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  • An Audit Sharply Criticizes Iraqs Bookkeeping Open this result in new window
    New York Times - 2 hours, 46 minutes ago
    The audit portrays Iraq as a country where elementary accounting errors of up to a billion dollars are routine.

  • U.S. military deaths in Iraq Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - 2 hours, 33 minutes ago
    As of Friday, Aug. 11, 2006, at least 2,598 members of the U.S. military have died since the beginning of the Iraq war in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count. The figure includes seven military civilians. At least 2,057 died as a result of hostile action, according to the military's numbers.

  • Ft. Campbell soldiers return from Iraq Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Aug 11 2:11 PM
    Nearly 450 soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division returned home from Iraq on Friday and more flights into Fort Campbell are expected soon, base officials said.

  • Bodies of 2 missing GIs found in Iraq Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Aug 11 2:15 PM
    The bodies of two U.S. soldiers missing since a helicopter crash this week were found west of Baghdad, the U.S. military said Friday. That brought the number of U.S. troops to die this month in Iraq to at least 19 most in insurgent-plagued Anbar province.

  • AP Blog: Doing laundry is risky in Iraq Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Aug 11 10:18 AM
    AP Correspondent Robert H. Reid covers Iraq events from Baghdad. AP Correspondent Rebecca Santana is embedded with the New Jersey National Guard at Camp Anaconda, Iraq. Antonio Castaneda is embedded with the U.S. Marines, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Regiment.

  • Deadly Blast At Iraq Shiite Shrine Open this result in new window
    CBS News - 2 hours, 53 minutes ago
    A suicide bomber blew himself up near a revered Shiite shrine in southern Iraq, killing at least 35 people and injuring 122. A Sunni insurgent group claimed responsibility for the attack.

  • New Iraq books paint dismal picture for Americans Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Aug 11 6:25 AM
    With titles like "Fiasco" and "The End of Iraq," the latest books on the Iraq war make depressing reading for Americans. Even an author who supports the Bush administration likens the war to "a shotgun wedding."

  • Gunmen storm Kurdish offices in southern Iraq Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Aug 11 7:54 AM
    Gunmen angered by criticism of a Shi'ite cleric ransacked offices of President Jalal Talabani's Kurdish party in southern Iraq on Friday, while hundreds in Basra took to the streets in protest.

  • Clift: Holding Pattern on Iraq Open this result in new window
    Newsweek - Aug 11 2:30 PM
    Rumsfeld's Senate testimony underscores that there are no good options on Iraq. Meanwhile, where's Dick Cheney?

  • Killed in Iraq, former Springfield man mourned in hometown Open this result in new window
    Boston Globe - Aug 11 3:09 PM
    U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Kurt Dechen fulfilled his last obligation to his country Friday, coming home to a hero's funeral before being laid to rest in the shade of a maple tree, far from the dusty streets of Iraq where he died.

  • Mother to receive Iraq report Open this result in new window
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - 2 hours, 33 minutes ago
    Washington - One day after meeting with President Bush, a Wisconsin woman whose son died in the Iraq war in 2003 received...

  • Bodies of US soldiers in Iraq aircraft crash found Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Aug 10 11:16 PM
    The bodies of two missing U.S. servicemen have been discovered in the wreckage of their helicopter which crashed in Iraq's Anbar province, the U.S. military said on Friday.

  • Attack kills two in northern Iraq Open this result in new window
    BBC News - Aug 11 5:45 AM
    A bomb kills two policemen in northern Iraq, as the bodies of two US crew killed in a helicopter crash are found.

  • Fort Campbell soldiers return from Iraq Open this result in new window
    WBIR-TV - 29 minutes ago
    Nearly 450 soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division returned from Iraq Friday. And more flights into Fort Campbell are expected soon.

  • El Salvador to send 380 soldiers to Iraq Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Aug 10 8:37 PM
    El Salvador will send 380 troops to Iraq later this week to replace a unit weakened by the deaths of two soldiers and the wounding of four others, defense officials said Thursday.

  • Union seizes on MPs' Iraq report Open this result in new window
    BBC News - Aug 11 5:28 AM
    A union says a Defence Select Committee report on troops in Iraq supports the case to leave defence staff in place.

