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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.

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.

2006-05-17 05:46:35

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A Sudanese driver for an Arab diplomat in Baghdad has died after being shot as he tried to stop gunmen kidnapping the envoy, police said on Wednesday.

2006-05-15 07:21:59

By Ibon Villelabeitia BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The cemetery gate groans and the gaunt grave keeper leads the visitor along rows of broken tombs. "There she is," Ali Mansur says pointing to a sandstone gravestone. "I take care of her.

2006-05-03 07:15:00

By Lin Noueihed WADI KHALED, Lebanon (Reuters) - Ghazi al-Ali is Lebanese, but his 15 children go to school in Syria. His mobile phone is Syrian. He buys food and fuel from Syria. He has a Syrian wife and a photo of the Syrian president in his house.

2006-04-02 08:18:25

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A U.S. military helicopter lost south of Baghdad on Saturday is believed to have been shot down and its two pilots are feared dead, the U.S. military said on Sunday.

2006-04-02 08:12:36

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A U.S. military helicopter lost south of Baghdad on Saturday is believed to have been shot down and its two pilots are feared dead, the U.S. military said on Sunday.

2006-02-24 18:55:00

Syria on Friday disputed U.S. charges it had incited mob violence over cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad, saying Damascus had done its best to protect embassies during violent protests and would pay for damages.

2006-02-17 12:07:44

SULAIMANIYA, Iraq (Reuters) - A small German plane en route to Iraq from Azerbaijan has been reported missing overnight and an Iraqi airport official said on Friday he believed the aircraft had crashed in mountainous northern Iraq. "We have no information where the plane fell.

2006-02-13 07:32:24

LONDON (Reuters) - One person has been arrested after the release of a video apparently showing British soldiers savagely beating Iraqi teenagers in 2004, the Ministry of Defense said on Monday. A spokesman said the arrest was on Sunday night but declined to give further details.


Word of the Day
alicorn
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.
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