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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Five family members, including three children, were killed outside a military base near Baquba, northeast of Baghdad, as they returned from a funeral.
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
IRAQI FORCES LOYAL TO PRESIDENT SADDAM ((HUSSEIN)) MAY HAVE POSSIBLY USED WHITE PHOSPHOROUS (WP) CHEMICAL WEAPONS AGAINST KURDISH REBELS
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.