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Iraq President

Pope Francis To Iraqi President: 'I Appeal To You With A Heart Full Of Pain'

Religion News Service | Josephine McKenna | Posted 08.21.2014 | Religion

VATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Francis wrote to the president of Iraq, calling for an end to the “brutal suffering of Christians and other religious minori...

Iraq President Names Deputy Speaker New PM

Posted 08.11.2014 | World

BAGHDAD, Aug 11 (Reuters) - Iraq's president on Monday asked Haider al-Abadi, the Shi'ite coalition's nominee for prime minister, to form a government...

Iraq's Troubles Grow As Maliki Digs In

AP | SAMEER N. YACOUB and VIVIAN SALAMA | Posted 10.10.2014 | World

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's embattled Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, in a surprise speech late Sunday, resisted calls for his resignation and accused the...

Iraq's Troubles Grow As Maliki Digs In

Reuters | Posted 10.10.2014 | World

* Maliki's special forces deploy in Baghdad after defiant speech * Shi'ite militias step up patrols * France echoes U.S...

Moderate Kurdish Politician Named Iraq's New President

AP | QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA and SINAN SALAHEDDIN | Posted 09.23.2014 | World

BAGHDAD (AP) -- Kurdish politician Fouad Massoum has been named the new president of Iraq following a parliamentary vote. Massoum, 76, is one of th...

Iraq Postpones Crucial Deal

Reuters | Posted 09.22.2014 | World

BAGHDAD, July 23 (Reuters) - Iraq's parliament, which had been due to elect the country's president on Wednesday, postponed the vote by a day, delay...

Iraqi President Suffers Stroke

AP | ADAM SCHRECK and QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA | Posted 02.17.2013 | World

BAGHDAD — Iraqi President Jalal Talabani has suffered a stroke and was in intensive care at a Baghdad hospital Tuesday, injecting new uncertaint...

Iraq Election: Turnout At 55-60 Percent, Despite Attacks

AP | REBECCA SANTANA and QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BAGHDAD — The Iraqi prime minister's coalition and its main secular rival both claimed to be ahead in the vote count Monday, a day after histori...

Iraq's President Talabani Unlikely To Seek Re-Election

AP | HAMZA HENDAWI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KARBALA, Iraq — Iraqis seeking to punish religious parties for bad governance gave a veteran administrator the most votes in a January election ...

Iraqi Council Gives Final Approval To Troop Pact With US

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BAGHDAD — Iraq's three-member presidential council on Thursday approved a security pact with the United States that sets out a three-year timefr...