Iraq

Global Scan

Consumerism knows no bounds when it comes to taste

With Halloween coming, there's a great deal of hand-wringing over potentially offensive and racist Halloween costumes. This "Sexy Ebola Nurse' outfit isn't racist, but it probably is offensive. Meanwhile, in China, the country considers dropping counterfeiting from the long list of crimes subject to the death penalty, and a burglar runs into his victim at the bank. Those stories and more in today's Global Scan.

Iraqis band to fight Al-Qaeda

President Bush this week praised Iraq's "Awakening Councils," who have allied themselves with US led forces to fight against the group known as "al Qaeda in Iraq,� as a sign of progress in the country

Lifestyle & Belief

Today's Muslim youth

Many of today's young Arab Muslims don't look or act like their parents�they're still devout but they're redefining what it means to be Muslim, and Author Allegra Stratton writes about it in her new book, �Muhajababes,�

Conflict & Justice

Violence in Mosul

Americans and Iraqis have succeeded in defeating militants in many parts of Iraq. But violence is rising in parts of the country such as the northern city of Mosul. The BBC's Hugh Sykes is in Baghdad.

Global Politics

Iraqis react to Obama win

Some Iraqi military men were surprised that American political power could pass peacefully to someone named Barack Hussein Obama. Ordinary Iraqis aren't certain he'll be able to change policy toward their nation.

Global Politics

Iraq gears up for weekend elections

Iraq holds its first election in three years. Up for grabs are 440 provincial council seats. The last time Iraq held provincial elections, Sunnis largely boycotted the vote. This time everyone's getting in on the act. The World's Katy Clark reports.