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Moqtada Sadr

Cleric eyes government as election upset rocks Iraq

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…

Iraq cleric Moqtada Sadr urges Assad to step down

NAJAF: Influential Iraqi cleric Moqtada Sadr on Saturday called on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to step down, also calling on Washington and Moscow to stop intervening in the conflict. The young Najaf-based Shiite cleric condemned…