Saudi Arabia has rejected accusations by Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri Al-Maliki that Riyadh and Qatar are funding Sunni Muslim insurgents his troops are battling in Iraq's western Anbar province.
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Bombs hit Iraq's capital Baghdad and a village near the northern town of Baquba on Wednesday, killing at least 62 people, police and hospital sources said, as Prime Minister Nuri Al-Maliki warned that militants were trying to set up an "
Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri Al-Maliki threatened on Sunday to cut central government funding for Iraq's autonomous Kurdistan region if the Kurds pursued a drive to pipe oil exports to Turkey without Baghdad's approval.
Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri Al-Maliki vowed to eradicate Al Qaeda in Iraq and predicted victory as his army prepared to launch a major assault against the Sunni Islamist militants who have taken over parts of the city of Falluja.
Iraqis voted for provincial councils on Saturday in their first ballot since US troops left the country, a key measure of political strength before parliamentary elections next year.
Iraqi politics are deeply split along sectarian lin
Iraq's parliament passed a law on Saturday intended to block Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki from a third term, as the Shi'ite premier faced growing pressure from mass Sunni street protests.
Lawmakers from Sunni, Kurdish and
Thousands of protesters from Iraq's Sunni minority poured onto the streets after Friday prayers in a show of force against Shi'ite Prime Minister Nuri Al Maliki, keeping up a week-long blockade of a major highway.
Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki told a Syrian opposition delegation on Friday Baghdad supports the Syrian people's wish for legimate change, saying Iraq's power-sharing experience after the 2003 invasion could offer them lessons.
A fugitive vice president condemned to death and rallying opposition to Iraq's "sectarian" prime minister, fresh bloodshed in the streets and the entire Middle East divided by religion over the war across the bord
Four of the most senior political leaders in Iraq's fragile coalition have threatened to bring a vote of no confidence in the government unless 'autocratic decision-making' stops, a letter published in a state newspaper said.