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2008-12-22 13:38:00

Defendant Shredded Documents and Lied to FBI Agents WASHINGTON, Dec. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Saubhe Jassim Al-Dellemy, age 67, an Iraqi national living in Maryland, pleaded guilty today to conspiracy to act as an agent of a foreign government, specifically, as an agent of Iraq, announced Patrick Rowan, Assistant Attorney General for National Security and U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein. "Since coalition forces invaded Iraq in 2003, the Justice Department...

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2008-07-28 06:15:00

By Alan Gomez and Donna Leinwand 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. Parishioners said the man pulled a 12-gauge shotgun from a guitar case and started shooting as children performed Annie Jr. in the Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church in Knoxville, Knoxville Police Chief Sterling Owen said. Two people were killed and eight others injured. Jim Adkisson, 58, was...

2008-06-28 12:01:41

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. Chris Hughes, a military spokesman, said the decision was not connected to a suicide bombing at a community meeting in the al-Anbar town of Karmah on Thursday that killed more than 20 people, including three U.S. Marines and two interpreters. High winds and dust storms are...

2006-09-02 17:57:12

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. Saturday's ceremony to transfer control of Iraq's army from U.S. commander General George Casey to the Iraqi Defense Ministry had been hailed by U.S. officials as a big step toward Iraq taking responsibility for security. "There is a disagreement on the...

2006-09-02 10:27:40

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. W Bush told Americans that Iraq was not in civil war, despite a bloody week in which hundreds more died and a grim Pentagon report said spreading violence may turn into just such an all-out...

2006-08-30 00:44:17

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. The sources said the bomb, which they initially believed to have been planted in a car, appeared to have been left on a bicycle. Crowds of young men outside recruiting centers for the army and police have been frequent targets of suicide bombers. Hilla, 100 km...

2006-08-28 12:20:42

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. But commanders at the NATO-supervised military academy in Baghdad, modeled on Britain's Sandhurst, said nothing can prepare the newly graduated soldiers for Iraq's mean streets. "No military doctrine in the world says you are going to face terrorists in your neighborhoods, streets and houses," said...

2006-08-27 04:10:08

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. A bomb on a minibus killed nine people in central Baghdad, sending clouds of thick smoke billowing into the sky, while a bomb planted inside a food market in a town north of Baghdad killed at least five and wounded 15, police said. The...

2006-08-26 09:53:57

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. "Iraq needs all of its sons during this stage. There is no difference between Sunnis and Shi'ites," he told the meeting, the first in a series to promote dialogue between the warring sects as part of his national reconciliation...

2006-08-10 08:01:21

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. A little-known Iraqi insurgent group said it had carried out the attack, the bloodiest since July 18, when 59 people were killed by a suicide bomb in nearby Kufa. That bombing was claimed by al Qaeda, which has attacked Shi'ites in a bid to inflame sectarian passions and trigger...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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