The prime minister said a unity government, which the US has urged to reduce Sunni support for the insurgency in Iraq, would be a 'coup against the constitution.'
Iraq's Kurdish minority have expanded their territorial control this month thanks to the collapse of the Iraqi army in the country's north. Kurdish leaders are unlikely to give it back.
Secretary of State John Kerry visited the semi-autonomous region today and urged the Kurds not to give up on Baghdad. But the Kurdish president told Kerry that 'We are facing a new reality and a new Iraq.'
John Kerry said the Sunni Arab uprising in Iraq posed an 'existential' threat to the country today. But what the US can or should do about it is something else again.
A backgrounder on an extremist organization that is one of the Sunni Arab factions fighting and winning ground against the central government in Iraq.
Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Baghdad after stops in Jordan and Egypt amid accusations by Iran's supreme leader that the US was meddling in Iraqi politics.
It's worth listening to those who've devoted their lives to studying war and the region.
The loss of the refinery, which is the country's largest and supplies the domestic market, would be a significant blow to the Maliki government.
Tal Afar, near Mosul, fell after heavy fighting between ISIS militants and Iraqi troops. ISIS has instituted brutal law in the areas of the north it now dominates.
Can Iraq's central government regain control of its lost territory?
The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant shocked many with its swift capture of Iraqi cities. Despite US vows of a lighter military footprint, other countries still seem to expect it to step in.
Al Qaeda offshoot ISIS, which overran the Iraqi city of Mosul yesterday, is already moving on to its next target. Its rapid progress indicates some local backing among Sunnis.
The city's takeover by Al Qaeda insurgents is a devastating military setback for the Maliki government – and a measure of the political failure of post-Saddam Iraq.
Militants from ISIS, an al Qaeda offshoot, now control much of Iraq's largest city in the north, underscoring the group's growing strength and the failure of Iraqi troops to repel insurgents.
This week's roundup of Good Reads includes the challenge of winning Iraqis and Afghans asylum in the US, how a broadband monopoly came to be, an essay by an Israeli sniper, new ancient evidence of human activity, and the evolution of the submarine.