The 60-page code of conduct, issued in the runup to Aug. 20 elections, urges fewer suicide bombings. US and Afghan officials say it's propaganda.
Countries that opposed the American intervention now top the list of those probing economic opportunities in post-Hussein Iraq.
The violent raid on Camp Ashraf Tuesday is seen as an assertion of Iraqi sovereignty – and of Iran's growing influence on its neighbor.
Gary McKinnon, who claimed he was searching for evidence of UFOs, has fought a long legal battle against extradition after he was charged with breaking into 97 computers.
The Justice Department must now decide whether to try the terror suspect, now in Guantánamo, in US courts or let him return to Afghanistan.
Venezuela and Ecuador have strongly condemned the pending agreement, which would allow the US to use three bases for counternarcotics and counterinsurgency surveillance.
Are there really lessons from the US invasion of the Philippines for US commanders in Iraq and Afghanistan?
The region, which has increasingly been at odds with Baghdad, holds elections Saturday for a new regional government.
Unlike the battle over health care, the visit offers few potential pitfalls.