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  1. News - World - IRAQ

    Iraq hopes to avoid carve-up as it elects Kurdish scholar Fouad Massoum president

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 10:56pm by NYT

    ... and by a political arrangement among Kurds from the PUK. But Massoum's path to the position was not smooth. With Kurds uncertain if they want to remain part of Iraq or pursue independence, the PUK ... at times seemed to be scowling, Ban waded into Iraq's domestic politics in a manner rare for a UN chief. He called for "a thoroughly inclusive government", and urged the central ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1559312/iraq-hopes-avoid-carve-it-elects-kurdish-scholar-fouad-massoum-president
  2. News - World - IRAQ

    Kurds seize oilfields as Shiite cleric calls for peace in fractured Iraq

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 01:22am by AP

    ... State and others, including former members of Saddam Hussein's now-banned Baath Party. In protest against the accusation, the Kurdish political bloc announced their full withdrawal from the Baghdad government yesterday. Foreign Minister Hoshiyar Zebari said the Kurds would still attend parliament. The bitter political accusations prompted the country's top Shiite cleric to urge ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1552458/kurds-seize-oilfields-shiite-cleric-calls-peace-fractured-iraq
  3. News - World - IRAQ

    Divided Iraq parliament postpones session to begin forming government

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 10:57pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Baghdad Iraqi MPs delay forming cabinet A crucial parliamentary session to begin the process of forming a government was delayed and an Iraqi general was killed yesterday as solutions to the country's worst crisis in years appeared increasingly distant. The developments highlighted bickering among political leaders despite calls for unity to see off ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1549224/divided-iraq-parliament-postpones-session-begin-forming-government
  4. News - World - IRAQ

    Iraq boosted by Russian jets as it pursues counter-attack on ISIL militants

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 05:50pm by Agence France-Presse in Baghdad

    ... been killed since the offensive was launched on June 9, while the UN puts the overall death toll at over 1,000, mostly civilians. The US has publicly pushed for political reconciliation ... steps Russia might take. World leaders have insisted on a political settlement among Iraq’s Shiite Arab, Sunni Arab and Kurdish communities and Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, revered among ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1543022/iraq-boosted-russian-jets-it-pursues-counter-attack-isil-militants
  5. News - World - IRAQ

    Top Shiite cleric calls for unity government in Iraq

    Posted Jun 27th 2014, 11:23pm by AFP, AP

    ... Agencies in Baghdad Top Shiite cleric calls for unity government Iraq's top Shiite cleric yesterday urged the country's fractious political leaders to unite and form a government ... and speaker of parliament by the time the new legislature meets on Tuesday. "That is the beginning of the political solution that everyone is looking for," Abdul Mehdi Karbalai, speaking ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1542040/top-shiite-cleric-calls-unity-government-iraq
  6. News - World - IRAQ

    Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr vows to ‘shake the ground’ under Sunni ISIL jihadists

    Posted Jun 26th 2014, 09:36pm by AFP

    ... incumbent Maliki emerge with by far the most seats, albeit short of a majority. Washington has pressed for Iraq's fractious political leaders to unite in a national emergency government. On Wednesday Sadr brushed off Maliki's insistence that such a move would be a "coup against the constitution and the political process". Sunni tribal leaders have also called ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1541123/shiite-cleric-moqtada-al-sadr-vows-shake-ground-under-sunni-isil
  7. News - World - IRAQ

    Obama warns of US action as jihadists push on towards Baghdad

    Posted Jun 13th 2014, 10:34am by Reuters in Baghdad

    ... out of power when US troops overthrew Saddam Hussein in 2003, nursing grievances and keen for revenge. “This should be also a wake-up call for the Iraqi government. There has to be a political ... is hobbled by low morale and corruption. Its effectiveness is hurt by the perception in Sunni areas that it pursues the hostile interests of Shiites. The Obama administration had tried to keep ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1531430/obama-warns-us-action-jihadists-push-baghdad
  8. News - World - IRAQ

    Kerry urges Kurds to save Iraq from collapse amid urgent crisis talks

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 05:04pm by Reuters

    ... the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant. US officials believe that persuading the Kurds to stick with the political process in Baghdad is vital to keeping Iraq from splitting apart. “If they decide to withdraw from the Baghdad political process it will accelerate a lot of the negative trends,” said a senior State Department official who briefed reporters on condition of anonymity. Kurdish ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1539621/kurds-warns-john-kerry-new-iraq-arbil-talks
  9. News - World - IRAQ

    Syrian bombing of ISIL extremists in Iraq complicates situation for Washington

    Posted Jun 26th 2014, 06:00pm by MCT

    ... important political advantages for the Syrian leader, including putting his Iraqi counterpart, Maliki, in his debt. As a result, Maliki may have to more closely coordinate the fight against ISIL ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1541048/syria-carried-out-iraq-border-strike-militants-prime-minister-nuri-al
  10. News - World - IRAQ

    Iraq PM Maliki rejects unity government as militants bolstered by Syrian al-Qaeda

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 07:07pm by AFP

    ... government is a coup against the constitution and the political process,” he said. “It is an attempt by those who are against the constitution to eliminate the young democratic process and steal ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1540433/militants-attack-iraq-air-base-us-deploys-special-forces

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