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Police were trying Sunday to determine why a man blasted a shotgun at congregants of a Tennessee church as children were putting on a musical show.
By Los Angeles Times BAGHDAD -- The U.S. military on Friday postponed a weekend ceremony to hand over responsibility for security in al-Anbar province to the Iraqi government, citing forecasts of bad weather. Lt. Col.
By Ross Colvin BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The United States and Iraq were at odds on Saturday over the transfer of operational control of Iraq's military to Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki's government, forcing a delay of a handover ceremony.
By Ross Colvin BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Fourteen Pakistani and Indian Shi'ite pilgrims were abducted and killed in Iraq's western desert, police said on Saturday, victims of sectarian strife between Sunnis and Shi'ites that threatens civil war. In his weekly radio address, U.S. President George.
HILLA, Iraq (Reuters) - A bomb exploded at an Iraqi army recruitment center in the town of Hilla, south of Baghdad, on Wednesday, killing at least three people, police said. A second police officer put the death toll at five.
By Ibon Villelabeitia BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The proud mothers tossed candies, the passing-out band played martial music and the officer cadets swore allegiance to the national flag.
By Ross Colvin BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A car bomb blasted a state-run newspaper on Sunday as police reported finding 20 bodies in Baghdad, one day after Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki again called on ethnically and religiously divided Iraqis to unite.
By Mussab Al-Khairalla BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki urged hundreds of tribal leaders gathered in Baghdad on Saturday to unite to end the bitter sectarian bloodshed between Sunnis and Shi'ites that has raised fears of civil war.
NAJAF, Iraq (Reuters) - A suicide bomber killed at least 35 people and wounded more than 120 on Thursday near one of Shi'ite Islam's holiest sites, the Imam Ali shrine in the southern Iraqi city of Najaf.
- One of a pair of round metal cymbals attached to the fingers and struck together for rhythm and percussion in belly dancing.