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Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki on Wednesday warned that he could call for early elections, following a string of political crises since the U.S. withdrawal in the war-torn Middle Eastern nation.

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Iraqi lawmakers reconvene amid political turmoilupdated: Tue Jan 03 2012 04:14:00

The crisis-plagued Iraqi Parliament reconvenes Tuesday just over a week after a key Shiite bloc criticized the government and called for early elections.

Only Iran can save Iraqupdated: Wed Dec 28 2011 11:14:00

Iraq is on the edge of the precipice as a consequence of the standoff between Shia Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki and Sunni Vice President Tariq al-Hashimi, with the former accusing the latter of engaging in terrorism and the latter accusing the former of dictatorial ambitions. This crisis involves all three major sectarian and ethnic groups in Iraq, with al-Hashimi taking refuge in the autonomous Kurdish region of Iraq as a guest of Iraq's Kurdish President Jalal Talabani.

Iraqi prime minister promises security after deadly attacksupdated: Sun Dec 25 2011 07:47:00

Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki met with senior security officials Saturday to review this week's deadly bombings, and said that security and stability must be the country's top priorities.

Specter of death looms over Iraqi widowupdated: Mon Dec 19 2011 09:55:00

CNN's Arwa Damon discusses the harsh reality one woman must deal with in living in Baghdad.

Political turmoil in Iraqupdated: Sun Dec 18 2011 02:23:00

Iraq's power-sharing government is in jeopardy as the Iraqiya bloc plans to leave parliament.

Political turmoil flares in Iraq as U.S. pulls outupdated: Sat Dec 17 2011 23:44:00

Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki is asking lawmakers to withdraw confidence from his deputy after Saleh al-Mutlaq made controversial comments this week over American forces withdrawing from Iraq, state media reported late Saturday.

Deadline close for Iraqi ministers told to make changes or lose jobupdated: Sun Jun 05 2011 06:50:00

Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki's 100-day deadline is fast approaching for Cabinet ministers to make reforms or be fired, raising concerns of mass protests if the deadline passes without some sign of improvement.

Explosion wounds Iraqi defense minister candidateupdated: Sun May 29 2011 19:55:00

A roadside bomb explosion ripped through a car in eastern Mosul Sunday, wounding an Iraqi defense minister candidate and his driver, police said.

Boehner meets with Iraqi prime minister in Baghdadupdated: Sat Apr 16 2011 19:22:00

U.S. House Speaker John Boehner met with Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki on Saturday during a surprise visit to Baghdad, the prime minister's office said in a statement.

Iraqis protest lack of services, corruptionupdated: Wed Feb 16 2011 12:28:00

Hundreds of Iraqi demonstrators took to the streets Tuesday in at least two areas, protesting against corruption, the government's inability to provide basic services and shortages of food, water and power.

Iraqi officials deny existence of alleged secret detention centerupdated: Sun Feb 06 2011 16:36:00

The Iraqi government on Sunday denied a human rights organization's allegation that it has a secret detention center in Baghdad, run by Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki's security forces.

2010: al-Malaki's second termupdated: Sun Feb 06 2011 10:37:00

Iraq's president names Nuri al-Maliki to a second term as prime minister. CNN's Arwa Damon reports.

In Iraq, a new government could be around the cornerupdated: Sat Dec 18 2010 13:56:00

Iraq moved a couple of steps closer Saturday to forming a government after a maddening year marked by political squabbling and paralysis.

Al-Maliki optimistic on government formation, troopsupdated: Sat Nov 27 2010 16:06:00

Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, speaking at his first press conference two days after being formally tapped to form a Cabinet, appeared bullish Saturday on the progress of his security forces and the participation of a key rival in cobbling together a government.

Al-Maliki begins to form new Iraqi governmentupdated: Thu Nov 25 2010 13:22:00

Iraqi President Jalal Talabani officially named Nuri al-Maliki to a second term as prime minister in a televised ceremony Thursday.

Top Iraqis to huddle again to end political impasseupdated: Tue Nov 09 2010 02:27:00

Iraq's top political leaders are expected to meet again Tuesday to try and break the more than eight-months' deadlock to form a government.

Top Iraqis huddle to end political impasseupdated: Mon Nov 08 2010 11:26:00

Iraq's top political leaders met in the country's Kurdish north on Monday as part of intensified talks between the groups to try and break the more than eight-months' deadlock to form a government.

Al-Maliki, in political dogfight, questions WikiLeaks 'timing'updated: Sat Oct 23 2010 12:50:00

Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, whose political bloc remains locked in a nearly eight-month political stalemate to form a new government, says the timing of a massive leak of classified U.S. military documents from the Iraq war could be political.

