Muqtada Al-Sadr

Type: Person
Name: Muqtada Al-Sadr (Moqtada Alsadr)
Title: Muslim Shia Leader in Iraq
Date of Birth: 1974
Nationality: Iraq
Fact Sheet: Biography for Muqtada Al-Sadr
First reported 2 hours ago - Updated 2 hours ago - 1 reports

Making the most of it

TO ENTER Baghdad's sprawling al-Zawra amusement park visitors must pass through security pat-downs before boarding red British double-decker busses—"Mind Your Head" a sign inside reads in English—that shuttle them along the mile long, blast wall-lined ... [Published The Economist - 2 hours ago]
Entities: Iraq, Iraqis, Sunni Islam
First reported 20 hours ago - Updated 20 hours ago - 1 reports

Behind Door Number Three in Iraq

Evaluating Obama’s options in Iraq requires a careful look at what did–and more importantly, what didn’t–work about the Bush administration’s 2007 “troop surge” in the country. (Photo: Expert Infantry / Flickr)Governments around the world—and their expensive ... [Published Foreign Policy In Focus - 20 hours ago]
First reported Jul 22 2014 - Updated Jul 23 2014 - 1 reports

50 parliamentary candidates compete for Iraq's presidency

An Iraqi state-run newspaper reported yesterday that 50 Iraqis nominated themselves for the post of president in the next elections.Iraqi Parliament Speaker Salim Al-Jabouri announced the acceptance of candidacy applications from those willing to compete ... [Published Middle East Monitor - Jul 22 2014]
First reported Jul 19 2014 - Updated Jul 20 2014 - 1 reports

Miladinov and al-Sadr confirm the importance of forming a government to suit all components of the Iraqi people

Najaf / NINA / Cleric Muqtada al-Sadr and the Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations Nikolai Miladinov confirmed on Saturday the importance of the formation of a national government that is suitable for all spectra of the ... [Published National Iraq News Agency - Jul 19 2014]
First reported Jul 18 2014 - Updated Jul 18 2014 - 1 reports

Events in Iraq

Followers of Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr attend open-air Friday prayers in the Shiite stronghold of Sadr City, Baghdad, Iraq, July 18, 2 ... [Published VOA News - Jul 18 2014]
First reported Jul 17 2014 - Updated Jul 18 2014 - 2 reports

Shia volunteers flock to defend Iraqi shrine - Middle East

Followers of the Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr have gathered in the Iraqi city of Samarra, home to the Askari shrine, one of the most venerated sites for Shia Muslims. Footage shot by a freelance cameraman in and around the city on Tuesday showed truckloads ... [Published DailyMe.Com - Jul 17 2014]
First reported Jul 14 2014 - Updated Jul 14 2014 - 1 reports

In Iraq’s most sacred city, a governor from Michigan holds sway

NAJAF, Iraq — The governor of Iraq’s most sacred territory is a slick-haired, sharp-dressed, foul-mouthed, sleep-deprived workaholic who’s lost track of how many times he’s been hauled into court on charges of abuse of power: "Maybe 10? Twenty?"Najaf ... [Published Stars and Stripes - Jul 14 2014]
Entities: an-Najaf, Iraq, Shia Islam
First reported Jul 08 2014 - Updated Jul 09 2014 - 1 reports

Muqtada al-Sadr meets with the military leadership of "Peace Brigades"

Najaf / NINA / The cleric Muqtada al-Sadr met with the military leadership of (Peace Brigades) in charge of the defense of the holy sites.An official source in the Sadr office said that he listen to, "a detailed explanation for the military situation ... [Published National Iraq News Agency - Jul 08 2014]
First reported Jul 08 2014 - Updated Jul 08 2014 - 1 reports

The Two Competing Middle-Run Scenarios for Iraq

The worldwide attention to the growing strength of the forces led by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has spawned an enormous debate about what ought to be done by all non-ISIS actors to contain what is widely perceived as a very dangerous movement. ... [Published Toward Freedom - Jul 08 2014]
First reported Jul 02 2014 - Updated Jul 02 2014 - 1 reports

Iraq's own Tea Party?

For more What in the World watch Sundays at 10 a.m. & 1 p.m. ET on CNN By staff It seems that everyone – President Obama, John Kerry, NATO, Grand Ayatollah Sistani, even the Iranian government – has the same advice for the Prime Minister of Iraq, Nuri ... [Published CNN - Jul 02 2014]
First reported Jul 01 2014 - Updated Jul 01 2014 - 1 reports

Iraq's National Alliance fails to agree on an alternative to Al-Maliki

Leaders of Iraq's National Alliance failed to reach an agreement on a candidate for the prime minister position to succeed Nouri Al-Maliki, Al-Araby Al-Jadid reported Tuesday.Meanwhile, prior to the beginning of the first session of the new Iraqi parliament ... [Published Middle East Monitor - Jul 01 2014]
First reported Jun 29 2014 - Updated Jun 29 2014 - 1 reports

Saudi Press Roundup

Iran getting undue importanceThe US has made several mistakes in our region. The latest one is its insistence on involving Iran in the formation of a new Iraqi government. The question is why Iran and why they do not approach Ayatullah Ali Al-Sistani ... [Published Arab News - Jun 29 2014]

Quotes

An official source from the special office of al-Sadr said that "the two sides discussed developments in the political process and field conditions, especially with regard to the displaced file and military field file."

