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Michael Georgy

In Iraq’s parliament, Shi’ite militia leaders plan to call the shots

13 Nov 2018

BAGHDAD In May, Hassan Fada'am traded his military fatigues for a suit when he became one of 45 Shi'ite militiamen elected to Iraq's 329-seat parliament.

Iran's Revolutionary Guards threaten to avenge military parade attack

25 Sep 2018

DUBAI Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards vowed on Sunday to exact "deadly and unforgettable" vengeance for an attack on a military parade that killed 25 people, including 12 of their comrades, and Tehran accused Gulf Arab states of backing the gunmen. | Video

Iran schlägt nach Anschlag scharfe Töne gegen USA an

23 Sep 2018

Dubai Nach dem Anschlag auf eine Militärparade im Iran mit 25 Toten verschärft Präsident Hassan Ruhani seinen Ton gegen die USA.

Iran's Khamenei blames Gulf Arab states for military parade attack

23 Sep 2018

DUBAI Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei accused U.S.-backed Gulf Arab states of carrying out a shooting attack on a military parade that killed 25 people, almost half of them members of the country's elite Revolutionary Guards. | Video

Election recount, Baghdad bomb fuel Iraq tensions

07 Jun 2018

BAGHDAD Iraqi cleric Moqtada al-Sadr called on his followers on Thursday to remain calm after an explosion killed 18 people in his main stronghold in Baghdad just hours after parliament called for a recount of votes in an election his bloc won. | Video

U.S. in contact with Iraqi ex-foe Sadr after his surprise election win - Sadr aide

23 May 2018

BAGHDAD The United States has contacted members of a political bloc in Iraq led by a former foe, the Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, after his election win put him in a strong position to influence the formation of a new government, a top Sadr aide said.

Cleric Moqtada al-Sadr's bloc wins Iraq election

19 May 2018

BAGHDAD A political bloc led by populist Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, a long-time adversary of the United States who also opposes Iranian influence in Iraq, has won the country's parliamentary election, the electoral commission said on Saturday.

Shi'ite cleric's election win puts Iran to the test in Iraq

15 May 2018

Baghdad Already pressured by the U.S. withdrawal from the nuclear deal, Iran faces a major test in managing Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, a formidable opponent who beat Tehran's longtime allies to achieve a shock victory in Iraq's parliamentary election. | Video

Fiery cleric Sadr taps anger over Iran to lead Iraq poll

14 May 2018

BAGHDAD Nationalist Shi'ite Cleric Moqtada al Sadr took a surprise lead in Iraq's elections by tapping into public resentment with Iran and what some voters say is a corrupt political elite it supports.

Fiery cleric Sadr taps anger over Iran to lead Iraq poll

14 May 2018

BAGHDAD Nationalist Shi'ite Cleric Moqtada al Sadr took a surprise lead in Iraq's elections by tapping into public resentment with Iran and what some voters say is a corrupt political elite it supports.

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