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Artists emerge from ruins of Mosul to reclaim Iraqi city's cultural life

Nov 01 2018

MOSUL, Iraq The first thing musician Fadhel al-Badri did when Mosul was liberated from Islamic State last year was breathe a sigh of relief. | Video

RPT-Artists emerge from ruins of Mosul to reclaim Iraqi city's cultural life

Oct 31 2018

* Qaeda suppressed arts in Mosul even before Islamic State takeover

Iraq names new president and premier, ending deadlock

Oct 03 2018

SULAIMANIYA, Iraq Iraq's parliament on Tuesday elected as president Kurdish politician Barham Salih, who immediately named Shi'ite Adel Abdul Mahdi prime minister-designate, ending months of deadlock after an inconclusive national election in May.

Main Iraqi Kurdish party says it may reject regional election result

Sep 30 2018

ERBIL/SULAIMANIYA, Iraq One of the dominant Kurdish parties in northern Iraq said it might not recognize the results of Sunday's parliamentary election and then appeared to backtrack, injecting uncertainty into a region demoralized by a failed independence bid. | Video

A year after failed independence bid, Iraq's Kurds vote for parliament

Sep 30 2018

(This Sept. 26 story was corrected to change number of registered voters in paragraph 16 to 3.085 million from 3.85 million)

Iraq parliament elects Sunni lawmaker al-Halbousi as speaker, breaking deadlock

Sep 15 2018

ERBIL/SULAIMANIYA, Iraq Iraq's parliament elected Sunni lawmaker Mohammed al-Halbousi as speaker on Saturday, marking an important step toward establishing a new government four months after an inconclusive national election.

Protests dash Iraqi PM's chances of new term, hit U.S. hopes of shaping government

Sep 13 2018

SULAIMANIYA/ERBIL, Iraq Violent protests in the Iraqi city of Basra have all but ended U.S.-backed Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi's chances of winning a second term and shattered Washington's hopes of shaping the next government.

Protests dash Iraqi PM's chances of new term, hit U.S. hopes of shaping government

Sep 12 2018

SULAIMANIYA/ERBIL, Iraq Violent protests in the Iraqi city of Basra have all but ended U.S.-backed Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi's chances of winning a second term and shattered Washington's hopes of shaping the next government.

Iraqi Kurds gear up for elections hoping to end turmoil

Sep 11 2018

ERBIL, Iraq Campaigning began in Iraq's semi-autonomous Kurdistan on Tuesday for parliamentary elections that Kurds hope will help end months of turmoil, a year after the region of six million made a failed bid to break away from the rest of the country.

Rockets fired at Basra airport as violent protests grip Iraq

Sep 08 2018

BASRA/ERBIL, Iraq Basra airport was attacked with rockets on Saturday after another night of protests against Iraq's political elite, during which demonstrators set fire to the Iranian consulate and briefly took oilfield workers hostage. | Video

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