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Shi’ite rivalry paralyses Iraq’s government

A growing rivalry between two powerful Shi'ite Muslim factions has paralysed efforts to form a government in Iraq six months after an...

Recount shows Iraq’s Sadr retains election victory, no major changes

Populist Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr retained his lead in Iraq's May parliamentary election, results of a nationwide recount of votes showed on...

Iraqi cleric Sadr scales back his militia

Iraqi cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, whose political bloc came first in a May parliamentary election, said on Thursday he was scaling back his...

Bombings kill 77 in Baghdad

At least 77 people were killed and more than 140 wounded by three bombings in Baghdad on Tuesday, extending the deadliest spate...