US congratulates Iraqis on their new President

The US has congratulated the Iraqis on the election of their new President Mohammed Fuad Masoum.

Iraq`s new president Masum: Thinker and fighter

Quiet and bookish, Iraq`s president-elect Fuad Masum is different from jocular incumbent Jalal Talabani, but sharp political skills forged in the long battle for Kurdish self-determination are common to both.

Iraq gets new president, UN chief urges more urgency

Kurdish politician Fuad Masum became the new president of Iraq today, in a step towards forming a new government that visiting UN chief Ban Ki-moon said must be inclusive for the country to survive.

Iraqi President Jalal Talabani: A pragmatic negotiator

Iraqi President Jalal Talabani, who returns home Saturday from months of convalescence abroad, is an avuncular politician and a skilled negotiator toughened by his decades-old struggle for Kurdish independence.

Bombs against Kurds, other attacks in Iraq kill 40

A double bombing tore through Kurdish political party offices in northern Iraq in the deadliest of a series of attacks nationwide that killed at least 40 people, officials said.

Iranian president Ahmadinejad begins visit to Iraq

Highlighting the growing ties between the two Shiite-led neighbors, Iran`s outgoing President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad landed in Iraq on Thursday in his second official visit to the country.

Iraqi president communicating after stroke, says doctor

A doctor who oversees Iraqi President Jalal Talabani`s medical care says the president is able to speak and understand people around him as he recovers from a stroke he suffered over two months ago.

Iraq Finance Minister says staff members kidnapped

Iraq`s Finance Minister has accused a "militia force" of kidnapping members of his staff, saying he holds the PM personally responsible for their safety.

Iraqi President’s condition improving after stroke

Iraqi Prez Jalal Talabani`s health condition is improving continuously after being admitted to a Baghdad hospital two days ago due to brain stroke.

Iraqi president dies at 79

Iraqi President Jalal Talabani died Tuesday after being admitted to a Baghdad hospital following a brain stroke. He was 79.

Iraqi president in hospital due to health problem

Iraqi President Jalal Talabani has been admitted to hospital in Baghdad due to health emergency, his office said on Tuesday.

Iraq President`s testimony rejected in trial of VP

Iraq`s Vice President Tariq al-Hashemi is accused of running death squads against Shi’ites and government security forces.

Terror trial of Iraq VP postponed over witnesses

A lawyer for Iraq`s fugitive vice president says a judge has adjourned his trial on terror charges.

PM`s critics didn`t get majority: Iraq President

Al-Maliki, a Shiite, faces challenge from Sunni and Kurdish parties as well as other Shiites within his unity govt accusing him of monopolizing power.

Iraq President rebuffs move to unseat PM

In Iraq, Nouri al-Maliki`s Shi’ite-dominated ruling coalition is increasingly shaky.