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Shia cleric Moqtada Sadr's bloc wins Iraq elections
Tehran, May 19 : An alliance headed by former Shia militia chief Moqtada Sadr who led two uprisings against the US-led invasion of Iraq has won the parliamentary elections by obtaining 54 seats, the Electoral Commission said on Saturday.

Shia cleric Moqtada Sadr bloc wins Iraq elections
Tehran, May 19 : An alliance headed by former Shia militia chief Moqtada Sadr has won the parliamentary elections in Iraq, the poll panel said.

Cleric Muqtada al-Sadr wins Iraq Parliamentary elections
Baghdad [Iraq], May 19 : Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr's political coalition is said to have won the majority in the Iraq parliamentary elections conducted on April 12.

8 killed in suicide bombing at funeral in Iraq
Baghdad, May 16 : Up to eight people were killed and 31 wounded in a suicide bomb attack at a funeral tent near the Iraqi capital on Wednesday, officials said.

Delhi doctors perform laparoscopic surgery on Iraqi woman
New Delhi, May 15 : Doctors here have successfully conducted a laparoscopic surgery on a 23-year-old Iraqi woman who donated a part of her liver to her ailing son.

Rivals of Iraqi PM 'make gains' in vote count
Baghdad, May 14 : Shia rivals of Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi have made big gains in the May 12 parliamentary elections, partial results suggest.

Radical clergy coalition musters initial lead in Iraq
Baghdad, May 14 : A coalition supporting radical Iraqi Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, who rose up in arms against the US invasion, is leading in the initial vote count of the parliamentary elections, said the poll panel on Monday.

Afghanistan: ISIS kills five of their own
Kabul, [Afghanistan] May 12 : Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group killed around five of their own soldiers in Afghanistan Nangarhar province on Saturday.

Iraqis vote in first election since IS defeat
Baghdad, May 12 : Millions of Iraqis across the country headed to vote on Saturday for their representatives in Parliament, for the first time after the full territorial defeat of Islamic State (IS) terror group in Iraq.

Over a million Iraqis to benefit from UN-World Bank accords
Geneva, May 12 : The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) and the World Bank have boosted cooperation with two new humanitarian and development framework agreements that will rapidly aid over a million Iraqis, the IOM, the UN migration agency, has said.

Iraqi who threw shoe at Bush wants closer ties with India
Mumbai, May 12 : Iraqi journalist Muntadhar al-Zaidi, who threw a shoe at then US President George W. Bush in 2008 and is now running for the highest office in his country, plans to improve relations with India if voted to power.

Voting for Parliamentary elections begins in Iraq
Baghdad, May 12 : Voting for the Parliamentary elections in Iraq began on Saturday amid tight security, including aerial surveillance. This is the first Parliamentary elections since the defeat of the Islamic State (IS) terror group.

Trump hails capture of 5 most-wanted IS leaders
Washington, May 11 : President Donald Trump on Thursday hailed the fact that five of the "most wanted" Islamic State leaders have been captured recently, including Abu Zeid al-Iraqi, one of the main collaborators of the organisation's chief, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

Punjab to give aid, jobs to kin of Mosul victims
Chandigarh, May 8 : The Punjab cabinet on Tuesday approved financial assistance and government jobs on compassionate grounds to the next of kin of those from the state killed by the Islamic State in Mosul in Iraq.

Iraqi parliamentary poll candidate killed
Baghdad, May 7 : A candidate in the fray for Iraq's May 12 parliamentary elections was stabbed to death near Mosul city, a police official said on Monday.

Sadeem, the Biggest Digital Series in the Arab World, Announces its ...
BEIRUT: The wait is over, as Sadeem, the biggest digital series in the Arab world, announces its top 10 finalists. After several rounds of challenges, the jury members were able to zero in on the following candidates who will compete for the top position in Sadeem Season 1: Lina Fakahani from Egypt ...

Iraq: 4 civilians killed in bomb blasts
Baghdad [Iraq], March 2 : Four civilians were killed on Wednesday in two separate incidents of bombing in Iraq's Kirkuk and Diyala provinces.

Gunmen kill 16 in Iraq
Baghdad, May 2 : At least 16 people have been killed and four injured after unknown gunmen attacked houses at a town in Iraq's Salahudin province, an official said.

Iraq sentences 19 Russian women for joining IS
Baghdad [Iraq], Apr 29 : An Iraq court has sentenced 19 women from Russia to life imprisonment after they were found joining and supporting the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group.

Iraq sentences five women to death for joining IS
Baghdad, April 26 : An Iraqi court on Thursday sentenced five foreign women to death for joining the Islamic State (IS) terror group.

36 IS militants killed in Iraqi airstrikes in Syria
Baghdad, April 22 : At least 36 Islamic State (IS) militants were killed in airstrikes by the Iraqi air force targeting IS positions inside neighbouring Syria, the Iraqi military said on Sunday.

Iraq launches airstrikes on ISIS positions in Syria
Baghdad, [Iraq] Apr 19: Iraq has officially launched air strikes on Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) strongholds in Syria on Thursday.

Iraq executes 13 terror convicts
Baghdad, April 17 : Iraq said it has executed 13 convicted prisoners over charges of terrorism, despite international calls to end the death penalty.

Thousands rally in Baghdad to protest attack on Syria
Baghdad, April 16 : Thousands of Iraqis loyal to Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr and some civil rights activists have rallied in Baghdad to protest against the US-led attacks on Syria.

US strike dangerous for innocent Syrians: Iraq
Baghdad, April 15 : Iraqi authorities have said the joint strike by the US, UK and France forces targeting the Syrian regime's facilities in Damascus and the central province of Homs was very dangerous for the innocent citizens.

Iraq: Bomb blast during funeral kills 16
Samarra, [Iraq] Apr 13 : Sixteen people were killed on Thursday during a funeral procession of anti- Daesh (Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant) fighters in the northern Iraqi village of Samarra.

Blast kills 10 Iraqi mourners
Baghdad, April 12 : Ten mourners were killed and 14 wounded on Thursday in bomb explosions while they were burying four people killed earlier in the day by the Islamic State in Iraq's central province of Salahudin, a local official told Xinhua.

Taps may dry up in India: Study
London, April 12 : A new early warning satellite system has revealed that India along with Spain, Morocco and Iraq faces the risk of shrinking reservoirs that can lead to taps going dry.

China cracking down on 'violent' Uyghur fighters: Report
Washington D.C. , Apr 10 : China is cracking down on Uyghurs fighters seeking to establish themselves in Central Asia after fleeing from war-ravaged Iraq and Syria.

Italian archaeological missions exhibition opens in Iraq
Rome, April 9 : Italy has re-launched its first programme of cultural activities in Iraq in 15 years with an exhibition on Italian archaeological missions in the country now on in Baghdad, the Italian Foreign Ministry said on Monday.