Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki surveys damage to the foreign ministry building, five days after truck bombings struck in Baghdad, Iraq, on Aug. 19, 2009. The suicide bombings devastated the foreign and finance ministries, killing about 100 people and dealing a major blow to confidence in the country's security forces. Karim Kadim/AP hide caption

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Amid Shifting Iraqi Politics, Maliki Takes A Gamble

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Nadia al-Izzi, a 35-year-old Iraqi woman, is the founder of D-Jerusalem, a construction and design firm. Izzi's company has completed projects building police stations, embassies and primary schools. Deborah Amos/NPR hide caption

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Women-Run Iraqi Firms Worry About U.S. Departure

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Iraq's Shiite Muslim Groups Unveil New Alliance

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Bloody Week Threatens Iraqi Confidence

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Professor: Iraq Attacks Show Sunni Militants' Resolve

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Baghdad Blasts Kill At Least 95

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Odierno Seeks To Move Troops To Northern Iraq

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Censorship Fears Rise In Iraq

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Latest Iraqi Violence Tied To Ethnic Strife

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Iraqi Refugees Settle In California

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