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Iraq attacks kill 15 as UN warns of `divisive` polls

Last Updated: Thursday, April 03, 2014, 03:23

The attacks came on the second day of campaigning for April 30 parliamentary polls, Iraq`s first since March 2010.

Iraq electoral commission resigns en masse weeks before vote

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 26, 2014, 10:15

The entire board of Iraq`s electoral commission tendered its resignation in protest against political interference, casting doubt on a nationwide vote scheduled for next month.

Iraq counts votes from first polls since US pullout

Last Updated: Sunday, April 21, 2013, 11:24

Iraqi election officials were to begin counting votes on Sunday from the country`s first elections since US troops departed, which served as a key test of its stability amid a spike in violence.

Voting underway in Iraq regional elections

Last Updated: Saturday, April 20, 2013, 10:46

Polls opened amid tight security in Iraq on Saturday for regional elections in the country`s first vote since the US military withdrawal, marking an important test of the country`s stability.

Iraq forces cast ballots ahead of provincial polls

Last Updated: Saturday, April 13, 2013, 14:13

Iraqi soldiers and policemen cast their ballots for provincial elections on Saturday, a week ahead of the main vote that comes amid an uptick in violence and a long-running political crisis.

‘Terror groups still active in Iraq’

Last Updated: Sunday, March 07, 2010, 19:48

The Parliamentary Elections in Iraq on March 7 will be a crucial test for the country’s young democracy.

Sadr urges Iraqis to vote to help end US ‘occupation’

Last Updated: Sunday, March 07, 2010, 14:05

Anti-American Shi`ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, speaking at a rare news conference in Tehran, has urged Iraqis to take part in Sunday`s election to help pave the way for Iraq`s "liberation" from US forces.

Cast ballots and get killed: Al Qaeda to Iraqis

Last Updated: Saturday, March 06, 2010, 09:50

Al Qaeda in Iraq has threatened to kill people who vote in the war-torn nation`s election and imposed a self-declared curfew during polling hours when millions are to cast ballots.

Suicide blasts kill 33 ahead of Iraq polls

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 03, 2010, 15:28

Three powerful coordinated suicide attacks in Baquba killed at least 33 people and wounded 55 just days before nationwide parliamentary polls.

Iraq vows tough punishment for campaign vandals

Last Updated: Saturday, February 20, 2010, 13:44

With tempers high ahead of Iraq`s national elections next month, even tearing down a campaign poster is a flash point between Sunnis and Shi’ites.

Iraq`s vote won`t affect US drawdown: Pentagon

Last Updated: Thursday, December 10, 2009, 12:44

Iraq`s decision to hold Parliamentary Elections in March will not interfere with the US military`s plans to reduce the number of troops in the country to 50,000 by the end of August, the Pentagon said on Thursday.