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  • Investigators: Millions in Iraq aid wasted Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - 3 minutes ago
    The U.S. government wasted tens of millions of dollars in Iraq reconstruction aid, including scores of unaccounted-for weapons and a never-used camp for housing police trainers with an Olympic-size swimming pool, investigators say.
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  • Bush must confer with Congress on Iraq: senior Republican Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - 1 hour, 31 minutes ago
    A key Republican lawmaker has warned President George W. Bush was not the "sole decider" on Iraq, as a constitutional wrangle deepened over the new US plan to quell raging violence.
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  • Bush nominee: New actions needed in Iraq Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - 2 hours, 29 minutes ago
    It may be time to "redefine the goals" for Iraq, the admiral President Bush picked to lead U.S. forces in the Middle East told Congress on Tuesday as lawmakers of both parties maneuvered for leverage against Bush's proposed troop buildup.
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  • Obama pushes for Iraq pullout deadline Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - 2 hours, 18 minutes ago
    Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama said Tuesday U.S. combat forces should be out of Iraq by spring 2008 to end "a foreign policy disaster" but he stopped short of endorsing a cutoff in funds.
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  • Reports Fault Oversight of Iraq Police Program Open this result in new window
    Washington Post - 2 hours, 25 minutes ago
    The U.S. government has squandered millions of dollars intended for police training programs in Iraq because of rampant problems overseeing contractors, according to federal reviews released yesterday.
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  • Congress can halt Iraq war, experts tell lawmakers Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Jan 30 5:17 PM
    The U.S. Congress has the power to end the war in Iraq, a former Bush administration attorney and other high-powered legal experts told a Senate hearing on Tuesday.
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  • U.S. military deaths in Iraq at 3,080 Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Jan 30 4:21 PM
    As of Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2007, at least 3,080 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 2,475 died as a result of hostile action, according to the military's numbers.
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  • Obama calls for US combat troops out of Iraq by March 2008 Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Jan 30 3:33 PM
    Likely presidential contender Senator Barack Obama called for the removal of all US combat forces from Iraq by March 31, 2008, to counter what he called President George W. Bush's "failed policy of escalation."
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  • Iran will not go unchallenged in Iraq: US Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Jan 30 3:14 PM
    The United States cannot allow Iran to back Shiite militants in Iraq with impunity, President George W. Bush's nominee to become the second-ranked US diplomat warned.
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  • 'Time is short' in Iraq, commander nominee says Open this result in new window
    CNN.com - Jan 30 1:46 PM
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Stabilizing Iraq will require "new and different actions" to improve security and political reconciliation, the Navy admiral poised to lead American forces in the Middle East said Tuesday.
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  • Obama calls for US troops to leave Iraq by March 2008 Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Jan 30 3:05 PM
    Likely presidential contender Senator Barack Obama called for the removal of all US combat forces from Iraq by March 2008, in answer to what he called President George W. Bush's "failed policy of escalation."
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  • U.S. may have to lower Iraq expectations: commander Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Jan 30 1:26 PM
    The United States may have to lower expectations for Iraq as it embarks on a new war plan, President George W. Bush's choice to become the top U.S. military commander for the Middle East said on Tuesday.
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  • Negroponte says Iran cannot go unchallenged in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Jan 30 1:36 PM
    Iran's support for anti-U.S. extremists in Iraq should not go unchallenged, despite U.S. hopes of avoiding confrontation with Tehran, President George W. Bush's pick for deputy secretary of state said on Tuesday.
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  • Democrats Agree to Iraq Panel Open this result in new window
    Washington Post - Jan 30 2:01 PM
    Democratic leaders agreed yesterday to President Bush's idea for a new bipartisan panel to advise him on the fight against terrorism and the Iraq war, days after rejecting such a commission.
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  • "Time is short" for Iraq turnaround: US commander Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Jan 30 12:53 PM
    US forces are running up against the clock in implementing a badly-needed new strategy in Iraq, the admiral who is set to take over the command of US forces in the Middle East said.
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  • Senators Assert Right to Block Bush?s Iraq Plan Open this result in new window
    New York Times - Jan 30 11:28 AM
    Senator Arlen Specter joined Democrats on a Senate panel in saying that President Bush cannot simply ignore Congressional opposition to his Iraq plan.
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  • For GOP, Discord In Dissent On Iraq Open this result in new window
    Washington Post - Jan 30 11:33 AM
    Republican misgivings over President Bush's new war strategy are increasingly dividing the GOP as the Senate moves toward a showdown over the deployment of 21,500 additional troops to Iraq.
