Latest Mesopotamia Stories
By Amir Paivar TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran on Saturday hailed Iraq as its "brother," taking a further step toward laying to rest the spectre of their war of attrition in the 1980s that killed hundreds of thousands on both sides.
TEHRAN (Reuters) - Former foes Iran and Iraq said on Thursday they would sign a military cooperation agreement which will include Iranian help in training Iraq's armed forces.
DAMASCUS (Reuters) - Syrian security forces arrested two more people suspected of belonging to a "terror group," but a U.S. official said Wednesday the suspects appeared to be jewelry thieves rather than terrorists.
DAMASCUS (Reuters) - Syrian forces killed an Arab Muslimmilitant among a group trying to cross the border into Lebanonand arrested 34 others, the official Syrian news agency SANAsaid on Sunday. It said two soldiers were also killed in the clash. It didnot say when the incident happened.
Nearly one fifth of the Mesopotamian marshes of southern Iraq, almost completely drained by Saddam Hussein, are once again flooded with water, according to experts working on an international effort to restore the wetlands.