Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani

Aging Shia cleric a powerhouse in Iraq. What comes after?
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Aging Shia cleric a powerhouse in Iraq. What comes after?

NAJAF, Iraq (AP) — When Iraq’s top Shia cleric underwent surgery for a fractured bone last month, it sent shivers…
Iraq’s president issues deadline to choose next PM
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Iraq’s president issues deadline to choose next PM

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq’s president has given rival political blocs a deadline to select a prime minister nearly two months…
Death toll in Iraq rises to 45 protestors killed after Iranian consulate torched
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Death toll in Iraq rises to 45 protestors killed after Iranian consulate torched

BAGHDAD/NAJAF, Iraq (Reuters) — Iraqi security forces shot dead at least 45 protesters on Thursday after demonstrators stormed and torched…
Death toll jumps to 27 protesters shot dead in 24 hours in Iraq
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Death toll jumps to 27 protesters shot dead in 24 hours in Iraq

BAGHDAD (AP) — Security forces in Iraq shot dead 27 anti-government protesters in a 24-hour period, amid spiraling violence in…
Iraqi forces kill 16 protesters after Iranian consulate torched
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Iraqi forces kill 16 protesters after Iranian consulate torched

BAGHDAD (Reuters) — Iraqi security forces shot dead 16 protesters in the southern city of Nassiriya on Thursday, medical sources…
Iraqi forces kill three protesters, cleric warns of crisis
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Iraqi forces kill three protesters, cleric warns of crisis

BAGHDAD (Reuters) — Iraqi security forces killed three protesters in Baghdad on Friday and forcibly dispersed protesters blocking the country’s…
Iraqi PM concedes ‘mistakes made’ as protesters pushed back in Baghdad
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Iraqi PM concedes ‘mistakes made’ as protesters pushed back in Baghdad

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi said on Saturday that political parties had “made mistakes” in their…
Iraq PM Abadi secures Shi’ite support for cabinet change plan: state TV
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Iraq PM Abadi secures Shi’ite support for cabinet change plan: state TV

Iraq's main Shi'ite groups on Sunday voiced support for Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi's plan to overhaul the government and combat…
Top Iraq cleric asks PM to name corrupt politicians
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Top Iraq cleric asks PM to name corrupt politicians

Iraq's top Shiite cleric, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, directed Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Friday to take tougher measures against…
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