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UPI Almanac for Friday, Aug. 22, 2008.
By United Press International

Iraqis make music amidst war

BAGHDAD, May 21 (UPI) -- The Iraqi National Symphony Orchestra played its first significant performance in years Wednesday in Baghdad, U.N. officials said.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2007.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, Aug. 22, the 234th day of 2006 with 131 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Monday, Aug. 22, the 234th day of 2005 with 131 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Sunday, Aug. 22, the 235th day of 2004 with 131 to follow.
By United Press International

U.N. marks 1st anniversary of Baghdad bomb

GENEVA, Switzerland, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- The United Nations Thursday marked the first anniversary of the terrorist bombing of its Baghdad headquarters that killed 22 people.

Iraq civil deaths shock U.N. rights chief

GENEVA, Switzerland, May 21 (UPI) -- The U.N. human rights commissioner said Friday he was shocked by the deaths of over 40 Iraqi civilians allegedly killed in a U.S. air strike on a wedding party.

Red Cross, U.N. reduce staff in Iraq

BAGHDAD, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Despite pleas from the United States, the United Nations and the Red Cross will scale back their presence in Iraq, the Washington Post reported Thursday.

Al-Qaida says it did Baghdad U.N. bombing

BAGHDAD, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- Al-Qaida has claimed responsibility for bombing the U.N. headquarters in Baghdad last week, a report said Monday.

U.N. bomb probe focuses on Iraqi guards

BAGHDAD, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- Iraqi security guards are suspected of helping the suicide bomber that hit the Baghdad U.N. compound.

Foreign Relations Council head dead

UNITED NATIONS, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Arthur Helton, director of peace and conflict studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, was killed in the Baghdad U.N. bombing, the council said Wednesday.

U.N.'s Vieira de mello, 55, dead

UNITED NATIONS, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- Sergio Vieira de Mello, 55, special U.N. representative to Iraq, died Tuesday from injuries suffered in the bombing of the Baghdad U.N. headquarters.

U.N. council condemns Baghdad U.N. blast

UNITED NATIONS, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- Members of the U.N. Security Council Wednesday condemned "the terrorist criminal attack" against U.N. headquarters in Baghdad.

Iraq ambushes escalate

BAGHDAD, July 21 (UPI) -- A U.S soldier was killed along with an Iraqi interpreter when their Humvee was ambushed Monday in a Baghdad neighborhood.
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