Baghdad

Iraq's government governs Anbar Province

The U.S. military transferred security control of Iraq's Anbar province to the Iraqi government in a ceremony today. Anbar province was once the center of the Sunni insurgency against the Americans after Saddam Hussein was toppled in 2003.

Lifestyle & Belief

An Iraqi who served the US military gets a new life, and gender identity, in America

In Iraq, Salma was officially considered a man. She is intersex — someone born with indeterminate gender — and has chosen to live as a woman. After serving as an interpreter for the US military during the Iraq war, she received death threats and a grant of asylum in the US. Now, a new program is helping her and other lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) refugees establish new lives in America.