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Iraq's Abadi Reduces Ministerial Adviser Positions

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on Tuesday he was cancelling the positions of advisers hired as contractors in ministries and limiting the number of advisers for himself, the president, and the parliamentary speaker to five each. It was not immediately clear how many positions would be affected by the decision, which was announced in a post on Facebook. The sackings are the latest in a sweeping reform campaign launched last week aimed at reducing graft and incompetence in...

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