26 November 2005 Events in Iraq and in the Region
23:31 Kabul. Four US soldiers recalled for burning bodies of Islamic fighters. General Jason Kamiya insists the corpse burnings were "hygenic."
22:18 Baghdad. UN Envoy to Iraq, Ashraf Kasi, is concerned that continuing bombings and the recent torture scandal will keep voters from the polls. Kazi says there will be no international observers for the 15 December elections due to security concerns.
22:54 Tehran. Supreme Guild Ali Khamenei sent a "fraternal" message to Saudi Arabia's King Abdallah ben Abdel Aziz.
21:18 Cairo. Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak informed Spain's King Juan Carlos that he will not attend the European-Mediterranean summit in Barcelona due to various Middle Eastern crises.
23:15 Washington. The White House announced it would support a recent initiative in the US Senate to start preparing for a pullout from Iraq. According to Senator Joseph Biden the plan calls for the withdrawal of 50,000 troops in 2006 and "a significant number" of the remaining 100,000 in 2007.
23:13 Paris. Algerian President Bouteflika hospitalized.
20:33 Rafah. 1,587 use border crossing today between Egypt and the Gaza Strip.
19:37 Egypt. Authorities arrest 620 members of the Muslim Brotherhood, blaming them for violence at polling stations.
19:18 Egypt. Polls close. Election results for 122 parliamentary seats to be announced on Monday.
19:05 Pristina. Major Michael Wunn denies charges by EU Commissioner Alvero Gil-Robles that there are "little Guantanamos" in Kosovo run by the United States.
18:45 Ramallah. Marwan Barghouti wins Al Fatah primary in Ramallah with 96% of the vote.
16:08 London. Judge confirms arrest of 25 year-old Rauf Abdullah Mohammed on terrorism charges.
15:33 Cairo. Egyptian police block access to polling booths in nine provinces.
15:09 Baghdad. US announces the death of a close collaborator of Abu Musab al Zarqawi on October 14 in Ramadi.
14:42 Baku (Azerbaijan). Police use force to break up a demonstration alleging election fraud.
13:11 Teharan. President Ahmadinejad says George W. Bush should be prosecuted for war crimes due to use of artillery shells made of depleted uranium in Iraq.
12:43 Kabul. Four police kidnapped near Sharkh in Logar Province during clash with rebel commando team.
12:35 Samarra. Death toll in suicide bombing climes to 12. Nine automobiles were destroyed in the blast.
12:24 Rome: Berlusconi claims 200 terrorists have been "captured" in Italy.
11:56 Samarra. Six dead and sixteen wounded in suicide bombing at a gasoline station.
11:10 Baghdad. Main witness against Saddam Hussein in Dujail massacre dies of natural causes.
10:57 Moscow. Russia announces new stealth anti-aircraft system, the S-400 "Triumph".
10:29 Baghdad. Hospitals running short of blood. Surgeries cancelled.
10:24 Tehran. Islamic militants, the "Basiji", form human chain across Iran.
09:40 London. Amnesty International accuses London of approving the practice of torture.
07:19 Baghdad. Carbomb targeting a US patrol kills 4 civilians.
01:22 Hebron. Two Hamas members arrested in a refugee camp south of Hebron.
01:39 Kabul. Swedish soldier killed and three wounded by bomb in Mazar-i-Sharif.