The wetlands in southern Iraq, now a UN World Heritage site, span thousands of square miles in the middle of desert.
How the US invasion of Iraq unleashed a chain reaction of sectarian violence.
It's been 10 years since American troops entered Iraq and helped topple Saddam Hussein. Marco Werman speaks with veteran Middle East reporter Jane Arraf on what life is like for Iraqis a decade since the US-led invasion.
A staggering wave of coordinated bombings and attacks swept across 15 Iraqi cities on Monday killing more than 100 people.
Reporter Jane Arraf calls the current mayhem in Baghdad, "the biggest political crisis since Saddam Hussein was toppled."
Nouri al-Maliki meets with President Barack Obama for talks on a new relationship as American troops prepare to complete their withdrawal.
A UN group suggests that Iraqi officials put tighter restrictions on contractors.