Gulf Countries

Iran-backed forces threaten Iraqi prime minister over minister standoff

BAGHDAD (Rahnuma): Iran-backed political forces in Iraq are preparing to launch mass demonstrations in Basra to pressure the new prime…
Gulf Countries

Millions of Iranians mark Shiite Ashura Day

TEHRAN (Rahnuma): Millions of Iranian Shiite Muslims held mourning ceremonies of Ashura Day nationwide on Thursday. In the capital Tehran, mourners…
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Iraq’s Shiite rivals agree on prime minister

BAGHDAD (Rahnuma): Iraq’s rival Shiite blocs in parliament have agreed on who they want as the next prime minister after making…
Gulf Countries

Sadr’s call for delay in Iraqi government formation deemed impractical

BAGHDAD (Rahnuma) : Shiite cleric Moqtada Al-Sadr, whose political bloc won Iraq’s election on May 12, on Thursday called on…

PM Abadi leading Iraq election, Sadr strong

BAGHDAD: Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi’s list appears to be leading in Iraq’s parliamentary election followed by influential Shiite cleric Moqtada…