Larry Kaplow appears in the following:
Monday, August 11, 2014
Haider al-Abadi, a prominent politician for the past decade, has been nominated as prime minister. But a potential confrontation looms with Nouri al-Maliki, the man who's had the job for eight years.
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Shiite Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani usually stays out of the limelight, but emerged recently to address the crisis facing Iraq with the Sunni extremist surge threatening the country.
Thursday, June 12, 2014
The extremist Sunni group ISIS has taken several cities and is threatening to take more. But the triumphs have come in Sunni areas and the fighting will get much harder if ISIS attacks Shiite turf.
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Three years ago, the president was toppled and the country seemed headed for major changes. Today, the military is in control and is waging a sustained crackdown on opposition groups.
Thursday, October 31, 2013
Violence is rising again in Iraq, with at least 5,000 people killed this year. Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki wants U.S. military hardware to fight back. He's also seen as a key figure when it comes to developments in Iran and Syria.
Thursday, September 12, 2013
The world's spotlight is on Syria, but its neighbor Iraq also faces rising violence. Extremists linked to al-Qaida are behind many of the attacks that have targeted civilians and the country's security forces.
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
The alleged leader of the Zetas cartel, who was arrested in Mexico on Monday, was raised in Dallas and still has family there.