A few months after reports indicated that Iraqi university professors and academics were fleeing the country because of violence and kidnappings, now the middle class in Iraq also wants to leave. More middle class Iraqis seem to be "doing everyt
Iran conducted a test launch Tuesday night of the Shihab-3 intermediate-range ballistic missile, which is capable of reaching Israel and US targets in the region, Israel Radio reported.
James Yee, a Muslim Chaplain, was posted in Guantanamo Bay, in 2002, but less than a year after serving there, he was accused of espionage and threatened with the death penalty. Yee was locked away in a Navy prison in Charleston, South Carolina, spen
The poll is the first scientific survey of Americans' belief in a 9/11 cover up or the need to investigate possible US government complicity. 42% believe there has indeed been a cover up and 45% think "Congress or an International Tribunal s
Whole neighborhoods are lawless, too dangerous for police. Some roads are so bomb-laden that U.S. troops won't use them. Guerrillas attack U.S. troops nearly every time they venture out - and hit their bases with gunfire, rockets or mortars when
Boeing Co. unveiled a line of small, lightweight bombs that the US Air Force will use in urban combat situations like the war in Iraq. The small-diameter bombs weigh 250 pounds and can be used by all Air Force bombers. Planes can carry about four tim
John Bolton, the US ambassador to the UN, said that Iran's leaders could stay in power ... if they ended their pursuit of nuclear arms. He later insisted that he had not meant to threaten Tehran with regime change if its leaders failed to do so.
From secret hideouts in South Asia, the Spanish-Syrian al-Qaeda strategist published thousands of pages of Internet tracts on how small teams of Islamic extremists could wage a decentralized global war against the US and its allies. With the Afgha
By the time officials in Baghdad intervened 9 months later, the corruption in Basra had gotten so bad that the 135-member internal affairs unit, set up to police the police, was operating as a ring of extortionists, kidnappers and killers.
Afghan officials say 16 civilians, including women and children, were killed in the raid on a village in Panjwayi district that began on Sunday night, but villagers say the real toll was much higher.
Up to 80 Taliban rebels and at least 16 civilians were killed during a coalition air and ground attack on a village in southern Afghanistan. Bloodied men, women and children who streamed into a nearby hospital using vehicles that withstood the bombin
The US military has given troops in Iraq a laser device to "temporarily" blind drivers who ignore warnings at vehicle checkpoints. Intended to prevent civilians from being shot. "There have been numerous incidents that tragically have
Tony Blair and George Bush will announce that they are to begin withdrawing troops from Iraq at a summit in Washington as early as this week. The process has already been carefully choreographed in an attempt to bolster the popularity of both Bush an
An official military investigation into allegations that American marines killed innocent Iraqis last November has uncovered evidence that the number of dead civilians is higher than the 15 originally reported
"Was there intense pressure? You bet. You bet there was intense pressure" to extract more from the interrogations, Sanchez said -- some of it self-imposed and some of it emanating from "different levels of the chain of command."
Iraq's new prime minister promised to use "maximum force" if necessary to end the brutal insurgent and sectarian violence wracking the country. Although he focused on the need to end bloodshed, Nouri al-Maliki also had to address unfini
President Bush said he was concerned about the erosion of democracy in Venezuela and Bolivia. [I know exactly how those people feel.]
President George W. Bush today called Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki to congratulate him on the formation of a new government and said Iraq's transformation would be a ``devastating defeat'' for terrorists.
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10 Guantanamo prisoners lured US guards into a cell with a staged suicide attempt, then attacked them with light fixtures, fan blades and other improvised weapons while guards fired rubber balls and used a grenade launcher to subdue them,
Blah Blah Blah - "Can somebody please sign the paper turning over all of Iraq's oil to the New World Order now?" (What did you think was going on?)
This Sunday, subscribers to HBO will be treated to a film about the Iraq war unlike any other. Almost at the start, you see a medical orderly carrying a human arm, amputated above the elbow, which he puts into a red plastic bag. Welcome to
Romano Prodi, Italy's new prime minister, pledged yesterday to pull Italian troops out of Iraq, saying that the war had been a "grave mistake" which could make "the whole region explode".
[No way to run an empire.] US and coalition forces cannot yet be withdrawn from even Iraq's most stable regions, despite progress made in building up Iraqi security forces, the US military chief said.
With war bills to pay, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld is calling on Congress to pass President Bush's request for an extra $65 billion to cover costs in Iraq and Afghanistan this year.
[How can this be, since we have been in charge for over three years?] Malnutrition among Iraqi children has reached alarming levels, according to a UN-backed government survey showing people are struggling to cope three years after US-forces overthre
It may not be possible to reduce U.S. troop levels in Iraq this year, according to Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld's testimony before a Senate committee. In addition, Gen. Peter Pace, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told the same comm
"Our troops overreacted because of the pressure on them and they killed innocent civilians in cold blood," John Murtha told reporters. "There was no firefight. There were no (roadside bombs) that killed these innocent people," he
THE US is updating contingency plans for a non-nuclear strike to cripple Iran's atomic weapon program if international diplomacy fails. Strategists are understood to have presented 2 options for pinpoint strikes using B2 bombers flying directly f
Iraq's incoming prime minister said he will unveil his Cabinet to parliament this weekend, the first sign that the country may finally be moving ahead with a national unity government after weeks of wrangling. There are hopes that sharing power s