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-Bombs struck a double-decker bus and a taxi in eastern Baghdad on Monday, killing four people, authorities said.

-A suicide car bomber drove into a Shiite government minister's convoy in Baghdad on Thursday, killing 11 people and wounding 22, Iraqi government and hospital officials said.


-The Iraqi Cabinet said Tuesday that it would demand changes to the proposed security agreement with the United States, and key Iraqi leaders said it was important to have a backup plan in case there was too much opposition for the pact to win approval.

-Saudi Arabia said Tuesday it would delay sending an ambassador to Baghdad, saying there was no point sending an envoy who would be forced to remain inside a "fortress" to stay safe.

-The Bush administration on Wednesday warned of "real consequences" for Iraq if it rejects the proposed security agreement.

-The U.S. military relinquished control of the southern province of Babil, which includes Sunni areas once known as the "triangle of death," and handed security responsibility to the Iraqi government on Thursday.

-Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki won't sign the security pact with the United States, a leading lawmaker said on Friday.


As of Saturday, 4,187 U.S. troops have died in the Iraq war. Identifications as reported by the U.S. military and not previously published:

-Marine Lance Cpl. Stacy A. Dryden, 22, North Canton, Ohio; nonhostile incident Oct. 19; Anbar province.

-Army Pfc. Heath K. Pickard, 21, Palestine, Texas; indirect fire Oct. 16; Balad.

-Army Spc. Justin A. Saint, 22, Albertville, Ala.; noncombat incident Oct. 15; Baghdad.