The military is placing small teams of Special Operations troops in a growing number of American embassies to gather intelligence on terrorists in unstable parts of the world and to prepare for potential missions to disrupt, capture or kill them.
US-led coalition forces and Iraq's authorities may be violating international law by arbitrarily detaining thousands of people, UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan said. Iraq's prison system remains a major concern and investigation into torture
"Women are being killed because they don't wear headscarves and veils," said a WRA spokeswoman. "A life is being taken because of a simple piece of cloth, and someone should prevent more women from being killed by these ignorant p
Iran is offering to suspend full-scale uranium enrichment for up to 2 years, a diplomat said. The proposal reflected Tehran's attempts to escape UN Security Council action over the activity, which can be used to make nuclear arms.
A dispute between Afghanistan and Pakistan over intelligence in the war on terror worsened, with Kabul saying it has provided "very strong and accurate" information on Taliban and al-Qaida fugitives, which Islamabad has dismissed as outdate
US Ambassador to Iraq Zalmay Khalilzad said the invasion of Iraq had opened a "Pandora's box" of ethnic and sectarian tensions that could engulf the region. The US had little choice but to maintain a strong presence in Iraq, or
20 protesters went to the US Mission to the UN to deliver a petition with 60,000 signatures seeking an end to the war. They had been told they could send a delegation into the building to present their petition, but no one would receive them.
The Army criminal investigation that attempts to cut through the fog of war shrouding the friendly-fire death of former Arizona Cardinals football player Pat Tillman could end with a case before a military court or no action at all. For the military
The spokesman would not elaborate. Other officials said the inspector general concluded that the earlier Army investigations had produced enough evidence to merit probing possible charges of negligent homicide. The officials would discuss the matter
Stiff US opposition and a refusal by Iran to suspend all uranium enrichment appeared to doom a Russian compromise designed to head off UN Security Council action against Tehran's atomic program.
The Iraq casualties reflected on this map are names released by the Pentagon as of June 29, 2005. It doesn't include 37 soldiers whose hometowns were in other "non-continental states", US territories and, in one case, a different countr
Now I’ve seen the nominees—we see them every year—and I've come to a conclusion—Iraqis need an award show. While the Hollywood glitterati make good entertainers, our local super stars, Hakeem, Jaffari, Talabani, Allawi et al. make GREAT entertain
2 years ago, Riyadh Adhadh cursed the US soldiers who had overrun his homeland. Last week, his Sunni Arab neighborhood under attack by Shiite militiamen, he found himself on the phone in panic, begging the US Embassy to send US soldiers.
Iran faces “tangible and painful consequences” if it continues its nuclear activities and the US will use “all tools at our disposal” to stop this threat, US Ambassador to the UN John Bolton said, ahead of a crucial international meeting on Iran.
Tens of thousands of people have been held "arbitrarily" in Iraq since March 2003, creating a situation that is ripe for abuse. Most of those held were neither charged nor faced trial and had no basic right to challenge their detention.
The computer, purportedly stolen from an Iranian nuclear engineer and obtained by the CIA in 2004, contained documents and diagrams, including a presentation in Farsi "with catchy graphics", that demonstrates Tehran's intention to build
He had kept a famous music store open in Baghdad until last summer, when conditions made purveying Western CDs too dangerous. To support his young and growing family, Allan Enwiya turned to interpreting for American reporters, a job that he had dabbl
Iran's Revolutionary Guards have taken the extraordinary step of cutting down thousands of trees in Teheran to prevent UN inspectors from finding traces of enriched uranium from a top-secret nuclear plant. [Enriching in capital city! No way!]
"The only people who want us in Iraq are Iran and al-Qaeda," US Rep. John Murtha (R-PA) said on CBS's "Face the Nation." A top-level commander "said China wants us there also. Why? Because we're depleting our troop
Cindy Sheehan, who drew international attention when she camped outside President Bush's ranch to protest the Iraq war, was arrested along with 3 other women during a demonstration demanding the withdrawal of US troops from Iraq.
Al Qaeda's deputy leader Ayman al-Zawahri called on Muslims to attack the West in an audio tape posted on the Internet on Saturday, urging similar strikes as those against New York, London and Madrid in recent years.
Pakistani army helicopters pounded mountains near the Afghan border on Sunday after nearly 50 people were killed in clashes with pro-Taliban militants in response to President Bush meeting with President Musharraf in the capital
President Jalal Talabani underscored the need for a unity government in Iraq after a spasm of sectarian killing and said he had been assured US forces would remain in the country as long as needed—"no matter what the period."
The top US commander in Iraq said he hopes to assess whether to reduce the number of American troops in Iraq. But Pentagon officials said a recent surge in violence there has dampened hopes that force levels can be cut anytime soon.
Insurgency-related violence last year killed more than twice as many Iraqi civilians—4,024 people—as Iraqi soldiers and police, according to government figures. The first 2 months of this year already stands at >¼ of last year's total due to sect
Iraq Prime Minister al-Jaafari canceled the meeting to discuss forming a new government. He did so after learning leaders of Sunni Arab, Kurdish and secular Shiite Muslim coalitions were going to ask al-Jaafari's alliance to withdraw his name
A Kuwaiti man being held at Guantanamo Bay has told the BBC in a rare interview that the force-feeding of hunger strikers amounts to torture.
Turkey's foreign minister said on Thursday U.S. troops should not quit neighboring Iraq prematurely, but denied media reports suggesting he feared such a withdrawal might help Iran stir up militancy in the region.
Saddam Hussein, after days of testimony about his involvement in the killings in a farming town, had enough. "Of course I did it. I am Saddam Hussein, and at the time of leadership I am responsible. It is not [my] habit to rely on others."
[5 years later] President Bush said during his first visit to Afghanistan that he was confident Osama Bin Laden would be brought to justice.