Iraqi Protesters gather in Tahrir Square as midnight deadline expires for choosing new prime minister. Many protesters want to keep the pressure up on the government to ensure that the reforms they demand can pass.
Iraqi President, Barham Salih, has arrived in Erbil today in order to conduct meetings with senior officials in the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG). According to KRG officials, the meetings aim to resolve disputed between Baghdad and Erbil.
A Sudanese woman who was dubbed online as “Kandaka,” or Nubian queen, has become a symbol of the protests in Sudan. Ala Saleh, the woman in the video, says 'Sudanese women have always participated in revolutions in this country'
On Monday, Jordanian King Abdullah II visited Iraq for the first time in over a decade. The visit by the king of Jordan is the latest in a string of top-level diplomatic encounters in Iraq in recent weeks.The two countries share a 179-kilometer border, and Jordan is a major importer of Iraqi crude oil.
The veteran secular Kurdish politician Barham Salih belonging to the PUK was elected on Tuesday as Iraq’s next president. Salih won 219 votes to defeat a challenge from Fuad Hussein from the rival KDP. The post of Iraq's presidency has been customarily allocated to the Kurds.