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Fouad Massoum new Iraq president

Fouad Massoum new Iraq president

Iraqi MPs have elected Kurdish politician Fouad Massoum as president, succeeding Jalal Talabani. Massoum, 76, is a founding member of Talabani's Patriotic Union of Kurdistan party. Since 2003 Iraq's president has always been a Kurd, while the prime minister is a Shia and the parliamentary speaker drawn from the Sunni Arab bloc. Iraq is facing a...

Iraq suicide bomb at rally kills 30

Iraq suicide bomb at rally kills 30

A suicide bombing at a rally in north-eastern Iraq has killed 30 people, security officials say. The attack took place at a political gathering in the town of Khanaqin, which has a large Kurdish population. It was the deadliest bombing among a wave of attacks to hit Iraq on Monday. Iraqis are voting in the country's...

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