Politics of Iraq

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.

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.

Politics

Joint patrols in northern Iraq

In Iraq, the northern part of the country remains divided among competing ethnic groups. Ben Gilbert reports that US forces there have organized joint patrols to get the rival groups to work together.

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.

Reaction to yesterday's Baghdad attack

U.S. officials say yesterday's bombing attack in a Baghdad market was the work of a "special group cell;� American officials have talked a lot about 'special groups' in recent months, as The World's Matthew Bell reports.