In Iraq's oil capital, at least four people have been killed in shootings and three more have been kidnapped in the past week.
Kurdistan's defense minister spells out the kit needed to take back towns from ISIS, and says the KRG has to "unify and institutionalize" the Peshmerga.
In the aftermath of the rise of ISIS, Kirkuk's governor discusses Iraq's territorial disputes, control of the province's oil fields, and the future of BP.
Region makes unilateral move to control up to 200,000 bpd of oil without federal or provincial approval.
PM Abadi has stonewalled all of their demands so far, but top Kurdish leaders are setting aside preconditions and taking up posts in Baghdad.
Far away from the threat of IS militants, Iraq's oil capital is slipping toward lawlessness after a month of abductions and explosions.
A bilateral gas pipeline deal between Basra province and Iran could circumvent Baghdad's energy sector authority and conflict with UN sanctions.
Amidst complaints over unpaid land compensation, protesters have disrupted the Russian oil giant's development of a KRG exploration block.