Iraq's power-sharing government is in jeopardy as the Iraqiya bloc plans to leave parliament.
President Barack Obama nominated Ambassador James Jeffrey, currently the U.S. ambassador to Turkey, to be the next ambassador to Iraq on Friday.
Two members of the voluntourism or volunteer holiday industry go head-to-head over the oft-debated benefits and pitfalls of a holiday choice that continues to grow in popularity.
Ambassador Christopher Hill gives his first interview since the Iraqi elections.
The top U.S. envoy to Iraq said Sunday that the results of the recent Iraqi national election mark a turning point for democracy there, but he warned that challenges remain.
Iraq's elections "really went very, very well" and the "Iraqi people deserve a lot of congratulations from us," the United States' ambassador to Baghdad said Monday.
CNN's Arwa Damon takes a look at Iraq's problems, and what they mean for the country's future.
The Iraqi parliament has voted to pass a revised election law. CNN's Mohammed Jamjoom reports.
U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Christopher Hill said Sunday that American officials were extremely relieved that Iraq's parliament passed a long-awaited election law.
Iraq's parliament on Sunday passed a long-awaited election law that the government said will allow national elections to take place in January.
The U.S. ambassador to Iraq said Thursday that Iraq is making enough progress to stay on track for withdrawing all American troops by the end of next year.
The death toll from Saturday's suicide truck bombing in northern Iraq -- the deadliest single attack this year -- has risen to 80, a police official said.
A former Illinois state official serving as deputy director of the Iraqi Transition Assistance Office was among three people killed Monday by a roadside bomb near the Iraqi city of Falluja, officials said.
The U.S. Senate confirmed veteran diplomat Christopher Hill as U.S. ambassador to Iraq on Tuesday, voting 73-23 to put Hill in charge of the largest U.S. embassy in the world.
Former Vice President Dick Cheney on Sunday defended the Bush administration's economic record, the invasion of Iraq and the treatment of suspected terrorists, warning that reversing its anti-terrorism policies endangers Americans.
The Bush administration's lead negotiator on North Korea will now be the Obama administration's top envoy to Iraq, a senior administration official told CNN Monday.
Washington's man in Asia, Christopher Hill, helped broker a breakthrough deal with North Korea. As pressure mounts on Pyongyang to deliver a complete nuclear declaration amid the election of a new president in Seoul, Hill discusses the landmark six-party talks, his thoughts on North Korean leader Kim Jong Il and concerns over China's growing military power. Once the U.S. Ambassador to South Korea, Hill walks CNN's Sohn Jie-Ae through his old haunts in Seoul and sits down for a meal with her at his favorite Korean restaurant, now something of a local landmark thanks to his patronage.
Nuclear negotiations with North Korea have stalled but still could be reactivated before the Bush administration leaves office next month, chief U.S. negotiator in the talks Christopher Hill acknowledged.
"Voluntourism is not about martyrdom," says Christopher Hill, CEO of Hands Up Holidays, a London-based company that arranges high-end excursions that incorporate volunteering. "It's about making a difference, even if you're staying at a luxury hotel."
The United States had to do something dramatic to save a nuclear deal with North Korea from falling apart.
The Bush administration plans to remove North Korea from a terrorism blacklist on Saturday
Washington's top nuclear envoy extended his stay in North Korea and held more talks in a bid to break an impasse over the communist country's nuclear program
CNN's Christiane Amanpour explains the sticking points between U.S. and North Korea's nuclear positions.
U.S. nuclear envoy Christopher Hill arrived in North Korea Wednesday for talks aimed at saving a disarmament deal with the reclusive communist nation, the U.S. Embassy said.
CNN's Christiane Amanpour reports on the conflict between the U.S. and N. Korea on nuclear facilities.
North Korea's rejection this week of the Six Party nuclear disarmament terms didn't shock the diplomats who helped make them. But it did inspire a few choice words: Here we go again
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice pushed North Korea on Wednesday to accept terms to verify the dismantling of its nuclear weapons program
A mysterious shooting in the DMZ comes just as negotiators hoped to bring North Korea's nuke program to a close
Negotiators at six-nation talks on North Korea's nuclear disarmament on Thursday will lay out a program for what could be a months-long effort to verify the communist state's declaration of its atomic materials
A U.S. envoy returns to Asia hoping to kick-start stalled North Korean nuclear disarmament. CNN's Kyung Lah reports
North Korea delivered a verbal response Friday to a letter President Bush sent to North Korean leader Kim Jong Il earlier this month about the progress of nuclear talks, officials said.
CNN's Brian Todd reports on North Korea's positive response to Bush's letter on nuclear disarmament.
CNN's Sohn Jie-ae speaks with U.S. Assistant Secretary of State, Christopher Hill, about North Korean nuclear disarmament.
U.S. President Bush pens letter to North Korean leader Kim Jong Il. CNN's Richard Roth reports.
In a rare move, U.S. President George W. Bush has reached out, by letter, to North Korean leader Kim Jong Il, whom Bush has labeled a tyrant and part of what he called "the axis of evil."
