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Adil Abdul-Mahdi al-Muntafiki is an Iraqi politician who served as Prime Minister of Iraq from October 2018 until May 2020. Abdul-Mahdi is an economist and was one of the vice presidents of Iraq from 2005 to 2011. He formerly served as minister of finance in the Interim government and Oil Minister from 2014 to 2016.
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A year after Iraq protests, what has changed?Back in October 2019, unprecedented protests demanded the fall of Iraq’s ruling class. One year on, with a new government in place and almost 600 protesters killed, almost nothing has changed. The..
Kurdistan: Baghdad 'has not shown any willingness' to resolve disputesERBIL (Kurdistan 24) – On Wednesday, the Kurdistan Region's cabinet held a session by video conference, headed by Prime Minister Masrour Barzani, to discuss the current financial crisis in the region..
Pompeo to Iraq PM: U.S. will take action in self-defense if attackedSecretary of State Mike Pompeo told Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi the United States would take measures in self-defense if attacked, according to a statement on Monday, after a second rocket..
Iraq's Abdul Mahdi says will walk away from caretaker PM roleAdel Abdul Mahdi will walk away from his role as Iraq's caretaker prime minister and will not conduct most of his official duties, he said in a statement on Monday, deepening a political crisis in the..
Iraq president appoints Allawi as new premier, protesters reject himIraqi President Barham Salih appointed Mohammed Tawfiq Allawi as prime minister on Saturday, state television reported, after squabbling parties failed to name a candidate in the two months since Adel..
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Iraq's Sadr calls on supporters to rejoin anti-government protestsERBIL (Kurdistan 24) – Firebrand Iraqi cleric Muqtada al-Sadr on Friday criticized the country’s political elite for not nominating a new prime minister to succeed outgoing Adil Abdul Mahdi and..
Iraqi president says will pick new PM if deadlock drags onIraqi President Barham Salih said on Wednesday he would choose an interim prime minister if political parties failed to name a replacement for Adel Abdul Mahdi by Feb. 1.
Pompeo expresses outrage over Iran's targeting of U.S. facilities in IraqU.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday expressed outrage in a phone call with Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi at the continued assaults by Iran's armed groups targeting U.S. facilities in..
Iraq's Abdul Mahdi stresses the importance of de-escalation in the regionIraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi stressed, in a phone call with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday, the importance of de-escalation in the region, according to a statement from his..
Outgoing Iraq PM says US troop ouster up to next governmentBAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's outgoing prime minister said Wednesday it was up to the next government to see through parliament's decision to oust U.S. troops. Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi's comments came..
US rejects Abdul Mahdi’s bid to discuss US troop withdrawalWASHINGTON DC (Kurdistan 24) – Following the announcement on Friday by Iraq’s caretaker Prime Minister, Adil Abdul Mahdi, that he had asked the US to send a delegation to Baghdad to discuss the..
Iraqi prime minister tells US to start working on troop withdrawalBAGHDAD — Iraq's caretaker prime minister asked the U.S. secretary of state to start working out a road map for an American troop withdrawal from Iraq, his office said Friday, signaling his..
Iraq asks U.S. for mechanism on troop withdrawal: reportIraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi asked U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to devise a mechanism for a withdrawal of American troops from the country, the prime minister's office said on Friday..
Iraqi leader faces tricky balancing act as main allies confront one anotherIraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi on Wednesday urged Washington and Tehran to show restraint following Iranian missile attacks on U.S. troops in Iraq as he sought to deal with the two long-standing..
Iraqi PM received word from Iran about missile attackIraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi received word from Iran that its response to the U.S. killing of its top general was either imminent or under way, his spokesman said on Wednesday.
US insists it has no plans to withdraw its troops from IraqThe United States has no plans to withdraw its troops from Iraq, the White House and Pentagon insisted Tuesday, as Iraq premier Adel Abdel Mahdi said he had received a US letter signalling a pullout.
Iraq PM Abdel Mahdi says he received signed US 'withdrawal' letter on MondayIraq’s premier Adel Abdel Mahdi confirmed Tuesday that he had received what the US said was a draft letter describing steps its military would take to “move out” of Iraq.
Iraq has received U.S. letter regarding troop withdrawal: PMIraq has received a letter from the U.S. army concerning the withdrawal of its troops from the country, Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi said on Tuesday.
Iraqi PM spoke with Germany's Merkel about foreign troop withdrawal: statementIraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi spoke to German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday about an Iraqi parliamentary resolution calling on foreign troops to leave the country, his office said.
Iraq and U.S. should work together on troop withdrawal: Iraqi PMIraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi on Monday told the U.S. ambassador to Baghdad, Matthew Tueller, that both countries should work together on implementing an Iraqi parliamentary resolution on the..
British PM, Iraqi PM agree on need to de-escalate regional tensions: UK statementBritain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson agreed with Iraq's Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi on the need to de-escalate tensions in the region when they spoke by phone on Monday, according to a UK..
Iraqi officials working to implement resolution on foreign troop withdrawal: PMIraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi told French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian on Sunday in a phone call that officials were currently working on implementing parliament's resolution on..
Iraqi PM and Saudi Crown Prince discuss ramifications of events in IraqIraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi discussed the situation in his country and in the wider region with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Saturday, his office said.
Iraqi PM declares national mourning for Soleimani, Muhandis: statementIraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi declared on Saturday three days of national mourning for Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani, Iraqi militia leader Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, and others killed..
Iraqi PM condemns U.S. killing of Iran's Soleimani: statementIraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi condemned on Friday the "assassination" of Iranian Quds Force commander Qassem Soleimani and Iraqi militia commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis in a U.S. air strike in..
Trump spoke with Iraqi PM on need to protect Americans: White HousePresident Donald Trump spoke on Tuesday with Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abd al-Mahdi and emphasized the need to protect U.S. personnel and facilities, the White House said in a statement, after an..
Iraq's prime minister warns against aggression toward foreign embassiesIraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi warned on Tuesday against any aggression towards foreign embassies and representations in Baghdad, asking protesters outside the U.S. embassy to leave.
Kataib Hezbollah: Iraq condemns US attacks on Iran-backed militiaIraqi PM Adel Abdel Mahdi says the strikes have violated his country's sovereignty.
Iraq condemns U.S. air strikes as unacceptable and dangerousIraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi on Monday condemned U.S. air strikes on Iranian-backed Iraqi militia bases, a move that could plunge Iraq further into the heart of a proxy conflict between..
U.S. air strikes will have "dangerous consequences", Iraqi PM saysIraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi on Monday condemned air strikes by the United States on several bases belonging to an Iranian-backed militia group in Iraq and said the attack would have..
Political deadlock delays choice of new PM to steer Iraq out of crisisIraqi lawmakers said on Thursday that deadlock in parliament was holding up the selection of an interim prime minister, meaning leaders would miss a deadline to name a replacement for Adel Abdul Mahdi..
Pentagon chief urges Iraq to stop attacks on bases housing U.S. forcesU.S. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper on Monday urged Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi to take steps to prevent bases housing U.S. troops from being shelled, a statement from the premier's office..