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Iraq MPs fail to vote on state of emergency

Baghdad, June 12, 2014

Iraq's parliament failed to reach a quorum on Thursday for a vote on declaring a nationwide state of emergency as Sunni insurgents advanced on Baghdad.

Most of those boycotting parliament were from Iraq's Sunni and Kurdish factions, who oppose giving extraordinary powers to Shi'ite Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. – Reuters


 




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