Turkey has begun work on a new hydroelectric dam on the Tigris river, despite concerns that this will result in the displacement of thousands of people and exacerbate water shortages in neighbouring Iraq.
The two largest Iraqi Kurdish political parties, the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), are likely to agree eventually on a presidential candidate, but in the meantime several hats are in the ring.
Local authorities in Iraq's western province of Anbar have demanded that international forces step in to guard the province's border with Syria, given the various competing forces on both sides. The authorities called on for the Iraqi military to "go back to their bases".
After being liberated from ISIS last year, Mosul is still facing many issues including the lack of reconstruction and return of public services. With the elections coming soon, citizens of Mosul express their issues to the candidates.