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New US envoy presents credentials to Rajapaksa


September 14th, 2012 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Sep 14 (IANS) US ambassador Michele J. Sison presented her credentials to Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa here Friday.Sison is a career member of the US Senior Foreign Service, ... Read more...

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30 wounded in Iraq bombings


September 9th, 2012 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Sep 9 (IANS) At least 30 people were wounded in a series of bomb attacks in Iraq's Baquba city, Xinhua reported.The coordinated attacks took place Saturday. Two roadside bombs ... Read more...

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Anti-terror official killed in Iraq blast


September 7th, 2012 - 5:37 am ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Sep 7 (IANS/AKI) A counter-terrorism official in Iraq's Tikrit city was killed when a dynamite-packed bomb exploded in his car, police said.Ismail al-Jaburi ad al-Sharqat died instantly Thursday and ... Read more...

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Two Shia clerics killed in Iraq drive-by shooting


September 1st, 2012 - 12:11 am ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Aug 31 (IANS) Two Shia clerics were gunned down by unidentified gunmen in a drive-by shooting in Baghdad Friday, a police source said.Sheikh Arif Abdul Razak, Imam of ... Read more...

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Iraq executes five over terrorism


August 29th, 2012 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Aug 29 (IANS) Iraq Wednesday executed five convicted prisoners over terrorism charges, including a Syrian and Saudi national, the justice ministry announced.On Tuesday, Iraq executed 21 prisoners, including three ... Read more...

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Iraq closes border crossing point with Syria


August 23rd, 2012 - 8:34 am ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Aug 23 (IANS) Iraq Wednesday closed a major border checkpoint with Syria in the country's Anbar province, said an Iraqi Border Police source.Iraq closed the Al-Qaim border checkpoint early ... Read more...

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US wants Iraq to plug loopholes on Iran sanctions


August 21st, 2012 - 1:15 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 21 (IANS) The US government has called on Iraq to close the "loopholes" in preventing Iran from skirting its sanctions through financial and logistical ties shared by ... Read more...

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Six killed, 39 injured in Iraq car bombings


August 16th, 2012 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Aug 16 (IANS) At least six people were killed and 39 injured Thursday in two car bombing attacks in the Baghdad region of Iraq, reported Xinhua.The deadliest attack ... Read more...

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11 caught trying to escape Iraq jail


August 7th, 2012 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 7 (IANS) Eleven Al Qaeda prisoners was caught trying to tunnel out of Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison using a frying pan and a part of a ceiling fan, ... Read more...

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Main battle against terror ends: Iraqi PM


August 7th, 2012 - 3:32 am ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Aug 7 (IANS) Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki has said that his country's main battle with terrorism has ended despite some cells of terrorists still being active, Xinhua ... Read more...

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Roadside bomb kills five Iraqi soldiers


August 3rd, 2012 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Aug 3 (IANS) At least five soldiers were killed and as many military personnel injured after a roadside bomb exploded Friday in an Iraqi town, police said.The explosion occurred ... Read more...

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Dara Singh critical, MRI shows damage to brain


July 11th, 2012 - 12:39 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 11 (IANS) Wrestler-actor Dara Singh's condition continues to be very critical. He is undergoing dialysis at the Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital here and doctors say there has ... Read more...

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Iraq to help in solving Syrian crisis


July 11th, 2012 - 2:44 am ICT by IANS
Baghdad, July 11 (IANS) Iraq has expressed its willingness to help in solving the Syrian crisis.On Tuesday, Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki mentioned his country's readiness to help in Syrian ... Read more...

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Dara Singh still ‘very critical’


July 10th, 2012 - 2:02 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 10 (IANS) Wrestler-actor Dara Singh, who is on life support system and undergoing dialysis, continued to battle for life Tuesday with doctors attending on him saying he was ... Read more...

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Iraq frees Saddam Hussein’s interior minister


July 10th, 2012 - 9:01 am ICT by IANS
Baghdad, July 10 (IANS) Iraqi authorities have released the country's former interior minister Mohmoud Dhiyab al-Ahmed from prison, according to an official with Ministry of Justice."Iraqi authorities released Mohmoud Dhiyab ... Read more...

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One killed, nine injured in Iraq bombings


July 9th, 2012 - 9:13 am ICT by IANS
Baghdad, July 9 (IANS) At least one person was killed and nine wounded in separate bomb attacks in Iraq's Kirkuk province Sunday, Xinhua reported.A roadside bomb struck a police convoy ... Read more...

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Dara Singh remains critical


July 8th, 2012 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 8 (IANS) Wrestling champion and veteran Bollywood actor Dara Singh remains critical, a doctor said Sunday.Dara Singh, 84, was taken to the hospital Saturday following a severe cardiac ... Read more...

