As of Saturday, Aug. 4, 2007, at least 3,664 members of the U.S. military have died since the beginning of the Iraq war in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count. The figure includes seven military civilians. At least 3,002 died as a result of hostile action, according to the military's numbers.
Iraq's power grid is on the brink of collapse because of insurgent sabotage of infrastructure, rising demand, fuel shortages and provinces that are unplugging local power stations from the national grid, officials said Saturday.
Baghdad officials feted Iraq's Asian Cup win with music and dancing for a second day at the city's most fortified compound on Saturday before their heroes beat a quick exit from the war-torn nation.
A planned summit of Iraq's political leaders will be "the moment of truth" for chances of a powersharing deal between Iraq's bitterly divided sects, a Western diplomat said on Saturday.
Iran will hold a third round of talks with United States officials on Monday to discuss the security situation in Iraq, Tehran's ambassador in Baghdad told state IRNA news agency on Saturday.
Iran and the United States will meet in Baghdad on Monday to discuss ways to ease Iraq's security problems, Tehran's ambassador to Baghdad said. The meeting would be the third between the two countries in recent months over Iraq.
Iran, the United States and Iraq will discuss details on Monday of a security committee they agreed to set up last month to help restore security in Iraq, an Iranian official said on Saturday.
The Baghdad elite continued to celebrate Iraq's Asian Cup victory with music and dancing at the most fortified compound in town on Saturday before their heroes made a quick exit from the war-torn nation.
Iran, the United States and Iraq will on Monday discuss details of a committee they agreed to set up in July to help restore security in Iraq, a senior Iranian official was quoted as saying on Saturday.
Celebrations over Iraq's Asian Cup football victory continued for a second day with music and dancing on Saturday but most players were set to quit the country 24 hours after coming home.