Haider al-Abadi

Cleric Sadr backs Iraq protests, calls for delay in government formation

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Shi’ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, whose political bloc won Iraq’s May 12 election, called on all politicians to delay efforts to form a new government until the demands of protesters seeking better services in the south are met.<p>Iraqi Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, who's bloc came …

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Masum meets political leaders over mass protests, new govt

Iraqi President Fuad Masum. File photoBaghdad (Iraqinews.com) – Iraqi President Fuad Masum held on Wednesday a meeting with a host of political …

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Iraqis' anger over jobs, poor services mount

Iraqi police fired in the air as hundreds of protesters tried to storm the main provincial government building in Basra on Sunday, wounding seven …

Middle East

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Iraq PM Al-Abadi Meets With Trump Cabinet

The Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi met with President Trump and his cabinet members Monday afternoon, where Trump criticized Obama’s Iran deal and said U.S. Troops should have never withdrawn from Iraq after toppling the government.

Trump Administration

One dead in Iraq's Kirkuk in suicide bombing near ballot box store, days before recount

KIRKUK, Iraq (Reuters) - One person was killed in Iraq’s Kirkuk on Sunday when a suicide car bomb went off near a storage site housing ballot boxes from a May national election, police sources said, two days before a manual recount was due to begin.<p>Another 20 people were wounded in the explosion. …

Kirkuk

Iraq Executes 12 After PM Calls For Immediate Executions

4:55 PM 06/29/2018<p>Iraq sentenced 12 people convicted on terrorism charges to death just hours after Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi called for the …

Conservative View

Iraq Executes 12 Terrorists after PM Calls for Speedy Executions

Iraq put to death 12 people terrorism-convicts after Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi called for quick executions in response to the kidnapping and …

Middle East

Iraq executes 12 convicted of terrorism

Iraq has put to death 12 people convicted of terrorism hours after Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi called for speedy executions in response to the …

Death Row

Readout of Vice President Mike Pence’s Call with Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi of Iraq

Vice President Mike Pence spoke today with Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi of Iraq. The leaders discussed progress on certifying the May 12th election …

Middle East

Iraqi PM Abadi and cleric Sadr enter into political alliance

NAJAF, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and cleric Moqtada al-Sadr said on Saturday that their political blocs, which came in third and first place in a May parliamentary election respectively, would enter into an alliance.<p>FILE PHOTO: Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi speaks …

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Iraqi PM Abadi meets with cleric Sadr

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, whose political bloc came third in a May parliamentary election, met on Saturday with cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, whose bloc came first, in the Shi'ite holy city of Najaf, Abadi's office said.<p>It was the first meeting between the pair since Sadr …

Middle East

Iraq's Prime Minister Says He's Opposed To An Election Redo

Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said: "The elections were held, there's no turning back. We have to move forward in order to form a new …

Middle East

Iraq: Growing Fears over Constitutional Chaos

In an effort to prevent a constitutional vacuum, which might be witnessed in Iraq as of the first of July, President Fuad Masoom, Parliament Speaker …

Middle East

Bombing In Baghdad Occurs Hours After Government Calls For Election Recount

3:15 PM 06/07/2018<p>An explosion in Baghdad killed 18 people Thursday, and occurred just hours after parliament called for a recount in an election won …

Baghdad

Iraqi PM rejects calls for election re-run

Abadi says anyone who tried to sabotage the political process in the country will be punished.<p>Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has rejected demands of any repeat of the May 12 parliamentary election, warning that anyone who tried to sabotage the political process will be punished.<p>"The elections …

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The emergence of Moqtada Al Sadr, the firebrand Shi’ite Muslim cleric, as Iraq’s kingmaker following the inconclusive result in the general election will inevitably raise concerns in Western policy-making circles.<p>Mr Al Sadr first came to prominence following the US-led coalition’s ill-fated …

Middle East

Militant-turned-populist cleric Sadr wins Iraqi election

BAGHDAD (AP) — Influential Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr's political coalition has won the most seats in Iraq's national parliamentary elections, …

Middle East

Shia leader Muqtada al-Sadr's coalition set to win in Iraq

With more than 90 percent of votes counted, the coalition of Shia leader Muqtada al-Sadr is set to win Iraq's parliamentary elections.

Middle East

Iraqi PM Abadi says ready to work with election winners | Reuters

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi called on Monday for all political blocs to respect the results of his nation’s parliamentary election and said he was ready to work with the winning blocs to form a government free of corruption.<p>Iraq's Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi speaks …

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Shia Cleric Leads In Iraqi Election Results

Iraqi Prime Minister <b>Haider al-Abadi</b>'s coalition is losing ground in the nation's 1st parliamentary election since ISIS was driven out. Around 90% of …

Elections

Al-Abadi Calls on Iraq to Respect Election Results

As votes were being counted in Iraq’s first election since defeating Islamic State, current prime minister Haider al-Abadi urged his supporters to …

Elections

Iraqi Prime Minister Abadi appears ahead in election

Incumbent prime minister Haider al-Abadi appears ahead in Iraq's election, a poll that could determine how much sway Iran has in the country

Middle East

Iraqi election, U.S. opens embassy in Jerusalem

Iraqi voters appeared to deal a blow to Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi over the weekend, granting strong support to an unlikely coalition of …

Middle East

Iraqi PM Abadi appears ahead in election | Reuters.com

Incumbent prime minister Haider al-Abadi appears ahead in Iraq's election, a poll that could determine how much sway Iran has in the country.<p>▲ Hide Transcript<p>▶ View Transcript<p>Incumbent prime minister Haider al-Abadi appears ahead in Iraq's election, a poll that could determine how much sway Iran …

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Radical clergy coalition musters initial lead in Iraq

Baghdad, May 14 (IANS) A coalition supporting radical Iraqi Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, who rose up in arms against the US invasion, is leading in …

Middle East

Iraq Reports Low Voter Turnout in First Election Since ISIS Defeat

Iraqi officials are reporting a low voter turnout in the first parliamentary elections since defeating ISIS.<p>Iraq's election commission announced a …

Voter Turnout

Iraqi Air Force Targets Islamic State Sites in Syria

BAGHDAD — As Iraq prepares for general elections May 12, the Iraqi air force has carried out airstrikes on Islamic State (IS) sites inside Syria — …

Middle East

Iraqi PM al-Abadi Votes In National Election

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The Latest: Polls Close in Iraq's National Elections

BAGHDAD (AP) — The Latest on Saturday's national elections in Iraq (all times local):<p>7:45 p.m.<p>Polls have closed across Iraq in the first national …

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