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Iraq Parliament Expected To Postpone Oil-Bill Debate --> A session of Iraq's parliament (file photo) (epa) July 4, 2007 -- Today's scheduled debate in the Iraqi parliament of a draft oil law may be delayed after officials in Iraq's northern Kurdistan region said they had yet to see a copy of the document.

Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki announced on July 3 that his government had already approved the landmark bill, which is meant to ensure a fair distribution of the country's oil reserves, which are located mainly in the Shi'ite south and the Kurdish north.

(AP, Reuters)

Searching For A Way Forward
A boy looks out from his Baghdad home (AFP)

LOOKING BEYOND AL-MALIKI: RFE/RL Iraq analyst Kathleen Ridolfo led an RFE/RL briefing about the changing political landscape in Iraq, focusing on efforts to gain the upper hand in the event that the government of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki falls.


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