Shia cleric Muqtada al Sadr announced he would withdraws from politics, prompting hundreds of protesters to storm the Republican Palace and sparking clashes with security forces in which 12 people were killed.
A statement by the Supreme Judicial Council accused Shia cleric Muqtada al Sadr’s supporters of pressuring the Federal Supreme Court to dissolve Parliament.
Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al Kadhimi arrives in Iran's capital after a visit to Saudi Arabia to resume talks between the two countries with the aim of "boosting security and stability in the region".
Baghdad has hosted several meetings between Riyadh and Tehran to solve disputes with dialogue, which was suspended again amid soaring Middle East tensions.
Riyadh cut ties with Tehran in 2016 after Iranian protesters attacked Saudi diplomatic missions in Iran after the kingdom executed Shia cleric Nimr al Nimr.
Besides the question of Iran’s culpability in the assassination attempt on the Iraqi Prime Minister, Iraq still faces grave problems that violence and instability can exacerbate.
The militant groups want a seat at the table, and are willing to apply whatever pressure it takes to ensure that they do.
No group has claimed responsibility for the drones attack launched at Prime Minister Mustafa al Kadhimi's Baghdad residence, where he escaped unhurt.
Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al Kadhimi has said he was unharmed during the drone attack on his home in the capital of Baghdad.
Hundreds of supporters of pro-Iran groups clashed with security forces in Iraq's capital, leaving more than 100 people injured as they vented their fury over last month's election result.
Iran-backed groups have lost significant ground in Iraq but Tehran still has some supporters to help it keep its influence over the neighbouring country.
With a little confidence in the country's political system, many ordinary Iraqis are likely to stay away from the ballot box while Shia-led parties like Muqtada al Sadr’s group are expected to dominate next month’s polls.
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