Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Haider al-Abadi

President Donald Trump greets Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi upon his arrival to the White House in Washington, Monday, March 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

BY VIVIAN SALAMA WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is welcoming Iraq’s prime minister to the White House for their first meeting since Trump assumed office. Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi posed for photos in the White House driveway and the ...
In this Monday, Nov. 28, 2016, file photo, Iraq's Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi speaks during an interview with the Associated Press in Baghdad. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed, File)

BY SINAN SALAHEDDIN BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq’s prime minister is demanding full disclosure about events surrounding the 2003 U.S.-led invasion of Iraq. Haider al-Abadi told reporters on Tuesday that he would like to see a “thorough investigation” of America’s decision-making ...
Iraq's Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi speaks during an interview with the Associated Press in Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, Nov. 28, 2016. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)

BY IAN PHILLIPS and QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi says Islamic State group fighters lack the courage to put up long-term resistance in Mosul, despite unleashing hundreds of car bombs that have killed and maimed ...
Vice President Joe Biden steps off a C-17 military transport plane upon his arrival in Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, April 28, 2016.

BY JOSH LEDERMAN BAGHDAD (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden made an unannounced visit to Iraq on Thursday to implore the country’s leaders to resolve a crippling political crisis that has hindered efforts to defeat the Islamic State group. Biden ...
U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Stuart Jones, left, walks with Secretary of State John Kerry as he arrives via military transport at Baghdad International Airport in Baghdad, Friday, April 8, 2016.

BY BRADLEY KLAPPER BAGHDAD (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry made an unannounced stop in Baghdad on Friday to meet Iraq’s prime minister and other top officials at a time of increased military momentum against the Islamic State ...
US President Barack Obama, right, and French President Francois Hollande pose for a photograph prior to a bilateral meeting during the G-7 summit in Schloss Elmau hotel near Garmisch-Partenkirchen, southern Germany,

| BY NEDRA PICKLER ELMAU, Germany (AP) — Despite setbacks that have raised doubts about his policy, President Barack Obama voiced optimism Monday that the Islamic State would be driven out of Iraq, but said the effort will take time ...
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, right, holds a new conference before leaving to the United States at Baghdad airport, Iraq,

| BY NEDRA PICKLER WASHINGTON (AP) — Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi is making an in-person appeal to President Barack Obama on Tuesday for more help defeating the Islamic State militants, hoping recent gains in the fight will encourage more ...
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