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Iraq to pay $408 million Gulf War debt to Egyptians

By Reuters BAGHDAD: Iraq said on Saturday it had agreed to pay $408 million to hundreds of thousands of Egyptian workers who fled Iraq because of Saddam Hussein’s 1990-91 invasion of Kuwait. Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshiyar Zebari signed a memorandum of understanding during a visit to Egypt this week, his office said, under which Baghdad agreed …


Islamists claim Iraq attack that killed at least 27

By Nour Merza / Reuters DUBAI: An Iraqi Islamist group linked to Al-Qaeda claimed responsibility for attacks in western Iraq on March 5 that killed dozens of policemen, a statement posted on Islamist websites said late on Thursday. Gunmen disguised as police raided checkpoints and homes in and around the western Iraqi city of Haditha, killing …


Bombs kill six as Iraq says 70,000 dead 2004-2011

By W.G. Dunlop / AFP BAGHDAD: Car bombs in Iraq killed six people on Wednesday as authorities released figures showing nearly 70,000 people died in violence from 2004 to 2011, markedly fewer than numbers from other sources. The latest bloodshed comes a month before Baghdad hosts an Arab summit, the first such non-emergency Arab meeting to …


Iraq approves $363 mln power deal with Egypt’s Orascom

By Ahmed Rasheed / Reuters BAGHDAD: Iraq’s cabinet approved a $363 million contract on Tuesday with Egypt’s Orascom Construction to build a 1,014 megawatt gas power plant in the north of the country, it said on Tuesday. The contract involves building a plant in Baiji, 180 km (112 miles) north of Baghdad, to install six gas …


Sowing seeds of peace, from Virginia to Iraq

By Rev. Wayne Lavender SULAYMANIYAH, Iraq: Soon after the tragic attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, I left the church where I had been serving as the senior pastor for 12 years, sensing a call to work for peace and justice. I travelled up and down the east coast of the United States to speak about peace, …


Rapid attacks across Iraq kill 50 people

By Qassim Abdul-Zahra and Sameer N. Yacoub / AP BAGHDAD: A rapid series of attacks spread over a wide swath of Iraqi territory killed at least 50 people on Thursday, targeting mostly security forces in what appeared to be another strike by Al-Qaeda insurgents bent on destabilizing the country. The apparently coordinated bombings and shootings unfolded …


Jordan PM plans to visit Iraq after Egypt gas cuts

AMMAN: Jordanian Prime Minister Awn Khasawneh said Tuesday he plans to visit Iraq "very soon" to look for alternatives for Egypt’s gas after repeated cut-offs in supplies to the energy-poor kingdom. "I will visit Iraq very soon to discuss the issue. We are still trying with the Qataris as well as the Saudis," Khasawneh told …


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