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November 22 2004
 
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Paris Club gives Iraq a new lease, pardons 80% debt
Economic Times – New Delhi,India
PARIS/BERLIN: The Paris Club of creditor nations agreed on Sunday to cancel 80% of the debt Iraq owes its members, ending a trans-Atlantic dispute and probably

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US and Iraq War Opponents Back Elections
ABC News – USA
SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (Reuters) – The United States and its allies on Monday found common cause with opponents of the invasion of Iraq, encouraging Iraq to

www.boston.com/dailynews/327/nation/A_daily_look_at_U_S_military_d:.shtml
A daily look at US military deaths in Iraq
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
22, 2004, at least 1,228 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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Government probes fatal Iraq shooting
Reuters – London,England,UK
government has launched an investigation after British soldiers shot dead a man they suspected of being a suicide bomber at a checkpoint in Iraq, a spokesman

www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_23-11-2004_pg4_2
British troops to help US forces in all Iraq combat zones
Daily Times – Pakistan
LONDON: British troops will be sent to help US forces in combat zones anywhere inside Iraq and could remain in the country beyond 2005, Britain's army

www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_23-11-2004_pg4_1
Iraq to build trust between neighbours, US-led coalition
Daily Times – Pakistan
BAGHDAD: Iraq is hoping the international forum on its future opening Monday will build confidence between neighbours of the country and US-led multinational

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Bomb found on commercial flight in Iraq
Seattle Post Intelligencer – Seattle,WA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq — A homemade bomb was found Monday on a commercial flight inside Iraq, prompting additional screening measures to go into effect at Baghdad

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Swiss write off most of Iraq's debts
swissinfo – Switzerland
After the first Gulf War in 1990 and the imposition of a United Nations embargo, Switzerland ceased trade with Iraq. The partial

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Conference on Iraq to back the government's war on insurgents
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
SHARM EL-SHEIK, Egypt (AP) Leaders meeting on Iraq's future plan to give strong backing to the interim government's war against insurgents, but won't set a

www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/special_packages/iraq/10247074.htm
US Death Toll in Iraq for Nov. Tops 100
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
offensive later died at American hospitals in Germany and the United States, the Pentagon said Monday, raising the US military death toll in Iraq for November

www.boston.com/dailynews/327/world/Malnutrition_rising_among_Iraq:.shtml
Malnutrition rising among Iraq's young children after US-led
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
STOCKHOLM, Sweden (AP) Malnutrition among Iraq's youngest children has nearly doubled since the US-led invasion of Iraq despite UN efforts to deliver food to

www.ajc.com/metro/content/metro/1104/22ugamarine.html
UGA student killed in Iraq
Atlanta Journal Constitution (subscription) – Atlanta,GA,USA
ATHENS — A University of Georgia student who took a break from school to fight in Iraq was killed in Al Anbar Province Friday, the US Department of Defense

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Briton arrested over Iraq killing
BBC News – London,England,UK
It is thought thousands of foreign personnel are in Iraq working for private security firms – it is Britain's biggest business in the country.

washingtontimes.com/upi-breaking/20041122-112147-5742r.htm
Iraq triangle of death crackdown planned
Washington Times – Washington,DC,USA
Baghdad, Iraq, Nov. 22 (UPI) — Interior Minister Falah Naqib said Iraqi police captured 30 gunmen in the so-called “triangle of death

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Conference on Iraq urges government to meet with opposition on
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
SHARM EL-SHEIK, Egypt (AP) Twenty nations, including the United States, Iraq's neighbors and Arab countries opened a conference on Iraq on Monday, urging the

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Iraq hopes for big turnout on election day
Turkish Press – Turkey
BAGHDAD, Nov 22 (AFP) – Just hours after Iraq announced it would hold elections on January 30, organisers set their sights on ensuring a mass turnout

