ISIS-controlled Mosul is just two hours away from the Iraqi city of Erbil. But youth in the Kurdish capital aren't cowering. Instead they are swimming, bowling and enjoying new movies and Chinese restaurants.
Anchor Katy Clark speaks with the BBC's Jim Muir in Baghdad about two suicide bombings in Iraq today, coming on the heels of yesterday's two suicide attacks. The new violence highlights the challenges still ahead in Iraq.
US special envoy George Mitchell will be in Syria soon. Anchor Katy Clark speaks with Syria expert, Joshua Landis, about the prospects for change in the Middle East. Landis is assistant professor of Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Oklahoma.
The answer to today's Geo Quiz is Tikrit in the Iraqi province of Salah ad Din. Its home to a palace once occupied by Saddam Hussein. US Sergeant First Class George Havel spent four months in Tikrit and gave reporter Jake Warga a tour of Tikrit's palace.
The last US combat brigade rolled out of Iraq Wednesday night. The troops are happy but Iraqis have mixed feelings. Anchor Jeb Sharp spoke to Blake Hall, a former US Army captain and a member of the elite Army Rangers. He led a scout platoon in Iraq.
Anchor Lisa Mullins talks with Anthony Shadid, Baghdad correspondent for the New York Times, about the stalled progress in Iraq. Iraqis are still unable to form a government nearly seven months after elections, and insurgent violence is not going away.
Lawyers representing 142 Iraqis will head to the High Court in London tomorrow asking for a public inquiry into allegations of systemic torture by British forces in Iraq.The World's Laura Lynch has more from London.