One of the key areas of voting in Iraq was the oil rich northern region of Kurdistan. The Kurds have exercised a significant amount of influence and power in Iraq's politics in recent years, often acting as a cohesive block.
Millions of Iraqis voted in the nation's parliamentary elections on Sunday. Sporadic violence was responsible for the deaths of at least 38 people, but early reports indicate the election was largely viewed as a success by the international community.
Could you live without the internet for a whole week? Two families in South Korea, the 'most wired' nation in the world, do just that as part of the BBC's 'Superpower' season, which is looking at how the internet has changed the world.
For the hour of Wednesday's State of the Union address, MSNBC anchor Chris Matthews said he 'forgot' President Obama was black. Do we all need to forget about race to be post-racial? Or do we just need to acknowledge and accept people's race?
Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair is making his highly anticipated appearance before a public inquiry in London today. BBC's Political correspondent Rob Watson joins us with the reaction to the former British prime minister's testimony.
In his State of the Union address, President Obama proposed to spend $30 billion to help small businesses weather the tough economy. We ask two small business managers in different parts of the country about how this might effect their businesses.