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2006-04-03 04:40:06

By Sue Pleming BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The United States and Britain stepped up pressure on Iraq's leaders on Monday to break their deadlock over a new government and prime minister as quickly as possible to avoid civil war and take the country forward. U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw, on the second day of a sudden and secret visit, told Iraqi leaders the vacuum -- with no government nearly four months after elections -- was undermining...

2006-04-03 05:04:58

By Sue Pleming BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The United States and Britain stepped up pressure on Iraq's leaders on Monday to break their deadlock over a new government and prime minister as quickly as possible to avoid civil war and take the country forward. U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw, on the second day of a sudden and secret visit, told Iraqi leaders the vacuum -- with no government nearly four months after elections -- was undermining...

2006-04-03 03:38:24

By Sue Pleming BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The United States and Britain stepped up pressure on Iraq's leaders on Monday to break their deadlock over a new government and prime minister as quickly as possible to avoid civil war and take the country forward. U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw, on the second day of a sudden and secret visit, told Iraqi leaders the vacuum -- with no government nearly four months after elections -- was undermining...

2006-04-02 03:01:44

By Sue Pleming and Michael Georgy BAGHDAD (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw made a surprise visit to Baghdad on Sunday to press Iraqi leaders to form a new government and avert a civil war. The visit came a day after members of Prime Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari's ruling Shi'ite Alliance bloc broke ranks publicly and joined calls for him to step down to improve chances of ending political paralysis. "The fact that we're...

2006-04-01 15:37:36

By Mariam Karouny BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Leaders of Iraq's ruling Shi'ite Alliance bloc called publicly for the first time on Saturday for Ibrahim al-Jaafari to step down as prime minister to break weeks of deadlock over a national unity government. A U.S. combat helicopter came down, the military said. It did not know if the crew survived. A militant group said it shot down the aircraft near Baghdad and a local official said residents saw a two-seater Apache gunship take fire and...

2006-03-27 18:04:54

By Omar al-Ibadi and Alastair Macdonald BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's ruling parties demanded U.S. forces cede control of security on Monday as the government launched an inquiry into a raid on a Shi'ite mosque complex that ministers said saw "cold blooded" killings by U.S.-led troops. U.S. commanders rejected the charges and said their accusers faked evidence by moving bodies of gunmen killed fighting Iraqi troops in an office compound. It was not a mosque, they said. As Shi'ite...

2006-03-27 12:39:37

By Omar al-Ibadi BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's ruling Shi'ite alliance on Monday urged U.S. forces to return control of security to Iraqis after what it called the cold-blooded killing of unarmed people in a Baghdad mosque during a U.S.-Iraqi raid. It made the demand as angry Shi'ites buried those killed in Sunday's operation by Iraqi special forces backed by U.S. advisers. The U.S. military has denied targeting a mosque. In northern Iraq, a suicide bomber killed 40 army recruits after...

2006-03-25 09:02:39

By Nick Olivari BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The U.S. ambassador urged Iraq's divided leaders to rein in militias on Saturday as political blocs struggled again to break a deadlock on forming a unity government that they hope can avert civil war. Zalmay Khalilzad, who is pressing hard for a government more than three months after elections, issued a tough warning on the militias, many of which have ties to powerful Shi'ite leaders and are entrenched in Iraqi security forces and police. "More...

2006-03-24 09:43:43

By Alastair Macdonald BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi leaders were holding their first formal talks in several days on Friday as Washington kept up pressure on them to form a national unity government that can avert civil war. Twenty more violent deaths were reported in Baghdad alone in a combination of apparent sectarian violence aimed at civilians and attacks by insurgents on the security forces. In one, gunmen shot dead four workers in a bakery and left a booby trap that killed a...

2006-03-24 07:17:01

By Alastair Macdonald BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi leaders were holding their first formal talks in several days on Friday as Washington kept up pressure on them to form a national unity government that can avert civil war. Twenty more violent deaths were reported in Baghdad alone in a combination of apparent sectarian violence aimed at civilians and attacks by insurgents on the security forces. In one, gunmen shot dead four workers in a bakery and left a booby trap that killed a...


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reremouse
  • A bat.
The word 'reremouse' comes from Middle English reremous, from Old English hrēremūs, hrērmūs ("bat"), equivalent to rear (“to move, shake, stir”) +‎ mouse.
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