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Iraqi National Assembly Prepares for First Meeting

The new Iraqi National Assembly irons out final details of a power-sharing agreement between Shiites and Kurds ahead of the body's inaugural meeting Wednesday. Major differences still exist between the two groups on issues such as federalism and the separation of mosque and state.

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Anthony Kuhn is NPR's correspondent based in Seoul, South Korea, reporting on the Korean Peninsula, Japan, and the great diversity of Asia's countries and cultures. Before moving to Seoul in 2018, he traveled to the region to cover major stories including the North Korean nuclear crisis and the Fukushima earthquake and nuclear disaster.