14 July, 2012 Defected Syrian envoy lashes out at Assad Nawaf Fares, who this week defected as Syria's ambassador to Iraq, on Saturday accused President Bashar al-Assad of allowing Al-Qaeda to use Syria as a springboard for attacks in his former host country.
14 April, 2012 Iraq political blocs accuse PM of dictatorship Key political factions accused the premier of moving towards a dictatorship with the arrest of Iraq's electoral commission chief, a charge the prime minister denied on Saturday.
22 December, 2011 Iraq extends deadline for Iran camp closure Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki said on Wednesday that Baghdad had agreed to extend a year-end deadline for the removal of Iranian dissidents housed in a camp northeast of the capital.
28 March, 2012 Arab summit to stop short of call for Assad ouster The Arab summit in Baghdad will steer clear of calls for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to quit or for his foes to be armed, both divisive issues, Iraq's foreign minister said on Wednesday.
15 December, 2011 Iraq to send peace delegation to Syria: Maliki Iraq will send a delegation to Syria to try to convince Damascus to implement an Iraqi initiative to end months of bloody conflict, Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki told AFP in an exclusive interview.