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25 killed in Iraq truck bombing


July 3rd, 2012 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, July 3 (IANS) At least 25 people were killed and 75 wounded Tuesday when a booby-trapped truck blew up at a busy marketplace in a southern province in Iraq, ... Read more...

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Eight killed in Iraq bombings


June 26th, 2012 - 8:22 am ICT by IANS
Baghdad, June 26 (IANS) At least eight people were killed and 25 injured following two bomb blasts in different cities near Baghdad Monday night, said police sources.At least ... Read more...

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Iraq warns of Syrian crisis’ consequences


June 24th, 2012 - 9:50 am ICT by IANS
Baghdad, June 24 (IANS) Iraq has warned of Syrian crisis' consequences, pointing to a potential spillover effect for other countries in the Middle East."It is a main concern for us ... Read more...

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Six killed, over 50 wounded in Iraq bombing


June 22nd, 2012 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, June 22 (IANS) At least six people were killed and 52 others injured Friday in a car bombing in the Iraqi capital, Xinhua reported.The blast took place at a ... Read more...

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32 killed, 68 injured in Baghdad car bombings (Lead)


June 16th, 2012 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, June 16 (IANS) At least 32 people were killed and 68 injured in two separate car bomb blasts which targeted Shiite pilgrims at the end of a major Shiite ... Read more...

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55 killed, 126 injured in Iraq attacks (Lead)


June 13th, 2012 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, June 13 (IANS) At least 55 people were killed and 126 others wounded in a series of bomb and gunfire attacks in several Iraqi cities Wednesday, police said.The apparently ... Read more...

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Saddam Hussein’s secretary executed


June 7th, 2012 - 6:56 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, June 7 (IANS) A secretary and close aide of Iraqi president Saddam Hussein has been executed after being convicted for genocide, the Iraqi justice ministry said Thursday.Abed Hamid Hamoud ... Read more...

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Iran not to pursue n-bomb production


May 31st, 2012 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, May 31 (IANS) Affirming that Iran was not after nuclear weapons, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has said enriching uranium to 20 percent was his country's right.Ahmadinejad said related countries should ... Read more...

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Iran to build another n-plant in 2014


May 27th, 2012 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, May 27 (IANS) Iran will build another nuclear power plant in the country's Bushehr city by early 2014, a top official said.The 1,000 MW project will commence next year, ... Read more...

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US to judge Iran’s deal with IAEA on action


May 23rd, 2012 - 5:00 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 23 (IANS) The potential deal between Iran and the UN nuclear watchdog on nuclear inspection was a "step forward", said the White House Tuesday while stressing that the ... Read more...

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Israel warns against concessions to Tehran


May 22nd, 2012 - 9:04 am ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, May 22 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Iran continues to pose a nuclear threat to Israel and world powers should not make any concessions to Tehran at the upcoming talks in ... Read more...

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Baghdad talks may help resolve Iranian n-dispute: China


May 21st, 2012 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 21 (IANS) China has said that talks scheduled for later this week in Baghdad can help resolve the Iranian nuclear dispute as well as promote peace and stability ... Read more...

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‘West mulling military action against Iran’


May 21st, 2012 - 3:53 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 21 (IANS) Some Western countries are still considering a military operation against Iran as an option over its nuclear programme, a Russian minister said Sunday."Russia is concerned that ... Read more...

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Nine wounded in Iraq bomb attacks


May 17th, 2012 - 12:05 am ICT by IANS
Baghdad, May 16 (IANS) As many as nine people, including security personnel, were injured Wednesday in separate bomb attacks in eastern and central Iraq, said police.In Iraq's Diyala province, a ... Read more...

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Remove sanction, Iran tells West


April 30th, 2012 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, April 30 (IANS) The veto-wielding powers of the UN Security Council should work for the removal of sanctions against Iran, an Iranian lawmaker said Monday.The parties involved in the ... Read more...

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Iran hopeful over Baghdad n-talks: Minister


April 30th, 2012 - 4:43 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, April 30 (IANS) Iranian Foreign Minister Ali-Akbar Salehi is hopeful that the next round of nuclear talks between the country and the world powers would be fruitful, ISNA news ... Read more...

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Two killed, 11 injured in Iraq blasts


April 26th, 2012 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, April 26 (IANS) Two people were killed and 11 others injured in two separate bomb blasts in the Iraqi capital Baghdad Thursday.A booby-trapped car was detonated in Al-Hurriyah district ... Read more...

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Iran hails Iraq’s ‘growing influence’


April 24th, 2012 - 5:01 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, April 24 (IANS) Calling for stronger ties with Baghdad, Iran Monday hailed the "growing influence" of Iraq in the Arab world.Supreme Iranian Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Tehran is ... Read more...

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