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Iraqi Prime Minister-designate Haider al-Abadi, who was nominated by Iraq's president to replace Nouri al-Maliki.

It might take a miracle to get Iraq back on track

Sectarian discord in Iraq is mounting, and new prime minister Haider al-Abadi must convince Sunnis, Shiites and Kurds to keep working together in a united Iraq. He's Iraq's best hope, but even a change in leadership may not be enough.

It might take a miracle to get Iraq back on track
Displaced families from the minority Yazidi sect flee violence in the northern Iraqi town of Sinjar. Iraq's Prime Minister, Nuri al-Malik, ordered his air force for the first time to back Kurdish forces against Islamic State fighters after the Sunni milit

The battle against ISIS leads to odd alliances in Iraq

The battle against ISIS leads to odd alliances in Iraq
A member of the Iraqi security forces stands watch over Shiite men who have volunteered to fight ISIS. While the Shiite militias have helped boost numbers in the fight against jihadis, their loyalty to the government of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki is qu

Baghdad is in danger as ISIS continues its 'clean sweep' across Iraq

Baghdad is in danger as ISIS continues its 'clean sweep' across Iraq
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How does Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki's political party view what's happening in Iraq?

How does Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki's political party view what's happening in Iraq?
Where the Iraqi Gov’t saw Iraqi needs and areas for foreign investment in 2013

These maps show how foreign investment has helped fuel Iraq's Sunni-Shia divide

These maps show how foreign investment has helped fuel Iraq's Sunni-Shia divide

Vladimir Putin would like you to know he too opposes fracking

Imagine the foes of fracking and you'd probably put Greenpeace at the top of the list. But add Vladimir Putin too — someone who rarely sees eye-to-eye with the environmentalists. But he has his own reasons, not tied to saving the Earth. Meanwhile, there's tension over US military actions in Iraq. Those stories and more in today's Global Scan.

Vladimir Putin would like you to know he too opposes fracking
Volunteers have joined the Iraqi security forces to fight against the predominantly Sunni militants from a radical Islamic group (ISIL) who've taken over parts of northern Iraq.

Iraq is 'back where it was' at height of the civil war

The sectarian violence in Iraq reminds many of the worst years of the Iraq civil war that took place amid the US occupation.

Iraq is 'back where it was' at height of the civil war
Members of the Kurdish security forces occupied Kirkuk province last week, after Iraqi government forces fled.

With Iraq in chaos, Kurds argue it's time for partition

The current crisis in Iraq might present an opportunity for the Kurds, a large ethnic minority which has its own autonomous area in the north-east of the country. They have long sought a partition of Iraq.

With Iraq in chaos, Kurds argue it's time for partition

Insurgents are in a standoff with Iraqi forces over control of Fallujah

Ten years after the US fought to free Fallujah from insurgents, insurgents have retaken control of the Iraqi city. The Iraqi government is working to retake the city, with help from local tribes, but already hundreds of people have died and tens of thousands have had to flee their homes.

Insurgents are in a standoff with Iraqi forces over control of Fallujah

U.S. agrees to sell billions of dollars of military equipment to Saudi Arabia, Iraq

The United States will go forward with some $41 billion worth of military equipment sales to two Middle Eastern countries. Saudi Arabia will get $30 billion in fights and Iraq will get $11 billion in jets, tanks and other equipment.

U.S. agrees to sell billions of dollars of military equipment to Saudi Arabia, Iraq

63 Killed in Baghdad Attacks Amid Sectarian Tensions

63 Killed in Baghdad Attacks Amid Sectarian Tensions
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New Iraq election ruling makes al-Maliki winner

A new ruling by election officials in Iraq means that the current prime minister, Nuri al-Maliki, who narrowly lost the election, may actually be the winner.

New Iraq election ruling makes al-Maliki winner
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Bombers strike in run-up to Iraq parliamentary elections

Hundreds of thousands of Iraqis are expected to vote on Sunday in the nation's first full parliamentary elections since the U.S.-led invasion of 2003. But with ongoing violence, some in Iraq wonder if the U.S. forces should extend their stay.

Bombers strike in run-up to Iraq parliamentary elections