Muqtada al-Sadr

Iraqi protesters breach Baghdad's parliament in Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, July 27, 2022. 

Iraqi protesters loyal to Sadr storm Parliament building to send message to political rivals, analyst says


Iraqi protesters aligned with Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr’s political movement stormed the heavily militarized Green Zone and Iraqi Parliament building on Wednesday. The World’s Marco Werman spoke with Hamzeh Hadad, a visiting fellow with the European Council on Foreign Relations, about the protesters’ demands and the political gridlock plaguing Iraq.

Iraqi Security forces close the heavily fortified Green Zone as they tightened security measures hours after the assassination attempt on the prime minister in Baghdad, Iraq, Sunday, Nov. 7, 2021. 

Drone attack on Iraq’s prime minister raises concerns of more violence

University students hold banners as they gather during ongoing anti-government protests in Baghdad, Iraq, Feb. 6, 2020. 

Analysis: Iraqi protesters will likely push forward despite violence


As Iraqi political crisis deepens, Kurds see role as kingmaker

Iraq-U.S. security deal

A History of Political Trials

Conflict & Justice

A look at a few historical instances when countries prosecuted their own toppled presidents.