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Iraqi President’s Wife Unharmed in Blast; 4 Marines Killed

a shared story    330 weeks 2 days 29 minutes ago
Iraq's first lady escaped unharmed Sunday from a bomb attack in downtown Baghdad that struck her motorcade, injuring four body guards. President Jalal Talabani's wife, Hiro Ibrahim Ahmed, was headed to the city's central National Theater to attend a cultural festival when her motorcade was hit in...(more) 



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Comment Stings Iraqi Leader on Eve of Obama Visit

a shared story    319 weeks 1 day 11 hours 24 minutes ago
Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri Kamal al-Maliki tried to step back from comments in which he appeared to support Senator Barack Obama’s plan for troop withdrawal.  




Ahead of nuclear talks, Obama sees foreign leaders

a shared story    229 weeks 2 days 6 hours 37 minutes ago
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama has begun a series of meetings with foreign leaders who have come to Washington for his nuclear security conference.... 



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Obama calls Afghanistan fight precarious, urgent

a shared story    319 weeks 2 days 8 hours 55 minutes ago
Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama says the situation in Afghanistan is "precarious" and "urgent." In an interview broadcast Sunday during his first trip to Afghanistan, Obama said the U.S. needs to start planning now to send in more troops. He has called for an additional one to...(more) 



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Lebanon issues ultimatum to militants

a shared story    379 weeks 6 days 4 hours 23 minutes ago
AP - Lebanon's defense minister issued an ultimatum Wednesday to Islamic militants barricaded in this Palestinian refugee camp to surrender or face a military onslaught. 



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U.S. holds journalist without charges in Iraq

a shared story    275 weeks 22 hours 22 minutes ago
Reuters cameraman Ibrahim Jassam has been held since September. The U.S. military rejected a court order to release him, saying he is a 'high security threat.' No evidence has been presented. 




Taliban rocket explodes near Afghan president

a shared story    377 weeks 2 days 7 hours 56 minutes ago
AFP - Afghan President Hamid Karzai escaped unhurt after Taliban militants fired rockets at a school where he was meeting with tribal elders, officials said Sunday. 



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Packed classes hint at peace in battered Iraq

a shared story    355 weeks 2 days 22 hours 36 minutes ago
The pupils who had been too scared to attend class are now returning. 



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Ex-Pentagon official -- and war architect -- explores getting into Iraqi oil business. Surprise, surprise...

a shared story    318 weeks 11 hours 1 minute ago
Influential former Pentagon official Richard Perle has been exploring going into the oil business in Iraq and Kazakhstan, according to people with knowledge of the matter and documents outlining possible deals. Mr. Perle, one of a group of security experts who began pushing the case for toppling...(more) 




Missing for 50 years - US nuclear bomb

a shared story    271 weeks 1 day 5 hours 48 minutes ago
More than 50 years after a 7,600lb (3,500kg) nuclear bomb was dropped in US waters following a mid-air military collision, the question of whether the missing weapon still poses a threat remains. 



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As Afghanistan boils, McCain keeps focus on Iraq

a shared story    321 weeks 1 day 7 hours 48 minutes ago
John McCain has called Iraq the "central front" of the war on terror, a crucible of America's ability to defeat violent Islamic extremists the world over. But with record US casualties in Afghanistan in June, a resurgent Taliban, and new reports of Al Qaeda regrouping in northwest...(more) 



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Iraq bars Blackwater, tarnished by civilian deaths

a shared story    291 weeks 5 days 11 hours 33 minutes ago
Iraq said Thursday it will bar Blackwater Worldwide from providing security protection for U.S. diplomats because its contractors used excessive force, sanctioning a company whose image was irrevocably tarnished by the 2007 killings of 17 Iraqi civilians. The move will deprive American diplomats of their main protection...(more) 



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