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General News Archive - June 08, 2006

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al- Maliki will make a "very important announcement" at a news conference in Baghdad due to start around 10:30 a.m. (0730 GMT) on Thursday, the U.S. military said. An official in Maliki's office said he would hold a news conference with the top U.S.

By Mariam Karouny BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Embattled Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki has won the approval of his Shi'ite Alliance for nominees for the interior and defense posts and will present them to parliament on Thursday, Shi'ite sources said. Separately, the U.S.

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's prime minister will announce the death of al Qaeda leader in Iraq Abu Musab al- Zarqawi, state television reported on Thursday. It gave no details but Nuri al-Maliki was due to hold a news conference with the top U.S. commander in Iraq General George Casey shortly.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The al Qaeda leader in Iraq, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, was killed in a U.S. air attack in Baghdad, ABC news reported on Thursday. "Abu Musab al-Zarqawi has been killed in Baghdad during a bombing raid," ABC said.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The al Qaeda leader in Iraq, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, was killed in a U.S. air attack in Baghdad, ABC news reported on Thursday. "Abu Musab al-Zarqawi has been killed in Baghdad during a bombing raid," ABC said.

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki has announced that al Qaeda's leader in Iraq, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, has been killed, state television said on Thursday.

By Mariam Karouny BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki announced on Thursday that al Qaeda leader in Iraq Abu Musab al-Zarqawi had been killed, state television reported. In Washington, ABC News reported that a U.S. air attack on a Baghdad house has killed Zarqawi.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The al Qaeda leader in Iraq, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, was killed in a joint attack by U.S. helicopters and Iraqi forces, ABC news reported on Thursday. It said U.S. helicopters hit a house near Baquba, 40 miles north of Baghdad, at 6 p.m. local time on Wednesday.

By Mariam Karouny BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki announced on Thursday that al Qaeda leader in Iraq Abu Musab al-Zarqawi had been killed in a joint U.S. and Iraqi military raid north of Baghdad.

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Thursday threats would not work in solving a dispute over the country's nuclear program but Iran was ready to clear up misunderstandings with the world.

Word of the Day
jument
  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
'Jument' ultimately comes from the Latin 'jugum,' yoke.
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