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Thursday  January 18, 2007

Muqtada al-Sadr aide arrested in Baghdad 1/18/2007, 11:28 p.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) U.S. and Iraqi forces arrested a top aide to radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr on Friday in Baghdad, his office said.
Insurgents in Iraq claim convoy attack 1/18/2007, 6:15 p.m. PT
CAIRO, Egypt (AP) An al-Qaida-linked coalition of Iraqi Sunni insurgents claimed responsibility Thursday for an attack in Baghdad on a convoy of a Western democracy institute that killed a 28-year-old Ohio woman and three security contractors.
Mahdi Army expressing siege mentality 1/18/2007, 6:13 p.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Two Shiite militia commanders said Thursday that Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has stopped protecting radical cleric Muqtada al-Sadr's Madhi Army under pressure from Washington, while the fighters described themselves as under seige in their Sadr City stronghold.
Journalists call for protection in Iraq 1/18/2007, 5:44 p.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) The Paris-based advocacy group Reporters Without Borders on Thursday urged Iraqi authorities to step up efforts to protect journalists here after, it said, six journalists and media workers were killed in less than a week.
Insurgents in Iraq claim convoy attack 1/18/2007, 4:17 p.m. PT
CAIRO, Egypt (AP) An al-Qaida-linked coalition of Iraqi Sunni insurgents claimed responsibility Thursday for an attack in Baghdad on a convoy of a Western democracy institute that killed a 28-year-old Ohio woman and three security contractors.
Mahdi Army expressing siege mentality 1/18/2007, 4:11 p.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Two Shiite militia commanders said Thursday that Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has stopped protecting radical cleric Muqtada al-Sadr's Madhi Army under pressure from Washington, while the fighters described themselves as under seige in their Sadr City stronghold.
Insurgents in Iraq claim convoy attack 1/18/2007, 3:34 p.m. PT
CAIRO, Egypt (AP) An al-Qaida-linked coalition of Iraqi Sunni insurgents claimed responsibility Thursday for an attack in Baghdad on a convoy of a Western democracy institute that killed a 28-year-old Ohio woman and three security contractors.
Mahdi Army expressing siege mentality 1/18/2007, 3:07 p.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Mahdi Army fighters said Thursday they were under siege in their Sadr City stronghold as U.S. and Iraqi troops killed or seized key commanders in pinpoint nighttime raids. Two commanders of the Shiite militia said Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has stopped protecting the group under pressure from Washington and threats from Sunni Muslim Arab governments.
Iraq developments reported Thursday 1/18/2007, 2:47 p.m. PT
(AP) _ Mahdi Army fighters said they were under siege in their Sadr City stronghold as U.S. and Iraqi troops killed or seized key commanders in pinpoint nighttime raids. Two commanders of the Shiite militia said Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has stopped protecting the group under pressure from Washington and threats from Sunni Muslim Arab governments.
100 Saddam regime officials to be tried 1/18/2007, 2:08 p.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) More than 100 former members of Saddam Hussein's regime will stand trial this year in connection with the deaths of tens of thousands of Shiite Muslims during an uprising after the 1991 Gulf War, prosecutor Jaafar al-Moussawi said Thursday.
U.S. military says it searched embassy 1/18/2007, 11:47 a.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) The U.S. military acknowledged Thursday that coalition forces had searched the Sudanese Embassy in Baghdad after the government in Khartoum accused American troops of storming the building and protested to Iraqi and U.S. diplomats.
Saddam's Baathist supporters demonstrate 1/18/2007, 11:44 a.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Dozens of backers of Saddam Hussein's outlawed Baath party marched in a Sunni neighborhood in Baghdad on Thursday to protest the former leader's execution and show support for his fugitive deputy, who is said to have taken command of the insurgency.
Iraq slams U.N. report on casualties 1/18/2007, 8:17 a.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Iraq's government on Thursday strongly criticized a U.N. report on human rights that put its civilian death toll in 2006 at 34,452, saying it is "superficial" and discussed subjects that are taboo in Iraqi society such as homosexuality.
Iraq readies law aimed to draw investors 1/18/2007, 8:06 a.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Iraq's long-awaited hydrocarbons law, which could attract huge investments from foreign oil companies, has been drafted and will be submitted to the Cabinet for endorsement next week, the Oil Ministry said Thursday. Once the draft law is endorsed by the Cabinet, it will go to the parliament for final approval, said ministry spokesman Assem Jihad.
Iraqi PM: 400 Shiite fighters detained 1/18/2007, 5:38 a.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki said 400 fighters from a key backer of the Shiite-led government have been arrested, and a government spokesman said Thursday the U.S. is not giving Iraqi security forces enough money for training and equipment. Al-Maliki's claim sought to address doubts about his willingness to take on the Shiite militiamen, especially the Mahdi army that is loyal to his key supporter, the radical cleric Muqtada al-Sadr. Many of the militiamen are believed responsible for much of the sectarian violence in Baghdad in the past year.
Iran envoy: Iraq to free captured Iranians 1/18/2007, 4:08 a.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Iran's ambassador said Thursday that Iraq's foreign minister promised him that Iranians captured by U.S. troops in north of the country last week will be freed "within days," adding that their detention was an insult to the Iraqi government and people.
Iraqi PM: 400 Shiite fighters detained 1/18/2007, 3:49 a.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Apparently seeking to calm fears that he will not go after militia gunmen loyal to one of his key political backers, Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki said 400 fighters from the Mahdi Army had been arrested over the past several weeks.
Spate of attacks kill 19 in Baghdad 1/18/2007, 2:10 a.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) A series of explosions and shootings rocked Baghdad on Thursday morning, killing at least 19 people and wounding dozens, police said.
Iran envoy: Iraq to free captured Iranians 1/18/2007, 1:26 a.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Iran's ambassador said Thursday that Iraq's foreign minister promised him that Iranians captured by U.S. troops in north of the country last week will be freed "within days," adding that their detention was an insult to the Iraqi government and people.

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