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Iraq new president Iraqi parliament elects new president, ending months-long political deadlock

New President Abdul Latif Rashid immediately designated Shia al-Sudani as prime minister, whose nomination had earlier led to violent clashes in the country leaving dozens of people dead 

Iraq violent protests Protests and violence break out in Iraq after Muqtada al-Sadr announces decision to quit politics 

At least 30 people were killed and over 700 injured in clashes between security forces and Sadr’s supporters who had entered and captured government buildings inside the high security Green Zone in Baghdad 

Iraq’s crisis continues as rival factions lock horns

Rania Khalek of BreakThrough News explains the latest developments in the political crisis in Iraq. Uncertainty continues in the country with no government having been formed since the the election of October 2021

Sadrists occupy Iraqi parliament

The protesters opposing the government formation efforts of Mohammed Shia al-Sudani stormed the high security Green Zone in Baghdad to demand the cancellation of his prime ministership.

Iraqi parliament stormed Moqtada al-Sadr’s supporters go on indefinite sit-in inside Iraqi parliament

While asking the demonstrators to maintain peace, Moqtada al-Sadr called the sit-in a “golden opportunity” to “fundamentally change the political system and the constitution” of the country

Iraq protests Protesters storm Iraqi parliament, oppose nomination of Mohammad Shia al-Sudani as PM

The protesters were supporters of Muqtada al-Sadr, whose party members resigned from the parliament earlier this year after failing to win enough support to form a national majority government 

Sadrist MPs resign from Iraqi parliament after failing to form majority

Muqtada al-Sadr announced the dissolution of his Saving the Homeland coalition with the Sovereign Alliance (al-Siyada) and the Kurdish Democratic Party (KDP)

Hospitals suspend operations as economic crisis spirals in Sri Lanka and other stories

Today we look at the rising economic crisis in Sri Lanka, the political crisis in Iraq amid delays in the election of the president, and more