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  • Unrest in Iraq's Diyala province

    Persistent violence in volatile Diyala province prompted security forces to impose a daylong vehicle ban Friday in the provincial capital, Baqubah, as frictions grew over a U.S.-backed program to recruit Sunnis to fight the militant group Al Qaeda in...
  • Iraqi Christians mourn archbishop

    The Chaldean Catholic archbishop of Mosul, Paulos Faraj Rahho, was buried Friday, two weeks after he was kidnapped in the troubled northern city of Mosul. Hundreds gathered at the church in the village of Kramleis, just north of Mosul, to memorialize the...
  • For one Iraqi general, a tale of lost hope and honor

    For one Iraqi general, a tale of lost hope and honor
    Late at night, when he can't sleep, the Iraqi general paces past the dimly lighted model homes and construction sites of his Cairo neighborhood. He avoids the main streets, crammed with shopping malls and restaurants. He doesn't want to run into other...
  • Hezbollah warlord was an enigma

    Hezbollah warlord was an enigma
    In Hezbollah's inner circle they called him "The One Who Never Sleeps." Imad Mughniyah was one of the most hunted men in the world. Western security forces spent 25 years pursuing the Hezbollah warlord, the alleged mastermind of infamous attacks of the...
  • U.S. bombers target Al Qaeda in Iraq

    U.S. bombers target Al Qaeda in Iraq
    U.S. bombers and fighter jets continued an aggressive attack on the southern outskirts of Baghdad this morning, unleashing 38 bombs in 10 minutes on suspected Al Qaeda in Iraq safe havens. In all, they dropped 40,000 pounds of bombs on Arab Jabour, in an...
  • 'Ancient civilization . . . broken to pieces'

    'Ancient civilization . . . broken to pieces'
    He works as a blacksmith in one of Baghdad's swarming Shiite slums. But at least once a month, Abu Saif tucks a pistol into his belt, hops into a minibus taxi and speeds south. His goal: to unearth ancient treasures from thousands of archaeological sites...
  • Attacks on Iraq volunteers rise

    Attacks on Iraqi security volunteers, who are given much of the credit for reducing violence in their country, have doubled since October, the U.S. military said Thursday. The statement came after six volunteers were killed in two separate incidents....
  • 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...
  • Iraqi political factions jointly pressure Kurds

    Several Shiite and Sunni political factions united Sunday to pressure the Kurds over control of oil and the future of the Iraqi city of Kirkuk, which Kurdistan wishes to annex to its self-ruled region in the north. The budding front, which includes...
  • Don't dump Maliki

    What does sovereignty mean? In the case of Iraq, Washington can't seem to decide. On June 28, 2004, the United States ceremoniously ended its occupation of Iraq by transferring sovereignty to its hand-picked interim prime minister, Iyad Allawi. Three...
  • 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...