Moqtada al-Sadr - updates

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Cleric Sadr wins Iraq poll but forming government far off

May 19, 2018 - 7:09 PM

Moqtada Sadr faces a deeply fragmented political landscape and opposition from key player Iran

IRAQ POLLS. Iraqi Shiite cleric and leader Moqtada al-Sadr (C-R) puts his ballot through an electronic counting machine into a ballot box at poll station in the central holy city of Najaf on May 12, 2018 as the country votes in the first parliamentary election since declaring victory over the Islamic State (IS) group. Photo by Haidar Hamdani/AFP

Iraq PM sacks commander after Green Zone breach – statement

May 05, 2016 - 6:54 AM

The removal of Staff Lieutenant General Mohammed Ridha may indicate that security forces will take a harder line against demonstrators who are expected to protest later this week

TAKEOVER. Iraqi protesters wave national flags as they gather inside the parliament after breaking into Baghdad's heavily fortified "Green Zone" on April 30, 2016. Photo by Haiar Mohammed Ali/AFP

Protesters quit Baghdad's Green Zone after unprecedented breach

May 01, 2016 - 8:40 AM

UPDATED The breach gives Iraqis access to places they are rarely allowed to enter

TAKEOVER. Iraqi protesters wave national flags as they gather inside the parliament after breaking into Baghdad's heavily fortified "Green Zone" on April 30, 2016. Haiar Mohammed Ali/AFP

Iraq cleric calls for Baghdad protest camp

Mar 12, 2016 - 9:27 PM

Moqtada Sadr says the sit in would begin next Friday March 18 to demand the reshuffle of a cabinet perceived as corrupt and ineffective

PROTESTS. Supporters of Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr wave Iraqi national flags and chant slogans during a demonstration in front of the entrance for the green zone, central Baghdad, Iraq, March 4, 2016. File photo by Ali Abbas/EPA

Iraq's Sadr vows to 'shake the ground' against militants

Jun 26, 2014 - 12:32 PM

Sad also voices opposition to American military advisers meeting with Iraqi commanders

PRO-SADR. Iraqi Shiite fighters carry a board with a portrait of Muslim Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr as they take part in a parade on June 21, 2014 in the capital, Baghdad. Ahmad al-Rubaye/AFP

PM 'certain' of victory as Iraqis stream to polls despite unrest

Apr 30, 2014 - 12:54 PM

UPDATED The two days preceding the election saw about 90 people killed in a spate of shootings and bombings

THIRD TERM? In this photo, Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki speaks at the opening of counter-terrorism conference in Baghdad, Iraq last March 12, 2014. File photo by Karim Kadim/Pool/EPA