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.
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
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
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
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
WASHINGTON - With public support for the Iraq war and the president's credibility fading, Vice President Dick Cheney pressed the counterassault Monday, accusing critics of "corrupt and shameless" revisionism in claiming the president mi
Staying the course in Iraq is not an option or a policy. We must begin an immediate re-deployment of U.S. forces from Iraq. It can be accomplished in 6 months consistent with the safety of U.S. troops.
Japan is to once again call its armed forces its "military", 6 decades after the US stripped it of the right to keep an army, in the first revision of its post-World War II constitution.
Iraqis face the dire prospect of losing up to $200 billion of the wealth of their country if an American-inspired plan to hand over development of its oil reserves to US and British multinationals comes into force next year.
Many adults in the US remain dissatisfied with George Bush’s approach to the coalition effort, according to a poll by Rasmussen Reports. 51 per cent of respondents rate the president’s handling of the situation in Iraq as poor.
I don't know if you are just trying to pull my chain or if you actually agree with the sentiment expressed in "Things to make you think a little" by someone who obviously has not yet begun.
Another slam dunk forgery is being used to convict Syria. The UN's inquiry into the murder of Lebanon's former Prime Minister Rafiq Hairri depends on a witness who is accused of being a swindler and embezzler. Saddik was referred by Syrian
On the eve of the war in Iraq, there was a shocking moment of clarity in the Commons when Jack Straw revealed that when it was all over, France and Germany would not be allowed to "get their snouts in the trough".
Vice President Dick Cheney summoned three Republican senators to his ornate office just off the Senate chamber. The Republicans - John W. Warner, John McCain and Lindsey Graham - were making trouble for the Bush administration, and Mr. Cheney let the
Kathy Kelly talked through a bad phone connection and a worse head cold to recount the previous day’s activities where she and 13 others were arrested at an airstrip outside Raleigh, North Carolina.