Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak said he had advised the US against attacking Iran, predicting that Tehran would react through its influence over Shi'ite Muslim communities in Arab countries in the Gulf. "Listen to my advice for once,"
Sunni Muslims from across central Iraq, alarmed by how easily Shiite Muslim fighters had attacked their mosques during last week's clashes, said that they were sending weapons to Baghdad and were preparing to dispatch their own fighters to the Ir
Poor prewar planning left the US without enough skilled workers to efficiently rebuild Iraq's economy and public works, according to a report issued Monday. It recommended the government establish a "civilian reserve corps" to deploy ar
1 in 5 troops want to heed Bush call to stay “as long as they are needed.” 42% say US role is hazy. Almost 90% think war is retaliation for Saddam’s role in 9/11, most don't blame Iraqi public for insurgent attacks. 72% think the US should exit w
Sectarian violence unleashed by last week's bombing of a Shiite Muslim shrine have killed more than 1,300 Iraqis according to Baghdad's main morgue. More than 3 times higher than reported by the US military and the news media.
A series of suicide attacks, car bombs and mortar barrages rocked Baghdad on Tuesday, killing at least 77 people and wounding scores as Iraq teetered on the brink of sectarian civil war. In the latest attacks, 2 explosions hit Shiite targets in north
The United States said that Iran had a one-week "opportunity," before the March 6 meeting of the UN nuclear watchdog agency, to ease fears that it seeks atomic weapons.
Look in the pockets of Iraqis whose jobs take them around Baghdad every day and you are likely to find a clutch of passes and identity cards, one for every police, military or militia checkpoint they may run into.
Abu Farouq al-Suri, previously unknown to the media, was captured by the Wolf Brigade, one of several counter-insurgency units operating within the Shi'ite-run Interior Ministry but accused by Sunnis of targeting civilians in their communities
Gunmen hold sway over streets lined with concrete bomb-blast barriers and razor wire. Entire neighborhoods are too dangerous for police to enter. The government, holed up in a fortress behind layers of checkpoints, huddles in emergency meetings
In one incident of fighting in Tall Afar, Capt. Sarah Piro, 26, of El Dorado Hills, Calif. limped back to base in a bullet-riddled helicopter, ran to another aircraft and returned to the fight 10 minutes later.
Today, at least 15 people were killed and 45 injured in a mortar attack in Dora, the police and hospital officials told Reuters. Dora is a mixed neighborhood in southern Baghdad that has been gripped by sectarian assassinations for more than a year.m
Many adults in the United States believe the coalition effort should end soon, according to a poll by the Sacred Heart University Polling Institute. 47.8% of respondents think the U.S. should pull out of Iraq now, while 44.1% disagree.
German officials offered more assistance to the US than their government publicly acknowledged. Gave the American military an window into Iraq's top-level deliberations, including where and how Mr. Hussein planned to deploy his troops.
Authorities have arrested 10 suspects believed to have carried out the bombing of the Golden Tomb Mosque last Wednesday that sparked the deaths of well over 200 in sectarian violence in the following days, four from the shrine's guards
Hundreds of Iraqis are being tortured to death or summarily executed every month in Baghdad alone by death squads working from the Ministry of the Interior, the United Nations' outgoing human rights chief in Iraq has revealed.
Iraqi authorities lifted a curfew in Baghdad imposed to halt a sectarian bloodbath caused by the bombing of a Shi'ite shrine. Traffic returned and businesses reopened, it appeared the 3-day lockdown on the capital had drawn the sting of violence
America is headed for a soft dictatorship by the end of Bush’s second term. Whether any American has civil rights will be decided by the discretionary power of federal officials.
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The only Iraqi battalion capable of fighting without U.S. support has been downgraded to a level requiring them to fight with American troops backing them up, the Pentagon said Friday.
KABUL, Afghanistan - Hundreds of inmates, some of them convicted al-Qaida and Taliban militants, used knives and clubs made from furniture to overpower guards and take control of parts of a high-security prison in Afghanistan's capital, official
The military has quietly expanded another, less-visible prison in Afghanistan, where it now holds some 500 terror suspects in more primitive conditions, indefinitely and without charges. Some of the detainees have already been held at
Abdul Jabbar Waheed, the head of the Misan provincial council in southern Iraq, announced his councils’ decision to lift the immunity British forces have enjoyed, so that the soldiers who beat the young Iraqis can be tried in Iraqi courts.
The government has suspended operations in North Waziristan, as it believes the tribesmen are able to restore peace and normalcy through their own customs and traditions, said NWFP Governor Khalilur Rehman.
Iraq's defense minister warns of a "civil war" that "will never end" and said he was ready to put tanks on the streets as sectarian violence flared despite a second day of curfew in Baghdad. Loyalties of the untried police and
Farmers in northern Iraq are resisting the culling of poultry by health officials following an outbreak of the H5N1 virus, or avian flu, saying they want compensation before killing their birds.
A car bomb exploded in a Shiite holy city and 13 members of one Shiite family were gunned down northeast of the capital in a surge of attacks that killed at least 30 people despite heightened security aimed at curbing sectarian violence follow
While the U.S. military claimed at the time that the vast majority of those killed were members of the resistance, media reports from within Fallujah indicated a large number of civilians were among the dead.
Just as had happened across the global ethnic killing fields of the past three decades; Cambodia, Bosnia, Rwanda, Lebanon and Kosovo, the bodies were strewn where they fell, their homes and villages seized by those who slayed them.
This is a direct link to the report of the Iraqi prisoner deaths at the hands of US troops and CIA that has been in the news the past few days. It will open as a PDF document.
Tony Blair was accused by the Archbishop of York of helping the US to run "Idi Amin-style" tactics in the war on terror. Mr Blair was challenged after refusing to condemn Guantánamo Bay beyond calling the prison camp run by the US an "