Friday 24 May 2019
Moqtada al-Sadr

Iraqi cleric Al-Sadr quitting politics

Shi'ite Muslim cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, who led revolts against US forces in Iraq before their pullout and became a major influence in the government, said he is leaving political life and has dissolved his movement. Sadr gave


Sadr urges Iraqis to fight US peacefully

Iraqi Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr urged a sea of rapturous followers on Saturday to resist all occupiers of Iraq and oppose the United States, but not necessarily with arms. In his first speech since his homecoming on Wednesday afte


Sadrists rise may shake Iraq power balance

Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr has emerged as potential kingmaker in Iraq's new government, threatening to alter the country's political landscape. Initial results from the March 7 parliamentary vote show the Iraqi national all

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