Sadr-Abadi alliance claims it has majority of seats, which is contested by ex-Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki’s bloc.
Assembly votes to bar government from passing key reforms without its approval amid anger over PM’s unilateral actions.
Parliamentary report finds former PM and 35 officials responsible for army’s loss of city and says they should be tried.
With Shia militias gaining ground in the fight against ISIL, Iran’s influence in Iraq is on the rise.
Iraqis and Syrians caught in the middle of the conflict are waiting to know what the “complete strategy” will be.
Military reform seen as bid to boost morale of “troops on the frontline” battling armed groups across the country.
Key ministers appointment will facilitate the flow of much needed military assistance for Iraqi troops fighting ISIL.
Abbadi forcibly retired two of his army generals and revoked the office of the armed forces’ commander-in-chief.