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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...
  • Iraq's top Shi'ite cleric calls for prime minister to be chosen by Tuesday

    Iraq's top Shi'ite cleric calls for prime minister to be chosen by Tuesday
    The most influential Shi'ite cleric in Iraq called on the country's leaders on Friday to choose a prime minister within the next four days, a dramatic political intervention that could hasten the end of Nuri al-Maliki's eight year rule. Grand Ayatollah ...
  • Ukrainian prime minister tenders his resignation in parliament

    Ukrainian prime minister tenders his resignation in parliament
    Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk tendered his resignation on Thursday to parliament after upbraiding politicians for failing to pass laws on energy and on the budget to increase financing for the army. "I announce my resignation in connection...
  • Militants take Iraqi gas field town, president calls parliament session

    Militants take Iraqi gas field town, president calls parliament session
    Militants took a town an hour from Baghdad that is home to four natural gas fields on Thursday, another gain by Sunni insurgents who have swiftly taken large areas to the north and west of the Iraqi capital. Iraq's presidency said a session of parliament...
  • Kerry promises 'intense and sustained' support for Iraq

    Kerry promises 'intense and sustained' support for Iraq
    Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday promised "intense and sustained" U.S. support for Iraq, but said the divided country would only survive if its leaders took urgent steps to bring it together. Hours before Kerry arrived in Baghdad, Sunni tribes...
  • Iraq helicopters fire on university campus in insurgent-held city

    Iraq helicopters fire on university campus in insurgent-held city
    Iraqi helicopters fired on a university campus in Tikrit on Friday to dislodge insurgents who overran the city in an onslaught that has given them control of most majority Sunni regions and brought them close to Baghdad. Tikrit, the hometown of former...
  • Iraqi army presses Tikrit assault as lawmakers scramble to fill posts

    Iraqi army presses Tikrit assault as lawmakers scramble to fill posts
    Iraq's army sent tanks and armored vehicles to try to dislodge insurgents from the northern city of Tikrit on Sunday, the second day of a pushback against a Sunni militant takeover of large stretches of Iraq. The hardline Sunni group leading the...
  • Self-proclaimed Iraq 'caliph' incites Muslims to holy war

    Self-proclaimed Iraq 'caliph' incites Muslims to holy war
    The leader of the al Qaeda offshoot now calling itself the Islamic State has called on Muslims worldwide to take up arms and flock to the 'caliphate' it has declared on captured Syrian and Iraqi soil. Proclaiming a "new era" in which Muslims will...
  • Iraq leader defies calls to step aside amid fresh insurgent attacks

    Iraq leader defies calls to step aside amid fresh insurgent attacks
    Embattled Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Maliki sharply rejected calls for a caretaker government that would remove him from office, striking a defiant tone Wednesday in the face of U.S. pressure to share more political power and an offensive by Sunni...
  • Iraqi lawmakers summoned to form new government; Maliki blames U.S.

    Iraq’s parliament will meet next week to begin the process of forming a new government, officials said Thursday, as Prime Minister Nouri Maliki blamed the United States for his army’s inability to stop Sunni Muslim insurgents who are...
  • Leading Iraqi cleric demands consensus on a premier as fighting rages

    Leading Iraqi cleric demands consensus on a premier as fighting rages
    Iraq’s most influential cleric demanded Friday that squabbling lawmakers agree on a prime ministerial candidate before parliament convenes next week as a fierce battle continued at a strategically located university north of Baghdad. The call by...