Prime Minister Nuri Al-maliki of Iraq

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In 1950 Nouri Kamel al-Maliki was born in Abu Gharaq, a central Iraqi town lying between Karbala and Al Hillah.
Al-Maliki received a bachelor's degree at Usul al-Din College in Baghdad, and a master's degree in Arabic literature from Baghdad University.
Al-Maliki lived for a time in Al Hillah, where he worked in the education department.
Al-Maliki was elected to the transitional National Assembly in January 2005.
On April 22, 2006, al-Maliki was named prime minister.
As Prime Minister, al-Maliki has vowed to crack down on insurgents which he calls "organized armed groups who are acting outside the state and outside the law.
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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.
Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki met Sunday with the top US.
Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki is telling the United States and Iran to keep their fight out of Iraq.
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.
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.
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.
In the magazine interview, Al-Maliki said his remarks did not indicate that he was endorsing Obama over presumptive Republican presidential nominee Sen.
The interview's publication came one day after the White House said President Bush and al-Maliki had agreed to include a general time horizon in talks about reducing American combat forces and transferring Iraqi security control across the country.
White House spokesman Scott Stanzel said al-Maliki had made it clear that such decisions will be based on continuing positive developments.
Earlier yesterday, Al-Maliki had reacted sharply to the criticism of his governments slow progress toward reconciliation in a clear sign of growing tension with his most important ally.
According to his Multi-National Force-Iraq profile (April 2006) (as stated), Al-Maliki was born in 1950 in a Karbala village.
Al-Maliki is said to enjoy good relations with most former Iraqi opposition parties and is said to represent the Arab identity of Al-Da'wah Party and is known not to take a pro-Iranian stand.
BAGHDAD — Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki said on Sunday that it is for the courts to determine what action if any should be taken against the journalist who threw his shoes at US President George W.
Iraqi prime minister Nuri al-Maliki is facing considerable challenges to his leadership, with opponents and critics saying he has built up too much power as a result of recent political and security gains.
Saturdays meeting came after Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki met with Turkish President Abdullah Gül in Ankara on December 24 to discuss how to deal.
TEHRAN: Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri Al-Maliki said yesterday that he hoped Iran would help rebuild his conflict-torn country by boosting economic ties.
Al-Maliki has promised in the past to submit a formal agreement with the US.
Less than three weeks ago, al-Maliki said negotiations with the US.
world-news, nuri-al-maliki, iraq, death-toll20 Iraq plans to control whole nation by end 2007Apr 18 - Seeded by RumWalkerSource: ReutersIraq plans to take security control of the whole country from foreign forces by the end of the year, Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki said on Wednesday after British forces handed over control of a southern province.
Al-Maliki said he harbors no ill will toward US.
Al-Maliki said he has not considered stepping down.
military practice of paying Sunni tribes to provide security in areas such as Anbar province, al-Maliki said the practice needs to be clarified.
Al-Maliki said he was perplexed by the negative reaction of some observers to his recent visit to Tehran, Iran, where he met with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki was quoted in The Times as saying British combat forces are no longer needed to maintain security in southern Iraq and should leave the country.
When Nuri al-Maliki, the Iraqi prime minister, came to office two years ago, he was considered a weak politician with a sectarian agenda.
Has al-Maliki found a new political compass and courageor is he merely a paper tiger propped up by the American military forces on the ground?Our guests this week are Ghassan al-Atiyyah, the director of the Iraq Foundation for Development and Democracy, and Joost Hilterman, the deputy director for Middle East and North Africa at the International Crisis Group.
Nuri Kamal al-Maliki was no ones first choice to be Iraqs first permanent prime minister.
Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has failed to take advantage of the Iraqi peoples desire for peaceful and productive lives and of the enormous commitment and sacrifices made by the United States and other nations.
Tehran - Iraq wants Iran's assistance in reconstructing the country, Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki said Sunday at the end of his two-day visit to Tehran.
Ankara  - Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki was due to arrive in the Turkish capital Ankara later on Wednesday for talks with Turkish leaders.
