Republican presidential candidate John McCain said Saturday he will not relent in his fight against Democrats in Congress who want to set a date for withdrawing troops from Iraq.
Joe Biden?s so-called soft-partition plan, which calls for dividing Iraq into three semi-autonomous regions, seems to be gaining support as the best way out of a bad situation.
BAGHDAD, July 28 -- Security forces will conduct an emergency operation during Sunday's soccer game between Iraq and Saudi Arabia to prevent a repeat of the deadly violence that has accompanied earlier matches, according to a high-ranking police source.
Authorities planned stepped-up patrols in Baghdad Sunday as they intensified security to prevent a repeat of car bombings that killed dozens of revelers celebrating Iraq's progress to the finals of Asia's top soccer tournament last week.
JAKARTA, Indonesia (Reuters) -- Iraq coach Jorvan Vieira plans to quit his post after Sunday's Asian Cup final against Saudi Arabia, because of the disorganized state of Iraqi soccer.
President Bush's top diplomatic and military managers have a tough assignment in the Middle East in the week ahead: convince skeptical Arab nations they have more to lose if Iraq fails than they stand to gain by waiting until the U.S. leaves or Bush's term ends.
President Bush's top diplomatic and military managers this week are trying to convince skeptical Arab nations they have more to lose if Iraq fails than they stand to gain by waiting until the U.S. leaves.
Friction between Iraq's Sunni Arab, Shi'ite and Kurdish leaders has erupted into a public spat over who is to blame for the failure so far to enact any of the laws that Washington hopes will reconcile Iraqis.
As of Saturday, July 28, 2007, at least 3,646 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 2,992 died as a result of hostile action, according to the military's numbers.
The best defence takes on the best attack in the tournament as Iraq and Saudi Arabia play off for the region's premier football crown in the Asian Cup final here Sunday.