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Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 25 September 2018

Beyond the Headlines podcast: Chaos in Iraq's new parliament

We discuss the tenuous beginnings to Iraq's new democratically elected regime, plus we look at the fraught US-Palestine relationship.

Iraq's parliament on Monday convened its first session since it was elected in May, but failed to agree on potential candidates for the new prime minister and parliament speaker position. EPA
Iraq's parliament on Monday convened its first session since it was elected in May, but failed to agree on potential candidates for the new prime minister and parliament speaker position. EPA

The first day of Iraq's new parliament was a chaotic one. Where does the new government go from here? Also, the US administration is proposing a solution to the Israel-Palestine conflict, but it's one that has been out of favour for a long time. Why has the US-Palestine relationship become so fraught?

We discuss both Iraq's new parliament and the US-Palestine situation with The National's foreign desk in this episode of Beyond the Headlines. Listen here:

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