Despite the joyous scenes in Baghdad on Wednesday, American and British forces face a dangerous, critical period.
Iraq: Iraq's U.N. envoy: 'Game is over'
UNITED NATIONS -- With the fall of Baghdad, Iraq's U.N. ambassador declared Wednesday, "The game is over" -- and became the first Iraqi official to concede defeat in the U.S.-led war.
Iraq: Cheney says U.N.'s role should be humanitarian
NEW ORLEANS -- The United States and its allies will lead Iraq's transition to a new government once the war is over and the United Nations should lead the relief work, Vice President Dick Cheney said Wednesday.
Iraq: Iraqi collapse shocks, dismays many Arabs
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia -- The fall of Baghdad provoked shock and disbelief among Arabs, who expressed hope that other oppressive regimes would crumble but also disappointment that Saddam Hussein did not put up a better fight against America.
Iraq: The north: War's final battleground
CHAMCHAMAL, Iraq -- As resistance to the coalition advance crumbled in Baghdad Wednesday, the campaign to destroy the dictatorship of Saddam Hussein shifted its sights north to the three cities that stand as the last holdouts of his disintegrating regime.
Iraq: Coordination ends firefight
HILLAH, Iraq -- The three Apache helicopters hovered in the sky, taking turns attacking the concrete building where some 20 enemy fighters had chosen to make their stand.
Iraq: 15 Questions
1) What is the significance of the statue toppled on Wednesday?
Iraq: U.S. searching site of strike at Hussein
WASHINGTON -- U.S. special operations forces on Wednesday scoured the site of a Baghdad building leveled by American bombs, searching for evidence that Saddam Hussein was inside at the time of the blasts, officials said.
Dispatch from the 101st: With the lights on, troops feel at home
HILLAH, Iraq -- After weeks in the desert, soldiers of the 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry of the 101st Airborne Division on Tuesday scored their sweetest digs since they left home: the University of Babylon.
Nation in brief: Revised faith-based initiative approved
WASHINGTON -- Abandoning President Bush's larger "faith-based initiative," the Senate passed scaled-back legislation Wednesday granting new tax breaks for charitable donations.
World in brief: Dispute delays naming of Palestinian government
JERUSALEM -- The newly appointed Palestinian prime minister delayed naming his government Wednesday because of a dispute with Yasser Arafat over who should be in charge of the security forces.
EU ratifies expansion, set to grow by 10 soon
BRUSSELS, Belgium -- The European Union's parliament ratified a historic expansion Wednesday, making it nearly certain 10 mostly eastern European countries will join the bloc next year.
Fighting terror: Bomb from U.S. warplane kills 11 Afghan civilians
KABUL, Afghanistan -- A U.S. warplane mistakenly killed 11 civilians, most of them women, when a 1,000-pound laser-guided bomb missed its intended target and landed on a house in eastern Afghanistan, the U.S. military said Wednesday.