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.
The US military, faced with unrelenting violence in Baghdad, is expected to delay the departure of about 4,000 troops due to leave Iraq in the coming days in order to boost the size of the U.S. force, officials said. Any significant cut in US force i
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
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
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.
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
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. **
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.