Middle East

Election of Iraqi speaker breaks deadlock

Salim al-Jabouri (R), new speaker of the Iraqi Council of Representatives, and Shi'ite deputy speaker Haidar Abadi (L), a member of Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki's State of Law bloc, attend a news conference in Baghdad, July 15, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmed Saad

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on July 16, 2014, on page 1.




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