Iraq's security crisis gave the Kurdish region an opportunity: to take control of land outside their region by force. Now Kurdish politicians say they didn't mean it, they're willing to talk to Baghdad about it.
Iraqi MPs gave the political press corps awards for the first time recently. But almost immediately other journalists protested, saying, as elsewhere in Iraq, the awards were based on sectarian or ethnic quotas.
Iraqi PM Haider al-Abadi has been doing a fine balancing act. But new conflicts inside the Shiite political alliance and between Shiite militias on the battlefront, are causing concern that he may topple.
A recent piece of proposed legislation sponsored by US Republicans has caused some of the biggest political splits in recent Iraqi history – both inside local politics and between Iraq and its American allies.
Osman Ocalan, brother of Abdullah, the leader of the Kurdistan Worker’s Party, talks about whether the PKK is still seen as a terrorist organisation and when his brother might be released from Turkish prison.
Before the current crisis, some omedia in Iraqi Kurdistan had been thriving. Now, as circulation and revenues drop, they're struggling - and endangering any gains made by independent media over the past decade.