| Jan 14, 2012
| 4:36 AM
A suicide bomber killed at least 55 Shiite Muslim pilgrims Saturday in southern Iraq in the latest violence that has shaken the nation since U.S. forces withdrew in December....
| May 14, 2012
| 9:39 PM
A clandestine jail and alleged torture site under the control of Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Maliki continues to operate more than a year after the government ordered it shut down, Human Rights Watch claims in a report being released Tuesday....
| Nov 12, 2012
| 9:01 AM
EL CAJON, Calif. -- The husband of an Iraqi-American woman whose beating death initially appeared to be a hate crime was arrested on suspicion of murder Friday.
Shaima Alawadi, 32, died several days after being brutally beaten inside her El Cajon home in...
| Dec 26, 2011
| 4:10 PM
It is perhaps the most recent piece of "big" news of the year. And its importance overshadows all other events of 2011 — at least for Americans.
When the U.S. military quietly pulled out of Iraq on Dec. 15 officials ended nearly nine years of...
| Jan 5, 2012
| 11:35 AM
Baghdad -- Attackers killed at least 60 people in Iraq on Thursday in strikes that targeted Shiites and renewed fears of sectarian violence, authorities said.
The deadliest attack was a suicide bombing targeting Shiite pilgrims just west of the...
| Jan 9, 2012
| 12:12 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Iraq's troubled start to life without U.S. forces calls into question the Obama administration's assertion that it has wound down America's long war responsibly: at least 78 killed in blasts across the country in a single day last week,...
| May 23, 2012
| 4:30 AM
Egyptians vote in presidential election to rid nation of decades of dictatorship
CAIRO (AP) — Determined to end decades of authoritarian rule, millions of Egyptians waited patiently in long lines outside polling stations across the nation on...
| Sep 10, 2012
| 9:46 AM
Baghdad -- The vice president of Iraq -- the country's top Sunni politician -- pleaded for calm Monday following his death sentence in absentia, while lashing out at Shiite Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki over what he described as a politically motivated...
| Jul 26, 2012
| 9:55 PM
Amid all the stories about the ongoing violence in Syria, the most disturbing is the possibility that Syrian President Bashar Assad could either deploy the arsenal of chemical and biological weapons that his government claims it has, or provide it to...
| Nov 9, 2012
| 3:54 PM
David Petraeus achieved genuinely great things in his career, so his fall as CIA director over what he bluntly described in his resignation letter Friday as "extremely poor judgment … engaging in an extramarital affair" has the poignancy you...
| Apr 19, 2010
Hundreds of Sunni men disappeared for months into a secret Baghdad prison under the jurisdiction of Prime Minister Nouri Maliki's military office, where many were routinely tortured until the country's Human Rights Ministry gained access to the facility,...