Sadr’s Withdrawal from Politics: Permanent or Temporary?Iraq once again descended into chaos on Monday after powerful cleric Muqtada Sadr said he was quitting politics, prompting his loyalists, in particular Saraya al-Salam militiamen, to storm Baghdad’s Green Zone, home to government offices and diplomatic missions. However after a day of deadly clashes that claimed lives of about 30 people and wounded hundreds more, Sadr told his followers to leave their protests in central Baghdad and apologized to the Iraqi people.
Israel Does Not Believe in ’Peace’: AbbasMahmoud Abbas, the Palestinian Authority (PA)’s President said the Israeli regime "does not believe in peace," citing Tel Aviv’s litany of chronic abuses against Palestinians.
Iraqi people held parliamentary election on 10 October 2021, and voted for the 329 members of the Council of Representatives who were due, in turn, to elect the president and confirm the prime minister. Bu, after 11 months, the Iraqi MPs have failed to elect a president and the country is on the verge of a civil conflict.
Euro-Med Human Rights Monitor applauded in a statement today a German labor court’s decision that the dismissal of Palestinian-Jordanian journalist Farah Maraqa by Deutsche Welle (DW) was legally unjustified.