Only 58 members out of 329 lawmakers were present in the parliament, which was less than the necessary two-thirds quorum needed to choose a new president for the mostly ceremonial post.
Iraq's largest bloc in parliament has announced that it will not attend Monday's session to elect the president, making a vote unlikely.
Oil is the main driver of Iraq’s economy, but at human and environmental costs.
Mustafa al Kazimi’s chances of staying in power in a politically fractured country appear to be slim.
Numerous reports and local health experts have warned that Iraq's Covid-19 numbers are not genuine.
Mustafa al Kadhimi was nominated by President Barham Salih, state television reported, shortly after the previous designated prime minister, Adnan al Zurfi, announced he was withdrawing after having failed to secure support to pass a government.
Mohammed Allawi represents the same establishment protesters want to get rid of, and this is best encapsulated by Moqtada al Sadr's u-turn on the protest movement.
Barham Salih says he's "ready to resign" rather than designate Asaad al Edani – the candidate of a pro-Iranian coalition for the post of the prime minister – who he said would be rejected by protesters.
Iraqi protesters are concerned whether Prime Minister Mahdi's replacement will be acceptable to the nation, while experts warn that any bold moves by Iran could lead to further bloodshed or worse.
Anti-government protesters continue to shut down roads and government offices in the Iraqi capital, escalating a month-long string of rallies demanding political change.
Bahrain leads the charge in befriending Israel as Gulf nations prioritise the Iranian 'threat' and shove Palestine off the agenda.
Baghdad has become the centre of a tug of war between Washington and Tehran, but it's trying its best to maintain a balance between the two rivals while pursuing its own interests.
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