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Nuri al-Maliki – Fast Facts
By CNN Library
(CNN) – Here’s a look at the life of the Prime Minister of Iraq, Nuri al-Maliki.
Birth date: July 1, 1950
Birth place: Hindiya, Iraq (some sources say Hilla)
Birth name: Nuri Kamil al-Maliki
Children: four daughters and a son
Education: Usul al-Din College, B.A., Islamic Studies, 1973; Salahaddin University, M.A., Arabic Literature, 1992
Religion: Shiite Muslim
Prono: NOO-ree al-MAA-lick-ee
Changed his name to Jawad al-Maliki while he was in exile.