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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-Maliki ... occupation Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr threw his weight Tuesday behind Sunni demonstrations against Prime ...

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

Major Sunni bloc to boycott Iraq election

A major Sunni bloc said on Saturday it will boycot Iraq's March 7 general election because of Iranian interference. A major Sunni ... interference. The National Dialogue Front led by Saleh al-Mutlak, a leading Sunni MP banned from the election ...

20/06/2010 - 11:10 - comment 0

Iraqi PM calls for Fallujah residents, tribes to help fight against "terrorists"

Iraqiya state TV reported on Monday.Maliki called on "the people of Fallujah and its tribes to expel ... offensive in the Sunni province, Reuters reported local officials as saying. ISIL has been steadily tightening its grip in the vast Anbar province in recent months in a bid to create a Sunni Muslim state ...

06/01/2014 - 09:47 - comment 0

Could Iraq's protests lead to a whole new state? Sunnis look for secession

saying a new state for Sunnis is the end game. On 28 December 2012, ... in their support were held in several other Sunni-majority parts of the country. The protests were triggered ... secessionist movement taking shape in western Iraq. “The protests and sit-ins we have seen in Sunni ...

30/12/2012 - 20:37 - comment 0

Senior Sunni figure speaks out against Iraqi PM as divides deepen

as a provocation. Nujaifi belongs to the more moderate wing of the Sunni-backed Iraqiya block in parliament, ... The most senior elected Sunni representative in Iraq ... the country's Sunni Muslims or mass protests could spiral out of control, a top Sunni leader said. ...

14/01/2013 - 05:51 - comment 0

Iraq's finance minister resigns at anti-Maliki protest

of Essawi, a leading Sunni and Iraqiya member, would not be accepted until an investigation into “his ... remaining Sunni minister decides to submit his resignation at an anti-government protest on Friday. Iraq’s Finance Minister Rafa al-Essawi announced his resignation on Friday at an anti-government Sunni ...

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

Iraq: At least 14 dead in Baghdad blasts

Two suicide bombers struck in a Sunni Arab district ... Two suicide bombers struck in a Sunni Arab district of Baghdad on Monday, killing at least 14 people ... rise. Baghdad security spokesman Brigadier-General Qassim Moussawi told Iraqiya state television ...

17/05/2010 - 21:32 - comment 0

Gunmen kill two Iraqi soldiers in apparent revenge for killing of protesters

the Sunni-backed Iraqiya bloc, the main Kurdish alliance and the movement loyal to powerful Shiite cleric Moqtada ... during clashes with Sunni Muslim protesters in Falluja in escalating unrest against Shiite Prime ... of them on fire.  Thousands of Sunnis have taken to the streets to protest against mistreatment ...

27/01/2013 - 07:44 - comment 0

Iraqi VP rejects death sentence

and a manager of security services. Since his escape, Mr. Hashemi, one of Iraq's most senior Sunni ... of manipulating the Iraqi judiciary. The secular Iraqiya bloc had set the tone early Monday morning. "The ... and predictable," Iraqiya said in a statement that directed the responsibility towards Mr. Maliki. It should ...

10/09/2012 - 13:50 - comment 0

Allawi bloc suspends coalition talks

Iraqiya bloc said the secular group objected to Maliki's labelling of them as a "Sunni ... with (Maliki's) State of Law," she was quoted as saying by AFP. "We are not a Sunni bloc, we ... she said. Iraqiya won the poll with 91 seats in the 325-member Council of Representatives, while ...

25/03/2012 - 13:31 - comment 0