President Obama says American troops will be home from Iraq by the end of the year but the connections between Iraq and the US are far from over. The next phase of American involvement will be business ties.
Re-elected Iraqi President Jalal Talabani has reappointed Shia leader Nouri Maliki as prime minister; but the power-sharing deal was thrown into doubt after the main Sunni alliance walked out of parliament. Lisa Mullins talks with The BBC's Jim Muir.
The UN Security Council has condemned the recent spate of terrorist attacks in Iraq. The attacks are targeting Iraq's large Christian minority. Jane Arraf is Iraq correspondent for the Christian Science Monitor.
Some believe the crisis in Iraq is the result of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki's mismanagement. His critics accuse his Shiite-dominated government of shutting out other factions — like Sunnis and Kurds. A spokesperson for Maliki's party, though, says he has tried to bring different factions to the table.
The war in Iraq officially ended nearly a year and a half ago. But refugees from the conflict are still being admitted to the US by the thousands. Reporter Adrian Florido of the Fronteras public radio partnership reports.
Sectarian discord in Iraq is mounting, and new prime minister Haider al-Abadi must convince Sunnis, Shiites and Kurds to keep working together in a united Iraq. He's Iraq's best hope, but even a change in leadership may not be enough.
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,ï¿½ as a sign of progress in the country
President Bush continues his farewell journey through Europe, and yesterday, he gave an exclusive interview to Tom Baldwin, a correspondent for the British newspaper, The Times; the two spoke about the run-up to the Iraq war