Four months into a troop increase in Iraq, the United States is arming Sunni tribes to quell insurgencies in the region. John Burns of The New York Times describes the tactic, then international policy adviser Stephen Biddle and former military…
As insurgents blew up an oil well outside the Iraqi city of Kirkuk Thursday, Independent Television News looks at the increasingly violent dispute between ethnic and religious groups in the city.
By Admin, PBS NewsHour
Thousands of Iraqis heeded Muqtada al-Sadr's call to protest the U.S. occupation on Monday, highlighting the rift between the Shiite leader and U.S. forces that has further complicated relations between Washington and Iraqi leader Nouri al-Maliki.
Four British troops were killed Thursday in a roadside ambush in Basra, a city in southern Iraq. A professor and a terrorism expert discuss the incident and security challenges there.
By Admin, PBS NewsHour
Recent accusations by President Bush and other U.S. officials that Iran is supporting Iraqi insurgents added yet another layer to the complex web of relationships between the countries.
Car bombs and mortar attacks rocked Baghdad and north of the capital Monday, killing as many as 100 people and wounding dozens more, as Sunni insurgent violence surged against Shiites. NewsHour Correspondent Gwen Ifill talks with New York Times writer…
The Iraqi government complained Friday when U.S. and Iraqi forces descended into a Baghdad mosque and detained a top aide to radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr. L.A. Times reporter Borzou Daragahi provides an update on attempts to stabilize the Iraqi…
Iraq's former electricity minister, Aiham Alsammarae, fled to the United States after escaping a Baghdad police station where he was being held under charges of corruption. Alsammarae describes the charges, which he says were politically motivated, and the jailbreak.
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice re-asserts President Bush's need to seek input on Iraq strategy from a variety of sources beyond the Iraq Study Group and explains the president's hesitation to engage in talks with Iraq's neighbors, Iran and Syria.
Amidst continuing violence in Iraq and waning American support, Iraqi politicians struggle to bring peace and order. Iraqi Vice President Tariq Al-Hashimi, a Sunni leader, speaks about the political crisis in Baghdad and what can be done to improve the…
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