The crisis-plagued Iraqi Parliament reconvenes Tuesday just over a week after a key Shiite bloc criticized the government and called for early elections.
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 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.
CNN's Arwa Damon discusses the harsh reality one woman must deal with in living in Baghdad.
Iraq's power-sharing government is in jeopardy as the Iraqiya bloc plans to leave parliament.
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.
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.
A roadside bomb explosion ripped through a car in eastern Mosul Sunday, wounding an Iraqi defense minister candidate and his driver, police said.
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.
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.
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.
Iraq's president names Nuri al-Maliki to a second term as prime minister. CNN's Arwa Damon reports.
Iraq moved a couple of steps closer Saturday to forming a government after a maddening year marked by political squabbling and paralysis.
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.
Iraqi President Jalal Talabani officially named Nuri al-Maliki to a second term as prime minister in a televised ceremony Thursday.
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.
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.
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 targeting security forces in northern Iraq and religious pilgrims in Baghdad left at least 15 people dead and others wounded, police said Tuesday.
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.
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.
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.
Iraq's new parliament met for the first time Monday, more than three months after national elections that resulted in a political deadlock.
A manual recount got under way Monday of some ballots cast in Iraq's national elections nearly two months ago.
Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki has disputed reports that accuse Iraq of torturing and abusing people in a secret prison.
CNN's Arwa Damon hits the streets in Baghdad to gauge the mood as Iraqis wait for their new government.
Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki's coalition has edged ahead in Iraq's parliamentary elections, according to partial results from election officials.
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 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.
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.
Iraq's main Shiite parties Monday announced the formation of a new alliance that excludes the prime minister -- at least for now.
The Iraqi prime minister's political bloc sweeps the country's provincial elections. CNN's Arwa Damon reports.
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.
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
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.
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?
Iraq's Prime Minister is strengthening his hand in Washington and on the world stage
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.
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.
Eager to develop close ties with countries around the world and in its own backyard, Iraq continues to press ahead with diplomatic activity.
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.?
Dubai has forgiven the nearly $7 billion Baghdad owes it, Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki announced Sunday.
A car bomb in northern Baghdad kills six people, including three policemen, and injures 14 others.
A prominent local official was detained Thursday in southeastern Iraq during a new government offensive against militants along the Iranian border.
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 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.
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.
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
Recent deadly clashes in Basra and Baghdad's Sadr City represent Shiite-vs.-Shiite political maneuvering ahead of Iraqi provincial elections, analysts say.
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
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
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.
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."
As Washington debates the future of its troop surge, the Shi'ite cleric who wants the U.S. out faces down the Iraqi government
CNN's Nic Robertson speaks with Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki about the Mehdi Army, Blackwater and other issues.
In an exclusive interview, CNN Correspondent Nic Robertson talked with Iraq's Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki in Baghdad Sunday.
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."
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
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
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
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.
Iraq's Prime Minister launches a critical offensive against the biggest Shi'a militia -- with 72 hours for it to surrender
Iraqi troops launch a major offensive in the southern city, where the government has had little influence in recent years
Analysis: A new outburst of violence may force the U.S. military to rethink drawing down troop levels in Iraq
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.
It was a busy day at the U.N. General Assembly, as several world leaders took the podium. CNN's Richard Roth reports.
Those wounded in an incident involving Blackwater security say the shooting was unprovoked. CNN's Aneesh Raman reports.
With the Iraqi government pushing for the security firm to be fired, the President will engage in some high-level diplomacy
CNN's Gary Tuchman joins U.S. soldiers heading into Iraq as part of the surge, some for their first time in battle.
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."
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 leader
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.
Iraq's former interim prime minister accused Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki of fomenting sectarian violence plaguing the war-ravaged nation.
Warner proposal draws support
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.
Two suicide vehicle bombers struck a U.S.-Iraqi military outpost in Taji on Wednesday night, the U.S. military said in a statement.
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.
The Iraqi prime minister and president announced a new alliance of moderate Shiites and Kurds in a push to save the crumbing government Thursday
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 claim to have "detained" 20 Iraqi security force members in response to an alleged rape that has heightened Sunni-Shiite tensions.
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 Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki is telling the United States and Iran to keep their fight out of Iraq.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.