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Aid and air strikes in Iraq as US backs new PM as 'promising'

The Iraqi capital Baghdad appeared calm on Tuesday despite the political upheaval, which saw President Fuad Masum call on Haider al-Abadi to form a

The Iraqi capital Baghdad appeared calm on Tuesday despite the political upheaval, which saw President Fuad Masum call on Haider al-Abadi to form a

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US backs new Iraq government as al-Maliki forced out

As violence rages in northern Iraq, a political battle is being waged at the heart of the country’s government. New president Fuad Masum has

As violence rages in northern Iraq, a political battle is being waged at the heart of the country’s government. New president Fuad Masum has

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Iraq's Supreme Court opens door to Maliki third term

Iraq’s Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has warned the newly-elected President Fouad Masoum, a Kurd, to call on him to try and form a government as

Iraq’s Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has warned the newly-elected President Fouad Masoum, a Kurd, to call on him to try and form a government as

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Iraq's PM refuses to step down and deploys troops around Baghdad

Forces loyal to Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri-al-Maliki have appeared in the capital Baghdad as he refused to drop his bid for a third term amid a

Forces loyal to Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri-al-Maliki have appeared in the capital Baghdad as he refused to drop his bid for a third term amid a

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Pressure mounts on Maliki

Embattled Prime Minister Nuri al Maliki came under growing pressure on Friday to do more to overcome Iraq’s sectarian divisions. At Friday prayers

Embattled Prime Minister Nuri al Maliki came under growing pressure on Friday to do more to overcome Iraq’s sectarian divisions. At Friday prayers

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Preliminary results give al-Maliki win in Iraq

Outgoing Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki looks on course to win Iraq’s parliamentary elections. Held last month the preliminary results are

Outgoing Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki looks on course to win Iraq’s parliamentary elections. Held last month the preliminary results are

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Iraq security calm but country beset by conflict

Iraq’s election may be over but the outcome will not be known for at least a month. Whatever the result, security will remain tight with the

Iraq’s election may be over but the outcome will not be known for at least a month. Whatever the result, security will remain tight with the

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Polls close in Iraq following election-day violence

Polls have closed in Iraq’s first national election since US forces withdrew in 2011. Prime minister Nuri al-Maliki was among the first to vote

Polls have closed in Iraq’s first national election since US forces withdrew in 2011. Prime minister Nuri al-Maliki was among the first to vote

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Maliki expected to remain at top of Iraqi politics

Nuri al Maliki has been described by either supporters or detractors as boring and humble and politically hard and aggressive. In spite of his

Nuri al Maliki has been described by either supporters or detractors as boring and humble and politically hard and aggressive. In spite of his

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Iraqis hopeful for better future as voting gets underway

Some 50,000 polling stations are operating across the country with 22 million Iraqis registered to vote. But the process is overshadowed by

Some 50,000 polling stations are operating across the country with 22 million Iraqis registered to vote. But the process is overshadowed by

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Iraq PM encourages voting in first election since US withdrawal

Iraq goes to the polls in the first election since US forces pulled out of the country three years ago. Security is extremely tight as Iraq is

Iraq goes to the polls in the first election since US forces pulled out of the country three years ago. Security is extremely tight as Iraq is

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Iraqi forces battle to retake cities from al Qaeda militants

Fierce fighting continues to rage in two cities in Western Iraq as al Qaeda-inspired militants and government-backed militia battle it out for

Fierce fighting continues to rage in two cities in Western Iraq as al Qaeda-inspired militants and government-backed militia battle it out for

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Iraq's Maliki seeks urgent military supplies from Washington

The United States and Iraq have agreed that urgent military supplies are needed to fight al-Qaeda groups in remote parts of Iraq. US President

The United States and Iraq have agreed that urgent military supplies are needed to fight al-Qaeda groups in remote parts of Iraq. US President

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Maliki in Russia to seal closer military ties

The Iraqi Prime Minister is expected to sign a major arms agreement with Russia. Nuri al-Maliki has already made clear his three day visit to Moscow

The Iraqi Prime Minister is expected to sign a major arms agreement with Russia. Nuri al-Maliki has already made clear his three day visit to Moscow

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Fugitive Iraqi vice president denounces death sentence

Iraq’s fugitive Vice President Tareq al-Hashemi has refused to return to Baghdad where he faces the death sentence after being accused of commanding

Iraq’s fugitive Vice President Tareq al-Hashemi has refused to return to Baghdad where he faces the death sentence after being accused of commanding

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Death sentence for fugitive Iraqi vice president

An Iraqi court has sentenced to death the fugitive Vice President Tareq al-Hashemi following his conviction for murder. Hashemi, a Sunni, fled the

An Iraqi court has sentenced to death the fugitive Vice President Tareq al-Hashemi following his conviction for murder. Hashemi, a Sunni, fled the

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Turkish embassy in Baghdad hit by rockets

The Turkish embassy in Baghdad has been attacked with at least two rockets. Witnesses said only one of them hit a blast wall and there was no

The Turkish embassy in Baghdad has been attacked with at least two rockets. Witnesses said only one of them hit a blast wall and there was no

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Iraq's PM calls on Kurds to hand over Sunni leader

Iraq’s Shi’ite Prime Minister has called on Kurdish authorities to hand over Sunni Vice-President Tareq al-Hashemi. Speaking at a news conference

Iraq’s Shi’ite Prime Minister has called on Kurdish authorities to hand over Sunni Vice-President Tareq al-Hashemi. Speaking at a news conference

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Obama meets Iraqi PM at White House

Sitting side by side, US President Barack Obama and Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki have showcased the end of the American war in Iraq. Obama

Sitting side by side, US President Barack Obama and Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki have showcased the end of the American war in Iraq. Obama

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Iraqi prime minister in US as troop exit advances

Iraq’s Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki has arrived in Washington as US forces edge close to completing their withdrawal by the end of the year. For

Iraq’s Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki has arrived in Washington as US forces edge close to completing their withdrawal by the end of the year. For

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Iraqis react to new partnership government

Are the streets of Iraq safer now that a power-sharing pact has been made? Shi’ites, Sunnis and Kurds have come together in a political

Are the streets of Iraq safer now that a power-sharing pact has been made? Shi’ites, Sunnis and Kurds have come together in a political

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Late-night deal ends Iraq's political deadlock

The main political factions in Iraq have finally agreed the make-up of a new government, ending eight months of squabbling and political

The main political factions in Iraq have finally agreed the make-up of a new government, ending eight months of squabbling and political

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Has Iraq's political deadlock been broken?

Reports from Iraq suggest rival parties may have reached a deal in which Nuri al-Maliki will be reappointed prime minister. The country has been

Reports from Iraq suggest rival parties may have reached a deal in which Nuri al-Maliki will be reappointed prime minister. The country has been

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Iraqi PM in Turkey in search of support

The Iraqi Prime Minister has travelled to Turkey for the latest stop in his tour to win support for a new term in office. Iraq’s politicians have

The Iraqi Prime Minister has travelled to Turkey for the latest stop in his tour to win support for a new term in office. Iraq’s politicians have