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US and Iran hold rare direct talks on Iraq security

Source: Yahoo! News, Tue July 24, 2007
Baghdad, Iraq - Arch enemies the United States and Iran launched a second round of rare face-to-face talks in Baghdad on Tuesday aimed at stemming the raging violence in Iraq.

Ancient find backs Old Testament

Source: PerthNow, Thu July 12, 2007
London, England, UK - The British Museum yesterday hailed a discovery within a clay tablet in its collection as a breakthrough for biblical archeology -- proof of the accuracy of the Old Testament.

UNICEF appeals for $42 million to help Iraqi children

Amman, Jordan - The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) today called for $42 million to help Iraqi children, who the agency said have reached a critical point due to violence and displacement.

Making water from thin air

Source: Wired News, Fri October 13, 2006
Miami Beach, FL - A company that developed technology capable of creating water out of thin air nearly anywhere in the world is now under contract to nourish U.S. soldiers serving in Iraq.

US hands over Iraq army control

Source: BBC, Thu September 07, 2006
Baghdad, Iraq - The US-led coalition in Iraq formally hands control of the country's armed forces to Prime Minister Nouri Maliki.

Japanese Official Brings Loan to Baghdad

Source: Forbes, Thu August 03, 2006
Baghdad, Iraq - Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Aso arrived in Baghdad on a surprise visit Thursday, bringing with him a loan of 3.3 billion yen ($29 million) to jump-start Iraq's economic development.

Iraqi politicians push for improved women’s rights

Source: The Mercury News, Mon July 31, 2006
Baghdad, Iraq - Women in Iraq's parliament say they were heartened by Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's pledge in a speech before the U.S. Congress last week to improve women's rights.

Videogames used to treat traumatic stress

Source: Business Week, Fri July 28, 2006
San Diego, CA - Dr. Dennis Wood takes patients on what some might consider an odd [virtual] journey.

Iraq and UN join forces to launch Compact to support peace and reconstruction

Source: UN News Centre, Fri July 28, 2006
Baghdad, Iraq - The United Nations and the Iraqi Government announced today the formal launch of the International Compact with Iraq, a new partnership with the international community that aims to consolidate peace and pursue political, economic and social development over the next five years in the violence-torn country.

U.S. soldiers to test newest prosthetic technologies

Source: Popular Science, Mon July 03, 2006
Cambridge, MA - The next generation of artificial limbs fused directly to human bone and commanded by the brain promises effortless, natural motion.

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