Iraq’s Supreme Judicial Council has issued arrest warrants for 20 people accused of involvement in a blast that killed 18 people in the Baghdad stronghold of cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, whose bloc won an election marred by fraud allegations, state TV reported. Nationalist Sadr and Iranian-backed paramilitary chief Hadi al-Amiri, who[…]
Iraq’s parliament has ordered a full recount of the country’s recent parliamentary election that resulted in a shock victory for Shia leader Muqtada al-Sadr. The country’s outgoing 328-seat parliament voted in favour of a manual recount of all 11 million ballots from the May 12 poll in response to charges[…]
While final results for Iraq’s parliamentary election expected on Monday, preliminary figures point towards the two main Shia lists as the leading contenders. Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi’s list appears to be in the lead, followed by influential Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr’s alliance, an election commission source and a security official[…]
At least five protesters and two policeman have been killed in the Iraqi capital during a rally by thousands calling for an overhaul of the electoral system, according to police. Iraqi security forces fired tear gas and rubber-coated bullets at thousands of supporters of Muqtada al-Sadr, an influential Shia leader,[…]
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