December 7, 2022
PAKISTAN

Supporters of Moqtada Sadr stage a sit-in outside a courthouse

BAGHDAD: Tuesday’s sit-in by supporters of Iraqi cleric Moqtada Sadr outside the supreme court raised the stakes in a conflict with an adversarial coalition.In order to monitor the situation, caretaker prime minister Mustafa al-Kadhemi cut short a trip to Egypt, where he was scheduled to participate in a summit of five nations. According to his […]

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International

Sadrists are told to leave parliament, but they continue to demonstrate

BAGHDAD: As calls for negotiation between political opponents grow, a senior official from the Iraqi Sadrist movement urged his followers to take their four-day occupation of the parliament outside on Tuesday. A rival Shiite faction’s choice for prime minister incited supporters of influential preacher Moqtada Sadr, whose political bloc in elections in October won the […]

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International

The supporters of Sadr secure a permanent residence in the Iraqi parliament

BAGHDAD: For a second day on Sunday, hundreds of supporters of prominent Iraqi Shia cleric Moqtada Sadr occupied the country’s parliament to demonstrate political corruption. They rushed the complex on Saturday despite tear gas, water cannons, and sweltering temperatures that reached 47 degrees Celsius after knocking down sizable concrete barricades on motorways leading to Baghdad’s […]

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