Sadr has led two uprisings against U.S. forces in Iraq and is one of the few Shi’ite leaders to distance himself from Iran.
Maliki's aides were not immediately available for comment. He has defied calls by Sunnis, Kurds, some fellow Shi'ites and
Is Iraq sliding into another dictatorship -- or all-out civil war -- under Nuri al-Maliki?
Despite his failure to heal the country's stark sectarian divides, Iraqi prime minister Nouri al-Maliki is nearly guaranteed a third term at the helm after the latest elections.
When Iraqis head to the polls on April 30, they will have the option of voting for a party that endorses a proposed new law
On this week's episode of "Conversations with Nicholas Kralev," the U.S. ambassador to Iraq, Stephen Beecroft, talks about the challenges for U.S. diplomacy in the country amid continuing violence and political dysfunction.
Parliament spokesman Omar al-Mashhadani, however, flatly denied that the new Cabinet will be announced. See the lawmakers
As I have been arguing since the spring parliamentary elections, however, that contest's winner -- Iyad Allawi -- is the safest bet for US efforts to stabilize Iraq, a bet that has only become safer since the elections.
Washington's surprise at the dubious post-election goings-on in Iraq is more noteworthy than what is causing it. Surprise itself is symptomatic of a misplaced optimism about the country's future.
While Americans want out of Iraq, the stability of the country is far from assured. The best course of action for the U.S. may be to support the outcome of the elections, and the winner, Iyad Allawi.