Shia's Bid for Broader Power Spurs Outburst In the Iraqi parliament, Shiite lawmakers' attempts to force the start of a debate about regional autonomy sparks an uproar. Iraq's Shia and Kurds want broad regional power in their respective heartlands in the south and north of the country, but the Sunnis are strongly opposed.

Shia's Bid for Broader Power Spurs Outburst

Shia's Bid for Broader Power Spurs Outburst

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In the Iraqi parliament, Shiite lawmakers' attempts to force the start of a debate about regional autonomy sparks an uproar. Iraq's Shia and Kurds want broad regional power in their respective heartlands in the south and north of the country, but the Sunnis are strongly opposed.