Tag Archives | Adel Abdul-Mahdi

Chaos Spreads as PM Office Remains Vacant

By Ali Mamouri for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Chaos spreads in Iraq as PM office remains vacant A number of unidentified militias penetrated Tahrir Square and the Sanak Bridge area in central Baghdad on the evening of Dec. 6, targeting […]

What comes after Iraqi PM’s Resignation?

By Adnan Abu Zeed for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi announced Nov. 29 that he would officially submit his resignation to parliament, in the first government response to the wide public protests that have […]

Video: Adel Abdul Mahdi’s Short Tenure as PM

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Adel Abdul Mahdi became prime minister in October 2018, at a time of unrest in the country. His government promised to make things better, but said it needed more time but was unsuccessful. […]

Parliament Approves Prime Minister’s Resignation

dBy John Lee. Iraq’s parliament has reportedly approved the resignation of Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi. According to BBC News, it is unclear who will take over from Mr Abdul Mahdi, as existing laws do not specify how parliament should deal with a prime minister’s resignation. On Sunday clashes continued in cities including Baghdad and […]

Challenges facing Iraq after PM’s Resignation

By Abbas Kadhim, for the Atlantic Council. The challenges Iraq faces after prime minister’s resignation The news on November 29 that Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi will resign is unprecedented in post-2003 Iraq. Many questions must be answered before his successor is appointed, and in the meantime, we can expect unrest to continue. The immediate […]

PM announces Plans to Resign

The Iraqi Prime Minister, Adel Abdul Mahdi, announced on November 29 that he is to submit his resignation to Parliament in the wake of increasing violence across the country. The announcement was shown on state television and came one day after at least 35 protestors were killed by the security forces. Grand Ayatollah al-Sistani’s latest […]

Pompeo calls on Iraq to Enact Reforms and Tackle Corruption

The following is attributable to US State Department Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus: Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke [on Tuesday] with Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abd al-Mahdi. Secretary Pompeo emphasized that peaceful public demonstrations are a fundamental element of all democracies. The Secretary deplored the death toll among the protesters as a result of the […]

Can Iraqi PM weather ongoing Protests?

By Ali Mamouri for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Despite several proposals to solve the crises in Iraq and in spite of using different tactics such as promises and threats, the Iraqi government is unable to stop the protests and is […]

Iraq’s Govt “Cannot Reform Itself”

By Samir Sumaidaie (former Iraqi ambassador to the US and Iraqi Interior Minister), for the Atlantic Council. In Washington, some believe that despite the protests in Iraq that began in early October and continue apace, the current Iraqi government should be supported and given help as it responds to the just demands of the protesters. […]

Can Iraqi PM’s Promises Calm Popular Anger?

By Ali Mamouri for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.  Can Iraqi PM’s Promises Calm Popular Anger? Mass protests erupted early Friday morning in most of southern Iraq’s major cities, including Baghdad, Basra, Najaf, Karbala and Nasiriyah. In Baghdad, protesters began gathering and organizing […]

Iraqi Cabinet to Help Young Entrepreneurs

By John Lee. The Iraqi cabinet has said it will simplify company registration procedures for young entrepreneurs (aged 18-35 years), and exempt them from any associated fees. It has also announced that it will provide unemployed graduates and others wishing to start manufacturing projects with free training and support to start their projects. The new […]

Govt Promises More Jobs and Houses

Summary of government measures to boost employment, address housing shortage and support low-income groups Prime Minister Adil Abd Al-Mahdi on Sunday chaired a meeting of the High Committee for the Distribution of Land. The Committee reviewed preparations for the distribution of plots of land to low-income groups in Iraqi provinces, and the allocation of more […]