[Plan B] America has begun making plans to deal with a civil war in Iraq, three years after the invasion that toppled Saddam Hussein. As sectarian violence continues to claim lives every day, Donald Rumsfeld has disclosed that US military intelligenc
Hawra and Haider began their married life cowering under the "shock and awe" American bombardment of Baghdad in March 2003. When it was over, and Saddam Hussein had fled, they believed "Operation Iraqi Freedom" had delivered a bri
"Corpses on the ground that were of armed men who had clashed with the American forces. Then American soldiers started searching homes. They raided a house and killed Ahmad Khalaf Hussein, his wife and 10-year-old son."
New political storm over how and why FBI officials and MI5 operatives conspired to supply deadly bomb-making equipment to the Provisional IRA in the early 1990s, mechanisms the paramilitary organisation later shared with Palestinian fighters.
American and Iraqi troops are engaged in Operation Swarmer, described as "the largest air assault operation" since the fall of Saddam Hussein. As protesters marched, it became clear that this "assault" was little more than a propa
The Americans came for Sabah one night. His house on the western outskirts of Baghdad, stood in a dry, yellow field surrounded by brick walls. 3 cars were parked in front the day I came to visit, 2 weeks after Americans had shot him.
"It is unfortunate that we are in civil war. We are losing each day, as an average, 50 to 60 people throughout the country, if not more. If this is not civil war, then God knows what civil war is," former Iraqi Prime Minister Iyad Allawi sa
The militia of radical Shiite cleric al-Sadr, " has set up a shadow government in the centre of Baghdad. This group was tasked with carrying out the affairs of the city in the place of the Iraqi government and institutions." The Mahdi Army
Her Shiite family are preparing for war. They've stocked up on food. They bought a Kalashnikov rifle and a second car—so that there is space for all 13 members of their extended family should they need to flee in a hurry. "We are afraid of
The prospect of Iranian-US talks on Iraq, which look more likely after statements in Washington and Tehran, partly reflects intense struggles within Iraq's dominant Shíite Alliance. Deadlock on forming the national unity government that U.S. offi
Iran and the US agreed today to hold direct talks on how to halt sectarian violence and restore calm in Iraq, offering the first face-to-face conversation between the 2 sides after months of confrontation over Iran's nuclear program.
Anti-war demonstrators held rallies across the globe to protest the war in Iraq as campaigners marked the third anniversary of the US led invasion with a demand that coalition troops pull out. "Iraq is a quagmire and has been a humanitarian disa
Groups opposed to the war in Iraq will be holding 2 days of peaceful protests on Friday and Saturday, March 17 and 18. Hundreds of similar protests are being held throughout the US to mark the 3rd anniversary of the US invasion of Iraq.
There, American soldiers made one of the former Iraqi government's torture chambers into their own interrogation cell named the Black Room. In the windowless room, some soldiers beat prisoners with rifle butts, yelled and spit in their faces and,
One thing is certain about the Iraq war: It has cost a lot more than advertised. In fact, the tab grows by at least $200 million each and every day. In the months leading up to the launch of the war 3 years ago, few Bush administration officials were
The attorney general threatened newspapers with the Official Secrets Act if they revealed the contents of a document allegedly relating to a dispute between Tony Blair and George Bush over the conduct of military operations in Iraq.
Iraq's parliament met briefly for the first time since it was elected in December but talks on forming a national unity government are deadlocked and the session did little to halt a slide to civil war. What might have been the crowning moment of
[Someone hand this guy a mirror.] President Bush said Iran may pose the greatest challenge to the United States and diplomacy to thwart the Islamic nation's nuclear program must prevail to avoid confrontation.
Children, including a baby, were sexually molested while others in a private Internet chat room watched, U.S. and Canadian law enforcement officers said in announcing the bust of an international child pornography ring. [Good timing.]
Iraqi Shi'ite religious leaders' restraining influence on militia groups is waning fast and senior clerics fear they are dragging Iraq into civil war, a source close to the clerical authorities said. Sounding the most urgent note of alarm yet
As the UN Security Council wrestles with how to curb Iran's nuclear ambitions, discussion at UN headquarters is at times as much about the council's effectiveness and America's role in the international community as it is about Iran.
At loggerheads with the USover its nuclear programme, Tehran said it was ready to negotiate with the "Great Satan" to help stabilise neighboring Iraq. President Bush has stepped up its accusations about Iranian "meddling" in Iraq
11 people—most women and children—were killed when a house was bombed during a US raid north of Baghdad. AP photographs showed the bodies of 2 men, 5 children and 4 other covered figures accompanied by grief-stricken relatives.
Reports From the Future of Iraq Project. Over 1,200 Pages of Previously Unavailable Reports From State Dept Planning for Post-Saddam Iraq. Warnings and Recommendations by Experts and Iraqi Exiles Ignored by Administration
Among other provisions, the legislation would end US economic aid to any country that helped Iran by investing in its energy sector or permitted a private entity to carry out such investment. "Due to the gravity of the Iran threat, we do not bel
Just 15% of Americans believe it is "very likely" that the US will succeed in Iraq. Fully 54% believe that there will "never" be a stable democracy in Iraq—up from 31% in 2003. Just 29% reported believing that the US is winning th
The US may want to keep a long-term military presence in Iraq to bolster moderates against extremists in the region and protect the flow of oil, the Army general overseeing U.S. military operations in Iraq said.
American forces have dramatically increased airstrikes in Iraq during the past 5 months, a change of tactics that may foreshadow how the US plans to battle a still-strong insurgency while reducing the number of US ground troops serving here.
The US does not have proof that Iran's government is responsible for the presence of Iranian weapons and military personnel in Iraq, the top US military officer said. Donald Rumsfeld said the US may slightly increase its troops in Iraq from the c
There is, at present, confusion about the closure date of Abu Ghraib. The US is uncomfortable under the global spotlight on its prisons and torture policies in Iraq. Rather than moderate their policies to accommodate democratic and legal guidelines,