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A storage site housing half of Baghdad's ballot boxes from the country's general election caught fire on Sunday. It comes just days after parliament ordered a national recount
Over 90 people were wounded. An investigation is now underway after an ammunition cache was detonated
Dozens are killed or injured in an explosion at a weapons depot in central Baghdad
Cleric Moqtada al-Sadr is a long-time adversary of the U.S. who also opposes Iranian influence in Iraq.
Moqtada al-Sadr is a former militia chief who led two uprisings against the U.S-led invasion of Iraq
In a stunning turnaround, the alliance led by firebrand cleric Moqtada al-Sadr is almost certainly headed for first place in Iraq's parliamentary election.
With 95% of votes counted, Moqtadr al-Sadr in pole position to choose next prime minister
Baghdad residents blamed the weak turnout in the parliamentary elections on a lack of political change in the country.
Iraqis cast their votes in the ethnically-mixed city of Kirkuk and the once-Islamic State stronghold of Mosul on Saturday (May 12) as the polling day drew to a close.
A car exploded after polling stations closed after the first elections since the government declared victory over so-called Islamic State.
Analysts say the election will shape attempts to heal the country’s deep divisions and could shift the regional balance of power.
Special voting is expected to take place at nearly 500 polling stations for groups not able to vote on Saturday
There's considerable focus on the Iraqi city of Mosul ahead of elections on Saturday. The city was destroyed during a long battle with so-called Islamic State.
Muntazer al-Zaidi, jailed after hurling his shoes at the ex-US president in Baghdad in 2008, says he is campaigning in this month’s Iraqi elections.
Women and children with perceived links to ISIL are being denied aid, prevented from returning to their homes and suffering sexual violence in Iraqi camps for displaced people, an Amnesty International report has found.
Iraqi city hosts first authorised international since the invasion of Kuwait in 1990
A ceremony has been held in memory of the 5,000 people who died
The bridge - known as the 'old bridge' or 'iron bridge' - is an essential artery linking the two sides of the Tigris river in central Mosul
Along one of Baghdad’s oldest streets, a new bookstore is making waves — not for the titles it sells but for who owns it.
Love has returned to the streets of Mosul for the first time in three years after Iraqi forces drove out ISIL extremists in 2017.