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2006-07-08 14:14:21

By Edmund Blair TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran, accused by the United States of stirring up an Iraqi insurgency, said on Saturday "terrorist" groups should be stopped from entering Iraq because they created an excuse for foreign troops to stay.

2006-07-04 12:46:18

By Aseel Kami and Ross Colvin BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Gunmen pulled the deputy electricity minister from his car in a busy Baghdad street on Tuesday, briefly kidnapping him and 19 bodyguards in an attack that underlined the vulnerability of Iraq's new government.

2006-07-04 10:53:23

By Aseel Kami and Ross Colvin BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Gunmen pulled the deputy electricity minister from his car in a busy Baghdad street on Tuesday, kidnapping him and 19 bodyguards in an attack that underlined the vulnerability of Iraq's new government.

2006-07-01 10:33:07

By Ali Jasim and Alastair Macdonald BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A car bomb tore through a market in a poor Shi'ite district of Baghdad on Saturday, killing at least 62 people and wounding 114 in the bloodiest attack in Iraq for three months, police and Interior Ministry sources said.

2006-07-01 05:12:19

By Ali Jasim and Alastair Macdonald BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A car bomb tore through a market in a poor Shi'ite district of Baghdad on Saturday, killing 62 people and wounding 114 in the bloodiest attack in Iraq for three months, police and Interior Ministry sources said.

2006-07-01 04:18:48

By Ali Jasim and Alastair Macdonald BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A car bomb tore through a market in a poor Shi'ite district of Baghdad on Saturday, killing 60 people and wounding 80 in the bloodiest attack in Iraq for three months, police and Interior Ministry sources said.

2006-07-01 03:15:32

By Ali Jasim BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A car bomb tore through a crowded market in a poor Shi'ite district of eastern Baghdad on Saturday, killing 35 people and wounding 48 in the bloodiest attack in the capital for weeks.

2006-06-30 09:15:10

BAQUBA, Iraq (Reuters) - The governor of the Iraqi province where Abu Musab al-Zarqawi was killed this month called in the army after clashes between Sunni and Shi'ite fighters north of Baghdad on Friday, police and his office said.

2006-06-24 17:06:52

By Mussab Al-Khairalla BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki was expected to present a national reconciliation plan on Sunday to curb Iraq's sectarian killing and the Sunni insurgency that has crippled the country's post-war reconstruction.

2006-06-24 04:37:46

By Mussab Al-Khairalla BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki is expected to present a national reconciliation plan to parliament on Sunday aimed at defusing the Sunni insurgency and tackling sectarian violence, political sources said.


Word of the Day
megalophonous
  • Having a loud voice; vociferous; clamorous.
  • Of grand or imposing sound.
The word 'megalophonous' comes from Greek roots meaning 'big' and 'sound'.