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August 14, 2014 4:11 PM

Maliki says he’ll step down in Iraq, easing fears of violent transition

Bowing to calls for his resignation from Iraq’s most revered cleric and his own political party, Prime Minister Nouri al Maliki on Thursday backed off his threat to fight the nomination of his successor and announced that he would step down from the post he has held for the past eight years.

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