Iraq elections unlikely to bridge sectarian divide
Second, the three-year war in neighbouring Syria has stretched Iraq's resources to the limit: Influxes of refugees fleeing the fighting and an upswing of fighters linked to the al-Qaeda inspired Islamic State of Iraq and the Lavent (ISIL) have brought ...
Iraq's Ailing President Talabani Is Shown Casting a Vote
Kurds fight out internal rivalries in Iraq vote
Iraq's Kurds Keep One Eye on Iraqi Elections, Another on Local Polls
No letup in bloodshed as Iraq prepares to vote
(CNN) -- Dressed in police and army uniforms, the suicide bombers placed themselves among the security officials lined up to cast their ballots. The soldiers and police were waiting to vote early, ahead of Wednesday's parliamentary elections -- Iraq's ...
Violence mars build-up to Iraq election
Violence Kills Nearly 50 in Iraq Ahead of Key Vote
Sectarian strife rises as Iraq election approaches
Militants Pose Threat on Eve of National Elections in Iraq
New York Times
But now, much of the region is again beyond the authority of the central government and firmly in the control of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, a jihadist group that is so radical it has broken with Al Qaeda, in part because it insisted on being ...
As Iraq violence grows, US sends more intelligence officers
Iraq: Falluja's Faustian Bargain
Pentagon quietly sends more intelligence officers to Iraq
Sectarianism overshadows Iraq's elections; the winner will be Iran
Iraq is also facing the resurgence of al-Qaida and other Islamist groups, who have been emboldened by the civil war in Syria and who last December took control of a province in the Sunni-dominated north. Various Sunni Arab actors from both Iraq and ...
'Elections, foreign involvement unlikely to improve situation in Iraq'
Approaching elections, Iraq faces daily sectarian violence and deep division
Iraqis are preparing to go to the polls in the first national elections since American forces withdrew. However, as the government faces a resurgence of al-Qaida-linked groups, fears intensify that security forces are losing their grip on a key part of ...
Foreign Policy (blog)
Iraq's House of Cards
Foreign Policy (blog)
There is something truly paradoxical about Iraq's April 30 parliamentary elections. Although there is near unanimity among observers that the past four years have been disastrous for the country, many are still willing to defend Prime Minister Nouri al ...
Stability the key as Iraq goes to polls
War-Torn Iraq Prepares for Bloody Wednesday Election
Iraq PM seeks third term as violence mars polls
Iraq gears up for bitter, bloody election battle
BAGHDAD — His campaign poster, jostling among the thousands that line the streets of the capital, has a message of unity: “Together we build Iraq.” But as the country prepares for its first elections since the withdrawal of U.S. troops, Prime Minister ...
Iraq: Security failures raise fears of election violence
In the latest attack on Friday, at least 31 people were killed and several more injured after a series of blasts targeted a political party's election rally in Baghdad. These are the third parliamentary elections to be held since the invasion of Iraq ...
Twin Bombings Rock Iraq on Election Eve
Voice of America
Two bomb blasts in Iraq have killed at least 15 people, a day before the country holds its first general elections since U.S. troops withdrew in 2011. Tuesday's attacks took place at a market in the town of al-Saadiyah, about 140 kilometers northeast ...
Iraq pre-election violence claims 11 more lives
Militants targeted polling stations across much of Iraq and a crowd of Kurds jubilantly dancing on the street as soldiers and security forces cast ballots Monday, two days ahead of the parliamentary elections, officials said. The early balloting for ...