Demands for a manual voter recount surge amid claims of election fraud in the Iraqi general elections
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Bloc led by populist Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr has won the most seats in Iraq’s national parliamentary elections
Voters here say they are disillusioned, as they try to rebuild with whatever money they can scrape together
Sunnis near Tikrit say they feel disillusioned and alienated ahead of a May 12 election to elect a new prime minister
Iraqi women running for parliament this month are undaunted, despite the many challenges they face
Representatives of Iraqi political parties and parliamentary blocs agreed on Friday on an electoral code of ethics
Participants were marching from the NYC Public Library at 42nd Street and arriving at the U.S. military recruiting station in order to remind people of the millions slaughtered in Iraq in an ongoing, illegal and endless war.
After 15 years of violence following the US invasion, finding cause for optimism can be a fool’s errand
Potential benefits of Iraq’s vast oil and gas wealth and how they can be used to buttress the nascent democracy
Literary cafes, poetry readings and pavement bookstalls — Mosul’s cultural scene is back in business