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2006-01-08 02:27:27

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A French engineer taken hostage in Iraq more than a month ago has been freed, Iraqi Interior Ministry and police sources said on Sunday. They said Bernard Planche was released by his captors near Abu Ghraib jail, west of Baghdad, and was with the U.S. military.

2005-12-28 08:14:59

By Omar al-Ibadi and Lutfi Abu Oun BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Several Iraqi prison guards and detainees were killed in a shootout on Wednesday at a Baghdad high-security jail after at least one prisoner grabbed a weapon and opened fire, military officials and police sources said.

2005-12-28 04:52:52

By Lutfi Abu Oun BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi police shot dead several prisoners in a shootout on Wednesday at a Baghdad military base after one prisoner grabbed a weapon from a guard and opened fire, Interior Ministry officials and police sources said.

2005-12-21 22:45:25

By Vicki Allen WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate on Wednesday passed a $453.3 billion Pentagon funding bill, including $50 billion for the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, and sent President George W. Bush legislation requiring the humane treatment of detainees in U.S. custody.

2005-12-19 18:32:25

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives early on Monday passed final legislation to ban the torture of detainees and voted to advance the Pentagon $50 billion for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

2005-12-19 15:50:13

By Vicki Allen WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives passed final legislation on Monday to ban the torture of detainees and voted to advance the Pentagon $50 billion for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

2005-12-18 21:39:35

By Vicki Allen WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The House of Representatives aimed to vote on Sunday or early on Monday on a bill that would ban torture of detainees in U.S. custody, but let evidence gleaned by coercion be used against prisoners at Guantanamo Bay.

2005-12-18 20:23:38

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney said on Sunday he backed legislation to ban inhumane treatment of prisoners in U.S. custody, but decried what he saw as a diminishing commitment by some to do "what's necessary" to defend the country.

2005-12-17 19:53:56

By Vicki Allen WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Legislation banning torture of detainees in U.S. custody was sidetracked on Saturday when House of Representatives Republicans insisted on adding an unrelated amendment on campaign financing.

2005-12-16 20:16:43

By Vicki Allen WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Congressional negotiators worked out the final details on Friday of a bill that bans torture of detainees in U.S. custody, but also allows evidence obtained by coercion to be used against prisoners at Guantanamo Bay.


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