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Influential Iraqi cleric launches anti-LGBTQ campaign

Dec. 02, 2022 13:40 PM EST

An influential Iraqi cleric who announced his withdrawal from politics four months ago has broken a period of relative silence to launch an anti-LGBTQ campaign. Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr posted a statement on Twitter Wednesday calling for “believing men and women (to) unite all...

New Iraqi PM hopes to continue fostering Iran-Saudi dialogue

Nov. 01, 2022 13:44 PM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's new Prime Minister Mohammed Shia al-Sudani said Tuesday that he hopes to continue hosting talks in Iraq between regional arch-enemies Saudi Arabia and Iran during his tenure. Speaking at his first press conference since his government received the parliament's...