Monday, June 30, 2008

In the News: Jun-30

Former Iraqi detainees sue U.S. military contractors - 30 Jun 2008 at 2:49pm - ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Four Iraqi men are suing U.S. military contractors who they say tortured them while they were detained in Abu Ghraib prison, according to lawsuits being filed at U.S. federal courts on Monday.

Prosecutors charge accused USS Cole mastermind - 30 Jun 2008 at 3:10pm - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. military prosecutors have charged the alleged mastermind behind the bombing of the USS Cole warship that killed 17 U.S. sailors in 2000, the Pentagon said on Monday.

Canadian loses U.S. appeal in Syrian torture claim - 30 Jun 2008 at 1:44pm - NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Canadian who accused U.S. authorities of violating his rights and illegally deporting him to Syria where he was tortured lost an appeal on Monday.

Judges site nonsense poem in Guantanamo case - 30 Jun 2008 at 12:13pm - WASHINGTON -- A federal appeals court is comparing a military decision at Guantanamo Bay to a nonsensical 19th-century poem by Lewis Carroll.

Iraq throws open door to foreign oil firms - 30 Jun 2008 at 9:56am - BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq threw open the world's third largest oil reserves to foreign firms on Monday, putting British and U.S. companies in poll position five years after U.S.-led troops invaded the country to oust Saddam Hussein.

Iraq fails to sign contracts with foreign oil majors - 30 Jun 2008 at 9:24am - BAGHDAD (AFP) - Iraq said on Monday it has failed to sign technical support agreements with global oil majors which were aimed at helping boost the war-torn country's oil production.


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