Nur al-Cubicle

A blog on the current crises in the Middle East and news accounts unpublished by the US press. Daily timeline of events in Iraq as collected from stories and dispatches in the French and Italian media: Le Monde (Paris), Il Corriere della Sera (Milan), La Repubblica (Rome), L'Orient-Le Jour (Beirut) and occasionally from El Mundo (Madrid).

Saturday, May 05, 2007

5 May 2007: Events in Iraq and in the Middle East

23:25 Washington. New US peace plan for Israel-Palestine discarded three days following introduction.

14:02 Baghdad. An audio tape recorded by Abu Ayyub Al Masri labels Iraqi Vice President Tariq al-Hashemi a criminal.

12:24 Hilla. Carbomb south of Baghdad kills 4 and wounds 20.

12:00 Baquba. 12 men found blindfolded and slain.

11:44 Abu Ghraib. Suicide car bomber rams police barracks in the al-Karkh quarter of west Baghdad. 15 killed, 22 wounded.


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