  • 101st Airborne soldiers return to Fort Campbell from Iraq Open this result in new window
    Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune - Aug 11 4:06 PM
    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. Nearly 450 soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division returned home from Iraq on Friday and more flights into Fort Campbell are expected soon, base officials said. The new arrivals bring the total number who have returned since the first homeward-bound flights in early July to about 1,000. Up to four flights, each of about 200 soldiers, are expected next week at the sprawling

  • What to Do in Iraq: A Roundtable Open this result in new window
    Foreign Affairs Magazine - Aug 11 1:34 PM
    Summary: Can anything -- international mediation, regional collaboration, decentralization, or constitutional negotiations -- save Iraq from a full-fledged civil war and the Bush administration from a foreign policy fiasco?

  • Bodies of two US service members found after helicopter crash in western Iraq Open this result in new window
    Khaleej Times - 43 minutes ago
    BAGHDAD, Iraq - The bodies of two US soldiers missing since a helicopter crash this week were found west of Baghdad, the US military said. That brought the number of US troops to die this month in Iraq to at least 19 - most in insurgent-plagued Anbar province.

  • Former Iraq POW Johnson signs book deal Open this result in new window
    USA Today - Aug 10 7:39 PM
    Former Iraq prisoner of war Shoshana Johnson has signed a deal to write a book about her life and 22 days of captivity after she and five other members of her Fort Bliss unit were captured early in the war.

  • Fort Campbell soldiers return from Iraq Open this result in new window
    KLAS - 1 hour, 49 minutes ago
    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. A long-awaited homecoming at Fort Campbell in Kentucky. Nearly 450 soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division returned from Iraq today.

  • Two Fort Riley Soldiers Killed in Iraq Open this result in new window
    WIBW-TV Topeka - 1 hour, 18 minutes ago
    Two Fort Riley soldiers died in a helicopter crash in Iraq this week. The Defense Department identifies them as 26-year-old Sergeant Steven Mennemeyer, of Granite City, Illinois, and 25-year-old Sergeant Jeffery Brown, of Trinity Center, California.

  • Granite City soldier killed in helicopter crash in Iraq Open this result in new window
    ABC 7 Chicago - 1 hour, 43 minutes ago
    A Metro East serviceman was one of two soldiers killed this week when their helicopter crashed in Iraq, the U.S. Department of Defense said Friday.

  • Granite City soldier killed in Iraq Open this result in new window
    KMOV St. Louis - 1 hour, 43 minutes ago
    GRANITE CITY, Ill. (AP) -- An Illinois serviceman was one of two soldiers killed earlier this week in Iraq when a Blackhawk helicopter crashed into a lake west of Baghdad.

  • Bodies of Iraq copter crash victims are recovered Open this result in new window
    Stars and Stripes - Aug 11 2:51 PM
    American military officials have recovered the bodies of two soldiers who had been listed as missing after an Aug. 8 helicopter crash in western Iraq, the U.S. military command in Baghdad said Friday.

  • 'Bandit' rock band leader Aaron Jagger is killed in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Stars and Stripes - Aug 11 2:51 PM
    A Friedberg, Germany-based soldier who was known for the music he played at memorial services in Iraq was killed there Wednesday. The death of 1st Sgt. Aaron Jagger, 43, was confirmed Friday by his brother, Anson Jagger.

  • Ft. Campbell soldiers return from Iraq Open this result in new window
    Boston Globe - Aug 11 9:54 AM
    Nearly 450 soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division began returning home Friday from Iraq, with more big groups expected soon at Fort Campbell, base officials said.

  • Local soldiers feel more balance needed on national media coverage of Iraq war Open this result in new window
    Daily American - 42 minutes ago
    Spc. Jeff Reedy said his experience in Caldwell, Iraq, in the northern part of the country, was a complete opposite from his time with Company C near Baghdad.

  • Can't take the heat? Talk to local soldiers returning from Iraq Open this result in new window
    Daily American - 43 minutes ago
    FRIEDENS - When you wipe the sweat off your brow frustrated with the heat and humidity of summer, consider the 130-degree temperatures local soldiers had to endure while deployed in Iraq.

  • Clerics Across Iraq Call for End to Sectarian Killing Open this result in new window
    Sun-Sentinel - Aug 11 12:09 PM
    BAGHDAD A day after a suicide bomber killed 35 people at a revered Shiite shrine, clerics across Iraq today called for an end to the sectarian killing that one imam described as "waking everyday to the view of blood."

