The long-standing competition for influence between Shiites' two holiest cities is growing.
Renewed sectarian violence this week is setting back Iraqi efforts toward national reconciliation.
As various opposition groups strategize against Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, the latter seems more skilled than ever at mobilizing the Shiite sect.
Basra has become Iraq’s latest political battleground as the country’s prominent Shiite factions seek to win over the local population in southern Iraq.
Iraqi Kurdish youth have reportedly been fighting alongside jihadists in Syria.
Iraqiya List leader Ayad Allawi said demonstrations in the country wouldn't stop unless Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki resigns.
Failures in post-invasion state-building are fueling ongoing sectarian strife in Iraq.
Iraq needs a political solution that recognizes the grievances of Iraq's Sunni populations and regions.
The oil-rich province of Kirkuk remains one of Iraq's most disputed and politically flammable regions ten years after Saddam Hussein was toppled.
The month of April has been one of the deadliest in Iraq since 2008 with more than 712 killed.