Peshmerga are under attack by Sunni tribal forces – but it's unclear if they are allied with ISIS or a new Iraqi army-backed militia.
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.
Despite rising production, Iraq's monthly exports fell in August due to infrastructure delays and disruptions stemming from the rise of ISIS.
Shahristani's bloc vows to boycott and the Kurds threaten to do the same if their demands go unmet, while Interior and Defense ministries remain unassigned for now.
Militants set fire to facilities at the Ain Zalah field and then withdrew, following a Thursday offensive by Kurdish forces and weeks of U.S. air strikes in the area.
A bilateral gas pipeline deal between Basra province and Iran could circumvent Baghdad's energy sector authority and conflict with UN sanctions.
A new contract for Iraq's most prolific oil field lowers output, extends the life of the deal, and gives BP and CNPC a larger stake.