Soldiers in Mosul threw down their guns and stripped off their uniforms as Sunni insurgents approached and raised their black flags on Tuesday.
Iraq ranks 131st on the UN Human Development Index.
Although Iraq has seen a sharp rise in the number of higher education institutions in recent years, the quality remains poor.
Why and how did Islam become such a political force in so many Muslim-majority countries?
The Yazidis in Iraq are seeking not only to preserve their traditions but also to combat misinformation and stereotypes about their faith.
Ahrar Coalition announces candidacy of Maysan governor Ali Douai for prime minister
The Electoral Commission announced Monday that the number of candidates for the upcoming Parliamentary elections reached 9032.
Bahraini authorities expelled the representative of Iraq-based Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani in the latest sign of tension with the Shiite majority.
The chief of the Sulaimani Security Department says that the number of Jihadist recruits going to fight in Syria from the Kurdistan Region has fallen.
The leader Sayd Muqtada al-Sadr met with two the lawmakers Sheikh Sabah al-Sa'edi and Jawad al-Shehaili in Najaf.