Since U.S. troops withdrew, Iraq has faced increasing political difficulties, evidenced by several bombings attributed to sectarian violence.
Iraqi religious and political leaders held a large gathering in Baghdad producing "The Charter of the National Honor".
A growing number of Iraqis say a separate state for his fellow Sunni Muslims is the only way to stop the country sliding back into sectarian chaos.
Anecdotal evidence suggest Sunni Iraqis are again segregating themselves along sectarian lines, prompted by a political crisis.
Iraq's prime minister called Sunday for unity and greater political stability to ensure the country's security after the end of the American military presence.
After the American withdrawal, the coalition is imploding, the dispute between Shia and Sunni is escalating and several provinces are striving for autonomy.
Thousands of followers of Shi’ite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr took to the streets demanding improved services and a more equitable allocation of oil revenue.
A decision by Iraq’s parliament to ban a television series depicting the grandsons of the Prophet Mohammad has been questioned by Iraq’s Sunni Islamist Party.
Influential Shi’ite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr announced his willingness to protect the Sunni Al-Qura mosque in Baghdad if the government “could not do so itself.”
Iraq’s largest Sunni Islamic party this week denounced a recent bombing in a Baghdad mosque that left more than thirty people dead and others wounded.