Iranian Deputy FM Hossein Jaberi Ansari (Twitter)
October 22, 2018 - 08:36 GMT
Iran has been working with Russia in a “strategic partnership” format based on mutual interests but is in no such “alliance” with any Eastern or Western power, says Iran’s point man on the Middle East, who has been working closely with the Russian Federation on Syria’s dossier.
Massud Barzani leader of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) speaks during an electoral rally for the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) in Arbil. (AFP/File)
October 21, 2018 - 10:44 GMT
The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) has won 45 seats in the parliamentary election in northern Iraq’s Kurdish region, according to the local election commission.
Iraqi soldiers hold a position (AFP/File Photo)
October 21, 2018 - 08:13 GMT
Iraqi forces dismantled 40 positions belonging to the Daesh terrorist group in the eastern Diyala province, according to a local police officer on Saturday.
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.
Mohammed bin Salman (AFP/FILE)
October 17, 2018 - 12:09 GMT
Will Mohammed bin Salman be replaced as Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia?
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.
Maryam Rajavi (AFP/FILE)
October 11, 2018 - 12:55 GMT
The MEK is an elusive group. But Massoud Khoadandeh, who helped run the group's smuggling, spying, and security operations, tells Al Bawaba of its inner-workings and its eventual decline into an inward looking, reclusive cult.
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.
The Iranian diplomat Assadollah Assadi (Twitter)
October 11, 2018 - 07:59 GMT
An Iranian diplomat suspected of helping to plan a bomb attack against Iranians living in exile in France has been extradited to Belgium, German authorities announced Wednesday.
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.