Iraq Tries Again For a Functioning Government
It's not like local standards are so high.
Iraq's parliament has approved a new government with Sunni and Kurdish deputy prime ministers, as it seeks to tackle Islamic State (IS) militants who have seized large parts of the country.
Saleh al-Mutlak and Hoshyar Zebari were approved under a power-sharing deal after weeks of political deadlock.
PM Haidar al-Abadi, a moderate Shia, was asked to form a government with the resignation of Nouri Maliki.
The US said the new government was a "major milestone" for Iraq.