  • COLLINS PLANS IRAQ VISIT Open this result in new window
    WLBZ Bangor - Aug 11 4:17 PM
    Senator Susan Collins has announced she is headed to Iraq along with other members of the Senate Armed Services Committee during the July 4th Congressional recess.

  • Bodies of US soldiers found at Iraq air crash site Open this result in new window
    The Peninsula - Aug 11 6:02 PM
    Baghdad The bodies of two missing US servicemen have been discovered in the wreckage of their helicopter which crashed in Iraq's Anbar province, the US military said yesterday.

  • AP Blog: Doing Laundry Is Risky in Iraq Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! Asia News - Aug 11 10:18 AM
    AP Correspondent Robert H. Reid covers Iraq events from Baghdad.

  • Bodies of two US service members found after helicopter crash in western Iraq Open this result in new window
    Boston Herald - Aug 11 11:38 AM
    BAGHDAD, Iraq - The bodies of two U.S. soldiers missing since a helicopter crash this week were found west of Baghdad, the U.S. military said Friday. That brought the number of U.S. troops to die this...

  • Democrats say plot shows Iraq war a diversion Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Aug 10 2:39 PM
    Prominent Democrats said on Thursday a foiled plot in Britain to blow up U.S.-bound planes showed the Bush administration's pursuit of war in Iraq had diverted resources from the bigger threat of terrorism and made the danger worse.

  • FORMER POW SIGNS DEAL TO WRITE BOOK ABOUT IRAQ ORDEAL Open this result in new window
    Tyler Morning Telegraph - 47 minutes ago
    EL PASO, Texas (AP) - Former POW Shoshana Johnson has signed a deal to write a book about her life and 22 days of captivity after a deadly ambush in the early days of the Iraq war.

  • Bodies of 2 Americans found in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Sun-Sentinel - Aug 11 10:24 AM
    BAGHDAD, Iraq -- The bodies of two American service members missing since a helicopter crash this week were found west of Baghdad, officials said today, while gunmen loyal to a radical Shiite cleric torched an office of the Iraqi president's Kurdish party.

  • Marine From Austin Killed In Iraq Open this result in new window
    KXAN 36 Austin - Aug 11 2:35 PM
    A Marine from Texas has been killed in combat in Iraq. The Defense Department Friday announced the death of 23-year-old Sergeant George M. Ulloa Jr. of Austin.

  • Should we still be in Iraq? Open this result in new window
    Ridgecrest Daily Independent - Aug 11 4:57 PM
    With everything that's been going on in our country, should we still be trying to save Iraq or should we be concentrating on saving our selves?

  • 101st soldiers return from Iraq duty Open this result in new window
    The Kentucky Post - Aug 11 10:05 AM
    FORT CAMPBELL - Nearly 450 soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division are expected to return today from Iraq on two flights - the largest number of soldiers based at Ft. Campbell, Ky., to arrive since the unit began returning last month.

  • UN extends aid mission in Iraq for another year Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Aug 10 1:48 PM
    The Security Council extended the mandate of the United Nations assistance mission in Iraq for another year on Thursday after Baghdad said it still needed help rebuilding and restoring security.

  • Twentynine Palms Marine, 18, dies in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Desert Sun - Aug 11 6:36 PM
    An 18-year-old Marine from the Twentynine Palms base died Thursday in Iraq, base officials have announced. Pfc. Jeremy Z. Long of Sun Valley, Nev., died during combat operations in Al Anbar Province, according to a news release.

  • Military Matters: Iraq as Stalingrad Open this result in new window
    UPI - Aug 11 1:23 PM
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- In Iraq and Afghanistan, the coalitions' defeats continue slowly to unroll. In Lebanon, it appears Hezbollah may win not only at the moral and mental, strategic and operational levels, but, astonishingly, at the physical and tactical levels as well.

  • Soldier: Iraq experience led him to refuse deployment Open this result in new window
    Army Times - Aug 11 8:43 AM
    SEATTLE Shortly after returning from Iraq last year, Army Sgt. Ricky Clousing gathered a few belongings and sneaked out of Fort Bragg, N.C., leaving only a note quoting Martin Luther King.

