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UN Chief Ban in Baghdad for Talks

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon arrived in Baghdad Monday for talks with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and other top officials. He is also due to meet President Fuad Masum, Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari and parliament speaker Salim al-Juburi. The U.N. mission in Iraq announced Ban's arrival on Twitter but provided no details of the agenda of the talks. Iraqi forces are battling to retake the city of Tikrit, the government's largest military operation yet...

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