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Iraq parliament elects Sunni lawmaker al-Halbousi as speaker, breaking deadlock

15 Sep 2018

ERBIL/SULAIMANIYA, Iraq Iraq's parliament elected Sunni lawmaker Mohammed al-Halbousi as speaker on Saturday, marking an important step towards establishing a new government four months after an inconclusive national election.

Protests dash Iraqi PM's chances of new term, hit U.S. hopes of shaping government

13 Sep 2018

SULAIMANIYA/ERBIL, Iraq Violent protests in the Iraqi city of Basra have all but ended U.S.-backed Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi's chances of winning a second term and shattered Washington's hopes of shaping the next government.

Protests dash Iraqi PM's chances of new term, hit U.S. hopes of shaping government

13 Sep 2018

SULAIMANIYA/ERBIL, Iraq Violent protests in the Iraqi city of Basra have all but ended U.S.-backed Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi's chances of winning a second term and shattered Washington's hopes of shaping the next government.

Iraqi Kurds gear up for elections hoping to end turmoil

11 Sep 2018

ERBIL, Iraq Campaigning began in Iraq's semi-autonomous Kurdistan on Tuesday for parliamentary elections that Kurds hope will help end months of turmoil, a year after the region of six million made a failed bid to break away from the rest of the country.

Rockets fired at Basra airport as violent protests grip Iraq

08 Sep 2018

BASRA/ERBIL, Iraq Basra airport was attacked with rockets on Saturday after another night of protests against Iraq's political elite, during which demonstrators set fire to the Iranian consulate and briefly took oilfield workers hostage. | Video

Basra airport targeted by rocket fire as violent protests grip Iraq

08 Sep 2018

BASRA/ERBIL, Iraq, Sept 8 Basra airport was targeted by rocket fire on Saturday after a night of protests over perceived misrule by Iraq's political elite during which demonstrators torched the Iranian consulate and briefly took oilfield workers hostage.

Unrest intensifies in Iraq as Iranian consulate and oil facility stormed

08 Sep 2018

BASRA/ERBIL, Iraq Civil unrest fuelled by anger against perceived corruption and misrule by Iraq's political elite intensified across the south of the country on Friday, as protesters stormed the Iranian consulate in Basra while others briefly took workers hostage at a nearby oilfield.

Protesters torch political party offices in Basra's fourth night of violence

07 Sep 2018

BASRA, Iraq Hundreds of people took to the streets of Iraq's southern oil city Basra on Thursday for a fourth day of violent protests, where residents, angry over the neglect of their city's collapsing infrastructure, set fire to political offices.

Iraq jails French and German citizens for life for joining Islamic State

06 Aug 2018

BAGHDAD An Iraqi court sentenced a French man and a German woman to life in prison on Monday for belonging to Islamic State, forging ahead with the trial of hundreds of people - many foreigners - captured after the militant group's defeat last year.

Exclusive: Iraq election commission ignored warnings over voting machines - document

05 Aug 2018

BAGHDAD Iraq's election commission ignored an anti-corruption body's warnings about the credibility of electronic vote-counting machines used in May's parliamentary election, according to investigators and a document seen by Reuters.

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Iran warns U.S. and Israel of revenge after parade attack

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Monday the attackers who killed 25 people at a military parade had been paid by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, and that Iran would "severely punish" those behind the bloodshed.