Iraq blast targets government, elections

Yesterday's  attacks on Iraqi government buildings were widely blamed on remnants of the Saddam Hussein regime and other elements seeking to destabilize the country.


Iraq elections will shape post-occupation direction

With U.S. preparing to pull out troops next summer, Iraq heads to key elections, and a drop in violence is spurring an upsurge of social movements.


Iraq violence down and different, analysts say

Violence in Iraq is down sharply compared to a year ago, and has also changed its nature, analysts say.