Attackers strike in Iraqi cities; 15 deadupdated: Tue Oct 19 2010 08:18:00

Attackers targeting security forces in northern Iraq and religious pilgrims in Baghdad left at least 15 people dead and others wounded, police said Tuesday.

Shiite bloc taps al-Maliki as PM candidateupdated: Fri Oct 01 2010 14:07:00

The National Alliance -- Iraq's main Shiite parliamentary bloc -- has tapped Nuri al-Maliki as its candidate for prime minister, an official in the political movement told CNN Friday.

Iraqi governing talks suspended in wake of 'Sunni list' referenceupdated: Mon Aug 16 2010 14:01:00

Former Iraqi Prime Minister Ayad Allawi's al-Iraqiya party announced Monday that it was suspending talks with Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki's coalition in response to comments he made in a television interview.

Ex-Iraqi leader says it's time for al-Maliki to goupdated: Sun Jul 25 2010 13:52:00

Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki needs to abandon his bid for a new term "for the sake of democracy" and jump-start the stalled process of forming a new government, his leading rival said Sunday.

New Iraqi parliament meets for the first timeupdated: Mon Jun 14 2010 08:22:00

Iraq's new parliament met for the first time Monday, more than three months after national elections that resulted in a political deadlock.

Recount starts in Iraqi electionupdated: Tue May 04 2010 04:57:00

A manual recount got under way Monday of some ballots cast in Iraq's national elections nearly two months ago.

Iraq PM denies secret prison tortureupdated: Wed Apr 28 2010 09:17:00

Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki has disputed reports that accuse Iraq of torturing and abusing people in a secret prison.

Iraqis await election resultsupdated: Fri Mar 19 2010 13:30:00

CNN's Arwa Damon hits the streets in Baghdad to gauge the mood as Iraqis wait for their new government.

Narrow lead for al-Maliki as Iraqi vote count continuesupdated: Fri Mar 19 2010 13:30:00

Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki's coalition has edged ahead in Iraq's parliamentary elections, according to partial results from election officials.

Coffee shop voters want Iraq securityupdated: Sat Mar 06 2010 06:12:00

At one of Baghdad's oldest traditional coffee shops on the banks of the Tigris River, the sound of dice rolling, domino pieces clanking and the blaring TV drown out conversation.

Iraqi prime minister doesn't fear return of violence with electionsupdated: Fri Mar 05 2010 15:42:00

Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki said he does not fear a return to terrorism and sectarian violence despite a spate of pre-election bombings and political assassinations in the run-up to parliamentary elections this weekend.

Iraq's al-Maliki heads to White Houseupdated: Tue Oct 20 2009 06:50:00

Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki heads to the White House on Tuesday to meet President Barack Obama with the need for a timely election in Iraq dogging him.

New Iraqi political alliance excludes al-Malikiupdated: Mon Aug 24 2009 17:34:00

Iraq's main Shiite parties Monday announced the formation of a new alliance that excludes the prime minister -- at least for now.

Iraqi PM big winnerupdated: Thu Feb 05 2009 20:04:00

The Iraqi prime minister's political bloc sweeps the country's provincial elections. CNN's Arwa Damon reports.

Iraqi leader's coalition appears to win big in electionsupdated: Thu Feb 05 2009 20:04:00

Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki's coalition won most of the provinces in last week's local elections, and an underdog prevailed in Anbar, the largely Sunni Arab province, election officials said Thursday.

Time.com: Al-Maliki: UK Troops Not Needed in Iraqupdated: Mon Oct 13 2008 14:35:00

Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki told The Times of London that the 4,100 British troops in southern Iraq are no longer necessary to provide security

Find journalists' killers, Iraqi PM orders militaryupdated: Sun Sep 14 2008 10:30:00

Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki on Sunday ordered security forces to "find the perpetrators" who abducted and killed four Iraqi journalists in the northern city of Mosul.

Time.com: Behind al-Maliki's Tough Lineupdated: Wed Sep 10 2008 13:00:00

Iraq's Prime Minister is pushing back against Washington even as he's at loggerheads with key Sunni, Kurdish and Shi'ite leaders at home. How's he doing it?

Time.com: A Tougher al-Maliki Flexes His Muscleupdated: Thu Aug 21 2008 13:00:00

Iraq's Prime Minister is strengthening his hand in Washington and on the world stage

Obama finds 'consensus' in Iraq for U.S. troop withdrawalupdated: Tue Jul 22 2008 02:32:00

Sen. Barack Obama said he found "a strong, emerging consensus" for the redeployment of U.S. combat forces from Iraq, with Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki telling Obama he hoped American combat troops will be gone in two years.

