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Final results show Moqtada al-Sadr wins big in Iraq election

Iraqi Populist Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr's movement secured the biggest number of seats in parliament, winning 73 seats, according to final results announced by the electoral commission on Tuesday.

Tehran calls for sisterhood pact with Najaf

Tehran Mayor Alireza Zakani has sat down with Deputy Governor of the Iraqi province of Najaf, Hatef Abd-ul-Amir Habib Mazi, highlighting the deep attachment between the people of Iran and Iraq.

Foreign combat troops to leave Iraq in two weeks

Foreign combat forces will leave Iraq in about two weeks, Baghdad has announced. Earlier, the Pentagon had confirmed the United States will end its military mission in Iraq before the end of this year.

‘Three drones used in attack on Iraqi PM’s house, two shot...

The botched assassination attempt against Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi involved three drones, the Interior Ministry said. It added Iraqi forces shot down two of the drones.

Iraqi politicians, groups react to PM assassination attempt

Several Iraqi politicians and groups have reacted to the purported assassination attempt on Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi on Sunday. The PM has announced he was not hurt in the incident.

Iraq to ink energy contracts with Saudi Arabia

Baghdad plans to sign energy contracts worth tens of billions of dollars with Riyadh, the state newspaper Al-Sabaah reported, citing Iraqi Oil Minister Ihsan Abdul Jabbar.

Iraq Begins Issuing Visas-on-Arrival for Iranians Iraq says it has begun...

The Iraqi interior ministry made the announcement after issuing a directive ordering the country’s Civil Status and Passports Directorate to grant visas-on-arrival to Iranian nationals.

Iraqi forces nab senior Daesh member

Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi announced in a twitter post on Monday that Iraqi forces have arrested the Daesh terrorist group's number two man in a daring overseas operation.

Polls open in Iraq parliamentary vote

Iraqis are heading to the polling stations to elect a new parliament. The early vote will see competition among thousads of candidates for 329 seats.

Iraq praises neighbors’ role in crushing Daesh

Iraqi President Barham Salih has praised the role of the neighboring countries in fighting terrorism and defeating Daesh.