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2008-07-09 06:00:16

By Richard Wolf and Jim Michaels WASHINGTON -- The Iraqi government's desire to set a timetable for withdrawing U.S. troops represents a lesson for the Bush administration: Be careful what you wish for. The White House has long sought an Iraqi government that can protect and govern its people independently. Having made progress on the first front, Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki now says he wants deadlines for a U.S. departure -- something Washington considers too risky to set....

2008-07-08 06:00:11

[Speech by Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, "during his meeting with Arab ambassadors in Abu Dhabi" - Recorded] Baghdad Al-Iraqiyah Television in Arabic at 1233 gmt on 7 July carries a recorded speech by Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, "during his meeting with Arab ambassadors in Abu Dhabi." After the speech, Al-Maliki takes questions from ambassadors. He gives a lengthy answer to a question about the security agreement under discussion with the US. At the outset of his speech,...

2008-07-07 15:00:15

Text of report by state-run Iranian Arabic-language television news channel Al-Alam on 7 July [Al-Alam TV] The departure of the US forces from Iraq and the end of Iraq's [sponsorship] under the UN Chapter 7 remain a concern for Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki. This appeared clearly during his visit to Abu Dhabi and his speech to Arab ambassadors to UAE, where he said the reasons that put Iraq under the sponsorship of this [UN] chapter no longer exist. [Iraqi Prime Minister Al-Maliki]...

2008-07-07 09:00:35

Bush's Iraq report ignored by U.S. media WASHINGTON, July 3 (Xinhua) -- There's little media reaction to a new Bush administration report touting "progress" in Iraq, U.S. Media Research Center said Thursday. The administration had expected the report to be a big news Tuesday, which claimed that Iraq had made satisfactory progress on 15 of the 18 political benchmarks set by the United States. But the Media Research Center said in a finding that there wasn't a word about the report on...

2008-07-03 21:00:03

Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., rejected claims Thursday that he has changed his position on withdrawing U.S. combat troops from Iraq. Reacting to media reports -- including a report Thursday in The Washington Post -- suggesting he had backtracked on a promise to withdraw combat troops within 16 months of taking office, Obama told reporters in Fargo, N.D., what he is saying now is no different from what he said on the subject during the Democratic primary campaign. I have always said, and...

2008-07-03 06:00:32

[News conference by Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari in Baghdad - live] Iraqi TV station Al-Iraqiyah TV at 0815 gmt on 2 July carries live from Baghdad a 45-minute news conference by Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari. He begins by stating that "the success of the Law Enforcement plan, the improvement of the security situation, and the political and economic breakthrough that took place in the country reflected positively on Iraq in the form of a large Arab, regional, and...

2008-07-02 18:00:00

By Robert H. Reid BAGHDAD - Iraq's foreign minister told lawmakers Tuesday the U.S. made major concessions in talks on a new security agreement, urging them to approve the deal to keep U.S. troops here after the U.N. mandate expires at the end of the year. Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari briefed lawmakers following his visit last month to Washington, where he met with President Bush and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. His meetings in Washington focused on the ongoing negotiations...

2008-07-02 00:00:08

As of Monday, at least 4,113 members of the U.S. military have died in the Iraq war since it began in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count. The figure includes eight military civilians killed in action. At least 3,353 died as a result of hostile action, according to the military's numbers. The AP count is three fewer than the Defense Department's tally. The British military has reported 176 deaths; Italy, 33; Ukraine, 18; Poland, 21; Bulgaria, 13; Spain, 11; Denmark,...

2008-06-30 09:00:42

By Michael R. Gordon Soon after U.S. forces toppled Saddam Hussein in 2003, General Tommy Franks surprised senior U.S. Army officers by revamping the military command in Baghdad. The decision reflected the assumption by Franks, the top U.S. commander for the Iraq invasion, that the major fighting was over. But according to an army history that is to be made public on Monday, the move put the military effort in the hands of a short- staffed headquarters led by a newly promoted three-star...

2008-06-27 09:02:23

World News IN BRIEF *BAGHDAD Bombs killed 38 people in Iraq yesterday, including 20 at a tribal council meeting in Anbar province just days before the US military transfers control of security for the vast western region to Iraqi forces. The US military said there were American troop casualties in the attack in Anbar. In the northern city of Mosul, a car bomb on a crowded street killed 18 people and wounded 80. (c) 2008 Independent, The; London (UK). Provided by ProQuest Information and...


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