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U.S. Army Gen. Raymond Odierno, commander of U.S. forces in Iraq, says chances are as high as 30 percent a U.S.-Iraqi security deal won't be reached. On a scale of one to 10, "I'm probably (at) a seven or eight that something is going to be worked out," Odierno told The Washington Times.
U.S. Army Gen. David Petraeus took over U.S. Central Command Friday at a change of command ceremony in Florida. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates presided over the ceremony at MacDill Air Force Base in which Acting Central Command Commander Lt. Gen. Martin E.
U.S. officials are reviewing the Iraqi amendments to the draft agreement on U.S. troop levels in Iraq, a State Department official said Thursday. Spokesman Robert Wood, however, declined to discuss the nature of the amendments when asked during a news conference.
U.S. troops could face new restrictions greatly curtailing Iraqi operations in 2009 without a new long-term security pact, military officials say. If Iraq's leaders fail to pass the security agreement before Jan.
Al-Qaida's Web presence has been greatly diminished as unidentified hackers have shut down four of its five main sites, analysts said in Dubai.
Iraq and the United States are close to reaching a security agreement on a continued U.S. military presence in that country, the Iraqi foreign minister said. Still unresolved, Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari said, is the issue of granting to U.S.
Iraq's small stock exchange is enjoying a prosperous year, even while markets founder in Australia, Europe, the United States and Asia. Ninety-four companies are listed on the Iraq Stock Exchange, which has gained 25 percent this year, USA Today reported Monday.
An Iraqi soldier died Saturday evening when two U.S. Blackhawk helicopters collided while landing in Baghdad. Lt. Patrick Evans, a spokesman for the U.S. military, said the crash did not appear to be the result of insurgent fire, CNN reported.
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.
[Address by Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki to representatives of Iraqi news media in Baghdad - live] Baghdad Al-Iraqiyah Television in Arabic at 1557 gmt on 23 September carries live a 27-minute address by Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki to representatives of Iraqi news media in Baghdad.
- Withering but not falling off, as a blossom that persists on a twig after flowering.