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Kurds to boycott Iraqi cabinet, deputy P.M. says

Kurds to boycott Iraqi cabinet, deputy P.M. says

BAGHDAD , July 10 (UPI) --The Kurdish bloc of the Iraqi government will end its involvement and remove its ministers from Iraq's cabinet, the deputy prime minister said Thursday.
Ed Adamczyk
Senators divided over appropriate response to ISIS in Iraq

Senators divided over appropriate response to ISIS in Iraq

WASHINGTON, July 8 (UPI) --Senators came away from a classified briefing on the Pentagon's plans to deal with the takeover of Iraq by terrorists without many answers on the way forward.
Gabrielle Levy
Facing international pressure, Iraqi parliament to convene Sunday

Facing international pressure, Iraqi parliament to convene Sunday

BAGHDAD , July 8 (UPI) --Iraq's parliament, which ended a rancorous meeting July 1 before scheduling another session in August, announced it will convene again Sunday.
Ed Adamczyk
Iraq Parliament adjourns until August, further delaying government formation

Iraq Parliament adjourns until August, further delaying government formation

BAGHDAD, July 7 (UPI) --The Iraqi Parliament has decided to delay its next session, scheduled for Tuesday, until August.
JC Finley
Iraqi PM offers conditional amnesty for tribes who fought ISF

Iraqi PM offers conditional amnesty for tribes who fought ISF

BAGHDAD, July 2 (UPI) --Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki extended amnesty on Wednesday to Iraqi tribes that fought Iraqi security forces during recent unrest.
JC Finley
Iraq parliament fails to reach leadership agreement

Iraq parliament fails to reach leadership agreement

BAGHDAD , July 1 (UPI) --Iraq's parliament failed to make progress in choosing new leadership during its first session Tuesday, with no sign of unity in electing a speaker.
Ed Adamczyk
Iraqi pollster: ISIS benefits from Sunni dissatisfaction

Iraqi pollster: ISIS benefits from Sunni dissatisfaction

WASHINGTON, June 27 (UPI) --Munqith al-Dagher, an experienced Iraq pollster, said ISIS is benefitting from Sunni dissatisfaction with Iraq's central government in Baghdad.
Alix Hines, Medill News Service
Kerry meets with Saudi leaders and Syrian opposition leader

Kerry meets with Saudi leaders and Syrian opposition leader

JEDDAH , Saudi Arabia, June 27 (UPI) --U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry spoke with Saudi leaders in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, Friday, seeking their support for an inclusive government in Iraq.
Ed Adamczyk
Armed drones over Baghdad, U.S. official says

Armed drones over Baghdad, U.S. official says

BAGHDAD, June 27 (UPI) --Armed drones are currently airborne over Baghdad, a U.S. official confirmed Friday.
Ed Adamczyk
Iraqi VP orders parliament to convene and begin government formation process

Iraqi VP orders parliament to convene and begin government formation process

BAGHDAD, June 26 (UPI) --Iraqi Vice President Khader al Khuzaei, on behalf of President Jalal Talabani, issued a decree Thursday to convene the Council of Representatives on July 1.
JC Finley
Iran sending drones, military equipment to Iraq, U.S. says

Iran sending drones, military equipment to Iraq, U.S. says

BRUSSELS, June 25 (UPI) --Iran is covertly supplying military equipment to Iraq, as well as using surveillance drones to monitor Sunni militants in the country, U.S. officials said.
Ed Adamczyk
Iraqi PM Maliki calls for unity in the face of ISIS crisis

Iraqi PM Maliki calls for unity in the face of ISIS crisis

BAGHDAD, June 25 (UPI) --Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is urging Iraqis to unite in the face of growing political dissolution and violent instability.
JC Finley
Kerry promises Iraq 'intense, sustained' support

Kerry promises Iraq 'intense, sustained' support

BAGHDAD , June 23 (UPI) --U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry promised "intense and sustained support" of Iraq, after meetings in Baghdad Monday.
Ed Adamczyk
Secretary Kerry arrives in Iraq on diplomatic outreach mission

Secretary Kerry arrives in Iraq on diplomatic outreach mission

BAGHDAD, June 23 (UPI) --Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Baghdad Monday to meet with Iraqi leaders in line with President Barack Obama's five-part response to the Iraqi crisis.
JC Finley
Iraqi Security Forces to investigate 59 senior security officials for abandoning posts

Iraqi Security Forces to investigate 59 senior security officials for abandoning posts

BAGHDAD, June 18 (UPI) --The Iraqi government said Wednesday it will investigate 59 senior security officials for abandoning their posts during the ISIS-led offensive.
JC Finley
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Nouri al-Maliki
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Nouri Kamil Mohammed Hasan al-Maliki (Arabic: نوري كامل محمّد حسن المالكي‎ Nūrī Kāmil al-Mālikī; born June 20, 1950), also known as Jawad al-Maliki or Abu Esraa, is the Prime Minister of Iraq and the secretary-general of the Islamic Dawa Party. Al-Maliki and his government succeeded the Iraqi Transitional Government. He is currently in his second term as Prime Minister. His first Cabinet was approved by the National Assembly and sworn in on May 20, 2006; his second Cabinet, in which he also holds the positions of acting Interior Minister, acting Defense Minister, and acting National Security Minister, was approved on December 21, 2010.

Al-Maliki began his political career as a Shia dissident under Saddam Hussein's administration in the late 1970s and rose to prominence after he fled a death sentence into exile for 24 years. During his time abroad, he became a senior leader of Dawa, coordinated the activities of anti-Saddam guerillas and built relationships with Iranian and Syrian officials whose help he sought in overthrowing Saddam.

Al-Maliki was born in Janaja village in Abu Gharaq, a central Iraqi town situated between Karbala and Al Hillah. He is a member of the Al-Ali Tribe, an offshoot of the Bani Malik tribe. He attended school in Al Hindiyah (Hindiya). Al-Maliki received a bachelor's degree at Usul al-Din College in Baghdad, and a master's degree in Arabic literature from Baghdad University. Al-Maliki lived for a time in Al Hillah, where he worked in the education department. He joined the Islamic Dawa Party in the late 1960s while studying at university. His grandfather, Muhammad Hasan Abi al-Mahasin, was a poet and cleric who was the president of the Revolutionary Council (Al-Majlis Al-Milli) of the Iraqi revolution against the British in 1920, and served as Iraq's Minister of Education under King Faisal I.

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