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Latest Mesopotamia Stories

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.

2006-06-16 02:49:50

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The U.S. military said on Friday an investigation had started into the deaths last month of three men in the custody of U.S.-led forces in Iraq.

2006-06-13 08:19:42

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - President Bush was expected to be on the ground in Iraq for more than five hours and speak to U.S. troops, the White House said.


Word of the Day
scriggle
  • To writhe; struggle or twist about with more or less force; wriggle.
  • To scribble, jot.
The word 'scriggle' is likely an alteration of 'wiggle'.
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