The Turkish military conducted a raid against Kurdish rebels in northern Iraq Tuesday, two days after Turkish airstrikes hit Kurdish targets. After a reporter examines U.S.-Turkish military cooperation, experts consider the background behind the cross-border tensions.
Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki tried to ease tensions with Turkey by cutting off resources of Kurdish PKK rebel fighters near the Turkish border. Iraq's Kurdish deputy prime minister and Turkey's ambassador to the United States present their countries' viewpoints.
A series of conversations about what may happen in Iraq after U.S. troops leave continues with Sen. Joseph Biden, D-Del., who has been pushing for the partitioning Iraq into more clearly organized ethnic areas.
By PBS NewsHour
Iraq's cabinet unanimously approved a draft oil revenue-sharing law Tuesday, sending it to parliament for debate on Wednesday and moving toward a key political goal set by the United States.
Kurdish officials and Iraq's central government reached an agreement on conditions for sharing oil revenue Wednesday, clearing one obstacle for an oil law anxiously awaited by the U.S. government.
Suspected al-Qaida bombers destroyed parts of the Shiite Askariya shrine in Samarra on Wednesday, sparking fears of reprisal killings. A wave of violence followed the 2006 bombing of the mosque's golden dome. A reporter in Baghdad describes the latest developments.
Despite pressure from the U.S. government to quickly enact an oil revenue-sharing law, Iraqi lawmakers have put off approving the measure. Two industry experts detail the obstacles to drafting the oil law.
By PBS NewsHour
After years of tensions, Turkey is considering military action in northern Iraq to root out Kurdish extremists, as the country's frustration with the inaction of U.S. forces and the Baghdad government grows.
While numerous plans were proposed over recent months to break the violence gripping Iraq's capital, the fact that most of the fighting is occurring in Arab regions has elevated Arab issues, making Kurds in the North feel increasingly marginalized.
As the first new U.S. troops move into Baghdad as part of President Bush's revamped Iraq strategy, the Iraqi government has raised questions about the plan. A former spokesman for the Iraqi government and a journalist discuss Baghdad's response.
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