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Iraq gets new president, UN chief urges more urgency

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 21:55

Kurdish politician Fuad Masum became the new president of Iraq today, in a step towards forming a new government that visiting UN chief Ban Ki-moon said must be inclusive for the country to survive.

Iraq lawmakers postpone vote on new president

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 22:26

Iraq`s Parliament agreed to postpone a vote for a new president by a day Wednesday as the extremist Islamic State group claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing in Baghdad the night before that killed 31 people.

Iraq Parliament elects speaker as Tikrit push falters

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 00:57

Iraq`s sharply divided parliament elected a speaker Tuesday in a step forward in the delayed government formation process, as a renewed bid to recapture Tikrit from militants ended in retreat.

Iraq parliament elects speaker as forces push into Tikrit

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 23:54

Iraq`s fractious parliament elected a speaker on Tuesday, setting the stage for the government formation process to proceed after extensive delays.

Iraq`s parliament fails to agree on government formation

Last Updated: Sunday, July 13, 2014, 21:06

Iraq`s new parliament ended its critical Sunday session without any progress in filling in the vacant speakership which is vital to end the political deadlock in the country.

Former Iraq Parliament speaker says to step aside so Maliki can go

Last Updated: Friday, July 04, 2014, 14:53

Former Iraqi Parliament speaker Osama al-Nujaifi, a major political foe of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, said he would not nominate himself for another term to make it easier for the Shi`ite political parties to replace the premier.

Sunnis, Kurds abandon Iraq parliament after no replacement for Maliki named

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014, 23:50

Sunnis, Kurds abandon Iraq parliament after no replacement for Maliki named

Iraq parliament session ends in chaos as turmoil deepens

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014, 20:58

Iraq`s new parliament broke up in chaos on Tuesday, with lawmakers threatening each other or walking out despite global calls for fractious politicians to form a government needed to face a Sunni militant onslaught.

UN chief hails initial Iraqi parliamentary poll results

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 20, 2014, 09:49

UN Secretary General Ban Ki- moon Monday welcomed the announcement of preliminary results of parliamentary election in Iraq, and looked forward to the final tally and subsequent timely formation of a new government.

Militants attack balloting center in Iraq, kill 10

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 17:14

A senior Iraqi police officer says militants attacked a balloting center in a remote area in the country`s north and killed 10 guards.

Iraqi Parliament hopeful fought in Syrian civil war

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 15:18

An Iraqi Shiite who proudly fought Sunni rebels in Syria`s civil war is now running for parliament in his home country, where the conflict has raised already-high sectarian tensions.

Iraq attacks kill 26 as election looms

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 15:18

Attacks including five suicide bombings hit various areas of Iraq on Monday, killing at least 26 people as parliamentary elections loom next week, the first since American troops departed.