Syria hopes that Iraq election results – due today – will usher in a government open to increasing trade. Previous attempts to boost economic ties were marred by Iraq's assertion that Syria was behind devastating 2009 bombings.
03/26/2010 11:17 am
In his first interview since the Iraq election, Ad Melkert said that the UN is looking into individual complaints including missing voter names and tampering with election data. The UN is not seeing widespread fraud so far.
03/12/2010 09:15 am
Sunday's Iraq election saw good turnout despite scattered violence. But with no party powerful enough to rule alone, the tough task of coalition building begins for the nascent democracy.
03/08/2010 06:08 pm
Despite attacks, triumphant moments unfolded across the country as Iraqis dipped their fingers in purple ink and cast ballots in the Iraq election. Results and voter turnout are not expected for at least another day.
03/07/2010 05:50 pm
Three million young people voting for the first time in Sunday's Iraq election will take their frustration to the polls.
03/04/2010 05:18 pm
Killings of Iraqi Christians in the northern city of Mosul have sparked an exodus from the Arab-controlled city to Kurdish areas. The number of Iraqi Christians attacked has spiked in the run-up to elections, scheduled for Sunday.
03/02/2010 11:16 am
Ahead of the March 7 Iraq election, tensions between Arabs and Kurds are soaring after an incident involving Kurdish troops and forces loyal to the Arab governor of Ninevah. Kurdish President Massoud Barzani told the Monitor that a warrant will soon be issued for the governor's arrest on a kidnapping charge.
03/01/2010 01:59 pm
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Campaigning for the Iraq parliamentary election scheduled for March opened quietly on Friday, shadowed by concerns that some candidates with ties to Saddam Hussein's outlawed Baath party could be disqualified.
02/12/2010 02:06 pm
It has big needs, business savvy, and plenty of opportunity, say optimists. But critics are wary.
12/17/2009 02:45 pm