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Iraq's al-Maliki denies seeking comeback

Iraq's former Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki Tuesday denied he is seeking a political comeback, despite frequent appearances in local media and a recent visit to the country's influential neighbor Iran.

Life under ISIS a 'terrible dream', says man who fled Mosul

Life under ISIS a 'terrible dream', says man who fled Mosul

A man who managed to flee an Iraqi city controlled by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has called the experience of living under the jihadist rule as a 'terrible dream'.

Iraq`s al-Maliki steps down, backs rival for PM

The decision by Iraq`s embattled Nouri al-Maliki to step down as prime minister revived hopes for the formation of a new government that could take on a growing insurgency by Sunni militants that has engulfed much of the country.

Islamic states, US back nomination of Abadi for new Iraq PM

In his address at a Marine base Camp Pendleton in California, Hagel said that "assessment team members" had been sent to the northern city of Irbil for carrying out more “in-depth assessment” of where we can continue to help”.

ISIS onslaught in Iraq: `It`s not a city, It`s a cemetery`

Shortly after the nomination of Iraq`s Deputy Speaker Haidar al-Abadi as premier-designate, US President Barack Obama called it as a “promising step forward” for the country that is battling insurgency and facing political crisis.

Iraq Shiite bloc names alternative to Maliki as PM candidate

Iraq`s National Alliance parliamentary bloc has chosen Haidar al-Abadi as its nominee for prime minister in place of incumbent Nuri al-Maliki, sources in parliament said today.

Iraqi PM to file complaint against new president

Iraq`s Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki says he will file a legal complaint against the country`s new president for committing "a clear constitutional violation."

Iraq`s top Shiite cleric urges peaceful transition

Iraq`s most influential Shiite cleric appealed to Iraqi politicians today not to make themselves "an obstacle" in the country`s transition as the deadline looms for selecting the next prime minister.

Iraqi parliament delays next session until August

Iraq`s deadlocked parliament on Monday postponed its next session until mid-August, prolonging the country`s political impasse despite urgent calls for a new government that can confront Sunni extremists who have overrun much of the country.

Iraqi troops push to retake Tikrit from rebels, parties pursue talks

Iraqi government forces backed by helicopter gunships began an offensive on Saturday to retake the northern city of Tikrit from Sunni Islamist militants while party leaders pursued talks that could end Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki`s divisive rule.

Russian, Belarus fighter jets will soon destroy terrorists` dens: Iraqi PM

As Islamic State of Iraq and Syria and Sunni fighters continue to create mayhem in Iraq, Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has said that in the coming days fighter jets from Russia and Belarus will destroy the terrorist dens.

ISIS militants just four hours from Baghdad: Reports

With little or no resistance, ISIS militants are moving at a face pace towards Iraq`s capital Baghdad, deepening the predicament of the Shiite-led government in Baghdad led by Nouri al-Maliki.

Militants seize Iraq border post, kill 30 troops

Sunni militants have seized an Iraqi crossing on the border with Syria after a daylong battle in which they killed some 30 Iraqi troops, security officials said today.

Seventy Haryana youths stranded in Iraq

Over 70 people from Haryana, mostly young men, are stranded in strife-torn Iraq, a government spokesman said on Friday.

We were sold for $400 in Iraq: hostage`s brother

The brother of a Punjabi youth taken hostage in Iraq by Sunni insurgents says that youths from northern India were sold to agents in the strife-torn country for just USD 400.

Iraq crisis: As it happened on Friday

Iraq Shiite cleric says Sunni militants must be ousted—
Iraq`s top Shiite cleric urged all of its people to unite and expel Sunni Muslim insurgents, as Shiite Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki came under growing pressure at home and abroad.

Iraq: al-Maliki`s rivals jockey to replace him

With the country in turmoil, rivals of Iraq`s Shiite prime minister are mounting a campaign to force him out of office, with some angling for support from Western backers and regional heavyweights.

Biden calls Iraqi PM, stresses on need for national unity

US Vice President, Joe Biden has called the top Iraqi leadership including Prime Minister, Nouri al-Maliki, and emphasised the need for national unity in response to the violent insurgency sweeping through the war-torn country.

Loss of Mosul threatens Iraqi PM`s hold on power

The disastrous loss of a large swath of the north to Islamic militants is threatening to cost Iraq`s prime minister, Nouri al-Maliki, his job.

UN increasing efforts to aid displacements in Iraq

UN agencies are increasing efforts in a bid to meet the increasing needs caused by the violence in Mosul, a northen Iraqi city seized by militants, media reported on Friday.