Articles by Jim Krane



Dubai to Boost Its Allure With Waterfront Project

  • 15 February 05
  • The Associated Press
In a city already synonymous with flashy developments, a multibillion dollar project may set a precedent for construction projects across the globe.

Fallujah Campaign Moving as Planned

  • 15 November 04
  • The Associated Press
The U.S. military's ground and air assault of Fallujah has gone quicker than expected, with the entire city occupied after six days of fighting, Marine Major General Richard Natonski said Sunday.

Allied Troops Move Into Fallujah

  • 10 November 04
  • The Associated Press
U.S. Army and Marine units pushed into the center of Fallujah on Tuesday, fighting with bands of guerrillas in the streets and searching house to house in a powerful advance on the second day of a major offensive to retake the insurgent stronghold.

U.S., Iraqi Troops Launch Assault on Fallujah

  • 09 November 04
  • The Associated Press
Backed by a barrage from warplanes and artillery, U.S. troops fought their way into the western outskirts of Fallujah on Monday, seizing a hospital and two bridges over the Euphrates River in the first stage of a major assault on the insurgent stronghold.

Abu Ghraib Declared a Crime Scene

  • 22 June 04
  • The Associated Press
A U.S. military judge Monday declared the notorious Abu Ghraib prison a crime scene that cannot be dismantled -- as President George W. Bush had offered -- and denied defense motions to move the trial of soldiers accused of abusing prisoners there out of Iraq.

Iraqi Police Detain 15 in Shrine Attacks

  • 04 March 04
  • The Associated Press
Iraqi police and U.S. troops detained 15 people, including several possible Iranians, in the devastating suicide attacks against Shiite pilgrims, an official said Wednesday.

Iraqi Council Approves Charter

  • 02 March 04
  • The Associated Press
Iraqi politicians agreed early Monday on an interim constitution with a wide-ranging bill of rights and a single chief executive, bridging a gulf between members over the role of Islam in the future government, coalition and Iraqi officials said.

U.S. Sees Chechen Hand in Iraq Attacks

  • 13 January 04
  • The Associated Press
Iraqi guerrillas blasting U.S. military convoys with improvised bombs hidden at roadsides may have learned tactics by talking to Chechen rebels and Taliban and al-Qaida fighters in Afghanistan, a U.S. Army intelligence officer said.

U.S.: Hussein Providing Clues

  • 16 December 03
  • The Associated Press
Interrogations of Saddam Hussein and documents in his personal briefcase have led to the arrest of several prominent regime figures in Baghdad, a U.S. general said Monday.

Iraqi Army Created, U.S. to Stay 5 Years

  • 24 June 03
  • The Associated Press
U.S.-led civil administrators announced the creation of a new Iraqi army Monday and said recruitment will begin next week, hoping to contain Iraqi anger over desperate unemployment and to curb the rising tide of attacks against U.S. forces.

U.S. Readies New Guns for Iraq

  • 26 February 03
  • The Associated Press
If the United States charges into war with Iraq, U.S. forces are expected to unsheathe several new weapons and tactics, including devices still under development.

Palm Translators Ease Traveling

  • 26 February 03
  • The Associated Press
What do you do when you're chomping into a currywurst sausage in Berlin and -- Crack! -- your front tooth snaps off?

U.S. Soldiers Have Translators in Their Grip

  • 09 October 02
  • The Associated Press
If U.S. troops storm into Iraq, they'll be using computerized language translators to help with everything from interrogating prisoners to locating chemical weapons caches.

Nanotechnology a Health Risk?

  • 18 September 02
  • The Associated Press
It's supposed to make computers small enough to implant into a wrist and supply materials that strengthen and lighten bridges and airplanes. It might even cure cancer.

Speakers at WEF Call U.S. Smug, Inattentive

  • 05 February 02
  • The Associated Press
They came in solidarity with this terror-wounded city.

Program Developed to Break Into ATMs

  • 12 November 01
  • The Associated Press
A pair of Cambridge University computer graduate students have penetrated the security software used by IBM Corp. to protect bank ATM machines and e-commerce transactions, the school says.