Home > News > World
Sunday July 13, 2014 MYT 5:40:02 AM
Sunday July 13, 2014 MYT 5:41:04 AM
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's main Sunni political coalition chose lawmaker Salim al-Jabouri on Saturday night as its nominee for parliament speaker, a senior Sunni politician said.
"We have agreed on Salim Jabouri for the post of parliament speaker," said lamwaker Dhafer Al-Ani, a leading member of the new Sunni political coalition, called the Patriotic Alliance, which includes the major Sunni groups in parliament.
Jabouri is a moderate Sunni Islamist.
The appointment of the speaker in Sunday's parliament session would be the first step towards naming a government more than three months after national elections, as Baghdad tries to tackle a Sunni insurgency that has seized large sections of northern and western Iraq.
(Reporting By Ned Parker; Editing by Kevin Liffey)
Protests spread across U.S., more troops deployed in Ferguson
Syrian government air strikes kill 63 in Raqqa - monitoring group
China, Mexico officials meet, no mention of scrapped rail deal
Myanmar political leaders to hold talks on amending constitution
Sierra Leone Ebola burial workers dump bodies in pay protest
Exclusive: U.S. to leave more troops in Afghanistan than first planned - sources
Singer Shila Amzah named Puteri Umno Female Icon
Australia's Hughes to undergo scans after surgery
Prince vanishes from social media
Copyright © 1995-2014 Star Publications (M) Bhd (Co No 10894-D)