Former Iraqi Prime Minister Ayad Allawi urges restraint amid crisis

Former Iraqi Prime Minister Ayad Allawi urges restraint amid crisis

BAGHDAD, June 12 (UPI) --Former Iraqi Prime Minister Ayad Allawi urged restraint in response to ISIS after reports said the current Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki sought U.S. help.
Aileen Graef

Iraqi opposition calls for PM to resign

BAGHDAD, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- A number of Iraqi politicians who object to recent policy decisions by Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki are calling on him to resign.

Abandoning America’s Iraqi and Iranian allies

WASHINGTON, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- The United States needs to support Iraqi and Iranian allies it is leaving behind as U.S. forces leave Iraq.
RAYMOND TANTER, UPI Outside View Commentator

Will U.S. enable Iranian Holocaust?

HERNDON, Va., Dec. 9 (UPI) -- The United States needs to take steps to stop a feared massacre of an Iranian dissident group at Camp Ashraf in Iraq.
JAMES. G. ZUMWALT, UPI Outside View Commentator

Iraqi Parliament approves unity government

BAGHDAD, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- After nine months of stalemate, the Iraqi Parliament approved a unity government that leaves Nouri al-Maliki as prime minister.

Allawi agrees to join Iraq coalition

BAGHDAD, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- Opposition leader Ayad Allawi indicated Sunday he will join a unity government his archrival, Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, plans to present to Parliament.
Allawi, defeated, still central in Iraq

Allawi, defeated, still central in Iraq

BAGHDAD, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- Former Prime Minister Ayad Allawi has lost his fight to lead Iraq, but remains a key figure in the fragile situation there, local and foreign observers say.

Iraqi parliament ordered to get to work

BAGHDAD, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- The Iraqi Supreme Court Sunday ordered the deadlocked parliament to get to work, calling the lawmakers' absence unconstitutional.
Allawi win in Iraqi election faces tests

Allawi win in Iraqi election faces tests

BAGHDAD, March 27 (UPI) -- The slight win by the coalition of former prime minister Ayad Allawi means Iraq's political system could remain uncertain for months, officials said.
Candidate ban threatens Iraqi results

Candidate ban threatens Iraqi results

BAGHDAD, March 10 (UPI) -- The disqualification of candidates in Iraq's recent election threatens to disrupt the formation of a new government, a former Iraqi prime minister said.

Bomber targets two Iraqi politicians

BAGHDAD, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- A Baghdad suicide bomber, apparently targeting two senior Iraqi politicians, killed two police officers and injured 13 civilians Tuesday.

Iraqi PM blamed for sectarian violence

AMMAN, Jordan, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki was accused Sunday of fostering sectarian violence across his country since he took on his political post.

GOP lobbying firm undermines al-Maliki

WASHINGTON, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- A U.S. lobbying firm with close ties to the White House is campaigning to undermine Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's government, CNN reported Friday.

Iraqi parliament plagued by absenteeism

BAGHDAD, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- Iraq's Parliament in Baghdad has all but come to a standstill because of months of high absenteeism and legislators living outside the country, a report said. Frustrated parliamentary Speaker Mahmoud al-Mashadani has announced members will be fined $400 f

Iraq parliament extends emergency

BAGHDAD, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- Iraq's parliament voted Tuesday to extend the state of emergency -- in force since 2004 -- for another month.
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Ayad Allawi
Iraqi Interim Prime Minister Ayad Allawi addresses a joint meeting of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington on Sept. 23, 2004. Allawi thanked the U.S. and its allies for their commitment to making Iraq secure and free. Behind Allawi is House Speaker Dennis Hastert. (UPI Photo/Roger L. Wollenberg)

Ayad Allawi (Arabic: إياد علاوي‎. Iyād ʿAllāwī; born 1945) is an Iraqi politician, and was the interim Prime Minister of Iraq prior to Iraq's 2005 legislative elections. A prominent Iraqi political activist who lived in exile for almost 30 years, the politically secular Shia Muslim became a member of the Iraq Interim Governing Council, which was established by U.S.-led coalition authorities following the 2003 invasion of Iraq. He became Iraq's first head of government since Saddam Hussein when the council dissolved on June 1, 2004 and named him Prime Minister of the Iraqi Interim Government. His term as Prime Minister ended on April 7, 2005, after the selection of Islamic Dawa Party leader Ibrahim al-Jaafari by the newly-elected transitional Iraqi National Assembly.

A former Ba'athist, Allawi helped found the Iraqi National Accord, which today is an active political party. In the lead up to the 2003 invasion of Iraq the INA provided intelligence about alleged weapons of mass destruction to MI6. Allawi has lived about half of his life in the UK. His wife and children still live in Britain for their security. He survived assassination attempts in 1978, in 2004, and on April 20, 2005.

Allawi's name is sometimes rendered as Eyad Allawi, the correct pronunciation compared to the common Iraqi dialect for Ayad.

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