An Iraqi bill to end foreign security contractors' immunity from prosecution is headed to a parliamentary vote after Iraq's cabinet approved the draft law Tuesday.
Opposition from lawmakers in both the United States and India threatens to derail the finalization of a historic nuclear cooperation agreement between the two countries. Analysts discuss the issues stalling the pact and the possible implications if the deal collapses.
The Iraqi Cabinet said Tuesday it would review the status of all foreign security companies following the alleged killing of eight civilians by security firm Blackwater USA. Two experts consider the ramifications.
By PBS NewsHour
The Iraqi government said it will no longer allow the U.S. security contractor Blackwater USA to work in the country, following an open-fire incident in a Baghdad neighborhood Sunday that killed at least eight civilians.
A new survey has found that opinions of the U.S. among people in the Muslim world has gotten worse over the past five years. Middle East policy analysts discuss U.S. efforts to bolster Muslim views of America.
Recent changes in scheduling and delays from several major airlines have made getting out of town more difficult than normal. Airline journalist David Field talks about about what to expect from travel companies this summer.
World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz was negotiating with the bank's board Wednesday over his future there, following widespread criticism of his handling of a pay raise and a promotion for his girlfriend. A Financial Times reporter provides an update on…
Billions of U.S. dollars have been invested in improving Iraq's infrastructure since 2003, but the effort has been beset by problems. Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction Stuart Bowen discusses his latest report.
An estimated 200,000 people have died in the fighting in Darfur, Sudan. Deputy Secretary of State John Negroponte, who recently returned from a tour of the region, discusses the newest political and diplomatic efforts to mitigate the violence.
World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz said Sunday he would remain at his post, despite criticism over his involvement in securing a large pay increase for a female friend. An economic reporter details Wolfowitz's troubles.
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