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Iraqis Miss One Deadline, Set Another

Iraq's National Assembly has voted to extend its deadline to draft a constitution by one week. The extension was agreed to after Kurdish leaders requested more time, after feverish last-minute negotiations failed to resolve contentious issues.

The negotiators missed a midnight deadline to complete the draft. Key issues in the dispute were the role of Islamic law and regional autonomy.

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Philip Reeves is an award-winning international correspondent covering South America. Previously, he served as NPR's correspondent covering Pakistan, Afghanistan, and India.
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