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2006-03-22 12:42:18

By Ross Colvin BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Gunmen wounded dozens of Shi'ite pilgrims and killed two in Baghdad on Wednesday, raking their vehicles with machinegun fire in the latest outbreak of sectarian violence that is threatening Iraq with civil war.

2006-03-22 10:59:43

By Ross Colvin BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Gunmen wounded dozens of Shi'ite pilgrims and killed two in Baghdad on Wednesday, raking their vehicles with machinegun fire in the latest outbreak of sectarian violence that is threatening Iraq with civil war.

2006-03-22 07:29:54

By Ross Colvin BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Rebels blasted an Iraqi police station with grenade and mortar fire before dawn on Wednesday, killing four policemen in Madaen, south of Baghdad, police said.

2006-03-22 07:01:13

By Ross Colvin BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Rebels blasted an Iraqi police station with grenade and mortar fire before dawn on Wednesday, killing four policemen in Madaen, south of Baghdad, police said.

2006-03-20 17:56:03

By Tabassum Zakaria CLEVELAND (Reuters) - President George W. Bush pledged on Monday the United States will not abandon Iraq as a major Shi'ite religious ritual unfolded amid heavy security in the sacred city of Kerbala three years to the day after the U.S.-led invasion.

2006-03-20 03:02:56

By Sami al-Jumaili KERBALA, Iraq (Reuters) - Security was tightened in the sacred city of Kerbala on Monday to guard against suicide bombers or other attacks as hundreds of thousands of Sh'ite pilgrims prepared to mark the climax of a religious event.

2006-03-19 06:49:10

By Sami al-Jumaili KERBALA, Iraq (Reuters) - Hundreds of thousands of Shi'ite pilgrims gathered in the sacred Iraqi city of Kerbala on Sunday for a religious event held under tight security as a top politician said Iraq was already in a sectarian civil war. U.S.

2006-03-19 05:20:54

LONDON (Reuters) - Iraq is in a state of civil war and is nearing the point of no return when the country's sectarian violence will spill over throughout the Middle East, former Iraqi Prime Minister Iyad Allawi said on Sunday.

2006-03-19 05:15:39

LONDON (Reuters) - Iraq is in a state of civil war and is nearing the point of no return when the country's sectarian violence will spill over throughout the Middle East, former Iraqi Prime Minister Iyad Allawi said on Sunday.

2006-03-17 18:04:53

By Michael Georgy BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The U.S. military said on Friday a highly publicized joint U.S.-Iraqi offensive marked a change in the fight against guerillas, showing Iraq's army was becoming more effective and taking greater control. U.S.


Word of the Day
aphotic
  • Having no light.
  • Of or relating to the region of a body of water that is not reached by sunlight and in which photosynthesis is unable to occur.
The word 'aphotic' comes from Greek roots meaning 'without' and 'light'.
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