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Iraq struggles with sectarian politics after Ramadi fall

...Iraq's Sunni minority to reduce support in the community for the Islamic State group. Al-Abadi's predecessor, Nouri al-Maliki, was accused of fiercely anti-Sunni policies during his eight years in power that even some Shiites say helped...
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Major piece of anti-IS strategy is stalled's also the need for political outreach to all factions within the country." That's a feat his predecessor, Nouri al-Maliki, didn't achieve.But in the months since, the Shiite-dominated government has taken few concrete steps to...
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Obama: US sending military advisers to Iraq

...this a moment when "the state of Iraq hangs in the balance."He stopped short of calling for Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki to resign, saying "it's not our job to choose Iraq's leaders." But he said those leaders "must rise above...
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Iraqi forces hold on in refinery fight

...days of battle against Sunni militants Thursday for control of Iraq's largest oil refinery, but Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's own fate seemed increasingly in play with political leaders meeting in recent days behind closed doors and discussing...
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Iraqi prime minister's focus is to defend Baghdad

BAGHDAD - Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is ready to concede, at least temporarily, the loss of much of Iraq to Sunni insurgents and is instead deploying the military's...
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My Turn: Invading Iraq wasn't our worst mistake

...insurgents. The U.S. military had to do that.The government, which the U.S. set up in Iraq and is now headed by Nouri al-Maliki, has not been able to unify the country or build up an effective army against the insurgents. This government is...
UN: Iraq sees highest annual death toll in years

...into the main police station, setting free dozens of inmates and taking weapons.Iraq's Shiite Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki appealed to Sunni tribes to team up with security forces to fight the militants, expressing his government's readiness...
Iraqis battle militant uprising in 2 Sunni cities and are fighting against it.In a concession to Sunnis after the dispersing of the sit-in, Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki on Wednesday pulled military troops from Anbar, allowing local police to take over security duties. That was a...
Outside editorial: Iraqi Mirages

...the rules as well as the powers of local governments is necessary. So the administration must press Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, President Jalal Talabani and the other members of what has been an ad hoc five-member leadership group to eliminate...
Sunni protesters dig in as tensions flare in Iraq

...tensions stirred up by the war are flaring again - in no small part, many Sunnis say, because of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's attempts to consolidate power.Nobody is predicting a return to open warfare. The Sunnis know they stand little...


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