Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari said Wednesday he's optimistic that a UN investigator would examine claims that Syria, Iran, and others were interfering in Iraq's affairs.
Hosam Smadi liked his American teachers, rarely visited the mosque, and came from prominent families that reject terrorism. Why was he talking about jihad on extremist websites?
The attack killed at least 19 people Thursday, two days after another bomb left three US soldiers dead. Insurgents may be moving north as coalition forces push them out elsewhere.
Gov. Salah Abdel-Razzaq also says that Saudi Arabia may be connected to last week's truck bombs that killed more than 100 people. His comments highlight the level of mistrust between the Shiite-led government and Sunni political parties.
Attacks rise, but a new $21 million court has failed to convict any major suspects in six months. US Marines frustrated by shrinking role in key Iraqi city
From street sweepers to Foreign Ministry guards, Iraqis say their countrymen are falling short of their duty to protect them.
Nevertheless, Iraq is much safer for Iraqis than it's been in a long time as British and Australian troops take their leave.