  • Holbrooke to Bush: Deploy Troops to Northern Iraq Open this result in new window
    Zaman Online - Aug 11 2:15 PM
    Washingtons former UN ambassador Richard Holbrooke suggested the Bush administration deploy American troops to northern Iraq.

  • Eye on Iraq: Dealing with death squads Open this result in new window
    UPI - Aug 11 11:08 AM
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- This week, U.S. military commanders finally acknowledged the significance of Shiite death squads in Iraq. But the U.S. government and armed forces in Iraq still lack any coherent strategy to contain or reduce this threat.

  • New Iraq books paint dismal picture for Americans Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! Singapore News - Aug 11 6:31 AM
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - With titles like "Fiasco" and "The End of Iraq," the latest books on the Iraq war make depressing reading for Americans.

  • Fort Carson Unit May Be Headed Back To Iraq Early Open this result in new window
    CBS4 Denver - Aug 11 12:26 PM
    The 3,900 members of the 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, finishing a second tour of Iraq, may go back to the Middle East in less than a year.

  • Bombing near Iraq shrine leaves 35 dead Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Aug 10 11:14 AM
    A suicide bomber detonated a belt of explosives Thursday near a highly revered Shiite shrine in southern Iraq, killing at least 35 people and injuring 122, an official said.

  • At Least 33 Killed in Iraq Blast Open this result in new window
    Washington Post - Aug 10 11:40 AM
    Suicide bomber detonates belt of explosives near a highly revered Shiite shrine in southern Iraq.

  • Fort Campbell soldiers return from Iraq Open this result in new window
    KBCI Boise - Aug 11 4:19 PM
    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. A long-awaited homecoming at Fort Campbell in Kentucky. Nearly 450 soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division returned from Iraq today. And more flights into Fort Campbell are expected soon.

  • UN extends Iraq mission Open this result in new window
    Al Jazeera - Aug 11 10:20 AM
    The UN Security Council extended the mandate of the United Nations assistance mission in Iraq for another year, Reuters news agency reported.

  • Seattle soldier killed in roadside bomb attack in Iraq Open this result in new window
    KATU - Aug 11 11:32 AM
    WASHINGTON - The Pentagon says a soldier from Seattle has been killed in combat in Ar Ramadi, Iraq. Thirty-one-year-old Army Staff Sergeant Tracy L. Melvin died of injuries he suffered on Sunday when a roadside bomb exploded near his Humvee.

  • Seattle soldier killed in Iraq Open this result in new window
    KGW Portland - Aug 11 10:44 AM
    A soldier from Seattle died in Iraq, The Department of Defense said Friday. Staff Sgt. Tracy L. Melvin, 31, died after he was injured Sunday by a roadside bomb that detonated near his HMMWV during combat operations in Ar Ramadi, Iraq.

  • New Iraq Books Paint Dismal Picture for Americans Open this result in new window
    Common Dreams News Center - Aug 11 8:53 AM
    New Iraq Books Paint Dismal Picture for Americans

  • Seattle Soldier Killed In Iraq Open this result in new window
    KIRO 7 Seattle-Tacoma - Aug 11 11:06 AM
    WASHINGTON -- The Pentagon says a soldier from Seattle has been killed in combat in Ar Ramadi, Iraq. Army Staff Sergeant Tracy L. Melvin, 31, died of injuries he suffered on Sunday when a roadside bomb exploded near his Humvee.

  • Bomb Attack Kills at Least 33 in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Washington Post - Aug 10 9:40 AM
    NAJAF, Iraq, Aug. 10 -- A suicide bomber struck Thursday morning near one of this Shiite holy city's most revered shrines, killing 33 persons and wounding more than 100, according police and hospital sources.

  • The UN Security Council extended the mandate of the United Nations assistance mission in Iraq for another year, Reuters  Open this result in new window
    Al Jazeera - Aug 11 9:50 AM
    The UN passed a resolution on Thursday reaffirming that the world body should play a leading role" in helping Iraq "in strengthening institutions for representative government and in promoting national dialogue and unity."

  • Navy SEAL Killed in Iraq Awarded Silver Star Open this result in new window
    Los Angeles Times - Aug 11 12:29 AM
    Navy SEAL Marc Lee, killed in combat Aug. 2 in Ramadi, Iraq, has been posthumously awarded a Silver Star for bravery, the Navy said Thursday.

