Iraq electoral commission releases preliminary results of parliamentary election

Iraq electoral commission releases preliminary results of parliamentary election

BAGHDAD, May 19 (UPI) --The Independent High Electoral Commission announced on Monday the preliminary results for Iraq's April 30 parliamentary elections.
JC Finley

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday, March 25, 2013.
By United Press International

Iraq in deep trouble, Turkey says

ANKARA, Turkey, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- The Turkish prime minister said his government was concerned about security in neighboring Iraq, saying the central government there is "deeply in trouble."

Frustration with Iraq's Maliki growing

BAGHDAD, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- An Iraqi opposition leader said that despite lingering political and economic issues, his supporters wouldn't let the country "go down the drain."

Would-be U.S. envoy to Iraq creates stir

WASHINGTON, June 7 (UPI) -- Washington's nominee to be ambassador to Iraq said he was "deeply concerned" about the political climate prevailing in Baghdad.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, March 25, 2012.
By United Press International

Baghdad welcomes Saudi outreach

BAGHDAD, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- A decision by the government in Saudi Arabia to appoint a non-resident envoy to Baghdad is testament to developing bilateral relations, an Iraqi lawmaker said.

Sunni-backed slate returns to work in Iraq

BAGHDAD, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- The Sunni-backed Iraqiya slate said ti was ending its boycott of the Iraqi Parliament ahead of a planned national conference, a spokeswoman said.

Iraqi leader complains of harassment

BAGHDAD, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- The former interim prime minister of Iraq said his political allies would return to the government once the Shiite prime minister embraces open dialogue.
Finger-pointing greets bombings in Iraq

Finger-pointing greets bombings in Iraq

BAGHDAD, Dec. 22 (UPI) -- A key member of the Iraqiya political bloc in Iraq said the prime minister was manufacturing a crisis in the country, adding he was out of political patience.

Iraqis debate strategic council

BAGHDAD, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Though disagreements over the details of a strategic policy council remain, Sunni-backed lawmakers in Iraq said a draft law on the measure is a good first step.

Iraq's Allawi sees an eroded state

BAGHDAD, July 5 (UPI) -- A disintegration of state institutions is leaving Iraq exposed to the influence of foreign elements, a former interim prime minister said from Italy.
Warrant out for Iraq's Allawi?

Warrant out for Iraq's Allawi?

KUT, Iraq, May 16 (UPI) -- Tehran claimed an Iraqi court has issued an arrest warrant for former interim Iraqi Prime Minister Iyad Allawi, though his party denied the allegation.
Iraq's Allawi fires back over Fallujah

Iraq's Allawi fires back over Fallujah

BAGHDAD, April 5 (UPI) -- The Sunni-backed Iraqiya slate threatened to reveal other alleged atrocities in Iraq if its leader faced action over incidents in Fallujah in 2004.

Fallujah battle becomes an issue in Iraq

BAGHDAD, April 4 (UPI) -- Iraq's Parliament called off a vote Monday on declaring the 2004 U.S. attack on Fallujah a massacre, a political source said.
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Iyad Allawi
The Iraqi Prime Minister, Iyad Allawi, announces that his country will fight against terrorism and will improve the security in the entire nation, after several bombs attacks, on June 20, 2004 in Baghdad. Allawi also said that the Iraqi Corps of Civil Defense (ICDC) will be now the Iraqi National Guard. (UPI Photo)

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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