Iraq leader, Obama discuss future troop pulloutupdated: Mon Jul 21 2008 22:43:00

Sen. Barack Obama and Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki on Monday discussed a "general time horizon" for any American troop withdrawals from Iraq, al-Maliki's office said.

Iraqi PM announces diplomatic pushupdated: Thu Jul 17 2008 10:12:00

Eager to develop close ties with countries around the world and in its own backyard, Iraq continues to press ahead with diplomatic activity.

Time.com: Has al-Maliki Turned on the U.S.?updated: Tue Jul 08 2008 17:00:00

The Iraqi leader's call for a U.S.-withdrawal timetable was a surprise. Is it nationalist posturing or a problem for the U.S.?

UAE to cancel Iraq's $7 billion debtupdated: Sun Jul 06 2008 15:22:00

Dubai has forgiven the nearly $7 billion Baghdad owes it, Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki announced Sunday.

6 die in car bombingupdated: Sun Jul 06 2008 15:22:00

A car bomb in northern Baghdad kills six people, including three policemen, and injures 14 others.

Iraq goes after Shiite militants near Iranupdated: Thu Jun 19 2008 11:54:00

A prominent local official was detained Thursday in southeastern Iraq during a new government offensive against militants along the Iranian border.

Time.com: Last Chance at an Iraqi Prosecution? updated: Mon Jun 16 2008 15:00:00

No one has been brought to account for the violence that wracked the country two years ago. The U.S. is pushing for one official to be tried but Maliki pushes back

Iraqi leader arrives in Iran for talksupdated: Sat Jun 07 2008 12:58:00

Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki arrived in Tehran on Saturday for a visit with top Iranian officials, his office said, while car bombings renewed violence at home.

Iraqi leader offers amnesty for turning in weaponsupdated: Fri May 16 2008 13:48:00

Gunmen in a northern Iraq province have been given 10 days to turn in their weapons to avoid jail time and get a monetary reward.

Time.com: Maliki's Mosul Offensiveupdated: Fri May 16 2008 13:00:00

Iraq's PM talks tough but the city's insurgency, the most disciplined and efficient in Iraq, has melted away, perhaps to return and fight on its on terms later

Shiite power struggle behind Iraq clashes, analysts sayupdated: Thu May 15 2008 12:05:00

Recent deadly clashes in Basra and Baghdad's Sadr City represent Shiite-vs.-Shiite political maneuvering ahead of Iraqi provincial elections, analysts say.

Time.com: Maliki's Imperfect Makeoverupdated: Tue May 13 2008 13:10:00

The Iraqi Prime Minister loudly insists that his fight with al-Sadr shows how his government is not sectarian. But the turnaround may be too late

Time.com: Iraq's Dance: Maliki, Sadr and Sunnis updated: Fri Apr 25 2008 10:00:00

The Sunnis hated it when Maliki flirted with Sadr. Now they are flirting with Maliki, who is fighting Sadr. The Shi'ite cleric may still have the last laugh

Al-Maliki claims 'new phase' of unity in Iraqupdated: Thu Apr 24 2008 11:12:00

Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki told neighboring countries Tuesday that Iraq has moved past its internal divisions and "has entered a new phase" of unity.

PM vows not to let Iraq become 'the new Somalia'updated: Sun Apr 20 2008 21:38:00

Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki is calling on political parties to unite against armed groups in Iraq, a spokesman said Sunday, warning that "Iraq cannot be the new Somalia."

Time.com: Has Sadr Got the Upper Hand?updated: Tue Apr 08 2008 15:00:00

As Washington debates the future of its troop surge, the Shi'ite cleric who wants the U.S. out faces down the Iraqi government

Al-Maliki's Mehdi ultimatumupdated: Mon Apr 07 2008 19:17:00

CNN's Nic Robertson speaks with Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki about the Mehdi Army, Blackwater and other issues.

Transcript: Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki on Iraqupdated: Mon Apr 07 2008 12:35:00

In an exclusive interview, CNN Correspondent Nic Robertson talked with Iraq's Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki in Baghdad Sunday.

Sermons show divide among Iraqi Shiitesupdated: Fri Apr 04 2008 22:30:00

Two Shiite imams delivered very different sermons Friday, one sharply criticizing the Iraqi prime minister for his recent military push into Basra and the other praising the Iraqi leader for his "bravery" and "sacrifice."

