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Government workers killed in Baghdad

An official within the Iraqi Interior Ministry said that gunmen armed with silencers on their weapons managed to assassinate a Justice Ministry worker in Jamiyah on Tuesday as well as an Agriculture Ministry employee in Adil, both western suburbs of the capital city of Baghdad. Two soldiers were also shot and killed at a checkpoint …

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Baghdad spruces up for Arab summit

By Prashant Rao / AFP BAGHDAD: With renovated hotels and tighter security, Baghdad is putting on its best face for this week’s Arab summit in what Iraq has billed as its re-emergence as a regional leader after decades of unrest. But while thousands of soldiers and policemen have been drafted in and as much as $500 …


Syria tops Arab agenda at Iraq summit

By Prashant Rao / AFP BAGHDAD: After decades at the center of the Arab world, Syria now sits in the dock with regional leaders meeting in Baghdad this week over how to end Bashar Al-Assad’s bloody crackdown on a popular uprising. But wide disparities among Arab chiefs’ positions may hamper any hope of an aggressive resolution …


Arab League chief arrives in Iraq for summit

By AFP BAGHDAD: Arab League Secretary General Nabil Al-Araby arrived in Baghdad on Sunday ahead of this week’s Arab summit in the Iraqi capital, the first to be held here in more than 20 years. “This is a summit for Iraq,” Al-Araby said in remarks aired on state broadcaster Iraqiya TV. “The whole world is …


Iraq ready to host Arab summit: president

By AFP BAGHDAD: Iraq has completed its preparations for an Arab summit that is to be held in Baghdad at the end of March, Iraqi President Jalal Talabani said in a statement on Monday. “The president of the republic, Jalal Talabani assured today that special preparations for the Arab summit are completed, and Baghdad is …


Iraq to host Arab summit on March 29

BAGHDAD: The Iraqi capital is to host the next regular Arab summit on March 29, the Arab League assistant secretary general, Ahmed ben Hilli, announced on Wednesday in Baghdad. "We’ve agreed on all the logistical and security arrangements. Arab economy ministers will meet on March 27, foreign ministers on the 28th and heads of state …


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