Five years after the US invasion, some see flickers of hope.
Many call the Islamic Republic the 'winner' in Iraq, but it faces the prospect of a long-term US presence next door.
On the fifth anniversary of the Iraq war, progress is slow but violence is down. A three-part series on the war's effects starts today with a look at what the endgame might look like.
Last week's meeting generated talk of a secret side deal to end an 11-week impasse.
Conservatives win 70 percent of parliament. But reformers gain, too.
Recent clashes between the militia and Iraqi forces threaten to undo a lull in the group's activities.
Some analysts cite a lack of preparation for a looming economic event.
The energy giant agreed Tuesday to pay 'European prices' for Central Asian gas, where it has long enjoyed below-market rates.