An estimated 1,000 U.S. Army paratroopers landed in Kurdish controlled northern Iraq Wednesday as U.S. efforts continued to open a second, limited northern front against President Saddam Hussein's forces.
Daniel Patrick Moynihan -- former U.S. Senator, U.N. ambassador and scholar -- died Wednesday at 76.
U.S. Defense Department officials on Wednesday said coalition forces did not target a Baghdad neighborhood where explosions reportedly killed at least 14 people and wounded some 30 others.
A second U.S. serviceman died of wounds from a grenade attack believed to have been carried out by a disgruntled Army sergeant.
Al Jazeera, the popular Arab-language satellite television network based, has been blocked from reporting on two of the largest stock market trading floors.
Warplanes pounded Iraqi positions in the north of the country on Wednesday as U.S. efforts to open a second, limited front against President Saddam Hussein's forces gained momentum.
British Prime Minister Tony Blair said Wednesday he believed there had been a limited uprising in Basra, backing up claims made by his country's military officers on the outskirts of the southern Iraqi city.
British and U.S. commanders said on Tuesday they had crushed resistance by Iraqi fighters in the key southern port town of Umm Qasr, opening it up to receive the humanitarian aid that the coalition is under international pressure to provide.
In what may be the largest clash yet in the Iraq war, a ground battle between Iraqi forces and the U.S. 7th Cavalry Regiment east of the city of Najaf left up to 300 Iraqi combatants dead, according to defense…
President Bush said Tuesday the "need is urgent" for Congress to quickly pass his request for $74.7 billion in emergency spending to fund the war in Iraq.
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