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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.

Top Iraqi court orders manual election recount

Top Iraqi court orders manual election recount

Iraq's supreme court on Thursday ordered a manual recount of last month's legislative elections that resulted in a surprise victory for a populist Shia cleric.

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.

Weill Cornell-Qatar honours 43 achievers

Weill Cornell-Qatar honours 43 achievers

Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) has honoured 43 high-achieving students by recording their names on the Dean’s Honours List.

Goldman plans private equity expansion to help offset trading funk

Goldman plans private equity expansion to help offset trading funk

Goldman Sachs Group is ramping up its private-equity investments and going after smaller, high-growth targets as part of a broad plan to offset recent trading declines, three people familiar with the effort told Reuters.

Russian coaches can’t work without doping: Deputy PM Mutko

Russian coaches can’t work without doping: Deputy PM Mutko

Russian athletics coaches “don’t understand how to work without doping”, Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko said yesterday, after the IAAF extended a ban on the country’s team to the world championships.

Protests rage as Karnataka releases water to Tamil Nadu

Protests rage as Karnataka releases water to Tamil Nadu

Bowing to the Supreme Court order, Karnataka yesterday began releasing Cauvery river water to Tamil Nadu amid massive protests and demonstrations across the Mysuru region.