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Iraq: Muqtada Al-Sadr Flexes His Political Muscles

In a demonstration of his political power, radical Shiite cleric Muqtada Al-Sadr engineered a huge demonstration on Saturday, April 30 inside Baghdad’s heavily fortified and defended “Green Zone” – officially the International Zone. Thousands of Al-Sadr’s followers moved blast walls and fences, pushed their way into the zone and entered several of the government buildings that constitute the seat of power of the Iraqi government.

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Iraq: Oil Abundance and Religion Instil Division and Instability

This press report of two Iraqi newspapers covers the period between 10 December 2013 and 20 December 2013. The topics regarded here used online newspapers as a source of information. The report reflects namely the main political issues being covered by Azzaman and Aswat al-Iraq newspapers showing that religion and oil abundance are main sources of conflict and division persistence. The former is a daily Iraqi newspaper, which works independently with a secular influence. The latter is an independent Iraqi news agency that reports on Iraqi affairs and covers news of political, economic, cultural, sports and security issues, as well as…
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