Latest Occupation of Iraq Stories

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.

2008-06-25 18:00:03

Progress has been made in unifying Iraq but much work remains, U.S. President George Bush and Iraqi President Jalal Talabani said in Washington. There's still a lot of work to be done, we recognize that, Bush said Wednesday during a brief meeting with White House reporters.

2008-06-23 00:00:07

By The Associated Press As of Saturday, June 21, 2008, at least 4,102 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.

2008-06-22 15:00:00

By SAMEER N. YACOUB, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BAGHDAD A sharp drop in attacks on pipelines has enabled Iraq to increase oil exports from northern oil fields and profit from the rise in world energy prices, the country's oil minister said Friday.

2008-06-21 18:00:17

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BAGHDAD - A U.S. army translator holding joint Iraqi-Canadian citizenship goes on trial before a U.S. military court Sunday for allegedly stabbing a fellow contractor.

2008-06-20 06:00:34

By Charles Levinson BASRA, Iraq -- In the oil-rich deserts of southern Iraq, a rusted pipeline snakes through piles of burning garbage, lakes of raw sewage and slums controlled by hostile militias. Mundal Mayali, a local councilman, points to the pipeline and sighs.

2008-06-19 09:00:50

KBR, an engineering, construction and services company supporting the energy and petrochemicals industry, has appointed Kevin DeNicola as senior vice president and CFO.

2008-06-17 06:00:10

By Jeffrey Stinson LONDON -- President Bush ended his week-long European trip Monday, carrying home commitments from Europe's major leaders on Iran, Afghanistan and even Iraq.

2008-06-16 09:00:20

By NATASHA T METZLER By Natasha T. Metzler The Associated Press ARLINGTON Republican presidential candidate John McCain met Sunday with Iraq's foreign minister, Hoshyar Zebari.

2008-06-16 06:00:00

Text of report in English by Vietnamese news agency VNA website [Unattributed article from the "Politics" page: "Vietnam ready to take part in Iraq reconstruction"] New York (VNA) -Within its capacity and if conditions permit, Vietnam is ready to join the collective efforts of the international community to help the Iraqi people rebuild their country, said Ambassador Le Luong Minh, Permanent Representative of Vietnam.

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