Iraqi Kurdish students attend the first day of the new school year in Arbil, the capital of the autonomous Kurdish region of northern Iraq, on September 10, 2014.  Iraqi premier-designate Haidar al-Abadi pledged to resolve disputes with the country's autonomous Kurdish region that had jeopardised their participation in his government. "My government is committed to solve all suspended issues with the Kurdistan Regional Government," Abadi said in a speech to parliament outlining his proposed government programme.  AFP PHOTO / SAFIN HAMED        (Photo credit should read SAFIN HAMED/AFP/Getty Images)