In Kirkuk, where Iraqis have lived together in Kirkuk for decades, two families have come together in a crisis. Sunni and Christian, they live in neighbourly peace. Iraqi photo agency, Metrography, went to visit.
The Islamic State group in Mosul has released lists of locals whose families thought they were missing, but who have been executed. The extremists are also carefully monitoring who wants the information.
Carrying the right coloured badge in Iraq can win you respect, privilege and preferential treatment at checkpoints and government departments. But now forgers and criminals are taking advantage of this.
Senior Iraqi Kurdish politician Barham Salih doesn't pull his punches: The Iraqi army is over, as is the national Iraqi project. And extremists can only, truly be defeated by political reform - after military action.
NIQASH meets Qais al-Khazali, head of one of Iraq's most feared militias. The cleric and soldier answered critics, talking about what to do when his fighters commit crimes and whether militias are replacing the army.