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Barham Salih (R), a senior PUK politician who has held multiple top positions including prime minister of the Kurdish region shows his ink-stained finger after voting in the Kurdistan's legislative election at a polling station on September 21, 2013 in the northern Kurdish city of Sulaimaniyah. Iraq's Kurds vote for …

New Iraq President Asks Shiite Once Tied to Iran to Form Government

BAGHDAD, Iraq — Kurdish moderate Barham Salih was named Iraq’s new president Tuesday, immediately setting to work by tasking veteran Shiite politician Adel Abdul-Mahdi with forming a new government, nearly five months after national elections were held, state TV reported late Tuesday.

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Sunni MPs Boycott Shiite Iraqi Government

Protests by Sunni Muslim members of parliament (MPs) in Iraq reportedly prompted the country’s parliament to suspend its meeting Tuesday.


Iraqi VP Fails to Acknowledge U.S. Role in Liberation of Ramadi

Iraqi Vice President Nouri al-Maliki failed to acknowledge the U.S.-led coalition air support in a statement about the liberation of Ramadi, although it was an integral part of the offensive to wrest control of the Iraqi city from the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL).


Iraqi PM Meets with Obama, Requests Billions More In Military Aid

Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi is in Washington for his first visit in office, and is scheduled for a meeting with President Obama at which he will request a massive increase in military aid against the Islamic State. A senior Iraqi official told Reuters, “We’re talking about billions here… This is a new approach for us because of the scale of the challenge we have ahead. Mosul and Nineveh province and Anbar will cost us a lot.”