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2006-03-17 13:28:09

By Michael Georgy BAGHDAD (Reuters) - U.S. and Iraqi forces pressed on with a highly publicized offensive against suspected guerrillas north of Baghdad on Friday in their latest drive to weaken a raging insurgency, witnesses said.

2006-03-16 18:19:05

By Mariam Karouny BAGHDAD (Reuters) - U.S. forces staged airborne raids on Sunni insurgents on Thursday as a first session of the new Iraqi parliament was reduced to an empty gesture by deadlock on forming a unity government seen as vital to avert civil war.

2006-03-16 13:58:53

By Mariam Karouny BAGHDAD (Reuters) - U.S. forces launched a major offensive against insurgents on Thursday, while Iraq's new parliament held only a brief first session as deadlock remained over forming a broad government to avert any slide to civil war.

2006-03-16 12:28:45

By Mariam Karouny BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's parliament met briefly on Thursday for the first time since it was elected in December but deadlock on forming a government meant no business was done. With Washington worried political paralysis has left Iraq sliding into civil war, the U.S.

2006-03-16 12:17:30

By Mariam Karouny BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's parliament met briefly on Thursday for the first time since it was elected in December but deadlock on forming a government meant no business was done. With Washington worried political paralysis has left Iraq sliding into civil war, the U.S.

2006-03-16 06:53:32

By Mariam Karouny BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Three months after it was elected, Iraq's parliament was finally sworn in on Thursday but the 20-minute session was an empty formality that did nothing to break a government deadlock or halt a slide to civil war.

2006-03-16 05:44:02

By Mariam Karouny BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Three months after it was elected, Iraq's parliament was finally sworn in on Thursday but the 20-minute session was an empty formality that did nothing to break a government deadlock or halt a slide to civil war.

2006-03-16 01:57:40

By Mariam Karouny BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Three months after it was elected, Iraq's parliament will finally sit on Thursday but the session will be largely devoid of practical meaning as talks on forming a national unity government are still deadlocked. "Nothing will happen today.

2006-03-15 20:27:49

By Mariam Karouny BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Three months after it was elected, Iraq's parliament will finally sit on Thursday but the session will be largely devoid of practical meaning as talks on forming a national unity government are still deadlocked. "Nothing will happen today.

2006-03-15 17:30:50

By Ahmed Rasheed and Hiba Moussa BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi police accused U.S.


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  • A member of the swell-mob; a genteelly clad pickpocket. Sometimes mobsman.
Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.