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January 14 2005
 

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Graner found guilty on all Iraq abuse charges
Financial Times – UK
By Demitri Sevastopulo at Fort Hood, Texas. A US military court on Friday found Charles Graner, a military police guard, guilty on …

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Iraq militants claim murder of Shiite cleric’s aide
International Herald Tribune – France
… Just before his death, the cleric had led evening prayers in which he urged worshipers to follow the edict of Sistani, Iraq’s most revered Shiite leader, to …

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Iraq elections could ‘embolden’ insurgents
Daily Times – Pakistan
Powell also suggested in a television interview that the violence in Iraq could intensify after the January 30 ballot for a new national assembly, with the …

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Southgate picked for Iraq election poll
Detroit Free Press – Detroit,MI,USA
(AP) — Some Iraqi Americans in Michigan expressed disappointment Friday with the site selected for them to register and vote in Iraq’s elections but said they …

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Iraq prison abuse verdict awaited
BBC News – London,England,UK
Military jurors in the US have begun deliberating their verdict on the alleged ringleader of the abuse of prisoners at Iraq’s Abu Ghraib jail. …

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for-terrorists-CIA/2005/01/15/1105582746207.html

Iraq biggest base for terrorists: CIA
The Age (subscription) – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
Chaotic post-war Iraq has become the world’s biggest training ground for the next generation of “professionalised” terrorists, says a CIA report. …

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The Week in Politics: Powell’s Exit, Iraq’s Vote Nears
NPR (audio) – Washington,D.C.,USA
This week’s topics include Secretary of State Colin Powell’s upcoming departure from public office, preparations for elections in Iraq and next week’s …

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Aide to Key Cleric Killed in Iraq
NPR (audio) – Washington,D.C.,USA
… I’m Robert Siegel. A representative of Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani has been killed in Iraq. … HARRIS : She is leaving Iraq tomorrow for the safety of Jordan. …

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CIA: Iraq Now Top Terrorist Training Ground
FOX News – USA
Iraq is now the world’s top training ground for terrorists, and survivors of the fighting there will move on to mount attacks in other parts of the world …

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Iraq Militants Claim Killing of Top Aide
Guardian – UK
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) – Sunni Muslim militants claimed responsibility Friday for the assassination of a community leader promoting the election on behalf of …

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Defense rests in Iraq abuse case
ArmyTimes.com – Springfield,VA,USA
By Laura Parker. FORT HOOD, Texas — Testimony in the court-martial of Army Spc. Charles Graner, the former prison guard who allegedly …

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Presidents of Iraq, France meet in Paris
Washington Times – Washington,DC,USA
Paris, France, Jan. 14 (UPI) — French President Jacques Chirac used a meeting with Iraq’s President Ghazi Yawar to endorse the Jan. …

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Civilian killed in bombing in Iraq
RTE Interactive – Ireland
… The US military said Staff Sergeant Cardenas Alban was convicted on one count of murder and one count of conspiracy to murder at a court martial in Iraq.

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New group vows war on Iraq polls
Melbourne Herald Sun – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
BAGHDAD — An obscure group said yesterday it killed an aide to Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, Iraq’s top Shi’ite cleric and a main driving force behind the …

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Iraq: Staying the Course
GOPUSA – Pearland,TX,USA
WASHINGTON (Talon News) — Issues revolving around Iraq were prominent Thursday as President George W. Bush addressed Iraq’s weapons programs, White House …

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Oil may rise on OPEC output cuts and Iraq violence
Aljazeera.com – London,UK
… In Iraq, anti-occupation and anti-government rebels have stepped up violent attacks against the US and Iraqi forces in an attempt to hamper the country’s …

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Poll dragging Iraq towards civil war
The Australian – Australia
AMID the daily turbulence and chaos plaguing Iraq as the country’s date with electoral democracy looms, a set of disturbing trends is becoming clear. …

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3 US soldiers killed in separate attacks in Iraq
Xinhua – Beijing,China
BAGHDAD, Jan. 14 (Xinhuanet) — Three US soldiers were killed on Thursday in two separate attacks in north and west of Iraq, the US military said on Friday. …