  • Lebanon War Resonates in Iraq Open this result in new window
    News From Bangladesh - Aug 11 11:23 AM
    The reverberations in Iraq of the U.S.-backed Israeli war on Lebanon have been so widespread and deep to shutter a three-year old political orientation of the Iraqis towards doing away with their Pan-Arab identity and isolating their country from its geopolitical Arab and Islamic incubator, in a massive sectarian brainwashing that has pushed Iraqis to the brink of an all out civil war.

  • Suicide bomber kills 35 at Iraq's holiest Shiite shrine Open this result in new window
    The Columbus Dispatch - Aug 11 4:10 AM
    BAGHDAD, Iraq A suicide bomber blew himself up yesterday among pilgrims outside Iraqs holiest Shiite shrine, killing 35 people and wounding 122. A radical Sunni group said it carried out the attack in the southern city of Najaf.

  • Gunmen storm Kurdish offices in southern Iraq Open this result in new window
    RedNova - Aug 11 9:14 AM
    KERBALA, Iraq (Reuters) - Gunmen angered by cr

  • Iraq needs up to two years to build security forces: Hashemi Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Aug 10 7:36 AM
    Iraq needs one to two years to rebuild its security forces, Vice President Tareq al-Hashemi has said despite predictions they would be fully operational by the end of the year.

  • Bodies Of Missing U.S. Pilots Found In Iraq Open this result in new window
    News4Jax.com - Aug 11 9:28 AM
    BAGHDAD, Iraq -- The U.S. military said the bodies of two American service members missing after a helicopter crash have been found in Anbar province west of Baghdad.

  • On Iraq, the Military Shares Some Blame Open this result in new window
    Washington Post - Aug 10 7:22 AM
    In the post-Lieberman world, with the Iraq war declared little more than a looming electoral mandate, one group is left not just holding the bag but seems excused from judgment: the American military.Those on the ground in Iraq soldier on, fighting battle after battle and battling fighter after fighter, struggling towards victory but in reality hostage to the prevailing political timetable.Back

  • U.S. deaths in Iraq Open this result in new window
    The Plain Dealer - Aug 11 4:47 AM
    As of Thursday, at least 2,595 members of the U.S. military have died since the beginning of the Iraq war in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count. The figure includes seven military civilians. At least 2,055 died as a result of hostile action, according to the military's numbers.

  • The CQPolitics Forum: Iraq as Campaign Issue? Open this result in new window
    CQPolitics.com via Yahoo! News - Aug 11 2:41 PM
    This week CQPolitics.com asks its Board of Advisers the following:

  • "Nehruite" Natwar says he had fully briefed Sonia about Iraq visit Open this result in new window
    Yahoo! India News - Aug 11 6:54 AM
    New Delhi, Aug 11 (ANI): Maintaining that he had done nothing wrong in the Iraq's Oil-for-Food programme scam, suspended Congress leader K. Natwar Singh today said that he had gone to that country as a member of Congress delegation, and on his return, he had briefed party chief Sonia Gandhi about all the discussions that were held there.

  • Suicide bomber kills 35 in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Detroit News - Aug 10 11:00 PM
    BAGHDAD, Iraq -- A suicide bomber blew himself up Thursday among pilgrims outside Iraq's holiest Shiite shrine, killing 35 people and wounding 122. A radical Sunni group claimed it carried out the attack in the southern city of Najaf, warning Shiites they are not safe even "deep in your regions."

  • Iran urges foreign forces to leave Iraq after Najaf attack Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Aug 10 7:31 AM
    Shiite Iran has called for foreign troops to leave war-torn Iraq following a deadly bombing near one of Shiite Islam's holiest shrines in the southern city of Najaf.

  • Rising Unease In Congress Over Iraq Open this result in new window
    CBS News - Aug 10 4:51 PM
    When congressional lawmakers return from their August recess, they might be thinking more critically about the Iraq war. Signs are pointing to an increased unsettledness in both parties over the war in Iraq.

  • Iraq bombing kills dozens near Shiite shrine Open this result in new window
    Coos Bay World Link - Aug 11 10:16 AM
    BAGHDAD, Iraq - A suicide bomber detonated a belt of explosives near a highly revered Shiite shrine in southern Iraq Thursday, killing at least 35 people and injuring 122, an official said.

