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Iraq PM Sends Team to Iran to Discuss Militias
Thursday, May 01, 2008 8:05:00 PM
BAGHDAD—Iraq's prime minister has sent a delegation to Tehran to tell Iranian officials to stop backing Shi'ite militias, Iraqi officials said on Thursday, underscoring Baghdad's unease ov ...   Full Story

Gates Acknowledges Mistakes in Treatment of Troops
Thursday, May 01, 2008 6:58:00 PM
FORT BLISS, Texas—U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates Thursday said the military had made mistakes in its treatment of returning combat troops including in their physical and mental health care and by ...   Full Story

U.S. Air Strike Kills al Qaeda Boss in Somalia
Thursday, May 01, 2008 8:04:00 AM
MOGADISHU—U.S. war planes killed an Islamist rebel said to be al Qaeda's leader in Somalia and as many as 30 other people on Thursday in Washington's biggest blow against an insurgency raging ...   Full Story

April Iraq's Deadliest Month Since Last August
Wednesday, April 30, 2008 8:00:00 PM
BAGHDAD—Fighting in Baghdad's Shi'ite slum of Sadr City made April the deadliest month for Iraqi civilians since last August and for U.S. troops since last September, figures obtained on Wedne ...   Full Story

Al Qaeda Urges Attacks on U.S. Troops in Iraq
Sunday, April 20, 2008 6:50:00 PM
LONDON—The leader of al Qaeda in Iraq has called for renewed attacks on American troops over the next month, the U.S. based terrorism monitoring service SITE Institute said on Saturday.The call cam ...   Full Story

Iraq Cleric Sadr Warns Government of 'Open War'
Saturday, April 19, 2008 9:23:00 PM
Iraqi Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr on Saturday threatened "open war" with the government unless it chose what he called the "path of peace".   Full Story

15-Month Iraq Tours Test Soldiers and Families
Friday, April 11, 2008 6:52:00 PM
A year into his 15-month tour on the streets of Baghdad, the tough part for U.S. Army Specialist Jason Ellis was going home on leave to see his 18-month-old boy.   Full Story

U.S. Strikes Kill 10 in Iraq, Bush to Halt Troop Cuts
Friday, April 11, 2008 6:53:00 AM
BAGHDAD—President George W. Bush on Thursday announced a suspension of U.S. troop withdrawals from Iraq this summer to allow the military to reassess the security situation, as U.S. air strikes killed ...   Full Story

Baghdad Violence Spirals Higher Despite Clampdown
Wednesday, April 09, 2008 8:13:00 PM
BAGHDAD—Twenty-three people were killed and 83 injured in Baghdad's Shi'ite slum of Sadr City Wednesday, security sources said, despite vehicle bans aimed at preventing unrest from spreading o ...   Full Story

Democrats Say Iraq Diverts Focus From al Qaeda
Wednesday, April 09, 2008 6:51:00 PM
WASHINGTON—The United States cannot defeat the real threat to its security posed by al Qaeda in Pakistan and Afghanistan while it remains tied down in Iraq, Democrats told the top U.S. officials on Ir ...   Full Story

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