Iraq readying 'major attack' to retake Fallujah

Jan 5, 2014

Iraq readying 'major attack' to retake Fallujah

Iraq is preparing a “major attack” to retake militant-held Fallujah, a senior official said Sunday, spelling a new assault for the city west of Baghdad where U.S. forces repeatedly battled insurgents. Washington said it would help Baghdad in its battle against Al-Qaida-linked militants but ...

Mar 29, 2013

Looking back at Iraq

Ten years after the U.S. invaded Iraq, there are still no answers to why Washington thought it could march the country to war without paying for it.

Apr 28, 2004

Hostage blames state for backlash

The harsh criticism that has been aimed at Japanese civilians taken hostage in Iraq stems from government resentment over their relatives’ calls for Tokyo to withdraw its troops from the country, one of the hostages said Tuesday. Five Japanese civilians were taken captive in ...

Ex-hostage stands by decision to visit Iraq

Apr 22, 2004

Ex-hostage stands by decision to visit Iraq


A freelance journalist recently freed after being held hostage in Iraq said that while he regrets not properly realizing the dangers of traveling near a war zone, he stands by his decision to go and report on the situation there. Jumpei Yasuda, 30, who ...