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 22 hours ago - Updated 18 hours ago - 1 reports

Iraq retakes more towns from Islamic State

Iraqi Kurdish forces and Shia armed volunteers have retaken more northern towns from the Islamic State group, killing at least two of its senior fighters, sources have told Al Jazeera.A day after breaking the siege in the town of Amerli north of Baghdad, ... [Published Dhaka Tribune - 22 hours ago]
First reported Aug 31 2014 - Updated Aug 31 2014 - 1 reports

Soaring expectations for Iraq's Sadrists after vote

For decades, Iraq's al-Sadr family has enjoyed much love and respect across large sections of Iraq's population. In a country where your family origin can help boost your social status, it was not surprising to see the star of powerful Shiite cleric Muqtada ... [Published Middle East Eye - Aug 31 2014]
First reported Aug 28 2014 - Updated Aug 29 2014 - 2 reports

Hakim : The most difficult stage in the negotiations of forming the government is the demands of the political partners

Najaf / NINA / The head of the Islamic Supreme Council Ammar al-Hakim said the National Alliance is the elder brother of its political partners in the country, and works to reach a program agreed by everyone adding that the most difficult stage in the ... [Published National Iraq News Agency - Aug 28 2014]
First reported Aug 28 2014 - Updated Aug 28 2014 - 1 reports

Hakim, Sadr discuss political, security situation

Home News Article AAug 28 2014 Najaf (AIN) -The head of the Supreme Iraqi Islamic Council, Ammar al-Hakim, visited the head of Sadr Trend, Muqtada al-Sadr, at his house in Najaf on Thursday.Informed source stated to AIN "Hakim and Sadr discussed the political ... [Published Zawya.com - Aug 28 2014]
First reported Aug 20 2014 - Updated Aug 21 2014 - 1 reports

Iraqi politics: A circle from Iran to Iran

While the world was busy watching the Islamic State (IS) ploughing through large parts of Iraqi territory, the central government of Baghdad was getting a major face-lift. In less than one month, Iraq got a new president, new parliament speaker, and new ... [Published Middle East Eye - Aug 20 2014]
Entities: Iran, Iraq, Sunni Islam
First reported Aug 19 2014 - Updated Aug 19 2014 - 1 reports

Iraq's Sadr planning to help Gov't settle security crisis

Iraqi cleric Seyed Muqtada al-Sadr plans to cooperate with Iraq's new government in an attempt to resolve crisis in the country. Iraqi speaker Saleem al-Jobouri met with Sadr delegation on Monday in which both sides discussed ways to counter terrorism ... [Published IRIB World Service - Aug 19 2014]
First reported Aug 16 2014 - Updated Aug 16 2014 - 1 reports

Sunni tribal leaders offer to battle Islamic State if Baghdad makes concessions

IRBIL, Iraq — Leaders of Iraq’s Sunni Muslim tribes threatened Friday to rebel against the Islamic State, the first indication that a change of government in Baghdad might allow a new prime minister to rally the country’s divided ethnic and religious ... [Published Herald-Times - Aug 16 2014]
First reported Aug 15 2014 - Updated Aug 16 2014 - 1 reports

Iraq's new leadership must unite deeply conflicting factions

Nouri al-Maliki's decision to step down as Iraq's prime minister raised hopes Friday for a new government that can roll back an increasingly powerful Sunni insurgency and prevent the country from splitting apart.But to do that his successor has to unify ... [Published CBC - Aug 15 2014]
First reported Aug 16 2014 - Updated Aug 16 2014 - 1 reports

Iraqis welcome change of PM but challenges loom

Sunni politicians are pressing for greater political influence, saying their disenfranchisement under al-Maliki's Shiite-dominated government fueled support among the Sunni minority for the insurgency, led by the extremist Islamic State group. At the ... [Published OnlineAthens - Aug 16 2014]
First reported Aug 12 2014 - Updated Aug 13 2014 - 2 reports

Iraq: Al-Abadi garners Iranian, US, Saudi Support: But can He Unite Iraq?

By Juan Cole Middle Eastern regional powers joined the US in welcoming the appointment of Haydar al-Abadi as Iraq’s next Prime Minister, creating a dorm full of strange bedfellows. The chairman of Iran’s national security council, Ali Shamkhani, ... [Published Informed Comment - Aug 13 2014]
First reported Aug 11 2014 - Updated Aug 11 2014 - 1 reports

Tanks on Baghdad's streets, but Iraqi prime minister Nouri al-Maliki finally ousted

Hopes rise for a more inclusive Iraqi government as parliament's deputy speaker wins backing from powerful Shia factions Iraq's president named a leading Shia politician as the country's new prime minister on Monday, driving Nouri al-Maliki from office ... [Published Telegraph - Aug 11 2014]
First reported Aug 08 2014 - Updated Aug 09 2014 - 1 reports

Iraq army chief expects 'huge changes' after US air strikes

A Shiite fighter stands guard next to followers of Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr attending open-air Friday prayers in the Shiite stronghold near Baghdad. (AAP)Iraq's army chief of staff said he expects federal troops and Kurdish peshmerga forces to reclaim ... [Published Nine MSN - Aug 08 2014]

