Iraq’s voters are enthusiastic about elections despite tight security.
Calm prevails following Iraq’s elections, while early returns show heavy support for President Nouri al-Maliki’s party.
Ongoing sectarian violence claimed the lives of at least eight people in the cities of Mosul and Karbala.
Iraq promised better treatment of prisoners as the nation reopened the remodeled Abu Ghraib, now called Baghdad Central Prison.
The rising rate of suicide among troops has prompted special suicide-prevention programs in the Marine Corps.
As the military mission in Iraq shifts, front-line troops are practicing diplomacy with local citizens.
A bombing targeted at dignitaries in the area for a conference killed 25 and wounded more than 30 in Baghdad.
Sources: U.S. Department of Defense, Iraq Coalition Casualties, Iraq Body Count, The Associated Press, CNN, International Herald Tribune, The Guardian (London).