myEarthLink
News

Weather  

 

The Weather Channel
Cloudy
71° F
New York, NY
Cloudy
Hi: 73° / Lo: 67°

Sports   edit

nhl - Scoreboard [hide]

Thursday, September 20, 2018
Final
No Games Scheduled
Monday, September 24, 2018
Preview

nba - Scoreboard [hide]

Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Final
No Games Scheduled
Sunday, September 30, 2018
Preview

nfl - Scoreboard [hide]

Sunday, September 16, 2018
Final
No Games Scheduled
Sunday, September 30, 2018
Preview
Monday, September 24, 2018
Preview

mlb - Scoreboard [hide]

Thursday, September 20, 2018
Boston Red Sox (104-49) at
Final
Friday, September 21, 2018
Baltimore Orioles (44-109) at
Final
Saturday, September 22, 2018
Baltimore Orioles (44-109) at
Preview

Market Update  

- By Ryan Vlastelica Nasdaq registered a 0.3% weekly decline The Dow Jones Industrial Average on Friday notched a second straight all-time high, but a slump in megacapitalization technology...
More

MarketWatch

 
Sign In to get personalized news, weather and more at myEarthLink.
 

Printable View

Uncertainties mount as Iraq's PM says he won't seek 2nd term
Iraq Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi addresses a newly elected parliament during its first session in Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, Sept. 3, 2018. Iraq's newly elected parliament held its first session as two blocs, both claiming to hold the most seats, vied for the right to form a new government. (AP Photo - Karim Kadim)
By QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA
From Associated Press
September 14, 2018 1:37 PM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi said he will not "cling to power," after the country's highest Shiite religious authority called for the appointment of a new head of government. A member of the leader's parliamentary bloc, however, said Friday that if al-Abadi gets a majority in the legislature he will form the new Cabinet.

A member of al-Abadi's al-Nasr List, or Victory List, said Friday that the outgoing prime minister is still negotiating to form the largest bloc in parliament and if he succeeds then al-Abadi will be nominated for forming the new Cabinet. The legislator spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to brief media.

Al-Abadi's political position has weakened in the wake of rioting in Iraq's oil capital, Basra, over corruption, failed services and contaminated drinking water.

Al-Abadi, who was backed by the U.S. for a second term in office, said he would respect the directives of Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, who said it was time for Iraq to appoint a prime minister it has never had before. Al-Abadi made his remarks at his weekly press conference on Thursday.

Political analyst Ihsan al-Ashaari said al-Abadi's statement does not mean that the outgoing prime minister is no longer trying to hang on to the post. He said this decision will be made by the largest blocs in the legislature.

"The negotiations are still ongoing," al-Ashaari said.

Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.