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  • US ponders ways to curb Turkish Kurd rebels in Iraq: envoy Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Jan 30 10:37 AM
    The United States is considering "many actions" to curb Turkish Kurd rebels based in northern Iraq and believes it can count on the help of the region's Iraqi Kurdish leaders, a US envoy said.
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  • Fallon: Iraq Approach "Not Working" Open this result in new window
    Time Magazine - Jan 30 10:00 AM
    Stabilizing Iraq will require "new and different actions" to improve security and promote political reconciliation, the Navy admiral poised to lead American forces in the Middle East said
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  • Government says al-Qaeda in Iraq official captured Open this result in new window
    USA Today - Jan 30 9:57 AM
    Iraq security forces have captured a provincial leader of al-Qaeda in Iraq group in an operation north of Baghdad Tuesday that also left two of his followers dead, the government spokesman said. Dozens were captured in the operation, he said.
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  • More than 50 dead as Iraq Shiites mark Ashura Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Jan 30 10:11 AM
    At least 56 people were killed in vicious tit-for-tat sectarian attacks in Iraq as hundreds of thousands of Shiite pilgrims observed an annual mourning ritual.
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  • Negroponte sees Iraq success without Iran, Syria Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Jan 30 8:40 AM
    A democratic Iraq can still emerge from sectarian violence, but the United States does not plan to open talks with Syria and Iran on stabilizing the country, President George W. Bush's pick for deputy secretary of state said on Tuesday.
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  • Joseph A. Palermo: Judith Miller and the Bloodbath in Iraq Open this result in new window
    HuffingtonPost - 1 hour, 27 minutes ago
    When Judith Miller appears on our TV screens milking her latest fifteen minutes of fame because she's a star witness in the Scooter Libby trial, we should be reminded that she, perhaps more than any other member of the press, greased the propaganda wheels in the lead up to the Iraq invasion. In their infamous September 8, 2002, above the fold, front-page story in the New York Times, "U.S. ...
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  • Shi'ite pilgrims attacked in Iraq, 40 killed Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Jan 30 9:27 AM
    Bombers and gunmen killed 40 people in attacks on Shi'ite worshippers marking the religious Ashura ritual on Tuesday, amid heightened tension between Iraq's majority Shi'ite Muslim community and once-dominant Sunni Arabs.
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  • Peace in Iraq a long time coming, Fallon says Open this result in new window
    Los Angeles Times - Jan 30 6:44 PM
    WASHINGTON -- President Bush's choice to be the new military commander in the Middle East warned Tuesday that the U.S. may have to lower its expectations for Iraq, saying the country's transition into a peaceful democracy may be "a long time coming."
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  • Attacks kill dozens as Shiites mark a holy day in Iraq Open this result in new window
    International Herald Tribune - Jan 30 1:55 PM
    There were no reports of violence in Iraq's two holiest cities, Najaf and Karbala , the day after Iraqi security forces, aided by U.S. and British air power and U.S. troops, defeated hundreds of militants from a renegade Shiite militia.
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  • U.S. may have to alter expectations for Iraq: Fallon Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Jan 30 8:42 AM
    The United States may have to adopt more realistic expectations for Iraq, President George W. Bush's choice to become the top U.S. military commander for the Middle East said on Tuesday.
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  • U.S. Marine Dies of Wounds Suffered in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Washington Post - Jan 30 9:31 AM
    A Marine died yesterday of wounds suffered during an attack in Anbar province in Iraq, the U.S. military announced today.
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  • Iraq debate strains bond of Congress' Vietnam vets Open this result in new window
    USA Today - Jan 30 7:12 AM
    Congress' Vietnam veterans remain divided as the Iraq debate begins as early as this week. A tiny caucus of Vietnam combat veterans in the Senate have provided riveting exchanges as the Senate Foreign Relations Committee approved a resolution that declared the president's planned troop increase in Baghdad "not in the national interest."
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  • Iraq calls for air force recruits Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Jan 30 7:30 AM
    Iraq has launched a search for a select group of motivated, apolitical volunteers to help rebuild its once powerful but shattered air force.
