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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


Word of the Day
chomage
  • Stoppage; cessation (of labor).
  • A standing still or idling (of mills, factories, etc.).
The word chomage comes into English from French.]
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