Al-Maliki digs in as successor named in Iraq
U.S. directly arming Kurds
Posted: August 12, 2014 at 4:10 a.m.
BAGHDAD -- Iraq's president snubbed incumbent Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki and picked another politician Monday to form the next government, setting up a political power struggle even as the country battles extremists in the north and west.
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