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Cleric eyes government as election upset rocks Iraq

BAGHDAD: Populist Shia cleric Moqtada Sadr on Tuesday eyed a broad coalition after appearing to deal a blow to both Iranian and American influence with a shock election triumph that has upended Iraqi politics. Counting was still ongoing…

Saudi FM in landmark visit to Iraq: officials

BAGHDAD: Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir was in Baghdad for talks on Saturday, the first such visit by a chief diplomat from the kingdom in years, Iraqi officials said. He met his Iraqi counterpart Ibrahim al-Jaafari, a…