All Iraqi eyes are on the much-respected senior cleric who called up volunteer fighters to battle the extremists. Those fighters could soon cause problems for Iraq. But will the religious establishment help disband them?
Despite Iraqi Kurdistan being less conservative, it is still difficult for couples there to marry if their partners are of a different ethnicity or religion. That’s even though it is happening more often.
Child labour is illegal in Iraq. But if there is death or disease in the family, minors are often forced to work. The authorities responsible for policing labour laws take a range of different attitudes to that.
Right now, Iraqi PM Haider al-Abadi is basking in the glow of victory. But the fight against extremism has both hidden, and produced, more serious problems. And there are just six months until elections.