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Oil ministry dispute delays Iraqi government

A dispute over who should head the oil ministry held up on Wednesday the formation of a unity government the United States hopes can end rampant bloodshed and allow it to start withdrawing troops from Iraq. Political sources said lack of agreement within the dominant Shi’ite Alliance on the powerful post was the main remaining obstacle to the oil-rich country’s first full-term government since U.S.-led forces toppled Saddam Hussein in 2003. Full Story

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