Iraq hit by spate of bombings as process of forming new government drags on weeks after poll.
Once-battered sector showing sharp signs of recovery, but faces a raft of problems.
Kuwait seeks 1.2 billion dollars in heated legal dispute with Iraqi Airways.
Thousands of followers of an ancient Sufi sect gathered for a traditional religious ceremony on April 30 in Barzinja, a small, mountainous village in Iraqi Kurdistan.
Since winning the Asian Cup, Iraqi football has been dogged by problems, dimming prospects for next year’s competition.
Bloc warns of instability, political influence over courts as votes are recounted in Baghdad.
Critics say security forces are not doing enough to protect civilians.
Campaigners say women in northern Iraq are underrepresented in leadership posts.
Russia and US put brave face on move, welcoming fact that Armenia has not withdrawn from process entirely.