24, 2003, 5:59pm EDT
Fields in Southern Iraq Begin Operation
and Iraqi engineers have began pumping oil out of the sprawling
southern oil fields and into a large storage facility near Basra.
oil industry and Iraqi experts consider the efforts to restart
the Iraqi system.
Background: Iraq's Oil Reserves
22, 2003, 12:40pm EDT
of Thousands Make Shiite Pilgrimage to Karbala
their new-found religious freedom, hundreds of thousands of Shiites
march to the Holy City of Karbala in Iraq, in a pilgrimage long
banned by Saddam Hussein's regime.
1977, the last time Shiites celebrated the pilgrimage, Saddam's
police forces killed many on the road to Karbala. Tuesday's pilgrimage
marked the first time since then that Shiites could march freely.
21, 2003, 9:25pm EDT
Administrator Tours Baghdad, Faces Tests
Garner, the retired U.S. general appointed as Iraq's postwar civilian administrator,
arrived in Baghdad on Monday to begin overseeing the country's reconstruction.
experts assess the tasks Garner must take on as the rebuilding and stabilization
efforts begin in the war-torn nation.
18, 2003, 1:55pm EDT
Protests, Unrest Continue in Iraqi Capital
Thousands of protesters took to the streets of a Baghdad neighborhood Friday,
demanding that U.S. forces leave the city. The protesters converged from several
mosques shouting "No Bush, No Saddam, Yes to Islam," and "No to America, No to
Secular State, Yes to Islamic State."
18, 2003, 1:01 pm EDT
Corp. Awarded First Big Contract to Rebuild Iraq
federal government on Thursday awarded Bechtel Corp. a contract worth up to $680
million to rebuild Iraq's transportation, power, water, and sewage systems following
the collapse of the Saddam Hussein regime.
17, 2003, 8:30pm EDT
Inside Baghdad: The Iraqi Regime's Final Days
RealAudio: New York Times reporter John Burns on his harrowing experiences in
Baghdad during the final days of Saddam Hussein's regime and the current state
of the Iraqi capital.
17, 2003, 6:01pm EDT
Investigates Baghdad Antiquities Looting
FBI announces it has sent a team of agents to Iraq to investigate the theft of
priceless goods from the National Archeological Museum of Baghdad and other sites.
Leaders Work to Recover Looted Iraqi Artifacts
17, 2003, 10:10am EDT
Saddam Opponents Move to Stabilize Baghdad
member of a London-based Iraqi opposition group claimed to have been elected the
leader of Baghdad Thursday, while U.S. military commanders made plans to restore
order and repair Iraq's infrastructure.
15, 2003, 9:25pm EDT
Groups Discuss Postwar Government
the wake of the Pentagonís announcement that major combat fighting in Iraq is
over, representatives from several different Iraqi groups gathered south of Baghdad
on Tuesday for a United States-sponsored meeting to discuss how to govern the
country now that Saddam Hussein's regime is gone.
Representatives of Iraqi groups meet in Ur.
President Bush discusses the economy and Iraq
Tuesday's Central Command briefing
15, 2003, 2:20pm EDT
Announces Iraq Mission
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization said Tuesday
it was sending a team of experts to Iraq to assess the damage that looting has
caused to the country's vast collection of priceless antiquities.
14, 2003, 10:40pm EDT
Bank Chief Weighs Iraqi Reconstruction Effort
as American military officials were saying that the major combat in Iraq was over,
international financial and humanitarian agencies were meeting in Washington to
discuss efforts to rebuild the shattered Iraqi nation.
Wolfensohn, the head of the World Bank, discusses the initial plans and what is
known of the Iraqi economy in an interview with Jim Lehrer.
14, 2003, 10:01am EDT
of Cleric's Home Ends in Najaf
armed siege of the home of a Shiite Muslim spiritual leader in the southern Iraqi
city of Najaf has ended and tribal leaders are now in control of the city, an
aide to Grand Ayatollah Ali Al-Sistani said on Monday.
12, 2003, 2:24pm EDT
Endorses New U.N. Resolution to Aid Iraq
officials from the seven richest industrial countries agreed Saturday to support
a new United Nations Security Council resolution as part of a global effort to
11, 2003, 12:06pm EDT
Hospital System Crumbling, Agency Says
growing sense of chaos in Baghdad has essentially shut down the city's hospitals,
the International Committee of the Red Cross said on Friday.
