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  • Iraq's Sunnis celebrate holiday with a renewed vigor

    Iraq's Sunnis celebrate holiday with a renewed vigor
    Thousands of Sunni Muslim faithful bowed their heads at dawn Wednesday in mosques around Baghdad for the first prayers of the Eid al-Adha holiday -- a time of renewed hope after months of reduced bloodshed, yet tinged with sadness for those not there to...
  • Britain returns control of Basra to Iraq

    During a low-key ceremony Sunday, Britain formally handed over control of security responsibility for Basra province to Iraqi authorities, marking a significant step toward full Iraqi sovereignty. "This day is a big day in the history of Basra and the...
  • Shades of gray in Basra

    In the painful years since 9/11, President Bush has sought to provide Americans with a morally coherent narrative to explain our two long wars and other costly foreign involvements. And although the probity of the Iraq war has been widely debated, most...
  • Story of the scarf still waits to be told

    Story of the scarf still waits to be told
    The Iraqi woman with bone-thin hands and a beauty mark on her right cheek holds secrets in her scarf. It is yellow and stained with blood, and it made the journey with Nour Khal from a dark road in Basra to an airy bedroom in Manhattan. Now it is...
  • Baghdad push leaves pockets of no-man's land

    AZ ZUBAYR, Iraq -- The Iraqi lieutenant colonel began to cry yesterday when a cameraman tried to film his surrender to British soldiers near this dusty southern Iraqi town. "My family is in Baghdad," he pleaded. Then he made a slitting motion against...
  • Grinding toward Baghdad

    WASHINGTON -- The United States unleashed the biggest ground battle of the war yesterday against Iraqi forces south of Baghdad, launching a much-awaited thrust at the heart of Saddam Hussein's regime. Fierce night fighting was reported as U.S. Army and...
  • The battle for Baghdad

    Coalition forces likely will not be going house to house in Baghdad. They're not going to lay siege to the city as in medieval times. The strategy will be to surround the city to keep the Iraqi military from going in or out, then to perform a series of...
  • 'Eventually it will be hopeless for the enemy'

    Iraq's display of captured Americans on Arab TV: It's against the Geneva Convention to flaunt prisoners and exploit them publicly as they did. Now, someone could say, "Wait a minute, we just showed pictures of hundreds of Iraqi POWs on our TV, too."...
  • Shiite pilgrims see promise of new Iraq on Islam's path

    NAJAF, Iraq - Barefoot on pavement heated like coals, the young man carrying a big red flag under a red-hot sun was limping from the blisters, but a rest, or even shoes, was not an option, never mind that his destination was still a 22-mile walk ahead...
  • Sanctions bring unintended result, observers say

    Inspectors with high-tech gear and a United Nations mandate charge around this southern seaport, on this day examining ships loaded with beans and rice to make sure they are not concealing electronics, or chemicals or even weapons, banned under the strict...
  • Battered Capital's Spirits Rise

    For nine hours Sunday, central Baghdad was seized by a phantom. Rumors circulated that a British plane had been shot down and that its two pilots had ejected and were hiding in the reeds along the Tigris River. Security men and hundreds of spectators,...