In its combination of security and repression, Iraq's south — the Shiite heartland — provides a glimpse of what could be the country's future. Checkpoint by checkpoint, street by street and institution by institution across Iraq's sout
A military investigation into allegations that American troops intentionally killed civilians in Ishaqi, a village north of Baghdad, has cleared them of misconduct, the U.S. said even though it acknowledged the deaths of up to 13 Iraqis in the March
New evidence may suggest cover-ups in two separate incidents at the center of a simmering scandal over Iraqi civilian deaths at the hands of American forces. New pictures offer the first independent evidence suggesting that Marines may have covered u
UP TO 150 Islamic radicals have travelled from Britain to Iraq to join up with a “British brigade” that has been established by Al-Qaeda leaders to fight coalition forces. Senior security sources say leaders of the Iraqi insurgency have set up a “for
Lieutenant General Ricardo Sanchez ordered interrogators to "go to the outer limits" to get information from detainees. Documents show senior government officials were aware of abuse in Iraq and Afghanistan before the Abu Ghraib scandal bro
US proposal to Iran is no different than deceitful ones proposed in past to other target countries
The US military has ordered coalition troops in Iraq to get special ethics training with an emphasis on "the values that separate us from our enemies."
The Pentagon reported that the frequency of insurgent attacks against troops and civilians is at its highest level since American commanders began tracking such figures 2 years ago, an ominous sign that, despite 3 years of combat, the US-led coalitio
A video challenges the US military's account of events that took place in the town of Ishaqi in March. The US said at the time 4 people died during a military operation, but Iraqi police claimed that US troops had deliberately shot 11 people.
US soldiers have shot and killed a pregnant Iraqi woman and her cousin while they were driving to a maternity hospital north of Baghdad. Iraqi police said the 2 women were travelling to hospital when their vehicle came under fire from the Americans.
The investigation of how Marine commanders handled the reporting of troops alleged killing of 24 Iraqi civilians, concludes some officers gave false information to their superiors, who then failed to adequately scrutinize reports that should have cau
President Bush vowed to punish any US Marine guilty of shooting Iraqi civilians at Haditha but Iraqis, including the prime minister, complain that US troops have killed elsewhere with impunity. "There is a thorough investigation going on. If ...
Sparked by a TIME report published in March, a U.S. military investigation is probing the killing of as many as 24 Iraqi civilians by a group of Marines in the town of Haditha last November. Several Marines may face criminal charges, including murder
It is hard to tell how many Iraqis have left their homes in the past three months, during which sectarian killings have reached new heights. Iraqi immigration officials estimate that between 90,000 and 100,000 families have been displaced, most of th
With a new Iraqi government in place, Iran is positioning itself to play a major role here at a time when American influence is showing signs of faltering. That is worrisome to Iraq's Arab neighbors, especially Sunni-dominated countries such a
In response to insurgent activity in western Iraq, the US military is deploying 3,500 reserve troops from Kuwait to the area, The Washington Post Report. The soldiers will deploy in Anbar province, where Sunni tribal leaders had been cooperating wit
Here is a video of a young girl whose father and grandparents were killed Nov. 19 in Haditha by US Marines who burst through their door. She not only details what happened, but shows her own shrapnel wounds from the incident. In all, 24 civilians
Military investigators piecing together what happened in the Iraqi town of Haditah on Nov. 19 -- when Marines allegedly killed 2 dozen civilians -- have access to video shot by an unmanned drone aircraft that was circling overhead for at least part o
The first is of the body of his best friend and fellow Marine blown apart just after dawn by a roadside bomb. The second is of the lifeless form of a small Iraqi girl, one of two dozen unarmed civilians allegedly killed by members of his Camp Pendlet
A senior American general who served as a combat commander in Iraq has accused the Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld of squandering the lives of US soldiers by ignoring military advice on how to conduct the campaign. In an interview with The Sunda
The Afghan capital erupted in gunfire and riots after US troops shot dead at least 4 people following a traffic accident, with angry crowds shouting "Death to America." Gunshots could be heard near Kabul's diplomatic quarter as around 1
A 4-man team of US Marines led the killing rampage in the Iraqi town of Haditha which resulted in the deaths of 24 unarmed Iraqi civilians, military investigators believe. The troops went from house to house shooting their occupants after a roadside
More than 1,100 British military personnel who have deserted since the start of the Iraqi war remain missing. Figures for those who remain absent without leave are 86 from 2001, 118 from 2002, 134 from 2003, 220 from 2004, 377 from 2005, and 189 for
Haditha is not the only case pending: The military announced an investigation into allegations that Marines killed a civilian April 26 near Fallujah. Iraq's ambassador to the UN accused the Marines of killing his 21-year-old cousin in cold blood
Southern Iraq, long touted as a peaceful region that's likely to be among the first areas returned to Iraqi control, is now dominated by Shiite Muslim warlords and militiamen who are laying the groundwork for an Islamic fundamentalist government,
Comparing his role fighting terrorism to President Truman's leadership at the beginning of the Cold War, President Bush told hundreds of new Army officers they were entering a "great struggle" destined to persist long after he leaves of
A senior Republican Senator vowed to hold hearings on USMarines' role in the deaths of up to two dozen Iraqi civilians last November as a leading Democratic war critic alleged a military cover-up. The U.S. military is investigating the Novembe
NEARLY 3,000 British soldiers have gone absent without leave every year since the start of the Iraq war, with more than 1,000 of them still missing. The numbers evading capture by the Royal Military Police have risen sharply since the invasion of Ira
US Marines could face the death penalty after one of their number took horrific photographs of a massacre in Iraq on his mobile phone. The photographs show many victims shot at close range in the head and chest, execution-style,
The deadly toxic threat of exposure to depleted uranium poisoning.