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2008-08-22 09:01:01

NOF Energy, the business development organisation for the oil, gas and energy sectors, is offering their supply chain on Teesside the chance to pitch for business with one of the globe's largest service companies. KBR, which has designed and constructed more than half of the world's liquefied natural gas (LNG) production capacity, will be recruiting firms to its global supplier database during an event to be held at Middlesbrough Football Club next month. Delegates can book one-to-one...

2008-08-22 09:00:07

By KAREN DEYOUNG By Karen DeYoung and Sudarsan Raghavan The Washington Post BAGHDAD U.S. and Iraqi negotiators have agreed to the withdrawal of all U.S. combat forces from the country by the end of 2011, and Iraqi officials said they are very close to resolving issues blocking a final accord that sets out the terms of the future American presence here. Iraqi and U.S. officials said several difficult issues remain, including whether U.S. troops will be subject to Iraqi law if...

2008-08-22 09:00:03

U.S. and Iraqi negotiators agreed to the withdrawal of U.S. combat forces by the end of 2011 and are nearing resolution of other issues, Iraqi officials said. Among the outstanding issues is whether U.S. military personnel would be subject to Iraqi law if accused of committing crimes, The Washington Post reported Friday. "We have a text," Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari said after U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice's visit Thursday to Baghdad. Both governments must complete...

2008-08-21 21:00:09

By Qassim Abdul-Zahra; Robert Burns BAGHDAD - Iraqi and U.S. negotiators have completed a draft security agreement that would see U.S. troops leave Iraqi cities as soon as June 30, 2009, Iraqi and American officials said Wednesday. In addition, the Iraqi government has pushed for a specific date - most likely the end of 2011 - by which all U.S. forces would depart the country. It remains unclear if Washington has agreed to that. "The improved security in Iraq allows us to have...

2008-08-21 15:00:02

Text of report by Iraqi government-controlled Al-Iraqiyah TV on 21 August [Full text of joint news conference by US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari in Baghdad - live] [Zebari; speaking in English, transcribed from English; in progress] - with the prime minister was positive. We are very close to finalize this important agreement for Iraq, the region, and the friendship and partnership of Iraq and the United States. Of course, again, I warmly...

2008-08-21 12:00:46

Within its morning newscasts on 21 August, Dubai-based Iraqi private Al-Sharqiyah TV reports on US Secretary of State Rice's visit to Baghdad, her talks with Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, and the Rice-Zebari news conference to be held at noon. The channel also reports on the beginning of an Egyptian delegation's visit to Iraq, the shelling of the Green Zone, and other security and political developments. Within its 0600 gmt newscast, the channel carries the following reports: - "An...

2008-08-21 12:00:00

Within its morning newscasts on 21 August, Dubai-based Iraqi private Al-Sharqiyah TV reports on US Secretary of State Rice's visit to Baghdad, her talks with Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, and the Rice-Zebari news conference to be held at noon. The channel also reports on the beginning of an Egyptian delegation's visit to Iraq, the shelling of the Green Zone, and other security and political developments. Within its 0600 gmt newscast, the channel carries the following reports: - "An...

2008-08-21 09:15:00

By QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA By Qassim Abdul-Zahra and Robert Burns The Associated Press BAGHDAD Iraqi and U.S. negotiators have completed a draft security agreement that would see American troops leave Iraqi cities as soon as June 30, Iraqi and American officials told The Associated Press on Wednesday. In Washington, a senior military official said the deal is acceptable to the U.S. side, subject to formal approval by President Bush. It also requires final acceptance by Iraqi leaders, and some...

2008-08-21 09:00:08

U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice was in Baghdad Thursday on an unannounced trip to review the status of talks on the future of U.S. troops in Iraq. Rice said she thought it "might be useful to come out at this stage and get an update and be able to go back and brief the president" on what needs to be done, CNN reported. "(It's) a very gratifying time because we're in a position where we believe we're going to be able to hand most security functions to the Iraqis," she said. Rice...

2008-08-21 09:00:08

By Qassim Abdul-Zahra and Robert Burns Associated Press BAGHDAD -- Iraqi and U.S. negotiators have completed a draft security agreement that would see American troops leave Iraqi cities as soon as June 30, Iraqi and American officials told The Associated Press on Wednesday. In Washington, a senior military official said the deal is acceptable to the U.S. side, subject to formal approval by President Bush. It also requires final acceptance by Iraqi leaders, but some members of Iraq's...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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