Gulf Times - Adel-Abdel-Mahdi
Top Iraq cleric says no role in talks on new PM as protests persist

Top Iraq cleric says no role in talks on new PM as protests persist

Iraq's top cleric said Friday he was not taking part in talks on the country's new premier, as his supporters joined apprehensive youths still protesting in the capital despite widening intimidation campaigns.

Iraqis keep up anti-regime demos despite PM's vow to quit

Iraqis keep up anti-regime demos despite PM's vow to quit

Iraqis kept up their anti-government protests in Baghdad and across the south on Saturday, unsatisfied with the prime minister's planned resignation and insisting "all corrupted people"

Iraqi premier warns IS weakened, not defeated

Iraqi premier warns IS weakened, not defeated

Iraqi Premier Adel Abdel Mahdi said Tuesday the Islamic State group had been militarily weakened but not defeated, as the recent deadly Sri Lanka bombings had shown.

Iran leader urges Iraq to demand US withdraw troops

Iran leader urges Iraq to demand US withdraw troops

Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has called on Iraq to demand US troops leave "as soon as possible", warning that Washington is plotting to remove the Iraqi government.