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  • Guard Unit Is Resigned to Prolonged Duty in Iraq Open this result in new window
    NPR - 2 hours, 48 minutes ago
    A Minnesota National Guard unit that has just learned it will spend an additional four months in Iraq includes a soldier who got to ask President Bush about his plan for a "surge" in troops Monday. He says he's not satisfied with the answer. Charlie Company is responsible for part of the security at a vast supply base called Anaconda 50 miles north of Baghdad.
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  • 38 Shiites killed during religious festival in Iraq Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Jan 30 7:53 AM
    At least 38 Shiites have been killed in three attacks in Iraq, as thousands of bleeding pilgrims flayed themselves with swords and chains during the Ashura mourning rite.
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  • Bush warns Iran over Iraq, nuclear ambitions Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Jan 30 5:53 AM
    Iran's people would face "deprivation" over their leaders' nuclear ambitions, US President George W. Bush said in an interview, warning Tehran against sowing "discord and harm" in Iraq.
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  • US envoy in Turkey for talks on Iraq-based Kurdish rebels Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Jan 30 6:34 AM
    A US special envoy began talks with Turkish officials on how to combat separatist Kurds based in neighboring northern Iraq, amid growing anger here over Washington's failure to fulfill its pledges to curb the militants.
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  • Ashura pilgrims attacked in Iraq, 40 killed Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Jan 30 6:30 AM
    Bombers killed 36 people in two attacks on majority Shi'ite worshippers marking the religious ritual of Ashura on Tuesday amid heightened tensions between Iraq's Shi'ites and once politically dominant minority Sunnis.
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  • Danish PM says he won't testify in Iraq war case Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Jan 30 6:03 AM
    Danish Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen has said he will not appear in court to justify Denmark's decision to go to war against Iraq, as requested by a group of Danes who want to sue him.
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  • Saudi Arabia, Iran cooperate in attempt to ease crises in Iraq, Lebanon Open this result in new window
    USA Today - Jan 30 5:36 AM
    U.S. ally Saudi Arabia and Iran are working together to try to calm the crises in Iraq and Lebanon, the Saudi foreign minister said Tuesday, despite Washington's efforts to isolate Tehran and stem its power in the Middle East.
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  • Bush warns Iran against action in Iraq Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Jan 30 5:16 AM
    President Bush said Monday the United States "will respond firmly" if Iran escalates military action in Iraq and endangers American forces. But Bush emphasized he has no intention of invading Iran.
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  • US official gets nine years for corruption in Iraq Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Jan 30 5:44 AM
    A former American official with the US-led occupation authority in Iraq was sentenced Monday to nine years in prison and forced to forfeit 3.6 million dollars for his role in defrauding the authority.
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  • James Baker on Iraq Troop Surge: 'Give It a Chance' Open this result in new window
    Fox News - Jan 30 2:55 PM
    Co-chairman of Iraq Study Group endorses President Bush's troop surge in Iraq, urging the Senate to 'give it a chance' to work and suggesting they are sending mixed message by confirming Gen. Petraeus to lead forces while opposing any new deployments.
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  • Adam Elkus: Bombing Iraq Like It's 1999 Open this result in new window
    HuffingtonPost - Jan 30 2:48 PM
    In a few months, Kosovo will make a bid for independence after eight years of UN governance. In light of the horrific failures in Iraq and Afghanistan, the war in Kosovo seems worlds away. However, it's worth looking back to American involvement in Kosovo to understand the deadly misconceptions that led to disaster in Iraq. Serbia lost control of Kosovo in 1999 after a 70-day NATO bombing ...
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  • Troops Lacked Equipment for Iraq, Afghanistan, Inspector Says Open this result in new window
    Bloomberg.com - Jan 30 4:08 PM
    Jan. 30 (Bloomberg) -- U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan have experienced shortages of body armor, armored vehicles, electronic jammers and heavy machine guns because of flaws in the way the Defense Department deploys personnel, according to the Pentagon Inspector General.
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  • France says troops alone won't solve Iraq's woes Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Jan 30 4:48 AM
    Iraq needs a political solution more than it needs an increase in the number of foreign troops, France's foreign minister said in his country's latest swipe at U.S. policy in the Middle East.
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  • Iraq Beset By Soaring Civilian Death Toll by Martin Sieff UPI Senior News Analyst Washington (UPI) Jan 30, 2007 Open this result in new window
    Space War - Jan 30 6:18 PM
    How many civilians have died or are dying in Iraq? No one knows for sure. But the figure is definitely in the scores of thousands -- and the rate and scale of killings appears to be rapidly accelerating.
