Iraq PM seeks more Jordan help to battle IS

Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi called for greater cooperation with Jordan in the battle against the Islamic State jihadist group, as he held talks on Sunday in Amman, state media reported.

Barack Obama to meet new Iraq PM, Egyptian President in New York

President Barack Obama will hold his first official meetings with new Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly this week.

US welcomes Iraq PM`s decision to step down

The United States has welcomed the decision of Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki to step down in favour of his successor Haider al-Abadi and described it as "another major step forward in uniting" a country which threatens to be torn apart by a jihadist offensive and political infighting.

Haidar al-Abadi to be next Iraq PM; Nuri al-Maliki refuses to back down

Iraqi President Fuad Masoum Monday asked Deputy Speaker Haidar al-Abadi to form the next government but the politicians allied to outgoing Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki rejected the premier-designate, raising concerns about a political struggle in the country facing insurgency from Sunni jihadists.

Iraq PM under mounting fire as US holds back on air strikes

Iraq`s leader faced mounting criticism Friday for his Shiite-led government`s failure to do more to woo the Sunni Arab minority as US President Barack Obama promised military advisers but no immediate air strikes.

Iraq PM in Iran for 2-day visit

The visit notably comes ahead of an important May 23 meeting to be hosted in Baghdad between Iran and the P5+1 group.

Iraq PM confident in post-US future

Al-Maliki insisted that Iraq will chart its own policies in the future according to national interests.

Green Zone bomb was assassination attempt: Iraq PM

Iraq PM blamed al Qaeda in Iraq and Saddam Hussein`s Baath
Party for the violence.

Iraqi PM says Libya assault selective: Report

Iraq`s PM chastises foreign forces for singling out one Mideast regime.

Egyptians have a right to democracy: Iraq PM

Iraq`s prime minister said that Egyptians have the right to democracy.

Disputes delay unveiling of new Iraq cabinet

The delay resulted from continuing disputes over distribution of ministries.

Iraq PM Maliki likely to win support for second term

Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki appeared likely to win a second term, breaking an eight-month deadlock over a new government, after winning support on Wednesday from members of the main factions.

Iraq`s top vote-getter reaches out to rivals

Former Prime Minister Ayad Allawi reached out to his rivals to form a governing coalition Saturday, staking his claim as the top vote-getter in Iraq`s elections and saying he hoped to build strong relations with neighboring countries.

Al-Maliki’s call for Iraqi vote recount rejected

Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki`s
calls for a recount of votes from Iraq`s polls were on Sunday
rebuffed by its Election Commission, amid a tight race to form
the biggest bloc in Parliament.

Iraq election: PM in tight contest with rival

Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki was locked in a tight contest with rival Iyad Allawi to keep his job, as results from Iraq`s elections were set to flow in on Friday.