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Iraqi PM Maliki fires senior officers for failing to stop ISIS

Iraqi PM Maliki fires senior officers for failing to stop ISIS

BAGHDAD, June 17 (UPI) --Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki fired four army commanders for failing to protect Iraq from Sunni Islamist advances, the government announced Tuesday.
JC Finley
44 Sunni prisoners die in Iraq police station assault

44 Sunni prisoners die in Iraq police station assault

BAQUBA, Iraq, June 17 (UPI) --At a Baquba, Iraq, police station Tuesday, 44 Sunni prisoners were killed as large-scale sectarian violence returned to the Baghdad area.
Ed Adamczyk
Graham calls on Iraqi prime minister to resign

Graham calls on Iraqi prime minister to resign

WASHINGTON, June 16 (UPI) --Sen. Lindsey Graham said President Obama is to blame for the worsening conflict in Iraq, but it's Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki who can help stop it.
Gabrielle Levy
Iraqi crisis: Terrorist attacks or popular uprising?

Iraqi crisis: Terrorist attacks or popular uprising?

BRUSSELS, June 14 (UPI) --Struan Stevenson, MEP: "The United States and the European Union should force Maliki to accept the only viable solution and immediately step down from power."
Struan Stevenson, MEP
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
Rebels close in on Iraq's biggest oil refinery

Rebels close in on Iraq's biggest oil refinery

BAIJI , Iraq, June 11 (UPI) --Islamic militants attacked the city of Baiji, Iraq, burning the courthouse Wednesday, before moving toward the country's largest oil refinery.
Ed Adamczyk
Maliki's plan to manipulate Iraq's election

Maliki's plan to manipulate Iraq's election

BRUSSELS, April 21 (UPI) -- MEP Struan Stevenson: Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki is trying to influence and change the outcome of the election in his own favour.
Struan Stevenson, MEP
Biden reached out to Iraqi, Kurdish leaders to discuss oil export management

Biden reached out to Iraqi, Kurdish leaders to discuss oil export management

March 21 (UPI) -- Vice President Biden conveyed America's commitment to helping Iraq and Kurdistan reach a permanent agreement regarding Iraq's oil export management.
JC Finley
Civilians paying price for Iraqi insecurity, EU says

Civilians paying price for Iraqi insecurity, EU says

BAGHDAD, March 13 (UPI) -- The European commissioner in charge if humanitarian aid said Thursday the people of Iraq were once again suffering as a result of national security issues.

ICRC's Maurer arrives in Baghdad

BAGHDAD, March 10 (UPI) -- Peter Maurer, the president of the International Committee of the Red Cross, said Monday from Iraq humanitarian aid is hard to come by because of the violence.

Iraq: 'This is war,' say Kurds in oil fight with Baghdad

BAGHDAD, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's dispute with Iraq's Kurdish minority over its independent oil exports has escalated with the central government blocking Kurdistan's share of the state budget and banning two airlines that operate between Europe and the Kurds' semiautonomous northern enclave.
U.N. 'impressed' by Iraqi vote preparation

U.N. 'impressed' by Iraqi vote preparation

BAGHDAD, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- U.N. special envoy to Iraq Nickolay Mladenov said he was "impressed" by how well elections officials have prepared for the April contest.

Genocide in Fallujah

STRASBOURG, France, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- The unfolding tragedy in the Iraqi city of Fallujah seems to have slipped off the international radar screen as the focus of the global community drifts from Syria to Ukraine and back again.
STRUAN STEVENSON, UPI Outside View Commentator
Violence in Iraq's Anbar province ongoing, ICRC says

Violence in Iraq's Anbar province ongoing, ICRC says

FALLUJAH, Iraq, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- The International Committee of the Red Cross said Friday there are "no signs" conflict in Iraq's western Anbar province is letting up.

Iraq's turmoil likely to grow as Shiite leader Sadr bows out

BAGHDAD, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- As Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki battles to recapture a third town seized by al-Qaida insurgents amid fears Iraq's sliding toward another sectarian civil war, the decision by Shiite religious leader Moqtada al-Sadr to withdraw from politics weeks before parliamentary elections is expected to add to Iraq's swelling crisis.
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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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