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Biography of New Prime Minister, Haider al-Abadi

Rabee Securites has issued the following biography of Iraq’s new Prime Minister, Haider al-Abadi [Haydar al-Abbadi]: CV of Haider Jwad El-Abadi, the New Prime Minister: H. E. El-Abadi was born in Baghdad, in 1952. He is married and has three children. His father was Dr. Jwad El-Abadi. He was a doctor and the management director […]

Maliki Quits as PM in Favour of Abadi

By John Lee. Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Maliki has finally bowed to pressure and stepped aside to make way for Haider al-Abadi [Haydar al-Abbadi], who has been asked by Iraq’s president to form a government. Appearing on state TV flanked by Mr Abadi and other Shia politicians, Mr Maliki said: “I announce before you today, to […]

UN Officials urge Respect for Constitution

Amidst ongoing insecurity in northern Iraq, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and his representative in the country expressed support today for President Fouad Masoum’s office, as politicians are working towards creating a new Government, and warned that heightened political tensions could lead Iraq into even deeper crisis. Mr. Ban “commends Iraqi President Fuad Massoum for having charged […]

Analyst: Political Moves in Iraq

From CNN. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The nomination of a new Iraqi prime minister could giveIraqis “a nationalistic surge,” says CNN military analyst.

New PM Named to End Maliki’s Rule

By Laith Hammoudi. This article was originally published by the Institute for War and Peace Reporting, iwpr.net, and it is reproduced by Iraq Business News with permission. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News Iraqi president Mohammed Fuad Masum has asked Haider al-Abadi  […]

Haydar al-Abbadi Is New Iraq PM Candidate

The following article was published by Reidar Visser, an historian of Iraq educated at the University of Oxford. It is reproduced here with the author’s permission. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Today, what remains of the pan-Shiite National Alliance formally presented Haider al-Abadi  [Haydar al-Abbadi] […]

Maliki Warns Sistani on Third Term

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. On July 25, the official website of Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani posted an article reporting that Sistani has called on Iraqi officials not to cling to their positions, alluding to the insistence of Iraqi Prime […]

Fouad Massoum Elected as President

By John Lee. The Iraqi parliament has elected Kurdish politician Fouad Massoum [Fuad Massum] as president, succeeding Jalal Talabani. The 76-year-old is a founding member of Mr Talabani’s Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) party. Associated Press reports that Massoum is considered a soft-spoken moderate, known for keeping good relations with Sunni and Shiite politicians. According […]

Iraqi Parliament Elects Speaker

By John Lee. Iraqi MPs have elected Sunni lawmaker Salim al-Juburi [al-Jabouri] as the new speaker with 194 votes in the 328-seat parliament. According to a report from Al Jazeera, it was unclear whether al-Jubuuri’s election indicated that a larger agreement had been struck among political blocs for the posts of president and prime minister. […]

Weekly Security Update, 08 – 14 July 2014

By Anne-Laure Barbosa at Constellis Consulting On 15 July, Iraqi MPs took the first formal step toward forming a new government, by electing Salim al-Juburi, a Sunni lawmaker, as the new speaker of parliament. Negotiations between the main parliamentary blocs had been in gridlock since the April elections failed to produce a majority, with sessions adjourned […]

New Delay in Forming Govt

By John Lee. The Iraqi parliament has again failed to break a political deadlock on the formation of a new government, reports Reuters. After a brief session on Sunday, parliamentary officials postponed efforts to reach agreement until Tuesday. Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki (pictured) is seeking a third term but faces opposition from Sunnis, Kurds, and […]

Dep PM: “I was Mistaken” in Joining Govt

By Mustafa al-Kadhimi for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister Saleh al-Mutlaq (pictured), head of the al-Arabiya Coalition, has said that a political solution is the only way to unite the positions of Shiites and Sunni tribes and […]