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2008-07-21 12:00:54

[Speech by Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki at a ceremony on the inauguration of the Al-Najaf International Airport - Live] Baghdad Al-Iraqiyah Television in Arabic at 0658 gmt on 20 July carries live a report on the "proceedings of the official ceremony on the inauguration of the Al-Najaf International Airport." At the outset of the report, an Iraqi Airlines plane is seen taxiing on the runway of the Al-Najaf International Airport.

2006-08-28 12:03:57

By Imad al-Khozaie DIWANIYA, Iraq (Reuters) - At least 20 Iraqi soldiers were killed in street fighting with Shi'ite militiamen in the town of Diwaniya on Monday, some of the bloodiest clashes yet among rival factions in Shi'ite Muslim southern Iraq.

2006-08-11 13:18:01

CRAWFORD, Texas (Reuters) - President George W. Bush condemned on Friday a suicide bomber's attempt to blow up one of Shi'ite Islam's holiest shrines, which he called a symbol of peace throughout the world.

2006-08-10 08:01:21

NAJAF, Iraq (Reuters) - A suicide bomber killed at least 35 people and wounded more than 120 on Thursday near one of Shi'ite Islam's holiest sites, the Imam Ali shrine in the southern Iraqi city of Najaf.

2006-08-10 06:48:13

NAJAF, Iraq (Reuters) - A suicide bomber killed at least 35 people and wounded more than 90 on Thursday near one of Shi'ite Islam's most revered sites, the Imam Ali shrine in the southern Iraqi city of Najaf.

2006-08-10 04:18:58

NAJAF, Iraq (Reuters) - A suicide bomber killed at least 31 people and wounded 100 near a sacred Shi'ite shrine in the southern Iraqi city of Najaf on Thursday, hospital sources said.

2006-08-10 02:33:52

NAJAF, Iraq (Reuters) - Bomb blasts on Thursday in a market near a sacred Shi'ite shrine in the southern Iraqi city of Najaf killed 30 people and wounded dozens, the police said.

2006-08-10 02:09:48

NAJAF, Iraq (Reuters) - A roadside bomb that exploded on Thursday in a market near a sacred Shi'ite shrine in the southern Iraqi city of Najaf killed 23 people and wounded 30, state television said.

2006-08-10 01:56:00

NAJAF, Iraq (Reuters) - Dozens of people were hurt and some were feared killed on Thursday in a suicide bomb blast in the southern Iraqi city of Najaf, police said.

2006-07-28 06:21:47

By Khaled Farhan NAJAF, Iraq (Reuters) - Shi'ites from all over the world aspire to be buried in Najaf's sacred Valley of Peace cemetery, but the dozens of Iraqi corpses brought there every Friday bear witness only to the carnage sweeping the country.


Word of the Day
zill
  • One of a pair of round metal cymbals attached to the fingers and struck together for rhythm and percussion in belly dancing.
The word 'zill' comes from a Turkish word meaning "cymbals".
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