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  • Consequences of US commitment to Iraq Open this result in new window
    The Christian Science Monitor - Jan 30 2:58 PM
    America's focus on Iraq is allowing Russia and China to assert themselves.
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  • Time Is Short For Iraq Turnaround by Jim Mannion Washington (AFP) Jan 30, 2007 Open this result in new window
    Space War - Jan 30 6:18 PM
    US forces are running up against the clock in implementing a badly-needed new strategy in Iraq, the admiral who is set to take over the command of US forces in the Middle East said Tuesday.
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  • Iran Will Not Go Unchallenged In Iraq Says US by Staff Writers Washington (AFP) Jan 30, 2007 Open this result in new window
    Space War - Jan 30 6:18 PM
    The United States cannot allow Iran to back Shiite militants in Iraq with impunity, President George W. Bush's nominee to become the second-ranked US diplomat warned Tuesday.
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  • Qatari prince seized in Iraq during hunting trip Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Jan 30 3:51 AM
    A Qatari prince was held captive by unknown kidnappers for three days in Iraq after mistakenly crossing the Saudi border during a hunting trip.
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  • Marines In Iraq Decry Lack Of Laser System Open this result in new window
    The Tampa Tribune - 0 minute ago
    TAMPA - Civilian casualties in Iraq's volatile Anbar province would have been greatly reduced over the past 20 months if an inexpensive, hand-held laser system had been sent to the Marines operating there, according to a series of e-mail messages between troops in the field and acquisition officials in suburban Washington.
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  • 58 Killed in Iraq on Shiite Holy Day Open this result in new window
    ABC News - Jan 30 1:48 PM
    Series of Attacks Kills at Least 58 People on Key Shiite Holy Day in Iraq
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  • Ashura attacks on Shiite pilgrims kill 24 in Iraq Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Jan 30 2:52 AM
    Two powerful bombings have killed 24 Shiite pilgrims in Iraq, as thousands of bleeding Shiites flayed themselves with swords and chains during the Ashura mourning rite in the shrine city.
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  • Clinton, Giuliani, Iraq war dominating Ohio voters' thoughts, poll shows Open this result in new window
    Dayton Daily News - 42 minutes ago
    COLUMBUS The war in Iraq continues to weigh heavily on the minds of Ohio voters.
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  • 11 Shiite pilgrims killed in Iraq blast Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Jan 30 2:06 AM
    Eleven Shiite pilgrims have been killed when a bomb stashed in a bin exploded as they were heading to a religious site in eastern Iraq for the Ashura mourning rite.
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  • Specter tells Bush he's not 'the sole decider' on Iraq Open this result in new window
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - 30 minutes ago
    WASHINGTON -- Sen. Arlen Specter yesterday called on President Bush to forge an agreement with Congress on "sharing" decision-making powers in the Iraq war, just as the Senate prepares to debate resolutions opposing the president's plans to send thousands of additional troops.
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  • Hobson: Time to plan U.S. transition in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Dayton Daily News - 42 minutes ago
    Just back from Iraq, U.S. Rep. Dave Hobson, R-Springfield, said Tuesday that the Iraqi prime minister should be held to his claim that Iraqi troops could begin to relieve U.S. combat troops within six months.
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  • US chief seeks new tack on Iraq Open this result in new window
    BBC News - Jan 30 9:02 AM
    President Bush's choice for chief of US forces in the Middle East urges a "new and different" approach in Iraq.
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  • Lehigh County soldier killed in helicopter crash at Najaf, Iraq Open this result in new window
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - 36 minutes ago
    The Department of Defense yesterday identified one of the two soldiers killed in a helicopter crash Sunday in Najaf, Iraq, as Capt. Mark T. Resh, 28, of Fogelsville, Lehigh County, near Allentown.
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  • Father of Iraq casualty slain Open this result in new window
    The Arizona Republic - 38 minutes ago
    On Sunday evening, her husband was murdered while out riding his bicycle. Five weeks ago, her son, an Army sergeant, was killed when a roadside bomb exploded in Iraq.{v} Valley woman copes with two tragic deaths
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  • 39 Killed In Iraq On Shiite Holy Day Open this result in new window
    CBS News - Jan 30 11:30 AM
    Nearly 40 people have been killed in Iraq in bomb and shooting attacks targeting Shiites on the holiest day on the Muslim sect's calendar. The casualty total also rose for the U.S., with the deaths of two more GIs.
