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Adil Abd al-Mahdi takes power as government begins to form

BAGHDAD – Adil Abd al-Mahdi was confirmed as Iraq’s fifth prime minister since the Coalition Provisional Authority late Wednesday, along with 14 of 22 Cabinet ministers, with more political wrangling to come. The new government reflects a broad cross-section of political parties and ethno-sectarian identity groups – continuing a trend of consensus governance that has… Read More

Ministry awards Nassiriya refinery to Canadian firm

BASRA – Iraq’s Oil Ministry has approved a preliminary agreement with Vancouver-based Pacific Future Energy to build a refinery in Nassiriya. Pacific is likely to work on the project in tandem with SNC-Lavalin, a Montreal-based engineering and construction firm that has a partnership with Pacific dating back to 2015, and longstanding ties in Iraq. It… Read More

Iraqi MPs debate late into the night proposed cabinet nominees 

Iraqi members of parliament on Wednesday were debating late into the night the proposed nominees of Prime Minister designate Adel Abdul Mahdi. It was expected the government would be approved in order to ensure that Mr Abdul Mahdi remains prime minister, however some ministerial positions remained vacant due to disagreements. Mr Abdul Mahdi’s four-year government… Read More

New Kurdistan gov’t should distribute powers, continue reforms: deputy PM Talabani

ERBIL, Kurdistan Region — The next Kurdistan Regional Government’s priority should be to decentralize authority to provincial councils, according to deputy Prime Minister Qubad Talabani, who argued the post-2014 crises forced Erbil to make reforms. “The decentralization of power has to be the priority of the next government and there should be a strong monitoring… Read More