Australia's foreign minister warned Monday that pulling U.S. coalition troops out of Iraq too soon could provoke a wider conflict in the Middle East.
US President George W. Bush on Monday faced a fresh attack from congressional Democrats over his Iraq policy, after a damning report predicted the war-torn country would fail to meet key benchmarks.
The New York Times on Sunday called for US troops to leave Iraq now, saying that President George W. Bush's plan to stabilize the country through military means was a lost cause.
The leader of an al-Qaida umbrella group in Iraq threatened to wage war against Iran unless it stops supporting Shiites in Iraq within two months, according to an audiotape released Sunday.
On the eve of a trip to Central and South America, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates yesterday postponed his travel plans to help the White House assemble a progress report on the situation in Iraq.
Iran said that the five Iranians detained by American forces in Iraq complained about poor conditions at an American military detention facility.
As of Sunday, July 8, 2007, at least 3,605 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 2,952 died as a result of hostile action, according to the military's numbers.
Iraq fails to meet key US political and security benchmarks in an upcoming report to Congress that seems certain to increase calls from lawmakers and the restive public to withdraw US troops, a US newspaper reported said Sunday.
July 8 (Bloomberg) -- Defense Secretary Robert Gates today canceled a visit to Latin America amid mounting criticism of the Bush administration's policy in Iraq.
Former prime minister Tony Blair's press chief lifted the lid Sunday on his boss's plan to quit before the Iraq war, hours ahead of publication of his hotly anticipated diaries.