Mohammad al-Halbusi, with 169 votes, is the new Speaker of #Iraq. Halbusi was al-Anbar governor.
Hasan Karim and Rashid Jalil are expected to be selected in the next hour as the two vice Speakers.
A first official victory to the anti-#USA camp (pro-#Iran): Halbusi was presented and supported by al-Bina' coalition, the Maliki-Ameri (et al) group, even if the vice Speaker will be from the Sadrist (in the next hour).
No election of a large coalition today in #Iraq. The parliamentary session is postponed.
#USA doesn't have many allies in #Iraq. US envoy - I was told by many Kurds, Sunni and even Shia MPs - is threatening those unwilling to vote for Abadi despite any American denial of using this kind of approach.
Let's see what the Kurds will decide in a couple of weeks #Iraq
#Kurds Al-Fateh and Dawlat al-qanoon pulled out of the parliamentary session to sabotage the election.
FYI: Out of Abadi's 42 MPs, only 12 are left in his coalition. #Iraq.
In the next hour, the largest coalition, even if below 165, may be formed and will be resgistered tomorrow at the parliament. It all depend on one party (40 to 42) expected rto join Dawlat al-QWanoon and al-Fath (so far they have gathred 110).
I'll explain: #Kurds are not going to join any coalition tomorrow, waiting for the biggest coalition to register its name. Kurds have requests that won't be met this night. So their voices and seats won't be included.+
Josh Dawsey is talking to @donlemon right now on @CNN talking about the turmoil in the White House over people trying to explain to Trump that the Dems could re-take the House in November and thus #impeachment could be on the table. For real. Read his new piece here ↘️↘️↘️
These details are stunning.
The entire White House counsel’s office has been eviscerated.
4 out of 5 deputies, out.
And now Trump has tweet-fired #DonMcGahn, who everyone agrees is the last bolster against madness. washingtonpost.com/politics/winte… …
#USA officers arrived at #Damascus airport onboard an Emirates plane, met with Brdg. General Ali Mamlouk, head of Syria's National Intelligence Bureau, proposed to pull out of #Syria (incl al-Tanf) in exchange of 3 demands
Meeting took place in Mazeh last month. The 3 points: 1. Total withdrawal of #Iran from (only) south #Syria 2. #USA companies have a share in exploiting oil in northeast Syria 3. All data related to terrorists killed & arrested during the 7 years of war
"The head of #Australia/n Intel services visited #Damascus" a year ago, with #USA knowledge, asking about terrorist data but the answer is always the same: we shall not release any info unless relationship evolves", said the report.
The two Iranian individuals—identified as Ahmadreza Mohammadi-Doostdar, a dual U.S.-Iranian citizen, and Majid Ghorbani, an Iranian citizen and resident of California—the Islamic Republic.
They were allegedly acting on behalf of the government of the Islamic Republic of #Iran by conducting covert surveillance of Israeli and Jewish facilities in the United States, & collecting identifying information about American citizens and U.S. nationals who are members of #MEK
Protesters are chanting:
"Proud Iranians, support, support"
Shop owners are closing their stores, protesting high prices &...
Strike began at 2:30 pm local time. #IranProtests
15 Khordad St. - Seyed Vali alley
Shoe store owners on strike since 2:30 pm local time.
Store owners protesting high prices & lack of raw material for shoes.
Mousavi & Manuchehr Khani complexes also on strike. #IranProtests
Please note: BeLeave was set and active at this date.
Shouldn't Darren have been campaigning for his own, "independent" Leave campaign instead?
Hello, @darrengrimes_? Why were you campaigning for Vote Leave that day? web.archive.org/web/2016042512…
📢#RETWEET 📢 (1) Shortly after #SethRich turned over all DNC Server files/emails to JulianAssange, he was murdered. UK Govt wants Assange desperately. Why? Dead men tell no tales. The plot to interfere with 🇺🇸2016 election about to be exposed. Russia is a SmokeScreen #SpyGate
📢#RETWEET 📢 (2) Master "Chess" moves to Arrest Julian Assange is for his protection against #Deepstate 1. JA arrest will bring JA to America 2. Will Highly publicize trial 3. JA will be asked who submitted leaked DNC docs 4. Evidence will show #SethRich EXPOSE DEMs & #SpyGate
#BreakingNews Children may be missing due to Home Office failures. Today we won an important ruling in the Court of Appeal: The Home Office didn't act lawfully when rejecting child refugees' family reunion cases after the Calais 'Jungle' demolition bit.ly/2LQWQyo
(2/5) Following the demolition 1000 child refugees were interviewed by the Home Office who wanted to reunite with family in the UK, 530 of them were rejected. They were given little to no evidence meaning they could not challenge the desicion made.
(3/5) Today's ruling says the Home Office withheld a great deal of important evidence from the Judge. It was discovered they did not tell the children reason for their case's rejection because the Gov. feared legal challenges.
(2) Resolved that Rod Rosenstein, Deputy Attorney General of the
United States, is impeached & that the following articles of impeachment be exhibited to the Senate:
Articles of impeachment exhibited by the House of Representatives of the United
States of America...
(3) in the name of itself and all of the people of the United States of
America, against Rod Rosenstein, Deputy Attorney General of the United States,
in maintenance & support of its impeachment against him for high crimes &