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January 28 2005
 

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Violence continues as Iraq prepares to vote
Daily Star – Beirut,Lebanon
Insurgents bent on wrecking Sunday’s election in Iraq killed 10 Iraqis and five US troops on Friday but the government said it had caught three Al-Qaeda …

www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/consumer_news/10761310.htm
How to Assess Iraq Election Day Results
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
… be no exit polls nor complete election results released Sunday night, it could be difficult to assess and understand the results of Iraq’s historic elections. …

www.turkishpress.com/world/news.asp?id=050128194600.y2io8z8l.xml
Iraq says hot on Zarqawi’s heels as poll security clampdown begins
Turkish Press – Turkey
Two days before the polls which US President George W. Bush said were “changing the world” got under way inside Iraq, expatriates seized the chance to take …

www.boston.com/dailynews/028/wash/What_would_make_Iraq_election_:.shtml
What would make Iraq election a success? Big turnout
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
… 10-19, more than 80 percent of Iraq’s Shiite population said it was ‘’very likely’’ they would vote, but just 30 percent or so of the Sunnis said the same …

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Marine from western Mass. killed in Iraq
Boston Herald – Boston,MA,USA
… It was the US military’s deadliest crash of the Iraq war. The CH-53E Super Stallion went down in western Iraq as troops while transporting …

www.turkishpress.com/news.asp?ID=36595
British military expects Iraq troop levels to fall in 2005
Turkish Press – Turkey
BAGHDAD, Jan 28 (AFP) – Britain should be able to start reducing troop numbers in Iraq this year, a senior British military officer said Friday. …

www.nytimes.com/2005/01/28/international/middleeast/28cnd-iraq.html
Pre-Election Violence Continues in Iraq as Bomber Targets Police
New York Times – USA
By EDWARD WONG. BAGHDAD, Iraq, Jan. 28 – Pre-election violence continued here today as a suicide car bomber struck a police checkpoint …

www.turkishpress.com/world/news.asp?id=050128174427.9v07r4ao.xml
Iraq closer to capturing Zarqawi with arrests of top aides: deputy …
Turkish Press – Turkey
… Musab al-Zarqawi have put Iraqi security forces closer to capturing the Jordanian militant and eradicating his Al-Qaeda-affiliated group, Iraq’s deputy prime …

www.reuters.co.uk/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=663014
Insurgents kill 12 before Iraq poll
Reuters.uk – UK
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Insurgents bent on wrecking Sunday’s election in Iraq have killed 10 Iraqis and five US troops but the government says it has caught three …

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Helicopter Crash, Attacks Mark Deadly Day in Iraq
NPR (audio) – Washington,D.C.,USA
Description: An investigation continues into the cause of a helicopter crash that killed 31 US personnel in Iraq. Six other servicemen died in combat. …

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le/archive/2005/01/28/MNGKFB1RJ91.DTL

Elections begin yearlong political march in Iraq
San Francisco Chronicle – San Francisco,CA,USA
To many Americans and Iraqis, Sunday’s elections in Iraq are being seen as a major step in the country’s march toward full-fledged democracy. …

www.spiegel.de/international/0,1518,339023,00.html
GERMAN PAPERS Casting Ballots for Iraq’s Future
Spiegel Online – national,Germany
Will Shiite-Sunni rivalries lead to civil war? Will Turkey invade northern Iraq if the Kurds win in Kirkuk or is Ankara just rattling its sabers? …

www.abc.net.au/pm/content/2005/s1291433.htm
Curfew in effect prior to Iraq election
ABC Online – Australia
… workers. The worst incident in the last 24 hours was an attack in Samarra, where a car bomb was driven up to an Iraq patrol. It …

www.keralanext.com/news/indexread.asp?id=100454
World, Iraq costs $1 bn a week to America
Keralanext – Kerala,India
[World News]: President George W Bush on Tuesday asked for more than $80 billion in new funding for military operations this year in Iraq and Afghanistan …

www.reuters.co.uk/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=662786
Security clampdown before Iraq poll
Reuters.uk – UK
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Iraq has clamped tough security measures across the country, sealing land borders and curbing travel to foil insurgents bent on wrecking …

www.theage.com.au/news/Iraq/Warning-to-steer-clear
-of-a-civil-war-in-Iraq/2005/01/28/1106850111035.html

