Amid Iraq's Unrest, Maliki Campaigns as Strongman
New York Times
On his watch, Iraq's American-trained military has been accused by rights groups of serious abuses as it cracks down on militants and opponents of Mr. Maliki's government, including torture, indiscriminate roundups of Sunnis and demands of bribes to ...
Amid Violence And Without US Troops, Iraq Votes
Iraq elections hailed as 'nation building step' amid intensive security
Iraqis brave threat of violence to cast ballots
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 ...
Leaders Urge Importance of Voting, as Iraq Elects New Legislature
Ahead of Iraq polls, oil still fuelling economic hopes
Kurds fight out internal rivalries in Iraq vote
Exploring 'What We Left Behind' In Iraq
Iraq Election 2014: Voters Brave Threats And Head To The Polls (PHOTOS)
An Iraqi Kurdish man escorts his mother to a polling station during the country's general elections in Sulaimaniyah, Iraq's autonomous Kurdistan region's second-biggest city, on April 30, 2014. (SHWAN MOHAMMED/AFP/Getty Images). Getty Images.
The purple finger remains a hopeful symbol in Iraq, as Iraqis go to the polls
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
War returns to Iraq on the eve of elections
As Iraq violence grows, US sends more intelligence officers
Iraqi helicopters hit convoy in Syria
Violence Kills Nearly 50 in Iraq Ahead of Key Vote
(BAGHDAD) — Militants on Monday targeted polling stations across much of Iraq and a crowd of Kurds jubilantly dancing on the street as soldiers and security forces cast ballots two days ahead of parliamentary elections, officials said. The attacks ...
A Quiet Election Day In Iraq, With Some Signs For Concern
4 min 2 sec. Playlist; Download. For the first time since U.S. troops withdrew in 2011, Iraqis went to the polls to vote on their leaders. As Reuters reporter Ned Parker says, the day's events paint a grim future for Iraq's future. Share. Facebook ...
Iraq holds vote as it slides deeper into strife
By Associated Press,. BAGHDAD — A key election for a new Iraqi parliament was underway Wednesday amid a massive security operation as the country continues to slide deeper into sectarian violence, more than two years after U.S. forces left Iraq.