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  1. 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 and his former sponsor in Iran publicly endorsed a successor who many in Baghdad hope can halt advancing Sunni jihadists. Although abandoned by former backers in the United States and Iraq's ...

  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 ...

  3. News - World - IRAQ

    Army kills six as Iraq protestors call for PM to quit

    Posted Jan 25th 2013, 10:54pm by AFP

    ... for Iraq’s Shiite leader to quit on Friday. The deaths were the first at the hands of the security forces since massive protests began in mainly Sunni Arab areas of Iraq more than a month ago, ... Friday prayers across the country, while Shiite clerics called on the government to heed their demands. Protesters had been moving to an area in east Fallujah but were blocked off by soldiers ...

  4. News - World - IRAQ

    Iraqi forces dropping barrel bombs in Fallujah, Human Rights Watch says

    Posted May 27th 2014, 09:39pm by AFP

    ... Syria, erupted in late December when security forces dismantled a longstanding protest camp maintained by the province's mainly Sunni Arab population to vent their grievances against ...

  5. News - World - IRAQ

    Iraq forces arrest Sunni MP, kill brother and 5 guards

    Posted Dec 28th 2013, 07:36pm by Agence France-Presse in Ramadi

    ... the home of a Sunni Muslim MP who backs anti-government protesters, arresting him and sparking clashes that killed his brother and five guards, police said. Ahmed al-Alwani’s arrest and the deaths ... and serving his second term as an MP, was arrested, though he is a well-known supporter of Sunni Arab anti-government protesters camped on a highway near Ramadi, and has frequently spoken at the site. ...

  6. News - World - IRAQ

    US backs Iraq in Fallujah battle but sees no return of its ground troops

    Posted Jan 05th 2014, 07:24pm by Agence France-Presse in Fallujah

    ... forces withdrew, the power of militants in the province is on the resurgence. Fighting erupted in the Ramadi area on Monday, when security forces cleared a year-old Sunni Arab protest camp ... forces from parts of both cities cleared the way for militants to seize control. Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki had long sought the closure of the protest camp outside Ramadi, dubbing ...

  7. News - World - IRAQ

    Thousands of women illegally held in Iraq, says rights watchdog

    Posted Feb 06th 2014, 09:13pm by AP

    ... and the UN. It also cited court documents and government decisions and reports. The release of detained women was one of the main demands of demonstrators who protested throughout Sunni areas in Iraq ...

  8. News - World - IRAQ

    Iraqi security forces use US Hellfire missiles on al-Qaeda-linked militants

    Posted Jan 03rd 2014, 08:37pm by AP

    ... and dismantled a months-old sit-in by Sunnis in Ramadi protesting over discrimination by the government. Those moves added new fuel to sectarian violence that has escalated since the US withdrawal. ... forces broke up a Sunni protest in a bloody crackdown. Since then, militant attacks have swelled and Shiite militias have grown more active. The United Nations said on Wednesday that last year ...

  9. News - World - IRAQ

    At least 28 killed in wave of Baghdad area bombings: officials

    Posted Dec 08th 2013, 07:37pm by Agence France-Presse in Baghdad

    ... spiked after security forces stormed a Sunni Arab protest camp north of Baghdad in April, sparking clashes that killed dozens of people. Members of the country’s Sunni minority, who complain ...

  10. News - World - IRAQ

    Suicide bomber kills 14 children in school attack

    Posted Oct 07th 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... Sunni minority accuses of marginalising their minority sect. Sunnis launched street protests in December after Shiite Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki sought the arrest of a senior Sunni ...




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