Iraq's resistance has replaced Jordanian-born Abu Musab al-Zarqawi as political head of the rebels, confining him to a military role, the son of Osama bin Laden's mentor said. "... because of several mistakes he made," said Hudayf A
As the U.S. Army "stands down" and the Iraqi army "stands up," will American combat pilots likewise fly into battle behind Iraqi ground units? "That's a good question," says the Air Force's tactical commander in
The United Nations Security Council should consider hitting Iran with sanctions if Tehran refuses cooperation over its suspect nuclear programme, George Schulte, US ambassador to the UN nuclear watchdog agency, said.
Two years after U.S. authorities ceremoniously declared Iraq to be sovereign again, top religious leaders say Iraqis still don't govern themselves, remain under military occupation and have a right to fight foreign troops.
A US military helicopter has gone down southwest of Baghdad. A militant group said it shot down a chopper in the same area and residents said they heard gunfire.
"If the militias or the commandos set foot here, we will fight them — either they die or we die," Abdul Wahab declared. "If we let them in, they will kill us anyway, so we might as well defend ourselves."
Spy chiefs have warned the war in Iraq has made Britain the target of a terror campaign by Al-Qaeda that will last “for many years to come.” The war in Iraq has “exacerbated” the threat by radicalising British Muslims and attracting new recruits to a
"This is a message to America," one insurgent says. "Look at your might and power, yet you are unable to walk the streets of Ramadi, which belongs to the mujahideen." He turns back to the tank, a few blocks away. "We will des
Islamic militants in Iraq are providing military training and other assistance to Taliban and al-Qaida fighters from eastern and southern Afghanistan and Pakistan’s tribal areas. A small number of Pakistani and Afghan militants are receiving military
An American-led attack, designed to destroy Iran's ability to develop a nuclear bomb, is "inevitable" if Teheran's leaders fail to comply with UN demands to freeze their uranium enrichment program. Senior defence chiefs and governme
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice accepted the US had probably made thousands of errors in Iraq but defended the overall strategy of removing Saddam Hussein. [If that was the goal, you could have used a bullet and spared the nation.]
In a change to Army tactics, US soldiers will stand and fight instead of shooting and pressing on when their convoys are attacked on Iraqi roads. "In the first 2 years of Iraq, convoys (under attack) just fired and kept rolling,” said Maj. Roger
Leaders of Iraq's ruling Shiite Alliance bloc have called publicly for the first time for Ibrahim al-Jaafari to step down as Prime Minister to break weeks of deadlock over a national unity government.
March 29 (Bloomberg) -- President George W. Bush said the instability in Iraq today is a legacy of Saddam Hussein's regime and not the result of the U.S. invasion that toppled his government.
Stepping into a potential political minefield, [America's mercenaries] Blackwater USA is offering itself up as an army for hire to police the world's trouble spots. Blackwater stands ready to help keep or restore the peace anywhere it is need
People in 32 communities across Wisconsin will vote on referendums calling for the "orderly and rapid" withdrawal of US troops from Iraq. The outcome won't carry any legal weight here or in Washington. But if all the anti-war measures
In a quarter page advertisement that appeared Friday in the New York Times Op-Ed section, a group is claiming that President George W. Bush hopes that war with Iran will boost his job approval. Ad already appeared in the Washington Post.
The night before journalist Jill Carroll's release, her captors said they had one final demand as the price of her freedom: She would have to make a video praising her captors and attacking the United States.
Moments after the Western powers insisted to reporters that they were on the same page with Russia and China regarding the Iranian nuclear threat, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov contradicted them, saying he saw no evidence that Iran's pro
The man known as "Big Steve" did not attend the court-martial this month of Sgt. Michael J. Smith, an Army dog handler at Abu Ghraib. But no one could miss his looming presence in the courtroom. "Big Steve" was deeply involved in
Militiamen from an Iranian-backed force were deliberately recruited by Britain to join the new Iraqi security services after Hussein was overthrown, the Government has admitted. The sectarian Badr organisation, trained by Iran’s Revolutionary Guards,
It's only in conversation that the men and women of the PJAK camp, most of whom hail from Iran, begin to distinguish themselves from Iraqi Kurds, who tend to be subsistence farmers with little education. My first night in the PJAK camp, I was tre
Sectarian violence has displaced more than 30,000 Iraqis -- victims of gunmen who warn them to leave or die -- since a Shi'ite shrine was bombed last month, the government said.
Champions of the poor or sectarian thugs? A crisis over a U.S.-backed raid on an Iraqi mosque that cost at least 16 lives has again thrust attention on a Shi'ite militia led by fiery young cleric Moqtada al-Sadr. His Mehdi Army fighters were g
"We are not leaving the base in daytime because we know other bombers are waiting for us," said a soldier at a base near Mosul's city centre. The 12,000 police "are police by day and terrorists by night."
Women were far better off under former Iraq dictator Saddam Hussein, a women's group has found after an extensive survey in Iraq. "Under the previous dictator regime, the basic rights for women were enshrined in the constitution," Houza
The U.S. military was trying to send a "little reality jab" to radical Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr when American and Iraqi troops raided a Shiite community center and shrine over the weekend, says a top U.S. military official.
The Afghan man who faced the death penalty for converting from Islam to Christianity received asylum in Italy Wednesday, despite requests by lawmakers in Afghanistan that he be barred from fleeing the conservative Muslim country. Abdul Rahman arri
Check out this video from the BBC about the 130 mile march of antiwar Iraq veterans from Mobile, Alabama to St. Bernard's Parish in New Orleans, Louisiana: It begins with a young man explaining how isolated he feels since returning home, and his
The killing of between 16 and 37 members of Moqtada al-Sadr's Shiite militia by U.S. forces Sunday may herald a massive escalation of the Iraq conflict. And it could prove extremely dangerous for U.S. forces there. For all the ongoing feroc