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History Protected With Satellites
2013-04-03 14:18:32

Looking down from orbit is an attractive way of monitoring historical sites in remote or politically unstable regions – and can even help archaeologists to make new discoveries.

2006-07-20 02:35:30

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Raging sectarian violence has forced a sharp increase in the number of Iraqis fleeing their homes this month, the government said on Thursday.

2006-06-28 04:29:12

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq on Wednesday accused al Qaeda militants in Iraq, including four Saudis, for the February 22 bombing of a Shiite shrine that pushed the country to the brink of civil war.

2006-06-27 05:50:13

By Michael Georgy BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The number of displaced people in Iraq has swelled by 150,000 since the bombing of a Shiite shrine in February pushed the country to the brink of civil war, a United Nations agency said on Tuesday. The U.N.

2006-03-24 05:45:29

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A bomb planted near the entrance to a Sunni mosque in a town northeast of Baghdad exploded as worshippers were leaving midday prayers on Friday, and police said casualties were feared.

2006-03-17 05:26:22

By Michael Georgy BAGHDAD (Reuters) - U.S.-led forces on Friday pressed on with an offensive against suspected guerrilla targets near the northern Iraqi town of Samarra in their latest bid to weaken a raging insurgency, witnesses said.

2006-03-17 04:13:36

By Michael Georgy BAGHDAD (Reuters) - U.S.-led forces on Friday pressed on with a major offensive against suspected guerrilla targets near the northern Iraqi town of Samarra in their latest bid to weaken a raging insurgency, witnesses said.

2006-03-17 03:15:00

U.S. forces attacked suspected guerrilla targets near the northern Iraqi town of Samarra overnight in an operation to weaken a raging insurgency, witnesses said on Friday.

2006-03-14 01:05:00

It didn't take long for the wave of sectarian hatred that washed over Iraq last month to hit the Baghdad home of the Samarrai family -- just a few hours, in fact, before black-clad militiamen came calling.

2006-03-12 19:59:31

By Lutfi Abu Oun and Ibon Villelabeitia BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Up to six car bombs ripped through the east Baghdad stronghold of a major Shi'ite militia force on Sunday, killing 46 people, wounding 204 and raising fears reprisals could again pitch Iraq toward civil war.


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'.