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Shia powerhouse al-Sistani helped shape today’s Iraq
Egypt

Shia powerhouse al-Sistani helped shape today’s Iraq

One highlight of Pope Francis’ historic visit to Iraq is his meeting Saturday with a revered religious leader for Shia…
Pope Francis holds historic meeting with Iraq’s top Shia cleric
Middle East

Pope Francis holds historic meeting with Iraq’s top Shia cleric

NAJAF, Iraq (Reuters) – Pope Francis held a historic meeting with Iraq’s top Shi’ite cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani on…
In Iraq a father faces militia power as he seeks missing son
Egypt

In Iraq a father faces militia power as he seeks missing son

BAGHDAD (AP) — In the span of 30 seconds, Ali Jasb, a young rights lawyer, vanished into the night in…
Iraq’s top Shia cleric backs early parliamentary elections
Middle East

Iraq’s top Shia cleric backs early parliamentary elections

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq’s top Shia cleric on Sunday threw his support behind the prime minister’s announcement to hold parliamentary…
Israel strikes Hezbollah posts in Lebanon after firing at troops, military says
Middle East

Israel strikes Hezbollah posts in Lebanon after firing at troops, military says

TEL AVIV (Reuters) – Israeli aircraft struck posts belonging to the Lebanese Shia group Hezbollah early on Wednesday after shots…
Iraqis mass to urge US troop ouster, rival rallies turn deadly
Middle East

Iraqis mass to urge US troop ouster, rival rallies turn deadly

Two anti-government protesters were killed in clashes with security forces in the Iraqi capital on Friday, hours after thousands of…
Iraq passes electoral reforms but deadlock remains
Middle East

Iraq passes electoral reforms but deadlock remains

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Iraq’s parliament approved on Tuesday a new electoral law, a key demand of protesters to make elections…
Iraq protests resume as political paralysis deepens
Middle East

Iraq protests resume as political paralysis deepens

Thousands of protesters blocked roads and bridges across southern Iraq on Monday, condemning Iranian influence and political leaders who missed…
Hezbollah supporters attack several protest camps in Lebanon
Middle East

Hezbollah supporters attack several protest camps in Lebanon

BEIRUT (AP) — Assailants attacked several protest camps in north and south Lebanon early on Tuesday, according to state-run media,…
Lebanese army clashes with supporters of Hezbollah, Amal in Beirut
Middle East

Lebanese army clashes with supporters of Hezbollah, Amal in Beirut

BEIRUT (Reuters) – Lebanese troops lobbed tear gas on Tuesday to disperse supporters of Shi’ite groups Hezbollah and Amal who…
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