Warning to steer clear of a civil war in Iraq
Age (subscription) – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
Labor leader Kim Beazley was quick to warn the United States that if it became embroiled in a civil war in Iraq, the US would not have the resources to fight …

www.canada.com/businesscentre/story.html?id=73238a7c-9fc6-49db-b2f0-1866f988a3ea
Crude prices fall as market focuses on OPEC, Iraq
Canada.com – Canada
However, analysts said the market remained jittery amid concerns over the first democratic elections in Iraq since the US-led war, also scheduled for Sunday. …

www.eldiariony.com/noticias/detail.aspx?section=25&desc=Editorial&id=1076769
Death and elections in Iraq
El Diario New York – NY,USA
… that Condoleezza Rice was confirmed by the Senate and sworn in as Secretary of State, 37 US soldiers lost their lives in the deadliest day of the war in Iraq. …

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Attacks reach fever pitch as Iraq vote approaches
Globe and Mail – Toronto,ON,Canada
BAGHDAD — Insurgents unleashed a string of fierce attacks across central and northern Iraq that left nearly a dozen Iraqis and a US Marine dead yesterday …

www.azcentral.com/news/articles/0128iraq28.html
Iraq vote to gauge support for Bush
Arizona Republic – Phoenix,AZ,USA
WASHINGTON – President Bush will be on the ballot, at least in the realm of public opinion, when Iraq holds its first democratic election in nearly half a …

www.nypost.com/business/38945.htm
OPEC, IRAQ COULD ROIL OIL
New York Post – New York,NY,USA
… Two potentially tumultuous events on Sunday — the Iraq elections and an acrimonious session of the world’s oil cartel — could rattle the market and push up …

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No plan for US troops to leave Iraq
The South African Star (subscription) – Johannesburg,South Africa
Baghdad, Mosul – Iraq’s interim prime minister believes it is “futile” to set a timetable now for withdrawing US troops from his country. …

www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na
-dems28jan28,1,1960663.story?coll=la-headlines-nation

Kennedy Calls for a Phased Withdrawal From Iraq
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
… Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.) called Thursday for a phased US military withdrawal from Iraq, becoming the most prominent member of Congress to advocate a troop …

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27295jan28,0,6131592.story?coll=ny-viewpoints-headlines

For Iraq to succeed, it needs good winners
Newsday – Long Island,NY,USA
… Shia clerics across Iraq are urging their flock to vote for this list, while Sunni clerics are urging their followers to boycott the entire ballot. …

www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=7462455
Emergency Measures Begin in Iraq to Protect Polls
Reuters – USA
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Iraq clamped tough security measures across the country on Friday, sealing land borders and curbing travel to foil insurgents bent on …

www.dawn.com/2005/01/28/top13.htm
30 killed in Iraq violence
Pakistan Dawn – Karachi,Pakistan
BAGHDAD, Jan 27: At least 30 people were killed in Iraq on Thursday as guerillas intensified attacks on Iraqi and US targets, and election workers backed by …

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87&sid=a.yHb3WlkQbM&refer=top_world_news

Allawi May Gain at Expense of Shiite Rivals in Iraq’s Election
Bloomberg – USA
… ``People have agreed it’s in their interests to elect Allawi prime minister,’’ said Rime Allaf, an Iraq analyst at Chatham House, a London foreign-policy …

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Iraq Abuse Photos Soldier Continues Evidence
Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
… described as “a complete nutter” with a liking for violence, was also accused of assaults against prisoners at three separate British army bases, in Iraq.…See all stories on this topic

www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/world/10752470.htm
Insurgents wage attacks aimed at derailing Iraq’s elections
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq – (KRT) – Amid increased raids and tightened security by US and Iraqi forces, insurgents carried out a series of attacks Thursday aimed at sowing …

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Expatriates vote in Iraq election
BBC News – London,England,UK
Iraqis living abroad have begun to vote in their country’s general election – two days before the poll opens in Iraq itself on Sunday. …

www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/iraq/la-na-
dems28jan28,0,5283377.story?coll=la-home-headlines

