On a day when more than 20 Iraqis die in separate attacks, an official in Baghdad says the security forces have seized documents giving key information about the al-Qaeda network and its leaders in Iraq
Security forces have seized al-Qaeda in Iraq documents giving key information about the militant group's network and the whereabouts of its leaders, the country's national security adviser
Addressing a televised news conference as the crackdown gets under way, Prime Minister Maliki insists he is ready to talk to insurgents who do not have Iraqi blood on their hands
Meanwhile, a wave of bombings hit the oil city of Kirkuk, killing 14 people, in what is seen as a bid by al-Qaeda to show the death of its leader would not stop its campaign of violence
In April a jury in Brussels consisting of European art and culture experts assessed all the applications and recommended Istanbul, together with Essen and Pecs, to be the European Capital of Culture in 2010. This honor is slowly facilitating a healthy environment for debate. This debate is slowly moving from the media to professional journals and most importantly is attracting public curiosity.
Meanwhile, US-led forces kill seven militants with links to senior al-Qaeda leaders in a raid near the area where Abu Musab al-Zarqawi was killed last week, says the US military
Meanwhile, in a move intended to help promote national reconciliation, a second group of prisoners is freed from US military and Iraqi prisons
Home-grown converts to Islamic extremism -- radicals capable of mounting suicide attacks from a basements or garage without ever making contact with al-Qaeda -- now pose the greatest threat to Western nations, experts say
Meanwhile, the remains of Zarqawi's 'safe house' in Hibhib indicate that he and his companions lived with few luxuries
In the Shiite neighborhood of Kadhimiyah, meanwhile, imam congratulates Iraqis and Muslims in general on the death of Zarqawi, with similar positive reactions in the southern Shiite holy cities
Zarqawi, in his late 30s and whom Osama bin Laden called the prince of al-Qaeda in Iraq, symbolized the radical Islamic insurgency against US occupation, and British Prime Minister Blair says he now expects insurgents to seek revenge
New Iraqi government complete with key security jobsBAGHDAD - Reuters The Iraqi parliament approved on Thursday Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki's candidates for interior and defense ministers, ending wrangling that had threatened to plunge his
Jubilant Iraqi Shiites distributed sweets and jumped for joy in the streets Thursday to celebrate the killing of al-Qaeda chief in Iraq Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, who had declared all-out war on their community.
In two separate roadside bomb and shooting attacks, six members of the police force -- including a lieutenant colonel and an aide -- are killed in the capital
Although only two weeks have passed since the formation of the long-anticipated Iraqi government, all signs show that this 'watershed event,' using President Bush’s own words, will be another episode with no real impact on Iraq’s future.
Meanwhile, in a bid to calm surging Shiite-Sunni sectarian strife, Iraqi Prime Minister Maliki orders the release of 2,500 detainees who had not carried out acts of violence
Iraq's new Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki has vowed to crush insurgents and sectarian gangs but a power struggle in his Shiite Alliance threatens the government's survival.
In Baghdad's heavily guarded Green Zone, ousted Iraqi president Saddam Hussein and seven co-accused return to court to face charges of crimes against humanity in the killings of 149 Shiites in the early 1980s
This week I was going to write about the misery of a political opposition in Turkey that does not offer any viable option for people to lean on as they move away from the AKP. However, I wanted to finish off the argument I started last week on secularism and the fundamental error of those 'secularists' who committed suicide due to their ignorance of sociological realities and global currents alike. Here is what I want to say: The founders of the Republic of Turkey adopted secularism as one of the fundamental tenets of a new regime that owed nothing to a past that is represented as a history or a dynasty (Ottoman) or, for that matter, a belief system (Islam). They built the legitimacy of the new regime on popular will, which was also the source of their power (1923).
Meanwhile, a session of Iraq's parliament in which new defense and interior ministers were expected to be chosen is postponed 'until further notice'
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