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Iraq Parliament Rejects Defense, Interior Minister Nominees

Iraq's parliament failed to approve Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi's candidates for the sensitive posts of defense and interior ministers in a vote on Tuesday, according to state television. The men -- Riad al-Ghareeb was nominated for the post of interior minister, and Jaber al-Jaberi as defense minister -- did not win the needed majority vote, it said. Abadi received parliamentary approval for most cabinet positions last week. Officials said parliament would vote again on the...

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