Abadi shakes up military leadership after Anbar massacre

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi (second from left) and Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari (third from left) meeting with Arab leaders and U.S. President Barack Obama and advisors Sept. 23, 2014 in New York City ahead of the annual UN General Assembly. (SPENCER PLATT/Getty Images)

After dozens of Iraqi Army and militia fighters died in an ambush by IS militants – the latest setback in a 10-month fight for Anbar – Iraq's new PM has fired two top generals.

Basra negotiates Iran gas pipeline

Demonstrators chant slogans during a protest in Basra

A bilateral gas pipeline deal between Basra province and Iran could circumvent Baghdad's energy sector authority and conflict with UN sanctions.