The 13-year-old lion was not only a tourist favorite, but also, a research animal. The beloved lion was being studied by the Oxford University Conservation Unit.
Prime minister Nouri al-Maliki today today urged al-Qaida fighters to stop battling, amid a disturbing resurgence of al-Qaeda in western Iraq. Al-Qaida-linked gunmen have overrun the cities of Falluja and Ramadi, freeing prisoners and setting up their own checkpoints.
Fawaz Gerges, a professor of international relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science, joins Here & Now’s Meghna Chakrabarti to look at what’s next in the country.