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Iraq seeks Heritage status for restored marshlands this article opens in a new window

Source: Terra Daily, Mon September 08, 2008
Tokyo (AFP) Sept 5, 2008 - The United Nations on Friday launched a bid to designate Iraq's famed marshlands, which were ravaged by Saddam Hussein, a World Heritage site after a four-year restoration project.

Iraq, US agree no foreign troops after 2011: PM this article opens in a new window

Source: AFP, Mon August 25, 2008
BAGHDAD (AFP) - Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki on Monday said Washington and Baghdad have agreed that there will be no foreign forces in the war-torn country after 2011.

Landmark cooperation deal signed between UN and Iraqi Government this article opens in a new window

Source: United Nations, Wed August 13, 2008
The United Nations today signed a landmark agreement with the Government of Iraq which lays down a three-year blueprint for the world body�s work in reconstruction, development and humanitarian assistance.

Iraq Museum Reclaims 700 Stolen Artifacts this article opens in a new window

Source: National Geographic, Mon April 28, 2008
Iraq's National Museum welcomed the return of more than 700 antiquities stolen during the chaos that followed the U.S.-led invasion five years ago.

Secretary Rice Honors International Women of Courage this article opens in a new window

Source:, Sat March 15, 2008
Washington, D.C., USA - In the first ceremony of its kind at the U.S. Department of State, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice March 7 paid tribute to 10 women from around the globe who have shown exceptional courage and leadership. The honorees represented Afghanistan, Argentina, Indonesia, Iraq, Latvia, Maldives, Saudi Arabia and Zimbabwe.

Skies to be swept for alien life

Source: BBC News, Sat October 13, 2007
Hat Creek, California - The switch has been thrown on a telescope specifically designed to seek out alien life.

Al Gore & IPCC Share Nobel Peace Prize For 2007

Source: Scoop, Sat October 13, 2007
Oslo, Norway - The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided that the Nobel Peace Prize for 2007 is to be shared, in two equal parts, between the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and Albert Arnold (Al) Gore Jr. for their efforts to build up and disseminate greater knowledge about man-made climate change, and to lay the foundations for the measures that are needed to counteract such change.

Ramadan Soup Kitchens Bring Iraqis, Jordanians Together

Source: AHN, Sat October 06, 2007
Cairo, Egypt - A United Nations initiative to bring together Iraqi refugees and their hosts in Jordan is being seen as a success

Feuding Iraqi Sunnis, Shiites meet at peace seminar in Finland

Source: CNews, Mon September 03, 2007
Helsinki, Finland - Representatives of feuding Sunni and Shiite groups in Iraq were meeting at a seminar behind closed doors Friday to discuss ways of ending the bloodshed, conference organizers said.

Wisconsin National Guard Members Want To Rescue 24 Iraqi Boys

Source: WISN, Sat July 28, 2007
Undisclosed Location, Iraq - Three members of the Wisconsin Army National Guard want to rescue 24 Iraqi orphan boys and bring them to the United States to live with American families and to receive medical treatment.

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