BAGHDAD, Iraq Nov 24, 2005 — A suicide car bomber targeting U.S. troops handing out toys to children at a hospital in central Iraq killed 30 people Thursday, including four police guards, three women and two children, officials said.
The fallen soldier's mother whose August vigil near President Bush's ranch reinvigorated the anti-war movement returned to Texas to resume her protest as the president celebrated Thanksgiving a few miles away.
Staff at Arabic news broadcaster al-Jazeera have held protests over UK media reports that US President George W Bush wanted to attack its Qatar HQ.
$194 billion in Iraqi oil revenues are going to multinational oil companies under long-term contracts, and not to the Iraqi people. Oil multinationals would get rates of return of between 42 per cent and 162 per cent under proposed production-sharin
It is four years since the fall of the Taleban regime. The US has spent billions of dollars on its operations in Afghanistan - but what does it have to show for it? With no end in sight to the insurgency led by remnants of that regime and insecurity
A year after the U.S.-led "Operation Phantom Fury" damaged or destroyed 36,000 homes, 60 schools, and 65 mosques in Fallujah, Iraq, residents inside the city continue to suffer from lack of compensation, slow reconstruction, and high rates
A former Pakistani businessman and accused al-Qaida operative held two years at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, has sued to get a copy of the King James Bible.
A civil servant has been charged under Britain’s Official Secrets Act for allegedly leaking a government memo that Prime Minister Tony Blair persuaded President Bush not to bomb the Arab satellite station Al-Jazeera.
A key Democrat on military issues with close ties to the Pentagon, Murtha set off a firestorm last week when he proposed all of the around 160,000 US troops now in Iraq be pulled out over the next six months.
The White House emphatically denied that President Bush considered bombing the headquarters of the al-Jazeera satellite television station in Qatar during the U.S. Marine assault on Fallujah in April 2004.
10 days after the September 11, terrorist attacks, President Bush was briefed that there was no evidence linking the Iraqi regime to the attacks and that there was scant credible evidence that Iraq had any significant collaborative ties with Al Qaeda
As US Marines battle insurgents in a string of towns in Iraq's western Anbar Province, they are applying lessons learned from their experience in Fallujah: Flush out insurgents, then stay there.
NEW YORK Conservative commentator Bill O'Reilly writes in his current column that there needs to be a timetable for the U.S. to leave Iraq.
Gunmen in Iraqi army uniforms shot dead a 70-year-old Sunni Arab tribal leader and three of his sons as they slept in their home. A Defense Ministry official denied Iraqi troops were involved and the killers must have been terrorists in disguise.
Barring any major surprises in Iraq, the Pentagon tentatively plans to reduce the number of U.S. forces there early next year by as many as three combat brigades, from 18 now, but to keep at least one brigade "on call" in Kuwait in case mor
A top US military spokesman called for parts of Iraq's raging insurgency to be brought into the political process, while insisting that Al-Qaeda was being hit hard by ongoing offensives.
Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), who has emerged as a leading opponent of the Bush administration’s policy on interrogating detainees in the war on terrorism, wants Senate investigators to interview senior administration officials about their statements rega
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
Leaders of Iraq's Sharply Divided Groups Call for Timetable for Withdrawal of U.S.-Led Forces
President Bush planned to bomb pan-Arab television broadcaster al-Jazeera, British newspaper the Daily Mirror said, citing a Downing Street memo marked "Top Secret". Blair talked Bush out of launching a military strike on the station.
"All of Washington is consumed with debate over the direction of the war in Iraq." The debate – long overdue – is a serious blow to the war makers, but the war will go on for years unless the antiwar movement gains sufficient momentum to st