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Michael Howard

Michael Howard

    Captured videos show 'al-Qaeda children' training
    Captured videos show 'al-Qaeda children' training
    American forces in Baghdad on Wednesday warned of a "disturbing trend in the use and exploitation of children by al-Qaeda in Iraq", after discovering videos showing young boys being trained in kidnapping and assassination....
    Baghdad bombs strapped to Down's syndrome women
    Baghdad bombs strapped to Down's syndrome women
    Remote-controlled explosives were strapped to two women with Down's syndrome and detonated in coordinated attacks on two Friday-morning markets in...
    Football triumph offers respite from war
    Football triumph offers respite from war
    There was little doubt among the hundreds of thousands of revellers who poured defiantly on to the streets of Iraq last Sunday that in winning the...
    Iraq cancels peace talks after scores more die
    Iraq cancels peace talks after scores more die
    The unremitting wave of sectarian violence that has greeted the Muslim holy month of Ramadan claimed scores more Iraqi lives at the weekend, as...
    Iraqi PM, a pragmatist who does not mince his words
    Iraqi PM, a pragmatist who does not mince his words
    Iraq's new Prime Minister, Jawad al-Maliki, is not a household name in his country, but that may work in his favour as he embarks on the task of...
    Iraq's Doctor Death
    Iraq's Doctor Death
    Lieutenant Arjuman of the Kirkuk police lay unconscious in the recovery room after a successful operation to remove an insurgent's bullet from his...
    Iraq on brink of civil war
    Iraq on brink of civil war
    Iraq is on the verge of breaking up along religious, ethnic and tribal lines -- a process bloodily amplified by the Shia versus Sunni violence in...
    US losing battle to bombers
    US losing battle to bombers
    In July 2003 when United States President George W Bush was asked about the growing number of attacks by insurgents in Iraq, he said: "Bring them...
    Talabani elected as Iraqi president
    Talabani elected as Iraqi president
    The two-month political deadlock over the make-up of Iraq's new leadership ended with the election of the Kurdish leader Jalal Talabani as...
    Doubt over plan for Iraq elections
    Doubt over plan for Iraq elections
    Iraq's independent election commission may have designated January 30 2005 as polling day, but it will be the country's interim leaders who will...
    A first step to democracy?
    A first step to democracy?
    Iraq's national conference finally chose the country's first post-Saddam Hussein assembly this week.
    Building rooms, changing lives
    Building rooms, changing lives
    Hoda Mohammed Jassim deserved a little luck. A widower with five children, her home in Baghdad was flattened when American troops tried — and...