Politics of Iraq

Politics

Sisters in War

A new book profiles an Iraqi family's experience of the war in Iraq from their great optimism in 2003 to the despair and horror of the civil war years. Anchor Katy Clark talks with author Christina Asquith who shared their lives in Baghdad for many years.

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Online freedom in Iraq

Cyrus Farivar reports on Internet regulations in Iraq. Iraqis have had complete Internet freedom since the fall of Saddam Hussein's government. But a bill before the Iraqi parliament seeks to ban websites that advocate violence or violate social norms.

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New wave of violence in Iraq

The United States is getting out of Iraq. The Pentagon has warned that insurgents are trying to re-ignite the kind of sectarian violence. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with the BBC's Natalya Antelava is in Baghdad.

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Iraq gears up for weekend elections

Iraq holds its first election in three years. Up for grabs are 440 provincial council seats. The last time Iraq held provincial elections, Sunnis largely boycotted the vote. This time everyone's getting in on the act. The World's Katy Clark reports.

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Iraqi cleric against pact

Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr isn't happy with plans to keep US troops in Iraq for a few more years. Sadr is urging Iraq's parliament to reject those plans. He's also threatening to reignite armed resistance to the US military presence in Iraq.

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Three trillion dollar war

Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz, co-author of "The Trillion Dollar War,� that's what he says is the real price of the war in Iraq.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is Iraqi Kurdistan, an autonomous region within Iraq. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with tour operator Janet Moore who's now organizing trips for tourists interested in exploring the culture and history of northern Iraq.

Politics

Iraq gears up for weekend elections

Iraq holds its first election in three years. Up for grabs are 440 provincial council seats. The last time Iraq held provincial elections, Sunnis largely boycotted the vote. This time everyone's getting in on the act. The World's Katy Clark reports.

Iraqi cleric's aide slain

A key aide to Iraqi Shiite cleric Moqtada al Sadr was gunned down today in Najaf, and Anchor Marco Werman finds out more from Steve Farrell of the New York Times in Baghdad.

Sports

Iraq's Paralympics team

The World's Mary Kay Magistad reports on Iraq's Paralympic Team, which is competing in Beijing. Many of the team's members have been affected by the current war in their country, though some were wounded in previous conflicts, such as the Iran-Iraq War.

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New wave of violence in Iraq

The United States is getting out of Iraq. The Pentagon has warned that insurgents are trying to re-ignite the kind of sectarian violence. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with the BBC's Natalya Antelava is in Baghdad.