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At Baghdad rally, Iraq cleric threatens to boycott elections

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 09:43:29 GMT2017-03-24T09:43:29Z

BAGHDAD (AP) -- An influential Iraqi Shiite cleric addressed thousands of anti-government protesters who filled the streets of downtown Baghdad on Friday, threatening to boycott the country's upcoming provincial elections if the committee overseeing the vote is not overhauled....



Iraqi-American composer musically translates wartime letters

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:38:04 GMT2017-03-24T00:38:04Z

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) -- Rahim AlHaj cried every time he read the letters of eight Iraqis sharing personal, harrowing tales of love, loss and hope in wartime since the 2003 U.S.-led invasion. Rather than retreat, the Iraqi-American composer and musician immersed himself in the stories and emerged with a collection of songs to illustrate them....



Aid group says medical assistance needed in Iraq's Mosul

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 11:05:38 GMT2017-03-23T11:05:38Z

BAGHDAD (AP) -- A leading international relief organization has appealed for more medical assistance to cope with the increasing numbers of civilians fleeing the intensified fighting between Iraqi government forces and the Islamic State group in western Mosul....



Iraqi leader: Trump to accelerate support

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 02:28:58 GMT2017-03-21T02:28:58Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Emerging from his first meeting with President Donald Trump, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said Monday he was assured the U.S. will accelerate its support for his country's struggle against the Islamic State group....



The Latest: Meeting with Iraqis, Trump criticizes Iran deal

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 20:18:03 GMT2017-03-20T20:18:03Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on the Iraqi prime minister's visit to Washington (all times local):...