Members of Iraq’s outgoing parliament voted in favour of manually recounting all votes cast in the election following the May elections due to allegations of voter fraud.
Authorities did not say whether the fire was deliberately set, but its timing undermined the results of last month's parliamentary election.
Iraqi elections' big winner Moqtada al Sadr promised a non-corrupt political system, less sectarian division, and sovereignty under a coalition he wants to create. But the challenge of realising them is bigger than forming a government.
In many Kirkuk neighbourhoods with Arab and Turkmen majority, there is defiance against the intention to break away from Iraq.
Lawmakers demand the Iraqi government to take "reciprocal measures" in reaction to US President Donald Trump's travel ban on citizens from seven predominantly Muslim countries.
Iraqi Prime Minister al Abadi asks parliament to gather to vote on government proposal as part of anti-corruption drive
Iraqi parliament cancels voting session on new cabinet due to lack of quorum and premier al Abadi's non presence
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