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Iraq Election

Parched Rivers, Danube Flights And A Monk On May Day: Week In Photos

Posted 05.03.2014 | World

Nothing quite compares to the power of a photograph to communicate the goings on in the world. Ranging from the serious to the silly, these photos off...

PHOTOS: Iraqis Brave Threats And Head To The Polls

Posted 04.30.2014 | World

Iraqis headed to the polls on Wednesday, braving threats of attacks and suicide bombings to elect a new parliament in the first general vote since the...

Iraq Holds Vote As It Slides Deeper Into Strife

AP | HAMZA HENDAWI and SINAN SALAHEDDIN | Posted 06.29.2014 | World

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq voted Wednesday in its first nationwide election since U.S. troops withdrew in 2011, with Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki confide...

Baghdad Gripped By Fear On Eve Of Elections

AP | HAMZA HENDAWI | Posted 04.29.2014 | World

BAGHDAD (AP) — Blast barrier walls topped with barbed wire snake across the Iraqi capital, encircling government buildings like a fortress and enshr...

Bombings Mar Start Of Iraq's First Vote Since U.S. Withdrawal

Reuters | Posted 06.20.2013 | World

By Patrick Markey BAGHDAD, April 20 (Reuters) - A dozen small bombs exploded and mortar rounds landed near polling centres in Iraq on ...

Obama Sticks To A Fast-Approaching Deadline In Iraq

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

When President Obama approved a plan to withdraw combat forces from Iraq this summer, it was based on the assumption that a newly elected government ...

Iraq Court Disqualifies Dozens Of Candidates, Could Change Vote Outcome

AP | LARA JAKES | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BAGHDAD — An Iraqi court threw the nation's disputed election into deeper disarray Monday by disqualifying 52 candidates, including one winner, ...

The Iraqi Vote and its Implications

Amir Madani | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Amir Madani

The emerging trend of the Iraqi vote suggests moderation and compromise at all levels. But, in spite of some unexpected results, the big issue remains the ethnic and confessional partitioning of the country.

Iraq Election Fallout May Spark New Wave Of Violence

AP | HAMZA HENDAWI and QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BAGHDAD — For the first time since the 2003 overthrow of their patron, Saddam Hussein, Iraq's Sunni Arabs are on the winning side. But the trium...

Iraq Health Official Killed At His Baghdad Home

AP | ADAM SCHRECK | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BAGHDAD — Gunmen armed with silenced pistols fatally shot a Health Ministry official at his home in Baghdad in an apparent targeting of governme...

Iraq To Release Full Results From March 7 Vote

AP / Huffington Post | REBECCA SANTANA | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BAGHDAD — Former U.S.-backed prime minister Ayad Allawi and his secular, anti-Iranian coalition narrowly won Iraq's parliamentary elections in f...

Al-Maliki Assassination Rumors Quashed By Television Appearence

nytimes.com | TIM ARANGO | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Flanked by his national security team, Prime Minister Nuri Kamal al-Maliki went on television Sunday night and praised Iraq's security forces for thei...

Iraq Election: Al-Maliki Accuses Election Official Of Fraud

AP | QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA and BEN HUBBARD | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BAGHDAD — A secular coalition challenging the Iraqi prime minister in the country's historic parliamentary elections has narrowly pulled ahead f...

Iraqi vote signals shift from religious leaders

AP | LARA JAKES | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BAGHDAD — Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's political coalition took an early vote lead Saturday in the election's all-important battleground of ...

Iraq Elections: Kurds Show Influence With Strong Turnout

guardian.co.uk | Martin Chulov | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A strong turnout from Iraq's Kurds in national elections on Sunday has enhanced their status of kingmakers in forming the central government, with pre...

Eyes on the Prize for Iraqi Women

Molly Hunter | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Molly Hunter

Today in Iraq, women have few education and employment opportunities. It's time for Iraqi politicians of all genders, religions, and political parties to advocate for women.

Iraq Election: Turnout At 55-60 Percent, Despite Attacks

AP | REBECCA SANTANA and QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BAGHDAD — The Iraqi prime minister's coalition and its main secular rival both claimed to be ahead in the vote count Monday, a day after histori...

Iraq Election Q&A: What You Need To Know

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

COURTESY OF THE CARNEGIE ENDOWMENT FOR INTERNATIONAL PEACE Iraqis head to the polls on Sunday for what is considered a fundamental test of the fle...

Mission Accomplished, All Over Again ...

Josh Rushing | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Josh Rushing

I just returned from my sixth trip to Iraq where I expected to film a preview of Sunday's elections for an episode of my show Fault Lines on Al Jazeera English, but instead I found a civil war in the making.

Iraq Election: Poor Selling Votes For Cash

jpost.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Iraq is rife with allegations of vote buying a week ahead of the country's national elections. ...

Iraq Milestones

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

For the first time since the war began, there are fewer than 100,000 American troops in Iraq.

Iraq Election Chief Faraj Al-Haidari: More Candidates To Be Banned

AP | MATT APUZZO and BRIAN MURPHY | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BAGHDAD — Vice President Joe Biden brought Washington's concerns about Iraqi political tensions directly to leaders in Baghdad on Friday, but of...

Iraq: No Election Deal Made As Lawmakers End Session

AP | REBECCA SANTANA | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BAGHDAD — Iraqi lawmakers failed Thursday to agree on an election law for the country's January vote, raising concerns the balloting may be dela...

Iraqi Parliament Fails To Reach Election Deal

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The Iraqi parliament on Sunday failed to resolve an impasse threatening to delay the country's election in January, which could af...

Iraq's Electoral Commission Bars 500 Candidates

AP | REBECCA SANTANA | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BAGHDAD — Iraq's electoral commission on Thursday barred 500 candidates from running in March's parliamentary election, including a prominent Su...