Muqtada al-Sadr - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Muqtada al-Sadr At Baghdad rally, Iraq cleric threatens to boycott elections BAGHDAD (AP) — An influential Iraqi Shiite cleric addressed thousands of anti-government protesters who filled the streets of downtown Baghdad on Friday, threatening to boycott the country's upcoming provincial elections if the committee overseeing the vote is not overhauled. Muqtada al-Sadr's remarks reflect persistent political power struggles in Baghda... Fri, 24 Mar 2017 09:43:00 GMT 2017-03-24T09:43:00Z Official: IS kills 8 Iraqi militia near Tikrit BAGHDAD (AP) — The Islamic State group attacked a battalion of state-sponsored militia southeast of Tikrit on Friday, killing at least eight militia members, an intelligence official said. IS claimed responsibility for the attack in a statement posted by its Aamaq news agency. The statement said IS fighters had struck the 9th Battalion of the Popular Mobilization Forces, "ki... Fri, 17 Feb 2017 19:02:00 GMT 2017-02-17T19:02:00Z Rockets hit Baghdad's Green Zone after protests turn violent BAGHDAD (AP) — Two rockets landed in Baghdad's highly fortified Green Zone on Saturday night following clashes at anti-government protests that left five dead, according to Iraqi security and hospital officials. The rocket attack left no casualties as the munitions landed on the parade grounds in the center of the highly fortified Baghdad compound that is... Sat, 11 Feb 2017 19:09:00 GMT 2017-02-11T19:09:00Z Iraqi lawmakers urge ban on Americans after Trump order BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi lawmakers Monday called for banning Americans from entering the country after U.S. President Donald Trump signed an executive order suspending immigration from Iraq and citizens of six other Muslim majority nations. The vote is not binding on the Iraqi government, but it still could strain relations between Baghdad and Washington amid... Mon, 30 Jan 2017 19:16:00 GMT 2017-01-30T19:16:00Z Trump ban inspires wide anger, some applause across world LONDON (AP) — Anger and dismay, along with congratulations from Europe's far-right, rippled across the world Sunday as politicians, community leaders and even a sports star reacted to the entry ban U.S. President Donald Trump imposed on refugees and citizens of seven Muslim-majority nations. As the realization sank in that people with dual-citizenship who... Sun, 29 Jan 2017 19:32:00 GMT 2017-01-29T19:32:00Z Shock and indifference to Trump ban on Mosul frontline MOSUL, Iraq (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump's executive order temporarily banning citizens from Iraq and six other Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States was met with mixed reactions in Mosul, where Iraqi soldiers are working closely with a U.S.-led coalition in a tough fight against the Islamic State group. But while many Iraqi sold... Sun, 29 Jan 2017 17:34:00 GMT 2017-01-29T17:34:00Z