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Latest Nouri Al-Maliki Items
U.S. military officials suspect the bombings of Yazidi villages in Iraq last week are a sign that al Qaeda is shifting tactics in an effort to create civil unrest among the three prevalent groups in the region.
Top Senate Democrats have started to acknowledge progress in Iraq, with the chairman of the Armed Services Committee yesterday saying the U.S. troop surge is producing "measurable results."
BAGHDAD (AP) — A roadside bomb today killed the governor of the predominantly Shi'ite Muthanna province, police said. It was the second assassination of a top provincial official in just over a week.
Anthem politics have proven especially tricky in the two central fronts on the global war on terrorism: Iraq and Afghanistan.
The U.S. military is planning "quick-strike raids" aimed at smashing al Qaeda strongholds in the country before bringing some of the forces from the troop buildup home, the No. 2 U.S. commander in Iraq said yesterday.
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's political leaders emerged yesterday from three days of crisis talks with a new alliance that seeks to save the crumbling U.S.-backed government. But the reshaped power bloc included no Sunnis and immediately raised questions about its legitimacy as a unifying force.
BASRA, Iraq — Governance has ground to a halt in this southern oil capital, with Basra's two largest parties arguing over the legitimacy of the provincial governor while militias and gangs take over the streets.
BAGHDAD (AP) — The Iraqi prime minister and president today announced a new alliance of moderate Shi'ites and Kurds in a push to save the crumbing government. They said a key Sunni bloc refused to join but the door remained open to them.
ISTANBUL.Last Tuesday when Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's car approached the Turkish Prime Ministry in Ankara, Recep Tayyip Erdogan was waiting ready for him on the pedestrian walk-way. As Mr. Maliki stepped out of his car, the two kissed each other three times on the cheek, like buddies, with a hug and a smile. The picture was perfect but the talks produced the same old dead-end result: the Iraqi side insists on not recognizing the Kurdistan Worker's Party (PKK) as a terrorist organization.