Iraq passes election law

Legislation paves way for upcoming national elections in January.

    The Iraqi parliament has passed a long-delayed law that will clear the way for national elections in January.

    The bill had stalled over how voting would be handled in Kirkuk, an oil rich city in the country's north claimed by Iraq's Kurds and Arabs.

    Al Jazeera's John Terrett reports.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    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.

    Unification: Saladin and the Fall of Jerusalem

    Unification: Saladin and the Fall of Jerusalem

    We explore how Salah Ed-Din unified the Muslim states and recaptured the holy city of Jerusalem from the crusaders.