Towards the end of Errol Morris’s conversations with Donald Rumsfeld, the documentarian – frustrated by a volley of evasions – asks the left’s (...)

Iraqi policemen check the trunk of a vehicle at a checkpoint in Baghdad today. Photograph: Ahmed Malik/Reuters.

At least 20 people were killed in a spate of attacks across Iraq today that included the seizure by gunmen of a television station, the targeting of S(...)

A prison guard outside a solitary confinement cell at Pelican Bay prison in California.  Since July 8th there has been widespread participation in a  hunger strike protest over indefinite solitary confinement. Photograph: Jim Wilson/The New York Times

Convicted killer Todd Ashker is the unlikely legal brain behind the largest prison protest in California’s history, a hunger strike which today enters(...)

Mourners carry the coffin of a victim killed during an attack on a prison in Taji, during a funeral at the Imam Ali shrine in Najaf, 160 km south of Baghdad. Photograph: Reuters

Al-Qaeda has claimed responsibility for simultaneous raids on two Iraqi prisons and said more than 500 inmates had been set free in the operation, o(...)

A file photograph of a US soldier standing near cells  where high risk detainees are kept at Abu Ghraib prison. About 500 inmates, some of them senior al-Qaeda figures escaped the prison today. Photograph: Reuters.

Hundreds of convicts, including senior members of al-Qaeda, broke out of Iraq’s Abu Ghraib jail as comrades launched a military-style assault to free (...)

Iraqi security forces at the site of a car bomb attack in Basra, 420km  southeast of Baghdad, today. Photograph: Reuters

At least 45 people were killed in bomb attacks across Iraq today, most of them in busy markets and commercial areas of the capital Baghdad, police and(...)