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Iraqis security forces, expats start voting in parliamentary elections. (AFP/ File Photo)
October 18, 2018 - 10:04 GMT
Iraq’s upcoming municipal polls -- initially slated for Dec. 22 -- have been postponed to sometime next year, Iraq’s official electoral commission announced Wednesday.
Iraq's newly elected president, Kurdish politician Barham Salih (C). (AFP/File)
October 18, 2018 - 07:49 GMT
Iraqi authorities announced on Wednesday that Prime Minister-designate Adil Abdul-Mahdi will announce the new Cabinet and its program next week.
Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil (AFP/File Photo)
October 17, 2018 - 13:40 GMT
Foreign Minister Jebran Bassil held talks on Wednesday with his Iraqi counterpart Ibrahim al-Jaafari where they discussed bilateral relations between the two countries.
Newly elected Iraqi President Barham Salih delivers a speech in the Baghdad parliament, October 2, 2018. (AFP/File)
October 17, 2018 - 12:54 GMT
Iraqi President Barham Salih reiterated on Tuesday a national rejection for taking sides as regional blocs form.
A demonstrator burns tires during protests in the southern Iraqi city of Basra on July 12. (AFP/File)
October 16, 2018 - 13:24 GMT
Nine demonstrators who were shot dead early last month in Iraq’s southern city of Basra were killed for “political reasons”, according to the findings of a government commission of inquiry.
Adel Abdul Mahdi (2nd L) and Barham Saleh (2nd R) left the parliament chamber together. (AFP/File)
October 16, 2018 - 09:47 GMT
Iraqi Prime Minister-designate Adel Abdul Mahdi is continuing his consultations with political blocs over the formation of a new government.
“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?