North Korea is rushing toward an end-of-year deadline to disable a key nuclear facility that produced materials to make nuclear bombs, the United States said Wednesday.
CNN's Sohn Jie-Ae looks at various peace measures agreed upon between the leaders of the two Koreas.
South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun crosses into North Korea for a summit.
South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun signed an eight-point peace agreement with North Korean leader Kim Jong Il on Thursday at a summit in Pyongyang, North Korea.
A U.S. team, including technical experts, will head to North Korea next week after the communist country agreed to begin disabling its nuclear weapons facilities, Assistant Secretary of State Christopher Hill said Wednesday.
After agreeing to dismantle its nukes, Pyongyang now says the U.S. must take it off a list of state sponsors of terror
The United States has denied claims from Pyongyang that North Korea has been taken off the U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism.
North Korea agreed Sunday to declare and disable all its nuclear programs by the end of the year, the chief U.S. negotiator said -- the first time the communist country has offered a timeline to end its secretive atomic program.
The top U.S. nuclear negotiator said Friday that he will use weekend talks with North Korea to resolve issues that could impede progress in broader international talks over its nuclear program.
North Korea shuts down reactor
The U.S. and North Korea are talking again, but will Pyongyang keep its promise to abandon nuclear weapons?
If North Korea makes good on its promise to disable a nuclear reactor, Korean peninsula peace talks could be under way by the end of the year, said U.S. envoy to North Korea Christopher Hill.
Analysis: North Korea watchers are divided by the Dear Leader's promise to shut down a controversial nuclear reactor. Is Kim playing straight or still playing games?
U.S. envoy Christopher Hill said North Korea could shut down its main nuclear facility within three weeks as inspectors arrive to monitor the dismantling of the Stalinist country's controversial weapons program.
U.S. envoy Christopher Hill arrived in North Korea Thursday for talks on the next moves to be made under a nuclear disarmament agreement reached earlier this year, China's state-run Xinhua news agency reported.
North Korea test-fired several short-range missiles Thursday off its west coast, South Korea's defense ministry officials told CNN.
The United States will assess on Saturday whether North Korea has taken action to shut down its Yongbyon nuclear reactor, now that the communist nation has gained access to unfrozen funds, said U.S. State Department spokesman Sean McCormack.
Christopher Hill, the chief U.S. negotiator with North Korea, said on Tuesday there is a "sense of optimism on both sides" after the first of several planned working groups talks in the wake of last month's agreement by the six countries involved in negotiating North Korea's nuclear program.
U.S. officials on Tuesday defended the Bush administration's policy shift on North Korea, which coincided with an agreement by Pyongyang to begin to close down its nuclear program.
North Korea has tentatively agreed to close down its nuclear weapons program in exchange for energy aid, U.S. and Chinese officials said Tuesday.
After walking away from the negotiating table nearly a year ago, North Korea has agreed to return to six-party talks on its nuclear weapons program.
The U.S. diplomatic envoy to Asia lauded nations for their support for U.N. sanctions against North Korea during U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice's trip to the region.
The U.S. envoy to talks aimed at getting North Korea to halt its nuclear program said Thursday there had been no progress made since Pyongyang's round of missile tests last week.
North Korea caused an outcry when it test-fired seven missiles, one of which was identified as a Taepodong-2 that has the potential to carry a warhead to the United States.
North Korea test-fired a seventh missile Wednesday -- amid international furor over the regime's launch of six missiles just hours earlier.
Japan will protest North Korea's missile test launches to the U.N. Security Council, Japan's chief Cabinet secretary said, and the United States called the tests "provocative."
North Korea test-fired a long-range missile and five shorter-range rockets early Wednesday, but the closely watched long-range test failed within a minute, U.S. officials said.
Prospects for a deal on scrapping North Korea's nuclear program are uncertain, U.S. negotiator Christopher Hill said Tuesday, though he expects bilateral contacts before the next round of six-party talks, Reuters reports.
After meeting for 13 straight days, diplomats from the United States, North Korea and four other Asia-region powers decided Sunday to take a recess from talks aimed at getting North Korea to dismantle its nuclear program.
Diplomats from the United States, North Korea and four other Asia-region powers begin their second day of talks Wednesday aimed at getting North Korea to dismantle its nuclear weapons program.
Diplomats from the United States, North Korea and four other Asia-region powers have sat down together in the Chinese capital Tuesday for a fresh round of talks aimed at getting North Korea to dismantle its nuclear weapons program.
A top-level North Korean delegation arrived in Seoul on Tuesday afternoon for talks that South Korean officials hope will build on a more conciliatory tone struck by North Korea leader Kim Jong Il last week.
The U.S. State Department has announced it is sending a top official to three Asian countries next week in hopes of restarting stalled talks aimed at persuading North Korea to dismantle its nuclear weapons program.
The United States has said it does not support offering concessions to entice North Korea back to six-party negotiations on ending its nuclear program.
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