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Iraq's election, which saw a surprise victory for nationalist cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, has been marred by allegations of fraud.

Iraqi police and a pro-Iran militia have clashed in the capital Baghdad, as tensions between state security forces and irregulars rise.

The Iraq Report: Sadr and Iran kiss-and-make-up

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The Iraq Report: Sadr and Iran kiss-and-make-up

Our weekly spotlight on events in Iraq takes in the aftermath of the election

<em>Hashd</em> <em>al</em>-<em>Shaabi</em> fighters killed by 'US airstrike in Syria'

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Hashd al-Shaabi fighters killed by 'US airstrike in Syria'

More than 50 fighters allied to the Damascus regime, most of them foreign, were killed in Sunday night's raid on Al-Hari in eastern ...

The Iraq Report: Iraqi democracy smoulders amid political violence

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The Iraq Report: Iraqi democracy smoulders amid political violence

Investigating the fire at the ballot warehouse after the recount was ordered - our weekly round-up of the latest news from Iraq.

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Three bombs rock Iraqi city of Kirkuk

An Iraqi security official says three bombs have exploded in the northern city of Kirkuk, killing a woman and wounding 18 others.

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Iraq's Electoral Commission cancels 1021 polling station results

Iraq's Electoral Commission has cancelled the results of hundreds of polling stations following a recent national vote, calling the whole ...

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Cleric Muqtada al-Sadr named winner of Iraq election

A political bloc headed by cleric Muqtada al-Sadr has been named as the lead coalition following the Iraq election.

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Denmark to pull special forces out of Iraq

NATO-member Denmark said it will withdraw its special forces from Iraq, who have been taking part in the US-led coalition against the Islamic ...

Iraqi election officials 'taken hostage by gunmen' in Kirkuk

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Iraqi election officials 'taken hostage by gunmen' in Kirkuk

A 'hostage situation' has been reported at polling stations in northern Iraq, four days after national elections following an alleged dispute ...

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Suicide bomber targets Baghdad funeral

At least eight people have been killed in northern Baghdad as a suicide blast ripped through a funeral gathering, the first terror attack since ...

Sadr calls for broad coalition following Iraq election 'win'

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Sadr calls for broad coalition following Iraq election 'win'

Iraqi Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr is set to be the surprise winner of national elections, with the final results of the polls due to be ...

Abadi vows to work with Iraq election winners

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Abadi vows to work with Iraq election winners

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Monday called for all political parties to respect the results of his nation's parliamentary ...

Iraq's Shia militias take 'jihad' to the ballot boxes

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Iraq's Shia militias take 'jihad' to the ballot boxes

Not long ago they were battling against the Islamic State group - now members of Iraqi paramilitary units have swapped bullets for the ballots ...

Building militaries in fragile states: Comparing US and Iran

Robert Springborg

Building militaries in fragile states: Comparing US and Iran

Comment: In comparison to Iran's remarkably successful record of building militaries and their associated states, the US has little to show, ...

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Dozens killed as bomb hits anti-IS fighters' funeral

The Islamic State group have claimed responsibility for another deadly attack in northern Iraq, targeting a funeral for Shia paramilitary ...

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The Iraq Report: Turkey threatens to invade Iraq

Our weekly round-up of the latest from Iraq.

Paul Iddon

What's behind the PKK withdrawal from Sinjar?

Analysis: With its Syrian allies under fire from Turkey, the Kurdish militants have left proxies holding its Iraqi stronghold, writes Paul Iddon.

Operation Iraqi Freedom: The death of an army

Nazli Ihsan-Adil Tarzi

Operation Iraqi Freedom: The death of an army

Comment: The US' disastrous 2003 intervention saw America squander its opportunity to contain Iranian influence in Iraq when it took control 15 ...

Iraqi, Turkish actions against Kurds give Islamic State respite

Paul Iddon

Iraqi, Turkish actions against Kurds give Islamic State respite

Analysis: Turning attention to claiming territory from Kurds in Iraq and Afrin risks allowing IS the space to regroup, writes Paul Iddon.

Meeting the militias: 'Kurdish Volunteers' assemble to oust PMF

Rojbin Muslim

Meeting the militias: 'Kurdish Volunteers' assemble to oust PMF

In-depth: Iraqi Kurdistan is a fractured landscape of rival armed groups drawn together in the loosest of alliances, writes Rojbin Muslim.

The Iraq Report: IS 'caliph' excluded from 'most-wanted' list

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The Iraq Report: IS 'caliph' excluded from 'most-wanted' list

This week in Iraq: The government releases a list of its most-wanted fugitives, while Iraq’s southern city of Basra becomes a hub for organised ...

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