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TOKYO (Reuters) - With their troops in the midst of a withdrawal from Iraq, a poll showed most Japanese now believe Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi was right to send the forces on their riskiest mission since World War Two.
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Gunmen stormed a bus station north of Baghdad, pulled 24 people from a crowd and then killed most of them before dumping their bound and blindfolded bodies in a village nearby, officials said on Wednesday.
By Kristin Roberts BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, in Baghdad on Wednesday for an unannounced visit to U.S. commanders, said security in Iraq now depends as much on the Iraqi government's political success as on beating the insurgency militarily.
By Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Iraqi leaders and U.S. military commanders there anticipate that American troops could start withdrawing this year, two Democratic U.S. senators who favor such a move said on Saturday after a visit to Iraq.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Iraqis should take over policing from U.S. and coalition forces in half of Iraq's provinces by year-end, but that may not have an impact on American troop levels, a U.S. general said on Friday. Brig. Gen.
KUFA, Iraq (Reuters) - A car bomb exploded early on Thursday at a Shi'ite Muslim shrine near the holy city of Najaf, south of Baghdad, killing seven people, mostly pilgrims from neighboring Iran, police said.
NAJAF, Iraq (Reuters) A car bomb exploded on Thursday at a Shi'ite Muslim shrine near the holy city of Najaf, south of Baghdad, killing seven people, police said.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A former U.S. soldier was arrested and charged with killing four Iraqi civilians and raping one of the female victims, U.S. officials said on Monday.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. military launched a criminal investigation into whether U.S. soldiers killed a family of four Iraqi civilians in their home south of Baghdad, officials said on Friday.
BUCHAREST (Reuters) - Romania plans to withdraw its troops from Iraq by the end of this year, Prime Minister Calin Tariceanu said on Thursday.
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