Looking for Rainbows

Iraqi lawmakers elected Abdul Latif Rashid, a Kurdish politician and former minister for water, as the country’s new president, the first step to ending a long-running political deadlock that has left Iraq without a government since last year’s elections, the New York Times reported. Rashid’s election...

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On The Brink

Influential Iraqi cleric Muqtada al-Sadr urged his supporters to immediately withdraw from the capital’s government district, following a day of violent unrest that killed more than 30 people, the Washington Post reported Tuesday. Al-Sadr’s supporters stormed the presidential palace in Baghdad’s “Green Zone” on Monday after...

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Song Remains the Same

Thousands of protesters occupied Iraq’s parliament this week in protest against corruption and the nomination of a prime minister candidate supported by the country’s Iranian-backed parties, the Wall Street Journal reported. Supporters of the fiery cleric Muqtada al-Sadr stormed the capital’s “Green Zone” – the fortified...

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Whodunnit

Turkey denied reports that it carried out attacks against civilians in Iraq’s northern Duhok province, where a strike killed eight people, including two children, and wounded 23 others at a tourist resort, Al Jazeera reported Thursday. On Wednesday, at least four missiles struck an area in...

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