Civil rights groups have protested new rulings that make segregation of sexes in Iraqi schools compulsory. Education ministry has issued regulations under which mixed teaching even at university level will be forbidden. Already male teachers are not
"There has been so much smoke on this issue, it's very unlikely that there is not a fire somewhere. I think it's likely they have been tortured."
Zubaidi, the Queen of Spades in the deck of most-wanted Iraqi playing cards issued by the US government during the war in Iraq, was prime minister of Iraq from 1991 until 1993, when the post went to Saddam.
To use a famous phrase from the Nixon era, a cancer is gnawing at his presidency and that cancer is the war in Iraq. The American people are now 60 per cent against it and 40 per cent think Bush lied to get them to back it.
Private security contractors have been involved in scores of shootings in Iraq, but none have been prosecuted despite findings in at least one fatal case that the men had not followed proper procedures,
The U.S. Strategic Command announced it had achieved an operational capability for rapidly striking targets around the globe using nuclear or conventional weapons, after testing its capacity for nuclear war against a fictional country believed to rep
Bush stated that Saddam was trying to procure uranium from "an African nation" as a preliminary step toward creating a nuclear weapon. This falsehood leaps out at one in its brazenness because it was based on a cache of forged documents: no
Capt. Christopher M. Beiring was the man in charge of jail guards when two prisoners died and countless others were assaulted at a detention center in Afghanistan in 2002.
Around the country, many grass-roots Democrats are clamoring for a quick withdrawal of U.S. forces from Iraq. Democratic politicians are denouncing the Bush administration's war strategy. But among the Democratic foreign-policy elite there are st
Despite protests from some students and faculty members, former Secretary of State Colin Powell received a mostly warm reception from about 1,000 Willamette University students who heard him defend the Bush administration's decision to invade Ira
The force of 75,000, which is to grow to 135,000, is now marred by members of ethnic militias who have used their police power in some cases to attack other groups. Sunni Muslims in particular have complained that Shi'ite police commando units ar
Saddam Hussein has appeared in court for barely six hours so far, but doubts are already being raised about whether his trial is achieving its goals and if there will be enough evidence to convict him.
Iraqis, rather than foreign fighters, now form the vast majority of the insurgents who are waging a ferocious guerrilla war against US forces in Sunni western Iraq, American commanders have revealed.
Allegations that the US has committed abuses in Europe while waging its "war on terror" will cloud this week's visit by Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, but her hosts have little appetite for forcing the issue with Washington.
The criminal charges levelled against Major-General Peter Wall relate to alleged attempts by senior officers to prevent an investigation into the deaths of a British tank commander and an unarmed Iraqi civilian.
US Ambassador Coats informed the German minister that the CIA had wrongfully imprisoned one of its citizens, Khaled Masri, for five months, and would soon release him. Request that the German government not disclose what it had been told even if Masr
Following a surprising move by Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D -NV), which shut down the Senate in an effort to force discussion on the inquiry, the Senate leadership established a Nov. 15 deadline for a progress report into pre-war intelligence
Dr. Peter D. Feaver, a Duke University political scientist joined the National Security Council staff as a special adviser in June. “Its [the document] creation and presentation strongly reflected the public opinion research” of Dr. Feaver.
THE US knew a year in advance of and explicitly approved Indonesia's invasion of East Timor in 1975. The US adopted a "policy of silence" and even suppressed news on East Timor, including reports of Indonesia's massacres of Timores
A memo that implicates employees of a second private security company, Triple Canopy, Inc., an American firm operating in Iraq, in the possible homicide of two Iraqi civilians on the road from Ramadi to Amman near the Jordanian border in December, 20
Military officials in Baghdad described a Pentagon program that pays to plant stories in the Iraqi media, part of an effort to "get the truth out" there. "a function of buying advertising and opinion/editorial space, as is customary in
Russia plans to sell more than $1 billion worth of tactical surface-to-air missiles and other defense hardware to Iran.
The operational commander of al-Qaida, possibly the No. 3 official in the terrorist organization, was killed by a CIA missile attack on a safehouse in Pakistan.
"The very real risk that he will be detained and tortured remains," his lawyer, Farhad Sethna, said. "However, Ashraf believes that being held for the last three years without his family has been torture enough."
The FBI has reopened an inquiry into how the Bush administration came to rely on forged documents linking Iraq to nuclear weapons materials as part of its justification for the invasion.
The Army National Guard, battling a falloff in recruiting, is offering troops a finder's fee for lining up new soldiers. Offers National Guard members $1,000 for enlisting a recruit and another $1,000 when the prospect shows up for basic training
The Pentagon said it had formed a military tribunal to hear the war crimes trial of a Canadian citizen jailed at Guantanamo Bay, proceeding even though a judge last month froze a similar case to allow the Supreme Court to decide the legitimacy of su
Wheeler was responsible for developing contract solicitations and ordering contracts for reconstruction efforts for the Coalition Provisional Authority. Accepted money and gifts to rig contract bids and also stealing and laundering funds from the CPA
A controversial oil exploration deal between Iraq's autonomy-minded Kurds and a Norwegian company got underway this week without the approval of the Iraqi government, raising a potentially explosive issue at a time of heightened ethnic and sectar
MIREILLE, who was born in Belgium to a white, middle-class Christian family, blew herself to pieces last month in a suicide attack against American troops near Baghdad.