Articles by Ibon Villelabeitia

Insurgents Kill 2 U.S. Soldiers at Base in Iraq

  • 20 February 07
  • Reuters
Two U.S. soldiers were killed and 17 wounded when insurgents launched a coordinated attack on an outpost north of Baghdad on Monday in what appeared to be one of the biggest such assaults in months.

Bombings in Baghdad Kill 64

  • 13 February 07
  • Reuters
Three bomb attacks at markets in central Baghdad killed at least 64 people Monday as Iraqis marked the first anniversary of a Shiite shrine bombing that pitched the country to the brink of civil war.

Iran Insists Detainees Be Released

  • 15 January 07
  • Reuters
The U.S. military said Sunday that five Iranians being held by its troops in Iraq were linked to Revolutionary Guards who are arming and funding Iraqi militants but Tehran called them diplomats and demanded they be released.

Iraq Launches New Crackdown

  • 15 June 06
  • Reuters
Clashes erupted between gunmen and Iraqi troops and a car bomb killed two people on Wednesday as the government launched a security clampdown to root out al-Qaida militants in Baghdad.

Powell: Iraq Fighting Getting Worse

  • 28 September 04
  • Reuters
A car bomb killed three Iraqi National Guardsmen and wounded five others in the northern city of Mosul on Monday, underscoring a warning by U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell that Iraq's insurgency was worsening.

Kidnapping Cases on the Rise in Iraq

  • 09 September 04
  • Reuters
The Pentagon death toll in Iraq reached at least 1,002 Wednesday, nearly 18 months after the U.S.-led invasion, as the brazen abduction of two Italian women aid workers in central Baghdad sparked a new hostage crisis.

Cabinet Excludes Aristide Allies

  • 18 March 04
  • Reuters
Haiti's new prime minister chose a Cabinet on Tuesday that did not include any allies of ousted President Jean-Bertrand Aristide, which is likely to prolong tensions in the revolt-torn country.

Chavez Fights Opposition Strike

  • 17 December 02
  • Reuters
Hugo Chavez on Monday fought back against an opposition strike that has crippled the nation's oil industry, using troops to unblock gasoline supplies and oil shipments.

Colombia Decrees State of Emergency

  • 13 August 02
  • Reuters
Colombia's new president, Alvaro Uribe, declared a limited state of emergency Monday to fight what the government described as a ""regime of terror.""

Colombia Drops Peace, Attacks FARC Territory

  • 22 February 02
  • Reuters
Colombian air force jets bombed Marxist guerrilla camps and clandestine air strips Thursday as the government moved to retake a rebel enclave after a hijacking and abduction caused the collapse of three years of peace talks, military officials said.