Articles by Edward Wong



Raid Uncovers Abuse at Iraqi Prison

  • 13 December 05
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
U.S. and Iraqi forces raiding an Iraqi government detention center last Thursday in Baghdad discovered more than 600 prisoners packed into a cramped space, 13 of them mistreated so badly they had to be taken to a hospital, a senior U.S. official said early Monday.

Turbulence and SMSs in Iraqi Electioneering

  • 12 December 05
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
After putting up 100,000 posters across Iraq to promote his political party, Hamid Kifai discovered last week they had all been torn down, even those on the front of his own campaign headquarters in the south.

Sunnis End Boycott of Constitution

  • 26 July 05
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
With just three weeks to go before an important deadline for the new constitution, Sunni Arab leaders said Sunday that they were ready to end their boycott of the drafting process.

Iraqi Leaders Back Ethnic Militias

  • 10 June 05
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
The rift between the Iraqi government and hostile Sunni Arabs widened further on Wednesday as the country's leaders came out in support of ethnic and sectarian militias that Sunnis fear could be used against them.

Sunni Arabs Chase Role in Creating a New Iraq

  • 26 January 05
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
Sunni Arab leaders who have been the most vocal in calling for a boycott or postponement of the coming elections say they intend to get involved in politics after the vote, including taking part in writing a permanent constitution.

Baghdad's Street of Gold Is Busy Again

  • 23 December 03
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
All that glitters in this city lies along Sharia al-Nahar. On this narrow street, dozens of shop windows display everything gold: wedding bands, earrings, bracelets, miniature Korans, pendants with the name Allah inscribed on them. Shops ring with the music of hammer on anvil. Guards with Kalashnikovs sit nearby.

Controversy Over Samarra Shootout

  • 03 December 03
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
U.S. military officials said Monday that guerrillas appeared to have adopted a new tactic of highly coordinated ambushes, judging from an attack on Sunday in which soldiers delivering Iraqi currency to two banks were bombarded with small arms and grenade fire.

Boeing, Lockheed Come Under Scrutiny

  • 04 February 03
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
Both Boeing and Lockheed Martin will be taking a big part in the investigation of the Columbia explosion, as well as coming under sharp scrutiny themselves.

UAL Reports $1.47Bln Q4 Loss

  • 03 February 03
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
The UAL Corp., the parent company of United Airlines, reported Friday a net loss of $1.47 billion in the fourth quarter, capping off the most horrendous year in the airline's history.

Airline Alliance Resists Anti-Collusion Rules

  • 23 January 03
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
Three large airlines said Tuesday they would defy efforts by the U.S. Transportation Department to place restrictions on a marketing alliance and proceed with the partnership on their own terms.