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Iraqi Parliament Speaker Resigns

By Mustafa Saadoun for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraqi parliament speaker resigns Iraqi parliament speaker Mohammed al-Halbusi [Halbousi] (pictured) resigned from his post but is expected to be re-elected. Click here to read the full article.

Sadr "urges Iraqis to back 'Revolution'"

From Amwaj Media. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Sadr urges Iraqis to back 'revolution' as Shiite rivals mobilize supporters For the second time in a week, supporters of Shiite cleric and politician Muqtada Al-Sadr have stormed Iraq's parliament. Sadrists entered the […]

Video: Will Iraq slide into civil strife?

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. For the second time in a week, protesters have taken over Iraq's parliament in a show of support for influential Shia leader Muqtada al Sadr. On Saturday, thousands of people stormed the building […]

Iraqi Sadrist Protesters Storm Parliament

By Al Monitor staff. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraqi Sadrist protesters storm parliament Sadrist protesters stormed parliament on Wednesday, rejecting the formation of the government under the premiership of Muhammad Shia Sudani, who was nominated recently by a rival […]

Sadr Withdrawal from Iraqi Parliament challenges Shiite Rivals

By Al Monitor staff. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Sadr withdrawal from Iraqi parliament challenges Shiite rivals Populist Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr withdrew his party members from Iraq's Council of Representatives, introducing a new level of uncertainty into Iraqi politics. […]

Iraqi Parliament Postponed until Protests End

Iraq’s parliament has announced that it is postponing the holding of its sessions until the end of the protests that have swept through the country in recent weeks, repealing the parliament’s former decision that it will meet after the Shia Arbaeen pilgrimage ends. On Saturday, the parliament’s Legal Committee confirmed that the House of Representatives […]

Iraqi Parliament appoints new Speaker

By John Lee. The new Iraqi Parliament (Council of Representatives) has selected Mohammed Halbusi [Mohamed al-Halbousi] (pictured) as Speaker. Aged 37, Halbusi is the youngest person to serve as Speaker. According to Anadolu Agency, he won 169 out of 298 votes, while his rival Khalid al-Obeidi, former defense minister, won 85 votes. He is a […]

Video: Parliament Legalises Shia Militias

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The Iraqi parliament has passed a bill to officially recognise Shia armed groups collectively known as the Popular Mobilisation Forces. The PMF are currently playing a vital role in the battle for the […]

Zaha Hadid "Topples Winner" to Design Parliament

By John Lee. Zaha Hadid has won the RIBA-run international competition to design a new parliament complex in Iraq, despite coming third in the original contest, reports Building Design. According to the report, the deal has been shrouded in secrecy with leading Iraqi architectural critic Ihsan Fethi complaining that he has yet to see what […]

Budget Delay Continues

By John Lee. 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. The opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Until now the struggle over the 2014 Iraqi budget […]

Budget Reading Goes Ahead Amid Boycott

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. The opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. In a significant move, the Iraqi parliament has completed the first passage […]

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