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Sunni bloc set for return to government

BAGHDAD, July 1 (UPI) -- The main Sunni block, the Iraqi Accordance Front, is set to return to the Iraq central government after a near yearlong boycott, officials said Tuesday.

Iraqi Cabinet still incomplete

BAGHDAD, June 11 (UPI) -- An Iraqi Shiite lawmaker said Tuesday the return of the Sunni Iraqi Accordance Front bloc is delayed because of an ongoing dispute over Cabinet seats.

Sunnis fault Maliki for Cabinet dispute

BAGHDAD, May 29 (UPI) -- A lawmaker with the Sunni political bloc Iraqi Accordance Front said Thursday the dispute over its return to the government does not concern Cabinet seats.

Sunni bloc backs away from Maliki Cabinet

BAGHDAD, May 28 (UPI) -- Sunni political bloc the Iraqi Accordance Front Wednesday backed away from a deal to join a new Iraqi government over a disagreement over Cabinet seats.

Iraqi panel draws up compromise oil law

BAGHDAD, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- An Iraqi committee has worked out a compromise law that would distribute oil revenues through the federal government, The New York Times reported Friday.
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Ali Ghalib Baban is the Iraqi Minister of Planning and Development Co-operation in the government of Nouri al-Maliki. A Sunni Kurd, he was elected to the National Assembly of Iraq in December 2005 on the Iraqi Accord Front coalition as a member of the Sunni Arab-majority Iraqi Islamic Party and led the negotiations with Maliki for the Iraqi Accord Front

Before his election he was the editor of the weekly Arabic language newspaper of the Iraqi Islamic Party, Dar al-Salam He is of Kurdish origin.

When the Iraqi Accordance Front withdrew from the Iraqi government in August 2007, Baban stayed on as Planning Minister. He was expelled from the Front and the Iraqi Islamic Party.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Ali Baban."
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