Al-Maliki was expected to be accompanied by six ministers during his two-day visit to Ankara.
Al-Maliki says no foreign soldiers will be in Iraq after 2011 Submitted by Mohit Joshi on Mon, 08/25/2008 - 15:33.
Baghdad  - Iraq's Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki has met senior Shiite leaders who held talks in Tehran on concerns that Iran is arming and funding militias in Iraq, an Iraqi politician said Sunday.
NATO-trained police forces have proved effective and strong in the fight against terrorism, al-Maliki said after a meeting in Brussels with NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer.
Al-Maliki was quoted by US television network CNN as saying a decision has already been made to disallow the al-Sadr Bloc from taking part in the political process unless it disbands its Mahdi Army militia.
Prime Minister Nuri Kamal al-Maliki is trying to negotiate a security agreement that will set out how long American forces will stay in Iraq, and under what rules they will operate.
Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki has won promises from Iranian leaders to support his efforts to restore security to Iraq.
The pledges came as al-Maliki met in Tehran with Iranian President Mahmud Ahmadinejad, national security chief Ali Larijani, and other top Iranian officials.
Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki is in Iran on a three-day visit.
Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki is in Ankara today for talks that are expected to focus on Turkey's concerns about Kurdish militants launching attacks from northern Iraq.
Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki has asked for an end to construction work on a wall intended to separate a mainly Sunni Muslim part of Baghdad from nearby Shi'ite areas.
Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki has met with Japanese Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko at the start of a Tokyo visit.
Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki has called for an investigation into a raid by British and Iraqi troops on the headquarters of the National Iraqi Intelligence Agency in Al-Basrah.
Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki has called on the United States to equip Iraqi security forces with sufficient weapons.
With a translator sitting between them, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki met Aug 21 in Baghdad.
BAGHDAD As Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki takes a hard line in talks with the US.
Previous Iraqi leaders who attempted to negotiate an end to the foreign presence, as al-Maliki is doing now, have often ended up cutting unpopular or untenable deals, dooming them to a lifetime of ignominy or even, in one case, death.
I know that the lessons that al-Maliki has taken from history are on his mind," says Mariam al-Rayis, a former adviser to al-Maliki who remains a close friend and confidante.
A second e-mail from the lobbying firm sent congressional staffers a copy of a recent Washington Post op-ed column by Allawi that said Iraq will fall apart unless al-Maliki is forced out of power.
The official from the current Bush administration dismissed the effort, saying that there's a lot of lobbying on various issues and that the campaign against al-Maliki is just a bunch of noise in Washington, D.
John McCain for privately fuming right about now since Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki has just delivered a big gift with a bow on top to Sen.
But a spokesman for al-Maliki said his remarks "were misunderstood, mistranslated and not conveyed accurately.
Story Highlights Nuri Al-Maliki says Iraq cannot be a proxy battleground for the US.
officials say Iran may have been involved in the recent Karbala attack Al-Maliki says he supports President Bush's plan to add US.
BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) -- Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki is telling the United States and Iran to keep their fight out of Iraq.
Al-Maliki said he believes Iran is targeting US.
Whether Iran proves to be responsible for that attack or not, al-Maliki said his country cannot be a proxy battleground for Washington and Tehran.
Al-Maliki said Iraq doesn't want its sovereignty to be violated by any of its neighbors, which include Iran, Kuwait, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Syria and Turkey.
Some observers question whether al-Maliki has the political will to take on al-Sadr's Mehdi Army, thought to be behind much of Iraq's violence between Sunni insurgents and Shiite militias.
Al-Maliki said the effort to foster and bring about peace is not just a military one.
Maliki was quick to back away from an outright endorsement of Obama, saying "who they choose as their president is the Americans' business.
Al-Maliki said on Sunday: "I oppose the building of the wall and its construction will stop.
In his first trip as prime minister to Egypt, al-Maliki is seeking to receive backing from Cairo as part of his efforts to stem Iraq's deadly sectarian violence.
Diplomats of the mostly Sunni-led governments of the Arab world, said on condition of anonymity that al-Maliki was told support would be linked to a package of demands.