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  • U.S. shifts Sunni strategy in Iraq

    U.S. shifts Sunni strategy in Iraq
    Eager to cement the security gains of last year's troop buildup, the U.S. military has shifted its strategy from the streets to the corridors of power in a high-stakes effort to persuade Iraq's wary Shiite leaders to put thousands of predominantly Sunni...
  • In Iraq, amateur radio's voice is muted

    Whenever he gets a spare moment away from his electronics repair shop, Abdul Karim Hadi sneaks off to what he calls the "radio shack" in the corner of his bedroom, flips a switch and escapes to the outside world. Hadi could use the Internet or a...
  • U.S. raid on home leaves civilians dead

    U.S. raid on home leaves civilians dead
    Three Iraqi civilians were killed and a child was critically injured when U.S. soldiers stormed a small home north of Baghdad, the military said Tuesday. The soldiers were pursuing members of a suicide bombing network just outside Saddam Hussein's...
  • Abu Abed: Ruthless, shadowy - and a U.S. ally in Iraq

    "Abu Abed, you're a hero," the retired Shiite teacher shouted from the home she had fled last winter, when the bodies of Shiites were being dumped daily in the streets of her Amiriya neighborhood. The fighter, wearing green camouflage and dark wraparound...
  • Iraqi militants feed on corruption

    TIKRIT, Iraq — Iraqi insurgents and sectarian militias are funding their deadly activities by muscling in on Mafia-style rackets involving everything from real estate and oil to cement and soft drinks, U.S. commanders say. U.S. diplomats and senior...
  • Iran's inner and outer circles of influence and power

    Iran's inner and outer circles of influence and power
    Iran's supreme leader spoke not with the thunder of a man regarded in his country as God's representative on Earth, but with the exasperated tone of a corporate manager chastising his employees. Ali Khamenei had ordered his deputies to start...
  • From the archives: Iraqi policewomen are told to surrender their weapons

    The Iraqi government has ordered all policewomen to hand in their guns for redistribution to men or face having their pay withheld, thwarting a U.S. initiative to bring women into the nation's police force. The Interior Ministry, which oversees the...
  • Feuding between Iraqi army and police slows security turnover

    Outside a two-story building guarded by U.S. Marines in this Euphrates River valley town is a sign that says, in Marine colors of scarlet and gold, "Welcome to JCC," or the Joint Coordination Center. The sign is misleading. Despite pleas from the...
  • U.N. adopts death penalty moratorium

    The General Assembly adopted a moratorium on the death penalty Tuesday, overcoming opposition from the United States, China and others that argued each nation should be able to choose for itself how to combat crime. The 104-54 vote for suspending...
  • Iraq's Kurds flock to parks to mark Persian New Year

    Iraq's Kurds flock to parks to mark Persian New Year
    Armed with picnic baskets and dressed in their brightest holiday finery, Iraqi Kurds headed into the hills here Friday to celebrate a cherished holiday that marks the beginning of spring. There was barely an inch to spare around Lake Dukan, north of...
  • Bush's big 'regret'

    Bush's big 'regret'
    In a valedictory interview with ABC News, President Bush has come closer than ever to acknowledging that the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003 was a mistake -- but not close enough. In Watergate parlance, Bush's concession is a "modified limited hangout."...
  • 'The Forever War' by Dexter Filkins

    'The Forever War' by Dexter Filkins
    THE LITERATURE of human conflict divides itself into two schools: One -- the more ancient -- is bardic and celebrates war and warriors; the other is the tradition of witness, which elucidates war and records the fates of those caught up in it. Dexter...