Christian Science Monitor
Deadlock Blocks Iraqi Leadership Vote as ISIS Makes Gains Toward Baghdad
New York Times
BAGHDAD — As Iraq's deadlocked Parliament was again unable to reach a deal to name a new speaker on Sunday, Sunni militants carried out a raid near Baghdad, a symbolically significant attack signaling their intent to move closer, even if only by a few ...
As Iraq's politicians fumble, Iran fears its own quagmire
Iraq rebels storm town near Baghdad
Iraq's Political Impasse Stretches On
'It's all lost'
For the Berks County veterans who fought to make Iraq a safer place, the recent chaos there has been grim news. Some of them had feared that once U.S. troops pulled out, extremists would use violence to take control of Iraq. Now they're seeing that ...
Iraq's Sunnis pick parliament speaker
Iraq's Sunni Arab politicians have picked a candidate for the post of parliamentary speaker, an action that could revive stalled efforts to form a new government after April polls. The United Nations warned on Saturday that Iraq's deeply-divided ...
Iraq's Urgent Need for Unity
New York Times
WASHINGTON — In the coming weeks, Iraq's leaders must make existential decisions. If they cannot form a unity government led by a new prime minister and motivate Sunni moderates and tribes to fight the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, Iraq is likely ...
Iraq headed for chaos unless politicians unite, UN says
Bickering lawmakers in Baghdad are under pressure from the United States, the United Nations and Iraq's own Shi'ite clerics to form a new government swiftly to deal with the Sunni insurgency, which seized territory in the north and west last month, and ...
Kurdish Authorities Plan Referendum On Independence From Iraq
NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to Middle East correspondent Leila Fadel about the rift between Iraqi Kurds and Iraq's central government in Baghdad. Share. Facebook; Twitter. Google+. Email. Comment ...
Iraq's top diplomat replaced, sources say
Baghdad, Iraq (CNN) -- In a possible portent of growing factional conflict, a leading Kurdish minister was removed from Iraq's government, and the Kurdish semi-autonomous government took over two oilfields in the north, officials said Friday. Foreign ...
34 killed in militants' raid on alleged brothel in Baghdad
Baghdad, Iraq (CNN) -- An attack on apartments that neighbors say were used as a brothel in Baghdad killed at least 28 women and six men Saturday, security officials told CNN. An AFP correspondent on the scene reported that the attackers left a message ...
34 dead in raid on alleged Iraq brothel
Iraq's crisis won't be resolved by fighting, Sunni leader says
Washington Post (blog)
On July 9, The Washington Post conducted an interview with Osama al-Nujaifi, the most recent speaker of Iraq's parliament and one of the country's leading Sunni lawmakers, at his headquarters in Baghdad. In an ornate marble room featuring plush sofas ...
Soccer in Iraq on hold as events unfold
Al Jazeera America (blog)
Soccer in Iraq has recently provided a distinct medium for cooperation between Kurds, Sunnis, and Shiites. However, with the rise of ISIL and the increased efforts by the Kurdish leadership for an independent state, the Iraqi soccer world is spending ...