  • Bodies of 2 U.S. service members found in Iraq Open this result in new window
    ABC 13 Toledo - Aug 11 6:33 AM
    (Baghdad, Iraq-AP, August 11, 2006) - The bodies of two American service members missing since a helicopter crash this week were found west of Baghdad, officials said Friday, while gunmen loyal to a radical Shiite cleric torched an office of the Iraqi president's Kurdish party.

  • Mourners Remember Ohio Marine Killed in Iraq Open this result in new window
    WTOL News 11 - Aug 11 10:15 AM
    CINCINNATI (AP) - About a thousand mourners gathered in a Cincinnati-area cemetery to pay their respects to a 21-year-old Marine who died last month in Iraq without ever seeing his now three-week-old daughter.

  • Gunmen storm Kurdish offices in southern Iraq Open this result in new window
    Reuters - Aug 11 6:27 AM
    KERBALA, Iraq (Reuters) - Gunmen angered by criticism of a Shi'ite cleric ransacked offices of President Jalal Talabani's Kurdish party in southern Iraq on Friday after a newspaper claimed the cleric was fanning sectarian tensions.

  • Nearly 450 Fort Campbell Soldiers To Return From Iraq Open this result in new window
    The Louisville Channel - Aug 11 5:37 AM
    Nearly 450 soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division are expected to return to Fort Campbell Friday from Iraq on two flights.

  • Killed in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Baltimore Sun - Aug 11 12:35 AM
    As of yesterday, at least 2,595 members of the U.S. military have died since the Iraq war began in March 2003.

  • Shiite mob in Iraq claims newspaper bias, sets alight Kurdish party office Open this result in new window
    Kurdish Media - Aug 11 8:21 AM
    BAGHDAD, Iraq Armed assailants ransacked and burned a provincial office of the Iraqi president's Kurdish party on Friday, accusing its official newspaper of unfairly criticizing a Shiite cleric, police said.

  • Nearly 450 Ft. Campbell soldiers to return from Iraq Open this result in new window
    WREG-TV Memphis - Aug 11 5:01 AM
    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. Nearly 450 soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division are expected to return to Fort Campbell this morning from Iraq on two flights.

  • Baghdad bloodshed holds no fear for last of Iraq's Jews Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Aug 11 10:14 AM
    In his worn sandals and gray spotted shirt 82-year-old Abu Brahim -- one of the last Jews in Baghdad, perhaps the last -- seems tired but undaunted by the violence raging around him.

  • Suicide bomber kills 30 in southern Iraq Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Aug 10 3:41 AM
    A suicide bomber detonated a belt of explosives near a highly revered Shiite shrine in southern Iraq Thursday, killing at least 30 people and injuring 60, an official said.

  • Troops under-equipped, overstretched in Iraq Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Aug 10 3:21 AM
    Essential military kit must be sent to Iraq urgently to protect British troops who are under-equipped and overstretched despite escalating violence there, a parliamentary committee reported.

  • Former POW signs deal to write book about Iraq ordeal Open this result in new window
    KGBT 4 Rio Grande Valley - Aug 11 4:23 AM
    EL PASO, Texas An ex-P-O-W plans to write a book about her life and 22 days of captivity after a deadly ambush in the early days of the Iraq war.

  • Bodies of US soldiers in Iraq aircraft crash found Open this result in new window
    RedNova - Aug 11 3:07 AM
    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The bodies of two missing U.S. servicemen have been discovered in the wreckage of their helicopter which crashed in Iraq's Anbar province, the U.S.

  • Lebanon War Resonates in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Middle East Online - Aug 11 1:37 AM
    The reverberations in Iraq of the US-backed Israeli war on Lebanon have been so widespread and deep to shutter a three-year old political orientation of the Iraqis towards doing away with their Pan-Arab identitysays Nicola Nasser .

  • Shia mob sets alight Kurdish party office in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Khaleej Times - Aug 11 3:01 AM
    BAGHDAD, Iraq - Armed assailants ransacked and burned a provincial office of the Iraqi presidents Kurdish party on Friday, accusing its official newspaper of criticizing a Shia cleric, police said.

  • Iraq 'challenges' for UK forces Open this result in new window
    BBC News - Aug 10 9:25 AM
    The main areas of concern MPs have about what they call the "challenges" facing UK forces in Iraq.

