Latest Stories Tagged: Global Politics


Politics and violence in Iraq

Anchor Jeb Sharp speaks with Haddad Salih, a translator for the BBC's Baghdad bureau, about the mood in Iraq following Sunday's double bombing attack that left at least 155 people dead. Some fear the violence will delay upcoming elections in January.

Conflict & Justice

Iraq situation report

Iraqi officials have raised the death toll from Sunday's bombings in Baghdad to 155. The co-ordinated attacks were Baghdad's bloodiest since April 2007. The World's Jason Margolis takes a look at what's been going on in Iraq.


Iran's nuclear issue

Today, Iran's foreign minister said Iran will not give up its right to enrich uranium at home. We speak with Joseph Cirincione, a non-proliferation expert and president of the Ploughshares Fund in Washington.


Ukraine's language

Ukraine became independent from the Soviet Union 18 years ago. One of the first moves Ukrainian nationalists took was to make Ukrainian the official state language. But as Brigid McCarthy reports, Russian remains the language of choice.