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Nouri Maliki

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  • Obama administration knew Islamic State was growing but did little to counter it

    WASHINGTON Like the rest of the world, the U.S. government appeared to have been taken aback last month when Mosul, Iraq's second-largest city, fell to an offensive by jihadis of the Islamic State that triggered the collapse of five Iraqi army divisions...
  • 100 candidates vie for Iraq presidency in sign system is out of control

    BAGHDAD Iraq's parliament will meet Wednesday to elect a new president, a crucial step toward naming a new prime minister and government, but questions are growing about whether anyone can save the country after the collapse of its army and the loss of as...
  • Islamic State crushes and coerces on march towards Baghdad

    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Using its own version of "soft" and "hard" power, the Islamic State is crushing resistance across northern Iraq so successfully that its promise to march on Baghdad may no longer be unrealistic bravado. While conventional states try...
  • Iraqi government official concedes troops at refinery are cut off, but disputes how many

    BAGHDAD An official from Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's office confirmed Thursday that a high-stakes standoff is unfolding at the country's largest oil refinery, but he disputed details of a McClatchy report that said only 75 commandos were...
  • Kurdish officials lash out at 'hysterical' Iraqi premier Maliki

    Kurdish officials lash out at 'hysterical' Iraqi premier Maliki
    Officials in Iraq’s semiautonomous Kurdish region lashed out Thursday at a “hysterical” Prime Minister Nouri Maliki, calling for him to resign as Iraq’s shaky governing structure seemed to plunge further into political disarray....
  • Expansion of 'secret' facility in Iraq suggests closer U.S.-Kurd ties

    IRBIL, Iraq A supposedly secret but locally well-known CIA station on the outskirts of Irbil's airport is undergoing rapid expansion as the United States considers whether to engage in a war against Islamist militants who've seized control of half of Iraq...
  • Trudy Rubin: Iraqi leader must step aside

    Having ignored Iraq since 2009, the Obama team is now desperately trying to devise a way to prevent its total collapse and to roll back the jihadi state newly established on a third of Iraqi territory. The only slim hope of doing either requires the...
  • Iraqis agree on parliament speaker, first step in forming a government

    BAGHDAD Iraqi lawmakers took a step toward breaking their political deadlock Tuesday, voting for a new parliament speaker in the first step of a government formation process that analysts warn is unfolding too slowly to keep the country from fragmenting...
  • In Iraq's most sacred city, a governor from Michigan holds sway

    NAJAF, Iraq The governor of Iraq's most sacred territory is a slick-haired, sharp-dressed, foul-mouthed, sleep-deprived workaholic who's lost track of how many times he's been hauled into court on charges of abuse of power: "Maybe 10? Twenty?" Najaf Gov....
  • Top Shi'ite cleric urges help for Iraq's displaced

    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's top cleric, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, called on political leaders on Friday to refrain from clinging to their posts, in an apparent reference to Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, who has defied demands that he step aside....
  • Weeks of combat in Iraq show Shiite militias have few offensive capabilities

    IRBIL, Iraq The sectarian Shiite militias that the government in Baghdad has dispatched to fill the void created by the collapse of the Iraqi army are proving ill-equipped for offensive operations intended to reverse gains by the radical Islamic State,...
  • Gunmen in Iraq reportedly kill at least 30 in upscale Baghdad area

    Gunmen in Iraq reportedly kill at least 30 in upscale Baghdad area
    Gunmen stormed a residential complex in an upscale Baghdad neighborhood Saturday, killing at least 30 people, most of them women, according to Iraqi media. A group of armed men raided a building in the eastern Baghdad neighborhood of Zayouna, breaking...