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Iraq crisis: Parliament swears in new unity government

Iraq's parliament has approved a new government with Sunni and Kurdish deputy prime ministers, as it seeks to tackle Islamic State (IS) militants who have seized large parts of the country.

Saleh al-Mutlak and Hoshyar Zebari were approved under a power-sharing deal after weeks of political deadlock.

The BBC's Jim Muir says that Sunnis will be keen to see that they are empowered by the new administration.

  • 08 Sep 2014
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