Iraq: Defense Minister Impeached by Parliament for Corruption

Defense Minister Khaled al-Obeidi was impeached by the Iraqi parliament in a no confidence vote of 142 against 102 after weapons contracts were questioned earlier this month. Reacting to the vote results, Obeidi described it as a triumph for “those Read more

Iraq: Parliament Approves Five out of Six Appointed Ministers

The stand-off between the Parliament and Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi eased on Monday following the approval of all the ministers he picked up with the exception of the nominee for the trade department. The government is however under pressure after Read more