Violent deaths of U.S. troops and Iraqi civilians appear to have fallen sharply in Iraq in October, according to the latest Associated Press tally.
Tensions between Iraq and Turkey over Kurdish guerrillas in northern Iraq threaten to overshadow other topics at a regional meeting that starts Thursday in Istanbul.
Several hundred U.S. diplomats vented anger and frustration Wednesday about the State Department's decision to force foreign service officers to take jobs in Iraq, with some likening it to a "potential death sentence."
Iraq's government has approved a draft law to lift immunity for foreign security companies including Blackwater USA, a bid to overturn a decree imposed more than three years ago by the U.S. official who ran the country after the American-led invasion.
Calling it "a potential death sentence," several hundred diplomats expressed their resentment Wednesday over a new State Department policy that could force them to serve in Iraq or risk losing their jobs.
Iraq said on Wednesday it had set up more checkpoints to restrict the movement of Kurdish guerrillas and cut supply lines to their mountain hideouts following Turkey's demands for firm action against the rebels.
Civilian deaths from violence in Iraq fell again in October to their lowest level this year, government figures showed on Wednesday, bolstering the U.S. military's assertion that a troop surge is reducing bloodshed.
Tensions in northern Iraq between Kurdish guerrillas and neighboring countries are threatening to dominate Iraq?s diplomatic agenda, despite the country?s far broader needs. Prime Minister Nuri Kamal al-Maliki met with Iran
Oct. 31 (Bloomberg) -- Senator Hillary Clinton was attacked by her Democratic rivals last night on issues from Iran and Iraq to Social Security and whether illegal immigrants should get driver's licenses.
Government policy was too dependent on intelligence in the run up to war with Iraq, Sir Richard Dearlove says.