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Will a Sadrist-led Govt improve Iraq-Turkey relations?

From Amwaj Media. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Will a Sadrist-led government improve Iraq-Turkey relations? Shiite leader Muqtada Al-Sadr is likely to form a "national majority" government after his political movement won 73 of the Iraqi parliament's 329 seats in the […]

Sadr Committed to forming Iraq's first Majority Govt

By Al Monitor staff. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Sadr committed to forming Iraq's first majority government The Coordination Framework, comprised of several Shiite parties is seeking a national unity coalition modeled on previous governments, while Sadr whose bloc won […]

Al-Sadr uses Personal Diplomacy in search of Iraqi Deal

By Mustafa Saadoun for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Muqtada Sadr uses personal diplomacy in search of Iraqi deal Populist cleric Muqtada al-Sadr is seeking to close the deal among Iraq's Shiite parties. Click here to read the […]

The Conflict at the Heart of Iraq's Intra-Shiite Deadlock

From Amwaj Media. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The conflict at the heart of Iraq's intra-Shiite deadlock It is impossible to accurately predict the ultimate outcome of Iraq's Oct. 10 parliamentary elections. The wide-ranging discussions that are under way to form […]

Sadrists "in Talks on Forming Government"

By Adnan Abu Zeed for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq's Sadrist movement in talks on forming government At a time when the Sadrist movement is seeking understandings with Shiite, Sunni and Kurdish parties to form a government, […]

Sadr, Independents Win under Iraq's New Election Law

By Mustafa Saadoun for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Sadr and independents biggest winners under Iraq's new election law The new election law was beneficial for large political blocs and independents, but it also harmed a number of […]

Video: Iraqi Opposition Rejects Election Results

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Opposition in southern Iraq rejects election results The Shia Muslim cleric Moqtada al-Sadr has claimed victory in Iraq's election, but some of the main political parties have rejected the results. Al Jazeera's Mahmoud […]

Abadi Faces New Cabinet Deadline

By Simon Kent. Hard-line cleric Moqtada al Sadr has given PM Haider al Abadi (pictured) until this afternoon to announce new nominees for a new "technocratic cabinet," a reform idea first touted in February, although the composition of the cabinet will depend on parliament. Abadi has called on parliament "to convene immediately in order to overcome the […]

Moqtada al Sadr Demands Release of Turkish Hostages

By Simon Kent.  Shi'a cleric Moqtada al Sadr has again challenged the media image of himself as a radical "firebrand" by demanding the release of the 17 Turkish construction workers kidnapped in early September. The cleric has long had a reputation for violent anti government, anti-western and sectarian politics, after running the militias the Jaish […]

Justice Ministry Official Kidnapped in Baghdad

By Simon Kent. Various sources have reported Tuesday that acting deputy justice minister Abdel Karim Faris was kidnapped in northern Baghdad, by "black clad" assailants. One source Iraq Business News spoke with speculated that terrorists had taken advantage of PM Haidar al Abadi's recent decision to cut security staff for politicians, but in the absence of details we […]

Sadr Reconsiders Political Role, Mahdi Army

By Ali Abdel Sadah for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The armed clashes between the Mahdi Army and Asa’ib Ahl al-Haq that took place in east Baghdad at the beginning of August aroused concerns that armed conflicts might prevail in the streets once […]