Latest Assyria Stories

2005-07-30 02:14:43

MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - The death toll from a suicide bombing in northern Iraq on Friday climbed to 40, police said on Saturday. They said the number of wounded from the attack by a suicide bomber who blew himself up among a group of Iraqi army recruits rose to 57.

2005-07-28 03:39:58

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A suspected bomb on a railway line hit a train carrying oil products near Baghdad on Thursday, causing a huge fire, Iraqi police said. They said one person was killed and four wounded in the blaze.

2005-07-07 04:48:10

MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - Heavy mortar strikes targeting the local government headquarters in Iraq's northern city of Mosul hit nearby shops, killing at least three people and wounding 46 people, hospital officials said on Thursday.

Word of the Day
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.