A Marine private who pleaded guilty to reduced charges in the killing of an innocent Iraqi civilian was sentenced Wednesday to 18 months in custody.
Most of the dozens of hostages seized at a Higher Education Ministry building on Tuesday have been freed, the government said on Wednesday.
Ousted Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein adjusts his headphones as he listens to witness testimony in this October 17, 2006 photo. He was sentenced to hang on Sunday by a court for crimes against humanity. [Reuters]
Former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein testifies during cross-examination at his trial in Baghdad's heavily fortified Green Zone April 5, 2006, accusing the new Shi'ite-run Interior Ministry of killing and torturing thousands of Iraqis, likely to aggravate sectarian tensions. [Reuters]
A video grab shows various bodies lying on the floor at a mosque in the Shaab district of eastern Baghdad March 26, 2006. Politicians from Iraq's Shi'ite majority accused U.S. troops of massacring 20 worshippers at a Baghdad mosque. [Reuters]
A TV frame grab shows an image made available by Australia's Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) on February 15, 2006, of what the broadcaster says is a detainee being abused in Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison taken in 2003. [Reuters]
An Iraqi soldier takes position to provide security on top of a Sunni mosque in Baghdad February 23, 2006. Fifty-three people were killed in Baghdad in the 24 hours since the bombing of a major Shi'ite shrine sparked the worst sectarian violence the country has seen since the fall of Saddam Hussein, police said on Thursday. [Reuters]