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November 20 2004
 
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Iraq May Be Relieved of 80 Percent of Debt
Miami Herald (subscription) - Miami,FL,USA
PARIS - The Paris Club of creditor nations on Saturday was debating a plan to write off as much as 80 percent of the debts Iraq owes them, a key step in the ...

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Polish woman hostage freed in Iraq
Japan Today - Tokyo,Japan
WARSAW -- A Polish woman hostage abducted in Iraq more than three weeks ago was back home Saturday after being released by her captors who she said had ...

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_asiapacific/view/118198/1/.html
Japan vows to help with Iraq reconstruction; no word on troop ...
Channel News Asia - Singapore
SANTIAGO : Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi renewed support for the reconstruction of Iraq but made no commitment on future troop deployments in a ...

www.nytimes.com/2004/11/21/international/middleeast/21iraq.html
Rebels Keep Up Attacks in Central and North Iraq
New York Times – New York,NY,USA
By EDWARD WONG. BAGHDAD, Iraq, Nov. 20 – Violence surged through central and northern Iraq on Saturday as a tenacious insurgency

www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=6874713
G7, Paris Club Agree on Iraq Debt Relief
Reuters – NY,USA
BERLIN (Reuters) – The United States, Germany and other G7 nations agreed Saturday to write off up to 80 percent or $33 billion of Iraq's Paris Club debt

www.turkishpress.com/news.asp?ID=34225
Polish woman hostage back home after being freed in Iraq
Turkish Press – Turkey
WARSAW, Nov 20 (AFP) – A Polish woman hostage abducted in Iraq more than three weeks ago was Saturday back home after being released by her captors who she

english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/B44C2164-6E22-448E-87BD-1BE6017D4DF0.htm
Fighters attack US forces across Iraq
Al-Jazeera – Qatar
Fighters opposed to the US-led government in Iraq have attacked Iraqi and US forces in Baghdad in daylight, as violence continued to flare across the conflict

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Creditors can dump 80% of Iraq debt, minister says
Houston Chronicle – Houston,TX,USA
BERLIN — Germany's finance minister said today that he and the US Treasury Secretary have reached an agreement under which Iraq's creditors would write off up

www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/118173/1/.html
Polish woman hostage back home after being freed in Iraq
Channel News Asia – Singapore
WARSAW : A Polish woman hostage abducted in Iraq more than three weeks ago was back home after being released by her captors who she said had treated her well.

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Red Cross slams Iraq fighting
CNN International – Atlanta,GA,USA
GENEVA, Switzerland (AP) — The International Red Cross is “deeply concerned” with the killing of civilians and non-combatants in Iraq and the apparent

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Fresh violence hits Iraq capital
BBC News – London,England,UK
the same district. Two worshippers were killed in the attack on one of the most important Sunni mosques in Iraq. The troops were

www.cbc.ca/cp/business/041120/b112002.html
Creditors to forgive up to 80 per cent of Iraq's debt, German
CBC News – Canada
BERLIN (AP) -Germany's finance minister said Saturday that he and his US counterpart have reached an agreement under which Iraq's creditors would write off up

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Four Beheaded Bodies Found in Iraq
Sofia News Agency – Bulgaria
US troops have found four decapitated bodies during this week military operations in the Iraqi city of Mosul, a military spokesman announced Saturday.

www.boston.com/dailynews/325/world/Red_Cross_deeply_concerned_by_:.shtml
Red Cross deeply concerned by humanitarian law violations in Iraq
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
GENEVA (AP) The International Red Cross is ''deeply concerned'' with the killing of civilians and non-combatants in Iraq and the apparent failures by all sides

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Polish Hostage Freed in Iraq Already in Warsaw
Reuters – NY,USA
WARSAW (Reuters) – A Polish woman held hostage in Iraq by a militant group since October has been freed and said on Saturday her captors had treated her well.

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6 NATO Members Refuse Education Aid for US in Iraq
Zaman Online – Istanbul,Turkey
spokesman said that the six allies, France, Germany, Belgium, Spain, Luxembourg and Greece, refused to play an active role or send officers to Iraq to train

www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200411/s1247995.htm
Creditors to write off most of Iraq's debt
ABC Online – Australia
The United States, Germany and other G7 nations agreed on Saturday to write off up to 80 per cent of Iraq's $US120 billion foreign debt, officials said.

