Articles by Tarek al-Issawi

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.

Shiite Shrine Blasts Kill 143 in Iraq

  • 03 March 04
  • The Associated Press
A series of coordinated blasts struck major Shiite Muslim shrines here and in Baghdad on Tuesday as thousands of pilgrims converged on the climactic day of the sect's most important religious festival. At least 143 people were killed and hundreds wounded, hospital and police officials reported.

Rumsfeld Visits Iraq Amid Violence

  • 25 February 04
  • The Associated Press
A suicide bomber exploded a white Oldsmobile outside a police station in this northern city Monday, killing at least 13 people and wounding as many as 52 others. It was the fifth suicide attack in Iraq this month.

Qatar Performs a Delicate Balancing Act

  • 18 February 04
  • The Associated Press
Israelis and militant Palestinians; million-dollar Russian gas deals and Chechen rebels; a U.S. military base and a television network airing statements urging the killing of Americans -- all exist side-by-side on one tiny Gulf peninsula.

Iraqi Blast Kills Top Cleric, 84 Others

  • 01 September 03
  • The Associated Press
A car bombing of the Imam Ali shrine in the holy Shiite city of Najaf on Friday killed 85 people, including a leading Shiite Muslim cleric. Police have arrested 19 men -- many of them foreigners and all with admitted links to al-Qaida, a senior Iraqi investigator said, while Shiite mourners called for revenge at the cleric's funeral Sunday.

U.S. Troops Kill Reuters Cameraman

  • 19 August 03
  • The Associated Press
A Reuters cameraman was shot dead by U.S. troops and journalism watchdogs called Monday for an investigation into his death.

Violence in Lebanon Rages As Diplomatic Efforts Falter