Latest News Wires Shiite and Kurdish Iraqi cabinet members sworn in

In an effort to lay a stronger political foundation to counter the Islamic State, the Iraqi parliament approved a Sunni Muslim as defense minister, and a Shi'ite as interior minister. Six Kurdish members of the cabinet were also sworn in.

By , Reuters

The Iraqi parliament on Saturday approved a Sunni Muslim to become defense minister and a Shi'ite to be interior minister, state television said, as part of a more inclusive government to help tackle Islamist insurgents.