Iraq’s Political Instability Raises Al-Sistani Succession Stakes
DUBAI: Besides Pope Francis and the Dalai Lama, few religious leaders today command as much respect among Muslims and non-Muslims alike as Grand Ayatollah Ali Al-Sistani, the 91-year-old “supreme marja” of the world’s Shiite Muslims. Al-Sistani was a disciple of Ayatollah Abu Al-Qasim Al-Khoei, who was for decades the... Read more
Iraq Blames Iran For Drastic Decline In River Flow
DARBANDIKHAN, Iraq: Iraqi officials warned Tuesday of a drastic drop in the flow of water in a river from Iran due to low rainfall and dam-building in the neighboring Islamic republic. The Sirwan river begins in Iran, flowing to Darbandikhan Dam in northeastern Iraq before going through the rural... Read more
Security Forces Vote in Iraq’s General Election
BAGHDAD: Iraqi security personnel across the country cast their ballots Friday, two days before the rest of the nation votes in parliamentary elections. The vote is being held six months before schedule, in line with a promise made by Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi when he assumed office in 2020.... Read more
Iraqi Leader Barham Salih Tells UNGA: ‘Corruption and Terrorism Work in Tandem’
NEW YORK: Cooperation and solidarity is the world’s “only choice” in the fight against global terrorism, Iraqi President Barham Salih said. Speaking at the UN General Assembly, Salih told fellow world leaders that his country had been dogged by wars and genocides over the past 40 years. “We have... Read more