Fiery cleric Sadr taps anger over Iran to lead Iraq poll

By Reuters BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Nationalist Shi'ite Cleric Moqtada al Sadr took a surprise lead in Iraq's elections by tapping into public resentment with Iran and what some voters say is a corrupt political elite it supports. Sadr is the only Iraqi Shi'ite leader who has challenged both Iran and the United

Iraqi PM Abadi to seek re-election in May vote

BAGHDAD: Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi announced on Sunday his candidacy for the May 12 parliamentary elections to choose a prime minister. Abadi, a Shiite Muslim who led the country in the four-year war against Daesh, said he will seek to form a cross-sectarian block called “the victory alliance” to contest