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UN Security Council strongly condemns wave of attacks in Iraq


September 13th, 2012 - 3:09 am ICT by BNO News
NEW YORK (BNO NEWS) -- The 15 members of the United Nations (UN) Security Council (UNSC) on late Tuesday strongly condemned a wave of terrorist attacks across Iraq over the weekend that ... Read more...

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Five Iraqi soldiers killed in separate attacks


September 5th, 2012 - 12:25 am ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Sep 4 (IANS) Two Iraqi army officers and three soldiers were killed and three other people wounded in separate attacks in northern and eastern Iraq on Tuesday, police said.... Read more...

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US condemns Iraq bombings


March 21st, 2012 - 6:36 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 21 (IANS) The US Tuesday condemned the deadly bomb attacks in Iraq that killed at least 45 people, and raised questions about the security situation in the country ... Read more...

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Four killed in Iraq violence


July 19th, 2011 - 1:35 am ICT by IANS
Baghdad, July 19 (IANS) Four people were killed Monday in two separate incidents of violence in Iraq's Mosul city, Xinhua reported.Early in the morning, police commandos clashed with gunmen during ... Read more...

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Pope calls on world leaders to protect Christians


January 11th, 2011 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
Vatican City, Jan 11 (IANS/AKI) Pope Benedict XVI has called on world leaders to step up efforts to shield Christians from discrimination and violence.In his annual message for World Day of Peace ... Read more...

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Progress in Afghanistan like watching ‘Paint Dry’: General Petraeus


September 15th, 2010 - 5:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 15 (ANI): General David Petraeus, who was appointed to replace former General Stanley McChrystal as the top US Commander in Afghanistan in June, has conceded that a successful counterinsurgency ... Read more...

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US soldier, two civilians killed in Iraq violence


July 23rd, 2010 - 2:20 am ICT by IANS
Baghdad, July 23 (IANS) An American soldier and two civilians were killed and four injured in separate incidents of violence in Iraq, police and US military said Thursday. A US military statement said ... Read more...

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Petraeus voices unity on Afghanistan


June 30th, 2010 - 12:23 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 29 (DPA) General David Petraeus, slated to head US and international forces in Afghanistan, said Tuesday the military and diplomatic effort in the country are united behind President Barack ... Read more...

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Nearly 100 killed, 340 injured in Iraq attacks (Third Lead)


May 11th, 2010 - 12:46 am ICT by IANS
Baghdad, May 10 (DPA) Nearly 100 people were killed and around 340 injured in a series of bombings and armed attacks across Iraq Monday that the government described as an attempt to ... Read more...

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19 dead, dozens injured in Iraq blast (Lead)


June 26th, 2009 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, June 26 (DPA) At least 19 people were killed and 47 injured Friday when a motorbike-mounted bomb exploded in central Baghdad, another in a series of deadly explosions to rip through ... Read more...

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US expects more violence in Iraq ahead of pullout


June 25th, 2009 - 9:59 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 25 (DPA) The US military believes there will be an upsurge in violence in Iraq ahead of the planned withdrawal of its forces from major Iraqi cities at the ... Read more...

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US will see a better day: Obama


April 30th, 2009 - 10:32 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, April 30 (IANS) President Barack Obama has assured Americans that the US "will see a better day" as his administration clears the wreckage of the worst recession in ... Read more...

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Hillary Clinton arrives in Iraq on unannounced visit


April 25th, 2009 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, April 25 (DPA) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has arrived in the Iraqi capital on an unannounced visit, Voices of Iraq news agency reported Saturday. The visit comes at a ... Read more...

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Worried stiff about Pakistan, US seeks to advance ties with India (Lead)


April 23rd, 2009 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, April 23 (IANS) The situation in Pakistan and Afghanistan tops the reasons the US is "advancing its relationship with India", Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has said, while ... Read more...

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Pakistan should change its mindset toward India: US


April 23rd, 2009 - 10:09 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, April 23 (IANS) General David Petraeus, architect of the US military surge credited with dramatically reducing violence in Iraq, has said that Pakistan's leaders need to realise that their ... Read more...

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Spiritual guru asks Maoists to shift from bullet to ballot


February 18th, 2009 - 1:17 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Feb 18 (IANS) Saying that the Maoist youths were good at heart, as they were fighting against "corruption and disparity", Art of Living founder Sri Sri Ravi Shankar appealed to the ... Read more...

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Obama plans to reshape US image, approach in the world


January 15th, 2009 - 12:10 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 15 (DPA) US president-elect Barack Obama takes office Jan 20 planning to chart a new course for foreign policy, but he will be inheriting a long list of daunting and ... Read more...

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Sting operation recovers looted ancient treasures in Iraq


December 23rd, 2008 - 12:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 23 (ANI): Ancient treasures stolen from museums in the aftermath of the United States-led invasion of Iraq five years ago have been found in Basra, in one of the ... Read more...

