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2008-11-03 09:00:02

The United States has agreed to most of the changes Iraqi leaders made to a security agreement between the two countries, the Iraqi state-run newspaper said. Al-Sabah reported U.S. officials agreed to three of five changes Baghdad sought, but did not yield on changes to the article on immunity for troops accused of crimes in Iraq, KUNA, the Kuwaiti news agency, reported Monday. The time frame for U.S. troop withdrawal was changed to indicate American forces would pull out of Iraq within...

2008-10-31 15:00:02

U.S. Army Gen. Raymond Odierno, commander of U.S. forces in Iraq, says chances are as high as 30 percent a U.S.-Iraqi security deal won't be reached. On a scale of one to 10, "I'm probably (at) a seven or eight that something is going to be worked out," Odierno told The Washington Times. "I think it's important for the government of Iraq. I think it's important for security and stability here." A draft U.S.-Iraq security accord was reached earlier in October, but Iraqi officials later...

2008-10-31 12:00:08

U.S. Army Gen. David Petraeus took over U.S. Central Command Friday at a change of command ceremony in Florida. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates presided over the ceremony at MacDill Air Force Base in which Acting Central Command Commander Lt. Gen. Martin E. Dempsey relinquished the post to Petraeus, the Pentagon said in a release. Petraeus, 55, assumed command of U.S. forces across the Middle East and Southwest Asia, including Iraq and Afghanistan. He most recently led the Multinational...

2008-10-30 18:00:02

U.S. officials are reviewing the Iraqi amendments to the draft agreement on U.S. troop levels in Iraq, a State Department official said Thursday. Spokesman Robert Wood, however, declined to discuss the nature of the amendments when asked during a news conference. "Once we have something to say on it, we will," Wood said. "But for the moment, we're just taking our time in reviewing it to make sure that, you know, we've got a good sense of what it is the Iraqis have put forward." The...

2008-10-28 18:00:25

KBR (NYSE:KBR) today announced it has been awarded a contract by Abu Dhabi Gas Liquefaction Company Ltd. (ADGAS) to provide program management consultancy (PMC) for the Flare Handling & Emission Reduction (FHER) Project on Das Island, Abu Dhabi. KBR will provide project management services for a flare handling and emissions reduction front-end engineering and design (FEED) project. The prime objective of the project is to assist ADGAS in reaching its goal of fulfilling its new zero...

2008-10-23 15:00:12

U.S. troops could face new restrictions greatly curtailing Iraqi operations in 2009 without a new long-term security pact, military officials say. If Iraq's leaders fail to pass the security agreement before Jan. 1, officials say, military operations could come to a halt as soldiers retreat to bases, ground their aircraft and stop supporting Iraqi forces, USA Today reported Thursday. The security pact would provide a legal basis for the U.S. presence in Iraq after a U.N. mandate expires...

2008-10-06 12:00:30

Iraq's small stock exchange is enjoying a prosperous year, even while markets founder in Australia, Europe, the United States and Asia. Ninety-four companies are listed on the Iraq Stock Exchange, which has gained 25 percent this year, USA Today reported Monday. The newspaper said trading volume is generally less than $1 million a day. The exchange still uses white boards to record transactions. But Iraqi investors are hoping increased security will begin to attract foreign dollars. The...

2008-10-01 09:00:12

By KIM GAMEL By Kim Gamel The Associated Press BAGHDAD The number of Iraqi security forces killed in September rose by nearly a third to 159 compared with the same period last year, Associated Press figures showed Tuesday. U.S. troop deaths for the same period fell by nearly 40 percent to 25. The figures are a sign that U.S. military is increasingly relying on the Iraqis, including U.S.-allied Sunni fighters, to take the lead in operations so they can assume responsibility for...

2008-09-26 00:00:27

By BRYAN CORBIN Courier & Press Statehouse bureau (317) 631-7405 or corbinb@courierpress.com A top U.S. Army official has agreed to investigate how Indiana National Guard soldiers got exposed to a toxic chemical in Iraq in 2003 and whether the military's medical screenings of the affected soldiers at the time were adequate. The review panel appointed by U.S. Secretary of the Army Pete Geren also will look at whether the Army's oversight was sufficient of a private contractor that...

2008-09-24 09:00:27

[Address by Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki to representatives of Iraqi news media in Baghdad - live] Baghdad Al-Iraqiyah Television in Arabic at 1557 gmt on 23 September carries live a 27-minute address by Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki to representatives of Iraqi news media in Baghdad. Al-Maliki begins by highlighting the importance of "cooperation and integration between the decision-makers and civil servants on the one hand, and the citizens on the other." He says the media...


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cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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