10, 2003, 10:08pm EDT
Coalition Focus on Creating an Interim Administration
coalition forces continued to focus on military action against remnants of Saddam
Hussein's regime, looting spread in areas of Baghdad and the northern city of
Kirkuk. The chaotic situation has made the need for an interim administration
Margaret Warner discusses the future government with Iraqis who have long worked
to bring about democratic change in Iraq.
10, 2003, 4:26pm EDT
Muslim Leader Assassinated in Najaf
exiled Shiite Muslim leader who had just returned to Iraq was reportedly hacked
to death by a mob while meeting Thursday with other clerics at a Najaf mosque.
9, 2003, 9:10pm EDT
Cross Suspends Operations in Baghdad
International Committee of the Red Cross said Wednesday it was suspending operations
in Baghdad because the city was too unstable to ensure its staff's safety.
The ICRC says it's pulling out of Iraq.
8, 2003, 8:50pm EDT
Blair Say U.N. to Have "Vital" Role in Iraq
President Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair say the United Nations would
have a "vital" role in postwar Iraq and that control of a new government would
be turned over to the Iraqi people as soon as possible.
The two leaders discuss Iraq's future
7, 2003, 6:00pm EDT
Jeffrey Brown reports on Iraq's history of war and how
its legacy effects the battlefield today.
6, 2003, 10:15pm EDT
Officials Weigh Postwar Reconstruction Plans
Amid some Arab and Iraqi skepticism, U.S. officials and international leaders
continue to plan for a post-Saddam Hussein interim government and reconstruction
Officials Plan Transition to Iraqi Self-Rule
The Iraqi National Congress
5, 2003, 8:55pm EST
Offers Aid in Iraq's Southern Cities
After chaotic early efforts, coalition troops distribute food, water and other
humanitarian aid in some of Iraq's hard-hit southern cities.
28, 2003, 5:35pm EST
Frees Billions in "Oil-for-Food" Aid
The United Nations Security Council, still divided over
the ongoing military campaign in Iraq, came together Friday to unanimously agree
to use billions in Iraqi oil funds for humanitarian assistance to Iraq.
York Times reporter Marc Santora reports from Kuwait City on the urgent need for
humanitarian aid in southern Iraq.
28, 2003, 10:35am EST
Humanitarian Aid Ship Docks In Southern Iraqi Port
Flanked by patrol boats and assault helicopters, the
British supply ship Sir Galahad docked at the hard-won port of Umm Qasr on Friday,
loaded with the first military shipment of relief aid for Iraqi citizens.
27, 2003, 1:10pm EST
U.K. Call For Int'l Humanitarian Effort
As coalition forces continue to bomb military targets
throughout Iraq and ground forces zero in on Baghdad, the leaders of Britain and
the United States called on the United Nations to restart humanitarian programs
26, 2003, 11:20am EST
Supplies Begin to Arrive in Iraq
The first shipments of humanitarian aid and supplies
since the beginning of the Iraq war last week began to arrive at the southern
port city of Umm Qasr Wednesday, as coalition forces declared safe several southern
21, 2003, 10:45 pm EST
Prepares for a Potential Humanitarian Crisis
Ray Suarez talks
to an administrator from the U.S. Agency for International Development about the
humanitarian side of the war in Iraq and its aftermath.
21, 2003, 10:45 pm EST
National Security Adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski and historian Walter Russell Mead
reflect on possible humanitarian needs.
17, 2003, 8:45 pm EST
Marks reports from Baghdad with signs of Iraqi citizens preparing for war.
12, 2003, 9:35 PM EST
War Next Door
Farnsworth reports from Ankara on how the new leadership in Turkey might change
Turkish support for allowing American troops on their soil during a war with Iraq.
12, 2003, 8:45 PM EST
War conditions, including U.S. and British patrols of the no-fly zone, have allowed
the Kurds in Northern Iraq to gain a large degree of political autonomy. Ray Suarez
speaks with one of that region's leaders, Prime Minister Barham Salih of the Patriotic
Union of Kurdistan regional government.
11, 2003, 9:25 PM EST
Marks reports from Baghdad on how ordinary Iraqis are preparing for the possibility
of a U.S.-led war against their country.
5, 2003, 9:15 PM EST
Cost of War
debate how much a war with Iraq,
and the humanitarian efforts that go along with it,
might cost the United States.