News/Iraq

Iraq’s Federal Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected a request by the country’s election commission to invalidate legislative amendments under which electronic vote count has been…
Iraq’s prime minister on Tuesday rejected calls for a do-over of last month’s elections, adding that a new government should be established as soon as…
Iraq's Shia leader Muqtada al-Sadr has announced a surprise alliance with pro-Iranian political bloc led by Hadi al-Amiri in a bid to form government after…
Iraqi forces on Tuesday tightened up security measures around ballot box warehouses in a number of provinces. The move comes after a huge fire broke…
Iraqi parliament speaker Salim al-Jubouri on Sunday called for a re-run of parliamentary elections, a few hours after a fire broke out in Baghdad's ballot…
Influential Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr on Monday called on Iraqi political groups to abstain from fighting for power. In a statement, al-Sadr expressed his “discontent”…
The death toll from twin blasts on a mosque in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, has risen to at least 16 people, and the number of…
Iraq’s Supreme Judicial Council on Thursday said that newly-appointed electoral officials had begun recounting votes cast in the country’s recent parliamentary election. On Wednesday, parliament…
Turkey's construction of a dam on the Tigris river triggered on Sunday an emergency session in Iraq's parliament amid increasing fears of major water shortages.…
Firebrand Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr has given the Iraqi government a few days to solve water and electricity problems in the country. Al-Sadr’s Sairoon coalition…
The UN envoy for Iraq on Wednesday urged the country’s political leaders to form an inclusive government following parliamentary elections earlier this month. "We urge…
Iraq's official electoral commission on Wednesday annulled all votes cast at 1,021 out of 53,000 ballot boxes used in the country’s May 12 parliamentary polls.…
Iraq’s official electoral commission has warned of potential civil unrest in the event that results of May 12 parliamentary polls are overturned. In a Tuesday…
Firebrand Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr on Tuesday rejected Iranian and U.S. interference in the formation of the new Iraqi government. “Iran is a neighboring country…
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