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Red Cross condemns 'inhumanity' in Iraq
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
Story in full THE Red Cross today condemned the “utter contempt for humanity” shown by both sides in the war in Iraq. In a departure

news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-11/20/content_2240895.htm
Int'l conference on Iraq ready to open in Egypt
Xinhua – Beijing,China
20 (Xinhuanet) — World leaders and officials will gather at the Egyptian Red Sea Resort of Sharm el-Sheikh for the international conference on Iraq slated for

www.10tv.com/Global/story.asp?S=2593438
Iraq Fallujah Restitution
WBNS – Colombus,OH,USA
CAMP FALLUJAH, Iraq (AP) _ When the residents of Fallujah come home again, they may find loved ones dead or their home damaged beyond repair.

www.thisislondon.co.uk/news/articles/PA_NEWIRAQElectionsat0445iraqtr?source=&ct=5
5,000 more troops for Iraq duty
This is London – London,England,UK
Commanders in Iraq will probably increase their troops by several thousand as the January election approaches, a senior US military commander revealed.

www.freep.com/news/nw/iraq-bar120e_20041120.htm
It's harder to rebuild in part of Iraq, leader says
Detroit Free Press – Detroit,MI,USA
WASHINGTON — Security risks to reconstruction workers in Sunni-dominated areas of Iraq have grown worse over the past six weeks, the US coordinator said Friday

edition.cnn.com/2004/WORLD/meast/11/20/iraq.debt/>Creditors 'agree Iraq debt deal'
CNN International – Atlanta,GA,USA
BERLIN, Germany (CNN) — The United States and Germany have worked out a deal to write off 80 percent of Iraq's foreign debt. The

www.baltimoresun.com/news/nationworld/iraq/bal-te.iran
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US case against Iran echoes approach to Iraq
Baltimore Sun (subscription) – Baltimore,MD,USA
Bush administration is building a case against Iran with disclosures of a covert nuclear weapons program that carry echoes of the run-up to the war with Iraq.

www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-rebuild
20nov20,1,6919527.story?coll=la-headlines-world

Chaos in Iraq Imperils Voting
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
WASHINGTON — Despite the recent US offensive to wrest Fallouja from militants, security in many Sunni Muslim-dominated areas of Iraq has worsened, thwarting

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Clashes erupt in Iraq
NDTV.com – New Delhi,India
Heavy fighting broke out today between gunmen and Iraqi National Guards and American troops in a western Baghdad neighbourhood.

www.rte.ie/news/2004/1120/iraq.html
Red Cross critical of all sides in Iraq war
RTE Interactive – Ireland
Committee of the Red Cross has issued a strong statement criticising what it calls the utter contempt for humanity shown by all sides in the fighting in Iraq.

www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-vision
20nov20,1,1926144.story?coll=la-headlines-world

Citing Risks, Aid Group Leaves Iraq
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
FEDERAL WAY, Wash. — A Christian relief agency with operations in some of the world's riskiest areas said Friday that it had pulled out of Iraq.

www.smh.com.au/news/National/Mulhearn-embarking
-on-mission-to-Iraqs/2004/11/20/1100838272459.html

Mulhearn embarking on mission to Iraq
Sydney Morning Herald (subscription) – Sydney,New South Wales,Australia
Former “human shield” Donna Mulhearn is due to leave Sydney on Saturday night on a personal mercy mission to Iraq. Ms Mulhearn, originally

news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-11/20/content_2239947.htm
15 rebels killed in Iraq's Mosul while US plans to beef up forces
Xinhua – Beijing,China
15 rebels have been killed by Iraqi and US forces over a 24-hour period in Mosul, while the United States plans Friday to further strengthen troops in Iraq.

www.aljazeera.com/cgi-bin/news_service/middle_east_full_story.asp?service_id=5781
Thousands of US troops to be deployed in Iraq
Al-Jazeera – Qatar
The US military might send several thousand troops to Iraq ahead of the country's elections, scheduled for January, the No. 2

