Arming the Kurds could be a big mistake for the US. Here's why
The Kurdish peshmerga are battling the Islamic State and winning the world's affection. But step back for a minute. There's reason to be concerned.
Kerry says Iraq's new leader could win more US support
Haider al-Abadi is seen as a far less polarizing, sectarian figure than Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.
Political chaos grips Iraq amid deepening humanitarian crisis (LIVE BLOG)
With the Islamic State making new gains over Kurdish forces, the US is renewing its call for Iraqis to form a consensus government.
This man has lost 63 relatives to the Islamic State
IS militants have kidnapped nearly every member of Assad Haig's family. He'll risk his life to get them back.
Iraq says Islamic State killed 500 Yazidis, buried some victims alive
The Yazidis are followers of an ancient religion and are part of Iraq's Kurdish minority. Many of their villages were destroyed when Saddam Hussein's troops tried to crush the Kurds.
US launches strikes on Islamic State in Iraq (LIVE BLOG)
Here we go again.
60 Seconds on Earth: What it's like to be displaced by the Islamic State (VIDEO)
'We left our money, our house, everything behind and ran.'
Islamic State's advance forces thousands of Iraqi Christians to flee
The Islamic State sees Iraq's majority Shia and minorities such as Christians and Yazidis, a Kurdish ethno-religious community, as infidels.
Kurdish forces and Islamic State militants clash in northern Iraq
Meanwhile, Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki warned that any unconstitutional attempt to form a new government would open 'the gates of hell' in Iraq.
There are reports of the Islamic State executing dozens of Yazidis
The Yazidis in northern Iraq are used to being persecuted, but this attack was bad. The Islamic State captured Sinjar, forcing thousands from their homes.
True or false? 15 rumors about the Islamic State, fact-checked
Can you tell which are real and which are fake? Lots of news organizations couldn't.
Baghdad's police force is being flooded by inexperienced volunteers
The new trainees are mostly Shia. That might only increase sectarian conflict.
Spend an evening with Baghdad's speed-loving stunt drivers (PHOTOS)
Islamic State? What Islamic State? Who?
Is this the man who broke Iraq?
Sunni dissenters blame Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki for the fall of northern Iraq to the jihadists. But some also say the US shares the blame.
At home with Ahmed Chalabi
The once-discredited Iraqi politician is back, within striking distance of the prime minister spot. And he has book recommendations.
Day 1,224: The Islamic State is running bus tours
Because that sounds like fun.
The Islamic State, which is taking over Iraq, is now forcing shopkeepers to veil their mannequins
It appears that in the group's interpretation of Sharia law, statues in human form are banned.
The Islamic State is kicking out Christians
Sunni militants aren't putting themselves in good historical company with this latest move, which includes marking Christian homes, expelling their owners, and taking everything they own.
The wider struggle for Iraq is playing out in Baghdad's neighborhoods
'Frankly if your mother and father hadn't been with you, I would have killed you,' a Shia militia fighter told Ra'id a few weeks ago.
Pictures from Kirkuk, where daily life continues despite extremist threat
The Islamic State may be pushing up against the city from two sides, but Kirkuk's streets pulse with life — and diversity.
You've heard about ISIS. You haven't heard about these guys
Inside the Sunni coalition that says it won't stop till Baghdad falls.
Will Afghanistan be the new Iraq?
Not likely, but don’t get too excited just yet.
Is Iraq's Maliki taking a page out of Assad's playbook?
His Iraqi critics say yes. They also say that's why the situation in Iraq has gotten so bad.
Kurdish teenager's 'honor killing' fades to memory as Iraq violence swells
As Iraq stands on the brink of a civil war, honor killing cases fade quietly into the background.
On Location Video: What it's like to be Christian in Iraq right now
The Christian minority in Iraq exceeded one million 10 years ago. Now it's less than 400,000 and facing new threats.
The bodies of 50 executed civilians turn up south of Baghdad
The victims were blindfolded and shot in the head and chest.
Is this the end for Christianity in Iraq?
With the recent gains of the Islamic State, the country's Christians have found themselves subject to an unprecedented level of harassment and danger.
Here's everything we know so far about the Islamic State's mysterious leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi
There are still lots questions and few answers about the man calling himself 'Caliph Ibrahim.'
The Islamic State's new 'caliph' makes his debut
Video purported to show the elusive Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi speaking at Mosul's grand mosque was posted on social media.
The Kurdish moment is now
Many Kurds who have longed dreamt of independence are eager to vote. Others worry a referendum could further destabilize the region.
7 things you need to know about Ahmed Chalabi
At one point, he was persona non grata at the US Embassy in Iraq. Now, his name is being floated to be the next Iraqi prime minister.