Iraqi parliament approves $88 billion budget

Baghdad Iraq's parliament approved on Saturday a long-delayed 104 trillion Iraqi dinar ($88 billion) 2018 state budget, though lawmakers from the semi-autonomous Kurdistan region boycotted the session.

We boycotted the vote and there are proposals for Kurdistan to withdraw from the entire political process in Iraq over the unfair treatment we have received, said Kurdish lawmaker Ashwaq Jaff, according to Reuters.

Source: International Islamic News Agency