IRAQ CLERIC SADR DEMANDS GOVERNMENT RESIGN AS DEADLY PROTESTS SPIKE

IRAQ CLERIC SADR DEMANDS GOVERNMENT RESIGN AS DEADLY PROTESTS SPIKE

HE SAID HE COULD NOT KEEP SILENT AS IRAQI BLOOD WAS BEING SHED.

He said he could "not keep silent" as Iraqi blood was being shed.

Iraqi firebrand cleric Moqtada Sadr called on the government to resign as violence spiked Friday across the country and protesters clashed with police on the fourth day of deadly demonstrations against corruption and...

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IRAQI SECURITY FORCES FIRE ON DEMONSTRATORS AT LEAST 17 KILLED


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WHAT ARE THE REASONS BEHIND MUQTADA AL-SADR'S RETURN?


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MASS GRAVES FOUND IN WESTERN IRAQ


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8th July, 2016 354

FOR KURDS IN BAGHDAD, THE FAILED KURDISH INDEPENDENCE BID PROVOKES AN IDENTITY CRISIS


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7th September, 2014 255

CAR BOMB CLAIMED BY ISIS KILLS DOZENS IN BAGHDAD MARKET


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11th May, 2016 242

A CORRUPT DEAL FOR FAKE SECURITY WANDS LEFT IRAQ VULNERABLE TO BAGHDAD BOMB BLAST


Abadi, the interior ministry spokesman, said he expected them to be gradually withdrawn after the prime minister's order... READ MORE

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PM HAIDER AL-ABADI ORDERS ARREST OF PARLIAMENT PROTESTERS


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1st May, 2016 166

IRAQI KURDS APPROVE SENDING FIGHTERS TO AID SYRIAN TOWN


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