The current leader of the terrorist organisation once provided the US with information that would lead to the killing of a top leader.
The new law changes each of the country's 18 provinces into several electoral districts, with one legislator elected per 100,000 people.
To help Iraq in tackling Daesh, the US offered to move its troops to Iraq after the Syria pullout. But Washington faced an unprecedented denial from Baghdad.
Iraqi security officials say another 30 people were wounded in the blast that hit Imam Mahdi al Muntadhar Mosque in Baladiyat neighbourhood, near the densely-populated district of Sadr City.
As a child, Osama al Abdullah would sit and listen to his uncle's stories about the University of Mosul where he was a gardener. But Osama's dream to study there – and life as he knew it – was shattered after Daesh took over the city.
Iraqi blogger Omar Mohammad was secretly documenting Daesh in occupied Mosul and witnessed many atrocities such as beheadings. Here's why he decided to step out of the virtual shadows.
Several thousand parents in Iraq's Mosul city are concerned about the future of their children who were born under Daesh's rule. The Iraqi authorities are willing to register them, but corruption has complicated the process.
The Peshmerga forces, based in the northern city of Kirkuk, say they have been waiting for the Iraqi army to finish its operations in Mosul first. But critics say the Peshmerga have been delaying their attack for political reasons.
While no group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, fingers are being pointed at Daesh, which is making a last-ditch effort to keep control of Mosul.
Security forces have dislodged Daesh from Mosul's main government building, the central bank and the city's main museum. Separately, Iraq was on the agenda of a meeting on Tuesday of top Turkish, Russian and US generals.
A police officer from Salaheddin province, where Samarra city is located, says five attackers were killed.
The Iraqi Pm said, "Security forces have tightened their control inside the city and there are still some pockets that need to be cleansed in the coming hours."
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