Iraq: Maliki Demands That Protesters Stand Down
New York Times
Prime Minister Nuri Kamal al-Maliki told demonstrators on Wednesday to stop their protests or face government action, contending that the protests were being hijacked by groups to harm the national interest. Demonstrations against his Shiite-dominated ...
Attacks Kill at Least 5 in Iraq
Outside Baghdad, seven people are killed when houses are bombed
6 killed, 15 wounded in Iraq's violence
Shiites throng Iraq shrine city for Arbaeen
A view of the Imam Hussein shrine and Imam Abbas shrine in the city of Karbala, southwest of Iraq's capital Baghdad, on January 2, 2013. Shiite pilgrims from Iraq and around the world are to throng Iraq's shrine city of Karbala on Thursday for the ...
Iraq's Central Bank a Political Battleground
Sinan al-Shabibi, the former governor of Iraq's Central Bank — the highest monetary authority in the country — was not the only banker who made it onto the wanted list in Baghdad. Hussein al-Uzri, the former head of the state-owned Trade Bank ...
Iraq seeks to boost bourse with big telecom listing
An advertisement for Iraq's stock exchange, running in local newspapers over recent weeks, poses the question: “How can I invest in shares?” It then assures readers that the process is easy, advising them to contact brokerages for details. Another ad ...
Asiacell to be top holding in Invest AD's Iraq fund
Balance is Key in Iran, Iraq Ties
One cannot understand Iraq's modern relationship with Iran without looking at its historic roots, for its history is at the religious, social and psychological heart of the relationship, and is tied to highly complex geopolitics and demographic ...
Iraq's Sadr Encourages Antigovernment Demonstrations
New York Times
BAGHDAD — A populist Shiite leader in Iraq, Moktada al-Sadr, expressed support on Tuesday for fresh protests against Prime Minister Nuri Kamal al-Maliki, a fellow Shiite but his political opponent, saying that Mr. Maliki bears “full responsibility ...
Britain, Iraq discuss prisoner swap
Britain and Iraq are discussing a prisoner transfer deal which could mean a UK national convicted of murder in Iraq could serve the remainder of his sentence in his own country. According to the reports, Iraqi Justice Minister Hassan al-Shammari was ...
Iraq, Britain discuss prisoner swap
Yahoo! News (blog)
Iraq PM warns Sunni protesters, makes small concession
Yahoo! News (blog)
Enlarge Photo. Reuters/Reuters - Iraq's Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki speaks during the opening ceremony of the Defence University for Military Studies inside Baghdad's heavily-fortified Green Zone June 17, 2012. REUTERS/Thaier …more al-Sudani less ...
One year later, Iraq war's legacy remains unclear
Baghdad, Iraq (CNN) -- When the first U.S. military convoy rolled into 8-year-old Saad Kareem's middle class neighborhood in Baghdad nearly a decade ago, he was scared, even as others around him whistled and danced. Saad's family is Shiite, and the U.S ...
Tightrope walking in Iraq
Recently, however, Maliki stated that Iraq wants a new beginning with Turkey. This opening came in the wake of speculations about Iraq's fugitive Sunni Vice President Tariq al-Hashemi. Al-Hashemi, who had been issued three death sentences and had taken ...
Turkish fighter jets hit over 20 PKK targets in northern Iraq