A load of pizza, a helping of NASCAR, and free MP3 downloads and video games, plus some cash are luring the next wave of part-time soldiers. [sheesh, just use the formula: date + booze = "okay"]
Protected under Saddam, Christians once numbered 700,000 in Iraq, but church officials say half have now fled, especially from the south, where militias linked to Iraq’s ruling parties have waged a 3-year campaign to Islamise the country at gunpoint.
The bound and bullet-riddled body of an Iraqi student leader has been found, a few days after he led a campus march alleging fraud in last week's election, a students' group said.
"Understandably, Iraqis themselves would prefer to have coalition forces leave their country as soon as possible," General Pace said on Fox News. "They don't want us to leave tomorrow, but they do want us to leave as soon as possib
Frustrated by the coverage they were receiving from the news media, the Marines invited Roggio, who writes a popular Web log about the military called "The Fourth Rail," to come cover the war from the front lines.
US troops in Iraq have arrested a senior official of the Iranian-backed Supreme Council for Islamic Revolution in Iraq in connection with the entry of forged ballots from neighbouring Iran prior to last week’s parliamentary elections in Iraq.
The chief of Russia's strategic forces attended the deployment of a new set of state-of-the art intercontinental ballistic missiles today, boasting of their capability to penetrate any prospective missile defence.
NOVAK: I said several times on this network that there were no weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. BLITZER: How did you know that and the President was convinced there were? NOVAK: My sources in the military didn’t think there were. A
An Iraqi court has ruled that some of the most prominent Sunni Muslims who were elected to parliament last week won't be allowed to serve because officials suspect that they were high-ranking members of Saddam Hussein's Baath Party.
The US State Department, placed a gag order on Ambassador April Glaspie in August 1990 prohibiting her from talking to the media about what had transpired at a meeting with Saddam Hussein, and is apparently still keeping her under wraps despite retir
IT WAS astounding enough for Washington’s political elite: they discovered that the man at the heart of a scandal over the planting of US propaganda in Iraqi newspapers was a unknown 30-year-old Oxford graduate who had somehow managed to land a $100
Several hundred thousand people demonstrated after noon prayers in southern Baghdad Friday, many carrying banners decrying last week's elections. Many Iraqis outside the religious Shiite coalition allege that the elections were unfair to smaller
US airstrikes in Iraq have surged this fall, jumping to nearly 5 times the average monthly rate earlier in the year. Until the end of August, US warplanes were conducting about 25 strikes a month, this rose to 62 in September, then to 122 in October
"I wholeheartedly believe the vast majority of civilians are killed by the insurgency," particularly by improvised bombs, said Col. Michael Denning, the top air officer for the 2nd Marine Division, which is leading the fight against insurge
To entice foreign companies to develop Iraq's oil sector, the nation's next government will not only have to tackle violence that has scared away investors, it will also have to determine who controls the country's lucrative oil fields.
The transitional government in Baghdad – last week’s election will see a new administration take charge in the new year – inherited about $120bn of debt and is also negotiating debt reductions with other government lenders, including its Gulf state n
An unprecedented lawsuit stemming from the gruesome killing of four American civilians in Iraq is slowly making its way through the US legal system, closely watched by companies estimated to field up to 100,000 contractors alongside the US military.
Preliminary results in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad indicate that our boy Ahmed Chalabi’s Iraqi National Congress scored a minuscule 0.36 percent of the votes. Out of almost 2.5 million voters in Baghdad, only 8,645 voted for Chalabi.
A U.S. soldier is being investigated for his alleged role in the March killing in Baghdad of an Italian secret service agent, who had just secured the release of a journalist held hostage, a prosecutor and news reports said
The Iraqi High Tribunal, the special court trying Saddam Hussein, disagreed with a US decision to release a group of high-profile prisoners. The court said the tribunal did not free the accused, the court said it would hunt them down and continue tak
A federal judge in Washington ruled yesterday that the continued detention of two ethnic Uighurs at the U.S. prison facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, is "unlawful," but he decided he had no authority to order their release.
A wave of arrests across Europe has thrown new light on a European terrorist network being developed by Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the most prominent insurgent in Iraq.
The death of an Iraqi civilian, allegedly killed by British soldiers, must be fully and independently investigated, lawyers said yesterday after the Court of Appeal criticised the way the Army had handled murder inquiries in the aftermath of the inva
In a sharp rebuke, a appeals court denied a Bush administration request to transfer terrorism suspect Jose Padilla from military to civilian law enforcement custody, also refusing to vacate a ruling that gave Bush authority to detain "enemy comb
The Sunni Arabs are upset that they are trailing the Kurds, being convinced that they are a much larger group. But since the seats have been allocated to provinces on the basis of voting registration in Jan. 2005, that consideration is irrelevant.
A inquiry by the House and Senate intelligence committees blamed interagency communication breakdowns — not shortcomings of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act or any other intelligence-gathering guidelines. The incident Bush referred to involv
The latest figures released by US Central Command show a dramatic rise in the number of air raids carried out in Iraq. Although receiving little coverage in the US media, the US air force, navy and marines have flown thousands of missions backing up
Iraq is disintegrating. The first results from the parliamentary election last week show the country is dividing between Shia, Sunni and Kurdish regions. Religious fundamentalists now have the upper hand.
The U.S. government has spent scores of millions of dollars helping the civilian casualties of its military operations in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Faced with growing unrest among soldiers called back to active duty from the rarely used Individual Ready Reserve, the Army took the unprecedented step last month of granting a way out for officers who had received orders for duty but did not want to