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Iraq conference opens in Egypt
Turkish Press – Turkey
SHARM EL-CHEIKH, Egypt, Nov 22 (AFP) – A two-day international conference on Iraq kicked off in this Red Sea resort Monday with foreign ministers from Iraq and

www.turkishpress.com/news.asp?ID=34291
Sunni participation in elections vital for Iraq's future: Turkish
Turkish Press – Turkey
ANKARA, Nov 22 (AFP) – A Sunni Arab boycott of general elections in Iraq would upset political balances and create even more trouble in the war-torn country

www.alertnet.org/thenews/fromthefield/110113942576.htm
ICRC News No. 04/138 – Iraq : Statement by Pierre Krähenbühl
Reuters AlertNet – London,England,UK
“We are deeply concerned by the devastating impact that the fighting in Iraq is having on the people of that country. As hostilities

news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-11/22/content_2248538.htm
70 antiques returned to Iraq's Nasiriyah museum
Xinhua – Beijing,China
22 (Xinhuanet) — Police in Iraq's southern city of Nasiriyah, some 350 km south of Baghdad, retrieved 70 stolen antiques and gave them back to the city's

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Iraq Sets Election Despite Fresh Violence
Guardian – UK
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) – Gunmen on Monday assassinated a member of an influential Sunni clerics' group that has called for a boycott of national elections, just a

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Iraq faces hard part of drive to cut debt
Reuters – London,England,UK
LONDON (Reuters) – Crafting a deal with the Paris Club of creditor nations is probably the easy part of Iraq's drive to resolve its massive debt problems.

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‘Stability' now goal agreed on for Iraq
International Herald Tribune – Paris,France
SHARM EL SHEIK, Egypt For the first time since the Bush administration began its enterprise to reshape Iraq, an international conference of foreign ministers

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Update on Iraq
NPR (audio) – Washington,D.C.,USA
Iraq's interim government has set January 30th as the date for elections to a national assembly. A spokesman for the Iraqi Electoral

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UK troops test new Iraq tactics
BBC News – London,England,UK
Swoops from the air on suspicious vehicles and “baiting” would-be suicide bombers to flush them out are now being used by British troops in Iraq.

www.theage.com.au/articles/2004/11/22/1100972325848.html
Violence clouds Iraq's stumble towards polls
The Age (subscription) – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
… Iraq's independent election commission may have designated January 30 as polling day, but it will be the country's interim leaders who will decide whether the

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Hungary to send troops to Iraq
Sify – Delhi,India
Budapest: Hungary plans to send troops to Iraq next summer under a NATO training mandate, Defence Minister Ferenc Juhasz said Monday, a week after parliament

<news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-11/22/content_2247782.htm>UK commander says troops may remain in Iraq beyond 2005
Xinhua – Beijing,China
22 (Xinhuanet) — British troops in Iraq would be dispatched to help US forces in combat zones anywhere outside the British Basra base and their deployment

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Australia agrees to cancel 80 pct of Iraq's debt
Xinhua – Beijing,China
CANBERRA, Nov. 22 (XinhuaNET) — Australia will cancel 1.1 billion-dollar (858 million US dollars) debt owed by Iraq. As a member

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Iraq gears up for elections
Sify – Delhi,India
Iraq: Iraq geared up Monday for its first post-Saddam Hussein elections on January 30 despite relentless nationwide violence, as world powers gathered in Egypt

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Iraq, US hail debt forgiveness
News24 – South Africa
Paris – Iraq and the United States on Monday hailed an agreement by a group of creditor nations to write off billions of dollars of debt inherited from the

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Disputes cloud international gathering on Iraq's future
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
SHARM EL-SHEIK, Egypt (AP) Countries taking part in a conference on Iraq differ on how to assist the nation but strongly support the interim government's

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Iraq sets election date
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
By Omar Jassim. BAGHDAD, Iraq Iraq's Independent Electoral Commission announced Sunday that Iraq will hold national elections Jan.

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Iraq's first post-Saddam vote set for January 30
Turkish Press – Turkey
BAGHDAD (AFP) – Iraq announced that its first post-Saddam Hussein elections will be held on January 30, as world powers prepared for a conference on the

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19 nations write off 80 percent of Iraq's debt
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
By JOHN LEICESTER The Associated Press. PARIS — Major economic powers agreed Sunday to write off more than $31 billion in debt for Iraq.

