Gulf Times - Nuri-al-Maliki
Iraq PM heads for May elections after defeating IS

Iraq PM heads for May elections after defeating IS

Haider al-Abadi's newly created "Victory Alliance" will face the "State of Law" bloc of Nuri al-Maliki, his predecessor, key rival and Shia Dawa party co-member who now holds the post of vice president.

Title contenders Napoli, Juve in leadership clash

Title contenders Napoli, Juve in leadership clash

Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon will captain the title holders into a table-topper against visiting Serie A leaders Napoli tomorrow, which he described as a clash between maturity and keenness.