Kennedy Calls for Phased Withdrawal From Iraq
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
… Edward M. Kennedy, D-Mass., called Thursday for a phased US military withdrawal from Iraq, becoming the most prominent member of Congress to advocate a troop …

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Iraq’s Chalabi suggests autonomy for oil-rich south
New Zealand Herald – Auckland,New Zealand
… Kurds in the north have enjoyed de facto autonomy since 1991, a status expected to be enshrined in a new constitution after the polls, Iraq’s first since the …

www.cbsnews.com/stories/2005/01/27/iraq/main669679.shtml
Deadliest Day: 37 GIs Die In Iraq
CBS News – USA
(CBS/AP) A US military transport helicopter crashed in severe weather in Iraq’s western desert Wednesday, killing 31 people, most of them Marines, while …

www.newkerala.com/news-daily/news/features.php?action=fullnews&id=65336
Bush admn wants $80 billion more for Afghan, Iraq operations:
New Kerala – Ernakulam,Kerala,India
… Jan 26 : The Bush Administration today asked the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) for 80 billion dollars more to pay for military operations in Iraq and and …

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US troops deploy across Iraq
MSNBC – USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq – US troops packed extra uniforms and ammunition before moving out of their main base Thursday to take up positions around Baghdad, part of a …

www.turkishpress.com/world/news.asp?id=050127200035.kb9bdwpv.xml
Iraq insurgents step up onslaught as election campaign ends
Turkish Press – Turkey
BAGHDAD (AFP) – At least 30 people were killed in Iraq as insurgents intensified attacks on Iraqi and US targets, and election workers backed by troops started …

www.nytimes.com/2005/01/27/international/middleeast/27cnd-iraq.html
Iraq Insurgents Unleash More Attacks as Election Day Nears
New York Times – USA
By EDWARD WONG. BAGHDAD, Iraq, Jan. 27 – Insurgents unleashed a string of attacks across central and northern Iraq today that left …

www.cbsnews.com/stories/2005/01/27/iraq/main669679.shtml
Deadliest Day: 37 GIs Die In Iraq
CBS News – USA
(CBS/AP) A US military transport helicopter crashed in severe weather in Iraq’s western desert Wednesday, killing 31 people, most of them Marines, while …

www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/politics/10752050.htm
Bush’s credibility on Iraq rests on Sunday’s elections, analysts …
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
… The administration and its supporters have said a too-early pullout could turn Iraq into what Afghanistan used to be, a haven for the kinds of terrorists who …

www.csmonitor.com/2005/0128/p10s02-woiq.html
How Iraq’s election will work
Christian Science Monitor – USA
The United Nations did most of the work on Iraq’s electoral procedures, and the election is being supervised by the Independent Electoral Commission, an Iraqi …

www.arabnews.com/?page=4&section=0&article=58150&d=28&m=1&y=2005
Insurgents Step Up Iraq Attacks
Arab News – Saudi Arabia
BAGHDAD7, 28 January 2005 — Insurgents unleashed a wave of attacks across Iraq yesterday, killing at least 30 people in their bid to scare voters away from …

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01/28/nabus28.xml&sSheet=/news/2005/01/28/ixnewstop.html

Soldier who took Iraq pictures ‘took part in abuse’
Telegraph.co.uk – London,England,UK
… These and other alleged assaults on prisoners at two other British Army camps in Iraq were ignored so that Bartlam, the “prime mover” in the Camp Breadbasket …

www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,11069-1459670,00.html
Architect of Bush policy on Iraq to quit Pentagon
Times Online – UK
ONE of the driving forces behind the Iraq conflict and an architect of America’s conduct of the War on Terror has become the most senior Pentagon official to …

news.xinhuanet.com/english/2005-01/28/content_2517936.htm
China to investigate citizens kidnapped in Iraq
Xinhua – Beijing,China
BEIJING, Jan. 28 — The Chinese government will be investigating how its eight kidnapped nationals entered Iraq. The Chinese government …

  
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