Time.com: In a Calmer Baghdad, Maliki Cavesupdated: Fri Apr 04 2008 19:00:00

The Iraqi Prime Minister calls off hostilities against Mahdi Army strongholds, but Moqtada al-Sadr is still planning a huge anti-U.S. rally next week

Time.com: Iraqi PM Freezes Militia Raidsupdated: Fri Apr 04 2008 08:00:00

Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki ordered a nationwide freeze on raids against suspected Shi'ite militiamen, according to a statement issued by his office

Time.com: How Moqtada al-Sadr Won in Basraupdated: Tue Apr 01 2008 14:35:00

Analysis: The radical cleric manages to be both politician and warrior and, by standing up to the U.S. and Maliki, has won even more street cred as an Iraqi patriot

Observers interpret Iraq cease-fire, Iran's roleupdated: Mon Mar 31 2008 20:44:00

The deal to end the weeklong fighting in Iraq's Shiite regions appeared to be holding Monday, but left lingering questions about Iran's growing influence, the Iraqi government's military resolve and the chances for more intra-Shiite hostility.

Time.com: Will Maliki Go the Distance?updated: Wed Mar 26 2008 08:00:00

Iraq's Prime Minister launches a critical offensive against the biggest Shi'a militia -- with 72 hours for it to surrender

Time.com: Maliki's Moment of Truth in Basra updated: Tue Mar 25 2008 10:00:00

Iraqi troops launch a major offensive in the southern city, where the government has had little influence in recent years

Time.com: The Threat of a Re-Surge in Iraqupdated: Mon Mar 24 2008 21:00:00

Analysis: A new outburst of violence may force the U.S. military to rethink drawing down troop levels in Iraq

Al-Maliki: Reconciliation stronger than terrorismupdated: Thu Sep 27 2007 16:48:00

The vision of national reconciliation in Iraq is plagued by a tenacious insurgency and sectarian warfare, Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki told the United Nations Wednesday.

Busy day at the U.N.updated: Thu Sep 27 2007 16:48:00

It was a busy day at the U.N. General Assembly, as several world leaders took the podium. CNN's Richard Roth reports.

Survivors of attack speak outupdated: Sat Sep 22 2007 22:55:00

Those wounded in an incident involving Blackwater security say the shooting was unprovoked. CNN's Aneesh Raman reports.

Time.com: Bush and Maliki to Talk Blackwaterupdated: Wed Sep 19 2007 11:00:00

With the Iraqi government pushing for the security firm to be fired, the President will engage in some high-level diplomacy

On the ground with U.S. troop surgeupdated: Wed Sep 12 2007 21:43:00

CNN's Gary Tuchman joins U.S. soldiers heading into Iraq as part of the surge, some for their first time in battle.

Al-Maliki: Iraq testimony was realisticupdated: Wed Sep 12 2007 21:43:00

Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki called testimony given by the U.S. top commander in Iraq and the U.S. ambassador to Iraq "realistic and objective."

Time.com: Undermining Democracy in the Middle Eastupdated: Wed Sep 12 2007 14:00:00

The failed "liberation" of Iraq may have ramifications beyond the country's borders: It may be just the pretext Turkey's military needs to stage a coup

Lobbying against Iraqi leaderupdated: Mon Aug 27 2007 01:21:00

Lobbying against Iraqi leader

Powerhouse GOP firm working to undermine Iraqi PMupdated: Mon Aug 27 2007 01:21:00

A powerhouse Republican lobbying firm with close ties to the White House has begun a public campaign to undermine the government of Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, CNN has confirmed.

Former Iraqi leader returning 'to fight for our country'updated: Mon Aug 27 2007 01:06:00

Iraq's former interim prime minister accused Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki of fomenting sectarian violence plaguing the war-ravaged nation.

Warner proposal draws supportupdated: Sun Aug 26 2007 21:42:00

Warner proposal draws support

Losing U.S. support could make al-Maliki look elsewhereupdated: Thu Aug 23 2007 03:38:00

It is vogue in Washington to place blame for the chaos in Iraq squarely at that the feet of its leader, Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. In recent days calls have grown louder in many corners of the U.S. government for al-Maliki to step down.

Bombers kill 4 Iraqis, injure 11 GIsupdated: Wed Aug 22 2007 22:32:00

Two suicide vehicle bombers struck a U.S.-Iraqi military outpost in Taji on Wednesday night, the U.S. military said in a statement.

Iraqi rivals look for reconciliation formulaupdated: Sat Aug 18 2007 02:36:00

The leaders of a new Shiite and Kurdish political alliance met with a top Sunni Arab leader Saturday, raising hope for a breakthrough to curb factional violence in Iraq.

