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.
Newly declassified CIA documents show the Reagan administration acted to save Saddam Hussein's Iraq during the Iran-Iraq war. Per Foreign Policy magazine, the US gave critical intelligence to Iraq when it looked like Iran might score a decisive victory.
Iraq's prime minister is putting aside his differences with Kurdish forces in the north of Iraq as both groups fight militants from ISIS. The United States is also finding an unusual ally in Iran as both countries try to shore up the government in Baghdad.
A major offensive against ISIS forces is under way in Iraq, and the Iraqi army is getting plenty of support from Iran and its Iraqi Shiite allies. One country that isn't getting involved, however, is the United States.
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.
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.
Dozens killed in Baghdad in the latest wave of violence to hit Iraq. The security forces are put on high alert. Anchor Marco Werman asks Jane Arraf, of Al Jazeera English and the Christian Science Monitor, to connect the dots between Syria and Iraq.