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Iraqi Lawmakers Elect Two Security Ministers

Iraqi lawmakers approved the critical security posts of defense minister and interior minister in Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi's government, amid the fight against the Islamic State group. Parliament Saturday voted in Khaled al-Obeidi, a Sunni lawmaker from the northern city of Mosul, as the new defense minister. Mohammed al-Ghabban, a Shi'ite lawmaker from a powerful political bloc, was elected interior minister. Control over those two powerful ministries has long been a...

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