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2006-08-02 07:15:16

By Omar al-Ibadi and Michael Georgy BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Thousands of Shi'ite civilians charged with guarding neighborhoods in Iraq marched through Baghdad on Wednesday in a show of force likely to stir passions in a country ravaged by sectarian violence.

2006-07-27 08:08:15

By Michael Georgy BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A car bomb and several mortars ripped on Thursday through a central Baghdad district which had been relatively stable, killing at least 27 people and wounding 101 others, police sources said.

2006-07-27 06:41:07

By Michael Georgy BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A car bomb and several mortars ripped through central Baghdad on Thursday, killing at least 25 people and wounding 45 others, police sources said.

2006-07-27 03:15:26

By Michael Georgy BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A car bomb and several mortars ripped through central Baghdad on Thursday, killing at least 25 people and wounding 45 others, police sources said.

2006-07-23 02:27:24

By Aseel Kami BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A car bomb killed 36 civilians and wounded 72 in a Shi'ite district of east Baghdad on Sunday, a day after an inaugural meeting to start reconciling Iraq's rival factions produced little tangible result.

2006-07-22 05:58:37

By Mariam Karouny BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi leaders met in a show of sectarian and ethnic solidarity on Saturday before a White House visit by the prime minister, but some were pessimistic about the chances of tackling rising sectarian bloodshed.

2006-07-20 04:22:03

By Ahmed Rasheed BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of Iraqis have fled their homes in fear of sectarian violence that has worsened since formation of a U.S.-backed national unity government two months ago, official data showed on Thursday.

2006-07-10 07:40:27

By Mariam Karouny BAGHDAD (Reuters) - While condemning in public the sectarian death squads that gunned down 40 people on Sunday in a Sunni part of Baghdad, some Iraqi Shi'ite leaders say in private retaliation for Sunni insurgent bomb attacks is understandable.

2006-07-09 12:03:00

By Lutfi Abu Oun BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Shi'ite militia gunmen stormed through a Sunni Arab district of Baghdad on Sunday, shooting dozens in the city's bloodiest street killings yet and raising new fears Iraq is on the brink of sectarian civil war.

2006-07-09 12:00:00

Shi'ite militia gunmen stormed through a Sunni Arab district of Baghdad on Sunday, shooting dozens in the city's bloodiest street killings yet and raising new fears Iraq is on the brink of sectarian civil war.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.