Worldfocus producer Mohammad Al-Kassim translates an Al Arabiya report on Iraq's upcoming parliamentary elections. Women are now adorning campaign posters, and young people are weighing in on the process. Also, watch a montage of Iraqi election ads compiled by Al Jazeera English.
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Almost 7 years after the start of the U.S.-led war in Iraq, the international community still struggles to help the 2 million refugees and almost 3 million internally displaced persons who have not been able to return home. Martin Savidge hosts Aidan Goldsmith and Sawsan Al-Sayyab of the International Rescue Committee.
A series of bomb blasts killed dozens of people in Iraq. The attacks came less than 24 hours after workers began removing protective blast walls around Baghdad, under government orders -- underscoring the increase in violence since U.S. forces have pulled back from major cities.
For U.S. troops and Iraqi civilians, this has been one of the least deadly months since the war in Iraq began six years ago. But on Friday, a series of bombs exploded near five Shiite mosques in Baghdad, killing at least 29 people. Michael Wahid Hanna of the Century Foundation discusses the attacks and U.S. troop withdrawals.
U.S. President Barack Obama and Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki met on Wednesday to discuss the drawdown of American troops and concerns over rising violence in Iraq. Joost Hiltermann of the International Crisis Group assesses U.S.-Iraqi relations and the security situation.
On Friday, for a second day in a row, the Iraqi capital of Baghdad was hit with a devastating bombing attack.These latest attacks have raised new concerns about the abilities of Iraq's security forces. General David Petraeus cautioned that progress in Iraq continues to be fragile and reversible.
Scott Peterson of The Christian Science Monitor discusses the integration of the Awakening Councils into the Shia-led Iraqi government. Also, a timeline of the major power transfers within Iraq over the last five years.