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Hashimi terrorism trial begins in Baghdad

BAGHDAD, May 15 (UPI) -- A terrorism trial began Tuesday in Iraq against fugitive Sunni Vice President Tariq al-Hashimi and his captured guards, a judicial spokesman said.
Iraq is OK, U.N. envoy says

Iraq is OK, U.N. envoy says

BAGHDAD, May 14 (UPI) -- Concerns about a massive security crisis in Iraq in the wake of the U.S. troop withdrawal never materialized, a U.N. official said.
U.S. stays out of fray over Iraqi VP

U.S. stays out of fray over Iraqi VP

WASHINGTON, May 10 (UPI) -- The Interpol alert for the Iraqi vice president is a matter to be resolved by the Turkish and Iraqi governments, a U.S. official said.

Iraq's Hashemi to stay in Turkey

ANKARA, Turkey, May 9 (UPI) -- Turkey's deputy prime minister said there are no plans to turn fugitive Iraqi Vice President Tariq al-Hashemi over to authorities.
Red Notice restricts Iraqi VP's travel

Red Notice restricts Iraqi VP's travel

LYON, France, May 8 (UPI) -- The Red Notice issued by Interpol against the Iraqi vice president will severely restrict his ability to cross international borders, the police agency said.
Interpol issues alert for Iraq's Hashemi

Interpol issues alert for Iraq's Hashemi

LYON, France, May 8 (UPI) -- Interpol says it has issued an international alert for the arrest of Iraqi Vice President Tariq al-Hashemi on suspicion of terrorism.
Trial for Iraqi vice president delayed

Trial for Iraqi vice president delayed

BAGHDAD, May 3 (UPI) -- A terrorism trial for Iraqi Vice President Tariq al-Hashemi was delayed one week after his lawyers said they want a special court to weigh the charges.
Turkey enters Iraqi political fray

Turkey enters Iraqi political fray

ANKARA, Turkey, April 27 (UPI) -- Ankara said it is optimistic about the prospects for political reconciliation in Iraq despite a lawmaker's claims Iraq's prime minister should alter his vision.
Turkey, Iraq lock political horns

Turkey, Iraq lock political horns

BAGHDAD, April 23 (UPI) -- Iraqi officials announced Monday they summoned Turkey's ambassador in Baghdad in reaction to disparaging remarks made last week by the Turkish prime minister.

Al-Qaida takes blame for attacks in Iraq

BAGHDAD, April 20 (UPI) -- The Iraqi branch of al-Qaida said it was responsible for a spate of attacks across the country, citing aggression targeting the Sunni population.
Kurdish leader to meet fugitive Iraqi VP

Kurdish leader to meet fugitive Iraqi VP

ANKARA, Turkey, April 18 (UPI) -- A Kurdish leader from Iraq is to meet with the Iraqi vice president in Turkey for talks about Iraqi political developments, a Turkish official said.

U.N. urges Iraqi leaders to settle scores

BAGHDAD, April 11 (UPI) -- Internal political differences in Iraq are getting in the way of national reconciliation efforts, the U.N. special envoy to Iraq told the Security Council.

Iraqis fret over U.S. vision for democracy

BAGHDAD, April 9 (UPI) -- The U.S. vision for a united and democratic Iraq is coming unraveled, an Iraqi lawmaker from the Sunni-backed Iraqiya slate said.

Iraq's fugitive VP leaves for Qatar

DOHA, Qatar, April 1 (UPI) -- The fugitive Sunni vice president of Iraq left the country Sunday to visit Qatar, drawing criticism from Iraqi government officials.

Iraq's vice president in the hot seat

BAGHDAD, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- An Iraqi vice president charged with backing death squads should go to Baghdad to defend himself, a legal official in Iraq said.

U.S. defends Iraqi embassy staffing

WASHINGTON, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- Washington is looking at finding a more efficient way to maintain a diplomatic presence in Baghdad that matches the situation on the ground, an official said.

Hashemi worried about Iraq's future

ERBIL, Iraq, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- The government of Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is pushing the country to a major sectarian divide, an Iraqi vice president 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.

Leader: Iraqi spats have sectarian tone

BAGHDAD, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- The Sunni leader of a human rights commission in Baghdad expressed concern Friday that political conflict was taking on a sectarian tone.

More confessions expected against Iraqi VP

BAGHDAD, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- A second group of bodyguards for Iraqi Vice President Tariq al-Hashemi is expected to make statements against him by week's end, Iraqi television reports.
Kurds won't arrest Iraqi vice president

Kurds won't arrest Iraqi vice president

ERBIL, Iraq, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- The semiautonomous Kurdish government in Iraq isn't obliged to carry out an arrest warrant for the Iraqi vice president, a deputy interior minister said.
Iraq's political woes are many, party says

Iraq's political woes are many, party says

BAGHDAD, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- An arrest issued for the Iraqi vice president is one of many pressing political issues the country is facing after American forces left, a party official said.

72 killed in anti-Shiite bombings in Iraq

BAGHDAD, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- At least 72 people were killed Thursday in sectarian bombings in Iraq, including 48 Shiite pilgrims who died in a suicide attack.
U.N. ready to help in Iraqi political rows

U.N. ready to help in Iraqi political rows

BAGHDAD, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- The United Nations' mission in Iraq is ready to help build trust among Iraqi political leaders locked in bitter rows after the U.S. withdrawal, an envoy said.
Ban calls on Iraqis to resolve differences

Ban calls on Iraqis to resolve differences

UNITED NATIONS, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- With 2012 marking a new era for Iraq without U.S. forces in the county, dialogue should rule the day, the U.N. secretary general said.
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