During his first visit to Iran after taking office, Iraqi premier Mohammed Shia al Sudani says his government is determined not to allow any group or party to use Iraqi territory to disrupt Iran's security.
Explosion near football stadium in eastern area of Iraq's capital leaves at least 10 dead and 20 others wounded, security and medical sources say.
PM Mohammed Shia al Sudani, 52, promises to amend election law within three months and hold early parliamentary elections within a year after lawmakers approve his government.
Many Iraqis have ceased to look back at the Saddam Hussain era with an icy glare of criticism as public disdain for Iraqi politicians grows across the country.
Iraqi lawmakers elect Abdul Latif Rashid as the new head of state who, after the vote, names Mohammed Shia Al Sudani as prime minister-designate.
As millions of people from the besieged community languish in detention camps, the situation is ripe for extremist groups to prey on the anger of Iraqi Sunnis, as Daesh did in 2014.
There were no immediate reports of casualties from the strikes and no claim of responsibility.
Muqtada al Sadr will always have a place and a role to play in the dysfunctional Iraqi status-quo, which helps Iran weild its influence in Iraq.
President Barham Saleh says early legislative elections would be in line with the aspirations of the Iraqi people and would guarantee political and social stability.
Shia cleric Muqtada al Sadr gave his followers "60 minutes" to disperse from Baghdad's streets following two days of deadly clashes between protesters and security forces.
Shia leader Muqtada al Sadr's sudden resignation has plunged the Middle Eastern country into violence and chaos with no clear path out.
Shia cleric Muqtada al Sadr announced he would withdraws from politics, prompting hundreds of protesters to storm the Republican Palace and sparking clashes with security forces in which 12 people were killed.
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