Deadline to elect new Iraqi president nears

The process has been plagued with delays and the two main Kurdish parties are contesting the post for the first time.

by

    Iraq’s parliament has to elect its new president within the next few hours, a role that is served by a Kurd.

    The process has been plagued with delays and both main Kurdish parties are for the first time contesting the post.

    Al Jazeera's Rob Matheson reports from Baghdad.


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    'We scoured for days without sleeping, just clothes on our backs'

    'We scoured for days without sleeping, just clothes on our backs'

    The Philippines’ Typhoon Haiyan was the strongest storm ever to make landfall. Five years on, we revisit this story.

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    Russian-Saudi relations could be very different today, if Stalin hadn't killed the Soviet ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

    Daughters of al-Shabab

    Daughters of al-Shabab

    What draws Kenyan women to join al-Shabab and what challenges are they facing when they return to their communities?