| Jun 19, 2013
| 2:02 PM
No sooner had the U.S. announced that it would reopen long-stalled peace negotiations with the Taliban this week than Afghan President Hamid Karzai rushed to throw cold water on the idea. Mind you, the mercurial Mr. Karzai had been on board with the...
| May 20, 2013
| 9:18 AM
BAGHDAD -- Car bombs around Iraq killed at least 65 people Monday as the country's worst wave of violence since U.S. troops withdrew a year and a half ago continued.
The attacks that occurred by busy commercial streets in Shiite and Sunni areas followed...
| Apr 15, 2013
| 5:49 PM
BAGHDAD (AP) — Insurgents launched what appeared to be a highly coordinated string of attacks across Iraq on Monday morning, killing at least 32 and wounding more than 200, according to officials.
The attacks, many involving car bombs, erupted...
| Apr 5, 2013
| 3:39 PM
There is a classic "Doonesbury" cartoon, published soon after the Vietnam War ended, in which the antiwar activist Mark Slackmeyer is arguing with his pro-war father. They go back and forth, each blaming the other's politics for everything that's wrong in...
| Apr 3, 2013
Being a Naval Reserve Officer veteran with eight years of active duty — five during WWII and three more in the Korean Conflict —- it was with a sad and heavy heart that I read a recent article in a local newspaper concerning the unrest and...
| Mar 6, 2013
| 5:48 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Ten years and $60 billion in American taxpayer funds later, Iraq is still so unstable and broken that even its leaders question whether U.S. efforts to rebuild the war-torn nation were worth the cost.
In his final report to...
| Feb 19, 2013
| 12:30 PM
| Nov 12, 2012
| 9:01 AM
EL CAJON, Calif. -- The husband of an Iraqi-American woman whose beating death initially appeared to be a hate crime was arrested on suspicion of murder Friday.
Shaima Alawadi, 32, died several days after being brutally beaten inside her El Cajon home in...
| Nov 9, 2012
| 3:54 PM
David Petraeus achieved genuinely great things in his career, so his fall as CIA director over what he bluntly described in his resignation letter Friday as "extremely poor judgment … engaging in an extramarital affair" has the poignancy you...
| Sep 10, 2012
| 12:03 PM
From the safe haven of Turkey, the fugitive Iraqi vice president on Monday slammed his conviction for plotting death squads against his rivals as a politically slanted sham, insisting on his innocence. Tariq Hashemi was sentenced Sunday to death by...
| Sep 10, 2012
| 9:46 AM
Baghdad -- The vice president of Iraq -- the country's top Sunni politician -- pleaded for calm Monday following his death sentence in absentia, while lashing out at Shiite Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki over what he described as a politically motivated...