Gulf Times - Haider-al-Abadi
Rivals jostle for power as Iraq parliament meets

Rivals jostle for power as Iraq parliament meets

Iraqi lawmakers convened on Monday with Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and a populist cleric together seeking to form a government and sideline pro-Iran rivals.

Iraqi PM overhauls electricity ministry after protests

Iraqi PM overhauls electricity ministry after protests

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has sacked a number of electricity ministry officials, his office said on Thursday, in the latest attempt to quell public anger at chronic power cuts.

Iraqi PM invites politicians to meet after Eid holiday

Iraqi PM invites politicians to meet after Eid holiday

May's parliamentary election was marred by low turnout and allegations of fraud.

Iraqi poll results show cleric, paramilitary leader surging

Iraqi poll results show cleric, paramilitary leader surging

An alliance headed by nationalist cleric Moqtada Sadr and a rival bloc of pro-Iranian former fighters appeared to surge on Monday in surprise preliminary results from Iraq's first poll since the defeat of the Islamic State group.

PM Abadi leading Iraq election, Sadr strong

PM Abadi leading Iraq election, Sadr strong

Iraqis voted on Saturday in the first election since the defeat of Islamic State militants inside the country. Final results are expected on Monday.

Iraqi air strike targets Islamic State position in Syria -PM

Iraqi air strike targets Islamic State position in Syria -PM

The Iraqi air force carried out a new strike on an Islamic State position inside Syria, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi's office said in a statement on Sunday.

Iraqi, Kurdish PMs try to resolve bitter dispute

Iraqi, Kurdish PMs try to resolve bitter dispute

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi met Kurdish regional government counterpart Nechirvan Barzani for the first time on Saturday since the autonomous northern region's failed attempt to secede.

Twin suicide bombing in Iraqi capital kills 31 people

Twin suicide bombing in Iraqi capital kills 31 people

There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but most such attacks in Iraq are the work of the Islamic State jihadist group.

Iraq PM heads for May elections after defeating IS

Iraq PM heads for May elections after defeating IS

Haider al-Abadi's newly created "Victory Alliance" will face the "State of Law" bloc of Nuri al-Maliki, his predecessor, key rival and Shia Dawa party co-member who now holds the post of vice president.

Iraqi PM declares 'end of war against IS' in Iraq

Iraqi PM declares 'end of war against IS' in Iraq

Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Saturday announced the end of a three-year war by Iraqi forces to drive the Islamic State jihadist group out of the country.

Iraq in new push against IS holdouts as PM eyes victory

Iraq in new push against IS holdouts as PM eyes victory

Haider al-Abadi has said he will not declare the jihadists have been defeated until they have been cleared from the dry valleys and other natural hideouts that have provided them with a desert refuge.

British PM May meets Iraqi PM Abadi in Baghdad

British PM May meets Iraqi PM Abadi in Baghdad

British Prime Minister Theresa May met with her Iraqi counterpart Haider al-Abadi in Baghdad on Wednesday, an Iraqi government spokesman said, her first visit to Iraq since coming to power last year.