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2008-06-29 09:00:57

Text of report by Iraqi Media Network weekly newspaper Al-Sabah on 14 June [Report by Husayn Thaghab in Baghdad: "The Drop in Water Levels Worries Farmers, Fish-Breeders"] It [water scarcity] is a fact that has a negative impact on the reality of agriculture and life in Iraq.

2008-06-19 15:00:34

Text of report in English by Syrian News Agency SANA website ["Syria can play important role in providing gas supply to Europe" - SANA headline] DAMASCUS, 19 Jun (SANA) - Minister of Oil and Mineral Resources Sufyan Allaw said Thursday [19 June] that Syria can play an important role in providing a secure supply of gas to Europe via Turkey due to its geographical location in the region, the infrastructure available and trained working forces in field of gas industry.

2008-02-11 10:36:42

Each Monday, this column turns a page in history to explore the discoveries, events and people that continue to affect the history being made today. Humans had been speaking for a couple hundred thousand years before they got the inspiration or nerve to mark their ideas down for posterity.

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2007-01-16 18:00:00

It was the ancient version of a last stand: Twelve clay bullets lined up and ready to be shot from slings in a desperate attempt to stop fierce invaders who soon would reduce much of the city to rubble.

2006-08-29 08:08:35

By Imad al-Khozaie NEAR DIWANIYA, Iraq (Reuters) - At least 29 people were killed when a blast ripped through scavengers siphoning petrol from pools around a breach in a disused pipeline in central Iraq late on Monday, health officials said.

2006-08-29 06:10:32

By Imad al-Khozaie NEAR DIWANIYA, Iraq (Reuters) - At least 29 people were killed when a blast ripped through scavengers siphoning petrol from pools around a breach in a disused pipeline in central Iraq late on Monday, health officials said.

2006-08-29 03:50:30

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said on Tuesday he would leave for Syria later in the day in a trip likely to rankle Washington, which charges the Arab nation with sponsoring terrorism.

2006-08-15 15:03:45

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States froze the U.S. assets of two Syrian officials on Tuesday, saying they had played a key role in the country's policies to support terrorism and destabilize the Middle East. The Treasury Department said it had blocked any U.S.

2006-08-09 01:23:19

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Two crew members were missing after a U.S. Marine helicopter crashed in the restive province of Anbar west of Baghdad, the U.S. military said on Wednesday.

2006-07-12 06:35:24

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi security forces said they had found the bodies of 20 bus drivers who had been kidnapped north of Baghdad earlier on Wednesday.


Word of the Day
orbity
  • A bereavement by loss of parents or children; the state of being orbate; orbation.
The word 'orbity' ultimately comes from a Latin word meaning 'bereaved'.