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December 12, 2018 6:10 PM Nobel laureate returns to Iraq, pledges to work for peace

Nobel Peace Prize laureate Nadia Murad, left, speaks during a meeting with her country's President Barham Salih, in Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018. Murad received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2018 for her advocacy on behalf of victims of wartime sexual violence. Murad, a member of Iraq's Yazidi minority, was among thousands of women and girls who were captured 101

October 25, 2018 6:39 PM Iraq's new PM moving government outside Baghdad Green Zone

Prime Minister-designate Adel Abdul-Mahdi, center, arrives to the parliament building, in the heavily guarded Green Zone, in Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018. Iraq's parliament is convening to vote on Prime Minister-designate Adel Abdul-Mahdi's ministry appointments, and the parliament must confirm the appointments for the government to be sworn 81

September 15, 2018 12:48 PM Iraq parliament elects Sunni lawmaker al-Halbousi as speaker, breaking deadlock

ERBIL/SULAIMANIYA, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraq’s parliament elected Sunni lawmaker Mohammed al-Halbousi as speaker on Saturday, marking an important step toward establishing a new government four months after an inconclusive national election. Parliament had been due to elect a speaker and two deputies during its first meeting on Sept 3, but failed to do so as lawmakers 96

July 19, 2018 1:09 PM Cleric Sadr backs Iraq protests, calls for delay in government formation

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Shi’ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, whose political bloc won Iraq’s May 12 election, called on all politicians to delay efforts to form a new government until the demands of protesters seeking better services in the south are met. “The winning political parties in the election have to suspend all political dialogues for forming coalitions 64

July 8, 2018 12:44 PM Witnesses Revisit 2007 Baghdad Shooting in New Blackwater Trial

Guard’s conviction in first trial, which resulted in a life sentence, was overturned WASHINGTON—Ten years, nine months and 19 days after spending a fateful few minutes at a Baghdad traffic circle, Majed Salman Abdel Kareem Al-Gharbawi sat in a Washington courtroom recently, reliving it. “You heard a single shot?” prosecutor T. Patrick Martin asked Mr. Al-Gharbawi 40

May 19, 2018 1:40 AM Populist Cleric Sadr’s Coalition Wins Iraqi Election

No one alliance won outright majority; negotiations over forming government are expected to drag on for months BAGHDAD—Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr’s political coalition has won the most seats in Iraq’s parliamentary elections, according to complete results released by the electoral commission. The announcement came nearly a week after Iraqis cast their 80

May 18, 2018 11:39 PM Militant turned populist cleric Sadr wins Iraqi election

BAGHDAD – Iraq's electoral commission says a political coalition led by influential Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr has won the most seats in Iraq's national parliamentary elections, according to the release of complete results. The announcement early Saturday morning came nearly a week after Iraqis cast their vote on May 12. Partial results were announced 92

May 12, 2018 2:56 PM Iraqis Vote as U.S. and Iran Vie for Influence

Election marks the first since Islamic State took over a large part of the country Iraqis went to the polls Saturday in an unpredictable election that could tip the contest for influence here between the U.S. and Iran, days after President Donald Trump withdrew from the nuclear deal with Tehran. It is the first time Iraqis have voted since Islamic State 82

March 18, 2018 3:13 PM Greece: 3 migrant traffickers arrested near Turkey border

THESSALONIKI, Greece – Greek police say they have arrested three migrant traffickers, a Turk and two Iraqis near the Greece-Turkey. The traffickers were arrested after bringing 45 Syrian and Iraqi men, women and children across a river that forms the border between the two countries at that point. The traffickers used an inflatable motor boat and were on their 61

December 28, 2017 7:02 AM After Islamic State's defeat, a massive bill to rebuild Iraq

MOSUL, Iraq – The Iraqi government estimates $100 billion is needed nationwide to rebuild cities and towns left in ruins by more than three years of war against the Islamic State group. Local leaders in Mosul, the biggest city held by IS, say that amount is needed to rehabilitate their city alone. The Trump administration has told the Iraqis it won't 72