Since winning the Asian Cup, Iraqi football has been dogged by problems, dimming prospects for next year’s competition.
Bloc warns of instability, political influence over courts as votes are recounted in Baghdad.
Critics say security forces are not doing enough to protect civilians.
Campaigners say women in northern Iraq are underrepresented in leadership posts.
Russia and US put brave face on move, welcoming fact that Armenia has not withdrawn from process entirely.
But analysts say it could not afford to put its relations at risk with Ankara. By Tamuna Uchidze in Akhaltsikhe
Conference presses government to combat abuse, honour killings.
They’re concerned that death sentences for killers of Yezidi girl could revive inter-communal violence.
Alleged al-Qaeda plot has suspended international flights at Najaf airport since early April. By Hussien al-Obaidi in Najaf and Ali Kareem in Baghdad