Iraq MPs approve five new ministers after long delay

Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has struggled to win parliament's approval for new ministers he proposed following a string of resignationsIraq’s parliament on Monday approved five new ministers after months of delay and repeated setbacks to Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi’s efforts to replace the cabinet. Four of the five new ministers were the same as had been approved by lawmakers earlier in the year at a session that was later scrapped by a court ruling that dealt a blow to Abadi.

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