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8th President of Iraq

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Barham Salih: 8th President of Iraq
Barham Salih is the eighth and current President of Iraq. He is the former Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Region and a former deputy prime minister of the Iraqi federal government. He was elected and assumed office as the President of Iraq on 2 October 2018.

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Iraq's new PM Mustafa Kadhemi: former spy chief with friends on all sides

iraq's new pm mustafa kadhemi: former spy chief with friends on all sides
Iraq's new prime minister Mustafa Kadhemi is a pragmatic operator and former spy chief whose ties to Washington and Tehran could help steer Baghdad through a laundry list of crises. He formally took..
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Iraqi president nominates Mustafa al-Kadhimi to form government as Adnan al-Zurfi steps down

iraqi president nominates mustafa al-kadhimi to form government as adnan al-zurfi steps down
ERBIL (Kurdistan 24) – Iraqi President Barham Salih on Thursday assigned Mustafa al-Kadhimi to form the Iraqi government, replacing Prime Minister-designate Adnan al-Zurfi following an announcement..
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Iraq president names intel chief Mustafa al-Kadhimi as PM: state TV

Iraqi President Barham Salih on Thursday named intelligence chief Mustafa al-Kadhimi as prime minister-designate, state television reported.
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Iraq president names ex-Najaf governor Adnan Zurfi as premier

iraq president names ex-najaf governor adnan zurfi as premier
Iraqi president Barham Saleh named Adnan Zurfi, the former governor of the Shiite holy city of Najaf, as the new prime minister Tuesday, the second attempt to find a head of government in recent..
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Iraqi President Salih names Adnan al-Zurfi as new prime minister-designate, state TV says

Iraq's President Barham Salih on Tuesday designated Adnan al-Zurfi as prime minister tasked with forming a government within 30 days, in an attempt to overcome months of political deadlock.
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Iraqi president condemns U.S. air strikes - statement

Iraqi President Barham Salih condemned on Friday a series of overnight U.S. air strikes as a violation of national sovereignty and warned that the country could slip into chaos and become a failed..
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New Iraq PM appeals to the masses but is rejected by protesters

New Prime Minister Mohammed Tawfiq Allawi appealed to downtrodden Iraqis for their support on Saturday hours after his appointment by President Barham Salih, but protesters were already rejecting the..
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Iraq president appoints Allawi as new premier, protesters reject him

Iraqi 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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Iraqi president appoints Mohammed Allawi as new PM: state TV

Iraqi President Barham Salih appointed on Saturday Mohammed Tawfiq Allawi as new prime minister, State TV reported, after squabbling political parties failed to name a candidate in the two months since..
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Iraq's Sadr calls on supporters to rejoin anti-government protests

iraq's sadr calls on supporters to rejoin anti-government protests
ERBIL (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..
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Iraqi president says will pick new PM if deadlock drags on

Iraqi 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.
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Iraqi president meets Trump in Davos, discuss foreign troops cut: Iraqi statement

Iraqi President Barham Salih met U.S. President Donald Trump in Davos on Wednesday and discussed reducing foreign troops in the country, a statement from the Iraqi presidency said.
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Iraqi president receives phone call from U.N. Guterres: Iraqi state TV

Iraqi President Barham Salih received a phone call from United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday in which they discussed regional developments, Iraqi state TV and state news agency..
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Iraqi president urges self restraint to Iranian counterpart: statement

Iraqi President Barham Salih offered his condolences to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani over the killing of Quds Force leader Qassem Soleimani on Sunday and urged self restraint, his office said in a..
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King Salman discusses with Iraqi president need to de-escalate regional tensions

Saudi Arabia's King Salman rang Iraqi President Berham Saleh on Saturday to discuss the importance of de-escalating regional tensions, the Saudi news agency reported, after Iranian military commander..
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France's Macron discusses Middle East tensions with Iraq's Salih and UAE

French President Emmanuel Macron discussed the latest tensions in the Middle East on Saturday with Iraq President Barham Salih and with the de facto ruler of the United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi Crown..
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Iraqi president Salih condemns attempt to breach U.S. embassy

Iraqi President Barham Salih rejected on Tuesday attempts to breach the United States embassy in Baghdad, saying they were a violation of binding international agreements to protect foreign missions..
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Iraqi president threatens to quit in defiance of Iran's allies in parliament

Iraqi President Barham Salih refused on Thursday to designate the nominee of an Iran-backed parliamentary bloc for prime minister, saying he would rather resign than appoint someone to the position who..
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Iraq president rejects Iran-backed bloc’s nominee as PM

iraq president rejects iran-backed bloc’s nominee as pm
BAGHDAD – Iraq’s president refused Thursday to designate the Iran-backed parliamentary bloc’s nominee for prime minister after he was rejected by anti-government protesters, saying he was..
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Iraqi president says he would rather quit than name PM rejected by protesters

Iraqi President Barham Salih refused on Thursday to designate the nominee of an Iran-backed parliamentary bloc for prime minister, saying he would rather resign than appoint someone to the position who..
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Iraq's top cleric calls for quick formation of government

iraq's top cleric calls for quick formation of government
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's top Shiite cleric called Friday for the speedy formation of a government and early elections as ongoing political wrangling caused Parliament to miss a deadline to name the next..
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Iraqi president, UN envoy affirm gov't responsibility to protect peaceful demonstrators

iraqi president, un envoy affirm gov't responsibility to protect peaceful demonstrators
BAGHDAD, Dec. 8 (Xinhua) -- Iraqi President Barham Salih and Special Representative of UN Secretary-General for Iraq Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert on Sunday confirmed the responsibility of government to..
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US urges early Iraq elections, halt to violence against protesters

us urges early iraq elections, halt to violence against protesters
WASHINGTON: The United States on Sunday urged Iraqi authorities to hold early polls and carry out electoral reforms, and called for an end to the violence against protesters that has left hundreds..
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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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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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U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo talked to Iraq's president about Turkey's Syria incursion: statement

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called Iraqi President Barham Salih to discuss the Turkish military incursion into Syria and the U.S. desire for the offensive to end immediately, according to a..
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Egyp, Iraq discuss Syria after Turkish offensive: Egypt state TV

Egypt's Sisi and Iraqi president Barham Salih discussed over the phone on Wednesday the situation in Syria after the Turkish offensive, according to Egypt's state TV.
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Iraq's president meets with his Iranian counterpart in New York: agency

Iraqi President Barham Saleh met with his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani on Thursday on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly, the Iraqi news agency reported.
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Iraqi leaders condemn air raids targeting Iran-backed militias

iraqi leaders condemn air raids targeting iran-backed militias
BAGHDAD - Iraqi President Barham Salih and Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi on Monday condemned air strikes on Sunday that hit bases and weapons depots belonging to Iraqi paramilitary groups, which the..
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Babylon: Ancient Iraqi city designated Unesco world heritage site

babylon: ancient iraqi city designated unesco world heritage site
Babylon has been designated a Unesco world heritage site following decades of lobbying by Iraq. The legendary city, first referenced on a clay tablet more than 4,000 years ago, received the award..
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