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Muqtada al-Sadr slams US for interfering in Iraq internal affairs

BAGHDAD: Influential Iraqi Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr has lashed out at the United States for its interference in Iraq’s internal affairs, threatening to take millions of demonstrators to streets if Washington keeps meddling in the Arab country. In a statement on Monday, al-Sadr said that the Iraqi people want an …

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U.S. calls on Iraq to hold early elections

BAGHDAD: The United States has called on Iraq’s government to stop using violence against protesters, reform its electoral system and hold early elections, after weeks of unrest in which security forces have killed nearly 300 protesters. The protests that began on Oct. 1 were initially focused on a lack of …

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Hashd al-Shaabi says won’t interfere, but supports Iraq protests

BAGHDAD: Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Units, also known as Hashd al-Shaabi, says it supports the demands of protesters without interfering in the country’s political situation. In a statement on Thursday, the PMU stressed that it is not going to meddle in the public demonstrations as it is a force tasked with …

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Senior MP: US Deployment of Forces Meant to Restore ISIL in Iraq

BAGHDAD: The US transfer of troops from Syria to Iraq is a plan for re-stationing ISIL terrorists in the Arab country’s Western province of Anbar, a senior Iraqi lawmaker said. After withdrawing from Syria, the US troops will station at American military bases in Iraq, senior member of the Iraqi …

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