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U.S. Says Iraq’s PM In “Strong Position” Amid Political Unrest

By Phil Stewart STUTTGART, Germany, May 3- Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al Abadi is in a strong position despite political unrest in Iraq, thanks in part to battlefield successes and his commitment to a multi-sectarian state, U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on Monday. “He seems to be in a very strong position. Obviously we support him

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Sadr’s Supporters Camp Outside Iraq Parliament; Political Crisis Deepens

By Stephen Kalin and Ahmed Rasheed BAGHDAD, May 1 – Hundreds of supporters of Shiite Muslim cleric Moqtada Al Sadr stormed parliament inside Baghdad’s Green Zone on Saturday and camped out nearby after Sadr denounced politicians’ failure to reform a political quota system blamed for rampant corruption. The protesters, who had gathered outside the heavily fortified central

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Iraq’s Sadr Begins Sit-In Inside Green Zone To Push For Reforms

By Kareem Raheem and Stephen Kalin BAGHDAD, March 28 – Powerful Iraqi Shiite Muslim leader Moqtada Al Sadr entered Baghdad’s Green Zone, the heavily-fortified center of the capital housing government buildings and embassies, on Sunday to keep up pressure on the government to enact reforms. Thousands of Sadr‘s supporters began a sit-in at the district’s gates more than a week

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Iraq’s Sadr May Extend Sit-In To Demand Reforms

BAGHDAD, March 27 – Powerful Iraqi Shiite Muslim leader Moqtada Al Sadr may extend a sit-in protest that his followers are holding in Baghdad to demand a government overhaul to fight corruption, local television said on Saturday. “The sit-in may be extended,” said a news flash on Al Taif, a channel affiliated with his political group. It did

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