News: 16-Jun-09

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  1. UK to announce Iraq war probe
    The British government is expected to announce a probe into the reason’s behind London’s decision to join the 2003 US-led invasion of Iraq.
  2. Several injured in blast in SW Pakistan
    A blast took place in southwestern Pakistan’s Quetta city on Tuesday and several people were injured.
  3. Turkish police warn mosques against arson attacks after suspect escaped
    Turkish police Sunday warned all mosques in Istanbul against arson attacks after the suspect escaped from a mental hospital.
  4. Several people killed near pro-Moussavi rally
    At least seven people were killed in a mass rally staged by supporters of defeated presidential candidate Mir-Hossein Moussavi in Tehran, state radio has reported.
  5. Turkish soldier, Kurdish rebel killed
    A Turkish soldier and a Kurdish separatist rebel have been killed in a gun battle in Hakkari Province in southeast Turkey.
  6. Iran says ready for partial vote recount
    Iran’s Guardian Council says it is prepared to recount disputed ballot boxes as defeated presidential candidate Mir-Hossein Moussavi calls for the annulment of the vote.
  7. US drone attack kills three more in Pakistan
    At least three people have been killed in Pakistan after a US drone fired missiles in South Waziristan agency bordering Afghanistan.
  8. Afghan intelligence detains Al-Jazeera reporters
    Afghanistan’s intelligence agents have reportedly detained two producers working for Doha-based satellite TV channel, Al-Jazeera.
  9. Leading Reformist figure arrested in Iran
    Mohammad-Ali Abtahi, a prominent Reformist figure and advisor to defeated presidential candidate Mehdi Karroubi, has been arrested after a post-election protest turned violent.

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