Iraq War

  • The Iraq war from an Iraqi perspective July 4, 2014

    New Delhi: In the backdrop of the deteriorating situation in Iraq, a new voice in fiction emerges from the rubble and describes the war-torn country from the inside as never before. "The Corpse Exhibition And Other Stories of Iraq" by author-filmmaker Hassan Blasim is the first major literary work about...
  • 'Sherlock' star Benedict Cumberbatch to star in Iraq war drama 'The Yellow Birds' May 18, 2014

    Los Angeles: 'Sherlock' star Benedict Cumberbatch, Tye Sheridan and Will Poulter are set to star in in Iraq war drama 'The Yellow Birds'. The film revolves around two young soldiers (Sheridan and Poulter) who are taken under the wing of an older sergeant (Cumberbatch) as they are deployed to Iraq, reported...
  • Iraq War 10th anniversary: Watch the iconic moments of the conflict March 17, 2013

    Sunday, March 17, marks 10 years since the beginning of the Iraq war, during which the NATO forces overthrew the regime of Saddam Hussein after a brutal conflict. ...
  • UK: Tony Blair heckled at phone-hacking inquiry May 29, 2012

    London: British leaders are forced to court powerful press barons such as Rupert Murdoch or risk savage media attacks which render them unable to govern effectively, former Prime Minister Tony Blair told an inquiry on Monday. Interrupted by a heckler who accused him of being a war criminal for supporting...
  • US formally ends Iraq war with little fanfare December 16, 2011

    Baghdad: Nearly nine years after American troops stormed across the Iraq border in a blaze of shock and awe, US officials quietly ended the bloody and bitterly divisive conflict in Baghdad on Thursday, but the debate over whether it was worth the cost in money and lives is yet unanswered. While...
  • Iraq to grow faster than India and China: Obama December 13, 2011

    Washington: As Iraq moves forward on the path of reconstruction and economic revival with the end of war and withdrawal of American forces from the country, it is expected to grow much faster than the two Asian giants, India and China, US President Barack Obama said on Monday. "In the coming...
  • US admirer of Gandhi sets himself on fire January 29, 2011

    Jaipur: On a cold night in a quiet town, 71-year-old Jeff Knaebel crept into the ruins of an ancient Buddhist meditation center in northern India, doused himself with a flammable liquid and set himself alight to protest what he called cruelty in the United States and India. It was a political...
  • Wikileaks founder Assange living 'haunted life' October 25, 2010

    New York: Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is living a "haunted life" fearing arrest and has been on the run following the release of nearly 4 lakh secret US military documents related to Iraq war on his whistle-blowing website. 39-year-old Assange checks into hotels under false...
  • WikiLeaks releases 400,000 US files on Iraq war November 29, 2010

    Washington: WikiLeaks released nearly 400,000 classified US files on the Iraq war on Friday, some detailing gruesome cases of prisoner abuse by Iraqi forces that the US military knew about but failed to investigate. The Pentagon decried the website's publication of the secret reports, the largest security breach of its...
  • Pentagon braces for fresh Wikileaks disclosure October 18, 2010

    Washington: The Pentagon is bracing itself for a second grand disclosure by Wikileaks on Monday, touted to be the largest security breach of its kind in US military history. The online whistle blower website is expected to release a whopping 40 thousand documents on the Iraq war — five times...
  • Combat mission in Iraq is over, says Obama September 1, 2010

    Washington: Formally declaring that combat mission in Iraq is over US President Barack Obama has said that this milestone should serve as a message to the world that it intends to sustain and strengthen our leadership in the 21st century. "This milestone should serve as a reminder to all Americans that...
  • Watch: Tony Blair grilled over Iraq war January 30, 2010

    Did Tony Blair lie to his country and the world to launch a war on Iraq? The former British prime minister is being grilled at a government enquiry and has strongly defended his decision saying the world is better off without Saddam Hussain. ...
  • Former British PM Blair says no regrets over Iraq war January 30, 2010

    London: Former British prime minister Tony Blair said on Friday he had no regrets about the 2003 US-led invasion of Iraq, saying Saddam Hussein was a threat to the world who had to be disarmed or removed. Blair said the September 11 al Qaeda attacks on the United States meant rogue...
  • Obama leaves Iraq after brief visit April 8, 2009

    Baghdad: US President Barack Obama left Baghdad after a brief, previously unannounced visit to Baghdad late on Tuesday evening. Obama had spent some four hours in Baghdad, meeting with US forces while also holding talks with Iraqi leaders, including President Jalal Talabani and Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. The visit to Baghdad, previously...
  • Britain starts withdrawing troops from Iraq April 1, 2009

    Baghdad: The British military on Tuesday formally transferred control of its base in the southern Iraqi city of Basra to US forces in a ceremony attended by Iraqi leaders. The transfer follows Britain's agreement last year to withdraw all but 500 of the 4,100 troops it had stationed in Iraq ahead...
  • Watch: Iraqi's had predicted the 2003 war accurately March 20, 2009

