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Adel Abdul Mahdi named Iraqi prime minister

Newly elected Iraqi President Barham Salih has named independent Shia candidate Adel Abdul Mahdi as prime minister-designate, ending months of deadlock after an inconclusive national election in May.
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Iraq imposes curfew on riot-ravaged Basra

Iraqi officials have imposed a curfew on Basra, the country’s second biggest town, following five days of deadly demonstrations, in which government buildings have been ransacked and set alight by protesters.
Protesters torched the Iranian consulate in Basra as part of protests over poor public services [Haider Mohammed Ali-AFP]

Iraq vows ‘severe’ response after attack on Iran consulate

Iraq's Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has ordered an investigation into deadly violence in the southern city of Basra after protesters stormed the Iranian consulate there.

Protester dies, six injured during clash with security forces in Iraq

Hundreds of people gathered near a provincial Government building in Iraq’s Southern oil hub Basra on Tuesday to mourn the death of a protester during a clash with security forces.
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Iraq Supreme Court ratifies result of May vote

Iraq's Supreme Court has ratified the results of the May 12 parliamentary election, its spokesman said, setting in motion a 90-day constitutional deadline for the winning parties to form a government.
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Iraqi PM suspends electricity minister amid unrest over poor services

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi suspended his electricity minister on Sunday amid continuing protests over poor public services especially power cuts and rampant corruption, the premier’s office said.
Iraqi protesters sit outside the oil fields in al-Qurnah, some 100 kilometers north of Basra, southern Iraq, as they demonstrate against unemployment on July 14, 2018. Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi sought on July 14 to restore calm in the city of Basra after days of protests over unemployment, as demonstrations spread to other regions.Haidar MOHAMMED ALI / AFP

Two killed in southern Iraq as protests spread

Two more demonstrators were killed in southern Iraq, officials said, as protests against unemployment spread on Saturday from the port city of Basra to other parts of the country including Baghdad.
In this file photo, Iraqi security forces capture a suspected ISIL fighter in Hawija in 2014 [Reuters]

PM: Iraq executes 12 Islamic State members on death row

Iraq has executed a dozen members of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) on death row, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi's office said on Friday, after he vowed a swift response to the armed group's killing of eight captives.

Iraq holds first nationwide election since IS defeat

Iraq headed to the polls Saturday for its first parliamentary election since declaring victory over the Islamic State group, with the country hoping to shore up a fragile peace and rebuild.

Islamic State claims assassination of Iraq election candidate

The Islamic State jihadist group claimed responsibility for the assassination on Monday of a candidate in Iraq's parliamentary election just days ahead of the polls.

Foreign Minister: 39 Indians held hostage by ISIS in Mosul dead

The 39 missing Indians, who were taken hostage by ISIL in the Iraqi city of Mosul, have been killed, India's Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Tuesday.

Jens Stoltenberg: NATO to keep training Iraqi forces

NATO will continue its training support for Iraq’s armed forces, alliance Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Tuesday.

Saudi offers to fund new Iraq football stadium

Saudi Arabia has offered to fund a new football stadium in Iraq, as FIFA prepares to decide whether to lift its ban on Iraq hosting competitive international matches.

Baghdad twin suicide bombing kills 31

Iraq's Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi called for the elimination of jihadist "sleeper cells" Monday after a twin suicide bombing killed 31 people in Baghdad in the second such attack in three days.

Iraq in new push against IS holdouts as prime minister eyes victory

Iraqi forces announced a new drive against holdout Islamic State group fighters in the western desert on Friday as Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi looks to proclaim victory over the jihadists.

Iraqi Shiites slam calls to disband militia group after IS fight

Iraqi officials have blasted calls to disband a Shiite-dominated militia coalition that has been key in battling the Islamic State group, after French President Emmanuel Macron said it should disarm.

Iraq face tough battle against IS desert hideouts

Iraqi forces said Monday they face a tough battle against the Islamic State group in deep gorges and other natural hideouts in the western desert along the Syrian border, their last bastion in Iraq.

Massud Barzani to step down as Kurdish leader in Iraq

Massud Barzani, the president of the autonomous Kurdish region in Iraq, told a closed-door session of parliament Sunday he was stepping down amid the fallout from a controversial independence referendum.

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