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.
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;
Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Samantha Power about her new book, "Chasing The Flame: Sergio Vieira de Mello and the Fight to Save the World;ï¿½ the book was inspired by the life and tragic death of the man who led the UN mission in Iraq in 2003.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.