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Nouri Maliki

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  • Iraq premier-designate has his work cut out for him

    Early in 2007, with Iraq embroiled in sectarian violence, American diplomats in Baghdad tried to persuade a key Shiite Muslim lawmaker to support the easing of a ban on the Sunni Arab-dominated Baath Party. At a meeting at the U.S. Embassy, the...
  • Nouri Maliki's departure sets stage for deeper U.S. role in Iraq

    The resignation of Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Maliki after a bitter final power struggle sets the stage for increasing U.S. arms shipments and military advisors, deepening America’s role in a conflict President Obama had sought to avoid. White...
  • White House commends Maliki for stepping aside as Iraqi prime minister

    White House commends Maliki for stepping aside as Iraqi prime minister
    Caving in to relentless pressure at home and abroad to step aside, Nuri al-Maliki dropped his bid for a third term as prime minister of Iraq on Thursday and pledged support for his replacement, moderate Shi'ite Haider al-Abadi. Appearing on state...
  • Iraqi Sunnis lay out conditional offer to join unity government

    Iraqi Sunnis lay out conditional offer to join unity government
    Tribal leaders and clerics from Iraq's Sunni heartland offered their conditional backing on Friday for a new government that hopes to contain sectarian bloodshed and an offensive by Islamic State militants that threatens to tear the country apart. One of...
  • Resignation of Prime Minister Maliki gives rise to hope in Iraq

    Iraq swung Friday between conflicting emotions: relief that Prime Minister Nouri Maliki’s resignation had averted a destabilizing power struggle and uneasiness over the challenges facing the country’s new leader. Maliki’s surprise...
  • Iraq massacre reported as U.S. strikes target militants at Mosul dam

    In a significant expansion of the air campaign in Iraq, U.S. warplanes and armed drones launched airstrikes Saturday near the Mosul dam in the first joint operation with Iraqi and Kurdish ground forces attempting to retake the strategic northern...
  • U.S. launches airstrikes near strategic dam in northern Iraq

    U.S. warplanes launched airstrikes near Mosul Dam in northern Iraq on Saturday in a joint operation with Iraqi and Kurdish troops to retake the strategically important facility from militants, a senior U.S. official said. U.S. fighter jets and armed...
  • Steven A. Cook: Only Arabs, not U.S., can solve their identity crisis

    Steven A. Cook: Only Arabs, not U.S., can solve their identity crisis
    Yes, Nouri al-Maliki stubbornly refused to govern inclusively in Iraq. Yes, the rule of Syria's Assad family has been brutal. And yes, Moammar Gadhafi left Libyans with little in the way of national institutions when he fell. But the pathologies of...
  • U.S. airdrops food aid to Iraqis trapped after fleeing militants

    U.S. airdrops food aid to Iraqis trapped after fleeing militants
    U.S. cargo planes escorted by fighter jets dropped food, water and other supplies Thursday for tens of thousands of people who fled an advance by Sunni militant fighters in northern Iraq and are stranded on a barren mountain in danger of starvation, U.S....
  • U.S. hits Iraq militants' artillery and vehicles, airdrops more aid

    U.S. hits Iraq militants' artillery and vehicles, airdrops more aid
    U.S. warplanes and drones struck artillery and military vehicles of a militant Islamist group Friday in an effort to halt its advance toward this booming northern Iraqi oil center, now clogged with displaced people sheltering at churches, factories and...
  • Chaos in Baghdad [Editorial]

    Chaos in Baghdad  [Editorial]
    Just when it seemed the situation in Iraq couldn't get any worse, the government moved a step closer to collapsing into chaos on Sunday when its president, Fuad Masum, formally nominated a candidate to replace the country's authoritarian prime minister,...