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More troops may be needed across Iraq
Canton Repository (subscription) – Canton,OH,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq — Senior US military commanders in Iraq say it is increasingly likely they will need a further increase in combat forces to put down remaining

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Iraq Vote a Priority for Shiite Leader
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
BAGHDAD — Shiite leader Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani has launched a massive get-out-the-vote campaign for Iraq's upcoming election, determined to ensure that

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Early Iraq Troop Pullout May Start War, Egypt Says; Talks Begin
Bloomberg – USA
22 (Bloomberg) — An early withdrawal of foreign troops from Iraq may lead to civil war, Egypt's foreign minister said, as his Iraqi counterpart begins two

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Iraq election date announced
ITV.com – UK
Iraq's Electoral Commission has announced that elections in the country will go ahead on January 30, not January 27 as previously suggested.

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More combat forces likely needed in Iraq
AZ Central.com – AZ,USA
BAGHDAD – Senior US military commanders in Iraq say it is increasingly likely they will need a further increase in combat forces to put down remaining areas of

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Army chief: No Iraq pullout
This is London – London,England,UK
British troops in Iraq may be lined up for further dangerous missions outside the Basra area, army chief Sir Michael Jackson said today. “The mission is Iraq.

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Iraq sets date for post-Saddam election
IAfrica South African News – Cape Town,South Africa
Iraq announced that its first post-Saddam Hussein elections will be held on January 30, as world powers prepared for a conference on the country's future

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Iraq sets election date
Ireland Online – Dublin,Ireland
Farid Ayar, spokesman for the Independent Electoral Commission of Iraq, said voting would push ahead, even in areas still wracked by violence — including

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Nations agree to write off 80 percent of Iraq's debt
News-Leader.com – Springfield,MO,USA
Paris — Major economic powers agreed on Sunday to write off billions of dollars of debt for Iraq in a deal that marked a significant step in US efforts to

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Time to stick a fork in Iraq? Grunts on ground know
Houston Chronicle – Houston,TX,USA
By THOMAS L. FRIEDMAN. Of all the images I saw on a short visit to Iraq last week, two stand out in my mind. We are not doing nation building in Iraq.

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Iraq vote to be held in ten weeks
Mail & Guardian Online (subscription) – Johannesburg,South Africa
The decision, taken by the independent electoral commission of Iraq, reflects a determination in Washington and London to press ahead with the political process

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Iraq sets election date despite violence
swissinfo – Switzerland
Sunni Arab. areas of Iraq have been the main battleground in the conflict between US-led troops and insurgents trying to drive them out.

washingtontimes.com/national/20041122-122636-4165r.htm
Son born on day Marine father killed in Iraq
Washington Times – Washington,DC,USA
Shane Kielion was killed in action in Iraq not knowing that his first child had been born just hours earlier. 3, 2002, and this was his second tour in Iraq.

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Marine gave his all for US in Iraq He died fighting for a cause he
San Francisco Chronicle – San Francisco,CA,USA
said Edward West. His son was just 16 at the time, but his resolve to join only grew after the Iraq invasion. “He understood that

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80% of Iraq's debt wiped out; 'historic' deal hailed
Minneapolis Star Tribune (subscription) – Minneapolis,MN,USA
PARIS — Major economic powers agreed Sunday to write off more than $31 billion in debt for Iraq in a deal that boosted US efforts to help put the Iraqi

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nov22,0,7942871.story?coll=la-home-headlines

Iraq Vote a Priority for Shiite Leader
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
BAGHDAD — Shiite leader Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani has launched a massive get-out-the-vote campaign for Iraq's upcoming elections, determined to ensure

www.turkishpress.com/news.asp?ID=34278
Washington expects 'message of unity' on Iraq from conference
Turkish Press – Turkey
WASHINGTON, Nov 21 (AFP) – Washington expects this week's international conference on Iraq to send a strong and unified message of support for the country

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Increase in Iraq force is likely
MSNBC – USA
21 – Senior US military commanders in Iraq say it is increasingly likely they will need a further increase in combat forces to put down remaining areas of

