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2008-09-03 06:00:22

Baghdad Al-Iraqiyah Television in Arabic - government-sponsored television station, run by the Iraqi Media Network - carries a 25- minute live news conference by Iraqi Oil Minister Husayn al- Shahrastani at the Council of Ministers' Press Centre in Baghdad. Al-Shahrastani begins by saying that "the Council of Ministers has agreed to sign a contract with a Chinese company to develop the Al-Ahdab oil field in Wasit Governorate." The Iraqi Oil Ministry "insists that companies signing oil...

2008-09-02 06:00:04

By Charles Levinson BAGHDAD -- The U.S. military turned over control of Iraq's Anbar province, once the country's most dangerous, to the Iraqi government Monday in a landmark step toward the withdrawal of more American troops. President Bush declared in a statement that al-Qaeda had been defeated in the western desert province, which was on the brink of collapse to the Islamic militant group two years ago. There have been signs of trouble in Anbar recently as local Sunni leaders...

2008-09-01 18:00:03

By Chelsea J Carter SAN DIEGO - The drawdown of Marines from the former Sunni insurgent stronghold of Anbar will take time because there is still much work to be done, a top U.S. commander said Sunday on the eve of the once-violent province's transfer to Iraqi security control. Today's handover of Anbar, scene of some of the bloodiest battles of the Iraq war, marks a major milestone in America's strategy of turning security responsibility over to the Iraqis so that U.S. troops can...

2008-09-01 09:00:03

By CHELSEA J CARTER By Chelsea J. Carter The Associated Press The drawdown of Marines from the former Sunni insurgent stronghold of Anbar will take time because there is still much work to be done, a top U.S. commander said Sunday. He spoke on the eve of the once violent province's transfer to Iraqi security control. Today's handover of Anbar, scene of some of the bloodiest battles of the Iraq war, is a milestone in America's strategy of turning security responsibility over to the...

2008-08-27 15:00:48

NEW YORK, Aug. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- NO END IN SIGHT (http://noendinsightmovie.com/), Academy Award(R) nominee for Best Documentary and winner of the Documentary Special Jury Prize at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival, the first film of its kind to examine the American policies that sent Iraq spiraling into a civil war, will also be the first widely released feature film to screen in its entirety on YouTube(TM) starting on September 1 and continuing through the 2008 presidential election on...

2008-08-26 09:00:33

[Speech by Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki to the First National Conference of Bani Lab tribal chiefs and notables held at the Al-Rashid Hotel, Baghdad; broadcast carried as speech is in progress - live.] Al-Iraqiyah Television at 1205 gmt on 25 August 2008 interrupts its regular newscast to carry live a speech by Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki at a the First National Conference of the Bani-Lam Tribe in Baghdad. The live broadcast begins with Al-Maliki's speech in progress. Al-Maliki...

2008-08-25 15:00:09

Iraq and the United States agreed on a withdrawal date for U.S. combat troops but several obstacles remain, Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki said. Maliki discussed the departure date in a speech Monday to tribal leaders in Baghdad. The New York Times reported. U.S. President George Bush, who has resisted a firm schedule for combat troop withdrawal, and others within the administration stress the agreement is only a draft. The security agreement needs to be completed and approved by...

2008-08-23 12:00:29

By Richard Lardner Associated Press CRAWFORD, Texas -- President Bush and Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki spoke Friday by secure video as work on a plan to withdraw U.S. troops from Iraq by 2011 continued. "There are still discussions ongoing," said White House spokesman Gordon Johndroe. "It's not done until it's done. And the discussions are really ongoing. And ongoing and ongoing. But hopefully drawing to a conclusion." Bush is vacationing at his ranch in Texas. The deal being...

2008-08-23 00:00:14

By The Associated Press BAGHDAD (AP) - Iraq and the U.S. pushed close to a deal Thursday setting a course for American combat troops to pull out of major Iraqi cities by next June, with a broader withdrawal from the long and costly war by 2011.Subject to final approval by the top Iraqi leadership, the exit date for U.S. troops would be December 2011, although the Americans insist on linking that target to additional security and political progress.President Bush has long resisted a...

2008-08-23 00:00:14

By Patrick Cockburn Iraqi forces to take charge of urban areas next June The United States is moving towards ending its military control of Iraq by agreeing to withdraw combat troops from Iraqi cities and towns by next June and from the rest of Iraq by 2011, according to Iraqi and American negotiators. The withdrawal of US troops to bases outside the cities, towns and villages would make the Iraqi government, whose security forces number half a million men, the predominant military...


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