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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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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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‘India declined to sell nuclear technology to Iran, Iraq and Libya’


May 30th, 2012 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) India declined to sell nuclear technology to Iran, Iraq and Libya in the 1980s in spite of being offered "huge" sums of money, said a ... Read more...

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Iraq bans visits to Saddam Hussein’s grave


January 22nd, 2012 - 11:33 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Jan 22 (IANS) The Iraqi authorities Sunday banned individuals from visiting former Iraqi president Saddam Hussien's grave over two years after having already prohibited organised visits to it in ... Read more...

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Last US troops out of Iraq (Lead)


December 18th, 2011 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
Kuwait City, Dec 18 (IANS) The last batch of US combat forces in Iraq crossed into neighbouring Kuwait Sunday, ending its nearly nine-year presence in the country.A convoy of ... Read more...

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All US troops out of Iraq


December 18th, 2011 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
Kuwait City, Dec 18 (IANS) The last batch of American combat forces in Iraq crossed into neighbouring Kuwait Sunday morning, said the US military.The exit marked the completion of the ... Read more...

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US military hands over former headquarters to Iraq


December 2nd, 2011 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 2 (IANS) Camp Victory, the US military headquarters in Iraq, has been handed over to Iraqi authorities, BBC reported Friday.Camp Victory is in the grounds of a huge ... Read more...

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Biden pays surprise visit to Iraq


November 30th, 2011 - 12:06 am ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Nov 29 (IANS) US Vice President Joe Biden paid a surprise visit to Iraq Tuesday, the national al-Iraqiya TV channel reported.An Iraqi foreign ministry official told Xinhua that Biden ... Read more...

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Suicide car bomb in Iraq kills three securitymen


June 6th, 2011 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
Tikrit (Iraq), June 6 (IANS) Three security personnel, including an Iraqi army officer, were killed and 14 others wounded Monday in a suicide car bomb explosion in Tikrit city, a ... Read more...

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Obama no better than my father: Osama’s son


May 11th, 2011 - 11:46 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 11 (IANS) Calling US President Barack Obama no better than slain Osama bin Laden, the Al Qaeda leader's son has alleged that his father was summarily executed, ... Read more...

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Special prayers offered for Osama in Chennai


May 6th, 2011 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 6 (IANS) Expressing their anguish over slain Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden not getting a decent burial as per Islamic rites, around 10,000 Muslims offered special prayers ... Read more...

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800 bodies found in Iraq mass grave


April 15th, 2011 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, April 15 (IANS/AKI) A mass grave containing the remains of over 800 people, including women and children, has been found in western Iraq.The 812 bodies belong to victims executed ... Read more...

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Gaddafi’s blonde daughter campaigns for dad’s troops


March 30th, 2011 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 30 (IANS) The 34-year-old blonde daughter of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi - who was a lawyer for Iraqi president Saddam Hussein - has now stepped out on ... Read more...

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Allies display military might at Kuwait liberation parade


February 26th, 2011 - 11:09 pm ICT by IANS
By Prashant Sood Kuwait City, Feb 26 (IANS) Tanks, rocket launchers and multi-barrelled guns of allies of the 1990-91 Gulf War Saturday rolled down a specially-created facility at Al-Subiya military base to ... Read more...

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‘Carlos the Jackal’ set for trial for role in terrorist attacks in France


February 18th, 2011 - 5:51 pm ICT by ANI
Paris, Feb 18(ANI): French prosecutors have said that 'Carlos the Jackal', whose real name is Ilich Ramirez Sanchez, is set to face trial in Paris for his alleged role in four deadly ... Read more...

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Powell questions why CIA never told him of unreliability of Iraq defector’s WMD claims


February 17th, 2011 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 17(ANI): Former US Secretary of State Colin Powell has called on the CIA and Pentagon to explain why they failed to alert him to the unreliability of a key source ... Read more...

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Nearly 400 suspected war criminals living as ‘free birds’ in Britain


February 5th, 2011 - 2:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 5(ANI): Hundreds of suspected war criminals are living in Britain, despite recommendations by a UK Border Agency unit that action be taken against them.According to the Guardian, the unit has ... Read more...

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Sacha Baron Cohen to star in film ‘inspired by Saddam Hussein book’


January 21st, 2011 - 1:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 21 (ANI): Actor Sacha Baron Cohen is set to star in a comedy film 'The Dictator' inspired by a book thought to have been written by ex Iraqi president Saddam ... Read more...

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U.S. Vice President Joe Biden arrives in Baghdad on surprise visit


July 3rd, 2010 - 10:30 pm ICT by BNO News
BAGHDAD (BNO NEWS) -- U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and his wife on Saturday afternoon arrived in Baghdad on a surprise visit to mark Independence Day and to meet with Iraqi leaders.Biden's ... Read more...

