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Sunnis Offered Greater Role in Iraqi Politics

Iraq’s Shi’ite-led government said on Thursday it would give representatives of the restive Sunni Arab minority a greater role in drafting the country’s new constitution, but the offer fell short of Sunni demands. Leading officials in the committee tasked with writing the constitution by Aug. 15 said the size of the committee would be expanded to 69 people from 55. The number of Sunni Arab members would be raised to 15 from two, giving them the same level of representation in the body as the Kurds. Full Story

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