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Cleric Moqtada al-Sadr’s bloc wins Iraq election

4 months, 29 days ago
A political bloc led by populist cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, a long-time adversary of the United States who also opposes Iranian influence in Iraq, has won the country’s parliamentary election.

Cleric eyes government as election upset rocks Iraq

5 months, 2 days ago
BAGHDAD: Populist Shia cleric Moqtada Sadr on Tuesday eyed a broad coalition after appearing to deal a blow to both Iranian and American influence with a shock election triumph that has upended Iraqi politics. Counting was still ongoing…

Gulen ‘not worried’ about extradition to Turkey

1 year, 2 months ago
PARIS: US-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, blamed by Ankara for a failed coup attempt a year ago, told French TV Tuesday that he did not believe he would be extradited to Turkey. Turkey marked the first anniversary of the attempted…

Saudi grand mufti urges businessmen to help troops

2 years, 2 months ago
RIYADH: Saudi Arabia's most senior cleric has urged businessmen and banks to set up a fund to help soldiers stationed along the southern border with Yemen to pay their bills back home, Saudi media reported on Thursday.

Afghan cleric arrested for marrying six-year-old girl

2 years, 2 months ago
KABUL: An elderly Afghan cleric has been arrested after he married a six-year-old girl, officials said Friday, in the latest case highlighting the scourge of child marriages in the war-battered country.