October 6, 2010

News from the Front: 10/06/2010 - Iraq

Will Congress sabotage Iraq's transition to a new government? - JUST AS Iraq's political impasse looked to be unending, a breakthrough came. On the day it surpassed the record -- 207 days -- for the time between a parliamentary election and the formation of a government, the country learned that its next administration will almost certainly be led by the prime minister now in office, Nouri al-Maliki. (READ MORE)

Baghdad Wrangling Rattles Iran Ties - As Iraqi politicians wrangle through a seventh month of government-formation talks, an unexpected casualty is emerging: Iranian influence over the country's fractured Shiite groups. (READ MORE)

Who Killed Zardasht Osman? - Recently, Iraq’s Kurdish authorities accused an Islamic militant group of responsibility for the abduction and murder of a campaigning journalist, Zardasht Osman. (READ MORE)

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