Iraq's massive oil reserves, the third-largest in the world, are about to be thrown open for large-scale exploitation by Western oil companies under a controversial law which is expected to come before the Iraqi parliament within days.
In promising to stop Iran from meddling in Iraq, President Bush returned to a strategy of confrontation in dealing with Tehran, casting aside what had been a limited flirtation with a more diplomatic approach toward it.
Mogadishu exploded in violence after insurgents attacked a government barracks during the night and soldiers responded by sealing off large swaths of the city and searching house to house for weapons.
"The one endeavour at which Islamic peoples excel is expelling imperial powers by terror and guerrilla war. They drove the Brits out of Palestine and Aden, the French out of Algeria, the Russians out of Afghanistan, the Americans out of Somalia
A US airstrike in Somalia killed "eight to 10" alleged Al-Qaeda affilates, but none of the three top militants sought by the US in the lawless nation, a senior US official has said. "The three high-value targets are still of intense in
Democratic leaders intend to hold symbolic votes in the House and Senate on President Bush’s plan to send more troops to Baghdad, forcing Republicans to take a stand on the proposal and seeking to isolate the president politically over his handling o
US forces have stormed an Iranian consulate in the northern Iraqi town of Irbil and seized six members of staff. (Holy Shit Batman, we're begging for an all out regional war in the Middle East)
As President Bush challenges public opinion at home by committing more American troops, he is confronted by a paradox: an Iraqi government that does not really want them.
We will interrupt the flow of support from Iran and Syria. And we will seek out and destroy the networks providing advanced weaponry and training to our enemies in Iraq. (Don't worry, the Democrats will save us from a three front war... NOT!
President Bush's speech may be scheduled for tonight, but the troop surge in Iraq is already under way. ABC News has learned that the "surge" Bush is expected to announce in a prime time speech tonight has already begun. Ninety advan
Within the next few days, the Iraqi Council of Ministers is expected to approve a new "hydrocarbon law" essentially drawn up by the Bush Administration and its UK lackey that will "radically redraw the Iraqi oil industry and throw open
Thousands of British troops will return home from Iraq by the end of May. Tony Blair will announce that 3,000 troops are to be cut from the current total of 7,200, allowing the military to recover from 4 years of battle that have left it severely ove
Mogadishu exploded in violence Wednesday morning after insurgents attacked a government barracks during the night. But it is difficult to tell how many people here actually support the growing insurgency against Somalia's transitional government
As President George W. Bush charted a new course for the Iraq war, there were calls to add troops and withdraw troops, but few voices counseled the U.S. leader to pull American forces out now.
The president is expected to bolster US forces in the country by sending more than 21,500 extra troops to Baghdad and the restive Anbar province. He'll also ask for a lot more money.
On Wednesday, US officials contradicted earlier reports by the Somali government that there had been more US air strikes since the US bombing operation on Monday.
So tonight we will hear from President Bush on how his war is going in Iraq, and how much it is going to cost us in additional lives and dollars. We will hear the same from the Democrats. The War Party live on every channel.
With F-15 fighter jets and Apache helicopter gunships providing cover, U.S. and Iraqi troops battled hundreds of Sunni Arab insurgents firing from apartment buildings and houses in downtown Baghdad in one of the fiercest clashes in the capital in rec
The new year began on the hopeful note that Bush's illegal war in Iraq would soon be ended. The repudiation of Bush and the Republicans in the November congressional election, the Iraq Study Group’s unanimous conclusion the US needs to remove its
Some experts in Washington are looking beyond the question of US troop levels to what might happen if worst-case scenarios come true. Call it Plan B: How the United States might handle Iraq's partition?
The fighting raged less than 1,000 yards from the heavily fortified Green Zone, which houses both the American command and the Iraqi government. It was the latest episode for the troubled neighborhood around Haifa Street, where major campaigns have r
"I yelled for everyone to run, because the Americans were turning back," said 12-year-old Ahmed who was with 10-year old Yassir. The soldiers followed Yassir to his house and smashed everything in it. "After beating Yassir and his uncl
Insurgents using simple cell-phone cameras, laptop editing programs and the Web are beating the United States in the fierce battle for Iraqi public opinion.
They never learn, and that's why our foreign policy is a recurring nightmare. Unless the American people wake up in time, we are bound to repeat in East Africa the same mistakes we made in the Middle East, with similarly deadly consequences.
"This isn't a monarchy. The president doesn't have the authority to do anything he wants," said former Rep. Sam Gejdenson (D-Conn.), who worked to limit President Reagan's support for the Nicaraguan Contras two decades ago.
The US has spent a million dollars for every dead Iraqi - is that what they mean by value for money?
On the eve of President Bush's announcement of a new Iraq policy, Sen. Edward Kennedy put Congress on a collision course with the White House by proposing legislation that would deny Bush money for sending more troops to the war unless the presid
Bombers, fighter jets and attack helicopters unleashed a thundering attack today as U.S. and Iraqi troops closed in on a web of irrigation canals east of Baghdad where they thought Sunni Arab insurgents were massing. The predawn strikes shook the
U.S. special forces are working with Ethiopian troops on the ground in operations inside Somalia today, senior U.S. and French military sources tell ABC News. U.S. special forces, including a significant CIA presence, have been involved in numerous s
Israeli pilots have been making the 2,000-mile run to Gibraltar to train for strikes with bunker-busting nuclear bombs on Iran's heavy water plant at Arak, the uranium hexaflouride facility at Isfahan and the centrifuge cascade at Natanz.