Several events converged recently that conspired to take me back to the summer of 2006, the summer I snuck into Iraq. The first event was the Iraqi elections. The second was the Oscars. The third was a concert at a little bar tucked into a hip corner of the hippest neighborhood in the world -- Williamsburg, Brooklyn. These events all brought me a little closer to that time, a little closer to recalling the way things were back then. And I realized how much I had forgotten.
A U.S. soldier fired on his fellow troops at a counseling center at a base outside Baghdad, Iraq, on Monday, U.S. officials said, killing five people in the worst such attack of the six-year-old Iraq war.
An Iraqi panel that oversees the activities of former Baathists is denouncing the arrest of one of its senior members by the U.S. military, which says the man is an Iranian-backed Shiite militant involved in a bombing that killed four Americans.
Lebanon's prime minister paid a visit to Iraq on Wednesday -- the first such visit by a Lebanese leader in the post-Saddam Hussein era -- and he and his Iraqi counterpart discussed issues including oil exports and investment.
A U.S. Army officer who was commander of a military prison in Iraq has been charged with giving a cell phone to suspected insurgents who were detained there, a charge described as "aiding the enemy," according to the U.S. military.
As the Royal Jordanian Airlines passenger jet began its spiral approach into Baghdad International Airport, the empty feeling in the pit of my stomach reminded me of other times I had embarked on this same trip.
Iraqi witnesses say they saw two U.S. soldiers who survived an attack at a checkpoint near Baghdad being led away by masked insurgents to a pair of cars, The New York Times is reporting in its Sunday edition.
Insurgents in Iraq struck again on Saturday, whisking away an Iraqi government official at gunpoint and killing at least 11 people in various bombings and ambushes, including one that again targeted foreign diplomats.
The car carrying a freed hostage and three Italian security agents was rounding the bend of an entrance ramp to the road to Baghdad International Airport when U.S. soldiers opened fire, a senior U.S. military official has said.
U.S. and British investigators were seeking the cause of a deadly crash of a Royal Air Force C-130 Hercules transport plane as two separate claims of responsibility surfaced -- one including video of what appeared to be the aircraft's wreckage.
It would cost $11 billion to install anti-missile systems on the nation's 6,800 commercial airliners, and billions more to maintain the unproven systems, according to a RAND study, which says the government should postpone a decision on installing the devices until they are more economical and reliable.
A U.S. security official, assigned to the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, was killed on Sunday by a mortar attack on a U.S. Army base near Baghdad International Airport, U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell said.
As hundreds of detainees were released from Abu Ghraib prison outside Baghdad, a senior U.S. official Friday confirmed that a previously undisclosed U.S. military interrogation facility at or near Baghdad International Airport does indeed exist.