U.S. releases some Saddam-era detainees

BAGHDAD, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- The U.S. military in Iraq announced Monday it had released eight people it had been holding since the overthrow of Saddam Hussein's Baathist government.

U.S. air strike kills 40 in Iraq

BAGHDAD, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- A pre-dawn U.S. air strike on two houses in western Iraq Monday killed more than 40 people, many of them civilians.

U.S., France push Syria sanctions

NEW YORK, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- The United States and France pushed a U.N. resolution to force Syria to aid the investigation of the slaying of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri.

Countdown for Hariri truth started

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- The son of slain former premier Rafik Hariri said the interrogation of Lebanon's former security chiefs as suspects is a move toward finding the truth.

Al-Qaida video shows dead sailor's effects

WASHINGTON, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- An al-Qaida recruiting video has surfaced that shows what the U.S. Navy believes are the effects of a SEAL killed in Afghanistan in June.

Khatami: No rapprochement with U.S.

TEHRAN, July 15 (UPI) -- Iranian President Mohammed Khatami has ruled out any foreseeable rapprochement between Iran and the United States, saying there are no grounds for it.

Arab channel reporter injured in Iraq

BAGHDAD, June 18 (UPI) -- A senior correspondent for the Dubai-based al-Arabiya news channel was shot and seriously injured Saturday in Baghdad by gunmen who tried to abduct him.

Suicide bomber kills more than 50 Iraqis

IRBIL, Iraq, May 4 (UPI) -- A man laden with explosives blew himself up Wednesday among a line of Iraqi Kurds waiting to apply for jobs as policemen, killing more than 50 people. The 9:30 a.m. blast threw the Kurdish city of Irbil, about 200 miles north of Baghdad, into mayhem, and

Yemeni ex-envoy applies for Brit asylum

LONDON, April 30 (UPI) -- The former Yemeni ambassador to Syria said he has applied for asylum in Britain, claiming his home country discriminates against southerners.

Video shows Hariri convoy before blast

BEIRUT, Lebanon, March 28 (UPI) -- An Arabic-language TV network says a videotape it aired shows images recorded prior to a Beirut blast that killed former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri.

Shiites win majority in Iraqi parliament

BAGHDAD, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Election results from Iraq Thursday showed the Shiite United Iraqi Alliance Party won a majority with 48 percent of the vote, the BBC reported.

Shiites move to form coalition

BAGHDAD, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- The Shia United Iraqi Alliance moved to form a coalition, the first step toward forming the country's new government, the BBC reports. The alliance, led by Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, came in first in Iraq's Jan. 30 elections but without a margin larg

Ronaldo appeals for captive on Arab T.V.

BAGHDAD, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- The Middle East's al Arabiya TV has begun running a video clip of Brazilian soccer star Ronaldo appealling to the captors of a Brazilian engineer in Iraq.

Freed hostages in Iraq to face penalties

BEIJING, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- China has said the eight hostages released in Iraq will face penalties on their return home as part of a crackdown on illegal workers, The Australian reported.

Chinese hostages freed in Iraq

BAGHDAD, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- A group calling itself the Islamic Resistance Movement has released eight Chinese hostages held in Iraq, CNN reported Saturday.
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Al Arabiya (Arabic: العربية‎ al-ʿArabiyyah) is an Arabic-language television news channel. It was established on March 3, 2003.

The international news station is based in Dubai Media City, United Arab Emirates, and is partly owned by the Saudi-controlled broadcaster Middle East Broadcasting Center (MBC).

Al Arabiya broadcasts 24 hours a day with news updated at the top of the hour. The free-to-air channel carries news, current affairs, business and financial markets, sports, talk shows, and documentaries. It is consistently rated among the top pan-Arab stations by Middle East audiences. Al Arabiya says it tries to use neutral, non-supportive language when covering Islamic militant groups. On January 26, 2009 President of the United States Barack Obama gave his first formal interview as president to the television channel. The White House contacted Al Arabiya's Washington Bureau chief, Hisham Melhem, directly just hours before the interview and asked him not to announce it until an official announcement was made by the administration.

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