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  • ** FILE **  Iraqi Vice President Tariq al-Hashemi speaks during a news conference in Baghdad in December 2009. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)

    Iraq prime minister tells Kurds to hand over Sunni VP

    Iraq's Shiite prime minister told Kurdish authorities Wednesday to hand over the Sunni vice president, who fled to the semiautonomous region to escape an arrest warrant on charges he ran hit squads targeting government officials.

  • The new Iraqi government is pictured at a swearing-in ceremony in Baghdad on Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2010. Iraqi lawmakers unanimously approved the new government, which will be headed by incumbent Shi'ite Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki (bottom right). The installation of the officials ends nine months of political deadlock that threatened to stall economic development and suck the country back into sectarian violence. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)

    New Iraqi government sworn in — at last

    Parliament swore in a new Iraqi government Tuesday after nine months of bitter political haggling, solidifying the grip that Shi'ites have held on political power since Saddam Hussein's ouster while leaving open the question of whether the country's disgruntled Sunni minority will play a meaningful role.

  • Government spokesman Haider al-Mullah speaks to the news media in Baghdad on Thursday. Parliament met later in the day to form a new government. (Associated Press)

    Sunnis' walkout jars Iraq parliament

    Iraq's president gave Shiite Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki the nod to form the next government Thursday after an eight-month deadlock, but a dramatic walkout from Parliament by his Sunni rivals cast doubt on a power-sharing deal reached by the two sides less than a day earlier.

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