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Bahah, who had been in exile in Saudi Arabia, says he is tasked with rebuilding the city and restoring order.
The UN says the refugee problem in Iraq is one of the largest humanitarian crises in the world.
Philippines, Vietnam and other nations lay contesting claims to the South China Sea, but Beijing exercises jurisdiction.
The capture of territory in Helmand is a major setback for the government in Kabul.
Analysts are divided over the impact China's market slump will have on the US Federal Reserve's decision.
NATO member Ankara called for the meeting under the alliance's Article 4 after it launched a number of air raids against ISIL.
With manufacturing down in China - the world's economic dynamo, demand for vital commodities will drop.
There is particular lower confidence in the the German and French economies.
In the first week of June, outflow from emerging economies reached $9.3 billion – the highest rate in seven years.
The elections - slated for October 18 (first round) and November 22 (second round) - are designed to stabilize the country.