Iraq's political leaders held "cordial but candid" talks on Saturday in an attempt to revive national reconciliation efforts and repair the fractured unity government.
Encouraged by widespread opposition to the conflict in Iraq, Hollywood film-makers are preparing to unleash an unprecedented wave of war movies on cinema-goers.
As of Saturday, Aug. 18, 2007, at least 3,706 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 3,046 died as a result of hostile action, according to the military's numbers.
Critics worry that the plan could intensify the already intense sectarian warfare in Iraq, but U.S. commanders, pointing to success in Anbar, hope it will increase security.
CRAWFORD, Texas (AP) -- President Bush said Saturday that while political progress is moving too slowly on the national level in Iraq, positive steps in cities and towns are offering hope for future stability.
Iraq's political leaders were set to meet on Saturday to try to end an impasse that has stymied national reconciliation efforts and left Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki's national unity government in tatters.
At least 14 civilians are killed. Some fear insurgents are shifting their strategy to counter the troop buildup. BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Missiles and mortars struck areas of Baghdad and central Iraq on Saturday where violence and civilian deaths had decreased in recent weeks, raising concerns that insurgents were adapting their strategy to get around an increase in U.S. troops.
Surge or withdraw, the Next U.S. president inherits the consequences of Iraq
US President George W. Bush will announce plans for gradual troop reductions from Iraq, but at levels far short of those sought by his critics in Congress, The New York Times reported Saturday.
WASHINGTON -- The cacophony about Iraq is about to take on a shrillness and volume not heard in Washington, or beyond, since the nation was rent in two by the Vietnam War.