Dozens of demonstrators were killed and more than a hundred were injured in the Iraqi town of Hawija, prompting questions about who is responsible.
As Iraq’s major political blocs count their gains and losses in the recently held provincial elections.
The provincial elections in Iraq failed to give Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki a majority in the government, while other smaller parties secured seats.
Opposition leaders have called for civil disobedience in reaction to Iraq's prime minister calling protesters "insurgents."
As Iraq heads to the polls, low voter turnout, technical errors and some incidents of violence served as reminders of the issues still plaguing Iraqi society.
As Nouri al-Maliki’s opponents amplify their calls for a parliamentary hearing, he threatens to reveal which of them were involved in acts of terrorism.
Iraq’s anti-terrorism law has been criticized, but the government seems to be using the criticisms to promote a "tough on terrorism" image.
How can terrorists can operate with such impunity throughout Iraq, given that al-Qaeda is supposedly "besieged," and given the presence of numerous checkpoints.
A statement released by controversial Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr contains stinging criticism of Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.
The April 13 elections for representatives of the Iraqi army and police in provincial councils revealed familiar Iraqi factionalism.