Latest Mesopotamia Stories

2005-07-06 15:54:58

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. The two arrested were identified as Mohammad Islam bin Abdul-Rahman Ahmad al-Semadi, a 30-year-old Jordanian who the official Syrian news agency said was also known as Raafat, and Rehab Shehab, a woman whose nationality was not disclosed. Security forces arrested two other...

2005-07-03 12:42:11

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. "Syrian security forces killed the militant ... who holdsan Arab nationality in an armed clash as he tried to leave theborder to Lebanon illegally along with members of a radicalgroup that he leads," SANA...

2005-02-21 06:46:50

WASHINGTON (AFP) -- 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. Considered the cradle of western civilization -- the location of the Garden of Eden, according to scholars of the Bible -- the marshes, fed by the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, are key to the economy, politics and ecosystem of the region. "The future...

Word of the Day
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.