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UK pays $5.5M for death, abuse of Iraqisupdated: Fri Jul 11 2008 11:50:00

The UK Ministry of Defence confirmed Thursday that it has agreed to pay £2.83 million ($5.58 million) to the family of an Iraqi who died while being detained by UK troops and several other men who were mistreated. Tortured Iraqis Settle Case for $6Mupdated: Thu Jul 10 2008 16:00:00

A major case involving the abuse and torture of 10 Iraqi civilians at the hands of the British military was settled Thursday, with lawyers for the victims saying the Ministry of Defense agreed to pay them just under $6 million

Dozens die as battle rages in Afghanistanupdated: Wed Jun 18 2008 23:05:00

Two Afghan soldiers and at least 23 militants were killed Wednesday during a military operation to push out Taliban rebels from several villages in south Afghanistan, the country's defense ministry said.

Messages conflict over tighter Iran sanctionsupdated: Mon Jun 16 2008 16:00:00

The European Union has agreed to freeze the overseas assets of Iran's Bank Melli, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown said Monday, but a spokeswoman for the EU's foreign policy chief said no decision had been reached.

Suicide bombing brings British toll in Afghanistan to 100updated: Mon Jun 09 2008 05:39:00

Three British paratroopers were killed Sunday in a suicide bombing in Afghanistan, bringing the British death toll there to 100, the Ministry of Defense reported.

UK minister: Basra is 'transformed city'updated: Fri May 23 2008 10:04:00

Britain's defense secretary has declared that the once war-torn southern Iraqi city of Basra is now a "transformed city."

Basra's nightmareupdated: Fri May 23 2008 10:04:00

As security in Basra improves, the horrors of militia rule are surfacing. CNN's Arwa Damon reports.

Iran meddles in Iraqi politicsupdated: Tue Apr 01 2008 16:03:00

CNN's Nic Robertson explains why it took Iranian intervention, not American bombs to achieve a ceasfire in Basra.

UK halts troop cuts after Iraq clashesupdated: Tue Apr 01 2008 16:03:00

The British defense minister on Tuesday said the number of British troops in Iraq will remain at the current level of around 4,000 for the time being. Iraqi PM: Basra Operation a 'Success'updated: Tue Apr 01 2008 13:00:00

Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki claimed Tuesday that a week-old operation against Shiite militias has been a "success" despite a cease-fire

Pressure over embyro researchupdated: Sun Mar 23 2008 12:52:00

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown is facing pressure over plans involving embryo research. ITN's Simon Harris reports.

U.N. report on crackdownupdated: Fri Dec 14 2007 05:54:00

A U.N. report says a crackdown on protests in Myanmar may have been worse than thought. ITN's Inigo Gilmore reports.

U.S. urges NATO over Afghan troopsupdated: Fri Dec 14 2007 05:54:00

Defense and foreign ministers from eight NATO countries were gathering Friday in Scotland for a two-day conference to discuss Afghanistan's future, where the U.S. defense secretary plans to press allies to commit more resources to the fight there.

Brown hails Afghan battle successupdated: Mon Dec 10 2007 11:24:00

Fresh from a trip to Iraq, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown arrived in Afghanistan Monday on an unannounced visit to meet with Afghan leaders and British troops who are part of NATO's International Security Assistance Force.

Iraq drawdown could create dangers, British lawmakers warnupdated: Mon Dec 03 2007 11:20:00

A halving of British troop numbers in southeastern Iraq could make it impossible to retain control of the region, a British parliamentary committee warned Monday. Brits to Turn Over Basra to Iraqisupdated: Wed Oct 31 2007 11:00:00

The British defense secretary confirmed Wednesday that Britain plans to turn over security to Iraqis in the oil-rich southeastern province of Basra in mid-December

Afghan bomb kills British majorupdated: Sat Oct 06 2007 13:46:00

Prince William's former Sandhurst academy platoon leader was killed in an explosion in southern Afghanistan, making him the highest-ranking British officer to die since operations started there nearly six years ago.

Dozens dead, wounded in bombings across Iraqupdated: Sun Apr 15 2007 03:16:00

A string of car bombs and suicide attacks across Iraq on Sunday killed and wounded dozens in what has been a bloody weekend for the war-ravaged nation.

UK bans military from selling storiesupdated: Mon Apr 09 2007 02:40:00

The British government has banned all military service members from talking to the media in return for payment following a storm of protests over interviews with the 15 marines and sailors who were held captive in Iran.

UK troops' pay rise for Iraq dangersupdated: Tue Oct 10 2006 14:10:00

Britain has announced pay rises for its troops serving in Iraq and Afghanistan, in recognition of the ferocity of fighting there.

Three UK troops die in Afghanistanupdated: Tue Aug 01 2006 04:03:00

Three British soldiers were killed Tuesday when their vehicle came under fire in southern Afghanistan, according to the British Ministry of Defense and NATO.

900 more UK troops for Afghanistanupdated: Tue Jul 11 2006 01:47:00

Britain will bolster its force in Afghanistan by about 900 troops in the next few months, UK Defense Secretary Des Browne has said.

UK mulls troop hike in Afghanistanupdated: Thu Jul 06 2006 08:48:00

Britain has said it is urgently considering a request to send more troops to fight the Taliban insurgency.

Video of kidnapped UAE diplomat in Iraq surfacesupdated: Thu May 18 2006 05:04:00

The Arabic-language satellite network Al-Jazeera has broadcast video showing a United Arab Emirates diplomat who was kidnapped earlier this week.

Iraq crisis adds to Blair's woesupdated: Sun May 07 2006 08:05:00

Critics of the Iraq war have urged UK Prime Minister Tony Blair to resign after a helicopter crash killed up to five British soldiers in Basra.

Blair unveils new Cabinetupdated: Fri May 06 2005 17:52:00

Prime Minister Tony Blair has unveiled his new Cabinet after Thursday's election won him a landmark third term.

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