Iraqi President Talabani suffers a stroke

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The two sides last month moved additional troops into disputed areas along the Kurds’ self-rule northern region, prompting fears that fighting could break out.

Talabani last week brokered a deal that calls on both sides to eventually withdraw troops from the contested areas, though there is no timetable for how soon the drawdown might take place.

Talabani met with al-Maliki before falling ill Monday. They agreed that al-Maliki would invite a delegation from the Kurdish regional government to Baghdad to continue the talks, according to the prime minister’s office.

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Associated Press writer Sinan Salaheddin and Sameer N. Yacoub contributed reporting.

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