Angry Iraqi lawmakers halted an attempt by Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi to appoint the remainder of his government on Tuesday.
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Basra residents mourned Muslim cleric on Sunday was killed outside his home after he suggested protesters to take up arms over poor public services in city.
The Kurds are furious about their loss of control over Kirkuk, their second-class citizenship, and the status of their oil and security forces.
In a bold move, a community of Iraqi artists and activists have defied fears of fresh attacks to hold weekly book markets and photography exhibitions.
Are we gonna continue to let our politicians threaten and kill whomever they want without any resistance whatsoever? Are we as citizens going to continue to volunteer to be underpaid mercenaries?
Iraq’s parliament on Tuesday elected as president Kurdish politician Barham Salih, who immediately named Shi’ite Adel Abdul Mahdi prime minister-designate.
Iraq’s parliament postponed a vote on Monday to name a president because the main Kurdish parties, did not present a candidate,due to differences.
The two major political parties are crying fraud after Sunday’s parliamentary election, with one saying it will refuse to accept the results.
Iraqi Kurds will head to the polls this Sunday to elect a new parliament for the semi-autonomous Kurdistan Region of Iraq.
I highly suggest the anonymous author of the New York Times Op Ed piece resign, as well as all of the other people who are working against the administration from within. While they are at it, the President himself should resign too.