A US Marine was ordered to execute a room full of Iraqi women and children during an alleged massacre in Haditha that left 24 people dead. The testimony came in the preliminary hearing for Marine Sergeant Frank Wuterich, who faces 17 counts of murde
Hopes are fading for early release of the large number of Iraqis detained under the so-called surge. The "surge" is the new effort by US-led coalition forces to crack down on terror suspects.
Shatha al-Musawi, a Shiite member of Parliament, first encountered the Sunni-Shiite divide on the day the Americans captured Saddam Hussein. Hearing the news with a close Sunni friend named Sahira, Ms. Musawi erupted like a child. “I jumped, I sho
Leaked Red Cross report sets up Bush team for international war-crimes trial.
A new film about the real-life rape and killing of a 14-year-old Iraqi girl by U.S. soldiers who also murdered her family stunned the Venice festival, with shocking images that left some viewers in tears. "Redacted", by U.S. director Brian
(What's next, we'll all wear burkas) Gasoline prices could rise to about $9 per gallon if the US withdraw troops from Iraq prematurely, Rep. Jon Porter(R-NV) said he was told on a trip to Iraq that ended this week. The Nevada Republican, who
The School Board granted access to groups to present alternatives to military service to high school students. After a 2 1/2-year ban, antiwar groups such as Veterans for Peace will be allowed on high school campuses to present an alternative to the
THE US President, George Bush, has given his strongest indication yet that he intends to continue with plans to increase troop numbers in Iraq after the September 15 report to Congress, when he delivered an upbeat assessment of military progress and
Standing in a small room in the Iraqi home they'd raided an hour earlier, a dozen soldiers from the 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team of the Army's 3rd Infantry Division were trading jokes when 1st Sgt. Troy Moore, shouted out.
Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari demanded Iran stop firing artillery and mortars at Kurdish villages in Iraq and warned that more attacks could damage relations. "We're not that weak that everyone can meddle and bomb us and we will keep
In a sign that top commanders are divided over what course to pursue in Iraq, the Pentagon said it won't make a single, unified recommendation to President Bush, but instead will allow top commanders to make individual presentations.
Iraq has failed to meet all but 3 of 18 congressionally mandated benchmarks for political and military progress, according to a Government Accountability Office report. The document questions the positive assessment by the White House last month adeq
President Bush is preparing to ask Congress for as much as $50 billion in additional funding for the war in Iraq. The request signals increasing White House confidence it can fend off mounting congressional pressure to begin withdrawing troops from I
BBC News reports "an embarrassed American military has said it regrets that eight Iranians ... were arrested, handcuffed, and blindfolded by US soldiers in Baghdad." They acknowledge the Iranians are engineers in Iraq to rebuild the electri
Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr suspended all armed actions by his Mehdi Army. Asked if the unexpected order meant no attacks on U.S. troops, one senior aide said: "All kinds of armed actions are to be frozen, without exception."
An estimated 4.2 million Iraqis have been uprooted from their homes, with the monthly rate of displacement climbing to over 60,000 people compared to 50,000 previously," UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) spokeswoman Jennifer Pagonis told
Annual Washington-Israel Summit, blowing the cover off the Christian Zionist movement in the process. Starring Joe Lieberman, Tom DeLay, Pastor John Hagee, Ambassador Dore Gold and a host of rapture-ready evangelicals praying for Armaggedon.
Seven Iranians working for the Iranian Electricity Ministry have been arrested by US forces in Baghdad, the Iranian embassy says. The Iranians were in Baghdad in connection with the building of a power station.
American troops raided a Baghdad hotel and took away a group of about 10 people that a U.S.-funded radio station said included 6 members of an Iranian delegation here to negotiate contracts with Iraq's government. Videotape showed U.S. troops lea
The US has the capacity for and may be prepared to launch without warning a massive assault on Iranian uranium enrichment facilities, as well as government buildings and infrastructure, using long-range bombers and missiles, according to a new analys
"The political power of the occupiers is collapsing rapidly," Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said. "Soon, we will see a huge power vacuum in the region. ... we are prepared to fill the gap, with the help of neighbors and regi
Iraq's deadly insurgent groups have financed their war against US troops in part with hundreds of thousands of dollars in US rebuilding funds that they've extorted from Iraqi contractors in Anbar province. The payments, in return for the ins
Paul Craig Roberts -- a former Assistant Secretary of the Treasury under Reagan: "Unless Congress immediately impeaches Bush and Cheney, a year from now the US could be a dictatorial police state at war with Iran."
Upheaval in the Middle East and Islamic civilization could cause another world war, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations was quoted. Zalmay Khalilzad said the Middle East was so disordered it had the potential to inflame the world as Europe did
The US military in Afghanistan expressed regret after footballs it distributed kicked off a storm of protest because they bore Koranic verses as part of the flag of Saudi Arabia. The US-led coalition dropped toys from a helicopter as a goodwill ges
Afghan elders said Sunday that airstrikes had killed 12 civilians in the southern province of Helmand on Saturday night, but an American military spokesman blamed Taliban militants for the civilian deaths.
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Just when it seemed that the neocons would get away with talking up the "success" of the "surge" the War Party was hit with three major blows that have them reeling. First and foremost is the suggestion by Marine Gen. Peter Pac
A new political accord between Iraq's main Sunni Arab, Shi'ite and Kurdish leaders will not be enough to lure boycotting Sunni Arabs back into the government, a spokesman for the biggest Sunni Arab bloc said.
A call by Puerto Rico's governor for a US withdrawal from Iraq earned a standing ovation from a conference of more than 4,000 National Guardsmen. The administration has "no new strategy and no signs of success" and prolonging the war ne