Iraqi soldiers told VICE News that they felt they were abandoned by their leadership, starved of supplies and left unable to fight.
Many of them feel victimized by Maliki’s Shiite government and what they see as the prime minister's authoritarian and sectarian tendencies.
The call comes as Iraqi army helicopters launch attack in Tikrit against the Sunni militant group sweeping across parts of the country.
Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari said today that Iraq is facing a "mortal threat," and urged immediate action to combat the militant group.
The Islamic militant group took control of a number of the city’s main buildings, military bases and police stations after days of fighting.
Seven suspects between the ages of 15 and 49 have now been arrested for sexual assault, the Ministry of Interior said.
For the first time in its history, Egypt codified and enacted laws making sexual harassment illegal and punishable.
Legal teams made closing statements in court today for the three journalists who are accused of trying to damage the country's reputation.
The news emerged after polls closed in a presidential election in which ex-armed forces chief Abdel Fattah el-Sisi won a landslide victory.
Hassem Youssef said that El-Bernameg was ending because he was worried about the safety of his family and “tired of struggling.”
The Al Jazeera English employees have been held since December and are being tried on charges like doctoring video footage.
Despite winning in an overwhelming majority, Sisi appears surprisingly weak as he prepares to take control of a country facing major issues.
The US State Department has advised all Americans to leave Libya and forces have been deployed to the region in case evacuations are needed.
Syria's first election in half a century is marked by a narrow candidate pool and broad disenfranchisement.
However, the social media titan is not likely to face charges in Rouhani's Iran.
It is the first day of Egypt's presidential elections and a big victory is expected for former Field Marshal Abdel Fattah el-Sisi,
Riot police clashed with protesters in Istanbul just days before the first anniversary of the Gezi Park protests.
A recording of the Gotye hit song “Somebody That I Used To Know,” and footage of sheep farming and football has been displayed in court.
The 23-year-old was killed in 2003 in the Gaza Strip while trying to prevent the IDF from demolishing Palestinian houses.
More than three years after his overthrow, the former dictator and his two sons received prison sentences for misusing millions of dollars.