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Motorcycle explosion in southern Iraqi city kills at least 4
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Motorcycle explosion in southern Iraqi city kills at least 4

BASRA, Iraq (AP) — An explosion rocked the center of Iraq’s southern city of Basra on Monday, killing at least…
Iraqi cleric condemns use of force, 11 protesters wounded
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Iraqi cleric condemns use of force, 11 protesters wounded

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq’s most powerful religious figure, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, reiterated Friday his condemnation of the use of…
Iran-backed bloc names Basra governor for post of Iraqi PM
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Iran-backed bloc names Basra governor for post of Iraqi PM

BAGHDAD (AP) — An Iranian-backed bloc in Iraq’s parliament proposed Wednesday the governor of oil-rich southern Basra province as the…
Iraq’s uprising an open crisis with no known path forward
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Iraq’s uprising an open crisis with no known path forward

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq has been plunged into a new cycle of instability that potentially could be the most dangerous…
Protests dash Iraqi PM’s chances of new term, hit US hopes of shaping government
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Protests dash Iraqi PM’s chances of new term, hit US hopes of shaping government

  SULAIMANIYA/ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) – Violent protests in the Iraqi city of Basra have all but ended US-backed Prime Minister…
Populist cleric Muqtada al-Sadr’s coalition wins Iraq’s election
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Populist cleric Muqtada al-Sadr’s coalition wins Iraq’s election

  Anti-American cleric Muqtada al-Sadr’s political coalition has won Iraq’s parliamentary election, the election commission announced late Friday. The Saeroon…
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