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  • Saudi Arabia and Iran cooperating to try to ease crises in Iraq, Lebanon, Saudi FM says Open this result in new window
    San Diego Union-Tribune - 2 hours, 6 minutes ago
    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, 6:08 p.m. Jan. 30 (AP): U.S. ally Saudi Arabia said Tuesday it was working with Iran, America's top rival in the Mideast, to find ways to ease the crises in Lebanon and Iraq a departure from Washington's confrontational stance toward Tehran.
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  • Top Commander Says Time Short In Iraq Open this result in new window
    CBS News - Jan 30 9:30 AM
    The Navy admiral poised to lead U.S. forces in the Middle East says "new and different actions" are needed to stabilize Iraq. Adm. William Fallon told a Senate confirmation hearing the situation in Iraq can be turned around, "but time is short."
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  • U.S. troops in Iraq, Afghan wars lack equipment - poll Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! India News - 2 hours, 24 minutes ago
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A lack of armored vehicles, weapons and other equipment is hampering missions of U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Pentagon's watchdog agency said in a survey released on Tuesday.
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  • President's Nominee Acknowledges Need for New Iraq Solution Open this result in new window
    The Online NewsHour - Jan 30 5:14 PM
    Navy Adm. William Fallon, tapped by President Bush to lead troops in the Middle East, said Tuesday that the United States needs a new strategic approach in Iraq as well as more progress from the Iraqi government. Two senators debate the significance of the admiral's testimony.
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  • Bush Nominee: New Actions Needed in Iraq Open this result in new window
    ABC News - Jan 30 8:51 AM
    Nominee to Head Troops in Middle East Says 'Different Actions' Needed to Stabilize Iraq
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  • US Lawmakers Paint Grim Picture of Iraq, Afghanistan Open this result in new window
    Voice of America - Jan 30 5:13 PM
    US House lawmakers who have just returned from Iraq and Afghanistan have delivered sobering assessments of the situations there. VOA's Dan Robinson reports on remarks by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and others who met with U.S. troops and commanders, and government leaders.
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  • Elma, Wash. soldier killed in Iraq, leaves behind a wife, baby Open this result in new window
    Seattle Times - Jan 30 1:18 PM
    Last Friday, the Garrigus family gathered around the phone at their home in Elma to speak with Sgt. Mickel David Garrigus, who was serving as an MP in Iraq.
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  • Feingold Ups The Ante On Iraq Funding Open this result in new window
    CBS News - Jan 30 8:30 AM
    Most Senate Democrats say they oppose the war in Iraq, but The Politico reports that Sen. Russ Feingold is the only one taking the step of introducing legislation to cut off funding.
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  • Iraq Bomb Attacks Kill at Least 28 Shiite Worshippers (Update2) Open this result in new window
    Bloomberg.com - Jan 30 8:19 AM
    Jan. 30 (Bloomberg) -- Bomb attacks on Shiite Muslim worshippers killed at least 28 people and wounded 96 in Iraq's eastern province of Diyala on the final day of a holy festival.
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  • Clinton, Giuliani, Iraq war dominating Ohio voters' thoughts, poll shows Open this result in new window
    Middletown Journal - 46 minutes ago
    COLUMBUS The war in Iraq continues to weigh heavily on the minds of Ohio voters. In the first 2007 Quinnipiac University Poll for Ohio, 44 percent of the voters picked the Iraq war as the most important issue facing the country four times the 11 percent who picked the economy, the No. 2 choice.
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  • US Bipartisan Panel To Meet On Iraq Next Week - CNN Open this result in new window
    Nasdaq - Jan 30 5:24 PM
    NEW YORK -(Dow Jones)- U.S. President George W. Bush and top congressional Democrats have agreed to create a bipartisan working group on Iraq, Cable News Network reported Tuesday.
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  • Democratic presidential hopeful introduces bill to force Iraq redeployment under law Open this result in new window
    WIS News 10 Columbia - 1 minute ago
    Senator Barack Obama says US combat forces need to be out of Iraq by the spring of 2008. The Democratic presidential hopeful says the move is needed to end a "foreign policy disaster." However, he stopped short of endorsing a cutoff in funds.
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  • Iraq holy day attacks leave at least 39 dead Open this result in new window
    Stars and Stripes - Jan 30 5:21 PM
    BAGHDAD On Shiite Islams holiest day, attacks in Iraq on Tuesday killed at least 39 people, and details continued to emerge of a fierce battle in Najaf over the weekend that was tied to a religious pilgrimage.
