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2 killed, 4 injured in Iraq violenceupdated: Sun Jan 02 2011 07:39:00

Two people were killed and four others were injured in separate attacks in Iraq on Sunday morning, according to officials.

Shiite bloc taps al-Maliki as PM candidateupdated: Fri Oct 01 2010 14:07:00

The National Alliance -- Iraq's main Shiite parliamentary bloc -- has tapped Nuri al-Maliki as its candidate for prime minister, an official in the political movement told CNN Friday.

Top Iraqi Shiite leader buried as thousands pay respectsupdated: Sun Aug 30 2009 08:57:00

At a time of uncertainty in Iraq, Shiite leader Abdul Aziz al-Hakim's final wish was for national unity, according to his son.

Mourning in Iran and Iraq for dead Shiite leaderupdated: Thu Aug 27 2009 23:08:00

A funeral procession for a senior Iraqi Shiite leader wound through the streets of Tehran, the Iranian capital, on Thursday.

Top Iraqi Shiite leader diesupdated: Wed Aug 26 2009 11:43:00

One of Iraq's top Shiite leaders died Wednesday after a lengthy battle with lung cancer, a senior official with his office told CNN.

New Iraqi political alliance excludes al-Malikiupdated: Mon Aug 24 2009 17:34:00

Iraq's main Shiite parties Monday announced the formation of a new alliance that excludes the prime minister -- at least for now.

Iraqi PM big winnerupdated: Thu Feb 05 2009 20:04:00

The Iraqi prime minister's political bloc sweeps the country's provincial elections. CNN's Arwa Damon reports.

Iraqi leader's coalition appears to win big in electionsupdated: Thu Feb 05 2009 20:04:00

Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki's coalition won most of the provinces in last week's local elections, and an underdog prevailed in Anbar, the largely Sunni Arab province, election officials said Thursday.

Peace rules as polls close in Iraqupdated: Sun Feb 01 2009 05:16:00

Voting in Iraqi provincial elections ended peacefully Saturday evening, and the mood was festive in some places, unlike the violence, intimidation and apathy that marked the balloting in 2005. Shiites in Basra Protest US-Iraqi Pactupdated: Sat Oct 25 2008 12:50:00

About 300 Shiites rallied Saturday in the southern city of Basra against a security pact being negotiated that allows U.S. troops to stay in Iraq for three more years Iraqi Parliament Paves the Way for Provincial Elections updated: Wed Sep 24 2008 16:55:00

Parliament breaks the deadlock on an electoral law by postponing resolution on the key sticking point of Kirkuk

3 killed in Iraq shrine bombingsupdated: Thu Sep 11 2008 08:21:00

Two bombings overnight near major shrines in the holy Shiite city of Karbala left at least three people dead and 15 others wounded, an Iraqi Interior Ministry official said Thursday. Growing Apathy Toward Iraqi Elections updated: Fri Sep 05 2008 13:00:00

While waiting for the much-delayed provincial polls, many Iraqis doubt they'll solve pressing water and power problems

Shiite power struggle behind Iraq clashes, analysts sayupdated: Thu May 15 2008 12:05:00

Recent deadly clashes in Basra and Baghdad's Sadr City represent Shiite-vs.-Shiite political maneuvering ahead of Iraqi provincial elections, analysts say.

Proposed Iraqi law could blunt anti-U.S. cleric's powerupdated: Tue May 06 2008 13:47:00

A proposed election law could hurt the popular political movement of anti-American Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr -- whose Mehdi Army militia followers have been battling U.S. and Iraqi troops in Baghdad's Sadr City.

Clashes in Baghdad's Sadr City kill 20updated: Wed Apr 09 2008 10:22:00

Violence raged for a fourth straight day in Baghdad's Sadr City, leaving 20 more Iraqis dead on Wednesday. The Perils of Iraqi Lawmakingupdated: Fri Feb 29 2008 22:00:00

Analysis: A setback to key legislation reveals fissures in the Shi'a establishment but also holds out the promise of negotiated compromise Sadr Keeps Iraq Guessingupdated: Fri Feb 22 2008 12:00:00

The radical Shi'ite leader extends the cease-fire that has helped reduce violence. But is he just keeping his powder dry? Al-Sadr's Fragile Peaceupdated: Wed Feb 20 2008 15:00:00

The warlord is threatening to lift his cease-fire against American forces, Sunnis and his Shi'ite rivals. The U.S. says it's not worried, but perhaps it should be What the British Left Behind in Basra updated: Tue Dec 18 2007 08:00:00

Their handover of the city is another opportunity for the US to wash its hands of a "mess" for which it has no solution Waiting for a Shi'ite Civil Warupdated: Tue Nov 13 2007 16:00:00

The surge has tamped down sectarian violence, but armed Shi'ite factions are using the calm to maneuver for advantage in the south Iraqi Violence Moves Southupdated: Fri Oct 19 2007 12:00:00

Along with a brewing Shi'a civil war, officials in Diwaniyah are seeing an influx of al-Qaeda and Sunni insurgent elements Iraq Militias Fighting for Supremacyupdated: Wed Aug 29 2007 16:00:00

As US and British influence in Southern Iraq wanes, rival Shi'ite militias are vying to assert their supremacy After Maliki, Few Good Alternativesupdated: Wed Aug 22 2007 13:35:00

With sentiment growing that Iraq's Prime Minister needs to be replaced, the potential successors inspire little confidence Roadside Bomb Kills Iraqi Governorupdated: Mon Aug 20 2007 15:10:00

A roadside bomb Monday killed the governor of the predominantly Shiite Muthanna province, police said, the second assassination of a top provincial official in just over a week

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