Rockets explode as Arab leaders meet in Baghdad

March 29th, 2012  
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Topic: Rockets explode as Arab leaders meet in Baghdad

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Three rockets exploded around Baghdad on Thursday despite a massive security operation as Shi'ite Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki hosted the country's first Arab League summit in two decades. After years of war, Iraq's Shi'ite-led government had hoped the summit would highlight its growing stability and renewed role in the region, where Sunni Gulf nations have long been wary of Baghdad's close ties to Shi'ite power Iran. One rocket exploded on the edge of the fortified Green Zone where the Arab leaders were meeting. "The blast happened close to the Iranian embassy. ...


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