- The Washington Times - Thursday, August 14, 2014

Embattled Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is giving up his position to Haider al-Abadi, according to Iraqi state TV.

Four senior Shiite lawmakers told the Associated Press in a Thursday report that Mr. al-Maliki agreed to endorse Mr. al-Abadi as the next prime minister following a meeting of Dawa party members in Baghdad late Thursday.