Wearing military uniforms over explosives belts, gunmen held a local Iraqi government center hostage Tuesday in a grisly siege that ended with the deaths of at least 56 people, including three councilmen who were executed with gunshots to the head. Full story
After nine months of deadlock, there is a new Iraqi government, one in which Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki—one of the chief enemies of the U.S. military—will play an integral role. NBC's Stephanie Gosk reports.
Richard Engel, chief foreign correspondent for NBC News, and James Zogby, president Arab American Institute, talks with Chris Matthews about whether the Iraqi government is prepared to function on its own when the U.S. military leaves next year.
The last U.S. combat forces were about to cross the border into Kuwait, bringing to a close nearly 7½ years of a war that overthrew Saddam Hussein, forever defined the presidency of George W. Bush and left more than 4,400 American service members dead. NBC News’ chief foreign correspondent, Richard
Protesters chant anti-Iraqi government slogans during a protest at Tahrir Square in Baghdad, Iraq, Friday, Feb. 25, 2011. Iraqi security forces trying to disperse crowds of demonstrators in northern Iraq killed a few people Friday as thousands rallied in cities across the country during what has bee