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Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and nationalist cleric Moqtada Sadr said they had formed an alliance in a bid to create a new government after May polls.

Nur Shamsiah Mohamad Yunus revealed the plundering of the state investment fund by the previous government.

Can the Sadrist movement transcend sectarianism in Iraq?

Quentin Müller

Can the Sadrist movement transcend sectarianism in Iraq?

Interview: Quentin Muller speaks to Moqtada al-Sadr's chief of staff, Dhia al-Asadi, about the Iraqi cleric's vision for Iraq.

Israeli PM Netanyahu's wife charged with <em>fraud</em>

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Israeli PM Netanyahu's wife charged with fraud

The wife of Israel's prime minister has been charged with misuse of state funds after she was found ordering hundreds of meals worth over ...

Iraq's supreme court rules in favour of electoral recount

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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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Ecstasy-smuggling Israeli ex-minister jailed on Iran spying charges

Former energy minister Gonen Segev - previously detained on drugs and fraud charges - was handed over to Israel accused of spying for Iran during recent hostilities.

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Senior Malaysia judges resign in government clean-up

Malaysia's top two judges are the latest officials forced to leave office as the government continues its anti-corruption crackdown.

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Arrest warrants issued after blast in Sadr's Baghdad stronghold

The blasts last week which left 18 dead were followed by cleric Muqtada al-Sadr calling for a nationwide disarmament campaign.

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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.

Iraqi PM Abadi rejects election rerun amid <em>fraud</em> allegations

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Iraqi PM Abadi rejects election rerun amid fraud allegations

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

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Police among four arrested after Iraq ballot fire

Iraqi policemen were arrested following a fire at a warehouse holding ballot boxes.

Top Iran general in Baghdad after ballot warehouse 'arson'

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Top Iran general in Baghdad after ballot warehouse 'arson'

The commander of Iran's Revolutionary Guards has reportedly arrived in the Iraqi capital after a "deliberate" fire ravaged a warehouse storing ...

Fire engulfs Baghdad ballot storage ahead of vote re-count

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Fire engulfs Baghdad ballot storage ahead of vote re-count

A fire has ripped through a Baghdad warehouse containing over 3 million ballot papers as Iraq prepares for a manual recount of its general ...

Iraq's Sadr forms alliance ahead of electoral probe

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Iraq's Sadr forms alliance ahead of electoral probe

Iraq's decision to call for a manual recount has not stopped coalition agreements continuing, as populist Shia cleric Muqtada Sadr make headway.

Egypt to free 700 prisoners on Sinai Liberation Day

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Egypt to free 700 prisoners on Sinai Liberation Day

Egypt will release hundreds of prisoners early to mark Sinai Liberation Day, however swathes of political prisoners remain in jails under Sisi's ...

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Iraq parliament orders full election recount

Iraq's parliament has ordered a recount at all polling stations following charges of electoral fraud.

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Malaysia's bank chief resigns as corruption probe continues

Malaysia's central bank chief has resigned as the new government continues its corruption probe against former leader Najib Razak.

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The Iraq Report: Turkey's silent invasion of Iraq

Our weekly round-up of events in Iraq this week features Ankara's attack on the PKK in the Qandil mountains.

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Indonesian designer jailed over multi-billion dollar hajj tour fraud

Anniesa Hasibuan has been jailed for 18 years after being convicted of cheating customers who booked packages to travel to the Muslim holy city ...

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 ...

Egyptian TV series causes outrage among Copts

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Egyptian TV series causes outrage among Copts

Egyptians have responded in outrage after a Ramadan series showed a man disguised as a priest committing fraud and smoking.

Former Malaysia leader questioned in corruption probe

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Former Malaysia leader questioned in corruption probe

Malaysia's new government has intensified its efforts to investigate the alleged 1MDB corruption scandal with former Prime Minister Najib Razak ...

Scott Ritter has completely lost it on Syria

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Scott Ritter has completely lost it on Syria

Comment: Once a voice of reason on WMDs in Iraq, Ritter has been taken in by conspiracy theories and propaganda to draw fundamentally flawed ...

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