Time.com: Iraqis Create Shiite, Kurd Allianceupdated: Thu Aug 16 2007 10:00:00

The Iraqi prime minister and president announced a new alliance of moderate Shiites and Kurds in a push to save the crumbing government Thursday

Suicide truck blast kills 28, mostly children, in northern Iraqupdated: Mon Aug 06 2007 22:08:00

A suicide bomber drove an explosives-laden truck into a village near the northern Iraqi city of Tal Afar on Monday, killing at least 28 people and wounding 50 others, an Iraqi army official said.

Iraqi militants say 20 security force members 'detained'updated: Sat Apr 14 2007 15:07:00

Iraqi militants claim to have "detained" 20 Iraqi security force members in response to an alleged rape that has heightened Sunni-Shiite tensions.

Iraqi PM meets with Sunni tribal chiefs in Ramadiupdated: Tue Mar 13 2007 07:58:00

Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki made an unannounced trip Tuesday to Ramadi, where he met with Sunni tribal chiefs credited with helping turn the tide against al Qaeda in Iraq.

Iraqi PM tells U.S., Iran to take their fight elsewhereupdated: Wed Jan 31 2007 11:49:00

Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki is telling the United States and Iran to keep their fight out of Iraq.

At least 38 killed as Iraqi PM pleads for unityupdated: Thu Jan 25 2007 07:03:00

As Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki urged the Iraqi parliament Thursday to keep politics out of a new security plan for the capital, violence rocked the Baghdad area, killing at least 38 people, including a U.S. soldier.

400 Mehdi Army militants arrested, al-Maliki saysupdated: Thu Jan 18 2007 04:01:00

Iraqi authorities say they have been quietly taking a bolder stance against Muqtada al-Sadr's Mehdi Army militia, and the United States says it has uncovered evidence that Iran is involved in attacks inside Iraq.

Iraqis to lead assault to take back Baghdad updated: Sat Jan 06 2007 08:20:00

Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki said on Saturday that Iraq's armed forces are set for an assault on Baghdad to take out militias and rogue security forces.

Iraq prime minister seeks conferences to stem carnageupdated: Tue Dec 05 2006 02:57:00

Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki on Tuesday proposed holding regional and domestic conferences aimed at national unity and stability, as dozens of Iraqis died in several attacks in Baghdad and Diyala province.

Iraqi leader under fire from U.S., Shiite supportersupdated: Wed Nov 29 2006 09:22:00

Iraq's prime minister saw his support erode on two fronts Wednesday as a White House memo questioned his leadership and a powerful political bloc suspended participation in Iraq's government.

Iraqi leader pushes Cabinet changes as bombs kill dozensupdated: Sun Nov 12 2006 02:49:00

Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki was pushing for a shake-up in his government on Sunday as Baghdad suffered through another day of carnage that left dozens dead.

Iraqi prime minister: 'I'm not America's man'updated: Sat Oct 28 2006 05:32:00

Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki on Saturday referred to the boundary between himself and the United States, telling U.S. President Bush that he answers first to the Iraqi government and people, according to an Iraqi official.

Iraqi leader denies civil war as 50 people dieupdated: Sun Aug 27 2006 01:59:00

On a day in which at least 50 people were killed, Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki said he did not foresee a civil war in Iraq and that violence in his country was abating.

Iraqi PM to Congress: Baghdad wants to be regional stabilizerupdated: Wed Jul 26 2006 07:02:00

Iraq's prime minister told Congress on Wednesday that his nation wants to play a role in Mideast stability and to encourage dialogue to solve international conflicts.

3 Iraqi policemen killed in attackupdated: Sat Jul 22 2006 09:06:00

Insurgents killed three Iraqi police and wounded five others in what appeared to be a planned ambush in a market in the city of Baquba Saturday morning, Iraqi police said.

Senators wary of 'amnesty' in Iraq planupdated: Sun Jun 25 2006 15:07:00

U.S. senators on Sunday called Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki's national reconciliation plan a positive step but expressed concerns about its "amnesty" provision.

PM: Iraqi troops battle-ready in 2007updated: Thu May 25 2006 08:20:00

Iraqi troops will be able to handle security in all 18 provinces by the end of 2007 with additional training and equipment, the country's new prime minister says.

PM: Iraqi troops battle ready in 2007updated: Wed May 24 2006 13:48:00

Iraqi troops will be able to handle security in all 18 provinces by the end of 2007 with additional training and equipment, the country's new prime minister said Wednesday.

Iraqi Cabinet to leave two doors openupdated: Fri May 19 2006 20:59:00

Iraq's prime minister-designate is expected to announce a Cabinet to the Parliament on Saturday, but two key posts will be empty, a spokesman for a leading Shiite party said.

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