Iraq’s top Shiite cleric

Shiite cleric al-Sadr leads in Iraq’s initial vote results
Middle East

Shiite cleric al-Sadr leads in Iraq’s initial vote results

The political coalition of influential Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr took an early lead in Iraq’s national elections in partial returns…
Shi’ite cleric’s followers begin anti-corruption sit-in in Baghdad
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Shi’ite cleric’s followers begin anti-corruption sit-in in Baghdad

Supporters of Iraq's powerful Shi'ite Muslim cleric Moqtada al-Sadr began a sit-in outside the walls of Baghdad's fortified Green Zone…
Iraq’s al-Sadr supporters back PM’s move for non-partisan cabinet to fight graft
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Iraq’s al-Sadr supporters back PM’s move for non-partisan cabinet to fight graft

Iraq's powerful Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr wants Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to stay in power but replace his cabinet with…
Iraq’s top Shi’ite cleric says snubbing reforms will revive protests
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Iraq’s top Shi’ite cleric says snubbing reforms will revive protests

Iraq's most influential Shi'ite Muslim cleric, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, reaffirmed on Friday the need for economic and administrative reforms…
Iraq’s top Shiite cleric urges faster reforms
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Iraq’s top Shiite cleric urges faster reforms

Iraq's top Shiite cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, a leading advocate of reform, on Friday urged the government to speed…
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