Iraq

Conflict & Justice

Why Jordan is at the epicenter of nearly all Middle Eastern issues

The rise of ISIS is connected to Jordan. The Israeli-Palestinian crisis plays out in the shadow of Jordan. The Syrian civil war and it's ensuing refugee crisis are taking a heavy toll on Jordan. Even the Iranian nuclear talks has a connection to Jordan. So, why Jordan, a landlocked country with few natural resources but tremendous importance for American foreign policy, at the middle of it all.

Science, Tech & Environment

Geo Quiz and answer

Our daily Geo Quiz is about sand storms over the Atlantic Ocean. The question is: where does the sand come from? Anchor Marco Werman gets the answer from Eric Achterberg, a researcher who's just back from a boat trip to study the storms. He says the sand comes from the Sahara Desert in Africa.

Basra's significance

The World's Matthew Bell reports on how the battle against militias in Basra could affect the U-S military effort throughout Iraq.

Politics

Iran's role on Iraq

Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Los Angeles Times correspondent Borzou Daragahi about Iran's role in Iraq; Daragahi has been reporting on whether skirmishes on the Iran-Iraq border have become a "proxy war" between the United States and Iran.

Politics

President Bush reflects on Iraq

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

Politics

Secretary Rice in Baghdad

Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice was in Iraq today for an unannounced visit, and she met with members of the Iraqi government to discuss an agreement on the future of US forces in Iraq.

Politics

U.S. troop agreement with Iraq

The U.S. and Iraqi governments have reached a draft agreement that includes a timetable for withdrawing American troops in the next 4 years. Anchor Marco Werman finds out more from The World's Quil Lawrence who's in Baghdad.

Conflict & Justice

Iranian militants

The People's Mujahideen of Iran is listed as a terrorist organization by the US State Department. But this week, Europe lifted its terrorist designation of the group. The World's Laura Lynch reports.