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Barzani Blames Maliki for Iraq Army Collapse

President Barzani says Kurdistan hasn't received the weapons they asked.

The president of Kurdistan Region, Masoud Barzani, blamed on Monday former Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki for the collapse of the Iraqi army in the face of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) earlier this year. In an exclusive interview with Al Arabiya’s Rima Maktabi, Barzani also said the swift …

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Embattled Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki to Step Aside

After losing all chances of  securing his third term, PM Maliki gives up his position.

Nouri al-Malki, the embattled prime minister of Iraq, announced on Thursday that he was stepping down after support from his party and associates in parliament slipped away. In a speech, Iraq’s two-term leader ×Maliki said that he accepted the candidacy of Haider al-Abadi, nominated last week by the Iraqi president to form a government. Maliki had been …

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