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Iraq condemns U.S. air strikes as unacceptable and dangerous

Iraqi 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..
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U.S. air strikes will have "dangerous consequences", Iraqi PM says

Iraqi 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..
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Political deadlock delays choice of new PM to steer Iraq out of crisis

Iraqi 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..
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Pentagon chief urges Iraq to stop attacks on bases housing U.S. forces

U.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..
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Iraq's top cleric condemns protester killings and calls for gun controls

iraq's top cleric condemns protester killings and calls for gun controls
Baghdad: Iraq's top Shi'ite Muslim cleric on Friday condemned recent killings of anti-government protesters and urged full state control over the use of weapons in the country following one particular..
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Iraq protest death toll mounts as cleric warns against meddling

iraq protest death toll mounts as cleric warns against meddling
Iraq’s top Shi’ite Muslim cleric said a new prime minister must be chosen without foreign interference in an apparent nod to Iranian influence, as armed men killed at least 19 people, including..
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Iraqi cleric says no foreign meddling to choose new PM, in nod to Iran

Iraq's top Shi'ite Muslim cleric said on Friday that a new prime minister must be chosen without foreign interference in an apparent nod to Iranian dominance in the country a week after incumbent Adel..
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Iraq's top Shi'ite cleric says new PM must be chosen without foreign interference

Iraq's top Shi'ite Muslim cleric said on Friday that a new prime minister must be chosen without foreign interference after Adel Abdul Mahdi announced his resignation a week ago.
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Parliament approves Iraqi prime minister's resignation

parliament approves iraqi prime minister's resignation
BAGHDAD (REUTERS) - Iraq’s parliament voted on Sunday to accept the resignation of Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi after weeks of violent anti-government protests that have rocked the country. Abdul..
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Iraq unrest: Parliament approves PM Abdul Mahdi's resignation

It comes after two months of protests in which security forces have killed about 400 people.
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Undeterred by crackdown, Iraq protests continue after prime minister's resignation

undeterred by crackdown, iraq protests continue after prime minister's resignation
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" must step down...
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Iraq PM Announces Resignation After Call From Top Shi’ite Cleric

iraq pm announces resignation after call from top shi’ite cleric
Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi arrives for the opening of the Baghdad International Fair, Nov. 10, 2018. Photo: Reuters / Thaier al-Sudani / File. Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi announced..
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Iraq PM says he will quit after cleric's call but violence rages on

Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi announced his resignation on Friday after the country's top Shi'ite Muslim cleric urged lawmakers to reconsider their support for a government rocked by weeks of..
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Iraqi prime minister says he will resign: statement

Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi said on Friday he would offer his resignation to parliament to allow lawmakers to choose a new government, in a move that follows weeks of violent anti-government..
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Pence visits U.S. troops in Iraq, to meet prime minister: government source

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence landed in Iraq on Saturday to visit U.S. troops and was set to meet Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi, a source in the premier's office said.
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Pompeo 'deplored' the death toll at protests in phone call with Iraqi PM: State Dept

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in a phone call with Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abd al-Mahdi "deplored the death toll" among protesters due to the crackdown of the Iraqi government and urged him to..
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Iraqi PM concedes 'mistakes made' as protesters pushed back in Baghdad

Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi said on Saturday that political parties had "made mistakes" in their running of the country, promising electoral reform and other measures as he sought to bring an..
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Iraqi PM calls for protests to allow a return to 'normal life'

Iraq's Prime Minister Abdul Mahdi said on Saturday that although protests were important in bringing about reform, life in the country must be allowed to return to normal.
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Blockage of Umm Qasr port has cost Iraq over $6 billion: PM's spokesman

The blocking of Iraq's major Umm Qasr port on the Gulf by anti-government protesters has cost the country over $6 billion so far, a spokesman for Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi said on Wednesday.
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Iraq’s PM urges protesters to stop, says unrest is hurting the economy

Iraq's Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi appealed on Sunday to protesters to help restore normal life across the country and said the unrest was costing the economy "billions of dollars".
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Iraqi protesters reject leadership changes, demand systemic overhaul

Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi will step down only if parliament's main blocs can agree on his replacement, the country's president said on Thursday, but tens of thousands of protesters said his..
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Iraq's prime minister agrees to resign, president says, after weeks of protests

iraq's prime minister agrees to resign, president says, after weeks of protests
(CNN)Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul Mahdi has agreed to resign after weeks of anti-government protests that led to hundreds of casualties, Iraq's president announced Thursday. In a televised speech to..
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Iraq protests: PM Adel Abdul Mahdi 'will resign if replacement is found'

Adel Abdul Mahdi has struggled to meet the demands of protesters in Baghdad and elsewhere.
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Exclusive: Iran intervenes to prevent ousting of Iraqi prime minister - sources

Iran has stepped in to prevent the ouster of Iraqi Prime Minister Abdel Abdul Mahdi by two of Iraq's most influential figures amid weeks of anti-government demonstrations, sources close to both men..
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Amid unrest, Iraqi PM will only resign if replacement found: president

Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi is ready to resign only if parliament's main blocs can agree on his replacement, President Barham Salih said on Thursday, as tens of thousands gathered in Baghdad..
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Iraq prime minister's fate in limbo as crowds of demonstrators swell

iraq prime minister's fate in limbo as crowds of demonstrators swell
Iraq's most powerful politicians appeared to withhold support for Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi on Wednesday, as anti-government protests swelled into the biggest mass demonstrations the country has..
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Iraqi prime minister's main backers agree to oust him

Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi's two main backers have agreed to work to remove him from office as protests against his government gained momentum in Baghdad and much of the Shi'ite south only..
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Cleric Al-Sadr joins Iraq protests as political crisis deepens

cleric al-sadr joins iraq protests as political crisis deepens
NAJAF: t Iraqi cleric Muqtada Al-Sadr joined thousands of demonstrators in the holy city of Najaf on Tuesday amid a spiralling political crisis sparked by deadly anti-government protests. At least 240..
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Iraq's Sadr calls on rival to join him in ousting PM: statement

Populist Iraqi Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr invited on Tuesday the head of a rival political bloc to work with him on introducing in parliament a vote of no confidence in Prime Minister Adel Abdul..
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Iraqi cleric Sadr calls for early election: statement

Populist Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr on Monday called on Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi to announce early parliamentary elections overseen by the United Nations and without the participation..
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Iraq deploys counter-terrorism forces to protect Baghdad buildings

Iraq's elite Counter-Terrorism Service said on Sunday it had deployed in the streets of Baghdad upon Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi's orders to protect important state buildings while security forces..
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Fifteen killed, dozens wounded as Iraq protests flare for second day

At least 67 Iraqis were killed and hundreds wounded in two days of protests over the weekend, as demonstrators clashed with security forces and militia groups in a second wave of protests against Prime..
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Iraqi PM orders deployment of elite troops to end Baghdad protests -sources

Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi has ordered elite counter-terrorism troops to deploy in the streets of Baghdad and use any means to end protests against his government, two security sources told..
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