Souheila Abdel Kareem
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Iraq's benefits system begins to run dry

Parliament has reconvened in Iraq after nearly nine months of deadlock, only to discover that the country has run out of money for incapacity benefits and other payments.

Now a group of activists is taking Iraq's MPs to court to try and make them repay the millions of dollars they have collected in salaries since the election in March.

The BBC's Gabriel Gatehouse reports from Baghdad.

  • 24 Nov 2010
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