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November 19 2004
 
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Last Australian aid agency in Iraq pulls out after recent murders
Daily Star – Beirut,Lebanon
SYDNEY: The last remaining Australian aid agency in Iraq announced Friday it was pulling out following the murders of its own head of operations and of CARE

www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-4626109,00.html
Insurgency a Problem for Iraq Rebuilding
Guardian – UK
WASHINGTON (AP) – Security risks to reconstruction workers in Sunni-dominated parts of Iraq have grown worse over the past six weeks, the US coordinator said

www.dailystar.com.lb/article.asp?edition_id=10&categ_id=2&article_id=10278
World leaders to gather on Iraq in Sharm el-Sheikh
Daily Star – Beirut,Lebanon
CAIRO: Egypt will host a conference of international foreign ministers next week aimed at securing a consensus on Iraq and paving the way for elections in

www.turkishpress.com/news.asp?ID=34130
Chirac tries to ease Franco-British tensions over Iraq
Turkish Press – Turkey
war to be made for any reason,” added Chirac, an outspoken critic of the decision by the United States, Britain and a handful of others to invade Iraq in March

www.keralanext.com/news/?id=66773
Iraq ; Iraqi troops prepare assault in Mosul:
Keralanext – Kerala,India
Iraq News, US-backed Iraqi commandos were poised Friday to storm insurgent strongholds in the northern city of Mosul, as US military commanders said they had

www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/special_packages/iraq/10224329.htm
List of Michigan casualties in Iraq
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
26, formerly of Flint, was one of six soldiers killed in the crash of an Army Black Hawk helicopter April 2, 2003, during a fire fight in Iraq, his wife said.

www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/politics/10224635.htm
Insurgency a Problem for Iraq Rebuilding
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
WASHINGTON – The insurgency in Iraq poses a bigger obstacle to rebuilding Sunni-dominated parts of the country today than it did six weeks ago, the coordinator

www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/110088220242.htm
CARE should have left Iraq, argues ex-aid worker
Reuters AlertNet – London,England,UK
LONDON (AlertNet) – Care International's decision not to pull out of Iraq may have cost the life of its local director, Margaret Hassan, argues ex-aid worker
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Iraq Unrest May Delay Elections, Officials Warn (Update1)
Bloomberg – USA
Nov. 19 (Bloomberg) — Elections in Iraq scheduled to take place by Jan. 31 may be postponed by continued widespread violence or

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Central Command Director on Iraq Strategy after Fallujah
NPR (audio) – Washington,D.C.,USA
Description: Iraq Strategy Army Brigadier Gen. Douglas Lute ago. That operation was an effort to prepare for elections in Iraq. And

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Six Nato Allies Refuse to Send Instructors to Iraq
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
instructors to help the United States train Iraqi officers, another impediment in the Bush administration's drive for support for its effort to pacify Iraq.

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US, Iraq Plan Major Falluja Rebuilding Program
Wired News – USA
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States and Iraq's interim government plan to begin a $100 million reconstruction effort within two weeks in Falluja, heavily

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Blair, Chirac now 'united' after Iraq war division
The Australian – Australia
LONDON: Britain and France have tried to put their differences over the Iraq war behind them with Jacques Chirac and Tony Blair declaring yesterday they were

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Major aid organisation quits Iraq
BBC News – London,England,UK
One of the few remaining aid agencies in Iraq is pulling out of the country. World Vision announced it was ending operations, following

www.iht.com/articles/2004/11/19/news/iraq.html
January vote in Iraq now seen as in doubt
International Herald Tribune – Paris,France
DUKAN, Iraq Leading Sunni politicians and representatives of Iraq's prime minister and president have called for Iraq's national election to be postponed until

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Australian NGO Pulls Out of Iraq
NPR (audio) – Washington,D.C.,USA
Description: An Australian aid group joins the list of non-government organizations that have pulled out of Iraq. Hear NPR's Steve Inskeep.

