Ex-PM Maliki making comeback as Iraq's most powerful man

Ex-PM Maliki making comeback as Iraq's most powerful man
 

Nuri al-Maliki is once again positioning himself as Iraq's most powerful man, poised to return as kingmaker in a fight for influence that could decide Iraq's fate as a unified country after the coming battle to recapture Mosul from Islamic State.
Two years after he was pressured to leave office by both the United States and Iran for failing to stop Islamic State fighters from sweeping across the country, the former prime minister still leads a powerful Shi'ite parliamentary bloc.
In recent weeks his followers have been using their authority in parliament to dismantle the cabinet of his... read more

 
11 October 2016 in World News, Views: 30
Source: Reuters
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