  • U.S. military deaths in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Boston Globe - Aug 10 5:39 PM
    As of Thursday, Aug. 10, 2006, at least 2,595 members of the U.S. military have died since the beginning of the Iraq war in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count. The figure includes seven military civilians. At least 2,055 died as a result of hostile action, according to the military's numbers.

  • Nehruite Natwar says he had fully briefed Sonia about Iraq visit Open this result in new window
    New Kerala - Aug 11 8:39 AM
    New Delhi, Aug 11 : Maintaining that he had done nothing wrong in the Iraqs Oil-for-Food programme scam, suspended Congress leader K. Natwar Singh today said that he had gone to that country as a member of Congress delegation, and on his return, he had briefed party chief Sonia Gandhi about all the discussions that were held there.

  • USAID Awards Community Stabilization Program in Iraq Open this result in new window
    [Press Release] PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance - Aug 11 10:57 AM
    The U.S. Agency for International Development has awarded the Iraq Community Stabilization cooperative agreement to International Relief and Development , an Arlington, Virginia based non-governmental organization specializing in providing relief and development programs in civil society, food security, health, humanitarian assistance, infrastructure, and economic development.

  • UNSC extends mandate of Iraq Assistance Mission Open this result in new window
    Hindustan Times - Aug 11 1:47 AM
    The UN Security Council has extended the mandate of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq for one year, stressing that it has a vital role to play in the reconstruction of the country.

  • Israel fights under shadow of Iraq Open this result in new window
    BBC News - Aug 10 9:28 AM
    Israeli forces are involved in an asymmetric struggle with Hezbollah, evokes parallels with the conflict in Iraq, the BBC's Jonathan Marcus says.

  • Iraq needs two years to build security forces Open this result in new window
    Gulf Times - Aug 11 3:33 AM
    ISTANBUL: Iraq needs one to two years to rebuild its security forces, Vice President Tareq al-Hashemi said here Thursday despite predictions they would be fully operational by the end of the year.

  • UNSC extends assistance for Iraq Open this result in new window
    IBN live - Aug 11 1:07 AM
    Council reaffirmed that the UN should assist in strengthening institutions for representative government in Iraq.

  • Blast Kills 35 Near Shiite Shrine in Iraq Open this result in new window
    St. Petersburg Times - Aug 10 10:59 PM
    NAJAF, Iraq A suicide bomber killed at least 35 people and wounded over 90 on Thursday near a Shiite shrine in the southern Iraqi city of Najaf, dealing a blow to fresh efforts to avert a sectarian civil war.

  • Patriotic T-shirt back from Iraq and in Young's wardrobe Open this result in new window
    St. Petersburg Times - Aug 10 7:41 PM
    TAMPA Beverly Young pulled the shirt on and sniffed. Smells like Iraq, she said. It was a touching reunion Thursday between a famous T-shirt and the wife of Republican U.S. Rep. C.W. Bill Young of Indian Shores.

  • IRAQ VETERAN HOMELESS AS CROOKS NICK HIS CARAVAN Open this result in new window
    Daily Record - Aug 11 2:17 AM
    AN IRAQ war veteran has been left homeless after his 12,500 caravan was stolen. Murray Reilly, 43, was just starting a new life when thieves towed away his home and all his belongings.

  • Ceremony precedes brigade departure for Iraq Open this result in new window
    WCAX 3 - Aug 10 11:00 PM
    FORT DRUM, N.Y. The 10th Mountain Division's 2nd Brigade Combat Team held a ceremony yesterday in advance of its imminent one-year deployment to Iraq, the brigade's second tour there in the past two years.

  • Shedding light in Iraq's reconstruction Open this result in new window
    Reno Gazette-Journal - Aug 11 1:49 AM
    The problem of Iraq is not one for which obvious solutions are plentiful. But in several post-invasion trips to Baghdad, your reporter heard time and again about one thing that had the potential to improve both the average Iraqi's quality of life and the security situation as well: Turning on the lights, and keeping them on.

  • Contractor Casualties in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Strategy Page - Aug 11 2:47 AM
    August 11, 2006: Contractor casualties in Iraq have, so far, been about 6,700. That's about one third as many casualties as U.S. troops. The contractor forces includes both Iraqi and foreign civilians working for the American armed forces.