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Syrian envoy to UAE defects after wife joins rebels


July 25th, 2012 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, July 25 (IANS/AKI) Syria's ambassador to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) defected Wednesday, a day after his wife, the Syrian envoy to Cyprus, announced she was joining the rebels.Abdel ... Read more...

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Iraq to help Libya in chemical weapons’ disposal


April 13th, 2012 - 7:58 am ICT by IANS
Baghdad, April 13 (IANS) Iraq has agreed to help Libya in getting rid of its stockpiles of chemical weapons following a request from Tripoli, Xinhua reported."The Iraqi cabinet has accepted ... Read more...

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Iraq nominates oil expert as OPEC chief


March 6th, 2012 - 10:39 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, March 6 (IANS) The Iraqi government has nominated ex-oil minister Tamer al-Ghadban for the post of the secretary general of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), an official ... Read more...

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70,000 killed in Iraq between 2004-2011


February 29th, 2012 - 11:29 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Feb 29 (IANS/AKI) Terrorism and other acts of violence killed almost 70,000 people in Iraq in eight years between April 2004 and December 2011, the government said Wednesday."These figures ... Read more...

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Osama’s death not a big loss for Al Qaeda: Iraqi expert


May 2nd, 2011 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, May 2 (IANS) Even as Osama bin Laden's death is a victory for the US, it's not necessarily a big loss for Al Qaeda in the world, an ... Read more...

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UAE, Syria discuss ways to improve ties


February 27th, 2011 - 11:55 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Feb 27 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates and Syria Sunday discussed the ways and possibilities of boosting bilateral ties in various fields, especially in the education sector.During a meeting with ... Read more...

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835 await execution in Iraqi prisons


December 14th, 2010 - 12:35 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Dec 14 (IANS/AKI) More than 800 people in Iraq are on death row awaiting execution, said Iraqi Interior Minister Jawad al-Bolani.Speaking at a press conference on anti-terrorism measures Monday, Bolani said ... Read more...

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Saddam Hussein’s cousin “Chemical Ali” executed


January 25th, 2010 - 10:12 pm ICT by BNO News
BAGHDAD (BNO NEWS) -- Saddam Hussein's cousin Ali Hassan al-Majeed, internationally best known as Chemical Ali, was executed on Monday for his crimes against humanity, a government spokesman said.Government spokesman ... Read more...

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Saddam’s cousin ‘Chemical Ali’ is executed


January 25th, 2010 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Jan 25 (DPA) Former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein's cousin Ali Hassan al-Majid was executed Monday, according to the government. "The condemned... has been executed by hanging today," government spokesman Ali al-Dabbagh announced ... Read more...

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Saddam Hussain’s henchman Chemical Ali executed


January 25th, 2010 - 9:37 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Baghdad, Jan 25 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Saddam Hussein's henchman "Chemical Ali" was executed on Monday, according to Iraq's government spokesman Ali al-Dabbagh. Government spokesman Ali al-Dabbagh confirmed to BNO News the execution ... Read more...

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Saddam Hussein’s cousin “Chemical Ali” executed


January 25th, 2010 - 9:34 pm ICT by BNO News
BAGHDAD (BNO NEWS) -- Saddam Hussein's cousin Ali Hassan al-Majeed, internationally best known as Chemical Ali, was executed on Monday, a government spokesman said.Government spokesman Ali al-Dabbagh confirmed to BNO News ... Read more...

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US judge dismisses Blackwater case; Iraqis upset


January 2nd, 2010 - 4:46 am ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Jan 2 (IANS) Iraq has said it regretted the decision by a US judge to dismiss the charges against five Blackwater security guards who allegedly killed innocent Iraqi civilians in 2007. "The ... Read more...

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Iranian troops partially withdraw from Iraqi oil well


December 20th, 2009 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Dec 20 (RIA Novosti) Iranian troops have partially withdrawn from an oil well in a disputed oilfield in southern Iraq, an official said Sunday. A small group of Iranian soldiers took control ... Read more...

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Iraq denies it seeks advanced Russian weapons


April 13th, 2009 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, April 13 (DPA) Baghdad is not seeking to buy advanced Russian weapons systems, an Iraqi government spokesman said Monday, denying earlier reports. "Iraq does not want to buy heavy, advanced weapons from ... Read more...

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Iraq blames failure to sell Saddam’s yacht on financial crisis


January 22nd, 2009 - 11:59 am ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Jan 22 (DPA) A luxury yacht that belonged to Saddam Hussein failed to tempt a buyer from Europe owing to the credit crunch, an Iraqi government spokesman said Wednesday."The Ocean Breeze ... Read more...

