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2010-10-04 12:03:00

TSX Venture Exchange Symbol: SNV CALGARY, Oct. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Sonoro Energy Ltd. ("Sonoro" or "the Company") (TSXV: SNV) is pleased to announce that its wholly owned subsidiary, Sonoro Energy Iraq B.V. ("Sonoro Iraq"), and its partner, Berkeley Petroleum Mesopotamia Asphalts Limited (together, the "Licensee"), have signed an Asphalt License Agreement (the "Agreement") with the Al-Salah ad Din Provincial Government in the Republic of Iraq. The Salah ad Din Province lies just to...

2009-11-14 07:52:06

2 US business school professors visit the University of Tikrit and try a different approach During the last two decades of the 20th Century, the World Bank, along with top U.S. business school faculty, was determined to re-create free market, American-style business education in emerging economies in Eastern Europe and Latin America (often referred to as the "Washington Consensus.") Now, it seems, times have changed. First, the model used in these parts of the world hasn't been quite as...

2008-07-23 12:00:00

By ABBIE SWANSON GETTING READJUSTED PEMBROKE - Their drinks sweated during their welcome home party, but the heat and mugginess of Pembroke was nothing like the hot desert where married medics Heather Maddy and Mac White spent the last 10 months. Maddy, 23, said the weather in Iraq was "like somebody had a hair dryer just blowing at you." Back home, the couple have 90 days off from drilling with the Army Reserve. That's just enough time to readjust to paying bills, U.S. gas prices and...

2006-08-08 11:42:19

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A fifth Iraqi Army division took control of a section of the country from U.S. forces on Tuesday, pushing to 50 percent the number of Iraqi divisions that have picked up primary responsibility for operations, according to the Pentagon. U.S. Defense Department spokesman Bryan Whitman said the Iraqi division took primary control of an area that includes the cities of Tikrit and Kirkuk, north of Baghdad. While calling the transfer of control "a milestone,"...

2006-08-08 06:52:19

TIKRIT, Iraq (Reuters) - The U.S. ambassador to Iraq accused Iran on Tuesday of having forces in Iraq and said Tehran could use the war between Hizbollah militants and Israel in Lebanon to try and further destabilize the country. "The region is very much interconnected. What happened in Lebanon affects things here," Zalmay Khalilzad told reporters in the northern Iraqi town of Tikrit. "Iran ... has some forces here. There is the possibility that they might encourage those forces to...

2006-08-02 06:28:16

TIKRIT, Iraq (Reuters) - U.S. soldiers charged with murdering three detainees in Iraq smiled before carrying out the shootings and threatened to kill another soldier if he informed on them, a military court heard on Wednesday. Prosecution witness Private First Class Bradley Mason said one of those charged, Staff Sergeant Raymond Girouard, told him if he were arrested he would try to get out of it on medical grounds because he had Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. "They just smiled,"...

2006-08-02 05:18:11

TIKRIT, Iraq (Reuters) - U.S. soldiers charged with murdering three detainees in Iraq smiled before carrying out the shootings and threatened to kill another soldier if he informed on them, a military court heard on Wednesday. Prosecution witness Private First Class Bradley Mason said one of those charged, Staff Sergeant Raymond Girouard, told him if he were arrested he would try to get out of it on medical grounds because he had Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. "They just smiled,"...

2006-08-01 14:04:17

Corrects location of hearing from Baghdad to Tikrit BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A military court opened a preliminary hearing in Iraq on Tuesday to determine whether four U.S. soldiers charged over the deaths of three male prisoners will face court martials. They have already been charged with murder, attempted murder, conspiracy, communicating a threat, and obstructing justice in the killings on or about May 9 north of Baghdad. The Article 32 hearing, at Contingency Operating Base Speicher...

2006-08-01 14:28:13

TIKRIT, Iraq (Reuters) - A military court opened a preliminary hearing on Tuesday to determine whether four U.S. soldiers charged over the deaths of three male prisoners in Iraq will face court martials. They have been charged with premeditated murder, attempted murder, conspiracy, communicating a threat, and obstructing justice in the killings in or around May 9 north of Baghdad. Premeditated murder charges can bring the death penalty under U.S. military law. The Article 32 hearing...

2006-06-24 16:05:44

TIKRIT, Iraq (Reuters) - U.S. forces hunting al Qaeda insurgents raided the home of a senior Sunni Arab religious leader in Iraq on Saturday, seizing him and four suspected terrorists, the U.S. military said. The arrest of Sheikh Jamal Abdel Karim al-Dabaan sparked outrage among Iraq's Sunnis. The Iraqi Islamic Party, whose leader is one of the country's vice-presidents, condemned it and many government officials in predominantly Sunni Salahaddin province suspended work in protest,...


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