06 Feb

Events of Interest

US denies Iran nuclear deal ‘close’

Defence secretary dismisses Iran’s claims uranium swap could be agreed in near future.
A nuclear war of words
Iran and the US
Nuclear double standard
Timeline: Iran’s nuclear programme
Washington area shut down by heavy snow, while flooding leads to deaths in Mexico.
Thousands of people attend funerals after attacks on Shia Muslims in Pakistani city.


Afghan police ‘kill civilians’
Deaths reported in Yemen clashes
Clinton urges speed in Haiti case
Nigeria’s Anambra state vote begins
N Korea frees US religious activist
Ukraine rivals end campaigning


02/05/10 AP: Death Toll In Iraq Attack Rises To 40

At least 40 people have died in the latest attack on Shiite pilgrims in Iraq. More than 150 others were wounded when twin car bombs tore through a crowd walking to the holy city of Karbala (KAHR’-bah-lah) for a major religious observance.

02/05/10 Reuters: Two car bombs kill at least 40 people, wound 145 in Kerbala,

Two car bombs killed at least 40 people and wounded 145 others in Kerbala, 80 km (50 miles) southwest of Baghdad, health officials said.

02/05/10 Reuters: Roadside bomb kills one pilgrim, wounds 13 others in eastern Baghdad

A roadside bomb struck a bus carrying pilgrims, killing one and wounding 13 others in eastern Baghdad, police said.

02/05/10 Reuters: Sniper wound pilgrim in eastern Baghdad

A sniper wounded one pilgrim in Zayouna district of eastern Baghdad, a Baghdad security spokesman said.

02/05/10 Reuters: Body of kidnap victim found in western Mosul

Police found the body of a kidnapping victim riddled with bullets in western Mosul, 390 km (240 miles) north of Baghdad, police said

02/05/10 Reuters: Roadside bomb wounds Iraqi soldier in western Mosul

A roadside bomb wounded one Iraqi soldier on foot patrol in western Mosul, police said.

02/05/10 Reuters: Gunmen kill two policemen in an attack south of Mosul,

Unknown gunmen killed two policemen in an attack on a checkpoint south of Mosul, police said.

02/05/10 AP: Car bomb kills 27 Shiite pilgrims

A suicide attacker detonated a car bomb Friday alongside a crowd of Shiite pilgrims walking to a holy city south of Baghdad, killing at least 27 people and wounding 60, Iraqi police officials said.

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