Even though Ahmad Chalabi apparently lost badly in last month's parliamentary election here, the former Pentagon favorite is still likely to be a big player in the next Iraqi government.
Iraq's main Sunni Arab group made an unprecedented trip north to see the Kurds and agreed for the first time on broad outlines for a coalition government — possibly opening a way out of the political turmoil that has gripped the country since dis
"We have to open the roads that have been closed by foreign princes and war-princes," said Ramazan Bashardost, a populist member of Parliament, . "The issue of security is the same for Afghans as for members of embassies. I am not con
All the successful missions involved troop levels totaling at least 2 percent of the occupied country's population. As a rule of thumb, securing Iraq's 25 million people, would require 500,000 foreign troops. American and coalition forces now
Kevin Benderman spends his days sitting in a plastic chair in the stockade at Fort Lewis, Wash., completing a 15-month sentence for "missing movement" with his unit. Jeremy Hinzman is raising his baby boy in Toronto, awaiting a court date w
Bristish troops deployed to Afghanistan could sustain losses on a scale not seen since the Falklands war, military intelligence officers warned. Insurgent forces are preparing for a large offensive by Al-Qaeda and the Taliban, backed by sophisticated
The Sunni bloc, allied to the secular party have a long list of demands: a timetable for American withdrawal, the release of prisoners, rehabilitation of Ba’ath party and the disbanding of Shi’ite and Kurdish militias.
The Marine Corps is paying $100,000 apiece for a revamped Vietnam-era jeep as part of its program to outfit the hybrid airplane-helicopter V-22 Osprey, Pentagon records show.
Iraqi Oil Minister al-Uloum has been temporarily released from his post amid a dispute over the government's petrol pricing policy. He is to be replaced by Deputy Prime Minister Ahmed Chalabi. A guy who got 0.38% of the vote.
Ulfkotte has himself noted that he has been under investigation by the government in the past (indeed, his home and offices have been searched multiple times) for allegations that he published state secrets which would underscore rather than undermin
The police I consider honorable kill the terrorists they capture. If we brought them back to the station, they might to bribe their way out. (death squads)
Muqtada al-Sadr, the firebrand Shiite Muslim cleric who just a year ago encouraged his followers to kill U.S. soldiers, has successfully transformed his ragtag followers into a political force that could dramatically reshape the next parliament.
Iraqis of all stripes say they are the descendants of Mesopotamia, the glorious cradle of civilization, which gave birth to law and the written word. And asked their faith, Iraqis often testily answer with the refrain: "There is no Sunni. There
The UN called on the US to resolve a dispute with Iraq over a 1.4-billion-dollar no-bid contract awarded to to Kellogg, Brown and Root and financed through Iraqi oil revenue. The US-led Coalition Provisional Authority set up awarded the contract
U.S. forces are working to complete a major expansion of detention facilities in Iraq as a growing prisoner population nears 15,000 amid questions about when Iraq's government will be capable of taking control.
An Australian who travelled to Iraq to marry his cousin and ended up imprisoned in the notorious Abu Ghraib jail for "security reasons" has finally been released by the US military, after being held without charge for 2 years.
The Foreign Office has demanded that Craig Murray remove two especially damning British government documents, indicating that his government was knowingly receiving information extracted by the Uzbeks through torture. Craig Murray is refusing to do
An international team has agreed to review Iraq's parliamentary elections, announcing that members would travel to Iraq in response to protests by Sunni Arab and secular Shiite groups that the polls were tainted by fraud.
The Shi'ite religious bloc leading Iraq's parliamentary elections held talks yesterday with Kurdish leaders about who should get the top 12 government jobs, as thousands of Sunni Arabs and secular Shi'ites protested what they say was a ta
"If the Kurds want to separate from Iraq it's OK, as long as they keep their present boundaries," said Sgt. Hazim Aziz, an Arab soldier. "But there can be no conversation about them taking Kirkuk. ... If it becomes a matter of figh
AN inmate in a Baghdad prison grabbed a rifle from a guard today and opened fire, killing up to 20 people.
The U.S. government reportedly plans to spend $500 million over five years to make the Sahara Desert a vast new front in its war on terrorism.
Kurdish leaders have inserted more than 10,000 of their militia members into the Iraqi army to lay the groundwork to swarm south, seize the oil-rich city of Kirkuk and possibly half of Mosul, Iraq's third-largest city, and secure the borders of a
AN ALLEGED British spy named by a Greek newspaper as taking part in the alleged torture of terror suspects in Athens has reportedly been recalled to London to be questioned about the reported arrest of 28 Pakistani-born men over the 7/7 bombings.
The week after the historic parliamentary elections of Dec. 15 saw business as usual in the Iraq insurgency. The rates at which US troops were killed and wounded and Iraqi security forces killed all dropped slightly, but the insurgents might be geari
We better try these politicians before the global court system gets to set some more precedents of the authority of "international law" based on their crimes - precedents which would threaten the liberty of us all.
As those thinking of becoming soldiers arrive on the doorstep of the Army recruiting station, they cannot miss the message posted right next door. "Remember the Fallen Heroes," and then it ticks off the number of American troops killed in I
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"]
3 years ago, President Bush declared that he had "zero tolerance" for trafficking in humans by the government's overseas contractors, and 2 years ago Congress mandated a similar policy. The Defense Department has yet to adopt a policy t
Ukrainian peacekeepers have marched 600 kilometers in three columns from Iraq to Kuwait and brought their hardware along.