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2009-07-30 14:47:15

Iraq is on the brink of an environmental catastrophe thanks to decades of war, mismanagement and drought, environmentalists say. Near daily dust storms, and shriveling riverbeds and marshes are turning arable land into desert, killing trees and plants, and transforming what was once the region's most fertile soil into an agricultural wasteland, the Los Angeles Times reported Thursday. We're talking about something that's making the breadbasket of Iraq look like the Dust Bowl of Oklahoma in...

2008-06-29 09:00:57

Text of report by Iraqi Media Network weekly newspaper Al-Sabah on 14 June [Report by Husayn Thaghab in Baghdad: "The Drop in Water Levels Worries Farmers, Fish-Breeders"] It [water scarcity] is a fact that has a negative impact on the reality of agriculture and life in Iraq.

2006-05-14 02:03:55

MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - Clashes erupted between insurgents and Iraqi security forces fighting along with U.S. troops in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul on Sunday, killing one policeman and wounding three others, sources said.

2005-12-07 11:36:59

By Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush on Wednesday touted progress in helping the Iraqi cities of Najaf and Mosul rebuild as he tried to bolster American confidence in his Iraq war policy.

2005-12-07 11:40:20

By Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush on Wednesday touted progress in helping the Iraqi cities of Najaf and Mosul rebuild as he tried to bolster American confidence in his Iraq war policy.

2005-11-19 10:22:13

By Waleed Ibrahim and Mohammed Abbas CAIRO (Reuters) - Iraqi politicians brought the deep divisions in their country to Cairo on Saturday at the start of a three-day conference meant to promote national reconciliation.

2005-10-22 07:44:55

NAJAF, Iraq (Reuters) - A push by the Cairo-based Arab League to gather Iraq's divided factions for a national reconciliation conference gained momentum on Saturday after Iraq's top Shi'ite cleric gave his blessing to the initiative.

2005-10-17 14:54:51

By Alastair Macdonald and Waleed Ibrahim BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's disaffected Sunni Arab minority finds itself at a crossroads of sorts after taking part in large numbers for the first time in a free election.

2005-10-16 11:35:53

By Andrew Quinn and Mariam Karouny BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi voters have probably approved a new U.S.-backed constitution, overcoming fierce Sunni Arab opposition in a vote Washington hopes will boost its beleaguered Iraq strategy, results showed on Sunday.

2005-10-16 09:03:39

By Andew Quinn and Mariam Karouny BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The U.S. secretary of state said on Sunday Iraq's new U.S.-brokered constitution had probably passed, overcoming fierce Sunni Arab opposition in a vote seen by Washington as a boost for its beleaguered Iraq strategy.


Word of the Day
megalophonous
  • Having a loud voice; vociferous; clamorous.
  • Of grand or imposing sound.
The word 'megalophonous' comes from Greek roots meaning 'big' and 'sound'.