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Middle EastBomb kills 14 at pet market in Baghdad
BAGHDAD - A bomb struck a popular pet market in central Baghdad on Friday, killing at least 14 civilians and wounding nearly two dozen, police said. The blast occurred about 10:20 a.m. as the al-Ghazl market was crowded with shoppers during the week...
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Middle EastRockets hit British in southern Iraq
BAGHDAD - Violence returned Thursday to the southern city of Basra, where militants pummeled Britain's airport base with 20 rockets and British gunners answered with volleys of artillery. Civilians were killed and wounded in the crossfire. In Baghda...
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Middle EastUS military deaths in Iraq at 3,942
As of Thursday, Jan. 31, 2008, at least 3,942 members of the U.S. military have died since the beginning of the Iraq war in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count. The figure includes eight military civilians. At least 3,204 died as a re...
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Middle EastUK probes claims of Iraq detainee deaths
LONDON - Britain's military is investigating allegations that 22 detainees died in its custody and nine others were tortured after a battle in Iraq, officials said Thursday. Britain's Royal Military Police began its investigation in December into al...
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Middle EastOlmert won't resign over war report
JERUSALEM - Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert signaled Thursday that he has no intention of stepping down after an inquiry held his government and the military responsible for the failures of Israel's war against Hezbollah. Polls show most Israelis...
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Middle EastOlmert faces fallout from Lebanon war
JERUSALEM - An investigative panel looking into Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's handling of the 2006 war in Lebanon will release its final report on Wednesday, in what could be the tipping point of Olmert's political future. The report's conclusions al...
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Middle EastSecular Turks fear end of head scarf ban
ANKARA, Turkey - A bill that would lift a decades-old ban on women wearing head scarves at universities was submitted to parliament on Tuesday, worrying secular Turks who fear the government is raising the profile of Islam. Deniz Baykal, leader of t...
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Middle EastIsraeli Arab Muslim leader indicted
JERUSALEM - An Israeli court on Tuesday indicted an Israeli Muslim leader on charges of racism and incitement to violence over a 2007 speech in which he allegedly called for a new Palestinian uprising to stop Israeli renovation near a disputed holy...
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Middle EastEgypt-Hamas tensions rise over border
CAIRO, Egypt - Movement across the Gaza-Egypt border slowed to a trickle Tuesday as security forces made progress in sealing off breaches and cold, rainy weather discouraged travelers. The focus of the weeklong crisis shifted to growing tensions bet...
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Middle EastRights group: Syria arrests dissident
BEIRUT, Lebanon - A prominent Syrian dissident, who the United States had urged be allowed to travel abroad for cancer treatment, has been arrested, a Syrian human rights group said Tuesday. Riad Seif, a former member of Syria's parliament, was take...
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Middle EastCommanders see long operation in Mosul
MOSUL, Iraq - The top U.S. commanders in northern Iraq predicted Tuesday the battle to oust al-Qaida in Iraq from its last urban stronghold will not be a swift strike, but rather a grinding campaign for Mosul that will require more firepower from bo...
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Middle EastEgyptians grow weary of Gazans
RAFAH, Egypt - Egyptian shopkeeper Safwat Hammad's shelves are empty and he is frustrated over the influx of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians who crossed the breached border with Gaza in the past week. Hammad and many other residents of Egyptia...
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Middle EastSaudis kill poultry after bird flu found
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - Saudi Arabia said Tuesday it had killed some 158,000 chickens after the deadly H5N1 bird flu strain was found at an infected farm. The birds were killed in Kharaj province, south of the capital, Riyadh, according to a statemen...
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Middle EastQatar seeks African soccer talent
DOHA, Qatar - Anthony Bassey Bassey developed his ability to deftly juggle a soccer ball in the rain and the mud of his native Nigeria, dreaming of someday playing for the powerhouse Spanish team Barcelona. Now the 13-year-old practices in a soaring...
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Middle EastUS military deaths in Iraq at 3,941
As of Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2008, at least 3,941 members of the U.S. military have died since the beginning of the Iraq war in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count. The figure includes eight military civilians. At least 3,203 died as a res...
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