The United States would ensure the free flow of oil and trade through the Strait of Hormuz if passage was threatened, its top navy commander in the Gulf told Reuters on Monday. Iran has a commanding position on the Strait of Hormuz, a strategic ch
Iran reiterated its rejection Sunday of a deadline to respond to an international offer aimed at resolving a nuclear standoff after world powers said they expected a "clear and substantive response" by mid-July. "A deadline is not an i
Top Pentagon officers have told the Bush administration that bombing Iranian nuclear facilities would probably fail to destroy that country's nuclear program. Any attack launched if diplomacy fails to end the sta
US ally Jordan insisted on Sunday that deposed Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein's eldest daughter remained under its protection despite calls from the US-backed authorities in Baghdad for her extradition. Jordanian Prime Minister Maaruf Bakhit stre
Iraq's main Sunni political bloc boycotted parliament for a second straight day and said the walkout would last until a colleague was freed by gunmen who seized her in a Shiite area of Baghdad two days ago. "Members of the Iraqi Accordan
Six French former inmates of the controversial U.S. military detention centre in Guantanamo Bay went on trial in a French court on Monday, accused of links with a network plotting terrorism attacks. The six, who have all spent lengthy periods in d
A US combat commander suggested the United States could lose the war in Iraq if public support for it at home is sapped by negative media coverage. [It's the press' fault.]
A self-styled Shiite Muslim insurgent group made its public debut in a videotape pledging to fight U.S., UK and other coalition forces but to spare Iraqi civilians and soldiers. "We have been patient enough and we have given the political proces
Insurgent attacks in Baghdad have risen despite a recent security crackdown that added thousands of troops and new checkpoints to the streets of Iraq's capital, a U.S. commander said. "I think since we have started Operation Together Forw
MOST of the detainees held at the Guantanamo Bay prison camp no longer face regular interrogation and some have not been questioned for six months or longer, its base commander said. 75% of the 450 inmates were no longer deemed useful intelligence so
AT least 1009 Iraqis, including civilians, soldiers and policemen, were killed in rebel attacks in June, government officials said today. In May the total number of people killed was 1055, according to statistics from the ministries of interior, d
The Americans took Qasim, his wife, and their daughter Hadil and put them in one room of their house. The Americans shot Qasim, his wife, and their daughter in that room. They pumped four bullets into Qasim’s head and five bullets in to Fakhriy
The U.S. military is investigating whether U.S. soldiers raped an Iraqi woman and then killed her and three members of her family south of Baghdad, officials said on Friday. Following are some details of cases against U.S. troops:
The U.S. Army is investigating allegations that American soldiers raped and killed a woman and killed three of her family members in a town south of Baghdad, then reported the incident as an insurgent attack, a military official said Friday. The a
After a Supreme Court decision overruling war crimes trials for Guantanamo Bay detainees, President Bush suggested Thursday he would seek Congress' approval to proceed with trying terrorism suspects before military tribunals.
Osama bin Laden will address the fight by Islamic militants in Somalia and Iraq in an upcoming Internet message, a Web site said Friday, just hours after the al-Qaida leader released a rare statement that praised the slain Iraq insurgent leader Abu M
Eleven Sunni insurgent groups have offered an immediate halt to all attacks including those on American troops if the United States agrees to withdraw foreign forces from Iraq in two years, insurgent and government officials told The Associated Press
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The Pentagon on Thursday reaffirmed the need for the Guantanamo prison even though the U.S. Supreme Court rejected the system of military tribunals put in place to try the prisoners. The prison commander had earlier said such a ruling would not af
Iraq's prime minister said that several insurgent groups have shown a willingness for reconciliation, but that any amnesty for insurgents would exclude militants who killed American forces or Iraqis. [Which is no amnesty at all.]
The U.S. military issued a sober assessment of the Baghdad security crackdown, saying violence had decreased slightly but not to "the degree we would like to see" in the two weeks since 75,000 Iraqi and American troops flooded the capital.
Some 150,000 Iraqis have been displaced in a surge of sectarian violence sparked by the bombing of a Shiite shrine 4 months ago, the UN said. It now estimates that 1.3 million people are displaced in Iraq, about 5% of the population of 25 million.
Wayne White, a former deputy director in the State Department's Bureau of Intelligence and Research, told senators that when British soldiers were forced to repeatedly take the port city of Umm Qasr from Iraqi guerrillas, "I knew then and th
As new reports detail further abuse by the U.S. military of its prisoners in Iraq and Afghanistan, a behind-the-scenes battle is being fought between the U.S. Departments of State and Defense about whether a key section of the Geneva Conventions shou
Lt. Ehren Watada couldn't be called a media figure, but the Hawaii-born officer who refused to deploy with his Fort Lewis unit has done his bit to court the press. Part of the public exposure is designed to protect Watada from potentially harsh m
A national reconciliation plan for Iraq calls for a timetable for withdrawal of U.S. troops and, controversially, amnesty for insurgents who attacked American and Iraqi soldiers.
Iraq's sectarian violence of the past four months has pushed the number of displaced people to above 130,000, parliament heard on Monday as members urged ministers to give more aid and security to contain the crisis.
Nuri al-Maliki's reconciliation plan includes an amesty for fighters and opposition figures who have not been involved in "terrorist" activities. He said however, that killers would not escape justice. "The plan is open to all th
At least 50,000 Iraqis, mostly civilians, have died violently since the 2003 U.S. invasion, according to statistics from the Baghdad morgue, the Iraqi Health Ministry and other agencies, the Los Angeles Times reports today. This is "a toll 20,00
Hundreds of chemical weapons found in Iraq were produced before the 1991 Gulf War and probably are so old they couldn't be used as designed, intelligence officials said Thursday.