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Iraq approves draft law for non-US troops withdrawal


December 18th, 2008 - 12:41 am ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Dec 17 (DPA) Most foreign troops will have to exit Iraq by mid-2009 under a draft legislation approved Wednesday by the Iraqi government.Government spokesman Ali al-Dabbagh said the measure must now ... Read more...

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Iraq signs security pact with US on stationing troops


November 17th, 2008 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Nov 17 (Xinhua) Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari and the US envoy to Iraq Ryan Crocker signed Monday the long-awaited security pact which would allow US forces to remain in the ... Read more...

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Iraqi cabinet approves draft security pact with US


November 16th, 2008 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Nov 16 (DPA) The Iraqi cabinet Sunday approved the final version of a security pact with the United States.The draft was endorsed by 27 of the 28 members who attended the ... Read more...

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Attacks leave three dead, over 40 injured in Iraq


November 12th, 2008 - 12:35 am ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Nov 11 (DPA) In a continuation of the string of bombings that have rocked Iraq since the beginning of the week, three people were killed and more than 40 civilians were ... Read more...

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Saddam Husseins yacht for sale


November 3rd, 2008 - 11:46 am ICT by ANI
London , Nov 3 (ANI): Former Iraqi dictator Saddam Husseins palatial 270-foot yacht Ocean Breeze has been put on sale. Fastened at the southern French resort of Nice, the yacht is ... Read more...

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Iraq, Iran to exchange remains of fallen soldiers


November 1st, 2008 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Nov 1 (Xinhua) Iraq and Iran have agreed to exchange the remains of each other's soldiers killed during their eight-year war in the 1980s, an Iraqi government spokesman said Saturday."The delivery ... Read more...

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US conducts raid against insurgents in Syria (Lead)


October 27th, 2008 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Oct 27 (Xinhua) US security forces have raided hideouts of insurgents in Syria to stop cross-border attacks by militants on Iraqi positions, officials said."The US raid on the Syrian side of ... Read more...

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US says non-acceptance of security pact by Iraq could end its military presence there


October 23rd, 2008 - 6:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 23 (ANI): The US has warned Iraq of ending its military operations there if it rejects a newly negotiated security pact.According to CBS News, the White House said the ... Read more...

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Iraq Cabinet meets, discusses US-related security pact


October 21st, 2008 - 4:31 pm ICT by ANI
Baghdad, Oct.21 (ANI): The Iraqi Cabinet has begun a meeting here to reportedly review a proposed security pact with the United States that would keep American troops in the country for ... Read more...

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US, Iraq inching closer to troop withdrawal pact


October 16th, 2008 - 4:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington/Baghdad, Oct.16 (ANI): The governments of the United States and Iraq are reportedly close to reaching an agreement on when American troops will make their exit from Iraq.The announcement that there ... Read more...

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Iraqi PM says US forces will leave the country by 2011


August 26th, 2008 - 1:52 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Aug 26 (ANI): Prime Minister Nuri Kamal al-Maliki has toughened his language, reiterating earlier Iraqi demands for a fixed date for the withdrawal of American troops.It is not ... Read more...

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Four Iraqis to compete in Beijing Olympics


July 31st, 2008 - 12:50 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Beijing/Lausanne, July 31 (DPA) A last-minute appeal by an Iraqi government delegation bore fruit when the International Olympic Committee reversed a decision made last week and gave the go-ahead for four Iraqi ... Read more...

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Iraq to disscuss Olympics issue with IOC: Report


July 27th, 2008 - 12:22 am ICT by IANS
DPA Baghdad, July 26 (DPA) An Iraqi delegation will hold talks with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in Switzerland over the weekend on sending athletes to the Beijing Olympics. The Aswat al-Iraq news ... Read more...

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Iraq to file lawsuits over UN oil-for-food graft


June 29th, 2008 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
Xinhua Baghdad, June 29 (Xinhua) The Iraqi government Sunday said it would file lawsuits in the US courts against companies and individuals who benefited illegally from the UN oil-for-food programme. Government spokesman Ali ... Read more...

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Iraq to file lawsuits over UN oil-for-food programme


June 29th, 2008 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
Xinhua Baghdad, June 29 (Xinhua) The Iraqi government said Sunday it would file lawsuits in US courts against companies and individuals who benefitted illegally from the UN oil-for-food programme. Government spokesman Ali al-Dabbagh ... Read more...

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