Politics of Iraq


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.

Turkish troops enter northern Iraq

Turkey has launched a cross-border military operation into Northern Iraq and Turkish military officials say they'll the continue until they eliminate the threat from Kurdish separatist rebels

Conflict & Justice

Iraq's election surprise

Ben Gilbert reports on political wrangling in Iraq, following election results that came out last week. The two major winners were blocks belonging to the current Prime Minister and the former Prime Minister. Neither won enough seats to form a government.

News summary

Anchor Lisa Mullins reviews some of the other news stories that have been pushed out of the headlines by the two natural disasters in Asia.