Tag Archives | Maliki

What Went Wrong in Iraq: The Khedery Version

The following article was published by Reidar Visser, an historian of Iraq educated at the University of Oxford. It is reproduced here with the author’s permission. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. It’s going to be cited a lot, so it’s worth taking a closer look […]

New Parliamentary Session Abandoned

By John Lee. Sunnis and Kurds walked out of the first session of Iraq's new parliament on Tuesday after Shi'ites failed to name a prime minister to replace Nuri al-Maliki, according to Reuters. With Shi'ites failing to name a prime minister, Sunnis and Kurds refused to return to the chamber after a recess. The Shi'ite […]

Video: Is Maliki Calling the Shots?

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Prime minister fights back against Sunni-led rebellion - and those who want him replaced. Sami Zeidan speaks to Mark Kimmitt - a former US state department official and retired Brigadier General; Saad Jawad […]

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Video: Maliki Behind Sectarian Divide?

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Shia volunteers answer a call to arms after Sunni rebels take over Iraqi cities. Adrian Finighan speaks to Lara Fatah - an Iraqi-Kurdish analyst; Alaa Makki - an Iraqi member of parliament with […]

And the Winners are? The Kurds

By John Cookson. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Checking back through e-mails I am amazed it was only 4 days ago on June 10th I messaged an editor pal of mine that something momentous was happening in Iraq. ISIS had occupied […]

Can Al-Maliki save Iraq?

By John Cookson. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The exact origin of the proverb "cometh the hour, cometh the man" are unknown, but there can be no doubt the man tasked with saving Iraq from disintegration at this dangerous hour is […]

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The Fall of Mosul: Is it Time Washington Woke Up?

By John Cookson. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Today's audacious jihadist attack on Mosul by Al Qaeda affiliate ISIS must surely be a massive wake up call in Washington that Iraq needs urgent help. Hundreds of jihadists seized key government offices, […]

Maliki Meets Croatian Deputy PM

By John Lee. Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki received the Croatian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, Mr. Ranko Ostojić, in his office on Thursday. During the meeting, the Prime Minister called for development of relations, particularly in the areas of security, military cooperation and construction, and stressed that Croatian companies are able to contribute […]

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Joint Statement by Maliki, Obama

In their recent meeting at the White House, President Obama and Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki reaffirmed the strategic partnership between the United States and the Republic of Iraq and pledged to advance common interests to support a stable, secure, and prosperous Iraq and Middle East. They also discussed their shared commitment to enhance cooperation under […]

Iraq Asks for Obama's Help

From CNN. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Prime Minister Niuri al-Maliki has traveled to D.C. to request aid from the United States. CNN's Barbara Starr reports:

US, Iraq Vow to Fight al-Qaeda

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Nouri al Maliki is in Washington to gather U.S. support to deal with violence in his country. Barack Obama says he wants an inclusive Iraq and that democratic elections should be held as […]