Adel Abdel Mahdi
Iraq PM says to submit resignation to parliament
Iraq's embattled premier announced Friday he will resign in keeping with the wishes of the country's top Shiite cleric, after nearly two months of anti-government protests that have cost more than 400 lives.
Iraq PM's future on the line as demonstrators smell change
The future of Iraq's embattled premier was in the hands of his one-time parliamentary backers Wednesday, as they deliberated over his ouster after mass anti-government protests that have leftover 240 dead.
Iran says US troop boost 'threat to international peace'
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Saturday a US decision to deploy 1,500 additional troops to the Middle East is a "threat to international peace," state media reported.
Pompeo in Baghdad on unannounced visit
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo landed in Baghdad late Tuesday on an unannounced visit, an Iraqi government source told AFP, cancelling a trip to Germany amid escalating US-Iran tensions. The source, speaking on condition of anonymity because of the high security nature of the visit, said Pompeo was set to meet Iraqi Prime Minister…
New Iraq minister quits over videos linking her brother to IS
Iraq's newly appointed education minister has said she tendered her resignation over online accusations her brother was a member of the jihadist Islamic State group. Shaima al-Hayali announced her decision in a tweet on Saturday, two weeks after parliament approved her nomination, saying she had handed her resignation to Prime Minister Adel Abdel Mahdi. "I…