Maliki heading to U.S. in Dec.

Iraq's prime minister will visit the White House next month, just a couple of weeks before American service members are scheduled to depart from the country. President Barack Obama will welcome Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki on December 12, the White House said Friday.

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Iraq's prime minister will visit the White House next month, just a couple of weeks before American service members are scheduled to depart from the country.

President Barack Obama will welcome Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki on December 12, the White House said Friday.