Iraqi Cleric al-Sadr Votes On Election Day

Influential Iraqi Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr on Saturday cast his vote in the first national election since the declaration of victory over the Islamic State group (IS). (May 12)

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‘Reform Iraq!’: Protesters gather against political corruption in Baghdad

Followers of Iraq’s influential Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr gathered in Baghdad in protest against political corruption.


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VICE News Daily: Beyond The Headlines – July, 15 2014

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The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: Boko Haram leader mocks #BringBackOurGirls campaign, French police disperse pro-Palestinian rally, Iraqi cleric calls on volunteers to protect holy sites, and Chinese designers produce small 3D-printed boat.

Boko Haram Leader Mocks ‘Bring Back Our Girls’ Campaign
Abubakar Shekau danced around in a video, calling on President Goodluck Jonathan to release some of his fighters.

Police Disperse Pro-Palestinian Rally in Paris
Ten thousand people marched through the French capital against Israel’s military offensive in Gaza.

Volunteers Help Protect Samarra from Militants
Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr has called on his supporters to guard the country’s holy sites.

Design Team Test 3D-Printed Boat
The two-person rowboat took 10 hours to make and cost around $80 dollars.

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