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Iraq Cleric Moqtada al-Sadr’s Followers Trigger Political Crisis

Protests threaten Iraq’s stability and hamper efforts to fight Islamic State extremists

Followers of Iraqi cleric Moqtada al-Sadr in Baghdad on Sunday. Protesters loyal to Mr. 1,428 more words

Iraq says town of Heet retaken from IS after weeks of fighting


© AFP/File | Iraqi government forces deploy in the town of Heet, in Anbar province, on April 7, 2016

BAGHDAD (AFP) – Iraqi forces retook the town of Heet from the Islamic State group Thursday after weeks of fighting, the military said, the latest in a series of losses for the jihadists. 177 more words

Iraq's Sadr orders end to Baghdad Green Zone sit-in


© AFP | Iraqi women, supporters of Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, take part in a protest outside Baghdad’s fortified Green Zone on March, 30, 2016… 103 more words

Suicide Bomber Kills Three, Wounds 27 In Baghdad

At least three people have been killed, and a further 27 wounded, following a suicide bombing, in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad. 88 more words


Iraq's parliament gives PM Abadi until Thursday on new cabinet amid Sadr sit-in

Iraq’s parliament on Monday gave Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi three days to present a new non-party cabinet to fight corruption or potentially face a no-confidence vote amid street protests piling on the pressure for action. 956 more words


Iraq cleric Moqtada al-Sadr in Baghdad 'Green Zone' sit-in protest


© AFP/File | Iraqi Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr during a press conference following a meeting with an independent committee for the formation of a cabinet of technocrats, in the holy city of Najaf, on March 22, 2016… 820 more words

Protester storm the Saudi Arabian Embassy in Tehran

Protesters in Iran stormed the Saudi Arabian Embassy in Tehran on Sunday morning in reaction to the execution of prominent Shia cleric Nimr al-Nimr.

Demonstrators broke into the embassy and started several fires both inside and outside of the building before being forced to disperse by police. 102 more words