    Just before the Iraq war broke out on March 20, 2003, Nic Robertson visited a well-known Baghdad cafe and interviewed Iraqi citizens about the coming conflict.Their predictions proved amazingly accurate. Six years later, this CNN Correspondent has paid another visit to the cafe to get patrons' impressions now. ...
  • Bush's American dream: world in love with USA January 13, 2009

    Washington: US President George W Bush on Monday night rejected criticism that America had lost its “moral standing” during his term and said people in India, China and Africa admired America. Bush, while addressing his final press conference at the White House, said the elite may not like America but the...
  • Hoax NY Times newspaper declares end of Iraq war November 13, 2008

    Reuters: A group of pranksters handed out more than 1.2 million fake New York Times newspapers mainly in New York City and Los Angeles on Wednesday with a front page story declaring "Iraq War Ends." The elaborate 14-page edition, dated July 4, 2009, is said to be the work of a...
  • Obama's biggest test: Economic crisis, wars November 5, 2008

    New Delhi: Barack Obama's victory in the US presidential election may be historic in many ways. But he will have to tackle some stiff challenges in order to remain unforgettable. On January 20, 2009 when Obama enters the Oval Office as the 44th President of the USA, he will face a...
  • Debate: Love or hate him, India stuck on Bush September 30, 2008

    India and the United States are united like never before. The Indo-US nuclear deal has been cleared by the US Congress with a two-thirds majority that was steam rolled by US President George W Bush. Manmohan Singh told Bush on a recent visit that the people of India deeply loved...
  • White House aide says Bush hid truth about Iraq May 29, 2008

    Washington: Former White House press secretary Scott McClellan charges in an explosive new book that President George W Bush and top aides shaded the truth to make the case for the Iraq war, which he declared unnecessary. McClellan, the first Bush insider to write a book criticizing his former boss...
  • Missing Iraqis nearly impossible to trace March 20, 2008

    Baghdad: The Iraqi Red Crescent has registered about 70,000 cases of missing persons in Iraq since just after the war started. Once such case is Samir’s, a computer engineer who was kidnapped on his way to work in Tikrit on November 16. "I am always nervous and crying and I don’t...
  • Hillary, Obama squabble on Iraq war's 5th anniversary March 18, 2008

    New Delhi: As the fifth anniversary of the Iraq war approaches, America's presidential contenders are squabbling over Iraq. For both Democrats Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, withdrawal of troops is a priority as both have ambitious and costly reform programmes back home. “We've got presidential candidates who want to reform healthcare...
  • Nimitz gets it Left, right and centre from Red brigade July 3, 2007

    New Delhi: Nuclear-powered American aircraft carrier USS Nimitz, which brings with it a massive strikeforce of about 80 aircraft, docked near Chennai on Monday morning. The ship’s arrival has been preceded by protests from the Left parties who alleged that Washington was using New Delhi to counter China and Iran. Left...
  • With Nimitz, Indo-US ties come full circle July 2, 2007

    Chennai: Nuclear-powered American aircraft carrier USS Nimitz, which brings with it a massive strikeforce of about 80 aircraft, docked near Chennai on Monday morning. Its arrival has been preceded by protests from political parties in India and the ship's commanders' refusal to clarify whether it indeed is carrying nuclear weapons...
  • US warship Nimitz to dock at Chennai tomorrow July 1, 2007

    New Delhi: The nuclear-powered US Navy super carrier Nimitz will dock some three km off Chennai on Monday. India says it poses no radiation hazard and there are no nuclear weapons on board. The Americans are less clear on that score. This is one visitor Chennai will remember not that...
  • Govt defends US warship’s India trip June 28, 2007

    New Delhi: The Government on Wednesday assured environmental measures were in place for the visit of USS Nimitz, a nuclear-powered US aircraft carrier which will dock in Chennai month. Nimitz, which will be the first US aircraft carrier to make a port call to India, will anchor off Chennai from July...
  • Left goes to war against US warship June 27, 2007

    New Delhi: Left parties on Tuesday objected to the Government allowing a US aircraft carrier to dock in Chennai, saying Washington was using New Delhi to counter China and Iran. The CPM and CPI alleged the visit of nuclear-powered USS Nimitz was part of “hostile operations against Iraq”. Nimitz, which will...
  • Nude Tony Blair hides shame in Iraq June 7, 2007

    London: An artist's triptych of British Prime Minister Tony Blair, naked, stony-faced and surrounded by haunting images of the unpopular war in Iraq, is one of the arresting sights at a major London art exhibition. Michael Sandle, whose Iraq Triptych was unveiled Wednesday at the Royal Academy of Art's annual Summer...
  • Prince Harry gets marching order June 20, 2007

    New Delhi: Prince Harry, the third in line to the British throne, will serve in the Iraq war. General Richard Dannatt, head of British Army, says he personally decided to send Harry to Iraq. Second Lieutenant Harry, 22, is a tank commander and trained to lead a 12-man team. He'll be the...