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Election recount, Baghdad bomb fuel Iraq tensions

Jun 07 2018

BAGHDAD Iraqi cleric Moqtada al-Sadr called on his followers on Thursday to remain calm after an explosion killed 18 people in his main stronghold in Baghdad just hours after parliament called for a recount of votes in an election his bloc won. | Video

U.S. in contact with Iraqi ex-foe Sadr after his surprise election win: Sadr aide

May 23 2018

BAGHDAD The United States has contacted members of a political bloc in Iraq led by a former foe, the Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, after his election win put him in a strong position to influence the formation of a new government, a top Sadr aide said.

Cleric Moqtada al-Sadr's bloc wins Iraq election

May 19 2018

BAGHDAD A political bloc led by populist Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, a long-time adversary of the United States who also opposes Iranian influence in Iraq, has won the country's parliamentary election, the electoral commission said on Saturday.

Shi'ite cleric's election win puts Iran to the test in Iraq

May 15 2018

Baghdad Already pressured by the U.S. withdrawal from the nuclear deal, Iran faces a major test in managing Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, a formidable opponent who beat Tehran's longtime allies to achieve a shock victory in Iraq's parliamentary election. | Video

Fiery cleric Sadr taps anger over Iran to lead Iraq poll

May 14 2018

BAGHDAD Nationalist Shi'ite Cleric Moqtada al Sadr took a surprise lead in Iraq's elections by tapping into public resentment with Iran and what some voters say is a corrupt political elite it supports.

Fiery cleric Sadr taps anger over Iran to lead Iraq poll

May 14 2018

BAGHDAD Nationalist Shi'ite Cleric Moqtada al Sadr took a surprise lead in Iraq's elections by tapping into public resentment with Iran and what some voters say is a corrupt political elite it supports.

Iraqis expect little of first poll since defeat of Islamic State

May 11 2018

BAGHDAD Iraq holds its first parliamentary election on Saturday since defeating Islamic State, but few people expect its new leaders to deliver the stability and economic prosperity that have long been promised.

Global Muslim body urges Europe to assimilate migrants better

Apr 10 2018

RIYADH Europe must do more to assimilate Muslim immigrant populations and criminalise religious hate speech, said the head of a global Muslim missionary society trying to help Saudi Arabia mend its reputation as a promoter of intolerant ideology.

In symbolic victory, Iran conquers Iraq's dates market

Mar 21 2018

BAGHDAD It isn't hard to find signs that Iran is winning a proxy war with Saudi Arabia in Iraq.

Special Report: This man is trying to rebuild Mosul. He needs help - lots of it

Mar 21 2018

MOSUL, Iraq Perched atop a mound of rubble, Abdelsattar al-Hibbu surveyed what remained of his second-floor office: twisted iron and centuries-old stone reduced to dust by an airstrike.

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