Politics of Iraq

Politics

Doing Business With Iraq

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.

Conflict & Justice

New Iraqi government takes shape

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.

Iraqi cleric's aide slain

A key aide to Iraqi Shiite cleric Moqtada al Sadr was gunned down today in Najaf, and Anchor Marco Werman finds out more from Steve Farrell of the New York Times in Baghdad.

Sports

Iraq's Paralympics team

The World's Mary Kay Magistad reports on Iraq's Paralympic Team, which is competing in Beijing. Many of the team's members have been affected by the current war in their country, though some were wounded in previous conflicts, such as the Iran-Iraq War.

Politics

New wave of violence in Iraq

The United States is getting out of Iraq. The Pentagon has warned that insurgents are trying to re-ignite the kind of sectarian violence. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with the BBC's Natalya Antelava is in Baghdad.