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Iraq

Iraqis terrified of US drones
America’s War in Iraq has finally ended, but the same can’t be said about the United States’ presence overseas. Iraqis are now outraged that the US is operating a fleet of surveillance drone aircraft planes over the country.

30.01.2012 19:10

"Cold-blooded baby-killer" will get no jail time for Iraqi massacre
After agreeing to a plea bargain on Monday, Staff Sgt. Frank Wuterich expected a sentence of 90 days in jail for slaughtering civilians during a 2005 massacre in Iraq. On Tuesday that term was nixed, and now the confessed killer will only be demoted.

25.01.2012 17:50

Marine gets three months in jail for massacring two dozen civilians
More than six years after Staff Sergeant Frank Wuterich led a squad of Marines into two Haditha, Iraq homes and massacred two dozen civilians, the American serviceman in charge has reached a plea deal.

23.01.2012 23:01

‘Iran’s threats aimed at politicians, not generals’
Reports from Iran suggest a fierce reaction to the EU’s move to impose an embargo on Iran’s crude exports. But analyst Richard Heydarian wonders if the Iranian Defense Ministry will be able to back up threats to close the strategic Strait of Hormuz.

23.01.2012 15:45

Gaining the ass: Iraq wants Hussein’s bronze bum back
Iraq is demanding that a former British SAS soldier return a bronze chunk of late leader Saddam Hussein’s statue – a buttock, more specifically – that he was allowed to take home back in 2003.

18.01.2012 02:50

Iraq detains US contractors
What is the end result of a nearly-nine year war between Iraq and America? Over 100,000 violent deaths, the execution of Saddam Hussein and now the detainment of an undisclosed number of US contractors.

16.01.2012 21:29

Series of deadly blasts hit Iraqi city (PHOTOS)
Six people died and more than a dozen were injured when a volley of explosions hit the Iraqi city of Ramadi on Sunday.

15.01.2012 14:01

‘Israel pushing US to attack Iran’
Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolay Patrushev has said the threat of a US military attack against Iran, heavily supported by the US Israeli lobby, is escalating.

12.01.2012 11:18

Silent spring: Press gagged over Iraqi protests
Iraq’s decade of conflict was meant to herald a move to democracy.But freedom of speech appears a long way off in a country where journalists say they are routinely imprisoned, beaten or simply killed by the forces of the state.

07.01.2012 06:43

Wave of blasts rocks Shiite areas across Iraq
Five bombs have rocked Shiite areas in Baghdad and southern Iraq, killing at least 78 and wounding more than a hundred. One more bomb was defused by police in the area where the first two blasts occurred.

05.01.2012 07:16

Last US marine charged with Haditha massacre on trial
The last US marine linked to the brutal 2005 slaying of civilians in Iraq is finally having his day in court, more than six years after the grim incident occurred.

04.01.2012 19:55

As the year comes to an end, so does the Iraq War
A look back at some of the most significant events that shaped the Iraq War and continue to have implications today.

30.12.2011 22:17

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