Most Shared Stories Tagged: Iraq

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.

Politics

U.S. troop withdrawal from Iraq

The Bush Administration plans to lower the number of U.S. troops in Iraq to "pre-surge" levels by July, and today, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said he favors a pause in troop withdrawals after that;

Arts, Culture & Media

Global Hit

Reporter Will Everett introduces us to an Iraqi musician who left his homeland several years ago to find artistic freedom. He now lives in Amman, Jordan where he's using his music to help make Iraqi refugees feel at home in the Jordanian capital.

Shi'ite militia ceasefire extended in Iraq

Iraqi radical cleric Moqtada al-Sadr today ordered his powerful militia, the Mehdi Army, to extend a current ceasefire for another six months; Anchor Marco Werman speaks with the BBC's Jim Muir in Baghdad about the significance of the announcement.

Turkish troops enter northern Iraq

Turkey has launched a cross-border military operation into Northern Iraq and Turkish military officials say they'll the continue until they eliminate the threat from Kurdish separatist rebels

Turkish troops in Northern Iraq

Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with LA Times correspondent Borzou Daragahi in Iraq about Turkey's military incursion into Northern Iraq where Turkish troops are on a mission to destroy bases in Iraq used by Kurdish militants to launch attacks

Politics

Europe's take on US campaign

Americans are still marveling at the idea that a black man or a white woman will be the Democratic nominee for president, but as The World's Gerry Hadden reports Europeans say it's no big deal.

New round of attacks in Baghdad

Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks to the BBC's Hugh Sykes in Baghdad about a series of attacks in Iraq today; one of those attacks involved a suicide bomber who killed five U.S. soldiers on patrol in the Iraqi capital.

Fifth anniversary of Iraq War

President Bush spoke at the Pentagon today to mark the fifth anniversary of the US invasion of Iraq, and Anchor Lisa Mullins gets reaction from a Baghdad native, Ghaith Abdul Ahad, who reports for the British newspaper, The Guardian.