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Iraq's Maliki steps aside, paving way for new govt

Nuri Al-Maliki has finally bowed to pressure within Iraq and beyond on Thursday and stepped down as prime minister, paving the way for a new coalition that world and regional powers hope can quash a Sunni Islamist insurgency that threatens Baghd

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Maliki refuses to go as Iraqis turn to new leader

Nuri Al-Maliki stuck to his guns and refused to accept his removal as Iraq's prime minister on Wednesday, but his hold on power was tenuous as Iran's supreme leader, a long-time Maliki ally, publicly backed his replacement.

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Iraqi parties in talks that may end Maliki's 8-year rule

Iraqi party leaders planned delicate talks that could end Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's divisive rule after a top Shi'ite cleric called for a new premier to be chosen without delay to tackle Islamist rebels threatening to tear apart t

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Libya's Court rules nullifies PM's election

Libya's Supreme Court ruled on Monday that parliament's election of Prime Minister Ahmed Maiteeq a month ago was "unconstitutional", state television said. Maiteeq's appointment as head of Libya's interim

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Libya PM's election questioned in court

The election of Ahmed Maiteeq as Libya's new prime minister was conducted in violation of the country's temporary constitution, a prosecutor told the Supreme Constitutional Court on Thursday. The North African country is s

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Bahrain PM backs key UN conference

Prime Minister His Royal Highness Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa will be the patron of the upcoming "International Telecommunication Union’s (ITU) Global Symposium for Regulators (GSR)," a major United Nations conference to

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Bahrain PM urges banks' rate monitoring

Bahrain's Prime Minister has urged banks in the kingdom to monitor loan interest rates rigorously to serve customers fairly, a report in the Gulf Daily News said. His Royal Highness Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa affirme

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Finally, Libya confirms Maiteeq as new PM

The head of Libya's parliament has confirmed businessman Ahmed Maiteeq as the country's new prime minister, according to a decree signed by him on Monday, one day after a deputy speaker had declared Maiteeq's election invalid.

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Libya's new PM sworn in, then dismissed

Businessman Ahmed Maiteeq was sworn in as Libya's new prime minister on Sunday after chaotic voting in parliament, but hours later the deputy speaker declared the election invalid as a power struggle erupted in the assembly. T

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Billions have disappeared says new Ukraine PM

Ukraine's new prime minister Arseny Yatseniuk on Thursday accused the government of ousted President Viktor Yanukovich of stripping state coffers bare and said $37 billion of credit it had received had disappeared. Speaking in

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