Gulf Times - Iraq
Iraqi PM invites politicians to meet after Eid holiday

Iraqi PM invites politicians to meet after Eid holiday

May's parliamentary election was marred by low turnout and allegations of fraud.

After ballot box fire, Iraqi cleric Sadr warns of civil war

After ballot box fire, Iraqi cleric Sadr warns of civil war

Shia cleric Moqtada al-Sadr urged Iraqis on Monday to unite rather than squabble over a possible rerun of the election his bloc won last month, a message apparently tailored to defuse political tension after a ballot box storage depot caught fire.

Iraq accuses other oil producers of exceeding quotas

Iraq accuses other oil producers of exceeding quotas

Iraq on Monday accused other oil-producing countries of extracting more barrels of crude than agreed by OPEC and its partners, ahead of a meeting of the cartel next week.

Fire hits Iraq's biggest ballot warehouse before recount

Fire hits Iraq's biggest ballot warehouse before recount

A fire ripped through Iraq's biggest ballot warehouse on Sunday ahead of a vote recount prompted by allegations of fraud during legislative elections that saw a surprise victory for a populist cleric.

Iran's Revolutionary Guards kill six who crossed border from Iraq

Iran's Revolutionary Guards kill six who crossed border from Iraq

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards killed six militants who had crossed the border from Iraq and intended to carry out operations inside the Islamic Republic, Brigadier General Mohammad Pakpour, the head of the Guards ground forces, said on Sunday, according to state media.

Iraq names judges to take over elections commission

Iraq names judges to take over elections commission

Iraq's Supreme Judicial Council, the highest judicial authority, named judges on Sunday tasked with taking over the country's elections commission following allegations of widespread violations ...

Iraqi Kurdish police say man admits to murder of 14-year-old girl in Germany

Iraqi Kurdish police say man admits to murder of 14-year-old girl in Germany

Police in the Kurdistan region of Iraq said on Saturday that a 20-year-old Iraqi man had admitted to the murder of 14-year-old Susanna Feldman in Germany, where the case has stoked the immigration debate.

Iraq to sign development contracts for six blocs

Iraq to sign development contracts for six blocs

Iraq will sign oil and gas exploration and development contracts for six blocks on Sunday and Monday, the oil ministry said in a statement on Saturday.

Iraq court sentences Belgian militant to death for IS membership

Iraq court sentences Belgian militant to death for IS membership

An Iraqi court on Tuesday sentenced a Belgian militant, who threatened Europe in propaganda videos, to death by hanging for membership of the Islamic State group.

Belgian jihadist sentenced to death for IS membership

Belgian jihadist sentenced to death for IS membership

Tarik Jadaoun -- known by his nom de guerre Abu Hamza al-Beljiki -- earlier pleaded not guilty to a range of terror, insisting he had "got lost" and pleading for mercy.

Cleric Moqtada al-Sadr's bloc wins Iraq election

Cleric Moqtada al-Sadr's bloc wins Iraq election

Moqtada al-Sadr himself cannot become prime minister as he did not run in the election, though his bloc's victory puts him in a position to have a strong say in negotiations.

4 dead as suicide blast hits Baghdad mourners

4 dead as suicide blast hits Baghdad mourners

Four people were killed and 27 others wounded Wednesday when a suicide bomber blew himself up in a tent filled with mourners in north Baghdad, Iraqi police and medical sources said.