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Iraq enjoys more security - but reconciliation still a dream
Baghdad, Dec 18 (DPA) More than four years after the war on Iraq and the US-led occupation, some signs of normal life have slowly been re-emerging in Baghdad as an extra 30,000 US troops arrived in Iraq in June 2007.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007 9:17:17 AM

At least 46 killed, 37 injured in Iraq attacks (Lead)
Baghdad, Dec 17 (DPA) At least 46 people were killed and 37 injured Monday in a spate of attacks across Iraq, including random shooting by a US force in Mosul and an assault by insurgents with links to the Al Qaeda terrorist network in Diyala province.

Monday, December 17, 2007 11:25:49 PM

Iraq may need foreign troops for 10 years: official
Baghdad, Dec 17 (Xinhua) Iraq may need the foreign troops to maintain security for another ten years, but it will never accept US permanent military bases, a government spokesman said Monday.

Monday, December 17, 2007 7:17:00 PM

Series of roadside blasts rock Iraqi capital
Baghdad, Dec 17 (Xinhua) At least two people were killed and more than 15 injured in three roadside bomb explosions across this capital city of Iraq Monday, an interior ministry official said.

Monday, December 17, 2007 6:54:36 PM

New UN sanction against Iran unlikely: Iranian president
Tehran, Dec 17 (IANS) A third resolution placing further sanctions against Iran by the UN Security Council is quite unlikely, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has said.

Monday, December 17, 2007 5:27:40 PM

Stranded Haj pilgrims rescued by Khalifa bin Zayed foundation
Abu Dhabi, Dec 17 (IANS) Some 400 Haj pilgrims duped by unscrupulous travel agents and stranded in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have been rescued and helped to complete their pilgrimage by a charity foundation, WAM news agency reported Monday.

Monday, December 17, 2007 4:49:56 PM

Chance for Dravid to better his ICC ranking
Dubai, Dec 17 (IANS) Rahul Dravid, the best placed Indian batsman in the International Cricket Council (ICC) Test rankings, will try to better his current position (12th) in the upcoming series against Australia even as Australia's Ricky Ponting and Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara jointly occupy the No. 1 spot.

Monday, December 17, 2007 3:37:08 PM

Give up football chief nomination, Ahmadinejad asks deputy
Tehran, Dec 17 (DPA) President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has interfered in a dispute between FIFA and Iran, calling on his vice president and close aide to give up his nomination as president of the Iranian Football Federation (FFI).

Monday, December 17, 2007 11:51:55 AM

India, Iran vow to expand ties
Tehran, Dec 16 (IANS) India Sunday underlined its commitment to expand relations with Iran and said that the consolidation of ties between the two countries will contribute to regional stability.

Sunday, December 16, 2007 11:28:00 PM

Annika Sorenstam retains Dubai Ladies Masters title
Dubai, Dec 16 (IANS) Annika Sorenstam held off a strong challenge from Iben Tinning to retain her Dubai Ladiers Masters at the Emirates Golf Club here Sunday. It was Annika's first title of the season.

Sunday, December 16, 2007 8:59:29 PM

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