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.

No transfer for Hashemi, Baghdad claims

BAGHDAD, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- A case involving terrorism allegations filed against the Iraqi vice president will remain in Baghdad's jurisdiction and not Kirkuk's, a judicial council said.

Roadside bomb hits Sunni moderate's convoy

BAGHDAD, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- A convoy that carried a Sunni government official in Iraq was hit by a roadside bomb, injuring at least three of his bodyguards, police said
Iraqiya: Backing Maliki spells trouble

Iraqiya: Backing Maliki spells trouble

BAGHDAD, Dec. 29 (UPI) -- Washington's unconditional support for Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is pushing the country toward civil war, Sunni-backed political leaders say.
Iraqi leaders warm to political dialogue

Iraqi leaders warm to political dialogue

ERBIL, Iraq, Dec. 28 (UPI) -- Political leaders in Iraq have no option but to have talks to prevent the political structure from collapsing, a Sunni-backed lawmaker said.
Al-Qaida claims recent Iraq violence

Al-Qaida claims recent Iraq violence

BAGHDAD, Dec. 27 (UPI) -- Al-Qaida in Iraq claimed responsibility Tuesday for a series of attacks last week that killed nearly 70 people and wounded more than 200, officials said.
Sadrists: Dissolve parliament

Sadrists: Dissolve parliament

BAGHDAD, Dec. 27 (UPI) -- Iraqi lawmakers with ties to rebel Shiite cleric Moqtada Sadr called for the country's parliament to be dissolved and for new elections within six months.

Iraqi ministry hit by suicide car bomber

BAGHDAD, Dec. 26 (UPI) -- A suicide car bomber hit a security checkpoint at Iraq's Interior Ministry Monday in Baghdad, killing several people and wounding many others, officials said.

Iraq court OKs al-Hashemi arrest warrant

BAGHDAD, Dec. 25 (UPI) -- Iraq's Higher Judicial Council has endorsed an arrest warrant accusing the country's vice president of enlisting his body guards to run a hit squad.

Arrests made in deadly Iraqi explosions

BAGHDAD, Dec. 24 (UPI) -- Four Iraqi security officers were arrested in the bombings that claimed dozens of lives in Baghdad this week, Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki said Saturday.

Sunni-Shiite split hits Iraq's provinces

DIYALA, Iraq, Dec. 24 (UPI) -- The sectarian rift in Iraq is making itself felt in Sunni-dominated Diyala province, where the governor and half the council are in self-imposed exile.
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Tariq al-Hashimi
Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki (L) and President Jalal.Talabani (2nd-L) hold a meeting in Baghdad, Iraq with Vice.Presidents Adil Abdul-Mahdi (2nd-R) Tariq al-Hashimi, (3rd-R) and the presidential council's secretary Nasir al-Ani (R) on July 15, 2007. The group met to discuss the political crisis the country is passing through as well as.the release of detainees who were not involved in crimes (UPI Photo)

Tariq al-Hashimi (Arabic: طارق الهاشمي‎; born 1942) is an Iraqi politician and (until May 2009) was general secretary of the Iraqi Islamic Party. Along with Adil Abdul Mahdi, he is a Vice President of Iraq in the government formed after the December 2005 elections. As a Sunni, he took the place of fellow Sunni politician Ghazi al-Yawar.

Tariq al Hashimi was born in 1942 in Baghdad, Iraq, into the Mashhadan tribe. From 1959 until 1962, he studied at a military academy. He earned a bachelor's degree in economics from al Mustansiriyah University in 1969, and a master's in 1978. At the age of 33, he left the military and became active in the Iraqi Islamic Party, serving on its planning committee.

Hashimi's party represented the largest Sunni block in parliament after the 2005 election. Hashimi opposes federalism, wants oil revenues distributed based on population, de-Baathification reversed and more Sunnis in the new military and police.

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