Beyond the Headlines: Aug. 1-7

  • Sadr bans office furniture
  • Missan seeks electricity autonomy
  • Iraq assumes oil port security
  • Dueling lawsuits over Dhi Qar deal
Beyond the Headlines: Aug. 1-7
Moqtada al-Sadr speaks to his followers in Baghdad on Jan. 7, 2011. (DANIEL W. SMITH/Iraq Oil Report)

Sadr bans office furnitureBAGHDAD — Moqtada al-Sadr, the Shiite cleric and leader of Iraq’s largest single parliamentary bloc, has banned furniture and air conditioners in offices belonging to his organization.Sadr has designated his organization’s offices as places of worship, according to a spokesman. To comply with Islamic rules for religious spaces, those offices cannot have tables, chairs, or air conditioners.Sadr’s political offices in Baghdad and Najaf are exempted fro...

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