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Nuri al-Maliki

Maliki of Iraq steps down

4 years, 2 months ago
BAGHDAD: Nuri al-Maliki finally bowed to pressure within Iraq and beyond on Thursday and stepped down as prime minister, paving the way for a new coalition that world and regional powers hope can quash a Sunni Islamist insurgency that…

US ready to help new Iraq PM, Iran welcomes choice

4 years, 2 months ago
BAGHDAD: Iraq's new prime minister-designate won swift endorsements from uneasy mutual allies the United States and Iran on Tuesday as he called on political leaders to end crippling feuds that have let jihadists seize a third of the…

Armed U.S. aircrafts now flying over Iraq – defense officials

4 years, 3 months ago
WASHINGTON: The Obama administration is flying armed aircrafts over Iraq, defense officials said on Friday, adding that the flights were aimed at gathering intelligence and ensuring the safety of U.S. personnel on the ground rather than…

Iraq militants take border post with Syria

4 years, 3 months ago
ANBAR, IRAQ: Sunni fighters seized a border post on the Iraq-Syria frontier on Saturday, smashing a line drawn in 1932 by colonial powers and linking hundreds of miles of land they control to create an Islamic Caliphate from the…

U.S. considers airstrikes on Iraq, holds talks with Iran

4 years, 3 months ago
MOSUL/WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama considered options for military action to support Iraq's besieged government on Monday, and U.S. and Iranian officials held talks to stabilize the region, which has been roiled by the advance of…

Mosul falls to militants, Iraqi forces flee northern city

4 years, 4 months ago
MOSUL, Iraq: An al Qaeda splinter group seized control of the Iraqi city of Mosul on Tuesday, putting security forces to flight in a spectacular show of strength against the Shi'ite-led Baghdad government. The capture of the northern city…