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  1. October 20, 2006

    Time running out for US to contain the conflict

    When Nouri al-Maliki was nominated by Iraq's Shia Islamist coalition to head the new government in April, Condoleezza Rice,...

  2. May 22, 2006

    Pitfalls ahead for new Iraq government

    Iraq's new national unity government met for the first time yesterday, with new prime minister Nuri al-Maliki vowing to use...

  1. May 21, 2006

    Iraqi PM pledges action to halt sectarian violence

    Iraq’s prime minister Nouri al-Maliki on Sunday vowed to use ‘maximum force’ against the country’s mainly Sunni insurgents...

  2. April 26, 2006

    Iraq's pragmatic new leader is ready to compromise

    Jawad al-Maliki, Iraq's prime minister-designate, said yesterday he hoped to form a government in two weeks, a move that...

  3. April 25, 2006

    Iraq’s pragmatic new leader is ready to deliver

    Iraqi prime minister-designate Jawad al-Maliki said on Tuesday he hoped to form a government in two weeks – a move that...

  4. April 25, 2006

    Iraq's new premier

    Four months after Iraqis risked suicide-bombers and reprisals to go to the polls, the country's political class has finally...

  5. April 22, 2006

    Nomination of new Iraq premier paves way to resolution of political crisis

    Iraqi political leaders moved closer to creating a new government yesterday with the nomination of a new prime minister....

  6. April 21, 2006

    Iraq Shia alliance selects new PM candidate

    Iraqi political leaders moved closer to creating a new government on Friday with the nomination of a new prime minister....

  7. April 21, 2006

    Iraqi PM's climbdown helps ease deadlock

    The Iraqi prime minister-designate Ibrahim al-Jaafari yesterday opened the way to the formation of a new government by...

  8. April 20, 2006

    Iraq Shias move to end deadlock over PM

    Iraqi prime minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari on Thursday opened the way to the formation of a new government by agreeing to let...

  9. April 17, 2006

    Convening of Iraq parliament delayed

    Iraq's parliamentary speaker yesterday said he would delay "for a few days" the convening of parliament, scheduled for...

  10. April 12, 2006

    A 'complex political crisis' leaves Iraq stranded in post-election limbo

    Gunmen waving weapons out of the windows of unmarked cars are the most distinct sign of what it's like to live in political...

  11. April 12, 2006

    SHIA LEADERS IN FINAL EFFORT TO BREAK JAAFARI DEADLOCK

    Iraqi Shia leaders will meet again today in a last-ditch effort to break the deadlock over the controversial nomination of...

  12. March 20, 2006

    Iraqi leaders establish new council in effort to build unity

    Iraqi political leaders met yesterday to try to hammer out how a national unity government would work, temporarily putting...

  13. March 19, 2006

    Leaders look at ways to get Iraqis to co-operate

    Iraqi political leaders met on Sunday to try to hammer out how a national unity government would work, temporarily putting...

  14. March 12, 2006

    Moves to kick start Iraqi political process

    Iraq’s first permanent post-invasion parliament will convene on Thursday, three days earlier than expected, the country’s...

  15. March 11, 2006

    Kirkuk dispute bedevils Iraq's political crisis

    The future status of the oil-rich disputed province of Kirkuk lies behind Iraq's current political crisis - complicating...

  16. March 9, 2006

    US criticises Baghdad on security breakdown

    The US State Department yesterday released a damning report on the state of human rights and security in Iraq, describing a...

  17. March 8, 2006

    Iraqi PM hits at opponents' personal feuds

    Iraqi prime minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari yesterday accused opponents seeking to unseat him of pursuing personal feuds in an...

  18. March 6, 2006

    Pressure on Iraqi premier grows

    Kurdish and Sunni leaders stepped up pressure over the weekend on Shia leaders not to nominate Ibrahim al-Jaafari as prime...

