Disappointed by the election performance of Iraq's moderate parties, US officials established more modest goals as Iraqi leaders divide spoils: preventing religious or nationalist parties from gaining a strong hold on the army and police.
I've got a long memory, and it was only a couple of years ago. I know why I was sent to Iraq; I know why I went to war. And when that proved to be false, I think that's when we lost our credibility and our world standing. And ultimately we**Q
A civil servant and a former parliamentary aide will go on trial for passing on a conversation between Prime Minister Tony Blair and President Bush that in which Bush spoke of bombing the offices of Al Jazeera TV in Qatar. The White House and Downing
Along with the $37 billion fund, another $24 billion from US taxpayers has been ordered for Iraqi reconstruction. With $4 billion pledged by other countries, more than $60 billion ... has been stolen or misspent.
The horror began after American and Iraqi forces cordoned off part of a highway north of Baghdad following the deadly crash of a US helicopter. With traffic directed onto narrow dirt roads, insurgents turned the area into a killing field. They set
"We'll spread snipers in all of Iraq's cities," said Abu Huda al-Aslam, a senior member of the Iraqi militant group Mujahideen Army Brigades, who served in Saddam Hussein's army. "We will focus on planting roadside bombs,**
The father of an American jailed for fighting alongside the Taliban in Afghanistan said on Thursday his son had been tortured and unjustly punished amid public hysteria over the September 11 attacks.
Osama bin Laden has a book recommendation for you. In the audiotape the al-Qaida leader said: "It would be useful for you [Americans] to read the book Rogue State." [by William Blum] And, Freeing the World to Death: Essays on the
The conservative Shiite United Iraqi Alliance took 128 of parliament's 275 seats and their allies in the previous government, the Kurdish Alliance took 53 seats, leaving them only three seats short of the two thirds majority needed to elect a pre
“Now let me get this straight,” I said. “Jesus says, ‘Blessed are the peacemakers,’ which means he does not say, ‘Blessed are the warmakers,’ which means, the warmakers are not blessed, which means warmakers are cursed, which means, if you want to fo
Iraq's Shi'ites were confirmed in power by election results with a near- majority, opened negotiations with Kurds and Sunni Arabs on a national unity government. Baghdad sealed off by security forces on alert for attacks by Sunni rebels who a
"I can't afford a generator and can't buy food because my refrigerator is constantly subject to power cuts," said Mariam Hussein, resident of a major suburb of Bahgdad. "We have less than 6 hours of power daily."
Iran has released 8 Iraqi border guards overnight who had been detained by Iranian forces after a clash on the southern river frontier. The clash occurred when Iraqi border guards boarded a barge smuggling fuel to Iran.
"To forestall the need for nuclear force, we need tough action now, including economic sanctions, cultural sanctions, cutting off their supply of gasoline, (arms) sales to convince the leaders of Iran that nuclear weapons are something th
Embroiled in a nuclear standoff with the West, Iran said it was moving its foreign assets to shield them from possible UN sanctions, and flexed its oil muscles with a proposal to cut output.
The Iraqi court trying Saddam Hussein was thrown into fresh confusion when a senior official denounced the new chief judge as a member of Saddam's banned Baath party who should be barred from office.
An official assessment drawn up by the US foreign aid agency depicts the security situation in Iraq as dire, amounting to a "social breakdown" in which criminals have "almost free rein".
Oh, yes, I forgot. There would be no money in it for the defense industry. Now the $18.6 billion of your stolen dollars is gone, perhaps the Iraqis will finally be left to rebuild their country again.
The US froze the US assets of Syrian military intelligence director Asef Shawkat, accusing him of fomenting terrorism against Israel and backing Syria's intrusion in Lebanon.
"A boy said to be aged between 10 and 13 years allegedly carried out a suicide bombing targeting the police commander in the city of Kirkuk. 2 boys aged 12 and 13 years reportedly carried out attacks against [U.S.-led forces] in Fallujah and Hwe
Osama bin Laden warned that al Qaeda was preparing new attacks inside the US, but said the group was open to a conditional truce with Americans, according to an CIA confirmed audio tape of him.
The Pentagon spent more than $70 million on a market research and management database that includes the names and personal details of more than 30 million US children between the ages of 16 and 23. Parents cannot remove their children’s info
American helicopters in Iraq are facing a new threat from so-called aerial bombs, which are fired into the air from the ground and explode close to passing aircraft. The new home-made weapons have been used on numerous occasions.
US intelligence said they were certain a missile strike in Pakistan had failed to kill the second in command of al Qaeda, but officials in Pakistan said the attack had killed 4 or 5 other extremists who were attending a dinner in a village near the A
Suppose you send out soldiers on a search and destroy mission, or SWAT team on a midnight bash and smash. Like washing the blood off, wouldn't it be great if these brave men could have the memories of what they have done wiped clean?
NATO can still expand operations to southern Afghanistan by the middle of the year even if the Netherlands decides not to take part. A refusal could thwart US and British plans to cut troop numbers there because other allies would be stretched to plu
The soldiers were ordered to leave their privately purchased body armor at home or face the possibility of both losing their life insurance benefit and facing disciplinary action.
A U.S. military helicopter crashed north of the Iraqi capital Monday — the third American chopper to go down in 10 days — killing the two crew members. A resident said he saw the smoke trail of a missile before the aircraft plunged to the ground.
A suicide bomber killing at least 20 in the deadliest insurgent attack since the US invasion. More than 1,600 were killed in 2005, and the murder rate is rising. The rule of law has collapsed. The government is trapped in its own fortified compound i
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said al-Qaeda can't be treated lightly as anti-American protests raged in Pakistan following a purported U.S. attack on a village that may have harbored members of the terrorist network.