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The Latest: Iraq prime minister wins vote in Mosul province

May 14, 2018

Iraq's elections commission says Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi has taken the largest share of votes in the province that includes the formerly Islamic State-held city of Mosul

Iraqi Shiite cleric gained ground with nationalist voice

May 14, 2018

Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, who led punishing attacks on American forces after the 2003 U.S.-led overthrow of Saddam Hussein, appears set to secure the most significant victory of his political career with a strong showing in last weekend's election

Shiite cleric Sadr leads in Iraq's initial election results

May 14, 2018

The Iraqi political coalition led by influential Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr holds the lead in early returns from the country's national elections, while an alliance of candidates linked to Iraq's powerful Shiite paramilitary groups is in second

At Iraq's polls, many voters seek patronage and jobs

May 13, 2018

At Iraq's polls, many voters seek patronage and jobs.

The Latest: Iraqi cleric al-Sadr leads in early vote results

May 13, 2018

Iraq's electoral commission says influential Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr's alliance is the current front-runner in national elections with official results in from just over half of the country's provinces

Influential Iraqi Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr is current front-runner as partial national election results announced

May 13, 2018

Influential Iraqi Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr is current front-runner as partial national election results announced

Record low turnout in first Iraq elections since IS defeat

May 12, 2018

Polls have closed across Iraq Saturday evening in the first national election since the country declared victory over the Islamic State group.

The Latest: Iraq's election commissioner says turnout 44 pct

May 12, 2018

Iraq's national elections commissioner says turnout in the first parliamentary elections since the country declared victory over the Islamic State group was 44 percent

Al-Abadi defeated IS. Why won't he sweep Iraq's elections?

May 11, 2018

During 4 years in office Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi prevailed over the Islamic State group that at its peak controlled a third of the country and steered Iraq's economy through collapse. But he's not expected to sweep national elections Saturday

Iraqi forces capture 5 top IS leaders in cross-border raid

May 10, 2018

The U.S.-led coalition says Iraqi forces in coordination with U.S.-backed Syrian forces have captured five senior Islamic State group leaders

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