Middle East

February 8, 2009

Shoe-throwing Iraqi journalist faces Feb. 19 trial

Iraqi authorities on Sunday set a Feb. 19 trial date for the Iraqi journalist who hurled his loafers at President George W. Bush and narrowly missed him. He remains charged with assaulting a foreign head-of-state, and conviction could lead to a 15-year prison sentence. The trial will be open to the public.

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