Efforts to create a national unity government in Iraq stumbled as a member of an influential Shiite alliance bloc threatened to form a new government unilaterally if rival groups did not scale back their demands. Sunnis said they may withdraw from th
Iraq's main Sunni religious grouping accused US forces of killing 25 civilians in raids near Baghdad in the past 2 days, rejecting the US account that only suspected insurgents had died. "We hold the Iraqi government and the occupiers respon
Troops have set up 19 small base camps throughout the area and begun routinely patrolling insurgent hot spots north of the Euphrates River. The deployment follows a strategy favored by a new generation of counterinsurgency experts: disperse, mingle w
The House approved a $512.9 billion military bill that addresses a host of concerns arising from wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, from combating makeshift roadside bombs to equipping more vehicles and troops with armor. Passed on a 396-31 vote, the m
The American combat troops who remain in Iraq, and the growing number of Iraqi security forces, will still require substantial numbers of supporting American forces to remain, too, to supply food, fuel and ammunition and otherwise support combat oper
The US military is preparing for the day when air power from bases along the Persian Gulf will help ensure that friendly governments in Iraq and Afghanistan survive without American ground troops. "We'll be in the region for the foreseeable
US military troops with severe psychological problems have been sent to Iraq or kept in combat, even when superiors have been aware of signs of mental illness. Reporting numerous cases in which the military failed to follow its own regulations in scr
A year after Bush administration claims about Iraqi "bioweapons trailers" were discredited by American experts, U.S. officials were still suppressing the findings, says a senior member of the CIA-led Iraq inspection team. At one point, f
Clashes erupted between two Iraqi army units following a roadside bombing north of the capital, and Iraqi police said a Shiite solder was killed in an exchange of fire with a Kurdish unit.
The United States must talk directly to Iran about its disputed nuclear program as Tehran will not negotiate seriously if Washington is not involved, UN Secretary General Kofi Annan said. "As long as the Iranians h
The UN atomic agency found traces of highly enriched uranium on equipment from an Iranian site linked to the country's defense ministry, diplomats said, adding to concerns that Tehran was hiding activities aimed at making nuclear arms.
According to military and intelligence sources, an air strike on Iran could be doable in June, with military assets in key positions ready to go and a possible plan already on the table. Speculation has been growing on a possible air strike against I
Today more than 200 scholars, academics, commentators, and former government officials issued a strong condemnation of the threat of US military action against Iran.
After the Tehran adminstration conducted operations againt the terror network Kurdish Workers Party(PKK) by crossing the Iraqi border, the US Army in Iraq is claimed to have increased the military build up of US troops on the Iranian border
Isreal will strike Iran's nuclear facilities in the next "month or two or three," an Isreali official has been quoted here as saying. The unnamed official told Arnaud de Borchgave, editor-in-chief of United Press International(UPI)
[Of course it was the CIA who was doing it, not hte Army.] The US Army will prohibit "water-boarding" — the controversial practice of submerging a prisoner's head in water in an effort to make him talk — when it issues its new interroga
Iraqi lawmakers struggling to form the new cabinet are considering outgoing Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Chalabi to head the powerful Interior Ministry even though he has no seat in the new parliament, an official close to the talks said.
For 27 years, the rhetorical swordplay between the US and Iran has been unrelenting. Iran portrays its latest thrust in the ongoing row with the West, an unprecedented letter from President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to President Bush, as a "new diplom
Iran will have acquired nuclear bombs by 2010, the head of Israel's Military Intelligence, Major General Amos Yadlin, told the Knesset's Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee.
Under Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, who came to power in 1941, Iran was a close ally of the US. Since the shah was toppled in the 1979 Iranian revolution, the 2 countries have been bitter enemies. Following is a chronology of their relations:
Iranian political analyst Saeed Leilaz said Rice's quick brushoff would fuel anti-American feelings in Iran. "It could have been the beginning of a new process," he said. Rice's response "strengthens the suspicion (inside Ir
Mr George Bush, President of the United States of America For sometime now I have been thinking, how one can justify the undeniable contradictions that exist in the international arena -- which are being constantly debated, specially in political fo
China blasted a US decision to release 5 Chinese Muslims from the Guantanamo Bay detention center to seek asylum in Albania, describing them as suspected terrorists and demanding their return. The men would face the death penalty or torture if sent b
The Iraq War has been fought on the cheap: not enough body armor, not enough armor on vehicles, not enough night vision equipment. It has been packages from back home have to fill some crucial needs.
In the summer and fall of 1794, President George Washington, Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton, and General Henry Lee began making mass arrests of American citizens. Authorized neither by warrants nor by any resolution of Congress, federal
The war in Iraq is more unpopular than was the Vietnam conflict at this stage, polls show. More Americans -- 57 percent -- say sending troops to Iraq was a mistake than the 48 percent who called Vietnam an error in April 1968, polls by the Princet
Iranian President Ahmadinejad sent an unexpected letter to President Bush, in what was seen as an overture for direct talks about Tehran's nuclear program, but US officials dismissed the missive as a ploy to forestall punitive action by the UN.
Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld tried to rewrite history this week when he denied making prewar claims that Saddam Hussein possessed weapons of mass destruction. Rumsfeld's latest attempt at backtracking on his prewar rhetoric came Thursday
Russia will seek the removal tonight of the core of a UK-sponsored draft United Nations resolution on Iran because it fears that it could pave the way to unilateral military action to curb the Iranian nuclear programme. A bruising battle looms in
Three apparently coordinated car-bomb attacks in Baghdad and Karbala killed around 30 people Sunday, as Iraqi politicians said they were near agreement on cabinet posts for a new government that they promise will come to grips with the country's