The Iraqi government has detained around 560 women whose husbands were members of ISIS. Largely coming from Turkey, Russia and eastern Europe, the women—many of whom have children—are being tried as terrorists and face possible life in prison or the…
By PBS NewsHour
Iraq's Muqtada al-Sadr, the maverick Shiite cleric whose political coalition beat out Iran's favored candidates to come in first in national elections, says he wants to form a government that puts Iraqis first.
By Philip Issa, Qassim Abdul-Zahra, Associated Press
A firebrand cleric is leading the vote count after Iraq’s weekend parliamentary election. Results from Iraq's electoral commission show a startling apparent upset by the party led by Muqtada al-Sadr, a former symbol of sectarianism and resistance turned populist politician.
Muqtada al-Sadr appears set to secure the most significant victory of his political career after a strong showing in parliament elections held over the weekend.
By Susannah George, Associated Press
By Philip Issa, Associated Press
Widespread disillusionment with Iraq's current political class appears to have helped the political coalition of influential Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr become the early front-runner in national elections marked by record low turnout.
By PBS NewsHour
On Saturday, Iraqis voted in their first national election since Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declared victory over the Islamic State last year. Despite low voter turnout and lack of trust in the political establishment, there has been a surge in…
By Qassim Abdul-Zahra, Philip Issa, Associated Press
Polls have closed across Iraq Saturday evening in the first national election since the country declared victory over the Islamic State group.
By Susannah George, Josh Lederman, Associated Press
Coalition spokesman Army Col. Ryan Dillon called the arrest a "significant blow to Daesh," using the Arabic acronym for the extremist group.
By Joshua Barajas
How did a chain selling arts and crafts supplies get in trouble for smuggling artifacts? Here's a breakdown.
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