Education: Mosul University, M.D., 1974
1968 – Joins the Islamic Dawa Party. Al Dawa (formally the Hizb al-Dawa al-Islamiyya or the Islamic Call Party), is a Shia Islamist party with close connections with Iran’s clerical regime.
1990-2003 – Leader of the London branch of the Dawa Party.
2003 – Returns to Iraq following the fall of Hussein.
August 2003 – Becomes a member of the Iraqi Governing Council and serves as the Council’s first rotating chairman.
2004-2005 – One of two vice presidents in Iraq’s interim government.
May 3, 2005 – Sworn in as Iraq’s interim prime minister.
April 20, 2006 – Under pressure from the United States, al-Jaafari steps down and agrees to withdraw his nomination for a second term.
June 2008 – Is expelled from the Dawa Party after forming a new political party, the National Reform Movement.
September 2014 – Becomes foreign minister of Iraq.
October 25, 2018 – Steps down as foreign minister.