Students in Iraq's northern city of Mosul, marked a moment of silence for the protesters killed by security forces in the south, in the latest escalation of violence since protesters torched Iranian consulate in Najaf.
It's been four years since the Islamic State (IS) ransacked Sinjar, but political wranglings have made exhumations of the dead impossible. Yazidis who have lost touch with family members under ISIS' rule mourn because they don't know whether to look for their loved ones amongst the mass graves or if they are still alive.
The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) established by the Group of 7 (G7) in Paris in 1989 to monitor money laundering and terrorist financing worldwide, has removed Iraq from its country watchlist. This came after a visit from the FATF team to Iraq, who determined that Iraq is making sufficient progress and effort.
Iraq's parliamentary elections set for May 12 will indirectly decide on a new prime minister and president. This is the fourth parliamentary elections since the 2003 US invasion of Iraq and the first since the liberation from ISIS.