Mon, 2 May 2005 6:02:37 GMTBAGHDAD, April 27 -- Prime Minister-designate Ibrahim Jafari ended three months of political paralysis Wednesday by announcing he had formed a government and would ask the newly elected National Assembly to approve it.
Mon, 2 May 2005 6:02:37 GMTROME, April 27 -- Dissatisfied with the results of a joint investigation with the United States, Italy on Wednesday began its own probe into the March 4 killing of one of its intelligence agents by U.S. troops in Baghdad.
Mon, 2 May 2005 6:02:37 GMTBAGHDAD, April 27 -- After one attempt on her life, Lamia Abed Khadouri Sakri went underground, moving out of the home she shared with a brother who was crippled in the attack, colleagues say.
Mon, 2 May 2005 6:02:37 GMTBAGHDAD -- The Iraqi platoon slips in darkness down a path from an abandoned rail yard to a cemetery in Haifa, a Baghdad district long notorious for insurgent ambushes.
Mon, 2 May 2005 6:02:37 GMTROME, April 26 -- Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi fended off opposition attacks Tuesday over reports that the U.S. military had absolved its soldiers of any blame in killing an Italian intelligence agent who had just rescued a hostage in Iraq.
Mon, 2 May 2005 6:02:37 GMTBAGHDAD, April 27 -- Iraq's new Kurdish and Shiite Arab political leaders agreed to a cabinet split Tuesday, giving six posts to the holdout Sunni Arab minority, top politicians involved in the negotiations said.
Mon, 2 May 2005 6:02:37 GMTTop Pentagon officials yesterday acknowledged a recent jump in insurgent violence in Iraq but described the escalation as nowhere near the peak levels of the past year and disputed suggestions that it represents a lack of progress.
Mon, 2 May 2005 6:02:37 GMTJIDDAH, Saudi Arabia, April 23 -- Saudi Arabia's limited 10-week experiment with electoral democracy ended here Saturday in a sweeping victory for slates of Islamic activists marketed as the "Golden List," who used grass-roots organizing, digital technology and endorsements from popular religious leaders to defeat their liberal and tribal rivals, even here in Jiddah, for decades Saudi Arabia's most diverse and business-driven city.
Mon, 2 May 2005 6:02:37 GMTJulian Mayo, whose Eastern European stock holdings have helped his mutual fund outperform all of his U.S. peers since 2000, bought shares of Turkish companies for the first time on optimism the country will join the European Union.
Mon, 2 May 2005 6:02:37 GMTBAGHDAD, April 23 -- Assisted by tips from Iraqi civilians, U.S. soldiers on Saturday arrested six men suspected of shooting down a civilian helicopter carrying 11 people, including six American security contractors, U.S. military officials said.
Mon, 2 May 2005 6:02:37 GMTHuman rights groups expressed dismay yesterday over the Army's findings exonerating U.S. generals of prisoner abuse in Iraq, and renewed requests for an independent probe to examine the culpability of senior military and civilian defense officials.
Mon, 2 May 2005 6:02:37 GMTAmbushes and kidnappings targeting Iraqis and foreigners have surged this month while the new government is caught up in power struggles over cabinet positions.
Mon, 2 May 2005 6:02:37 GMTThe matzoh balls float in a peppery poblano broth. The chopped liver comes stuffed in jalapeqo peppers. The gefilte fish is fried and served on a squiggle of green sauce. Soft jazz plays in the background.
Mon, 2 May 2005 6:02:37 GMTThe FBI has moved to fire a veteran agent who alleged that the bureau had mishandled domestic investigations of the Islamic Resistance Movement, also known as Hamas, the Palestinian group designated a terrorist organization by the U.S. government.
Mon, 2 May 2005 6:02:37 GMTBAGHDAD, April 22 -- Worshipers gathered the remains of children from pools of blood on the tile floor of a Shiite Muslim mosque Friday after a bombing killed at least nine people in the latest fighting under an Iraqi leadership preoccupied with forming a new government.
Mon, 2 May 2005 6:02:37 GMTWith more hired guns in Iraq than in any other U.S. conflict since the 1991 Persian Gulf War, armed contractors admit their role is cloudy and controversial.
Mon, 2 May 2005 6:02:37 GMTAn Army inspector general's report has cleared senior Army officers of wrongdoing in the abuse of military prisoners in Iraq and elsewhere.
Mon, 2 May 2005 6:02:37 GMTAn Army sergeant who wanted to stop U.S. troops from killing his fellow Muslims was convicted by a military jury yesterday of murdering two colleagues and wounding 14 other soldiers in a chaotic grenade and rifle attack two days after the United States invaded Iraq.
Mon, 2 May 2005 6:02:37 GMTBAGHDAD, April 21 -- Insurgents shot down a helicopter with a heat-seeking missile north of the Iraqi capital Thursday, killing all six American security contractors and five others on board, according to U.S. officials and insurgents.
Mon, 2 May 2005 6:02:37 GMTThe bodies of 19 Iraqi soldiers were found piled in a soccer stadium in western Iraq. At the same time, police announced the discovery of 58 corpses, also suspected victims of insurgents, floating in the Tigris River.