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  • FILE - In this Friday, March 26, 2010, file photo, Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki speaks to the press in Baghdad, Iraq. Iraq's Vice President Khudeir al-Khuzaie called on parliament to convene on Tuesday, July 1, 2014, taking the first step toward forming a new government to present a united front against a rapidly advancing Sunni insurgency while Britain's top diplomat started an official visit to the country to urge the country's leaders to put their differences aside for the good of the nation. Al-Maliki's political bloc won the most seats in April 30 elections, but he needs support from other blocs to govern with a majority. His efforts to form a coalition have been complicated by the current crisis as critics blame his failure to promote national reconciliation for the Sunni anger fueling the insurgent gains and want him to step down. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban, File)

    Iraq's $1B parliamentary complex moves forward as nation implodes, ISIL advances

    Sunni Islamic radicals have taken over large swathes Iraq and have the capital city of Baghdad surrounded, but that hasn't stopped the secretary general of Iraq's parliament, Ayad Namik Majid, from saying a $1 billion parliamentary complex will move forward.

  • Sunni lawmaker Saleh al-Mutlaq speaks to reporters in Baghdad on Feb. 25, 2010. Iraq's parliament on Saturday, Dec. 18, 2010, lifted a ban on Mr. al-Mutlaq and two other Sunnis Muslim politicians. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban, File)

    Iraqi lawmakers lift ban on Sunni politicians

    Iraq's parliament took a major step Saturday toward creating a unity government, lifting a ban on three Sunni Muslim politicians who were barred from running in national elections last March after being accused of having ties to Saddam Hussein's ousted regime.

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