Five family members, including three children, were killed outside a military base near Baquba, northeast of Baghdad, as they returned from a funeral.
Whether or not the Americans get out of Iraq in less than 2 decades is impossible to guess at. So is whether we'll get ourselves out without them. I was stunned at deploying 4,000 British soldiers to Afghanistan.
Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei urged visiting Iraqi officials on Tuesday to ask U.S.-led forces to leave their country and pledged Tehran's cooperation in restoring security to Iraq.
Washington and its European allies will forgo pushing for Iran's referral to the U.N. Security Council later this week, giving Russia more time in persuading Tehran to give up technology that could make nuclear arms.
In the now-confirmed absence of any of the key reasons the administration took America to war in Iraq, officials are scrambling to come up with new ones after the fact, and some of them are quite amusing.
A Dutch businessman sold chemicals to Iraq knowing Saddam Hussein would use them to carry out poison gas attacks that killed thousands of people, prosecutors told the start of his trial on Monday.
It's finally Wizard of Oz time in America. You know – that moment when the curtains are pulled back, the fearsome-looking wizard wreathed in all that billowing smoke turns out to be some pitiful little guy, and everybody looks around sheepishly,
Once a bitter enemy, anti-western Shiite Iran is emerging as a trade lifeline for Shiite Iraq as Baghdad seeks to rebuild an economy shattered by years of sanctions, neglect and corruption under Sunni Saddam Hussein and since his overthrow.
IRAQI FORCES LOYAL TO PRESIDENT SADDAM ((HUSSEIN)) MAY HAVE POSSIBLY USED WHITE PHOSPHOROUS (WP) CHEMICAL WEAPONS AGAINST KURDISH REBELS
The State Department is using a 10-year anniversary party celebrating the Dayton accords to make more “progress” on Bosnia’s future. The reality is that the interventionist U.S. foreign policy elite
Shiite Iraqi President Jalal Talabani kicked off a landmark visit to Iran, voicing confidence he could win the Islamic republic's support in the fight against the Sunni raging in his country.
The man with graying hair had "blunt force injuries complicated by compromised respiration," the result of a synthetic hood placed over his head during interrogation by Navy Seals and "Other Government Agency," which typically me
The US inadvertently helped Egypt's Islamists make strong electoral gains this month and is now rethinking the wisdom of pressing rapid democratic change in a major Arab country. The secular opposition parties which Washington favored have perfor
Faced with US torture, killing and collective punishment of civilians, support for the Iraqi resistance is growing
The Bush administration has put together all the elements it needs to justify the impending military action against Iran. We will wake up one day to learn that facilities in Iran have been bombed in a joint U.S.-Israeli attack, using nuclear bombs.
The Senlis Council, an international drug policy think-tank with operations in Afghanistan, says the planned deployment of 3,000 British troops to smash the narcotics trade there is doomed to fail.
2 former British government employees have been charged with violating the Official Secrets Act. The Official Secrets Act is useful for protecting the British government from accountability as anyone who reveals government wrongdoing can be charged u
If anyone other than John Murtha had called for the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq, it wouldn't have been that big a deal. Murtha not only supported the war, he has been one of the biggest supporters of the Pentagon in Congress, praised by n
John Reid, the Secretary of State for Defence, admits that he knows of "alleged deaths in custody" and other "serious prisoner abuse" at al-Jamiyat police station, which was reopened by Britain after the war.
They won’t pull out troops from Iraq and they won’t vote for any strategy that calls for immediate removal of US occupation forces. The Democrat Party united behind a bloody and illegal occupation in Iraq. The Republican strategy all along?
What's wrong with our Congress? 2½ years after the fall of Hussein, they still refuse to vote against the war. When it comes time to vote to bring the troops home they absolutely refuse: the latest vote stood at 403-3.
Ministers have been accused of turning a blind eye to "torture flights" refuelling at UK airports, despite warnings that they may breach international law. Hundreds of flights through UK airports which may be carrying terror suspects to des
In testimony before a U.S. military tribunal, Saifullah Paracha said he met Osama bin Laden on a charity mission to Afghanistan in 1999.
Iraq never attacked the US or even threatened to do so. Neither the Iraqi people nor their government participated in the 9/11 attacks. In this war, the United States was the aggressor nation.
German Islamic extremist Mohammed Haydar Zammar has been locked in a dungeon in Damascus for the past four years as part of Washington's "extraordinary renditions" program. The US is allowing Damascus to commit torture so that it doesn
In a closed-door meeting on Capitol Hill, Virginia's John Warner, with Democratic Senators Carl Levin and Mark Dayton, sat across the table from 10 military officers chosen for their experience on the battlefield rather than in the political aren
Rep. John Murtha (news, bio, voting record), the Democrat whose call for withdrawing U.S. troops from Iraq set off a furor last week, on Sunday predicted U.S. forces would leave Iraq before next year's U.S. congressional elections.
HORRIFIED U.S. allies are investigating secret CIA prisons that have been operating on European Union territory. The Bush administration is skewered for hypocrisy as it insists that "we don't torture" while fighting to preserve its righ
American troops will begin to leave Iraq and be redeployed; at least 50,000 troops. In 2007, a significant number of the remaining 100,000 American soldiers will follow. Will we leave Iraq with our fundamental security interests intact or will
The road to war in Iraq led through many unlikely places. One of them was a chic hotel nestled among the strip bars and brothels that cater to foreigners in the town of Pattaya, on the Gulf of Thailand.