A senior Republican Senator vowed to hold hearings on USMarines' role in the deaths of up to two dozen Iraqi civilians last November as a leading Democratic war critic alleged a military cover-up. The U.S. military is investigating the Novembe
Two months ago, US and Iraqi forces came to Tarmiyah, surrounded it with a fence and a single checkpoint and established a small base. Now, 100 US soldiers together with 200 Iraqi soldiers secure the town. Where once the town's 15 beleaguered
A cameraman and a soundman for CBS were killed and a CBS correspondent was seriously injuried after their convoy was struck by a roadside bomb in Iraq, the netword said. Veteran cameraman Paul Douglass 48, and soundman James Brolan 42 were killed
The fallout from the killing of as many as two dozen Iraqi civilians by Marines could undermine U.S. efforts in Iraq more than the Abu Ghraib prison scandal did, a lawmaker who is a prominent war critic said Sunday. The shootings last November at
A senior American general who served as a combat commander in Iraq has accused the Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld of squandering the lives of US soldiers by ignoring military advice on how to conduct the campaign. In an interview with The Sunda
Since the US invasion of Iraq more than 3 years ago, as many as 1 million Iraqis have fled to Jordan to escape lawlessness or to find jobs. The flight has created an exile community that is well in evidence at the Mecca Mall, where mnay of Amman
PHOTOGRAPHS taken by American military intelligence have provided crucial evidence that up to 24 Iraqis were massacred by marines in Haditha, an insurgent stronghold on the banks of the Euphrates. One portrays an Iraqi mother and young child, knee
Witnesses to the slaying of 24 Iraqi civilians by U.S. Marines in the western town of Haditha say the Americans shot men, women and children at close range in retaliation for the death of a Marine lance corporal in a roadside bombing. Aws Fahmi, a
The Afghan capital erupted in gunfire and riots after US troops shot dead at least 4 people following a traffic accident, with angry crowds shouting "Death to America." Gunshots could be heard near Kabul's diplomatic quarter as around 1
The deadly toxic threat of exposure to depleted uranium poisoning.
More than 60 minors, some as young as 14, have been held as prisoners at the US detention facility for suspected terrorists at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, a London-based human rights group claimed in a report published.
The U.S. will take the fight against terrorism to every shore and outpost in pursuit of enemies like none before, not relenting until their defeat and showing the same resolve that won the Cold War, President Bush told West Point graduates.
A worrying upsurge of Taliban-linked violence in southern Afghanistan is being fuelled by government corruption and lack of development, analysts say. An incident in which 34 civilians were killed nearly a week ago in a coalition strike in Kandahar p
Foreign minister Zebari said that Iraq does not want "any of our neighbors to have weapons of mass destruction." But"the right of the republic of Iran and the right of any other state to have scientific and technological abilities to r
Many secular Iraqis have been expressing their displeasure with the new Iraqi government that was sworn-in and introduced with much fanfare by politicians in Washington, Baghdad, and London. "All Iraqis know this government is totally irrelevant
Senior US officials silently condoned harsher methods at Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison and one general urged guards to use dogs to the "maximum extent possible" to control detainees, witnesses said. Soldiers were acting on orders from their
Henry Kissinger quietly acknowledged to China in 1972 that Washington could accept a communist takeover of South Vietnam if that evolved after a withdrawal of US troops—even as the war to drive back the communists dragged on with mounting deaths.
The White House ruled out previously authorised direct talks between Tehran and the US ambassador in Baghdad, which were to have focused on the situation in Iraq. The move marks a hardening of the Bush administration's position, despite pressure
Gunmen in Baghdad killed the coach of the Iraqi national tennis team and two players, reportedly for wearing Western-style tennis shorts, an Iraqi Olympic official said. Fundamentalists had been warning residents not to wear shorts.
President Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair acknowledged mistakes in Iraq and cautioned that the formation of a unity government for the country does not mean an immediate drawdown of troops. "We'll keep the force level there nec
Washington played a key role in persuading the Attorney General that military action against Saddam Hussein in 2003 was lawful. Lord Goldsmith told Parliament that military action was justified on the basis of 3 existing resolutions, the last of whic
[What's one more death squad?] Marines wantonly killed unarmed Iraqi civilians, including women and children, and then tried to cover up the slayings. Criminal charges, including some murder counts, was expected, which would make the
Iran has decided not to take up an offer from Washington of direct talks over the future of Iraq for the time being, Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki said. "The American side tried to use this decision as propaganda and they raised so
Even after being cleared of any wrongdoing, 5 innocent men were kept captive at the detention center at Guantanamo. Today, these men who started out in China and ended up in Cuba are now free and in the Eastern European country of Albania, the only c
What are national leaders to do when they attack to thoroughly discredit another country or mount an attack when a provocation is lacking? "Casus belli" is defined in my dictionary as (1) "an event or combination of events which is a
[It certainly was for Christians and Jews.] Many Iraqis think conditions have gotten so bad in their country, they'd like to see Saddam Hussein back in power, according to some of the seven young Iraqi men who had a candid discussion with The Ear
Acts of violence have killed nearly 2,500 people and forced more than 85,000 to flee their homes in Iraq, the United Nations assistance mission in Iraq said in a March-April report on the human rights situation.
Marines will face criminal charges for a Nov. 19 incident that left 24 Iraqi civilians dead, Marine Corps Commandant Gen. Michael W. Hagee confirmed. While not revealing who will be charged, or the severity of the charges, Hagee said the investigatio
US Army Maj. Gen. Geoffrey Miller, the highest ranking officer to testify in the Abu Ghraib prison scandal, said he never suggested using military dogs in interrogations of Iraqi prisoners.
A few months after reports indicated that Iraqi university professors and academics were fleeing the country because of violence and kidnappings, now the middle class in Iraq also wants to leave. More middle class Iraqis seem to be "doing everyt