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Iraq's finance minister resigns at anti-Maliki protest

Rafa al-Essawi, one of the government's few ... Iraq’s Finance Minister Rafa al-Essawi announced his resignation on Friday at an anti-government Sunni ... Iraq) Iraq’s Finance Minister Rafa al-Essawi announced his resignation on Friday ...

02/03/2013 - 06:04 - comment 0

Protestors in Iraq block highway, call for PM to step down

after nine guards loyal to Finance Minister Rafa al-Essawi were arrested and charged with terrorism ... guards loyal to Finance Minister Rafa al-Essawi were arrested and charged with terrorism offences ... to the finance minister, Iraqis take to the streets to demand that Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki stands down. ...

23/12/2012 - 13:08 - comment 0

Iraq forces arrest Sunni MP in violent raid, kill brother and 5 guards

last year after Rafa al-Essawi, a prominent Sunni politician, was arrested on terrorism charges. ... on Saturday, igniting clashes that killed his brother and five guards and arresting him, an Al Arabiya ... an Al Arabiya correspondent reported, citing police sources. "Security forces attacked ...

28/12/2013 - 14:35 - comment 0

Shias begin counter pro-government protests in Iraq

nine guards of Finance Minister Rafa al-Essawi , a top member of the secular Sunni-backed party ... for Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. Thousands of loyalists took to the streets ... al-Maliki , AFP reported on Tuesday. According to the report, Tuesday's pro-government rallies ...

08/01/2013 - 14:31 - comment 0

At least 14 killed in Iraq protest site raid, 44 MPs resign in wake of violence

following the arrest of guards of the former Sunni Finance Minister Rafa Al Essawi on terrorism charges. ... that Iraqi President Nour Al Maliki had previously described as a headquarter for Al Qaeda. ... "dismantled" the Sunni Arab protest camp that Iraqi President Nour Al Maliki had previously described ...

31/12/2013 - 11:32 - comment 0

Hundreds of prisoners freed to try to curb the tide of protests in Iraq

arrest of at least nine guards of Sunni Finance Minister Rafa al-Essawi.Essawi is a leading member ... of efforts to curb weeks of rallies by meeting key demands of protestors. Prime Minister Nouri al ... authorities.  Justice ministry officials released 178 inmates on Monday, spokesman Haidar al-Saadi said, ...

15/01/2013 - 05:49 - comment 0

Iraq's election commission resigns en masse, April 30 polls in jeopardy

Rafa Al Essawi who is a Maliki opponent, from participating in the election , for example.  ... for the chairman's approval." IHEC spokesman Safa Al Mussawi told AFP. "They [the board] are very ... the country.  Shiite Prime Minister Nuri Al Maliki's candidacy for a third term has often been ...

25/03/2014 - 18:00 - comment 0

Shiite cleric predicts ‘Iraqi Spring’ as Sunnis continue to protest

al-Essawi, a Sunni Arab and a leading member of the secular Sunni-backed Iraqiya bloc which, while part ... Muqtada al-Sadr threw his weight Tuesday behind Sunni demonstrations against Prime Minister Nuri al ... occupation Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr threw his weight Tuesday behind Sunni demonstrations against Prime ...

02/01/2013 - 07:00 - comment 0

Iraq closes its borders to Jordan after highway protests

after authorities arrested the bodyguards of Sunni finance minister Rafa al-Essawi.  Opposition demonstrators have accused Shia prime minister, Nouri al-Maliki , of abusing counter-terror legislation ... © 2012 Al Bawaba (Albawaba.com) (discontent among sunnis which has led ...

09/01/2013 - 12:36 - comment 0

Iraq PM sends police to "dismantle" Anbar protest site, says "headquarters for Al Qaeda"

and influential Sunni Arab politician, Rafi Al Essawi, on charges related to terrorism. The arrests sparked ... to "dismantle" Iraq's main anti-government protest site in Anbar province that Prime Minister Nuri Al Maliki has called the headquarters for Al Qaeda leadership. Iraqi police were ...

30/12/2013 - 10:29 - comment 0