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Widow Slams 'Callous' Firm over Iraq Mine Victim's Death
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
The widow of a security consultant blown up by a landmine in Iraq today accused her husband's company of being “callous and cold” in handling his death.

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UK, France use centenary of alliance to play down Iraq row
Xinhua – Beijing,China
19 (Xinhuanet) — Amid standing disputes with Britainover the US-led Iraq war, if not so stormy as it was last year, French President Jacques Chirac would wrap
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Blair Thanks Hungarian Premier for Iraq Support
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
Prime Minister Tony Blair today paid tribute to his Hungarian counterpart's “support and understanding” over Iraq. The Hungarian

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Insurgents attack an Iraqi police station in central Iraq
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
WARSAW, Poland (AP) Insurgents attacked a police station in the central Iraqi village of al-Mashru, but no injuries and or serious damage was reported, the ..

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Blair, Chirac call for 'stable' Iraq
IAfrica South African News – Cape Town,South Africa
British Prime Minister Tony Blair and French President Jacques Chirac on Thursday called for “a stable and democratic Iraq” as well as urgent efforts to end

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Possible insurgent base captured in Iraq
London Free Press – London,Ontario,Canada
Al-Zarqawi last month renamed his group al-Qaida in Iraq, and his followers have been blamed for a number of deadly bombings and beheadings of foreign hostages

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Last Australian Aid Agency Pulls Out of Iraq
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
The last Australian aid agency operating in Iraq has suspended operations in the country, saying it is too dangerous to keep working there amid the violent

www.iht.com/articles/2004/11/18/news/vote.html
Elections in Iraq now seen in doubt
International Herald Tribune – Paris,France
DUKAN, Iraq Leading Sunni politicians and representatives of Iraq's prime minister and president called Thursday for Iraq's national election to be postponed

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46 Groups Will Boycott Iraq Vote
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
members, announced Thursday that they would boycott elections planned for January as the government's leading political parties met in northern Iraq to discuss

www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200411/s1247572.htm
Soldiers return from Iraq
ABC Online – Australia
A group of 35 Australian soldiers arrived in Darwin this afternoon after a four-month tour of duty in Iraq. The soldiers were based

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Last Australian aid agency in Iraq pulls out
Channel News Asia – Singapore
SYDNEY : The last remaining Australian aid agency in Iraq, World Vision, is pulling out of the country after the murders of its own head of operations and CARE

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Iraq combat kills Marine from Temple
Houston Chronicle – Houston,TX,USA
TEMPLE – A Marine from Temple has been killed in Iraq, the Defense Department said Thursday. Lance Cpl. Louis W. Qualls, 20, died

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Iraq factions urge delay of election
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
DUKAN, Iraq — Leading Sunni politicians and representatives of Iraq's prime minister and president called yesterday for Iraq's national election to be

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2004/November/business_November235.xml&section=business

Iraq creditors seek to resolve rift over debt accord
Khaleej Times – Dubai,United Arab Emirates
creditor nations, which includes all the Group of Seven states, met for talks yesterday aimed at narrowing a trans-Atlantic rift over how much of Iraq's $125

www.signonsandiego.com/news/world/iraq/memorial/20041118-2224-ca-iraqcasualty-larsen.html
Army policeman from Canyon Country killed in Iraq
San Diego Union Tribune – San Diego,CA,USA
Larsen was killed Saturday in a vehicle accident in Baghdad, Iraq, two weeks after he returned to the country for a second six-month tour of duty.

