The exit of U.S. forces from cities in Iraq was celebrated on Tuesday, even as many in the nation worried about the ability of Iraqi police and military forces to provide adequate security. Jane Arraf of The Christian Science Monitor…
More than four years after military forces toppled Saddam Hussein's Baathist government, Iraq is wrestling with reintegrating former members of his party, a policy trumpeted by American leaders but met with tough resistance by some Iraqi factions.
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.
Although home to some of the world's earliest civilizations, Iraq's basic security needs have overshadowed efforts to protect the country's treasured archeological sites, resulting in an increase in vandalism and theft.
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.
Saddam Hussein, who brutally governed Iraq for a quarter century, was hanged in the pre-dawn hours Saturday for his role in the killing of 148 Shiite men and boys in the northern Iraqi city of Dujail in 1982.
Lawyers for Saddam Hussein made last-ditch attempts to save his life Friday as news surfaced that the former dictator could be executed at any time. A reporter and a professor discuss the likely impacts of the execution.
An Iraqi appeals court upheld a death sentence for Saddam Hussein Tuesday and ordered his execution within 30 days, although the decision must be ratified by President Jalal Talabani and Iraq's two vice presidents under Iraqi law.