Latest Iraq – United States relations Stories

2008-09-20 12:00:47

Baghdad Al-Iraqiyah Television in Arabic - government-sponsored television station, run by the Iraqi Media Network - at 0813 gmt on 17 September carries a live news conference in Baghdad on "plans to providing services to the Iraqi central and southern governorates." Speaking in English, transcribed from English; in progress, an American identified as ambassador opens the news conference by saying: ..."By enabling an exchange of ideas among the various levels of government and helping provide...

2008-09-17 09:00:07

By Robert Burns Associated Press KABUL, Afghanistan -- Even after an extra U.S. Army brigade joins the fight against the insurgency here in January, three times that many reinforcements will be needed shortly thereafter, the highest- ranking U.S. general here said Tuesday. Gen.

2008-09-17 06:00:21

By Jim Michaels BAGHDAD -- Gen. Ray Odierno, the incoming commander of U.S. forces in Iraq, said Tuesday that conditions in the country remain fragile despite dramatic security gains over the past year. Odierno assumed command of coalition forces Tuesday from Gen.

2008-09-17 00:00:22

Editor's note: The writer of this article is Staff Sgt. Michel Sauret, 23, an English writing student at the University of Pittsburgh who put his studies on hold to serve in Iraq with the Army's 10th Mountain Division public affairs office.

2008-09-16 12:00:01

Al-Arabiya TV in Arabic - independent television station financed by Arab businessmen - at 1820 and 2020 gmt on 15 September carries in its daily "Panorama" and "Last Hour" programmes two interviews with Nasir al-Ani, head of the Iraqi Presidential Office, via satellite from Baghdad; and Abd-al-Latif Rayyan, media adviser to the Coalition Forces in Iraq, via telephone from Baghdad.

2008-09-16 09:00:06

By Robert Burns Associated Press BAGHDAD -- Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Monday he foresees a shrinking U.S. combat role in Iraq in coming months, while the No. 2 U.S.

2008-09-15 06:00:03

By Stephen McGinty DURING the darkest days of his command, General David Petraeus, the US military commander in Iraq, would ponder the words of Ulysses S Grant.

2008-09-15 00:00:10

By The Associated Press BAGHDAD (AP) - Gunmen on Saturday abducted and killed four employees of an Iraqi television station who were filming a program about the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, one of a series of attacks in Iraq that left at least 18 people dead.

2008-09-14 06:00:18

["From Iraq" programme, moderated by Suhayr al-Qaysi, interviews Iraqi Electricity Minister Dr Karim Wahid - date not given; recorded] Dubai Al-Arabiya Television in Arabic at 1630 gmt on 12 September carries a new 25-minute episode of its "From Iraq" programme moderated by Suhayr al-Qaysi in the Dubai studio.

2008-09-10 21:00:02

By Nancy A. Youssef and Jonathan S. Landay WASHINGTON - President Bush's announcement Tuesday that he'll maintain troop levels in Iraq through the end of his presidency suggests that despite his claim that the surge of additional U.S.

Word of the Day
  • The parings of haberdine; also, any kind of fragments.
The word 'gubbings' is a variant of the word 'gobbon', meaning 'a portion, gobbet.'