  19. March 3, 2006

    Jaafari allies defy calls from rivals for him to quit

    Allies of Ibrahim al-Jaafari yesterday rejected a push by Iraq's other main political blocs to replace him as prime...

  20. March 2, 2006

    Jaafari allies defy calls for him to quit

    Allies of Ibrahim al-Jaafari on Thursday rejected a push by Iraq’s other main political blocs to replace him as prime...

  21. February 28, 2006

    Iraq’s leaders squabble as death toll mounts

    Jalal Talabani, Iraq’s president, on Tuesday criticised Iraq’s prime minister for making a visit to Turkey,> “It is certain...

  22. February 22, 2006

    Britain appeals for government of unity in Iraq

    Jack Straw, Britain's foreign secretary, during a visit to Baghdad yesterday appealed for "a government of national unity"...

  23. February 21, 2006

    Britain appeals for unified Iraqi government

    Britain’s foreign secretary, Jack Straw, during a visit to Baghdad on Tuesday appealed for “a government of national unity”...

  24. February 17, 2006

    Iraq opens investigation into police death squad

    Iraq's interior ministry has opened an investigation into the existence of a police death squad, one of the first times the...

  25. February 16, 2006

    Iraq opens investigation into police death squad

    Iraq’s interior ministry has opened an investigation into the existence of a police death squad, one of the first times the...

  26. February 14, 2006

    Jaafari wins the jobof resurrecting Iraq

    Iraqis have moved a step further towards reclaiming their country. The Shia coalition that won the elections last December...

  27. February 13, 2006

    Iraq's Shia choose Jaafari as candidate for premier

    Iraq's ruling Shia coalition announced yesterday it had chosen incumbent Ibrahim al-Jaafari as its candidate for prime...

  28. February 12, 2006

    Iraqi Shia choose Jaafari as PM candidate

    Iraq’s ruling Shia coalition announced on Sunday they had chosen incumbent Ibrahim al-Jaafari as their candidate for prime...

  29. February 9, 2006

    Political horsetrading: the postwar Iraqi way to bad government

    When the Iraqi minister of state for tourism and archaeology affairs, Hashem al-Hashemy, was appointed acting oil minister...

  30. February 9, 2006

    Intense party horsetrading: the Iraqi way to bad government

    When the Iraqi minister of state for tourism and archaeology affairs, Hashem al-Hashemy, was appointed acting oil minister...

  31. February 8, 2006

    The Iraqi way to bad government

    When the Iraqi minister of state for tourism and archaeology affairs, Hashem al-Hashemy, was appointed acting oil minister...

  32. December 15, 2005

    Top Shia candidate calls for consensus between all groups

    A leading Iraqi Shia candidate to become prime minister after today's elections said the next government in Iraq was likely...

  33. December 14, 2005

    Top Iraqi Shia calls for unity coalition

    A leading Iraqi Shia candidate to become prime minister after Thursday’s elections said the next government in Iraq was...

  34. December 12, 2005

    Ambiguity and dissatisfaction to cost Shia alliance

    The United Iraqi Alliance, the pan-Shia coalition that has dominated Iraq’s parliament, is poised to see its representation...

  35. December 5, 2005

    Shia in war of words as elections draw near

    On the walls of Baghdad's Shia slums posters show the face of deposed president Saddam Hussein slowly morphing into that of...

  36. November 18, 2005

    Suicide bomb attacks on Iraq mosques kill 67

    Suicide bombers struck on Friday at Shia Kurdish mosques in eastern Iraq and a hotel used by journalists in Baghdad, as...

  37. November 17, 2005

    Sunni demand torture inquiry

    Sunni Arab leaders yesterday demanded an international investigation into allegations of torture and abuse of detainees in...

  38. October 21, 2005

    Arab League chief in Baghdad visit

    The secretary-general of the Arab League, Amr Moussa, arrived in Baghdad for his first post-invasion visit yesterday aimed...

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