Omar Sattar

Ammar al-Hakim, leader of the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq, gives a speech April 8, 2016, in Baghdad during a ceremony to commemorate his uncle, cleric Mohammed Baqir al-Hakim, who was assassinated in Najaf in 2003. (photo by REUTERS/Ahmed Saad)

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Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq at risk of fragmentation

Monday, Jul. 10, 2017 | Omar Sattar, Contributor

A number of prominent leaders of the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq withdrew from the council that has put the political future of the party at risk.

Iraq’s PM concludes tightrope regional tour

Friday, Jun. 23, 2017 | Omar Sattar, Contributor

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi's tour — which spanned Saudi Arabia, Iran and Kuwait — aimed to maintain regional balances amid discussions on post-IS preparations and regional aid to Iraq.

Iraqi Kurdistan faces many obstacles to independence referendum

Friday, Jun. 2, 2017 | Omar Sattar, Contributor

Amid a strong regional disagreement, Iraqi Kurdistan is insisting on holding a referendum on independence in the fall.

Iraqi activists, journalists terrorized by armed groups

Wednesday, May. 17, 2017 | Omar al-Jaffal, Contributor

The kidnapping of a number of activists and journalists in Baghdad has members of Iraq's civil society worrying about their livelihood.

Iraq's firebrand Shiite cleric presents his political successor

Thursday, May. 4, 2017 | Omar Sattar, Contributor

Muqtada al-Sadr has appointed his nephew to oversee all the political activities of the Sadrist movement, while he turns his attention entirely to its religious aspects.

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Omar Sattar is an Iraqi journalist and author specializing in political affairs. He has worked for local and Arab media outlets and holds a bachelor’s degree in political science.

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