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World Vision Australia Halts Iraq Aid Operations Indefinitely
Bloomberg – USA
19 (Bloomberg) — World Vision Australia will close its operations in Iraq because it is too dangerous, the organization's director of emergency relief Geoff

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Iraq war: Chirac changes stand
NDTV.com – New Delhi,India
British Prime Minister Tony Blair pledged on Thursday to revitalise the Israeli-Palestinian peace process and insisted their differences over the Iraq war are

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Press Journal editorial: Shooting in Iraq
Vero Beach Press-Journal (subscription) – Vero Beach,FL,USA
This has the potential to be an Abu Ghraib rerun — with the same danger of handcuffing our troops. Fact is, most of Iraq is at peace.

www.dawn.com/2004/11/19/top15.htm
Iraq creditors wrestle with debt deal
Pakistan Dawn – Karachi,Pakistan
PARIS, Nov 18: The Paris Club of creditor nations failed to bridge a trans-Atlantic rift on Thursday over how much of Iraq's $125 billion in debt to forgive

www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200411/s1247320.htm
UK complained to US about alleged Iraq abuse
ABC Online – Australia
Britain has frequently expressed concern to Washington at the highest level about US troops allegedly mistreating victims in Iraq, most recently in October, a

www.dawn.com/2004/11/19/top14.htm
Violence claims 17 more lives in Iraq
Pakistan Dawn – Karachi,Pakistan
BAGHDAD, Nov 18: Seventeen Iraqis died on Thursday in the persistent wave of violence that has left dozens dead over the past few days as US-led forces pressed

WORLD Vision Australia Halts Iraq Aid Operations Indefinitely
Bloomberg – USA
19 (Bloomberg) — World Vision Australia will close its operations in Iraq
because it is too dangerous, the organization's director of emergency
relief Geoff…
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WAVE of Violence in Iraq as Marine Is Killed in Fallujah
Arab News – Saudi Arabia
BAGHDAD, 19 November 2004 — A wave of violence engulfed Iraq as a US Marine
and an Iraqi soldier were killed in Fallujah yesterday.…
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IRAQ war: Chirac changes stand
NDTV.com – New Delhi,India
… British Prime Minister Tony Blair pledged on Thursday to revitalise
the Israeli-Palestinian peace process and insisted their differences over
the Iraq war are…
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AMBIGUITY and clarity in Iraq
OregonLive.com – Portland,OR,USA
… incident need to be built on more than a videotape and they must take
into account the ambiguities of the kind of war our soldiers are actually
fighting in Iraq…
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A daily look at US military deaths in Iraq
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
18, 2004, at least 1,216 members of the US military have died since the
beginning of the Iraq war in March 2003, according to an Associated Press
count.…
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Wave of Violence in Iraq as Marine Is Killed in Fallujah
Arab News – Saudi Arabia
BAGHDAD, 19 November 2004 — A wave of violence engulfed Iraq as a US Marine and an Iraqi soldier were killed in Fallujah yesterday.

www.nytimes.com/2004/11/19/international/europe/19britain.html
Chirac Says France Will Cooperate on Iraq
New York Times – New York,NY,USA
Entente Cordiale, a pact that brought together the onetime bitter rivals – was coupled with unrepentant criticism of the American-British war in Iraq and, more

www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/world/10216776.htm
Governor's office in Mosul hit; deadly attacks occur around Iraq
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq – (KRT) – Insurgents attacked the governor's office in Mosul on Thursday, even as the Iraqi government declared that the rebel uprising in the

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A daily look at US military deaths in Iraq
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
18, 2004, at least 1,216 members of the US military have died since the beginning of the Iraq war in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count.

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Editorial: Whither Iraq?/Its future doesn't look good
Minneapolis Star Tribune (subscription) – Minneapolis,MN,USA
Washington Post reporter Jackie Spinner crafted an elegantly horrific lead sentence for her Tuesday story from Iraq: In Fallujah, she wrote, “Even the dogs

www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1354586,00.html
Pressure grows for Iraq election delay
Guardian – UK
The January deadline for Iraq's first post-Saddam elections looked increasingly in doubt yesterday after a senior aide to the interim prime minister predicted

www.iht.com/articles/2004/11/18/opinion/edfried.html
Thomas L. Friedman: Iraq at the tipping point
International Herald Tribune – Paris,France
CAMP FALLUJA, Iraq Every time I visit Iraq, I leave asking myself the same question: If you total up all the positives and negatives, where does the balance

  
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