By John Lee.
The Iraqi parliament has approved Prime Minister Adil Abul-Mahdi's nominees to three key ministries, according to Associated Press:
Defense: Najah al-Shammari;
Interior: Yassin al-Yassiri;
Justice: Farouq Amin Othman.
The positions have been vacant since October.
A nominee for the position of Minister for Education -- Safana al-Hamdani -- however, failed to receive enough votes.
(Source: Associated Press)