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Nouri Maliki

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  • Proud Sunni neighborhood writhes under Iraq's Shiite security forces

    Proud Sunni neighborhood writhes under Iraq's Shiite security forces
    He fought alongside U.S. troops battling Al Qaeda militants on the streets of Adhamiya, one of Baghdad's most treacherous districts during the long American-led occupation. Now he is ready to take up arms against the Iraqi government that he once fought...
  • Islamic State overwhelms Iraqi forces at Tikrit

    IRBIL, Iraq Islamic State gunmen overran a former U.S. military base early Friday and killed or captured hundreds of Iraqi government troops who had been trying to retake Saddam Hussein's hometown of Tikrit, the worst military reversal Iraqi troops have...
  • Baghdad blast claimed by Islamic State, suicide car bomb kill nine

    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A suicide bombing claimed by the Islamic State militant group killed three people on Thursday in the centre of Baghdad and a second bomb outside the Iraqi capital killed six people, police and medics said. The bomb in central Baghdad,...
  • U.N. accuses Islamic State of executions, rape, child abuse in Iraq

    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The United Nations accused Islamic State fighters in Iraq of executing religious and other leaders as well as teachers and health workers, forcibly recruiting children and raping women among acts that amounted to war crimes. A UN...
  • Iraq Sunni insurgency seeks end to Shi'te political domination

    AMMAN (Reuters) - Sunni insurgents and tribal leaders said on Wednesday after a closed meeting they would keep fighting until they take over the Iraqi capital and bring down a U.S. imposed political order that brought Shi'ites to rule the country and...
  • Kurdistan, Scotland and Catalonia: They just want to be free, or do they?

     Kurdistan, Scotland and Catalonia: They just want to be free, or do they?
    Massoud Barzani, president of Iraq's semiautonomous Kurdistan region, rattled many cages this month when he announced in parliament that the KRG would be moving ahead soon on a referendum on independence from Iraq. If Kurdistan goes ahead with such a...
  • Obama can't afford to plunge war-weary US into a sectarian civil war

    COLUMBUS, Ohio The horrors that Iraq is experiencing these days cannot be blamed on President Barack Obama. He can't put troops back into Iraq for a full-scale fight against ISIL the Islamic State of Ira and Levant the group that is taking over swaths...
  • Sunni Iraqi politician Jabouri elected speaker: state TV

    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Moderate Islamist Sunni politician Salim al-Jabouri was elected Iraq's new speaker on Tuesday, state television reported, winning an absolute majority of votes from deputies. Live television footage broadcast from inside the...
  • 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...
  • Iraq's struggle for democracy [Letter]

    Iraq's struggle for democracy [Letter]
    President Barack Obama has stated that for the U.S. to extend a helping hand to Iraq he must see "tangible commitments from Iraq's leaders to pursue more inclusive government agenda" ("50 bodies found in Iraq in massacre resurgence," July 10). Despite...
  • 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....