Nouri Al Maliki
With a sweeping political reform package, Iraqi Prime Minister Haidr al-Abadi is aiming to dismantle the government put in place following the US invasion in 2003.
A careful review of the President's speech suggests little will actually change in the way the US continues its fight against the militant group.
While America pats itself on the back for taking on Islamic militants in Iraq, it's worth remembering that it's fighting a monster of its own creation.
Iraq's deteriorating security situation and rampant corruption has led to a sharp rise in drug use, including heroin and crystal meth.
Sunni Muslims in the Iraqi capital say they are being increasingly targeted by Shiite militia and harassed by security forces.
Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani plea was seemingly referring to beleaguered Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, who is facing calls to step down.
Two parked cars packed with explosives detonated this evening just hours after lawmakers named a new president.
ISIS militants seized uranium when they overran Mosul. It could be used in weapons but is low grade and unlikely to pose a significant risk.
Massoud Barzani has asked the Kurdish parliament to form a committee which would organize an independence referendum.
On paper, Iraq's army looks strong. But it's got huge problems, such as corruption, sectarianism, and ISIS militants sweeping the country.