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  • Experts say Obama should lay out clear goals for Iraq reforms

    Obama's inclusiveness message has become a refrain in recent weeks, but experts and former Iraqi leaders say it's past time to talk specifics and clearly lay out the goals.

  • Iraqis welcome change of PM but challenges loom

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Nouri al-Maliki's decision to step down as Iraq's prime minister raised hopes Friday for a new government that can roll back an increasingly powerful Sunni insurgency and prevent the country from splitting apart. But to do that his successor has to unify Shiite, Sunni and Kurdish...

  • Iraq's al-Maliki: Stern, unwavering, heavy-handed

    When a rocket struck in Baghdad's Green Zone in 2007 during a news conference by Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki and U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, the world's top diplomat ducked and looked unsettled. Al-Maliki, however, never flinched, and dismissed the attack as "nothing." A year later,...

  • Iraq: Maliki tells army to keep out of politics

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's prime minister has ordered the security forces not intervene in the current political crisis over who will be the next prime minister. In a statement issued on his official website, Nouri al-Maliki urged army, police and security forces to stay out of the political crisis...

  • Obama backs new Iraqi leadership

    President Obama joined the campaign to pressure Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki to step down and allow the formation of a new government with a new leader. In a brief televised statement, Obama didn’t mention al Maliki by name, but he said he and Vice President Joe Biden called newly...

  • Obama: U.S. airstrikes in Iraq will continue for 'some time'

    "We feel confident we can prevent [the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria] from going up the mountain and slaughtering people who are there," Obama said in a statement on the White House South Lawn before leaving on vacation.



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