Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki is asking lawmakers to withdraw confidence from his deputy after Saleh al-Mutlaq made controversial comments this week over American forces withdrawing from Iraq, state media reported late Saturday.
The head of Iraq’s main Sunni-backed political group has pronounced a new power-sharing deal “dead” and predicted more violence, just days after the accord aiming to end political infighting was reached. Former Prime Minister Iyad Allawi’s Iraqiya was the final big group to agree to join a coalition this week in an accord that gave […]
Iraqi officials on Thursday welcomed a tentative agreement struck hours earlier to create a unity government embracing the country’s major ethnic and religious factions, ending an eight-month political impasse and returning Nuri Kamal al-Maliki to power for a second term as prime minister. The stalemate had stoked fears of a return to sectarian violence.
Iran, which has acted as a major power broker in Iraqi politics, called Saturday for Iraqi leaders to include Sunnis in the long-overdue new government
Iraq’s prime minister said on Wednesday that his party had formally appealed the results from the country’s tight parliamentary elections, a move that could further delay the formation of a new government. Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, whose State of Law coalition finished a close second in the March 7 poll, said the appeal to a […]
With the complete results in Iraq’s election just days away, there were signs Monday the two front runners were reaching out to other political parties, signaling the start of the jockeying to form the next ruling coalition.
Frank discussions with the Lebanese and Iraqi governments were important for regional stability, said former Iraqi Prime Minister Iyad Allawi in Beirut. Allawi left Thursday for Beirut to meet with top Lebanese officials as results from March 7 parliamentary elections in Iraq show a tight race between Allawi’s secular Iraqiya slate and the State of […]