Archive for August 11th, 2014

Iraq’s al-Maliki steps up struggle to keep his job

August 11, 2014
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BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq’s embattled Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is taking his struggle to keep his job to the courts after announcing he will file a legal complaint on Monday against the country’s newly elected president.
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U.S. sending arms to Kurds in Iraq

August 11, 2014
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SYDNEY (AP) — The Obama administration has begun directly providing weapons to Kurdish forces who have started to make gains against Islamic militants in northern Iraq, senior U.S. officials said Monday.
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Stocks rise after Russia steps back; gains fragile

August 11, 2014
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LONDON (Reuters) – Global stocks bounced after recent sell-offs and core government debt prices fell on Monday as markets saw a lowered risk of direct conflict between Russia and Ukraine while Middle East tensions appeared less acute.
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Asian markets rebound as Iraq fears wane

August 11, 2014
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Asian markets rose Monday following widespread falls last week, after Wall Street shrugged off fears over instability in Iraq and Ukraine.
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Iraqi Shi’ite coalition close to nominating prime minister

August 11, 2014
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By Michael Georgy BAGHDAD (Reuters) – A bloc comprising Iraq’s biggest Shi’ite parties is close to nominating a prime minister, the deputy speaker of parliament said on Monday, directly challenging Nuri al-Maliki who has refused to give up his bid for a third term.
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Rory McIlroy wins PGA title, cements himself atop golf world

August 11, 2014
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On Sunday at the PGA Championship, there were plenty of moments when you thought Rory McIlroy wouldn’t win his fourth major championship at the age of 25 and second in a row.
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