The securtiy cabinet, headed by Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, decided Thursday morning against expanding the Isreal Defense Forces operation in southern Lebanon, Isreal Radio reports. The discussion came a day after 9 IDF troops were killed
Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki appealed to Congress to press the war in Iraq with money and troops, portraying his country as crucial to the U.S. as a front line in the war on terror and comparing violence there to the Sept. 11 attacks.
Legislation drafted by the Bush administration setting out new rules on bringing terror detainees to trial would allow hearsay evidence to be introduced unless it was deemed “unreliable” and would permit defendants to be excluded from their own trial
Some of the most pointed critiques of the administration's policy in Iraq are coming from lawmakers who represent constituencies with close ties to the military. Their criticism underscores how widespread concerns about the war have become, even
A new documentary says the United States is now using experimental laser weapons against Iraqi civilians.
Jordan is a “central hub” in the secret and illegal transfer of people the CIA suspects are terrorists, Amnesty International said. The London- based human rights group report details the cases of “dozens” of individuals who have allegedly been tortu
Half of Americans now say Iraq had weapons of mass destruction when the US invaded the country in 2003 -- up from 36% last year, a Harris poll finds. Pollsters deemed the increase both "substantial" and "surprising" in light of pe
President Bush said a new plan to increase U.S. and Iraqi forces in the besieged capital of Baghdad will help quell rising violence that is threatening Iraq's transformation to a self-sustaining democracy. "Obviously the violence in Baghd
The Bush administration's tacit support for Israeli military strikes on Lebanon may have increased the danger of militant retaliation against the United States and U.S. interests abroad, some experts say. U.S. and European authorities have ste
Bombers killed at least 64 people Sunday, striking a bloody blow against Iraq's fledgling hopes for peace just one day after the government launched national reconciliation talks. A suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden minibus amid a
At a time when Lebanon has dominated the news, the sectarian war in central Iraq appears to have taken a decisive turn for the worse.
Israel's US backed and supported war against Lebanon and Palestine
The plan reflects the potential of the fighting between Israel and Hezbollah to strengthen radical elements in Iraq and neighboring countries and to draw other regional players into the Lebanon conflict.
"One of the first challenges, obviously, is to go ahead and find an effective way to secure Baghdad," said Tony Snow. One option to was to move more U.S. and Iraqi troops into Baghdad.
"The Israelis are bombing everything that moves, along with cutting so many bridges and roads, so people have been unable or too scared to come back to work," he said
The War Street Journal - Paul Gigot (right), Editorial Page Director for the Wall Street Journal, indicated his support for rushing U.S. more missiles to Israel.
Rice holds tense meetings with parliament speaker in surprise Beirut visit.
White House spokesman Tony Snow Monday confirmed former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein is on a feeding tube as the result of a hunger strike.
Prisoners in US custody in Iraq face routine torture even after the 2004 Abu Ghraib scandal, with military leaders taking little or no action to curb abuses. In a report based on first-hand accounts from US military personnel, Human Rights Watch deta
Internet buzz is that Austrailian and British forces are being sent to Baghdad Airport for redeployment to Israel. While this wouldn't surprise me I have no confirmation of this. Let me know it you come across something.
The most senior British military commander in Afghanistan described the situation in the country as "close to anarchy" with feuding foreign agencies and unethical private security companies compounding problems caused by local corruption.
On the eve of a high-profile meeting intended to demonstrate reconciliation among sectarian and ethnic factions ahead of a White House visit by the prime minister, senior leaders admitted to despair about the chances of averting all-out civil war. **
Lieutenant Watada said he began his self-tutorial about the Iraq war with James Bamford’s book “A Pretext for War,” which argues that the war in Iraq was driven by a small group of neoconservative civilians in the Pentagon and their allies in policy
Ivy Leaguers were evacuated first from Lebanon by private security firms, while students from other schools had to wait days for the US Embassy to make arrangements. "Harvard, Princeton and Yale are insured by International SOS and Medex, two pr
Iraqi and U.S. forces began stepping up patrols, creating new checkpoints and conducting more searches June 14. But the initiative, Operation Together Forward, has not reduced the number of attacks in the capital, according to statistics released by
U.S. troops clashed with Shiite militiamen south of Baghdad in a three-hour gunbattle in which 15 gunmen and an Iraqi soldier were killed. It appeared the battle was part of a systematic campaign against the militia of Shiite cleric al-Sadr, blamed
A surge in violence in this oil-rich city divided among Kurds, Sunni Arabs and Turkmens vying for power has alarmed Iraqi officials amid intensifying sectarian warfare in central and southern Iraq. Kirkuk has been contested ground since the 2003 U
The United States was starting to look isolated in its refusal to rein in Israel's attacks on Lebanon with key ally Britain criticising the wholesale killing of Lebanese civilians and widespread destruction.
Columnist Lawrence Kudlow, "Israel is doing the Lord's work."
The ongoing hostilities are part of a broader offensive being waged by Tehran against Washington across the region.