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Iraq cleric urges unity in government formation

Last Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014, 17:59

Iraq`s top Shiite cleric on Friday urged the country`s fractious political leaders to unite and form a government to help see off advances by Sunni militants who have overrun swathes of territory.

Iraq`s top cleric wants deal on PM before Tuesday

Last Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014, 17:17

Iraq`s top Shiite cleric today called on political blocs to agree on the next prime minister before the newly elected parliament sits next week, stepping up pressure on political leaders to set aside their differences and form an inclusive government in the face of Sunni militants who have seized large swaths of territory.

Stop attacking US troops: Iraq cleric to followers

Last Updated: Sunday, September 11, 2011, 15:33

Muqtada al-Sadr has been demanding that all American forces leave Iraq by the end of the year as planned.