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Cia: Iraq the Biggest Base for Terrorists
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
Chaotic post-war Iraq has become the world’s biggest training ground for the next generation of “professionalised” terrorists, according to a CIA report. …

www.rte.ie/news/2005/0114/humanrights.html
Human rights group critical over Iraq abuse
RTE Interactive – Ireland
The New York-based group, Human Rights Watch, has said the treatment of inmates at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq and detainees at Guantanamo Bay has significantly …

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More attacks as Iraq vote draws near
Mail & Guardian Online (subscription) – Johannesburg,South Africa
Deadly attacks against Iraq’s Shi’ite Muslims have multiplied ahead of elections that the majority community is expected to win, as United States Secretary of …

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Prisoners escape from Iraq’s Abu Ghraib
CNN International – USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) — Iraqi police searched Friday for 28 prisoners from Abu Ghraib who escaped while being transported to another facility in Baghdad, police …

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Three US troops killed in Iraq; Turkish businessman kidnapped at
CBC News – Canada
BAGHDAD (AP) – Two US Marines were killed in action in Iraq’s western Anbar province, and a soldier died near the restive northern city of Mosul, the US

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Empty hands in Iraq
Toronto Star – Toronto,Ontario,Canada
With those alarmist words, US President George Bush signalled his intention to invade Iraq in March 2003, at a terrible price. So far, 20,000 Iraqis have died.

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Soldier killed in Iraq remembered for patriotism, music
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
COATESVILLE, Pa. – The father of a suburban Philadelphia native killed in Iraq said his son was a true believer in the infantry work he was doing. Spc.

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Three US soldiers killed in Iraq
Al-Jazeera.Net – Qatar
Two US marines and a soldier have been killed in separate incidents in western and northern Iraq, the US military says. A statement

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Iraq group claims killing Sistani aide
swissinfo – Switzerland
Shi’ite cleric and a main driving force behind the January 30 elections, according to an Internet message. Cleric Madaen was killed

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Half of Iraq’s voters said likely to participate in Jan. 30
Khaleej Times – Dubai,United Arab Emirates
BAGHDAD, Iraq – About half of Iraq’s 15 million voters are likely to participate in this month’s election, a senior election official said in one of the

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Iraq prisoner abuse ‘encouraged’
BBC News – London,England,UK
An ex-US military policewoman has told a court martial she was asked by intelligence officers at Iraq’s Abu Ghraib jail to mock naked detainees.

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Iraq Poll Fears Deepen as 2 Sistani Aides Killed
Wired News – USA
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Two aides to Iraq’s top Shi’ite leader Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani have been killed in separate attacks apparently aimed at inflaming

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Oil May Rise on OPEC Output Cuts and Iraq Attacks, Survey Finds
Bloomberg – USA
Insurgents have intensified attacks on US and Iraqi security forces in an effort to disrupt Iraq’s election planned for Jan. 30.

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Iraq insurgents in bid to rock religious relations
Newsday – Long Island,NY,USA
BEIRUT — By assassinating two aides to Iraq’s most revered Shia cleric, insurgents are trying to inflame sectarian tensions at a time when Shia and Sunni

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Chirac in talks to rebuild ties with Iraq
Financial Times – UK
Chirac, France’s president, yesterday held talks in Paris with his Iraqi counterpart, Ghazi Yawar, in a fresh bid to engage with Iraq’s postwar leadership and

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Iraq new terror breeding ground
MSNBC – USA
Iraq has replaced Afghanistan as the training ground for the next generation of “professionalized” terrorists, according to a report released yesterday by the

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Half likely to vote in Iraq: official
The Age (subscription) – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
About half of Iraq’s 15 million voters are likely to participate in this month’s election, a senior election official said in one of the first such estimates

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Editorial: Iraq/No WMD, no reason for war
Minneapolis Star Tribune (subscription) – Minneapolis,MN,USA
After all this time, after all these deaths, after all this money, what can you say about this: The search for weapons of mass destruction in Iraq has ended.

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US review of Iraq security begins
BBC News – London,England,UK
By Nick Childs. A senior retired US army general tasked with reviewing the security situation in Iraq has begun his mission, the Pentagon has confirmed.

  
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