Iraq PM urges closing of ranks after Paris attack

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi condemned the deadly attack on a satirical weekly in Paris on Wednesday, saying it highlighted the need to close ranks against militants.

Iraqi PM favours resolving disputes with Kurds for defeating IS

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi Sunday called for a resolution of outstanding problems between Baghdad and the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), given that both sides are fighting the Islamic State (IS).

Religious edict seen as aiding embattled Iraq PM

An influential Shiite Muslim cleric has issued a religious edict seen as undermining efforts to unseat Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.