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US policy on Iraq questioned as influence wanes, Maliki consolidates power




Saudi Arabia's Syrian jihad




Security forces dismantled a 25-member Anasr al Islam cell that conducted robbers and attacks in Baghdad; Ansar al Islam is allied with al Qaeda in Iraq. Former Saddam deputy Izzat Ibrahim al Douri appeared on a video and urged Baathists to fight the government.




US Defines Its Demands for New Round of Talks With Iran




Abu Musab al-Suri, the New Mastermind of Jihad




The government postponed a reconciliation conference. Vice President Tariq al Hashemi, who is wanted for terrorism charges, has arrived in Saudi Arabia.




Vice President Tareq al Hashemi, who is wanted for terrorism charges, left Kurdistan for Qatar. Prime Minister Maliki chided Qatar and Saudi Arabia for arming Syrian rebels. The government said the March death toll was the lowest since the US invaded in 2003.




Opposition says Syrian rebel fighters to get salaries




Foreign Fighters Join Syrian Rebels: Jihadists Declare Holy War Against Assad Regime




Arab Revolts Risk Fuelling Sectarian Tensions




UN refugee agency reports big rise in asylum claims




Obama's Over-Hasty Withdrawal: Iraq Is Neither Sovereign, Stable nor Self-Reliant




Security forces arrested seven al Qaeda in Iraq fighters in Suwaira in Wasit province. The government approved the payment of $560 million from oil companies to the Kurdish Regional Government.




Security forces detained 11 "terrorists" in Daqouq and Rashad near Kirkuk. Insurgents killed a policemen in Fallujah. The government declared a 10-day-long vacation in preparation for the Arab League summit.




Insight: Iraq war over? Not where Qaeda rules through fear




Twenty-two policemen were arrested after 19 prisoners escaped from a jail in Kirkuk. Eleven of the prisoners were in jail with terrorism-related charges; one has since been recaptured.




Toulouse siege: The 'white emir' who may have inspired Mohamed Merah




Despite mounting criticism, Iraqi Prime Minister Maliki remains powerful




Mohammed Merah dead: Toulouse Al Qaeda fanatic had sick video of himself executing victims




Al Qaeda in Iraq claimed credit for a series of bombings and attacks across the country on March 19 that killed 46 Iraqis. AQI said the target was the "fool government preparing" for next week's Arab League summit in Baghdad.