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Obama Welcomes Iraq's New Government

Following the re-election of Nouri al-Maliki to the position of Prime Minister, US President Barack Obama welcomed the formation of the new Iraqi government. "This agreement marks another milestone in the history of modern Iraq," he said  at the G2o conference in Seoul. "There are still challenges to overcome, but all indications are that the […]

Future of Iraq's Oil Deals Uncertain

In Iraq’s fevered political climate, no deal makes everyone happy, and the oil contracts could easily become a casualty as Iyad Allawi, the declared winner in last month’s election, begins the messy process of stitching together a governing coalition.

Final Election Tally

The full election results have been announced – according to Bloomberg, the seat tally is as follows: Former Iraqi Prime Minister Ayad Allawi’s Iraqiya alliance secured 91 seats; Prime Minister Nuri Al-Maliki's State of Law alliance won 89 seats; Iraqi National Alliance, led by pro-Iranian Shiite cleric Ammar al-Hakim, came in third with 70 seats; […]