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  • 3 helicopters lost in Iraq since Jan. 20 Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Jan 29 8:34 PM
    Three helicopters have been lost in Iraq in the past 10 days, including one over the weekend. While insurgents and militias have plenty of weapons capable of shooting down helicopters, the U.S. has developed tactics to minimize the risk, and many experts doubt the threat to the military's workhorse has significantly increased.
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  • Roger Simon: Sen. Russ Feingold pressures Democrats to end 'timidity' and stop the Iraq war Open this result in new window
    New Hampshire Union Leader - 32 minutes ago
    SENATE DEMOCRATS oppose the war in Iraq, they just don't plan on stopping it.
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  • Iraq Summit offers crucial business opportunities for ICT & Education leaders Open this result in new window
    AME Info - 36 minutes ago
    International companies looking to become involved in the lucrative and fast emerging ICT and education sectors in Iraq are invited to attend the forthcoming Iraq Information Communication Technology & Education Summit (ICTE) in Sharjah, UAE on 27-28 February 2007.
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  • Bush must confer with Congress on Iraq: senior Republican Open this result in new window
    TODAYonline - 1 hour, 22 minutes ago
    The US Capitol. A key Republican lawmaker has warned President George W. Bush was not the "sole decider" on Iraq, as a constitutional wrangle deepened over the new US plan to quell raging violence.
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  • Obama calls for us troops to leave Iraq by march 2008 Open this result in new window
    Stuff - Jan 30 4:28 PM
    WASHINGTON: Likely presidential contender Senator Barack Obama called today for the removal of all US combat forces from Iraq by March 2008, in answer to what he called President George W Bush's "failed policy of escalation".
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  • Influx of suicide bombers 'entering Iraq from Syria' Open this result in new window
    Financial Times - Jan 30 6:20 PM
    Dozens of al-Qaeda suicide bombers from countries such as Saudi Arabia and Sudan are crossing into Iraq from Syria every month, a senior US official said yesterday.
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  • Pitt grad dies in Iraq firefight Open this result in new window
    Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - 23 minutes ago
    Army Capt. Mark T. Resh was killed in a Jan. 28 helicopter crash in Iraq.
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  • U.S. Military Deaths in Iraq at 3,080 Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! Asia News - Jan 30 4:21 PM
    As of Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2007, at least 3,080 members of the U.S. military have died since the beginning of the Iraq war in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count.
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  • Tight Security Marks Holy Shi'ite Commemoration in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Voice of America - Jan 30 3:12 PM
    Tight security was in effect in Iraq for Shi'ite Muslims' observance of Ashura, their holiest day. South of Baghdad, Iraqi forces say they broke up a plot to kill Shi'ite clerics during a major battle in Najaf province. VOA's Sean Maroney reports.
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  • City's position on Iraq on point Open this result in new window
    Whittier Daily news - 1 hour, 43 minutes ago
    Baldwin Park or any other city from speaking its collective mind on the escalation of the Iraq war. See, there is also in the Constitution something called the First Amendment, which gives Americans the right to express themselves, even petition their government with grievances.
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  • Obama Asks Congress To Pull Troops From Iraq Open this result in new window
    CBS 2 Chicago - 2 hours, 3 minutes ago
    Sen. Barack Obama Tuesday night called on Congress to force President George W. Bush to pull almost all combat troops from Iraq by early next year. As CBS 2 Political Editor Mike Flannery reports, Obama hopes the Senate will vote on his proposal.
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  • We have been getting it wrong in Iraq, says new US commander Open this result in new window
    Daily Telegraph - Jan 30 5:29 PM
    President George W Bush faced fierce new criticism over his policy in Iraq yesterday as both military strategists and his new commander in the Middle East delivered negative assessments of America's prospects of quelling violence in the war-torn country.
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  • Study Says US Should Plan for Iraq Civil War Open this result in new window
    Voice of America - Jan 30 1:57 PM
    A new report by an independent policy and research organization says Iraq is rapidly descending into an all-out civil war and urges U.S. officials to begin planning how to contain such a conflict to avoid what the authors call a catastrophe in the Middle East. The report, written by security and regional specialists at the Brookings Institution, says such a war will lead to a humanitarian tragedy ...