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Canada opposes US plan to arm Afghan militias


December 22nd, 2008 - 11:24 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, Dec 22 (IANS) Canada, which has more than 2,500 troops fighting in Afghanistan, has rejected the American idea of arming rival tribal militias to contain the Taliban there.The American proposal to ... Read more...

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Critics, supporters in standoff over whether America has succeeded in Iraq


November 26th, 2008 - 5:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov.26 (ANI): In May 2007, at the start of the troop "surge" that is credited with quelling much of the violence in Iraq, the U.S. Congress had established 18 benchmarks ... Read more...

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US to withdraw troops after noticing dip in Iraq violence


November 6th, 2008 - 1:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington , Nov 6 (ANI): Noticing the continued decline in violence in Iraq , the US has reportedly decided to reduce its troops presence in the country to 14 combat brigades ... Read more...

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Five militants allegedly backed by Iran held in Iraq


October 3rd, 2008 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Oct 3 (Xinhua) US-led forces captured five members of one of the militant groups believed to be sponsored by Iran to fight Iraqi and coalition forces in the war-torn country, the ... Read more...

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Obama, McCain sharply dispute war in Iraq


September 27th, 2008 - 10:25 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 27 (DPA) Democrat Barack Obama and Republican John McCain disagreed sharply over the Iraq war during their first presidential debate Friday night as Obama sought to tie McCain to President ... Read more...

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Iraq accused of discarding due process in Hussein trial


September 25th, 2008 - 6:25 pm ICT by ANI
Cambridge (UK), Sept.25 (ANI): Nearly two years after an Iraqi court sentenced Saddam Hussein to death, Western lawyers who helped guide the court, have contended that Hussein was railroaded to the ... Read more...

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Bomb attacks kill 45 in Iraq


August 27th, 2008 - 6:28 am ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Aug 27 (DPA) At least 45 people were killed and 59 injured Tuesday in attacks, including a bloody suicide and car bomb attack in Iraq's restive Diyala province, in some of ... Read more...

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Bush cuts Iraq combat tours as surge comes to an end (Lead)


July 31st, 2008 - 10:30 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Washington, July 31 (DPA) US President George W. Bush Thursday said combat tours for US forces in Iraq would be reduced from 15 months to 12 months as a 20,000-strong troop surge ... Read more...

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Obama, McCain urge focus on Afghanistan


July 16th, 2008 - 6:07 am ICT by IANS
DPA Washington, July 16 (DPA) Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama on Tuesday said the US must broaden its foreign policy focus beyond Iraq, as he pledged to end the war and focus on ... Read more...

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Pentagon reports sharp drop in violence in Iraq


June 24th, 2008 - 7:10 am ICT by IANS
DPA Washington, June 24 (DPA) The Pentagon reported Monday that violence in Iraq has dropped by 40 to 80 percent under the increased presence of US troops and better coordination with the Iraqi ... Read more...

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US reports drop in violence, increase in security in Iraq


June 14th, 2008 - 1:45 am ICT by IANS
DPA New York, June 13 (DPA) The US Friday said that incidents of violence in Iraq have dropped to the lowest levels in the last four years as the government increasingly assumes and ... Read more...

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33 killed in clashes in northern Iraq


May 30th, 2008 - 8:31 am ICT by admin
DPA Baghdad, May 30 (DPA) At least 33 people were killed and 40 injured in fresh violence in Iraq's restive northern provinces Thursday, while the US military announced that 4,000 of its troops ... Read more...

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At least 22 people killed, rockets discovered in Iraq


May 7th, 2008 - 10:49 pm ICT by admin
DPA Baghdad, May 7 (DPA) At least 22 people died Wednesday in a fresh bout of violence in Iraq, including eight people in a US strike on Baghdad's Shia enclave of Sadr City, ... Read more...

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Iraqi premier complains of Arab inaction(Lead)


April 22nd, 2008 - 6:07 pm ICT by admin
DPA Kuwait, April 22 (DPA) Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki criticised Arab countries Tuesday for their insufficient support for his country and compared them unfavourably with foreign states that offered more backing. Speaking ... Read more...

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US commander in Iraq delivers report to Congress


April 8th, 2008 - 11:06 pm ICT by admin
Xinhua Washington, April 8 (Xinhua) US commander in Iraq David Petraeus Tuesday began his two-day testimony in the Congress on the situation in Iraq, together with Ryan Crocker, US envoy to Iraq. In ... Read more...

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Iraq’s al-Sadr calls for million-man protest march


April 3rd, 2008 - 4:37 pm ICT by admin
DPA Baghdad, April 3 (DPA) At least 12 people were killed and 23 injured in violence in Iraq Thursday as Shia cleric Moqtada al-Sadr called for a million-man protest march on the fifth ... Read more...

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Toll in Iraq’s violence surges in March


April 1st, 2008 - 11:44 pm ICT by admin
Xinhua Baghdad, April 1 (Xinhua) The death toll from the escalating violence in Iraq in the month of March has climbed to 1,082, up by 50 percent over February figures, officials said Tuesday. ... Read more...

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