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A flag of the Islamic State (IS) is seen in Rashad, Iraq, on September 11, 2014

U.S., Allies Pledge To Step Up Security Backing For Iraq

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Abadi had complained at a security conference in Paris that the global response had been inadequate at a time when the extremists were seizing territory in Iraq and neighboring Syria.

June 2, 2015

Putting Pressure On al-Maliki, Biden Calls Iraq Prime Minister Appointee

By Kathleen Hennessey, Tribune Washington Bureau EDGARTOWN, Mass. — As the United States tries to pressure Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki to step aside, Vice President Joe Biden called al-Maliki’s disputed successor Monday to urge him to form a new government. In a statement released Monday here, where President Barack Obama is vacationing, the White […]

August 11, 2014