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Iraq top Shiite cleric raises concern over security pact with US

by Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani came as the 275-seat parliament prepared for a Nov. 24 vote on the pact, which would allow U.S. troops to stay in Iraq for three more years.   Al-Sistani has ... by a comfortable majority in parliament.   According to AFP , a senior official close to al-Sistani has ...

16/05/2010 - 17:31 - comment 1

US troops uncover ''large weapons cache'' as Iraq top Shiite cleric rejects provisional assembly plan

and the political and security situation will deteriorate," al-Sistani said in a statement released by his office Sunday.     Al-Sistani is the spiritual leader of most of Iraq's majority Shiites.     In addition, Al-Sistani said only an elected legislature can ratify the presence of US-led ...

18/05/2010 - 13:21 - comment 0

Iraq's top Shiite cleric returns in bid to ''rescue'' Najaf

erupted in Najaf.     "His eminence Grand Ayatollah al-Sistani will arrive in beloved Iraq ... al-Sistani, on Wednesday arrived back in the country. Iraq's top Shiite cleric, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, on Wednesday arrived back in the country.     Al-Sistani ...

18/05/2010 - 13:08 - comment 0

UN team holds meeting with Iraq's senior Shiite cleric

power to Iraqis on June 30.     The United Nations specialists met with Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Husseini al-Sistani at his home in the Shiite holy city of Najaf amid tight security, with Iraqi police ... al-Sistani's office said the team was inside.     Al-Sistani threw US plans for the transfer of power ...

18/05/2010 - 13:19 - comment 0

Iraqi Ayatollah says Assad and Maliki need to go

The Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani said the best way to end the growing sectarian violence in the region is for Assad and Maliki to step down; down home Palestinian recipes; no Egypt for Banksy; and one year anniversary of Israel's attack on Gaza. ...

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Iraq's top Shiite cleric suffers health problem, to be treated in London

Iraq's top Shiite cleric, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, passed through Beirut on his way to London Friday to receive treatment for a heart condition Iraq's top Shiite cleric, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, passed through Beirut on his way to London ...

18/05/2010 - 13:09 - comment 0

Fighters loyal to al-Sadr agree to hand control of Najaf shrine

been undergoing medical treatment in London, said al-Sistani agreed. "If they want to hand over ... Shiite cleric, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Husseini al-Sistani, agreed to take control of the shrine, which ... the keys to the shrine could be handed over later Friday to religious authorities under al-Sistani.     ...

18/05/2010 - 13:08 - comment 0

Powell: New Iraq government can't veto US military decisions; Top Shiite cleric backs new leaders

  Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Husseini al-Sistani said that the new government lacks ... shoulders," al-Sistani said in a statement released by his office and quoted by news agencies.     With the new government set to take over in weeks, al-Sistani said the main missions were to secure Iraq's ...

18/05/2010 - 13:12 - comment 0

Iraq: Top Shiite cleric agrees on interim constitution

Iraqi Governing Council members and Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Husseini al-Sistani, who had reservations ... earlier had refused to sign the constitution because of al-Sistani's opposition to certain clauses, ...

18/05/2010 - 13:17 - comment 0

Iraqi bomber killed, three US troops wounded in explosion attack as efforts continue regarding constitution

Governing Council conferred with the country's top Shiite cleric, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Husseini al-Sistani, to resolve a dispute that delayed the signing of an interim constitution.     Al-Sistani ...

18/05/2010 - 13:17 - comment 0