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ting of ancient sites threatens heritage

BOSTON — Iraq’s archaeological sites, despite protection efforts, are so ravaged by looters that the pillaging has landed the entire embattled nation on a list of the world’s 100 most endangered cultural sites. Two years after the US-led invasion of Iraq and a widely publicised break-in at the Baghdad Museum, …

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Ahmadinejad vows to pursue nuclear programme

Arab countries welcome new leader; Jewish state brands him ‘global threat’ TEHRAN (AP) — Iran’s newly elected president vowed Sunday to pursue a peaceful nuclear programme and says his country does not need the United States in order to make progress. Hardliner Mahmoud Ahmadinejad also downplayed Western and liberal concerns …

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Baghdad airport to reopen today

BAGHDAD (AFP) — Iraqi Airways officials said flights would resume early Monday from Baghdad International Airport following a two-day shutdown caused by a commercial dispute with a private security company. The first Iraqi Airways flight would leave at 9:30am (0530 GMT) for Amman and Damascus, a reservations official and company …

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