A Bush administration official called Iran a "central banker of terror" that provides millions of dollars a year to bankroll terrorist acts carried out by the militant group Hezbollah. "They are the central banker of terror. It is a co
But in both cases, their loved ones initially were told they died either by enemy fire or during movement to evade hostile action. And in both cases, the families only learned later that the truth was far different from what they were told.
Scores of American troops are deserting — even from the front line in Iraq. But where have they gone? And why isn’t the US Army after them? Peter Laufer tracked down four of the deserters
U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld warned potential adversaries that the United States remained capable of responding to military threats at home and abroad, despite its troop commitments in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Vice President Cheney, seizing on Democratic calls to pull troops out of Iraq, linked early withdrawal to the possibility of terrorist attacks in the US. As Cheney and President Bush try to help Republicans keep control of the Congress, polls show pu
Sen. Joe Lieberman said Friday he would consider taking a look at a fellow lawmaker's proposal for a timeline for troop withdrawals.
Mr Bolton is negotiating with US allies such as Britain and Japan to form its own coalition to freeze Iranian assets abroad and restrict trade if Tehran presses ahead with its controversial nuclear program unpunished by the UN.
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Lawyers for Murat Kurnaz, a German native released after spending more than 4 years locked up at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, said he was mistreated to the end by US military personnel, who kept him shackled and blindfolded until his flight home landed.
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad made a provocative, if symbolic, gesture by formally inaugurating a heavy-water reactor. The Iranians say the plant would be used for peaceful power generation. But heavy-water facilities are more useful for weapons beca
Almost 40 Labour Party members in the constituency of Margaret Beckett, the Foreign Secretary, have defected to the Liberal Democrats because she "sided with George Bush" over the Middle East crisis.
The National Priorities Project has calculated the cost of the Iraq war by congressional district, city, state and even household. You owe $1,075. The NPP bills uses government data to illustrate the impact of federal policies on local communities.
British troops abandoned a major base in southern Iraq on Thursday and prepared to wage guerrila warfare along the Iranian border to combat weapons smuggling, a move that anti-American cleric Moqtada al-Sadr called the first explusion
Iraqi politicians say the U.S. claims of a clear link between Shi'ite militias and Tehran is pure scapegoating. And Tehran-bashing could further complicate U.S. efforts to end the civil war
The looting began shortly after British forces left. Outnumbered Iraqi soldiers put up resistance but couldn't stop the thievery.
"This is the truth, please believe me," Mr Habib said, weeping frequently as he described the attack. "I have lost all my family, save one son. God gave them to me, and he has taken them away again; what was my crime, what did I do wro
The escalating confrontation over Iran's nuclear program raises an unsettling question: Is Iran the next target for U.S. military action? Some analysts think so. The focus is on diplomacy for now, but President Bush hasn't ruled out the us
Israel is carefully watching the world's reaction to Iran's continued refusal to suspend uranium enrichment, with some high-level officials arguing it is now clear that when it comes to stopping Iran, Israel "may have to go it alone,**QQ
We speak with Willem Marx, a former intern with the Washington-based government contractor, the Lincoln Group. He spent a summer in Baghdad paying to plant pro-American articles secretly written by the US military in the Iraqi press.
Flowering plants evolved about 100 million years ago. As the planet's climate changed, some plants developed a seasonal strategy to lay low through the winter and bloom in the spring. These plants won't flower until they sense winter has come
Curling through the desert, wind rattling its marshes, the Tigris once brought so much life to this city, where spices and silks were loaded on wooden boats bound for Basra and beyond. Shiites lived with Sunnis, Christians and Jews, but today, as in
Marines announced plans to recall 2,500 inactive reservists to involuntary active-duty, the first such call-up since nearly 2,700 Marines recalled before Iraq 2003 invasion.
Iran turned away U.N. inspectors from an underground site meant to shelter its uranium enrichment program from attack, diplomats said, while the country's supreme leader insisted Tehran will not give up its contentious nuclear technology.
Mohammad Saeedi, deputy head of Iran's Atomic Energy Organization, today said Iran is moving ahead with work on uranium enrichment
"The United States of America must understand it's in our interests that we help this democracy succeed," said Bush. "A failed Iraq would make America less secure."
"I thought it was crazy," said Carlson, who has found himself protecting convoys on Iraq's dangerous roads as part of a New Jersey National Guard unit. "Never in a million years did I think they would call me back."
U.S. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., says the United States is not winning the war in Iraq and he still thinks more troops are needed on the ground.
Snipers lurking on buildings and in a cemetery sprayed bullets into Shiite Muslim religious processions in the capital, killing at least 20 people in another spasm of sectarian bloodletting that many Iraqis fear is pushing them toward civil war.
Iran will continue "with might and decisively" its nuclear programme despite all the international outcry, Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Monday.
Hagel says that, regardless of the U.S occupation, only Iraq could determine the outcome of the current violence there. (Will the drums for leaving Iraq become deafening _before_ the November elections?)