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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Iraq nominee wins praise, but al-Maliki digs in

An Iraqi man reads the front-page news on the nomination of prime minister-designate Haider al-Abadi on a Baghdad street Tuesday. He’s had a role in Iraq’s government since the U.S. military and its allies toppled Saddam in 2003. Al-Abadi’s selection garnered praise from U.S., Iranian and Persian Gulf representatives as well as Iraqi politicians. He has a month to form a new government.