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Breakaway Comoros island braced for attack

Agence France-Presse, MUTSAMUDU, Comoros: The president of the Comoros on Monday ordered his army to retake the rebel island of Anjouan, as civilians there were warned of an imminent assault by African Union troops.   In a televised address, President […]

US military death toll in Iraq hits 4,000

Agence France-Presse, BAGHDAD: The death toll of US military in Iraq has hit 4,000 after the military announced on Monday the deaths of four soldiers, according to an AFP tally based on independent website www.icasualties.org. The four soldiers were killed […]

Iraq War Enters Sixth Year

Voice of America News, WASHINGTON: Five years ago, on March 20, 2003, U.S.-led forces invaded Iraq to overthrow a dictatorship that President Bush accused of developing weapons of mass destruction. No WMD were ever found. The fight against an insurgency […]

Missile strike kills 16 as Pakistan unrest grows

Agence France-Presse, ISLAMABAD: A missile strike in Pakistan's tribal belt killed 16 people Sunday, witnesses and state media said, a day after a bomb targeting foreigners at an Islamabad restaurant left a Turkish woman dead. The deteriorating security in nuclear-armed […]

Three US troops killed in Iraq rocket attack

Agence France-Presse, BAGHDAD: A rocket attack on a US military base south of Baghdad on Wednesday killed three soldiers and wounded two in the third lethal attack on troops this week, the military said.   “There was an indirect fire […]

US Middle East Commander to Retire

US Department of Defense, PENTAGON: The senior U.S. military officer responsible managing the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and U.S. military engagement throughout the Middle East, Central Asia and East Africa, has decided to retire this month after a magazine […]

Pentagon ‘Extraordinarily Transparent’ in Reporting War Costs

US Department of Defense, WASHINGTON: In a broad-ranging news conference today, Pentagon Press Secretary Geoff Morrell fielded questions on the costs of the war on terror, troops’ water safety in Iraq, the fielding schedule for mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicles, and a […]

Gulf War syndrome firmly linked to chemical exposure

Agence France-Presse, CHICAGO: Nearly two decades after veterans of the 1991 Gulf War came home complaining of odd illnesses, enough evidence has been gathered to determine that many of them were sickened by chemical exposure, a study has concluded.   […]

Iraq war price tag reaches three trillion US dollars: book

Agence France-Presse, WASHINGTON: The war in Iraq will cost US taxpayers at least three trillion dollars, a respected, Nobel Prize-winning economist wrote in a new book which was excerpted in the US press this week.   Joseph Stiglitz's book “The […]

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