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Iraq: Jihadists fight off Maliki's army, hold onto western cities

FALLUJAH, Iraq, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is having a tough time trying to dislodge al Qaida forces who hold much of the western cities of Fallujah and Ramadi because his army doesn't seem to be up to the task, despite emergency shipments of U.S. arms.

Ban leans on Iraqi leaders to contain violence

UNITED NATIONS, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Iraqi leaders are called on to ensure inclusive dialogue is the tool used to address lingering threats to national stability, the U.N. secretary-general said.

Iraq only slumping OPEC member, IEA says

PARIS, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Iraq was the only member of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries to post a decline in oil production last month, the IEA said Tuesday.

Latest bomb attacks in Baghdad kill 14, injure 55

BAGHDAD, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- Bomb attacks in violence-torn Baghdad killed at least 14 people and wounded 55 others Monday, police said.

British voice joins chorus concerned by Iraq

LONDON, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- The British government lent its voice to the chorus of those calling on Iraq to work to establish an inclusive political system for the sake of stability.

Iraq: Maliki threatens Kurds if they export oil to Turkey

BAGHDAD, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- As if Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki didn't have enough problems battling city-grabbing al-Qaida insurgents in western Iraq, his simmering faceoff with independence-minded Kurds in the north over their drive to export oil to neighboring Turkey looks like it's about to boil over as well.
UN secretary-general visits Syrian refugees in northern Iraq

UN secretary-general visits Syrian refugees in northern Iraq

Jan. 15 (UPI) -- United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon visited Syrian refugees in northern Iraq on Tuesday.
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ICRC helped refugees cope with Iraqi violence

TIKRIT, Iraq, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Conflict in Iraq's western Anbar province is making it hard for displaced refugees to cope during rough winter months, the ICRC said Wednesday.
UN secretary general visits Iraq as security situation deteriorates

UN secretary general visits Iraq as security situation deteriorates

Jan. 14 (UPI) -- UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon met with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki in Baghdad on Monday to discuss the security and political situation in Iraq. Their meeting followed a bloody Sunday that left 22 dead and 80 injured.
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U.S. mulls military sales to Iraq

WASHINGTON, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- The U.S. government is committed to helping Iraq establish national security through foreign military sales, a State Department spokeswoman said.

U.N. wants local leadership on Iraqi threats

UNITED NATIONS, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- The U.N. Security Council said it was calling on Iraqi tribes and local forces in restive Anbar province to take action against al-Qaida fighters in the region.
U.N. secretary-general in Baghdad; meets with Maliki

U.N. secretary-general in Baghdad; meets with Maliki

BAGHDAD, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon was in Baghdad Monday to discuss issues including the status of Syrian refugees who have fled to Iraq, officials said.

McCain says Maliki needs to 'reach out' to Iraq's Sunnis

WASHINGTON, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. John McCain said Sunday Iraq's prime minister would have to reach out to his rivals if he wanted to improve the country's security situation.

Levin says Iraqi leadership missing from al-Qaida debate

WASHINGTON, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., said Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, and not the White House, should be criticized for the resurgence of al-Qaida.

Iraq: Army's Fallujah push risks inflaming Sunni uprising

BAGHDAD, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is poised to unleash his army in a major offensive to recapture the western city of Fallujah seized by al-Qaida forces Dec. 30 in what's widely seen as the greatest challenge to his increasingly autocratic Shiite regime.

Politics tied to Iraqi security strategy, U.S. says

WASHINGTON, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry told his Iraqi counterpart an inclusive political climate was an essential part of fighting terrorism, a spokeswoman said.

Al-Qaida threat prompts U.S. review

WASHINGTON, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- The chairman of the U.S. House Committee on Homeland Security summoned military and defense analysts to examine al-Qaida's presence in the Middle East.
Vice President Biden telephones Iraqi Prime Minister Maliki for second time in 24 hours

Vice President Biden telephones Iraqi Prime Minister Maliki for second time in 24 hours

Jan. 8 (UPI) -- Vice President Joe Biden telephoned Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki on Wednesday, a day after the two spoke on the phone to discuss a recent surge by al-Qaida forces in Iraq.
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U.S. weighs military aid to Iraq

WASHINGTON, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- U.S. senators said Wednesday they're worried about the Iraqi prime minister's leadership style but agreed Iraq needs help with its fight against al-Qaida.
Vice President Biden calls Iraqi Prime Minister Maliki following al-Qaida surge

Vice President Biden calls Iraqi Prime Minister Maliki following al-Qaida surge

Jan. 8 (UPI) -- Vice President Joe Biden telephoned Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki on Tuesday to discuss a recent surge by al-Qaida forces in Iraq.
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Fallujah is lost, Iraqi military says

BAGHDAD, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- There is no sense of order in the restive western Iraqi city of Fallujah apart from that imposed by al-Qaida, a spokesman for the Iraqi military said.
WH: U.S. providing Iraq with military equipment to fight insurgents

WH: U.S. providing Iraq with military equipment to fight insurgents

FALLUJAH, Iraq, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- The United States has helped the Iraqi government put down the al-Qaida insurgency, but Iraqis must do the fighting themselves, the White House said Monday.

Jihadists seize Iraqi towns in drive for new Islamic caliphate

BAGHDAD, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- The seizure of the key western towns of Fallujah and Ramadi by jihadists of al Qaida's Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant Dec. 30 in a campaign against the Shiite-dominated government underlines the Sunni group's growing strength and its drive to re-establish an Islamic caliphate centered on Baghdad that will extend into war-torn Syria.

Iraqi PM Maliki calls for uprising against al-Qaida

BAGHDAD, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki called on residents in the city of Fallujah to take action to rid the restive area of fighters with ties to al-Qaida.

Iraqi government battles al-Qaida-linked militants in Anbar province

FALLUJAH, Iraq, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- Iraqi government forces battled al-Qaida-backed militants Friday for control of the cities of Fallujah and Ramadi in Anbar province.
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