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2006-06-02 06:53:07

By Rasha Elass DAMASCUS (Reuters) - Four gunmen and a guard were killed when Syrian security forces foiled an attack on Friday near the premises of the state-run television in Damascus, the official SANA news agency reported. Two militants and two members of the anti-terrorism security forces were wounded during the shootout, SANA said. Authorities arrested four other militants. The gunmen were members of an Islamist militant group and had obtained their weapons from a neighboring...

2006-06-02 01:39:59

DAMASCUS (Reuters) - Syrian security forces stopped an armed "terrorist" attack on Friday that targeted a deserted building behind the premises of the state-run television, the television said. It said two gunmen and one guard were killed during the attack. Three of the attackers were arrested.

2006-06-02 03:07:16

DAMASCUS (Reuters) - Four gunmen and one guard were killed when Syrian security forces stopped a "terrorist" attack on Friday that targeted a building behind the premises of the state-run television, the official SANA news agency reported. Two militants and two members of the security forces were wounded during the attack, SANA said. Authorities arrested four other militants. Fayez al-Sayegh, head of Syrian radio and television, told Reuters a police patrol had spotted the gunmen and...

2006-05-28 01:56:49

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's presidency has urged the government to send a high-level delegation with wide-ranging powers to the southern city of Basra, in the grip of a Shi'ite power struggle that threatens oil exports. The office of President Jalal Talabani issued a statement late on Saturday urging new Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, a Shi'ite Islamist, to dispatch senior officials to Basra. He stressed they should have wide-ranging powers, saying that "whoever goes to Basra should...

2006-05-24 02:19:53

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Gunmen shot dead a Baghdad police general on his way to work on Wednesday, a city official said. The killing of General Ahmed Dawod, a deputy chief of Baghdad municipality's protection units, appeared to be part of a campaign to assassinate prominent Iraqi officials.

2006-05-24 02:20:53

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Gunmen shot dead a Baghdad police general on his way to work on Wednesday, a city official said. The killing of General Ahmed Dawod, a deputy chief of Baghdad municipality's protection units, appeared to be part of a campaign to assassinate prominent Iraqi officials.

2006-05-21 08:55:20

By Lutfi Abu Oun and Ibon Villelabeitia BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's Prime Minister Nuri al- Maliki vowed to use "maximum force against terrorism" on Sunday, as bombs killed at least 19 people in Baghdad during the first meeting of his national unity cabinet. In a fresh reminder of the huge task Maliki faces in reining in bloodshed that has pushed Iraq to the brink of sectarian civil war, blasts hit Baghdad, including one suicide bomber who killed at least 13 people and wounded 18 in a...

2006-05-19 09:31:41

By Mariam Karouny and Fredrik Dahl BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Negotiators in Iraq said they hoped to finalize the make-up of a unity government on Friday, the eve of an expected parliamentary vote to approve a new cabinet. A source close to the prime minister-designate said a deal was within reach on a broad coalition of Shi'ites, minority Sunni Arabs and Kurds, which the United States is counting on to halt a slide toward civil war. "Talks have entered the final phase," the source said....

2006-05-19 11:58:21

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. military is considering sending hundreds of soldiers from a force held in reserve in Kuwait into Iraq to provide extra security as Iraq prepares to seat a new government, a defense official said on Friday. The soldiers are from a "call-forward" force trained, ready and available in Kuwait for rapid reaction to problems in Iraq or for use to bolster security for certain milestones, said the official, speaking on condition of anonymity...

2006-05-17 13:02:25

By Khaled Yacoub Oweis DAMASCUS (Reuters) - Syrian authorities arrested a prominent lawyer on Wednesday as they launched a wave of detentions of dissidents who have called for mending ties with Lebanon, political activists said. Anwar al-Bunni, a non-partisan campaigner for political freedom for Syria, was dragged screaming from his home by security forces in the Barzeh district while his family and neighbors watched, they said. Bunni, from a family of opponents to Syria's...


Word of the Day
bodacious
  • Remarkable; prodigious.
  • Audacious; gutsy.
  • Completely; extremely.
  • Audaciously; boldly.
  • Impressively great in size; enormous; extraordinary.
This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'
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