Iraq may have been trumpeted as the top destination for investment, but experts warn that myriad problems keep it from being a good choice for all.
Iraq has summoned Turkey's ambassador to complain over comments from officials about a political crisis in Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki's government.
Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki called on lawmakers to withdraw confidence from one of his deputies as the country's political crisis deepened.
The Arab League expects Syria to agree soon to allow observers in to monitor and mediate the protection of civilians while peace talks get under way.
President Barack Obama said on Friday the United States will fulfill its pledge to pull troops out of Iraq by the end of the year.
At least 48 people were killed in Iraq on Thursday in bombings targeting Shi'ite pilgrims and police as United States troops prepare to withdraw.
A suicide bomber blew himself up among a crowd of police recruits in the Iraqi city of Tikrit on Tuesday, killing about 50 people.
Iraq's Parliament approved Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki and his new government on Tuesday.
Iraq's divided political factions sealed a power-sharing deal more than eight months after an inconclusive general election.
Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki emerged on Monday as a frontrunner after an election seen as a test of the nation's young democracy.
The latest bomb attacks in Baghdad have increased pressure on Nuri al-Maliki, who is already in the cross-hairs of former Shi'ite allies.
The blast walls that have divided Baghdad communities since the US-led invasion in 2003 will be removed within 40 days, Iraq said on Wednesday.
Iraq's Cabinet was reviewing on Wednesday new bids from foreign energy firms to develop the country's oil and gas reserves.
A bomber killed 67 people on Saturday, shortly after the prime minister urged Iraqis not to lose faith if a US pull-back sparked more violence.
The head of the Iraqi Parliament's biggest Sunni Muslim bloc was killed at a mosque on Friday, officials said.
Media watchdogs have urged Iraq's government to end harassment and intimidation of journalists and push for the release of a freelance photographer.
Former insurgents recruited by US forces to fight al-Qaeda are plotting to launch terror attacks of their own, Iraq's vice president said on Tuesday.
Iraqis voted behind barbed wire and rings of police on Saturday in an election that tested the war-battered country's fragile security gains.
Iraq has arrested about 50 interior ministry officials for plotting a coup against the Shi'ite-led government, it was reported on Thursday.
The top US commander in Iraq said on Saturday that some US may remain in Iraqi cities after next June, even though a pact calls for their withdrawal.