Nouri al-Maliki

President Barack Obama shakes hands with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, Friday, Nov. 1, 2013, following their meeting in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama says al-Qaida now more active in Iraq

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama pledged Friday to help combat an increasingly active al-Qaida in Iraq but stopped short of announcing new commitments of assistance sought by Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. Al-Maliki came […]