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Earlier this year, al-Sadr had called on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to
August 17, 2017 - 09:31 GMT
UAE owned publications say Moqtada al-Sadr's visit to Abu Dhabi and Riyadh was triggered after the leader publicly opposed Tehran's regional politics.
40,000 troops have surrounded the city. (AFP)
August 17, 2017 - 08:52 GMT
40,000 troops have surrounded the city.
This move is the latest indication of developing alliances between the gulf and Iraq. (AFP)
August 15, 2017 - 13:36 GMT
For the past 27 years the border has been closed aside from once annually for the Hajj pilgrimage.
An Iraqi soldier in Mosul. (AFP)
August 15, 2017 - 08:44 GMT
Iraq's prime minister has refused pressure from Bahrain to join the Saudi-led diplomatic and economic offensive aimed at Doha.
While the groups are united against IS, the potential for sectarian tension remains a concern. (AFP)
August 15, 2017 - 08:31 GMT
While the groups are united against IS, the potential for sectarian tension remains a concern.
Saudi Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih (R) and Iraqi Oil Minister Jabbar al-Luaybi hold a joint press conference in the Saudi Red Sea resort. (AFP)
August 15, 2017 - 07:59 GMT
Saudi Arabia and Iraq launch joint trade commission.
Moqtada al-Sadr. (file/photo)
August 14, 2017 - 16:30 GMT
Who is Iraqi Shia cleric Moqtada al-Sadr?
Iraqi Shia cleric Moqtada al-Sadr. (File/photo)
August 14, 2017 - 12:00 GMT
Iraqi Shia cleric Moqtada al-Sadr visits Abu Dhabi Crown Prince, calling for better relations between Iraq and UAE.
It is likely there will be bloodshed as different religious and political groups clash in post-ISIS Iraq. (AFP)
August 14, 2017 - 11:27 GMT
It is likely there will be bloodshed as different religious and political groups clash in post-ISIS Iraq.
The Iraqi Kurdistan Region will hold its contentious independence referendum on September 25 despite misgivings by the United States (AFP)
August 12, 2017 - 13:00 GMT
The Iraqi Kurdistan Region will hold its contentious independence referendum on September 25 despite misgivings by the United States.
In early July, Iraqi forces decisively dislodged Daesh from Mosul, which the terrorist group overran in 2014. (AFP)
August 09, 2017 - 08:12 GMT
As military operations launch in IS-held areas of Iraq, a mass evacuation is set to take place.
A Hashd al-Shaabi fighter in 2015 (Wikimedia Commons)
August 05, 2017 - 17:00 GMT
Iraqi PM Haidar al-Abadi on Saturday rejected a call by firebrand Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr to dissolve the Hashd al-Shaabi militia.
A Blackwater helicopter circles the site of a car bombing in Baghdad, 2004 (Wikimedia Commons)
August 05, 2017 - 09:00 GMT
A U.S. appeals court on Friday threw out the first-degree murder conviction of a former Blackwater contractor who was sentenced to life in prison for his role in the killings of at least 17 Iraqi civilians in 2007.
Militia fighters from the Popular Mobilization Forces celebrate a victory against Daesh, June 2016 (Wikimedia Commons)
August 05, 2017 - 07:17 GMT
Sadr was speaking to thousands of supporters in the Iraqi capital after a rare visit at the weekend to Sunni-ruled regional kingpin Saudi Arabia, a staunch rival of the Shia-dominated Islamic republic of Iran.
Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman met Sadr in a rare meeting on Monday. (AFP)
August 02, 2017 - 15:00 GMT
Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman met Sadr in a rare meeting on Monday, where the two leaders discussed "improving trade relations" via a new Saudi consulate in Najaf.
General Abdulwaheed Shannan Al Rabbat attempted to prosecute the former British Prime Minister for invading Iraq in 2003. (AFP/File)
August 01, 2017 - 08:14 GMT
General Abdulwaheed Shannan Al Rabbat attempted to prosecute the former British Prime Minister for invading Iraq in 2003.