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US to bolster troop strength in Iraq
Al-Jazeera – Qatar
The United States plans to extend tours of duty of more troops in Iraq to increase force levels through January elections, a top US general has said.

www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/iraq/la-fg-rebuild
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Security Still Deteriorating in Iraq
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
Launching more reconstruction projects is considered vital to winning Iraqi support for the election and the US presence in Iraq.

www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A63973-2004Nov19.html
US Likely to Boost Forces in Iraq
Washington Post – Washington,DC,USA
By ROBERT BURNS. WASHINGTON – Commanders in Iraq probably will expand their troops by several thousand as the January elections approach, the No.

www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=
worldNews&storyID=624387&section=news

Armitage suggests Chirac wants Iraq failure
Reuters – London,England,UK
2 American diplomat has suggested French President Jacques Chirac wants the United States to fail in Iraq, in a sign the two countries are far from healing

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US may boost troop levels in Iraq
BBC News – London,England,UK
The US army says it may send more troops to Iraq before the January elections, depending on the outcome of its offensive in Falluja.

www.gulf-daily-news.com/Story.asp?Article=97012&Sn=WORL&IssueID=27245
Protests as troops storm Iraq mosque
Gulf Daily News – Manama,Bahrain
BAGHDAD: An influential group of clerics last night protested against a raid on a Baghdad mosque by Iraqi and US troops, which killed four civilians.

www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=6873168
Some NATO Members Balk at Joining Iraq Mission, US Says
Reuters – NY,USA
members will not allow their own officers assigned to NATO's two command centers to participate in its first collective postwar mission in Iraq, a senior US

www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/html/20041119T210000-0500_69872_OBS_US_
LIKELY_TO_EXPAND_FORCES_IN_IRAQ_BEFORE_JANUARY_POLL.asp

US likely to expand forces in Iraq before January poll
Jamaica Observer – Jamaica
WASHINGTON (AP) – Commanders in Iraq probably will expand their troops by several thousand as the January elections approach, the No 2 commander of US forces

www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200411/s1247882.htm
ICRC criticises civilian deaths in Iraq
ABC Online – Australia
International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has strongly criticised what it calls the utter contempt for humanity shown by all sides in the fighting in Iraq …

www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1355027,00.html
US military 'still failing to protect journalists in Iraq'
Guardian – UK
Independent journalists operating in Iraq face arrest and even torture at the hands of the US military and the authorities are failing to act on promises to do

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.dailystar.com.lb/article.asp?edition_id=10&categ_id=2&article_id=10277

CHIRAC tries to ease Franco-British tensions over Iraq
Sify – Delhi,India
… so, in particular the UN which alone has the authority to intervene,”
said Chirac, an outspoken critic of the US and British decision to invade
Iraq in March…
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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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PROTESTS as troops storm Iraq mosque
Gulf Daily News – Manama,Bahrain
BAGHDAD: An influential group of clerics last night protested against a
raid on a Baghdad mosque by Iraqi and US troops, which killed four civilians.

www.gulf-daily-news.com/Story.asp?Article=97012&Sn=WORL&IssueID=27245

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…
www.canoe.ca/NewsStand/LondonFreePress/News/2004/11/19/720919.html

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Chirac tries to ease Franco-British tensions over Iraq
Sify – Delhi,India
so, in particular the UN which alone has the authority to intervene,” said Chirac, an outspoken critic of the US and British decision to invade Iraq in March

www.boston.com/dailynews/324/wash/U_S_commanders_likely_to_expan:.shtml
US commanders likely to expand force in Iraq before January
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
WASHINGTON (AP) Commanders in Iraq probably will expand their troops by several thousand as the January elections approach, the No.

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US Says Al Qaeda, Iraq Rebel Trying to Communicate
Wired News – USA
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden and the network's ally in Iraq, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, are trying to communicate with each other even as

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US troops face possibility of staying in Iraq for ever
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
in a small press pool accompanying the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, Gen Richard Myers, who flew in to inspect the toughest problems in Iraq first-hand

  
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