The state still does not have much of a presence in Tripoli. Instead, respected citizens are ensuring public order. Enthusiasts have set up new newspapers to educate the country's youth. Werner D'Inka reportsMore
Thousands of Yazidis were trapped on Mount Sinjar after being forced to flee their homes by Islamic State terrorist militias. Many have fled to Syria; others have remained in Iraq. The US has provided food and water, although Washington no longer sees the need for a rescue mission. Their situation is desperate.