Iraq rivals jostle for power after Sadr's shock win

Detention extended for parents of Paris stabbing suspect                         Read more

Because al-Sadr did not run for a seat, he can not become prime minister, but his deputies in parliament are expected to follow his directives.

According to preliminary figures released by IHEC, the prime minister did poorly in the election, with his Al-Nasr Alliance trailing behind the party of surprise victor cleric Muqtada al-Sadr and that of militia leader Hadi al-Amiri, which came in second.

Explaining the factors behind Sadr's victory, the Reformist daily noted, "Muqtada al-Sadr, who has lately shifted his policies and turned to Riyadh, took advantage of combating corruption in his competition with his rivals and also maintained his own traditional supporters".

It may be Abadi, Reuters reports, who has signaled a willingness to work with Sadr to form a working government.

A critical PGP flaw could expose your past emails
And because EFAIL relies on HTML-based emails, disabling HTML rendering is also advised for now. If some sources are to be believed, it could spell the end of email as a secure channel.

Partial returns from Saturday's balloting — the first since Iraq declared victory over the Islamic State militant group — were announced by the country's electoral commission and put al-Sadr's political alliance in the lead in six provinces, including Baghdad.

Meanwhile, allegations of vote rigging in northern Iraq were delaying final results on Tuesday, with some Kurdish parties demanding a re-run of the weekend's poll. Today, he's rebranded himself as a populist outsider who will fight corruption and Iran's interference in Iraqi affairs. The government should be formed within 90 days of the official results.

Iraqi Vice President and former Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki shows his ink-stained finger after casting his vote at a polling station during the parliamentary election in Baghdad.

Abadi - who got here to energy as IS swept throughout Iraq in 2014 - has been a consensus determine who balanced off the USA and Iran.

Seattle Mariners vs. Detroit Tigers, 5/12/2018 Prediction & Odds
He remained in the game in right field before being removed for a pinch hitter in the bottom of the second. Mariners: Seager was able to play on after Jones' double off his leg in the first game.

The poll noticed a report low turnout, as exclusively 44.5 % of eligible voters headed to the polls within the lowest participation fee because the 2003 US-led ouster of Saddam Hussein.

Within the cleric's impoverished Sadr Metropolis neighbourhood in Baghdad residents mentioned they have been hoping for enhancements after the elections.

Voter turnout was 44.52 per cent with 92 per cent of votes counted, the Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC) said on Sunday.

Meanwhile, conservative Tasnim News Agency reported on May 15 that Sadr is seeking to reach a coalition with Ammar al-Hakim's Hikma (National Wisdom Movement) and Iyad Allawi's Iraqi National Alliance Coalition to form a "technocrat" government.

First China-made aircraft carrier starts sea trials
The second Chinese aircraft carrier should be delivered to the PLAN by September 2019 according to Eastpendulum . It is safe to assume that the test campaign for this new vessel should not take much longer than Liaoning's .

Related News:

  • The Players Championship 2018: Dustin Johnson in early three-way share of lead

    The Players Championship 2018: Dustin Johnson in early three-way share of lead

    Open champion Brooks Koepka reinjured his left wrist while practicing Wednesday, but he played Thursday and shot a 2-under 70. Rose and Rahm both fared much better than Thomas and Spieth in their effort to become the top player in the world.
    Primary Election Day is Tuesday

    Primary Election Day is Tuesday

    The ballot also includes state legislative races , as well as contests for House of Representatives and Senate seats. Kate Brown has drawn a pair of primary challengers but is expected to advance to the general election.
    Iran foreign minister sets off on tour to save nuclear deal

    Iran foreign minister sets off on tour to save nuclear deal

    Iran signed the nuclear deal in 2015 with the United States, as well as Britain, China , France, Germany and Russian Federation . Earlier in the week, France, Germany and the United Kingdom expressed "regret and concern" over the US' withdrawal.
  • 'Walmart can infuse $3 bn in Flipkart'

    'Walmart can infuse $3 bn in Flipkart'

    The right of first refusal for the Minority Shareholders will expire if Walmart owns 85% of the outstanding shares of Flipkart . Walmart said on Wednesday it and Flipkart were in talks with other investors to potentially take part in a funding round.
    Lars Von Trier film prompts mass walkouts at Cannes

    Lars Von Trier film prompts mass walkouts at Cannes

    Even with tickets including a "scènes violentes" ("explicit violence") warning, "hundreds" allegedly walked out of the theater. Although Matt turned up in Cannes to promote the film , its other stars Riley and Uma skipped the world premiere .
    6 dead, 35 injured after terrorists attack three churches

    6 dead, 35 injured after terrorists attack three churches

    The blasts came four days after inmates killed five police officers during a revolt at a police detention center near Jakarta . Indonesia is home to significant numbers of Christians, Hindus and Buddhists but there are concerns over rising intolerance.
  • Chinese Flight Diverts After Cockpit Window Failure

    Chinese Flight Diverts After Cockpit Window Failure

    A Sichuan Airlines flight had to make an emergency landing on Monday after a cockpit window cracked and blew out of the plane. The cause of the break in the right windshield of the cockpit is yet to be ascertained as investigations are underway.
    Klopp keeps focus on Brighton amid Real talk

    Klopp keeps focus on Brighton amid Real talk

    Speaking on Friday, he said: "I would say so". "We had so many tests to pass and the boys really delivered in almost all of them". We were up against an outstanding team on Wednesday and we are up against an outstanding team on Sunday.
    Trump declares 'major disaster' in Hawaii following volcano's eruption

