric Ebrahim Raisi, the candidate-vetting Guardian Council insisted Thursday that "the political contest is serious"

World - Region
6/10/2021 11:46:56 AM
Before Gulen became Erdogan's arch-enemy, the elderly US-based cleric -- who denies any part in the coup -- was one of his closest and most powerful allies

World - Region
6/7/2021 12:06:31 PM
Mohtashamipour backed the opposition leaders Mir Hossein Mousavi and Mahdi Karroubi in Iran's Green Movement protests that followed the disputed 2009 re-election of then-President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

World - Region
5/26/2021 11:10:45 AM
The Guardian Council approved only seven of some 590 people who registered with the panel of clerics and jurists overseen by Khamenei

World - Region
5/15/2021 5:55:47 PM
The demonstrators on Saturday waved Palestinian flags and banners across five provinces in rallies called for by influential Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr

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