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Iraqis defy violence to vote for 'change' [Published Middle East Eye - 4 hours ago]
Iraq retakes more towns from Islamic State [Published Dhaka Tribune - 22 hours ago]
The Islamic State: No Country For The Old World... [Published Eurasia Review - 23 hours ago]
U.S., old foes break ISIL siege [Published Minneapolis Star Tribune - Sep 01 2014]
Soaring expectations for Iraq's Sadrists after ... [Published Middle East Eye - Aug 31 2014]
Iraq: Is the Battle of Amerli a Turning Point? [Published Informed Comment - Aug 31 2014]
Iraq's Sunni and Shiite Turkmens fall out over IS [Published AlMonitor - Aug 29 2014]
Will Shia Divisions Hamstring Iraq? [Published Council On Foreign Relations - Aug 29 2014]
The de-Sunnification of IS and Abu Bakr al-Bagh... [Published Middle East Eye - Aug 29 2014]
Sectarian Entrepreneurs: How the U.S. Broke Iraq [Published Dissent Magazine - Aug 28 2014]
Hakim, Sadr discuss political, security situation [Published Zawya.com - Aug 28 2014]
Hakim : The most difficult stage in the negotia... [Published National Iraq News Agency - Aug 28 2014]
Hakim Meets with Sadr in Najaf [Published National Iraq News Agency - Aug 28 2014]
Iraq, Syria and the Islamic State: A war that c... [Published The Economist - Aug 21 2014]
The scourge of Shiaphobia [Published Yemen Times - Aug 21 2014]
Iraqi politics: A circle from Iran to Iran [Published Middle East Eye - Aug 20 2014]
Iraq history [Published CNN - Aug 19 2014]
Iraq's Sadr planning to help Gov't settle secur... [Published IRIB World Service - Aug 19 2014]
Kurdish Forces Are Fighting to Take Back Their ... [Published The Utah People's Post - Aug 18 2014]
Sunni tribal leaders offer to battle Islamic St... [Published Herald-Times - Aug 16 2014]
Sunni loyalties could switch if Baghdad meets d... [Published Pittsburgh Tribune Review - Aug 16 2014]
Iraqis welcome change of PM but challenges loom [Published OnlineAthens - Aug 16 2014]
Sunni tribal leaders offer to battle Islamic St... [Published Kentucky.com - Aug 15 2014]
Iraq's new leadership must unite deeply conflic... [Published CBC - Aug 15 2014]
Challenges facing new Iraqi PM [Published BT.com - Aug 15 2014]
Could Iraq’s elections help end the Anbar crisis? [Published Middle East Eye - Aug 14 2014]
The Empire Reaps the Jihadist Whirlwind [Published Common Dreams - Aug 14 2014]
Vice Report on ISIS Sharia: Guys in Polo Shirts... [Published Slate Magazine - Aug 13 2014]
Iraq: Al-Abadi garners Iranian, US, Saudi Suppo... [Published Informed Comment - Aug 13 2014]
Iraqi PM’s defiance may trigger shia-shia fighting [Published 24x7 News - Aug 12 2014]
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Iraq: Is the Battle of Amerli a Turning Point? [Published Informed Comment - Aug 31 2014]
By Juan Cole The Iraqi military is maintaining that it has successfully relieved the town of Amerli (pop. 15,000) in northern Iraq from a siege by ISIL (the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant). If true, this is the first success of the ...
Iraq: Al-Abadi garners Iranian, US, Saudi Suppo... [Published Informed Comment - Aug 13 2014]
By Juan Cole Middle Eastern regional powers joined the US in welcoming the appointment of Haydar al-Abadi as Iraq’s next Prime Minister, creating a dorm full of strange bedfellows. The chairman of Iran’s national security council, Ali Shamkhani, ...
The Long Knives Come out in Baghdad [Published Informed Comment - Aug 12 2014]
The coup-like atmosphere created by Nouri al-Maliki’s stationing of his troops at the Green Zone, checkpoints and bridges in Baghdad on late Sunday backfired on him with Iraq’s parliamentarians. Nearly half of the members of his Islamic Da`wa Party ...
Baghdad on edge as Iraq fears coup with prime m... [Published National Post - Top Stories - Aug 11 2014]
BAGHDAD – Iraq’s president formally nominated a candidate Monday to replace Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki. The step broke a months-long political deadlock, but it also seemed to take Iraq into uncharted territory, as Al-Maliki gave no signal that he ...
In Orgy of Destruction, IS Radicals reduce Anci... [Published Informed Comment - Jul 30 2014]
By RFE/RL The Islamic State initially exhibited some restraint after entering northwestern Iraq in June, focusing on establishing control of the territories it held and gaining the trust of local Sunni communities. But as the self-declared caliphate ...
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Volunteers help Iraqi forces slow ISIL advance ... [Published Reuters Video: Top News - Jul 14 2014]
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