A senior US lawmaker said unmanned CIA Predator aircraft operating in Pakistan are flown from an air base in that country, a revelation to embarrass the Pakistani government and complicate its counter-terrorism collaboration with the US.
Iraqi interpreters working with the U.S. military in Baghdad are again allowed to hide their identity during certain missions, after a Pentagon decision to grant battalion commanders the discretion to disregard an earlier policy banning interpreters
Lax controls mean that tens of thousands of US weapons, including assault rifles and grenade launchers, risk ending up in the wrong hands in Afghanistan. The Pentagon has failed to track an estimated 87,000 weapons given to Afghan government forces b
Obama assures no change from Bush administration policy.
The Iraqi journalist who threw his shoes at ex-President George W. Bush faces trial next week for allegedly assaulting a foreign leader after an appellate court refused to reduce the charge, a judicial official said.
The White House is considering at least 2 troop withdrawal options as it weighs a new Iraq strategy - one that would preserve President Barack Obama's campaign pledge to get all combat brigades out within 16 months and a second that would stretch
The U.S. Defense Department concluded in 2007 that Blackwater Worldwide contractors can’t be prosecuted under federal law for a shooting incident in Iraq that left 17 civilians dead. In a letter to North Carolina Representative David Price, Deputy
A senior Sunni tribal leader claimed Wednesday to have hundreds of documents proving fraud in weekend elections in Anbar province, escalating a crisis that has threatened to reignite violence in the former insurgent stronghold.
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[sure they are] Iraq appears headed toward a reapportionment of power that favors the emergence of a strong central government, with supporters of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki showing strong returns in Saturday's elections, according to early t
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Admiral Mullen, the most senior military officer, said the US will deploy close to 30,000 additional troops to Afghanistan to shore up deteriorating security there. He is hopeful other NATO nations will contribute additional military and civilian res
When an Iraqi journalist hurled his shoes at George W. Bush last month at a Baghdad press conference, the attack spawned a flood of Web quips, political satire and street rallies across the Arab world. Now it's inspired a work of art.
Russia's ambassador to NATO, Dmitry Rogozin, added from Brussels, "We know nothing of Russia's alleged agreement of military transit of Americans or NATO at large.
A Karzai adviser investigating the deaths, said "16 civilians, many of them children and women, were killed" in the operation. "We strongly condemn it and want an end to it (civilian casualties)," he told reporters where the prote
An Iraqi couple was killed in their bed Saturday morning as their daughter slept between them when U.S. forces raided their home. The family described the slayings of a modest farmer, his wife and the wounding of their daughter by U.S. forces as the
Pakistan objects to the strikes on its territory, saying they not only a violation of its sovereignty but are counter-productive to its efforts to tackle the militants in its lawless ethnic Pashtun lands on the Afghan border.
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Faced with the risk that Taliban attacks could imperil the main supply route for NATO troops in Afghanistan, the United States military has obtained permission to move troop supplies through Russia and Central Asia, Gen. David H. Petraeus, the top Am
The planned U.S. military and counterinsurgency drive in Afghanistan is meeting public and official resistance that could delay and possibly undermine a costly, belated effort that American officials here acknowledge has a limited window of time to s
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The United States dedicated its new embassy building in Baghdad on Monday, a step meant to symbolize its transition from occupying power to an ally of a sovereign Iraqi government.
The employer of an Iraqi television producer shot and wounded by U.S. troops on New Year's Day disputed the military's assertion Saturday that she had acted suspiciously and had failed to heed warnings before the troops opened fire.
In what amounts to an Afghan version of the surge in Iraq, the U.S. is preparing to pour at least 20,000 extra troops into the south, augmenting 12,500 NATO soldiers who have proved too few to cope with a Taliban insurgency that is fiercer than NATO
The civilian death toll climbed in Israel's air offensive against the Gaza Strip on Friday. There was no sign of a ceasefire on the seventh day of the conflict, in which at least 425 Palestinians have been killed and 2,000 wounded, but a Palestin
Britain is preparing to receive foreign terror suspects from Guantánamo Bay so that Barack Obama can shut it down. Britain now supports moves to rehouse the detainees, despite previous refusals to help President Bush.
As the clock strikes 12, Iraq hands US control of the Blue Zone.
At midnight on New Year's Eve, the U.N. mandate expired and the US troops were placed under a new mandate granted by the Iraqi government in a bilateral deal reached with Washington.