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2006-01-08 07:41:00

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Five U.S. Marines have been killed in western Iraq this weekend, the U.S. military said on Sunday. They said three Marines were killed in three separate attacks while conducting combat operations near the Iraqi city of Falluja on Sunday. All three were killed by small arms fire. The other two were killed on Saturday in two separate bomb attacks on their patrols in villages near Falluja. One died near the village of al-Karma and the other near Ferris, they said.

2005-09-27 04:47:36

SANAA (Reuters) - Yemen said on Monday it has urged the United States to remove a prominent Yemeni cleric from a list of terrorism suspects. Foreign Minister Abubakr al-Qirbi said Sanaa had asked Washington in a letter to drop the charges against Sheikh Abdul-Majid al-Zindani, a leader of a main Islamic opposition party. "If there is any evidence against Sheikh Zindani, it should be submitted to the Yemeni government, which will shoulder its responsibility and take legal action,"...

2005-09-27 00:43:09

SANAA (Reuters) - Yemen said on Monday it has urged the United States to remove a prominent Yemeni cleric from a list of terrorism suspects. Foreign Minister Abubakr al-Qirbi said Sanaa had asked Washington in a letter to drop the charges against Sheikh Abdul-Majid al-Zindani, a leader of a main Islamic opposition party. "If there is any evidence against Sheikh Zindani, it should be submitted to the Yemeni government, which will shoulder its responsibility and take legal action,"...

2005-08-08 04:00:35

SANAA (Reuters) - A Yemeni court on Monday jailed six men for plotting to blow up the British and Italian missions and the French cultural center in Sanaa. The men, who include a Kuwaiti of Iraqi origin and two Syrians, were also convicted of forming an armed group with links to al Qaeda after a trial which began in March. The court acquitted two defendants. The rest were sentenced to jail terms ranging from three months to four years. "Long live justice," cried the two Yemenis who were...

2005-07-28 16:31:34

By Tabassum Zakaria WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Iran's president-elect was a leader in the student movement that organized the 1979 U.S. embassy takeover and the United States still is trying to determine if he was a hostage taker, the White House said on Thursday. U.S. authorities have been checking into assertions by some former American hostages that Ahmadinejad was involved in the siege on the U.S. Embassy that lasted 444 days. Ahmadinejad takes office on Tuesday. "We've looked into the...

2005-07-28 15:02:33

By Tabassum Zakaria WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Iran's president-elect was a leader in the student movement that organized the 1979 U.S. embassy takeover and the United States still is trying to determine if he was a hostage taker, the White House said on Thursday. U.S. authorities have been checking into assertions by some former American hostages that Ahmadinejad was involved in the siege on the U.S. Embassy that lasted 444 days. Ahmadinejad takes office on Tuesday. "We've looked into the...

2005-06-30 14:57:01

By Sue Pleming WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Several Americans held hostage inthe 1979 U.S. Embassy takeover in Tehran said on Thursday theyrecognized Iran's president-elect as a ringleader from thedrama, a claim that raised concern in the White House but wasdenied in Iran. In interviews with U.S. television networks, retired NavyCapt. Donald Sharer and Bill Daugherty said they were convincedIran's ultra-conservative President-elect Mahmoud Ahmadinejadwas one of their Iranian captors. "He wasn't...

2005-06-30 13:13:51

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - At least four Americans held hostagein the 1979 takeover of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran said onThursday they recognized Iran's president-elect as one of theringleaders from the crisis, a claim denied in Tehran. In interviews with U.S. television networks, retired NavyCapt. Donald Sharer and Bill Daugherty, said they wereconvinced Iran's ultra-conservative President-elect MahmoudAhmadinejad was one of their Iranian captors. "He wasn't a very nice fellow at the time. He...

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2004-11-30 03:00:01

WASHINGTON - Fueled by fierce fighting in Fallujah and insurgents' counterattacks elsewhere in Iraq, the U.S. military death toll for November is approaching the highest for any month of the war. At least 134 U.S. troops died in November, according to casualty reports available Tuesday. The worst month was April when 135 died as the insurgence flared in Fallujah and elsewhere in the so-called Sunni Triangle where U.S. forces and their Iraqi allies lost a large measure of control. On...

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2004-11-25 09:00:02

BAGHDAD, Iraq - Five Arab foreign fighters who had escaped from Fallujah were arrested near southern Basra, where they were planning to attack coalition bases and police stations, authorities said Thursday. In Fallujah, the U.S. military said it had uncovered the largest arms cache yet inside the mosque of an insurgent leader. Basra Police Chief Brig. Mohammed Khazim said the men were stopped late Wednesday at a checkpoint in Qurnah, about 37 miles north of Basra, and "personal weapons"...