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  • Centre opens for Iraq wounded Open this result in new window
    The Scotsman - Jan 30 5:30 PM
    A $50 million (36 million) centre for to treat members of the US military who have suffered burns or had amputations due to action in Iraq has opened in Texas. Of the 20,000 US soldiers injured in Iraq, more than 500 have lost a limb.
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  • Influx of suicide bombers entering Iraq from Syria Open this result in new window
    Financial Times - Jan 30 2:18 PM
    Dozens of al-Qaeda suicide bombers from countries such as Saudi Arabia and Sudan are crossing into Iraq from Syria every month, a senior US official said on Tuesday.
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  • Nominee to head Mideast forces warns on Iraq Open this result in new window
    Financial Times - Jan 30 5:04 PM
    Admiral William Fallon, the White House choice to command US forces in the Middle East, on Tuesday warned that the US was running out of time to improve security in Iraq.
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  • Iraq report urges containment Open this result in new window
    BBC News - Jan 30 1:39 AM
    A new US report says Iraq's neighbours must be shielded from the spillover of civil war, reports the BBC's Jonathan Marcus.
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  • Negroponte sees Iraq success without Iran Open this result in new window
    IranMania.com - 58 minutes ago
    LONDON, January 31 (IranMania) - A democratic Iraq can still emerge from sectarian violence, but the United States does not plan to open talks with Syria and Iran on stabilizing the country, President George W Bush's pick for deputy secretary of state said, Reuters reported.
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  • New U.S. commander calls for "new and different" action in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Seattle Times - Jan 30 9:18 AM
    Stabilizing Iraq will require "new and different actions" to improve security and promote political reconciliation, the Navy admiral poised to lead American forces in the Middle East said today.
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  • Bombs Kill 36 in Iraq on Shiite Holy Day Open this result in new window
    ABC News - Jan 30 5:19 AM
    Bomb Strikes in Iraq Kill at Least 36 People and Wound Nearly 100 During Ashoura Ceremonies
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  • Iran Plays Delicate Game in Forging Ties with Iraq Open this result in new window
    NPR - Jan 30 5:43 AM
    Iran is developing trade and diplomatic ties with Iraq ... and offering military and security support to Iraqi forces. Yet Shiite-dominated Iran's involvement in Iraq is alarming Sunni-dominated neighbors in the Middle East.
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  • Negroponte: Iran cannot go unchallenged in Iraq Open this result in new window
    IranMania.com - 59 minutes ago
    LONDON, January 31 (IranMania) - Iran's support for anti-US extremists in Iraq should not go unchallenged, despite US hopes of avoiding confrontation with Tehran, President George W Bush's pick for deputy secretary of state said, Reuters reported.
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  • Fallon Says U.S. Miscalculated Iraq Open this result in new window
    ABC News - Jan 30 5:21 AM
    Adm. William Fallon, Who Commands Troops in the Pacific Region, Says U.S. Miscalculated Iraq
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  • US holding back report on Iran meddling in Iraq Open this result in new window
    IranMania.com - 1 hour, 0 minute ago
    LONDON, January 31 (IranMania) - A plan by the Bush administration to release detailed and possibly damning specific evidence linking the Iranian government to efforts to destabilize Iraq have been put on hold, US officials told FOX News.
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  • Iraq war vets take their opposition to escalation to the airwaves Open this result in new window
    WAVY 10 - Jan 30 5:25 PM
    Combat veterans against President Bush's policies for Iraq are stepping up efforts against a troop surge. The president's plan is drawing criticism from Democrat and Republican lawmakers on Capitol Hill.
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  • US Official Says Democratic Iraq Is Still Possible Open this result in new window
    Voice of America - Jan 30 12:27 PM
    The outgoing U.S. director of national intelligence, John Negroponte, believes it is still possible for a democratic Iraq to emerge from sectarian violence.
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  • El Salvador sends 87 new troops to Iraq Open this result in new window
    People's Daily - 2 hours, 15 minutes ago
    Eighty-Seven Salvadorean soldiers from the 380-strong Eighth Contingent of the Cuscatlan Battalion on Tuesday boarded a plane headed for Iraq to do humanitarian work and reconstruction for a six-month term.
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  • Iraq exodus- U.S. under pressure to stop saying no Open this result in new window
    AlertNet - Jan 30 3:21 PM
    Source: Reuters (This is part of a special report on the exodus from Iraq) By Richard Cowan WASHINGTON, Jan 31 (Reuters) - Millions of Iraqi refugees fleeing violence and sectarian cleansing ...
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