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April 22, 2006 | Borzou Daragahi, Times Staff Writer
An outspoken Shiite lawmaker secured his coalition's support and appeared to win over a broader political spectrum as well Friday, key steps toward becoming prime minister in a new government that must confront a growing sense of drift and chaos on the streets. Jawad Maliki is a close ally of the incumbent interim prime minister, Ibrahim Jafari, but Iraqi politicians said his tough, direct manner and the perception that he's a competent enforcer makes him more acceptable to Sunnis and Kurds.
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April 26, 2006 | Borzou Daragahi, Times Staff Writer
Iraq's new political leader and the insurgent chief challenging his rule took to the airwaves Tuesday, offering dueling visions for the country's future and struggling to win the loyalty of the Sunni Arab minority.
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April 26, 2006 | Borzou Daragahi, Times Staff Writer
Iraq's new political leader and the insurgent chief challenging his rule took to the airwaves Tuesday, offering dueling visions for the country's future and struggling to win the loyalty of the Sunni Arab minority.
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April 25, 2006 | Borzou Daragahi, Times Staff Writer
The U.S. ambassador here on Monday urged war-weary Americans to dig in for the long haul: a years-long effort to transform Iraq and the surrounding region, now one of the world's major trouble spots. "We must perhaps reluctantly accept that we have to help this region become a normal region, the way we helped Europe and Asia in another era," Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad said in an interview with the Los Angeles Times. "Now it's this area from Pakistan to Morocco that we should focus on."
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April 25, 2006 | Borzou Daragahi, Times Staff Writer
The U.S. ambassador here on Monday urged war-weary Americans to dig in for the long haul: a years-long effort to transform Iraq and the surrounding region, now one of the world's major trouble spots. "We must perhaps reluctantly accept that we have to help this region become a normal region, the way we helped Europe and Asia in another era," Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad said in an interview with the Los Angeles Times. "Now it's this area from Pakistan to Morocco that we should focus on."
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April 23, 2006 | Borzou Daragahi and Bruce Wallace, Times Staff Writers
With a hint of hope and more than a bit of relief, Iraq's parliament finally met Saturday to endorse a deal among rival factions to name a prime minister and get the first permanent government of the post-Saddam Hussein era off the ground. The 266 legislators who met in a sweltering Baghdad convention center ended a four-month wait that followed national elections in December.
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April 24, 2006 | Louise Roug, Times Staff Writer
Iraq's prime minister-designate continued to send mixed signals about militias, even as the U.S. ambassador said Sunday that disbanding the armed groups was the most important step toward preventing a civil war. Jawad Maliki, a leading Shiite Muslim political figure who was endorsed as prime minister by parliament Saturday, has 30 days to form a Cabinet that meets the elected body's approval.
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May 15, 2005 | From Times Wire Services
At least 13 people were killed Saturday in a series of ambushes and bombings across Iraq, including a senior Foreign Ministry official slain in a drive-by shooting in the capital, authorities said. Jassim Mohammed Ghani, director-general of administration in the ministry, was shot outside his home, police Capt. Talib Thamer said. Three bystanders were wounded. The Ghani assassination followed three attacks on police and Iraqi troops around the capital.
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April 25, 2006
IT WOULD HAVE BEEN NICE if the designation of a new prime minister in Iraq had ushered in a lull in the violence directed at the Iraqi citizens who are trying to stabilize their country three years after the U.S. invasion. Instead, Jawad Maliki must try to form a consensus government and tame sectarian passions against the backdrop of a chain reaction of remote-control car bombs Monday in Baghdad that killed at least 14 people and wounded dozens more.
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March 27, 2005 | From Times Wire Services
The Shiite Muslim politician likely to be Iraq's next prime minister said Saturday that the country's long-awaited government could be formed within days, ending nearly two months of tortured negotiations since the nation's historic Jan. 30 vote. "God willing, the government could witness its birth in the coming few days," Ibrahim Jafari said. Members of the country's new 275-member National Assembly were sworn in during the first session March 16.
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April 24, 2006 | Louise Roug, Times Staff Writer
Iraq's prime minister-designate continued to send mixed signals about militias, even as the U.S. ambassador said Sunday that disbanding the armed groups was the most important step toward preventing a civil war. Jawad Maliki, a leading Shiite Muslim political figure who was endorsed as prime minister by parliament Saturday, has 30 days to form a Cabinet that meets the elected body's approval.
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April 23, 2006 | Borzou Daragahi and Bruce Wallace, Times Staff Writers
With a hint of hope and more than a bit of relief, Iraq's parliament finally met Saturday to endorse a deal among rival factions to name a prime minister and get the first permanent government of the post-Saddam Hussein era off the ground. The 266 legislators who met in a sweltering Baghdad convention center ended a four-month wait that followed national elections in December.
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April 22, 2006 | Borzou Daragahi, Times Staff Writer
An outspoken Shiite lawmaker secured his coalition's support and appeared to win over a broader political spectrum as well Friday, key steps toward becoming prime minister in a new government that must confront a growing sense of drift and chaos on the streets. Jawad Maliki is a close ally of the incumbent interim prime minister, Ibrahim Jafari, but Iraqi politicians said his tough, direct manner and the perception that he's a competent enforcer makes him more acceptable to Sunnis and Kurds.
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April 18, 2005 | Patrick J. McDonnell, Times Staff Writer
Three U.S. soldiers were killed in a mortar strike in the restive western city of Ramadi and another died in a bombing, authorities said Sunday, as tensions flared among Iraqi officials about reported clashes in a religiously mixed area south of the capital. The incidents, capping a week of resurgent attacks, underscored the precarious security situation more than two years after the U.S.-led invasion that toppled the government of Saddam Hussein.
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March 29, 2005 | Ashraf Khalil, Times Staff Writer
Negotiators met late into the night Monday but chances appeared remote that they would agree on a new Iraqi government or a speaker for the National Assembly in time for today's second assembly meeting. Long-standing plans to introduce outgoing interim President Ghazi Ajil Yawer as speaker of the new National Assembly appeared to hit a snag. Yawer, a prominent Sunni Arab tribal leader, told several Arab satellite TV channels that he intended to refuse the position.
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