Iraqi Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr’s coalition scored major points in the recent parliamentary elections with Sadr’s positions against virulent influence peddling and the presence of foreign military forces in the country.
MOSCOW (AP) — Syria on Wednesday dismissed American calls for the withdrawal of Iranian troops and Lebanese Hezbollah militants from the war-torn country.
The Chaldean Patriarch, Louis Raphael I Sako, has telephoned Iraqi Shiite leader Muqtada al-Sadr to congratulate him on his unexpected victory in the country’s recent parliamentary elections.
WASHINGTON — A mostly non-Christian militia linked to a brutal Iranian-backed paramilitary group secured two of the five seats in Iraq’s parliament reserved for Christians, according to official election results announced Saturday.
(Reuters) — The United States has contacted members of a political bloc headed by former foe Moqtada Al Sadr after his parliamentary election victory put the Shiite cleric in a strong position to influence the formation of a new government, a top aide said.
It can only be regarded as a remarkable comeback. Communists, after decades in Iraq’s political wilderness, have formed an unexpected alliance with populist Shiite cleric Moqtada Al Sadr, who swept to victory in the country’s parliamentary elections.
MARDIN, Turkey — Turkey’s Syriac [Assyrian] minority in the southeastern Mardin province welcomes the return of legal ownership of cemetery land and properties to their community, a monastery official told Anadolu Agency on Wednesday.
An Assyrian woman prays at a church in Damascus March 1 during a special Mass for Assyrian Christians abducted by Islamic State fighters. ( CNS/Omar Sanadiki/Reuters)One of the joys of knowing a bit about liturgical history is that, occasionally, you come across a pebble that proves to be a gem.
( Edwin Mora/Breitbart News)The future of Christianity in its cradle of Iraq is contingent upon the establishment of a separate province for the persecuted minority, an Iraqi member of parliament recently elected to represent Assyrian Christians argued in an interview with Breitbart News.
After the Sairoon (On the Move) Alliance emerged victorious in the May 12 Iraqi elections, its leader, Muqtada al-Sadr, has been seeking meetings with the leaders of the other top-vote-getting alliances to discuss the possibility of forming the largest bloc in the new parliament and ultimately form the new Cabinet.