Iraq lawmakers convene to form new government in battle with 'caliphate'




 
--
Boots
 
July 1st, 2014  
News Manager
 

Topic: Iraq lawmakers convene to form new government in battle with 'caliphate'


By Ned Parker BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Newly elected Iraqi lawmakers convene on Tuesday, under pressure to name a unity government to keep the country from splitting apart after an onslaught by Sunni Islamists who have declared a "caliphate" to rule over all the world's Muslims. The meeting of the new legislature in Baghdad's fortified "green zone" could spell the end of the eight-year rule of Shi'ite Islamist Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, with foes determined to unseat him and even some allies saying he may need to be replaced by a less polarizing figure. Iraqi troops have been battling for three weeks against fighters led by the group formerly known as the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). Fighting has raged in recent days in former dictator Saddam Hussein's home city, Tikrit.




More...
 


Similar Topics
Advancing Iraq rebels seize northwest town in heavy battle
U.S. urges Iraq to form inclusive government (Reuters)
Iraq PM hopes to form government in day or two
20 Lies of anti-terror and Iraq war by Bush in 90 mins!!!
Government Insider Says Bush ordered 9/11