Latest Operation Red Dawn Stories

2005-07-18 08:00:36

By Michael Georgy BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The expected announcement of a trial date for Saddam Hussein stirs mixed emotions in Iraqis. Some hope he is executed. Others want him back. But all sides have one dire prediction -- violence ravaging their country can only get worse when he takes the stand. "There is no way they can try Saddam. It is too dangerous because they will have to close every street to prevent violence," said soft drink vendor Abed Jassim, 54. "If they do try him, they will...

2005-06-30 17:17:51

By Alastair Macdonald BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's prime minister cranked up thepressure on magistrates investigating Saddam Hussein for warcrimes, saying a trial could start in a month or two. A stream of such statements from the government, whichseems keen to get the former president in the dock before aDecember election, have already drawn frosty remarks aboutjudicial independence from judges investigating the oldregime's crimes. The eagerness of the Shi'ites and Kurds now running...

Word of the Day
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'