Nouri al-Maliki

  • August 14, 2014  

    Chief foreign correspondent Margaret Warner joins Judy Woodruff, ahead of a reporting trip to Iraq, to discuss Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki’s resignation and the improved situation for stranded Yazidis on a mountaintop in Northern Iraq. Continue reading

  • August 14, 2014  

    In our news wrap Thursday, Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki announced that he will now support Haider al-Abadi’s nomination to succeed him. Meanwhile, President Obama confirmed that the crisis facing Yazidi refugees in northern Iraq has greatly eased, lessening the need for U.S. humanitarian aid. Also, thousands of Pakistani anti-government protesters demanded their prime minister resign. Continue reading

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    The Associated Press is reporting that Iraqi Prime Minister “Nouri al-Maliki has given up the post of prime minister to Haider al-Abadi.” Continue reading

  • August 12, 2014  

    Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, the divisive Shiite leader who is facing a power grab from challenger Haider al-Abadi, warned military commanders not to interfere in the political confrontation. Many in Baghdad and in the international community support Abadi. Meanwhile, an aid helicopter crashed while on a mission to help stranded members of a religious minority group. Gwen Ifill reports. Continue reading

  • August 11, 2014  

    Iraq’s president named a new prime minister, but Nouri al-Maliki refuses to give up his post, while the fight against Islamic militants continue. Gwen Ifill is joined by Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Brett McGurk for an update on the political turmoil in Iraq, plus analysis from Zalmay Khalilzad, the former U.S. ambassador to Iraq, and Laith Kubba of the National Endowment for Democracy. Continue reading

  • August 11, 2014  

    In our news wrap Monday, Iraq’s new president, Fouad Massoum, tapped deputy parliament speaker Haider al-Abadi to form a government and become prime minister. But current Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki remained defiant, spurning calls to step aside for a less polarizing leader. Also, Israeli and Palestinian negotiators resumed indirect talks in Egypt, and a new 72-hour cease-fire began. Continue reading

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    Malaki supporters marched in the streets chanting support for the embattled prime minister, and militias and leaders across Iraq braced for a potential attempt at a military coup. But as yet Malaki has not made an obvious move to retain power. Continue reading

  • July 7, 2014  

    In our news wrap Monday, the Iraqi parliament pushed back its next session five weeks, until mid-August, as government forces continue to battle Islamist militants. While Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has refused to step down, lawmakers are at an impasse over choosing new leaders. Also, pro-Russian fighters in Ukraine tried to regroup after major setbacks over the weekend. Continue reading

  • July 4, 2014  

    In our news wrap Friday, Iraqi government troops recaptured the village of Awja — birthplace of Saddam Hussein — and made headway in reclaiming Iraq’s largest oil refinery in Beiji. Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki vowed to defeat the militants, and signaled he won’t abandon a bid for a third term. Also, Judy Woodruff reports on 4th of July celebrations across the U.S. Continue reading

  • July 2, 2014  

    Iraqi Kurds in the country’s northeast are taking advantage of Baghdad’s battle with Sunni insurgents, in hopes of gaining their own state. Kurdish leaders are vowing to hold a vote on independence, a move denounced by Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki and discouraged by the Obama administration. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner reports. Continue reading

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