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“Today is a remarkable day for Iraq. Democracy won,” said lawmaker Rebwar Taha from the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan. (AFP/File)
October 14, 2018 - 10:49 GMT
Iraqi President Barham Salih called on Saturday for the formation of a government that ensures proper political representation.
Kirkuk, Iraq (Shutterstock)
October 11, 2018 - 13:21 GMT
At least one person was killed on Thursday by an explosion that went off along the Baghdad-Kirkuk highway in Iraq’s oil-rich Kirkuk province, according to a local police source.
Prime Minister-designate Adel Abdul Mahdi (Twitter)
October 11, 2018 - 10:23 GMT
The Iraqi prime minister, Adel Abdul Mahdi, intends to scale down the period granted to him by the constitution to form a government and gain the parliament's vote of confidence, a reliable source in Baghdad said.
Adel Abdel Mahdi (C) has been given the difficult task of forming the next Iraqi government (AFP Photo/STRINGER)
October 10, 2018 - 13:50 GMT
Adel Abdul Mahdi, Iraq’s new prime minister, has received additional support from the Shiite religious authority in Najaf, a move that further cemented his power for this critical stage.
A group of settlers attacked a boys’ school in the Palestinian village of Ourif. (AFP/File)
October 10, 2018 - 12:44 GMT
A group of settlers on Wednesday attacked a boys’ school in the Palestinian village of Ourif near the West Bank city of Nablus, according to a local official.
Iraqi Prime Minister-designate Adel Abdul Mahdi. (AFP/File)
October 10, 2018 - 11:12 GMT
Candidates wishing to apply for a ministerial position in cabinet can do so online through a website launched on Tuesday by Iraqi Prime Minister-designate Adel Abdul Mahdi.
An Iranian officer displays packages of seized Afghan-made drugs (AFP)
October 09, 2018 - 14:43 GMT
Iran is a hotspot in the global flow of illegal drugs, and there is a worrying growth in the involvement of Iranian and Iraqi militias in the drug trade. As sanctions tighten, the appeal of drug trafficking will increase, as will the security problems that go with it.
Nadia Murad (AFP File Photo)
October 09, 2018 - 10:59 GMT
Yazidi Nadia Murad together with Denis Mukwege have just been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize 2018 for their work in fighting sexual violence. This essay first focuses on Murad as a once 'sexual slave' captured by ISIS in northern Iraq, managed to escape and later became an activist against sexual violence. Murad's story is also contextualized within the sexual violence against women in the Middle East and the world.
Newly elected parliament speaker Mohammed al-Halbousi heads a meeting at the local government headquarters in Basra on September 18, 2018. (AFP/File)
October 08, 2018 - 16:09 GMT
Iraqi Parliament Speaker Mohamed al-Halbulsi has expressed support for Prime Minister-designate Adil Abdul-Mahdi, who is currently in the process of drawing up a new government.
 local government headquarters in the southern city of Basra, in Iraq /AFP
October 08, 2018 - 10:39 GMT
Al-Shakarchi: What are your opinions on the shutting down of the consulate in Basrah last week and what were the specific threats that led to the closing?
Iraq's powerful Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr addresses the media. (AFP/File)
October 04, 2018 - 22:21 GMT
Firebrand Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr said Thursday that his Sairoon coalition would refrain from nominating candidates for Iraq’s incoming government.
A member of the Iraqi security forces stands guard in front of the local government headquarters in the southern city of Basra, in Iraq, on September 18, 2018. (AFP/File Photo)
October 04, 2018 - 13:23 GMT
Iraq’s Foreign Ministry has dismissed accusations by the United States that Iran is to blame for recent violence — including through alleged militant groups — in the southern Iraqi city of Basra, where Washington recently closed its consulate.
Tirana, Albania
October 04, 2018 - 10:50 GMT
Is the MEK a terrorist group, a cult, freedom fighters, or a propaganda machine? Its former top spy, revealing everything about the group's inner-workings, says it is more like a ghost.
Iraqi Kurds show their ink-stained index finger after casting their ballot for the parliamentary election at a polling station in Arbil, the capital of the Kurdish autonomous region in northern Iraq, on September 30, 2018 (AFP)
October 03, 2018 - 18:00 GMT
The electoral commission in northern Iraq’s Kurdish region on Wednesday postponed the results of the parliamentary election until reviewing all complaints.
Iraq's new President Barham Salih, right, with new prime minister Adel Abdul Mahdi, left (Twitter)
October 03, 2018 - 12:40 GMT
Newly elected Iraqi President Barham Salih appointed on Tuesday Adel Abdul Mahdi prime minister-designate. His election and Abdul Mahdi’s appointment ended months of deadlock after inconclusive parliamentary elections in May.
Newly elected Iraqi President Kurdish Barham Saleh (C) walks at the parliament in Baghdad on October 2, 2018. Karim AMMAR / AFP
October 03, 2018 - 08:00 GMT
Iraq's parliament elected Barham Salih as the new president of the country on Tuesday evening following a second round of voting.