Muqtada al-Sadr

As Iraqi political crisis deepens, Kurds see role as kingmaker

Iraq's Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki and Vice President Tariq al-Hashemi barely communicate with each other. The former is seeking the arrest of the latter, accusing him of running a death squad. Now, the Iraqi Kurdish population is in a position to determine the course the country's government takes.

Iraq-U.S. security deal

The Iraqi cabinet has approved a security pact with the U.S. that could mean American troops could leave Iraq by the end of 2011.

Iraq-U.S. security deal

The Iraqi cabinet has approved a security pact with the U.S. that could mean American troops could leave Iraq by the end of 2011.

As Iraqi political crisis deepens, Kurds see role as kingmaker

Iraq's Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki and Vice President Tariq al-Hashemi barely communicate with each other. The former is seeking the arrest of the latter, accusing him of running a death squad. Now, the Iraqi Kurdish population is in a position to determine the course the country's government takes.