Why some Iraqis would rather try their luck under ISIL
Refugees from Iraq's north are hearing good things from back home, where extremists have wrested control. There's water now. And no more checkpoints.
Iraq security forces are starting to get back on their feet
Iraq pressed a counter-offensive Sunday to repel militants who have seized all of one province and most of three more since they launched their offensive on Monday.
Iraq insurgent advance slows, US sends carrier to Gulf
And Iran held out the prospect of working with the US to help restore security in Iraq.
It’s Groundhog Day in Baghdad
Radical Islamists, sectarian violence, uncooperative governments. It’s looking like a repeat of some of the worst days. Will we get it right this time?
What the Iraq mess means for oil
Hint: It's not good.
The militant group taking over Iraq and Syria right now is seriously scary
Even Al Qaeda thinks ISIL is too extreme. Here's why.
Where ISIL, the jihadist group that is seizing Iraq, came from and what it wants
The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant has split with Al Qaeda and now controls territory in Syria and Iraq. Where did the group come from, and what does it want?
A comprehensive 54-step guide to how the US created the Islamic State
Follow along as terrorists wins the war the US started.
Iraqi forces are so scared of ISIL fighters they're ripping off their uniforms and fleeing
The streets of Mosul are littered with security uniforms.
Obama says Iraq needs to solve its own problems, but the US will do its part (LIVE BLOG)
The Kurdish peshmerga took over Kirkuk, while Iraq's forces crumbled. President Obama said he wouldn't 'rule anything out' as an option to aid the Iraqi government, including air strikes.
Clashes in northern Iraq kill 59 as jihadists hold students hostage
The United Nations said on Friday that the conflict in Anbar is believed to have forced nearly 480,000 people from their homes.
These maps show where you can still go to jail for apostasy or blasphemy
Nearly a quarter of the globe has anti-blasphemy laws.
Attacks in Iraq claim 35 lives
An AFP tally puts the death toll so far this year at more than 4,000.
Thousands flee Iraqi government's assault on rebel-held Falluja
Falluja residents say the military is inflicting widespread damage, including using 'barrel bombs.'
It's official: 1 in 4 adults is anti-Semitic
A new survey measures prejudice toward Jews. There's a lot of it.
Iraq is among the countries where genocide is most likely to happen
These 9 countries are the world's most dangerous for minorities.
Iraqis vote in their first national election since US troops' withdrawal
Political analysts say no party is likely to win a majority in the 328-seat parliament.
Deadly attacks in Iraq are raising tensions on the eve of elections
More than 3,000 people have been killed in violence so far this year, according to an AFP tally, including more than 750 already this month.
Iraq shuts down its notorious Abu Ghraib prison
The prison became a byword for abuses by US forces following the 2003 invasion.
These 12 leaders were targets of hilarious shoe attacks for not so hilarious reasons
Since the Bush shoe incident of 2008, the shoe has been a popular means to protest the actions of world leaders.
Iraq's electoral commission board quits just weeks before general election
Much is at stake in the election, as Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki bids for a third term with his security credentials thrown into question by a surge in violence.
As long as Syria is at war, Iraq has a problem
And the US does, too.
Today in US hypocrisy: Kerry slams Russia for 'invading another country' on 'trumped-up pretext'
Kerry voted for the Iraq war, which, you'll remember involved 'invading another country on completely trumped-up pretext.'
Powerful Shia cleric Moqtada al-Sadr slams Iraqi government, 'tyrant' prime minister
Sadr called on Iraqis to vote in the upcoming parliamentary elections "so that the government does not fall into the hands of the dishonest."
Powerful Iraqi Shia cleric Sadr quits politics
Ahead of legislative elections in April, Sadr's movement currently holds six cabinet posts as well as 40 seats in the 325-member parliament.
These orange, 'alien looking' vessels are transporting refugees out of Australia
Prime Minister Tony Abbott deploys his solution for asylum seekers: Send them back.
Human Rights Watch report accuses Iraqi authorities of raping, beating detained women
Human Rights Watch describes Iraq's judiciary as plagued by corruption, with convictions often based on coerced confessions.
These are the 9 weapons the US is selling Iraq
US military sales to Iraq have topped $14 billion since 2005 as an Al Qaeda threat in Iraq takes hold.
Multiple bombings in Baghdad kill 33
The bombings, including a suicide attack, ripped through areas of the Iraqi capital during morning rush hour.
At least 18 killed in militant assault on Iraqi ministry building
Renewed violence in Iraq has pushed the death toll for January past 900 with elections looming in three months.
5 huge global problems Obama ignored in his State of the Union address
President Barack Obama's fifth State of the Union address had a few glaring omissions, among them the growing violence in Iraq and the NSA spying scandal.