Man calls police to admit killing Alzheimer's patient with insulin

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Jan. 29 (UPI) -- A former nursing home employee has admitted killing an elderly woman in 2007, saying he is terminally ill and should die in prison, Louisville police said.

U.S. open to talks on Iraq, Iran says

TEHRAN, June 11 (UPI) -- A U.S. State Department official said diplomatic channels remain open with Tehran to discuss the security situation in Iraq, the Iranian state-run media said.

U.S.-Iraq agreement sparks protests

BAGHDAD, May 30 (UPI) -- Shiite cleric Moqtada Sadr Friday called for protests in the streets of Baghdad to voice opposition to a pending strategic agreement with the United States.

Iraq, U.S. discuss status of forces

BAGHDAD, March 13 (UPI) -- Senior U.S. State Department officials and the Iraqi foreign minister discussed the blueprint for the status of forces agreement framing the U.S. role in Iraq.

Analysis: Iraq a target for U.S. spending

WASHINGTON, March 7 (UPI) -- The head of the Senate Armed Services Committee wants U.S. auditors to investigate the Iraqi government's spending on reconstruction as both U.S. and Iraqi funds in the rebuilding effort came under fire on Capitol Hill this week.
BEN LANDO, UPI Energy Editor

Iran: U.S. talks off on technicality

TEHRAN, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- "Technical" reasons have forced a delay in talks between Iranian and U.S. officials about Iraq, an Iranian government spokesman said Sunday.

Talking to Iran?

WASHINGTON, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- Gulf state leaders, awaiting President Bush's visit this week, are watching carefully for signs of a big shift in U.S.-Iranian relations.
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus

Iraq rejects Arab troops replacing U.S.

BAGHDAD, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- The Iraqi government on Wednesday announced its opposition in Baghdad to replacing U.S. troops with Arabic troops from neighboring countries.

Kucinich wants inquiry into Hunt, Iraq oil

WASHINGTON, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- Rep. Dennis Kucinich called for an investigation into an oil deal a Texas firm connected to the Bush administration signed with Iraq’s Kurdistan government.

Analysis: Iraq, oil and Greenspan's Gospel

WASHINGTON, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- History and reality cap the fallout from former Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan’s one-liner in his new book that the war in Iraq is “largely about oil.”
BEN LANDO, UPI Energy Editor

Satterfield: Iraq progress awaits vision

WASHINGTON, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- Top U.S. official in Iraq David Satterfield said Iraqi leaders lack a "common vision" for Iraq, which is delaying success on key items like the oil law.

U.S. may discuss Iraq with Iran, Syria

WASHINGTON, March 9 (UPI) -- U.S. officials say they are willing to discuss ways to stabilize Iraq with Iran and Syria during an upcoming regional conference in Baghdad.

Some in U.S. hope for Iran dialogue

WASHINGTON, March 9 (UPI) -- Some U.S. officials have expressed hope that the United States and Iran could forge diplomatic ties over common goals of regional security and resources.

U.S. supports Iraq's transition efforts

WASHINGTON, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- The United States will support the Iraqi government as it develops strategies for a united country, a State Department official told a Senate committee.

Rice asked to testify in Israel spy case

ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 22 (UPI) -- Top Bush administration officials, including Condoleezza Rice, reportedly will be asked to testify in the Virginia espionage case of former Israeli lobbyists.
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