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Hadi al-Ameri, head of a leading Iraqi Shia miltia, has withdrawn his candidacy for the post of prime mininster, easing the political crisis in Iraq.

Iraq's troubled Basra, could see new development projects to deal with the southern city's water problems.

Iraq's ex-PM Maliki wooing Kurds into ruling coalition

Florence Dixon

Iraq's ex-PM Maliki wooing Kurds into ruling coalition

Sidelined former leader Nouri al-Maliki is attempting to challenge the newly formed Sadrist bloc by tempting Kurds into his alliance with promises to hand over disputed Kirkuk.

IS murder Iraqi family serving in <em>Hashd</em> <em>al</em>-<em>Shaabi</em> militia

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IS murder Iraqi family serving in Hashd al-Shaabi militia

Five members of the same Iraq family who were members of the Hashd al-Shaabi militia were killed, following an attack ...

Two Filipinas kidnapped in Iraq released amid IS chaos

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Two Filipinas kidnapped in Iraq released amid IS chaos

Two women from the Philippines kidnapped in eastern Iraq on Saturday have been released, the police chief of Diyala province said on Sunday

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Iraq's manual election recount to begin Tuesday

Iraq's May elections were marred by allegations of fraud after the elections commission introduced electronic voting machines to tabulate the results speedily.

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Iraq executes a dozen of death row jihadists

Iraq has been quick to respond to Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi's calls for the 'immediate execution' of hundreds of convicted ...

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Iraq's supreme court rules in favour of electoral recount

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

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Iraqi police clash with pro-Iran militia in Baghdad

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

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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.

Three bombs rock Iraqi city of Kirkuk

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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.

Iraq's Electoral Commission cancels 1021 polling station results

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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 ...

Cleric Muqtada <em>al</em>-Sadr named winner of Iraq election

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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 State group.

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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

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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, ...

Dozens killed as bomb hits anti-IS fighters' funeral

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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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