Security reinforcements sent from Baghdad have stabilised the city after weeks-long protests turned violent last week.
The oil-rich southern city remains on edge, with 12 deaths since Tuesday and burning of Iran consulate.
Haider al-Abadi orders security forces to ‘act decisively’ after protesters set fire to Iranian consulate in Basra.
Six killed and a dozen wounded as demonstrations escalate over abysmal government services in the southern province.
Sadr-Abadi alliance claims it has majority of seats, which is contested by ex-Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki’s bloc.
Sadr-backed Sairoon and Abadi’s Nasr agreed to form ‘a core for an alliance’ together with Hikma and Wataniyah blocs.
Many Iraqis, including those from the Kurdish and Sunni Arab communities, had complained of electoral misconduct.
Baghdad to honour dollar ban but not all US sanctions on Iran, says Haider al-Abadi, stepping back from earlier remarks.
Abadi says anyone who tried to sabotage the political process in the country will be punished.
Three of the suspects are policemen and the fourth is an employee of the Independent High Elections Commission.
Citing ‘dangerous violations,’ authorities cancel ballots of overseas and displaced voters in last month’s election.
Elections commission says a probe has been launched with ‘a view to holding violators accountable’.
The incumbent prime minister did not win the majority he was expecting to in Iraq’s election, trailing behind Muqtada al-Sadr’s Sairoon Alliance and Hadi al-Amiri’s Fatah.
Iraqi politicians set themselves away from sectarian rhetoric in the run-up to country’s general elections in May.