Iraqi leader to press U.S. for more arms deals

BAGHDAD, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, battling with an al-Qaida insurgency and political unrest, is scheduled to visit Washington this month to activate a defense cooperation agreement and push for stepped-up arms sales, including Boeing AH-64 Apache attack helicopters.
Iraq seen as major arms buyer by 2020

Iraq seen as major arms buyer by 2020

BAGHDAD, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- The Iraqi government is spending billions of dollars to restore the country's military power, largely destroyed under Saddam Hussein, but analysts believe arms purchases won't peak until 2020.

Iraq Press Roundup

The Iraqi Sunni population had declined all aspects of the post-Saddam Hussein era, but over the course of time, they were ready to compromise with the new government in Baghdad.
ALAA MAJEED, UPI Correspondent

Iraqi Parliament debates oil law next week

HOUSTON, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- Iraq's Parliament will begin debate next week over the long-stalled and highly controversial oil law, the first post-Saddam Hussein law governing oil and gas.

UPI Energy Watch

Iran warns Shell over commitment to gas project; Scottish government rejects wind farm project; Italy's ENI eyes Iraq oil sector

Analysis: Iraq oil law a deal -- spokesman

WASHINGTON, April 16 (UPI) -- Iraq's central and Kurdish region governments have reached a deal on an oil law, including a method for weighing the validity of the oil deals the Kurds have signed with foreign firms, the top government spokesman told United Press International.
BEN LANDO, UPI Energy Editor

Iran upstages U.S. in Iraq

WASHINGTON, March 14 (UPI) -- They say a picture is worth a thousand words. And the image of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad glowing -- radiating a Bush-like smugness, some might say -- during a red-carpet welcome in the American-occupied "Green Zone" in Baghdad last week was no exception. That picture was more powerful than a thousand pages in illuminating who has emerged as the big winner after the United States ousted Saddam Hussein.
LEON HADAR, UPI Outside View Commentator

Iraq vote counting nearly completed

BAGHDAD, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Vote counting in Iraq's first post-Saddam Hussein legislative elections is nearly complete and the results will be announced this week.

Tough security as Iraq awaits vote results

BAGHDAD, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Tough security measures enforced during Iraq's legislative council elections continued for a second day Monday as the nation awaited the election results.

Allawi urges unity, national dialogue

BAGHDAD, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Iraqi Interim Prime Minister Iyad Allawi has urged Iraqis to unite, vowing to conduct nationwide reconciliation dialogue with the various groups and factions.

Vote count in Jordan's Iraq poll starts

AMMAN, Jordan, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Vote counting in Jordan, where an estimated 16,000 Iraqi expatriates participated in Iraq's first post-Saddam Hussein poll, started Monday.

Iraq vote continues smoothly in Jordan

AMMAN, Jordan, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- Iraqis in Jordan and 13 other nations continued voting Saturday to select the first post-Saddam Hussein legislative council.

Iraqis in Syria cast their votes

DAMASCUS, Syria, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Iraqi expatriates in Syria cast their votes in 10 polling stations in and around Damascus Friday to select the first post-Saddam Hussein legislative council.

Iraqis in Jordan head to the polls

AMMAN, Jordan, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Iraqi expatriates started voting Friday in 14 countries around the world, including Jordan, where an estimated 200,000 eligible voters are believed to reside. Twelve polling stations, including eight in Amman, opened their doors to voters as of 7 a.m.

Jordanians have little faith in Iraq poll

AMMAN, Jordan, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Jordanians are wary Iraq's upcoming poll will not be honest under U.S. occupation and might lead to civil war.
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