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2008-11-18 08:50:50

Twenty-five percent of veterans who fought in the Gulf War suffer from a legitimate illness caused by an exposure to toxic chemicals, according to a new study. The findings concluded that Gulf War syndrome affects more than 175,000 U.S. war veterans; the report could help those who have battled the government for treatment of a wide range of unexplained neurological illnesses, from brain cancer to multiple sclerosis. The Congressionally-mandated Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War...

2008-10-01 09:00:12

By Kim Gamel Associated Press BAGHDAD -- The number of Iraqi security forces killed in September rose by nearly a third to 159 compared with the same period last year, The Associated Press figures showed Tuesday. U.S. troop deaths for the same period fell by nearly 40 percent to 25. The figures are a sign that U.S. military is increasingly relying on the Iraqis, including U.S.-allied Sunni fighters, to take the lead in operations so they can assume responsibility for their own security...

2008-09-14 06:00:18

["From Iraq" programme, moderated by Suhayr al-Qaysi, interviews Iraqi Electricity Minister Dr Karim Wahid - date not given; recorded] Dubai Al-Arabiya Television in Arabic at 1630 gmt on 12 September carries a new 25-minute episode of its "From Iraq" programme moderated by Suhayr al-Qaysi in the Dubai studio. Today's episode features an interview with Iraqi Electricity Minister Dr Karim Wahid, via satellite from Baghdad, on the electricity problem in Iraq and the means and measures taken...

2008-09-09 09:00:04

By Ben Feller Associated Press WASHINGTON -- President Bush will keep roughly the same number of U.S. forces in Iraq through the end of the year and pull about 8,000 troops home by February, a drawdown that's both slower and smaller than long anticipated. In a speech to be delivered today, Bush says more forces could withdraw in the first half of 2009. But for now, the situation isn't changing significantly. By the time the troops return home on the timeline Bush is proposing, someone...

2008-09-01 09:00:03

By CHELSEA J CARTER By Chelsea J. Carter The Associated Press The drawdown of Marines from the former Sunni insurgent stronghold of Anbar will take time because there is still much work to be done, a top U.S. commander said Sunday. He spoke on the eve of the once violent province's transfer to Iraqi security control. Today's handover of Anbar, scene of some of the bloodiest battles of the Iraq war, is a milestone in America's strategy of turning security responsibility over to the...

2008-08-23 00:00:14

By Patrick Cockburn Iraqi forces to take charge of urban areas next June The United States is moving towards ending its military control of Iraq by agreeing to withdraw combat troops from Iraqi cities and towns by next June and from the rest of Iraq by 2011, according to Iraqi and American negotiators. The withdrawal of US troops to bases outside the cities, towns and villages would make the Iraqi government, whose security forces number half a million men, the predominant military...

2008-08-15 15:01:07

A study of U.S. Air Force women deployed in Iraq and other areas found 80 percent suffer fatigue, fever, hair loss and difficulty focusing, researchers said. University of Michigan researchers said the pattern of health problems reported by 1,114 women surveyed in 2006 and 2007 is similar to many symptoms of Gulf War Syndrome -- reported by veterans of the 1991 Persian Gulf War. "It's possible that some unknown environmental factor is the cause of current health problems and of Gulf War...

2008-07-22 09:00:12

By Brian Murphy and Qassim Abdul-Zahra Associated Press BAGHDAD -- Face to face with Iraq's leaders, Barack Obama gained fresh support Monday for the idea of pulling all U.S. combat forces from the war zone by 2010. But the Iraqis stopped short of actual timetables or endorsement of Obama's pledge to withdraw troops within 16 months if he wins the presidency. The Democratic presidential contender also got a military briefing -- and a helicopter tour -- from the top U.S. commander in the...

2008-07-02 00:00:08

As of Monday, at least 4,113 members of the U.S. military have died in the Iraq war since it began in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count. The figure includes eight military civilians killed in action. At least 3,353 died as a result of hostile action, according to the military's numbers. The AP count is three fewer than the Defense Department's tally. The British military has reported 176 deaths; Italy, 33; Ukraine, 18; Poland, 21; Bulgaria, 13; Spain, 11; Denmark,...

2008-06-27 00:00:42

By The Associated Press BAGHDAD (AP) - Roadside bombs killed four U.S. soldiers in northern Iraq, the military said Wednesday, in a spike of violence that pushed to at least nine the number of Americans who have died here this week. In the latest attack, one soldier was killed by an explosively formed penetrator, or EFP, about 9 a.m. Wednesday in the predominantly Shiite eastern half of Baghdad, the military said. The armor piercing bombs are believed to come from Iran and have been used...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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