    Trump declares 'major disaster' in Hawaii following volcano's eruption

    The American Red Cross continues to serve evacuated residents at shelters established at Pahoa and Keaau community centers. Since last week, lava has been siphoning away for the volcano's summit, breaking through the ground in the 15 fissures.
  • Embassy Preacher Slammed By Mitt Romney For Bigotry Against Mormons - And Jews

    Embassy Preacher Slammed By Mitt Romney For Bigotry Against Mormons - And Jews

    Even among some who strongly supported the embassy move to Jerusalem, however, the Jeffress choice did not go over well. GJELTEN: Though he was surrounded by Jewish religious leaders, Jeffress closed his prayer invoking his Christian faith.
    U.S.  comedians mock Jerusalem embassy opening

    U.S. comedians mock Jerusalem embassy opening

    Nor were the sentiments from Kushner and his illustrious father-in-law the only notes of irony injected into the proceedings. According to the Jewish Press , after Yosef's speech , Ivanka Trump and Kushner approached him and asked for his blessing.
    UFC 224: Twitter reacts to Amanda Nunes vs. Raquel Pennington

    UFC 224: Twitter reacts to Amanda Nunes vs. Raquel Pennington

    We have a 13-fight slate on tap for Saturday night with Amanda Nunes in the main event as a -900 favorite over Raquel Pennington . Before the decisive round, Pennington was heard saying "I'm done", but her coach insisted she should return to the bout.


Most liked

Oil boosted by Iran fears, remains below multi-year highs
With renewed USA sanctions looming against OPEC-member Iran and oil demand strong, analysts said crude prices were well supported. U.S. shale oil production is expected to rise by about 145,000 bpd to a record 7.18 million bpd in June, the U.S.

Mo Salah is not on same level as Messi, Ronaldo - Kwadwo Asamoah
Barcelona star Lionel Messi admits it would be "terrible" to see his friend and former team-mate Neymar signing for Real Madrid . Manchester United have also been linked with a move for the 26-year-old but Real Madrid are favourites to land Neymar.

Mercedes-AMG GT S Roadster Introduced
Part of the testing included a trip to the drag strip where the Sixty managed to outmuscle a Mercedes-AMG GT sports vehicle . The company did not announce a price, but CNET expects the price to slide in between the $125,000 GT and the $157,000 GT S.

In the region: Virginia struggles in NCAA men's golf regional
The Oklahoma State softball team has made the NCAA Tournament and will compete for a national championship this spring. North Central and Dubuque will follow at 3 p.m. and the nightcap will feature UW-Oshkosh vs.

Zverev claims title with crushing win over Thiem — Madrid Open
Thiem will face sixth-seeded Kevin Anderson in the semifinals after he hit 15 aces to down Dusan Lajovic 7-6 (3), 3-6, 6-3. Obviously I have a lot of motivation to do well there. "Now I'm in the finals again, which is wonderful for me.".

Lewis Hamilton hails Mercedes 'synergy' after emphatic Spanish GP triumph
I didn't know what the pace would be. "It wasn't so comfortable as it looked because the race was good", Wolff said. Vettel won in Australia and Bahrain, while Ricciardo was first in China and Hamilton triumphed in Azerbaijan.

Exit polls are just for entertainment: Siddaramaiah
Please note average of 6+4+2 is 4. "Only Congress will come to power and I will be the Chief Minister again", Siddharamaiah said. Still, Polling to 222 Karnataka Assembly constituencies began at 7 AM and will continue till 6 PM.

Israel Targets Iran Military Forces In Syria
If Iran continues to launch direct attacks on Israel from Syrian soil, Israel is likely to retaliate with ever-larger airstrikes. Now, Iran's only recourse may be to silently take the beating or unleash Hezbollah for all-out war on Israel .

Mackenzie Dern Addresses Missing Weight for UFC 224
But there was a point where the weight wasn't going away any more. "I don't want to not make weight but what can I do", Dern said. However, Cooper insisted on taking the fight, but called Dern "unprofessional" for missing weight by that much.

Jerusalem Soccer Club Embraces Trump Name Eschewed by Others
They take place at a time of growing frustration over the prospects for an independent Palestinian state. Saeb Erekat of the Palestinian Liberation Organization's Negotiations Affairs Department disputes that.

Pep Guardiola promises Foden, Diaz his Premier League winner's medal
Guardiola's revolution has been a joy to watch as a neutral and there is no doubt that they will be in top gear in order to achieve that record points tally.

Five White House Staffers Leak Details of Meeting About White House Leaks
With Trump and this White House, it's risky to assume we've hit rock bottom in common decency and civility. McCain was diagnosed in July with glioblastoma, an aggressive brain cancer .

Carney Says Modest Rate Hikes Needed Even as Inflation Cools
Carney defended himself against that charge, arguing that when the situation changes, the bank's policy response has to change. The decisions are made after a vote by each committee member; in the event of a tie, the governor has the casting vote.

California school shooting: Student shot at by classmate
Witnesses who were outside the school described hearing a gunshot or gunshots, and seeing students running from the building. The Sheriff's Department said another 14-year-old student was shot in the arm and taken to a hospital in stable condition.

Trump congratulates Dr M on his swearing in as Prime Minister
At a press conference after being sworn in , Mahathir said the government's main focus would be on the economy. Mr Mahathir said his four-party alliance will hold a meeting on Saturday and name just 10 ministers.