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World 14 Sep 2007 | 12:00 AM

Iraqis vow to fight al Qaeda after sheikh's death

RAMADI, Iraq (Reuters) - Sunni Arab Iraqis and U.S. forces in Anbar province vowed on Friday to keep fighting al Qaeda after the assassination of a tribal leader who worked with Americans to create one of Iraq's few security success stories.

World 14 Sep 2007 | 12:00 AM

Religious freedom another casualty in Iraq

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Religious freedom is another casualty of the war in Iraq, where believers of all faiths are harassed, kidnapped or even killed, a U.S. government report said on Friday.

World 22 Dec 2006 | 12:00 AM

Five US soldiers killed in Iraq, Gates ends visit

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The U.S. military reported the deaths of five more soldiers as new Defense Secretary Robert Gates wrapped up a two-day visit on Friday aimed at finding a new strategy in a war he has said America is not winning.

World 04 Oct 2006 | 12:00 AM

FEATURE - Abbas builds up forces amid Palestinian crisis

JERICHO, West Bank (Reuters) - Behind cinder-block walls on the edge of the West Bank city of Jericho, a 16-acre plot of parched earth is being transformed into new training grounds for troops loyal to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.

World 14 Sep 2007 | 12:00 AM

Iraqis vow to fight al Qaeda after sheikh's death

RAMADI, Iraq (Reuters) - Sunni Arab Iraqis and U.S. forces in Anbar province vowed on Friday to keep fighting al Qaeda after the assassination of a tribal leader who worked with Americans to create one of Iraq's few security success stories.

World 31 Oct 2006 | 12:00 AM

Iraq's PM orders checkpoints lifted in Sadr City

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki ordered all checkpoints in Baghdad's Shi'ite stronghold of Sadr City and other parts of the capital to be lifted on Tuesday to allow traffic to flow.

World 01 Nov 2006 | 12:00 AM

Sri Lanka jets bomb rebels in east after failed talks

COLOMBO (Reuters) - Sri Lanka's air force bombed Tamil Tiger targets in the island's restive east on Wednesday, the military said, as fears rose of an escalation in violence three days after peace talks collapsed.

World 28 Sep 2007 | 12:00 AM

Bush calls for pressure on Myanmar over protests

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush on Thursday asked states with influence over Myanmar to press it to stop using force against protesters, and the U.S. Treasury imposed sanctions on senior military government officials.

World 28 Sep 2007 | 12:00 AM

Nine killed as Myanmar cracks down on protests

YANGON (Reuters) - Soldiers and police fired into crowds of demonstrators in Myanmar's largest city and gave them 10 minutes to clear the streets or be shot on Thursday, with nine people killed in the second day of a crackdown on the largest uprising in 20 years.

World 28 Sep 2007 | 12:00 AM

Nine killed as Myanmar cracks down on protests

YANGON (Reuters) - Soldiers and police fired into crowds of demonstrators in Myanmar's largest city and gave them 10 minutes to clear the streets or be shot on Thursday, with nine people killed in the second day of a crackdown on the largest uprising in 20 years.