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Australia to excuse Iraq $1.1b debt
The Age (subscription) – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
Australia will excuse Iraq $A1.1 billion that it owes as the war-torn nation attempts to get back on its feet financially. Australia

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Troops may face new Iraq task
This is London – London,England,UK
British troops in Iraq could again be deployed outside the Basra area to help US forces if the rebel threat escalates, the Army's most senior officer has

www.dawn.com/2004/11/22/top11.htm
Clashes leave 22 dead in Iraq
Pakistan Dawn – Karachi,Pakistan
Violence in Iraq centred on the city of Ramadi in the Sunni triangle, where nine members of the Iraqi National Guard were killed and another 17 injured in

IRAQ sets date for new election as violence sweeps through Sunni…
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
By Maggie Michael, Associated Press, 11/21/2004 15:03. BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP)
Iraqi authorities set Jan. 30 as the date for the nation's…
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80% of Iraq's debt wiped out; 'historic' deal hailed
Minneapolis Star Tribune (subscription) – Minneapolis,MN,USA
PARIS — Major economic powers agreed Sunday to write off more than $31
billion in debt for Iraq in a deal that boosted US efforts to help put
the Iraqi…
www.startribune.com/stories/484/5098237.html

IRAQ Vote a Priority for Shiite Leader
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
BAGHDAD — Shiite leader Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani has launched a
massive get-out-the-vote campaign for Iraq's upcoming elections, determined
to ensure…
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tani22nov22,0,7942871.story?coll=la-home-headlines

WOMAN hostage is released in Iraq:
New Kerala – Ernakulam,Kerala,India
[World News]: A Polish woman held hostage in Iraq since late October has
been set free and flown back to Warsaw reports BBC. BBC…
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INCREASE in Iraq force is likely
MSNBC – USA
… 21 – Senior US military commanders in Iraq say it is increasingly likely
they will need a further increase in combat forces to put down remaining
areas of…
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Election date set to stop Iraq falling into anarchy
Telegraph.co.uk – London,England,UK
and United Nations officials to hold elections on Jan 30 reflected a judgment that delaying voting would further embolden insurgents and nudge Iraq closer to ..

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Approval for Iraq debt write-off:
New Kerala – Ernakulam,Kerala,India
[World News]: Creditor nations have agreed to a proposal from the US and Germany to slash Iraq's debts to them by 80% reports BBC.

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Woman hostage is released in Iraq:
New Kerala – Ernakulam,Kerala,India
[World News]: A Polish woman held hostage in Iraq since late October has been set free and flown back to Warsaw reports BBC. BBC

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Date set for Iraq election
Telegraph.co.uk – London,England,UK
By Toby Harnden in Baghdad. Iraq will hold its first democratic elections for more than 50 years on January 30, it announced yesterday.

washingtontimes.com/upi-breaking/20041121-083530-2291r.htm
More troops may be needed in Iraq
Washington Times – Washington,DC,USA
Baghdad, Iraq, Nov. 21 weeks. Last month, the Pentagon ordered about 6,500 soldiers in Iraq to extend their tours by up to two months.

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1122,0,2139828.story?coll=ny-nynews-headlines

NYC Marine killed in Iraq
Newsday – Long Island,NY,USA
Almost 32 years ago to the day that Christina Gavriel lost her brother in Iraq, her mother lost a brother in a shooting accident while he was enlisted in the

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Children Pay Cost of Iraq's Chaos
truthout – Los Angeles,CA,USA
Baghdad – Acute malnutrition among young children in Iraq has nearly doubled since the United States led an invasion of the country 20 months ago, according to

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Iraq Discusses Stability, Political Process With Neighbors, G8
Bloomberg – USA
Nov. 22 (Bloomberg) — Iraq's foreign minister begins two days of talks in Egypt with counterparts from neighboring countries, the Group of Eight nations and

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3612765&thesection=news&thesubsection=world

UK army chief says no deadline for Iraq pullout
New Zealand Herald – Auckland,New Zealand
LONDON – Britain's top military commander refused to put a deadline on the withdrawal of British soldiers from Iraq and said they may be redeployed to more

  
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