A string of car bomb attacks in Baghdad has killed 17 people, deepening fears of an increase in violence as sectarian tensions simmer in Iraq.
A series of apparently coordinated bombings across Iraq on the eve of the Islamic new year killed 15 people and wounded dozens.
The US wasted about $206-million on building facilities for a now-downsized Iraqi police training programme which a top official termed "useless".
For leaders who seek military intervention in Syria, Baghdad provides a cautionary tale, with violence and sectarian hate persisting a decade later.
Iraq's divided political factions sealed a power-sharing deal more than eight months after an inconclusive general election.
In a setback for Brown, who had hoped the inquiry would be held in private, Sir John Chilcot ruled that all witnesses will be expected to give evidence in public.