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Iraq PM and cleric Sadr agree alliance

Najaf - Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and nationalist cleric Moqtada Sadr on Saturday said they had formed an alliance in a bid to create a new government after May polls.

Iraq's Sadr and communist sickle join forces for election

Baghdad - Supporters of a black-turbaned Shiite cleric are seeing red in the runup to Iraq's May elections thanks to an unprecedented alliance with the once-powerful communist party.

Iraqi Shiite cleric Sadr urges Assad to step down

Najaf - Influential Iraqi cleric Moqtada Sadr on Saturday called on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to step down, also calling on Washington and Moscow to stop intervening in the conflict.

Iraq's Sadr orders end to Baghdad Green Zone sit-in

Baghdad - Iraqi Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr Thursday ordered his followers to end a two-week sit-in at Baghdad's heavily fortified Green Zone aimed at pressuring the government to carry out reforms.

Iraq lawmakers give PM until Thursday to reshuffle cabinet

Baghdad - Iraq's parliament gave embattled Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi until Thursday to present a cabinet of technocrats as Shiite cleric Moqtada Sadr expanded his protest movement for reform.

Moqtada Sadr, Iraq's 'enfant terrible', back in the spotlight

Baghdad - A string of mass protests culminating in an ongoing sit-in at the gates of Baghdad's Green Zone have thrust the mercurial Shiite cleric Moqtada Sadr back on to centre stage.

Iraq cleric Sadr calls for Baghdad protest camp

Najaf - Iraqi cleric Moqtada Sadr on Saturday urged his followers to ramp up pro-reform rallies by setting up tents in front of Baghdad's 'Green Zone' and camping out until their demands are met.

Powerful Iraqi Shiite cleric Sadr quits politics

Najaf - Firebrand Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, leader of a powerful political movement and a major figure in the formation of post-Saddam Iraq, has announced his exit from politics two months before legislative polls."I announce my non-intervention in all po...

More than 30 killed in street battles in Baghdad's Sadr City

On Tuesday a U.S. patrol in Sadr City was ambushed by Shiite militants and now more than two dozen people are left dead and six American soldiers were wounded during the attack.

Mahdi Army To Disband?

Muqtada Sadr is conferring with Islamic clerics from Iraq and Iran. Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani of Iran will be given an up or down vote on Sadr's Jihad against Prime Minister Maliki and the U.S.

Op-Ed: Iraq, Al Sadr, Iran and Basra

It is still too early to definitively identify who the clear winners were in the recent fighting in Basra, Iraq but, with the loss of over 1,000 Mahdi Army fighters in the recent battles in and around Basra, it is not a big surprise about the ceasefire.

U.S Opens Temporaray Clinics in Sadr City

US opens clinics for patients in Iraq but for short time due to security reasons

No talks with U.S. occupation troops, Sadr aide says

Sadr's group adds fuel to the fire in Baghdad.

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