Iraqi justice minister submits his resignation

Iraq's justice minister said Saturday that he had offered his resignation, citing unspecified differences with the government and his own political group. Justice Minister Hashim al-Shebli, a Sunni Arab member of the secular Iraqi List, said he had presented his resignation to the Cabinet on Thursday but was still waiting for its approval of the decision. "I have differences with the government on one side and with the my parliamentary bloc on another," al-Shebli told the Associated Press in a telephone interview.