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Iraqi lawmakers OK Sunni, Shiite to fill 2 top Cabinet security posts
Iraqi lawmakers OK Sunni, Shiite to fill 2 top Cabinet security posts

After a month of political wrangling, Iraqi’s parliament on Saturday approved Prime Minister Haider Abadi’s choices for two crucial national security ministries at a time when the country is struggling to contain an assault by Islamic State militants. The swearing-in of a Sunni Muslim defense minister and a Shiite Muslim interior minister ended a long stalemate that had constrained the government’s response to Islamic State, which has seized control of roughly a third of the country this year. ------------ FOR THE RECORD An earlier version of this post incorrectly spelled the last name of Iraq's former prime minister, Nouri Maliki, as Malaki. ------------ ...

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