The President of Iraq, Barham Salih, announced that his country plans to launch a reconstruction agency that will rebuild the infrastructure left destroyed in the wake of ISIS militants and build a new deep-water port and rail network.
Political rivals in Iraq have agreed on the program of the designated Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi. The proposed program focusses heavily on developing the economy and diversifying away from oil. The new government is expected to be in place within two weeks.
On Sunday 30th of September, the Kurdish autonomous region held an election. Voters chose from more than 700 candidates to win 111 seats in Kurdistan’s Parliament, a year after a failed independence referendum to separate from Iraq.
Despite the damages that the railways faced due to ISIS shelling, the General Director of Iraq Rail ordered the railways to be fixed between Baghdad and Fallujah. Commuters find this method faster, cheaper and easier than catching buses or taxis to the capital.