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Senate blocks Iraq war money (AP via Yahoo! News)
read story   Fri, 16 Nov 2007 17:30:42 GMT
The Senate on Friday blocked a Democratic proposal that would have paid for the Iraq war but required that troops start coming home.
British military in Iraq reports dramatic drop in violence (CNN.com)
read story   Fri, 16 Nov 2007 16:38:27 GMT
Violence in Iraq's Basra province has dropped by 90 percent since British troops moved their base outside the provincial capital, according to British military authorities.

Senate blocks Iraq funding bill (AFP via Yahoo! News)
read story   Fri, 16 Nov 2007 16:58:16 GMT
Republicans in the US Senate on Friday blocked a bid by majority Democrats to enforce the start of large-scale troop withdrawals from Iraq in exchange for 50 billion dollars in war funding.

Senate blocks Iraq funding bill (AFP via Yahoo! News)
read story   Fri, 16 Nov 2007 16:32:53 GMT
Republicans in the US Senate on Friday blocked a bid by Democrats to impose troop withdrawal timetables in exchange for 50 billion dollars in funding for the war in Iraq.

Turkey urges Kurd rebels to disarm amid Iraq tension (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
read story   Fri, 16 Nov 2007 16:11:02 GMT
Turkey will not send troops into northern Iraq against Kurdish separatists should the militants disarm, ruling AK Party members were quoted as saying on Friday, in an apparent change of tack aimed at ending the border crisis.

Senate blocks bill tying Iraq war funding to troop withdrawal (CNN.com)
read story   Fri, 16 Nov 2007 15:46:27 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate on Friday blocked a Democratic proposal to pay for the Iraq war but require that troops start coming home.

US should change tack with Iraq Shiites: think-tank (AFP via Yahoo! News)
read story   Fri, 16 Nov 2007 15:41:20 GMT
The US should use its privileged ties with Iraq's most powerful Shiite movement, the Supreme Iraqi Islamic Council (SIIC), to moderate the activities of its militia, the International Crisis Group said.

U.S. says may not need to order diplomats to Iraq (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
read story   Fri, 16 Nov 2007 16:16:39 GMT
The U.S. State Department said on Friday it may not need to force diplomats to serve in Iraq as enough staff have volunteered to go to the war zone.

Senate Republicans halt Iraq withdrawal plan (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
read story   Fri, 16 Nov 2007 15:30:32 GMT
Senate Republicans on Friday blocked a $50 billion Iraq war bill because it had a troop pullout plan, defeating Democrats' latest attempt to end the war while continuing the battle over funding it.

Senate Republicans stop Iraq withdrawal plan (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
read story   Fri, 16 Nov 2007 15:28:30 GMT
Senate Republicans on Friday blocked a $50 billion Iraq war bill because it had a troop pullout plan, defeating Democrats' latest attempt to end the war in a persistent stalemate over funding it.