The development comes amid a prevailing crisis of mistrust between Washington and Baghdad after a Washington-directed strike killed a top Iranian general and an Iraqi militia commander.
By Qassim Abdul-Zahra, Samya Kullab, Associated Press
The U.S. military on Wednesday began transferring control of about 100,000 fighters under the Sunni Awakening Councils, who are working to defeat al-Qaida in the region, to the Iraqi government.
By PBS NewsHour
The Iraqi government opened six of its oil fields to international bidders Monday as the nation attempts to increase daily production by 60 percent, leaving the door open for top Western companies to tap into the world's third largest oil…
By PBS NewsHour
Gen. David Petraeus recommended a halt to future troop withdrawals to "preserve the still-fragile security gains" in Iraq during Senate hearings Tuesday with U.S. Ambassador to Baghdad Ryan Crocker. Military experts analyze what the testimony reveals about Iraq's security and…
By Admin, PBS NewsHour
An aide to Muqtada al-Sadr said Monday the Shiite cleric will consult with top religious leaders and disband his Mahdi Army if they order it. The militia has been fighting government forces in several places in Iraq.
In southern Iraq on Wednesday, a triple car bomb killed as many as 41 people and wounded at least 150, the worst bombing in four months. Damien Cave of the New York Times provides an update from Baghdad.
In the latest in a series of in-depth interviews with 2008 presidential candidates, Sen. Joe Biden, D-Del., talks about his views on the road to the White House, including campaigning in Iowa, U.S. involvement in Iraq and Pakistan's political turmoil.
Violence in Iraq is on the decline but sharp internal political divisions continue to hinder the Iraqi government and its efforts to make substantive legislative progress. Two Middle East experts discuss Iraq's political situation and how the government might break…
The U.S. military reported Monday that mortar and rocket attacks in Iraq have fallen to the lowest level in nearly two years. A journalist in Baghdad assesses the reduction in violence.
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