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Making the most of it [Published The Economist - 2 hours ago]
Behind Door Number Three in Iraq [Published Foreign Policy In Focus - 20 hours ago]
The Crisis In Iraq: Root Causes And Future Outl... [Published Eurasia Review - Jul 26 2014]
An Epic Flag-Burning Fail in Iraq [Published Vocativ - Jul 25 2014]
The USA and Iran: united for a “New” Iraq [Published open Democracy News Analysis - - Jul 25 2014]
50 parliamentary candidates compete for Iraq's ... [Published Middle East Monitor - Jul 22 2014]
Miladinov and al-Sadr confirm the importance of... [Published National Iraq News Agency - Jul 19 2014]
Diverse Shiite Militias Highlight Iraq Division [Published World Politics Review - Jul 19 2014]
Events in Iraq [Published VOA News - Jul 18 2014]
Winners of Medal of Excellence for the Most Inf... [Published KXXV-TV - Jul 18 2014]
Shia volunteers flock to defend Iraqi shrine - ... [Published DailyMe.Com - Jul 17 2014]
Shia volunteers flock to defend Iraqi shrine [Published Yahoo! UK and Ireland - Jul 17 2014]
Middle East through the Looking Glass [Published Global Politician - Jul 17 2014]
Winners of Medal of Excellence for the Most Inf... [Published CBS Detroit - Jul 17 2014]
To bring Iraq back from the brink [Published New York Post - Jul 17 2014]
Shia Militias in Baghdad Prepares to Take on ISIS [Published Breitbart.com - Jul 16 2014]
Shia Militias in Baghdad Prepares to Take on ISIS [Published Breitbart Feed - Jul 16 2014]
The Shia Militia Plans for War on ISIS [Published Daily Beast - Jul 16 2014]
The Battle for Baghdad - 14 July 2014 [Published Boston IMC - Jul 14 2014]
Volunteers help Iraqi forces slow ISIL advance ... [Published Reuters Video: Top News - Jul 14 2014]
How Iraq was lost: The inside story of U.S. bun... [Published Toronto Star Online - Jul 14 2014]
In Iraq’s most sacred city, a governor from Mic... [Published Stars and Stripes - Jul 14 2014]
Iraq illusions [Published Iran Focus - Jul 12 2014]
Barzani blames Maliki for partition war in Iraq [Published AlMonitor - Jul 10 2014]
A call to arms: what lies beneath Sistani’s pot... [Published open Democracy News Analysis - - Jul 10 2014]
Bruised Iraqi army leans on volunteers [Published Kashmir Observer - Jul 10 2014]
Battle for Baghdad [Published ZNet - Jul 10 2014]
/8/ Snipers of ISIS gangs killed in Diyala [Published National Iraq News Agency - Jul 09 2014]
Inside Iraq's political stalemate [Published Yahoo! Maktoob News - Jul 08 2014]
Iraq: what next? [Published Daily Times - Jul 08 2014]
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Shia Militias in Baghdad Prepares to Take on ISIS [Published Breitbart Feed - Jul 16 2014]
Via the Daily Beast:  A commander of Moqtada al Sadr’s newly renamed “Peace Brigades” describes plans to reunify Iraq—with a little help from Iran. Will they fight ISIS as hard as they fought the U.S. Army? SADR CITY, Iraq — Suicide bombers ...
In Midst of Tikrit Campaign, al-Maliki refuses ... [Published Informed Comment - Jul 05 2014]
Despite the Iraqi parliament’s failure to reach a quorum on Tuesday, in a clear slap in the face to Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki and other incumbents running for another term, on Friday Mr. al-Maliki insisted that he remains a candidate for a third ...
The Debacle of the Caliphates: Why al-Baghdadi’... [Published Informed Comment - Jun 30 2014]
Ibrahim al-Badri, a run-of-the-mill Sunni Iraqi cleric, gained a degree from the University of Baghdad at a time when pedagogy there had collapsed because of the Saddam Hussein dictatorship and international sanctions. After 2003 he took the name Abu ...
ISIS and the Mahdi, twice in one week [Published CSC Center for Strategic Communication - Jun 28 2014]
[ by Charles Cameron -- significant posts from Harun Yahya and Tim Furnish ] . Two items came over my transom recently that I want to report to you, since they tie ISIS — happening now — and the Mahdi – a timeless figure whose apperance in time is ...
Things Fall Apart: Iraq [Published Firedoglake - Jun 27 2014]
Checkmate? The mistakes of U.S. foreign policy are mostly based on the same flawed idea: that the world is a chessboard on which the U.S. makes moves, or manipulates proxies to make moves, that either defeat, counter or occasionally face setbacks from ...
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Volunteers help Iraqi forces slow ISIL advance ... [Published Reuters Video: Top News - Jul 14 2014]
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