MIDDLE EAST IN CRISIS

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

Saturday, November 25

Militiamen Burn 6 Sunnis Alive in Iraq

Saturday November 25

Associated Press

BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Revenge-seeking Shiite militiamen seized six Sunnis as they left Friday prayers, drenched them with kerosene and burned them alive, and Iraqi soldiers did nothing to stop the attack, police and witnesses said.

 

Friday, November 24

Israel Rejects Palestinian Peace Offer

Friday November 24

Associated Press

JEBALIYA, Gaza Strip (AP) -- The Palestinian prime minister said Friday that militants were prepared to stop firing rockets at Israel if it would halt all military action in Palestinian territories. Israel rejected the offer, saying it would respond positively only to a total truce.

    

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U.S. Military Deaths in Iraq Hit 2,871

Friday November 24

Associated Press

As of Friday, Nov. 24, 2006, at least 2,871 members of the U.S. military have died since the beginning of the Iraq war in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count. The figure includes seven military civilians. At least 2,303 died as a result of hostile action, according to the military's numbers.

 

Monday, November 20

3 Options for Iraq: 'Go Big,' 'Go Long' and 'Go Home'

Monday November 20

Associated Press

Senior Defense Department officials are mapping out a new strategy for Iraq defined by insiders as "go big," "go long" and "go home," according to a newspaper report.

 

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45 Iraqis Killed, Two Gov't Officials Escape Assassination Attempts

Monday November 20

Associated Press

Assassins killed a popular Baghdad television comedian and a popular college professor Monday, but failed in attempts to kill two government officials as the country's leader met with Syria's foreign minister about improving security and reopening diplomatic relations.

     

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Iran to Host Summit on Curbing Iraq Violence

Monday November 20

Associated Press

Iran has invited the Iraqi and Syrian presidents to Tehran for a weekend summit with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to hash out ways to cooperate in curbing the runaway violence that has taken Iraq to the verge of civil war and threatens to spread through the region, four key lawmakers told The Associated Press on Monday.

  

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Rangel Calls for Reinstating Military Draft

Monday November 20

Associated Press

      

WASHINGTON —  A senior House Democrat said Sunday he will introduce legislation to reinstate the military draft, asserting that current troop levels are insufficient to sustain possible challenges against Iran, North Korea and Iraq.

Press

 

Saturday, November 18

Pacific Rim Leaders to Issue Joint Statement on North Korea

Saturday November 18

Associated Press

President Bush, trying to fortify global pressure on North Korea, on Saturday backed Pacific Rim leaders in demanding that the communist regime abandon its nuclear weapons program.

   

     

Friday, November 17

Iran Wants to Kill Us, Scholar Says

Friday November 17

CNS News

    

Negotiations styled to placate European sensibilities will not bring an end to Iran''s nuclear drive, because the regime in Tehran is determined to kill Americans, a scholar said Thursday.

Thursday, November 16

Gingrich Says Historic Challenges Face Americans

Friday November 16

CNS News

Over the next 20 years the American people can expect to experience the most severe challenges any generation has faced since the time of the Civil War, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said Thursday.  

 

Wednesday, November 15

U.S. Commander Warns Against Iraq Cutoff

Wednesday November 15

Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The top U.S. commander in the Middle East warned Congress Wednesday against setting a timetable for the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq, saying it would impede commanders in managing U.S. and Iraqi forces.

      

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Bush, Putin Discuss Iran in Quick Call

Wednesday November 15

Associated Press

   

President Bush, eager for Russian help in ongoing nuclear disputes with North Korea and Iran, tended to the sometimes frosty Washington-Moscow relationship Wednesday by paying a quick call on President Vladimir Putin.

 

Tuesday, November 14

Iraqi Gunmen Kidnap 150 From Research Center in Baghdad

Tuesday November 14

Associated Press

BAGHDAD, Iraq  —  Gunmen wearing Iraqi police commando uniforms kidnapped up to 150 staff and visitors in a lightning raid on a government research institute in downtown Baghdad on Tuesday, the largest mass abduction since the start of the U.S. occupation. Three of those taken were later released.

 

 

 

 

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