Articles by Robert F. Worth



Iraqis Invest in Terrorism Insurance

  • 22 March 06
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
Twice in the past year, Muhammad Said has survived assassination attempts that left his car riddled with bullets. He works part time as a bodyguard for his father, a Baghdad city councilman, and helps a friend who has contracts with the U.S. military. Both are very dangerous jobs.

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.

Rumors Fueled Fears of Iraqi Civil War

  • 19 April 05
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
False reports of a large-scale hostage crisis in Madain, near Baghdad, underscore the toll of violence and poor communication.

Businessman Sees Iraq as Tourist Spot

  • 09 September 03
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
At first glance, Iraq may not seem like an ideal place for a holiday in the sun. Terrorists and bandits roam through a bomb-scarred landscape, and gun battles rage by night in the capital.

Recent Attacks in Iraq Suggest a Change in Tactics

  • 19 August 03
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
In a turbulent 12-hour stretch, a pipeline supplying much of Baghdad's water was blown up this weekend, a huge new fire was set off along an oil pipeline, and a mortar attack on a prison left six Iraqis dead and 59 wounded.

N.Y. Bank Busted in Laundering Inquiry

  • 29 November 02
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
A small Manhattan bank that prosecutors said accepted duffel bags full of cash without raising questions about its origins pleaded guilty Wednesday to violating federal money laundering rules in what the U.S. government called the first case of its kind.