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2006-04-11 10:36:54

KARACHI (Reuters) - At least 21 people were killed and dozens more wounded in a blast at a park in Pakistan's port city of Karachi on Tuesday where Sunni Muslim worshippers had gathered to celebrate the birth anniversary of Prophet Mohammad. Officials at Karachi's Civil Hospital said they had received 21 bodies, but television channels reported another hospital in the southern Pakistani city had received more. Television pictures showed dead bodies lying on the ground and wounded...

2006-04-11 05:35:29

By Michael Georgy BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Ibrahim al-Jaafari's stubborn fight to stay on as Iraq's prime minister looked all but over on Tuesday after a party in his main Shi'ite alliance offered to name a replacement to break a four-month-old political deadlock. The Fadhila party is not a powerful force in the United Iraqi Alliance but its public stance will step up pressure on Shi'ite leaders to drop Jaafari and consider other candidates. "If the Iraqi Alliance cannot nominate Jaafari,...

2006-04-10 12:25:34

By Mariam Karouny BAGHDAD (Reuters) - President Bush pressed Iraqi leaders again on Monday to form a government as it looked increasingly likely that the main Shi'ite Alliance would drop its candidate for prime minister to break the deadlock. The alliance had been expected to decide on whether to replace Ibrahim al-Jaafari as its nominee but it delayed a meeting on a final decision even after intense pressure from Kurdish and Sunni leaders left it with no other options. At stake is...

2006-04-09 17:03:16

By Mariam Karouny BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's powerful Shi'ite Alliance was expected to make a decision on Monday on whether it would yield to pressure from Kurdish and Sunni leaders and drop Ibrahim al-Jaafari as its choice for prime minister. The outcome could determine if a deadlock over forming a unity government can be broken four months after elections. Political sources said President Jalal Talabani, a top Kurdish leader, has informed a committee from the Alliance that the...

2006-04-09 04:35:22

By Mariam Karouny BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's Shi'ite leaders met on Sunday in another attempt to break an impasse over the prime minister, hoping to pave the way for a unity government many see as the only way to avert open civil war. The United Iraqi Alliance (UIA) faces mounting pressure to withdraw Ibrahim al-Jaafari as its candidate for prime minister, but finding a replacement could put a strain on the fragile bloc and plunge the country into another political crisis. Jaafari,...

2006-04-09 01:57:05

By Michael Georgy BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has warned that civil war had started in Iraq, where three consecutive days of bombings killed about 100 people, inflaming sectarian tensions. The caution comes as Shi'ite leaders are to meet on Sunday in another attempt to break an impasse over the prime minister, hoping to pave the way for a unity government many see as the only way to avert open civil war. "It's not on the threshold (of civil war). It's pretty...

2006-04-08 17:59:16

By Michael Georgy BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has warned that civil war had started in Iraq, where three consecutive days of bombings killed about 100 people, inflaming sectarian tensions. The caution comes as Shi'ite leaders are to meet on Sunday in another attempt to break an impasse over the prime minister, hoping to pave the way for a unity government many see as the only way to avert open civil war. "It's not on the threshold (of civil war). It's pretty...

2006-04-08 05:49:35

By Michael Georgy BAGHDAD (Reuters) - One of Iraq's most powerful Shi'ite leaders urged his followers on Saturday to resist being drawn into a sectarian civil war after a triple suicide bombing killed at least 70 people at a mosque associated with his party. Abdul Aziz al-Hakim, a top figure in the ruling Shi'ite Alliance, urged Shi'ites to stand firm against what he called a campaign by al Qaeda leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi to ignite civil war with bombings like the one at a Baghdad...

2006-04-07 14:28:21

By Omar al-Ibadi and Mariam Karouny BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Three suicide bombers dressed as women killed at least 71 people at a Shi'ite mosque on Friday, the bloodiest attack in Iraq for at least three months. At least 140 people were also wounded in the attack in north Baghdad, the latest proof of how Iraq's leaders have been unable to tackle sectarian violence as they struggle to form a government. "This is a cowardly act. Every time I see these bloody scenes it tears apart my...

2006-04-07 11:05:59

Please read in paragraph 4 "The bombing, the biggest single suicide attack on a Shi'ite target since November 2005" instead of"the biggest single suicide attack since November 2005" By Omar al-Ibadi and Mariam Karouny BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Three suicide bombers dressed as women killed at least 55 people at a Shi'ite mosque on Friday in Baghdad, police said, putting more pressure on Iraq's divided leaders to form a government and face up to sectarian violence. The bombers were dressed...


Word of the Day
bodacious
  • Remarkable; prodigious.
  • Audacious; gutsy.
  • Completely; extremely.
  • Audaciously; boldly.
  • Impressively great in size; enormous; extraordinary.
This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'
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