The Americans came for Sabah one night. His house on the western outskirts of Baghdad, stood in a dry, yellow field surrounded by brick walls. 3 cars were parked in front the day I came to visit, 2 weeks after Americans had shot him.
Kabul — The defendant was arrested after his family accused him of becoming a Christian, said Judge Ansarullah Mawlavezada."We are Muslims and becoming a Christian is against our laws. He must get the death penalty," said prosecutor
Iran held secret talks with Shia militant leaders from Iraq and Lebanon only days before the country's nuclear negotiators threatened America with "harm and pain", independent sources in Teheran have revealed.
According to eyewitnesses and local officials interviewed the civilians who died in Haditha were killed not by a roadside bomb but by the Marines themselves, who went on a rampage in the village after the attack, killing 15 unarmed Iraqis in their ho
Timeline with links from moment invasion was announced to present.
The 3-day-old sweep through villages 60 miles north of Baghdad stirred growing unease among leading Sunnis. A needless "escalation" at a time of difficult negotiations over forming a broad-based government representing all of Iraq's com
"It is unfortunate that we are in civil war. We are losing each day, as an average, 50 to 60 people throughout the country, if not more. If this is not civil war, then God knows what civil war is," former Iraqi Prime Minister Iyad Allawi sa
The militia of radical Shiite cleric al-Sadr, " has set up a shadow government in the centre of Baghdad. This group was tasked with carrying out the affairs of the city in the place of the Iraqi government and institutions." The Mahdi Army
Her Shiite family are preparing for war. They've stocked up on food. They bought a Kalashnikov rifle and a second car—so that there is space for all 13 members of their extended family should they need to flee in a hurry. "We are afraid of
The prospect of Iranian-US talks on Iraq, which look more likely after statements in Washington and Tehran, partly reflects intense struggles within Iraq's dominant Shíite Alliance. Deadlock on forming the national unity government that U.S. offi
Anti-war demonstrators held rallies across the globe to protest the war in Iraq as campaigners marked the third anniversary of the US led invasion with a demand that coalition troops pull out. "Iraq is a quagmire and has been a humanitarian disa
Iran and the US agreed today to hold direct talks on how to halt sectarian violence and restore calm in Iraq, offering the first face-to-face conversation between the 2 sides after months of confrontation over Iran's nuclear program.
One thing is certain about the Iraq war: It has cost a lot more than advertised. In fact, the tab grows by at least $200 million each and every day. In the months leading up to the launch of the war 3 years ago, few Bush administration officials were
There, American soldiers made one of the former Iraqi government's torture chambers into their own interrogation cell named the Black Room. In the windowless room, some soldiers beat prisoners with rifle butts, yelled and spit in their faces and,
The attorney general threatened newspapers with the Official Secrets Act if they revealed the contents of a document allegedly relating to a dispute between Tony Blair and George Bush over the conduct of military operations in Iraq.
Groups opposed to the war in Iraq will be holding 2 days of peaceful protests on Friday and Saturday, March 17 and 18. Hundreds of similar protests are being held throughout the US to mark the 3rd anniversary of the US invasion of Iraq.
[Someone hand this guy a mirror.] President Bush said Iran may pose the greatest challenge to the United States and diplomacy to thwart the Islamic nation's nuclear program must prevail to avoid confrontation.
Children, including a baby, were sexually molested while others in a private Internet chat room watched, U.S. and Canadian law enforcement officers said in announcing the bust of an international child pornography ring. [Good timing.]
Iraqi Shi'ite religious leaders' restraining influence on militia groups is waning fast and senior clerics fear they are dragging Iraq into civil war, a source close to the clerical authorities said. Sounding the most urgent note of alarm yet
As the UN Security Council wrestles with how to curb Iran's nuclear ambitions, discussion at UN headquarters is at times as much about the council's effectiveness and America's role in the international community as it is about Iran.
At loggerheads with the USover its nuclear programme, Tehran said it was ready to negotiate with the "Great Satan" to help stabilise neighboring Iraq. President Bush has stepped up its accusations about Iranian "meddling" in Iraq
Iraq's parliament met briefly for the first time since it was elected in December but talks on forming a national unity government are deadlocked and the session did little to halt a slide to civil war. What might have been the crowning moment of
Just 15% of Americans believe it is "very likely" that the US will succeed in Iraq. Fully 54% believe that there will "never" be a stable democracy in Iraq—up from 31% in 2003. Just 29% reported believing that the US is winning th
American forces have dramatically increased airstrikes in Iraq during the past 5 months, a change of tactics that may foreshadow how the US plans to battle a still-strong insurgency while reducing the number of US ground troops serving here.
The US does not have proof that Iran's government is responsible for the presence of Iranian weapons and military personnel in Iraq, the top US military officer said. Donald Rumsfeld said the US may slightly increase its troops in Iraq from the c
Saddam Hussein testified Wednesday for the first time at his trial, insisting he still was Iraq's leader and calling the proceedings a "comedy," but the chief judge closed the trial to the public because he said the defendant was making
There is, at present, confusion about the closure date of Abu Ghraib. The US is uncomfortable under the global spotlight on its prisons and torture policies in Iraq. Rather than moderate their policies to accommodate democratic and legal guidelines,
11 people—most women and children—were killed when a house was bombed during a US raid north of Baghdad. AP photographs showed the bodies of 2 men, 5 children and 4 other covered figures accompanied by grief-stricken relatives.
Reports From the Future of Iraq Project. Over 1,200 Pages of Previously Unavailable Reports From State Dept Planning for Post-Saddam Iraq. Warnings and Recommendations by Experts and Iraqi Exiles Ignored by Administration
Among other provisions, the legislation would end US economic aid to any country that helped Iran by investing in its energy sector or permitted a private entity to carry out such investment. "Due to the gravity of the Iran threat, we do not bel