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UK would not have invaded Iraq ‘if we knew what we know now’: Miliband


April 20th, 2010 - 1:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 20(ANI): British Foreign Secretary David Miliband has said that the UK would not have invaded Iraq in 2003, if it had been clear that the then-Iraqi President Saddam Hussein ... Read more...

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Interpol Issues Arrest For Saddam Hussein’s Daughter


April 6th, 2010 - 9:56 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Apr 06 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A warrant for the arrest of Raghad Hussein al Majid, the older daughter of the former Iraqi President, Saddam Hussein was issued on April 5. The warrant was ... Read more...

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A.Q. Khan offered Saddam nuclear ‘package’ deal: Post


March 10th, 2010 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 10 (IANS) An agent linked to disgraced Pakistani scientist Abdul Qadeer Khan had offered Saddam Hussein a $150 million nuclear "package" deal guaranteeing Iraq a weapons-assembly line capable of producing ... Read more...

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33 killed in Iraq bombings days before elections


March 4th, 2010 - 2:33 am ICT by IANS
Baghdad, March 4 (DPA) The Iraqi city of Baquba was hit by four bomb blasts Wednesday, police said - including one targeting ambulances carrying the wounded from the two earlier attacks. Police and ... 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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US Vice President Biden in surprise visit to Iraq


January 23rd, 2010 - 3:04 am ICT by IANS
Washington/Baghdad, Jan 22 (DPA) US Vice President Joe Biden made a surprise visit to Iraq Friday to visit with US troops and hold talks with Iraqi government leaders, UN officials and US ... Read more...

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U.S. Vice President Biden on surprise visit to Baghdad


January 23rd, 2010 - 12:52 am ICT by BNO News
BAGHDAD (BNO NEWS) -- U.S. Vice President Biden arrived in Baghdad on Friday to meet with Iraqi leaders and visit U.S. troops there.Biden's visit to Iraq is not completely unexpected. Last ... Read more...

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I would have invaded Iraq, WMDs or not: Tony Blair


December 12th, 2009 - 7:11 pm ICT by IANS
By Dipankar De Sarkar London, Dec 12 (IANS) Former British prime minister Tony Blair has said he would have led Britain to invade Iraq even if he had known it had no weapons ... Read more...

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Obama `drops in’ on Talabani


October 7th, 2009 - 11:55 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 7 (DPA) US President Barack Obama "dropped in" on a meeting that Iraqi President Jalal Talabani was having with a top White House official Tuesday. According to a statement released ... Read more...

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Iraqi Shia leader dies of cancer in Iran


August 26th, 2009 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad/Tehran, Aug 26 (DPA) Abdulaziz al-Hakim, the leader of one of Iraq's most powerful Shia political groups, died at a Tehran hospital Wednesday after a battle with cancer, Iranian media reported. The head ... Read more...

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Iraqi PM courts Sunni tribal leaders


August 11th, 2009 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Aug 11 (DPA) Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki Tuesday reached out to tribal leaders in the country's Sunni heartland, calling for an end to sectarian identity politics. Al-Maliki, a Shia Muslim, praised ... Read more...

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Iraqi leaders urge unity as US troops withdraw from towns


June 30th, 2009 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, June 30 (DPA) Iraqi leaders Tuesday called for vigilance and unity, as the country marked the planned withdrawal of US troops from Iraqi cities and towns. "Bless you. Bless you for your ... Read more...

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Truck bomb attack kills 65 people in Iraq (Lead)


June 21st, 2009 - 1:10 am ICT by IANS
Baghdad, June 20 (DPA) At least 65 people were killed when a truck packed with explosives detonated outside a mosque in northern Iraq Saturday, the police said. It was the deadliest in a ... Read more...

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Iraq ‘concerned’ about instability in Iran


June 18th, 2009 - 11:35 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, June 18 (DPA) Iraq's foreign minister Thursday said the "instability" in neighbouring Iran was a source of continued concern for his country. "The instability in Iran is a source of concern for ... Read more...

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Mass grave of 100 Kurdish bodies uncovered in Iraq


May 13th, 2009 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, May 13 (DPA) A mass grave of around 100 Kurdish bodies has been discovered in the southern Iraqi city of Diwaneya, the Buratha news agency reported Wednesday. The discovery came following a ... Read more...

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Arab divisions harm Iraq, says Iraqi PM


March 30th, 2009 - 11:32 pm ICT by IANS
Doha, March 30 (DPA) Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki Monday said divisions among Arab states "harm Iraq", and called on Arab countries to play a greater role in rebuilding his war-ravaged country. "We ... Read more...

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