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Benazir Bhutto posthumously honoured at Tehran conference


June 26th, 2011 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 26 (IANS) Assassinated Pakistani leader Benazir Bhutto has been posthumously conferred an award for her struggle against terrorism and militancy, a media report said.The award was conferred ... Read more...

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One killed in Iraq protest


February 17th, 2011 - 10:45 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Feb 17 (IANS) One protestor was killed and over 20 were injured Thursday in a demonstration in Iraq's Kurdistan region, Xinhua reported.Hundreds of protestors took to the streets at the Al-Aaray ... 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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Holy See condemns Tariq Aziz death sentence


October 28th, 2010 - 11:57 am ICT by IANS
Vatican City, Oct 28 (IANS/AKI) The Vatican has condemned the death penalty given to Tariq Aziz, a top former aide to late Iraqi strongman Saddam Hussein.Aziz, now a frail 74-year-old who ... Read more...

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American Vice President, Joe Biden, Is In Iraq To Assure Complete American Backing For The Iraqi People


August 31st, 2010 - 7:56 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
August 31, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): The Vice President of America happens to be Joe Biden. He touched down at Iraq on Monday to guarantee the Iraqis that America ... Read more...

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Biden arrives in Iraq to mark combat end


August 31st, 2010 - 12:33 am ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Aug 30 (DPA) United States Vice President Joe Biden arrived in Iraq Monday to commemorate the official end of the US combat mission the following day. Biden is also to meet ... Read more...

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US vice president on surprise visit in Iraq


July 4th, 2010 - 1:01 am ICT by IANS
Baghdad/Washington, July 3 (DPA) US Vice President Joe Biden has arrived on a surprise visit in Iraq where he will meet with Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki and President Jalal Talabani, the White ... Read more...

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Iraqi court ratifies parliamentary election results


June 1st, 2010 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, June 1 (DPA) After months of political tension, Iraq's federal court Tuesday ratified the final results of the March 7 parliamentary elections. The announcement came from Judge Medhat al-Mahmoud, president of Iraq's ... Read more...

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U.S. Vice President Biden talks with Iraqi officials


April 8th, 2010 - 4:59 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON D.C. (BNO NEWS) – U.S. Vice President Joe Biden spoke on Wednesday to various Iraqi officials to talk about the recent developments in the Asian country, the White House informed.Vice President ... Read more...

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Call for Election Recount by Iraq Prez


March 22nd, 2010 - 10:04 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
March 22, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): On Sunday, Iraq’s president called for a recount in this month’s parliamentary elections. The elections have turned into a somewhat race between the ... Read more...

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Vote for Recount Rejected By Iraq Election Commission


March 22nd, 2010 - 8:48 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
March 22, 2010, (Pen Men at Work): The calls from the president and prime minister of Iraq for a recount have rejected by the Iraq Election Commission. The general election was ... Read more...

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Baghdad blasts toll rises to 139


October 27th, 2009 - 1:11 am ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Oct 26 (DPA) Iraqi Health Minister Saleh al-Haswany said Monday that the toll in Sunday's twin truck bomb suicide attacks was at least 139 but the figure is feared to go ... Read more...

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High turnout in elections in Iraq’s Kurdish region


July 26th, 2009 - 3:12 am ICT by IANS
Arbil (Iraq), July 26 (DPA) Voter turnout was high in parliamentary and presidential elections in northern Iraq's semi-autonomous Kurdish region Saturday, with authorities allowing an additional two hours for voting before polls ... Read more...

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Kurds cast votes in Iraq’s regional elections


July 25th, 2009 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Arbil (Iraq), July 25 (Xinhua) Iraqis went to polls Saturday in the Kurdish regional parliamentary and presidential elections that will determine the leadership of the country's Kurdish region. Voting started at 8.00 a.m. ... Read more...

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Over 60 killed in Baghdad market blast (Lead)


June 25th, 2009 - 6:10 am ICT by IANS
Baghdad, June 25 (DPA) More than 60 people were killed and at least 150 wounded Wednesday when a bomb exploded at a crowded market here, media reports said. The explosion, which took ... Read more...

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Obama leaves Iraq after brief visit


April 8th, 2009 - 3:19 am ICT by IANS
Baghdad, April 8 (DPA) US President Barack Obama left Baghdad after a brief, previously unannounced visit to Baghdad late Tuesday evening. Obama had spent some four hours in Baghdad, meeting with ... Read more...

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President Obama makes surprise Iraq visit (Lead)


April 7th, 2009 - 10:44 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, April 7 (DPA) US President Barack Obama landed in Baghdad Tuesday, beginning a previously unannounced visit at the end of his eight-day European tour. Obama, who departed from Istanbul where he ... Read more...

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Iran warns Iraq over prolonged presence of US forces


March 1st, 2009 - 4:40 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, March 1 (DPA) Iran's supreme leader Saturday warned Iraq over the prolonged presence of US forces in that country, the Iranian media reported. "The occupiers are preparing grounds for a long and ... Read more...

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US committed to establishing democracy in Afghanistan: Bush (Second lead)


December 15th, 2008 - 2:07 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Dec 15 (DPA) US President George W. Bush arrived in Afghanistan early Monday on a surprise farewell visit, committing the United States to establishing a stable democracy in the war-torn country.Bush ... Read more...

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US committed to Afghanistan: Bush (Lead)


December 15th, 2008 - 11:52 am ICT by IANS
Kabul/Washington, Dec 15 (DPA) US President George W. Bush arrived in Afghanistan early Monday on a surprise farewell visit, committing the United States to establishing a stable democracy there as violence is ... Read more...

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Bush in Kabul on a surprise visit


December 15th, 2008 - 10:26 am ICT by ANI
Kabul, Dec.15 (ANI): Two days after British Prime Minister Gordon Brown''s visit to Afghanistan, US President George W Bush arrived in Kabul on a surprise visit to address American troops at ... Read more...

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Bush arrives in Afghanistan after eventful Iraqi visit


December 15th, 2008 - 10:21 am ICT by IANS
Kabul/Washington, Dec 15 (DPA) US President George W. Bush arrived in Afghanistan early Monday on a surprise farewell visit after his eventful trip to Baghdad where an Iraqi journalist threw shoes at ... Read more...

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Iraqi presidency council approves security pact with US


December 4th, 2008 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Dec 4 (Xinhua) The Iraqi presidency council Thursday approved a security pact that will allow US troops to remain in the country for three more years, an official said. "The presidency ... Read more...

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Iraqi president condemns killing of Shia leader


October 10th, 2008 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Oct 10 (Xinhua) Iraq's President Jalal Talabani Friday condemned the killing of Shia lawmaker Saleh al-Ugaily by militants Thursday and called on all Iraqis to join forces against terrorism. "We have ... Read more...

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Iraqi president recovers from heart surgery in US


August 15th, 2008 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Cairo, Aug 15 (DPA) Iraqi President Jalal Talabani is recovering from heart surgery in the US, his office has announced. The 74-year-old president had been treated in a hospital in Rochester in ... Read more...

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