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  1. News - World - IRAQ

    Germany breaks political taboo by arming Kurds against Islamists in Iraq

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 10:37pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Berlin Germany sends arms to support Iraqi Kurds Germany is to send anti-tank rocket launchers, rifles and hand grenades to support Iraqi Kurds battling jihadist militants fighting for the Islamic State. The announcement on Sunday ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1583141/germany-sends-arms-support-iraqi-kurds
  2. News - World - IRAQ

    New political crisis as Iraqi president calls on newcomer to form government

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 05:18pm by AGENCIES

    ... Agencies in Baghdad President calls on Shiite newcomer to form new government, angering Nouri al-Maliki Iraq seemed to plunge into a deeper political crisis after President Fuad Massoum ... minister. A member of Maliki's political bloc said they rejected the new prime minister. "The nomination is illegal and a breach of the constitution. We will go to the federal court ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1571409/ruling-may-allow-iraq-pm-maliki-retain-post-problematic
  3. News - World - IRAQ

    Maliki gives in to pressure and steps aside as Iraqi prime minister

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 10:27pm by AP

    ... The move defuses a political deadlock that has plunged Iraq into uncertainty and opens the way for the formation of a new government that could take on a growing insurgency by Sunni militants ... al-Abadi. He said he was stepping aside in favour of his "brother", in order to "facilitate the political process and government formation". Abadi, the premier-designate, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1574430/maliki-gives-pressure-and-steps-aside-iraqi-prime-minister
  4. News - World - IRAQ

    Maliki clings to power in Iraq, saying he’ll await court ruling on who’s PM

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 09:30pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Baghdad Maliki awaits court ruling on who's PM An increasingly isolated Nouri al-Maliki again protested at his removal as Iraqi prime minister, as his own political party ... Shiite political and religious establishment, Maliki pressed his legal claim to power this week. Premier-designate Haider al-Abadi, meanwhile, held consultations on forming a coalition government ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1573686/maliki-clings-power-iraq-saying-hell-await-court-ruling-whos-pm
  5. News - World - IRAQ

    Support grows for Iraq's new PM as Iran abandons Nouri al-Maliki

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 09:07pm by Reuters

    ... Obama welcomes Abadi nomination Iraq's premier designate yesterday gained widespread support from countries hoping political reconciliation will undercut jihadist gains, as Iran further ... minister, for him personally and for religious dignitaries, the Iraqi population and its political groups," Ali Shamkhani, secretary and representative of supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1572236/support-grows-iraqs-new-pm-iran-abandons-nouri-al-maliki
  6. News - World - IRAQ

    Time running out for Iraqis besieged by jihadists as UN warns of ‘potential genocide’

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 05:52pm by AFP

    ... population and its political groups,” Ali Shamkhani, secretary and representative of supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Iran’s Supreme National Security Council, said in Tehran. Maliki insists ... especially from Tehran and Washington. Maliki on Tuesday ordered the armed forces to “stay away from the political crisis”, assuaging fears that he could seek to leverage military power to stay ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1572902/un-warns-genocide-iraqi-refugees-overrun-islamic-state-jihadists
  7. News - World - IRAQ

    UN says Iraq humanitarian crisis ‘at highest level’ in wake of Islamic State onslaught

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 06:43pm by AP

    ... in Baghdad has been mired in political turmoil, after the president nominated a Shiite politician, Haider al-Abadi, to form the next government, putting him on track to replace embattled Prime ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1573630/plan-under-way-rescue-yazidi-refugees-stranded-iraqi-mountain-david-cameron
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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

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