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Hardline Shiite constitutional negotiator named as new Iraqi PM
Iraq President Jalal Talabani formally designated hardline Shiite politician Jawad al-Maliki to form a new government Saturday, giving him 30 days to present his Cabinet to Parliament for approval. Shiites nominated al-Maliki on Friday after outg (More)
Iraqi president calls for resignation of Shiite prime minister
Iraqi President Jalal Talabani [BBC profile; JURIST news archive], a Kurd, called for the resignation of Shiite Prime Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] Sunday. Talabani blamed the Shiite-led United Iraqi Alliance for th (More)
Iraqi constitution deadline approaches, but agreement elusive
Iraqi political leaders and lawmakers met again Sunday amid conflicting reports about the likelihood that the Iraqi constitutional committee would complete a draft of the new Iraqi constitution before the August 15 deadline. On Saturday, Iraqi Pr (More)
Iraq accuses Kuwait of slant oil drilling theft on invasion anniversary
Iraq legislators accused Kuwait of stealing Iraqi oil during a televised debate on Tuesday, the 15th anniversary of the Saddam Hussein's invasion of Kuwait. The debate [Gulf Daily News report], which did not have any Kuwaiti representatives, al (More)
Iraqi cabinet selection delayed again
Iraqi politicians again delayed naming a government on Monday, prolonging a three-month political vacuum in the country. Jawad al-Maliki, a top member of the main Shiite alliance that won January's elections, said wrangling over appointments to (More)