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World 25 Mar 2006 | 12:00 AM

U.S. confirms talks with Iran on Iraq

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The United States will talk to Iran about Washington's accusations of Iranian destabilisation of Iraq, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said on Friday in the first public acceptance of an Iranian offer to meet.

World 24 Mar 2006 | 12:00 AM

British-led forces rescue Western hostages in Iraq

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - British-led forces rescued three Christian peace activists from captivity on Thursday after finding them tied up in a house in western Baghdad, two weeks after their American colleague was tortured and killed.

World 23 Mar 2006 | 12:00 AM

Bush urges Iraqis to form government

WHEELING, W.Va. (Reuters) - President George W. Bush urged Iraqi leaders on Wednesday to settle differences and form a unity government and for Iraqi troops to get ready to defend their country, in a reflection of U.S. impatience.

World 23 Mar 2006 | 12:00 AM

Bush says U.S. troop levels not bound by politics

WHEELING, W.Va. (Reuters) - President George W. Bush vowed on Wednesday he will not let election-year politics interfere with decisions about U.S. troop levels in Iraq as he sought to rally flagging public support for the war.

World 20 Mar 2006 | 12:00 AM

Iraq Shi'ite pilgrims gather, civil war warning

KERBALA, Iraq (Reuters) - Hundreds of thousands of Shi'ite pilgrims flocked to the holy Iraqi city of Kerbala on Sunday amid tight security to foil any sectarian attack, and an ex-prime minister said Iraq was already embroiled in civil war.

World 20 Mar 2006 | 12:00 AM

Cheney: Iraq not in civil war, predicts success

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Vice President Dick Cheney on Sunday said Iraq had not fallen into a civil war that insurgents were trying to incite, and predicted success despite the constant violence three years after the U.S. invasion.

World 16 Mar 2006 | 12:00 AM

Iraq parliament to meet,no government deal yet

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Three months after it was elected, Iraq's parliament will finally sit on Thursday but the session will be largely devoid of practical meaning as talks on forming a national unity government are still deadlocked.

World 16 Mar 2006 | 12:00 AM

Iraq parliament to meet, no government deal yet

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Three months after it was elected, Iraq's parliament will finally sit on Thursday but the session will be largely devoid of practical meaning as talks on forming a national unity government are still deadlocked.

World 13 Mar 2006 | 12:00 AM

Bombs kill 40 in Baghdad, U.S. seeks coalition government

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Bombs exploded in crowded markets in a Shi'ite district of Baghdad on Sunday, killing 40 people in one of Iraq's bloodiest days for weeks as Washington urged leaders to form a coalition to avert a slide to civil war.

World 13 Mar 2006 | 12:00 AM

Bombs rip through Baghdad Shi'ite area, kill 46

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Up to six car bombs ripped through the east Baghdad stronghold of a major Shi'ite militia force on Sunday, killing 46 people, wounding 204 and raising fears reprisals could again pitch Iraq toward civil war.