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.
Suicide bombers reportedly killed dozens of people and injured over 100 in a busy market in the Iraqi capital.
Linda Wenzel, 17, was briefly reunited with her mother and sister as she awaits for trial in Baghdad.
The Iraqi government announces that its war against ISIL is over, three years after a third of its territory was overrun by the militant group
ICC says it has a "reasonable basis" to investigate claims of torture and murder by British troops in Basra and elsewhere in Iraq.
ISIL is in full retreat in Iraq and Syria, where its last urban centre, al-Bukamal, is under seige.
The quake was felt as far south as Baghdad, some 300 km away.
Deaths are reported in Iran after an earthquake in Iraq sparks panic.
It’s part of proposed legislation that would see religious courts restored.
The Iraqis, the Kurds and the struggle for oil "rich" Kirkuk
Euronews caught up with members of the Kurdish community in Brussels to ask about their hopes and fears for Kurdistan.
The autonomous region held
President Massoud Barzani announces he will step down after his failed independence bid
Barzani's announcement came as a shock to the Iraqi Kurdish population
When it comes to the Kurds of northern Iraq, the West has chosen realpolitik over moral consistency, writes Shlomo Avineri