Haider al-Abadi

Two protesters killed in clashes with Iraqi police as unrest spreads in south

Mon, 16 Jul 2018 - 07:43 GMT

Two protesters were killed in clashes with Iraqi security forces in the town of Samawa, a police official said,

Iraq to begin manual recount of national election votes on Tuesday

Sun, 01 Jul 2018 - 03:50 GMT

Iraq will begin a manual recount of votes on Tuesday from a May parliamentary election clouded by allegations of fraud.

Iraqi PM invites politicians to meet after Eid holiday

Thu, 14 Jun 2018 - 03:07 GMT

Haider al-Abadi invited Iraq's political groups to meet after the Eid al-Fitr Muslim holiday and agree on how to move forward in establishing a new parliament.

Iraqi election: Where the power is expected to lie

Tue, 15 May 2018 - 08:59 GMT

As the final votes from the 2018 parliamentary election are counted and confirmed, it appears that a surprise comeback has been made.

Iraqi elections: The players, parties and alliances

Mon, 07 May 2018 - 03:29 GMT

At a time of internal divisions, external pressures and touch security, economic, and social pressures, these elections come at a crucial time for the Iraqi people.

Trump spoke with Iraqi PM about Syria chemical attack

Mon, 09 Apr 2018 - 04:00 GMT

U.S. President Donald Trump spoke by phone on Sunday with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi about a reported chemical attack in Syria against civilians.

Iraqi PM agrees to lift ban on international flights to Kurdistan Region

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 - 11:46 GMT

Al-Abadi agreed to lift a ban on International air traffic to the Kurdistan Region on Tuesday.

Iraq's Shiite militias formally included in security forces

Fri, 09 Mar 2018 - 08:21 GMT

Iraqi PM Haider al-Abadi issued a decree on Thursday formalizing the inclusion of Shiite paramilitary groups in the country's security forces

Saudi king promises football stadium for Iraq in call with PM Abadi

Tue, 06 Mar 2018 - 01:40 GMT

Saudi Arabia's King Salman promised to build Iraq a football stadium following a friendly match between the two countries' teams last week.

Iraqi PM says will take action if any citizen is attacked in Kurdistan

Tue, 19 Dec 2017 - 04:36 GMT

Haider al-Abadi said on Tuesday he would take action if any citizen was attacked in the country's northern semi-autonomous Kurdistan region.

Iraq hangs 38 members of IS, Qaeda for 'terrorism'

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 - 05:23 GMT

Iraq hanged 38 jihadists belonging to the ISIS group or Al-Qaeda for terrorism offences on Thursday in the southern city of Nasiriyah, provincial authorities said.

Iraq declares final victory over Islamic State

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 - 06:45 GMT

Haider al-Abadi declared final victory over Islamic State on Saturday after Iraqi forces drove its last remnants from the country.

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

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 - 11:35 GMT

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 accused of violating due process for ISIS suspects

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 - 03:51 GMT

Iraqi federal and Kurdish regional judiciaries are violating the rights of Islamic State suspects with flawed trials.

Iraq opposed to possible Trump decision to move U.S. embassy to Jerusalem

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 - 03:29 GMT

Haider al-Abadi said that his government is opposed to U.S. President Donald Trump possibly moving the United States embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.

British PM May met Iraqi PM Abadi in Baghdad: Iraq

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 - 12:42 GMT

British Prime Minister Theresa May met with her Iraqi counterpart Haider al-Abadi in Baghdad on Wednesday, Iraqi state television reported.

Iraq to declare final victory over IS after desert campaign

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 - 04:10 GMT

Iraqi PM Haider al-Abadi said on Tuesday Islamic State had been defeated from a military perspective but he would only declare final victory after desert campaign.

Iraq's Kurdistan to respect court decision banning secession

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 - 11:18 GMT

Iraq's Kurds voted overwhelmingly for independence in a referendum in September.

Barzani calls on Iraqi PM to engage in dialogue

Sat, 11 Nov 2017 - 12:43 GMT

Former president of the Kurdistan region of Iraq Masoud Barzani called Saturday on Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to establish a dialogue between Baghdad .

Baghdad accuses Kurds of reneging on pullback deal

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 - 04:00 GMT

Iraqi PM Haider al-Abadi on Wednesday accused the Kurds of reneging on an agreement to withdraw their forces from disputed zones in the north of the country.