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December 26 2004
 

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Iraq rejects US talk of adjusting vote result
Daily Star – Beirut,Lebanon
Iraq’s election body rejected a suggestion in Washington that it adjust the results of next month’s vote to benefit the Sunni minority if low turnout in Sunni …

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Pope Apprehensive Over Iraq
Al-Jazeerah.info – Dalton,GA,USA
VATICAN CITY, 26 December 2004 — Pope John Paul II expressed “great apprehension” over the situation in Iraq and called for a firm will to seek peaceful …

www.dailystar.com.lb/article.asp?edition_id=10&categ_id=2&article_id=11314
Escalating pre-election violence in Iraq claims another 19 lives
Daily Star – Beirut,Lebanon
At least 19 people, including five members of the same family, were killed in a rash of ambushes and explosions in Iraq Sunday as persistent violence dogged …

www.boston.com/dailynews/361/world/BAGHDAD_Iraq_AP_Iraq_s_top_gen:.shtml
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Iraq’s top general on Sunday rejected President …
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Iraq’s top general on Sunday rejected President Bush’s criticism that some Iraqi government troops were unwilling to fight insurgents and …

www.turkishpress.com/world/news.asp?id=041226193954.a89u9csz.xml
Fourteen killed in Iraq as video of alleged Mosul bomber released
Turkish Press – Turkey
BAGHDAD (AFP) – Fourteen people, including a politician, were killed in Iraq as a militant group released a video claiming to show the suicide bomber who …

www.stuff.co.nz/stuff/0,2106,3140359a6026,00.html
US contractor that left Iraq gets Afghan deal
Stuff.co.nz – New Zealand
WASHINGTON: Contrack International Inc., which this week became the first major United States company to withdraw from Iraq reconstruction work because of …

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Iraq’s Sunnis Should Get Some Government Posts, Senators Say
Bloomberg – USA
26 (Bloomberg) — Some members of the Sunni Muslim minority in Iraq should get positions in the new government following next month’s elections, US Senators …

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worth-the-bloodshed-poll/2004/12/27/1103996461416.html

Iraq war not worth the bloodshed: poll
The Age (subscription) – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
A growing number of Australians reportedly believe the war in Iraq was not worth the bloodshed, with opposition hardening as the US-led coalition of the …

www.boston.com/dailynews/361/world/BAGHDAD_Iraq_AP_The_head_of_Ir:.shtml
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) The head of Iraq’s armed forces said…
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) The head of Iraq’s armed forces said Sunday that last week’s suicide bombing on a US base was not carried out by a member of Iraq’s security …

news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-12/27/content_2383508.htm
Iraq faces another difficult year: FM
Xinhua – Beijing,China
… 26 (Xinhuanet) — Interim Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshiar Al-Zibari said here Sunday 2005 will be another difficultyear for Iraq because the country’s policies …

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Lost in Translation: Iraq Interpreters Live in Fear
ABC News – USA
NEAR ISKANDARIYA, Iraq (Reuters) – “Adam” is supposed to be the Iraqi face at a key US military checkpoint south of Baghdad, but he is so fearful for his life …

washingtontimes.com/upi-breaking/20041226-102654-3414r.htm
Iraq leads to MI6 overhaul
Washington Times – Washington,DC,USA
… UPI) — MI6 chief John Scarlett unveiled the biggest shake-up of the British intelligence service in 20 years in the wake of its performance before the Iraq war …

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Iraq Rejects US Talk of Adjusting Vote Result
Reuters – USA
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Iraq’s election body rejected a suggestion in Washington it adjust the results of next month’s vote to benefit the Sunni minority if low …

www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=7179493
Iraq Militant Group Posts Video of Mosul Attack
Reuters – USA
DUBAI (Reuters) – Iraqi militant group Army of Ansar al-Sunna Sunday issued a video tape about the bombing of a US army camp which killed 22 people …

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Syria denies it is training terrorists in Iraq
Jerusalem Post – Jerusalem,Israel
… dismissed as “baseless and non-objective” accusations that it is training and helping insurgents who attack government and US-led coalition forces in Iraq. …

www.reuters.co.uk/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=644317
Iraq rejects vote rigging talk
Reuters – UK
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Iraq’s election body has rejected a suggestion in Washington it adjust the results of next month’s vote to benefit the Sunni minority if …

www.theaustralian.news.com.au/common/story_
page/0,5744,11787085%255E2703,00.html

Poll could divide shattered Iraq
The Australian – Australia
AS electioneering gathers pace amid the tithe of corpses in Iraq, the prospects for broader regional instability are causing the strategists of Middle East …

www.theaustralian.news.com.au/common/story_
page/0,5744,11789154%255E601,00.html

Iraq ‘wasn’t worth it’
The Australian – Australia
A GROWING number of Australians believe the war in Iraq was not worth the bloodshed, with opposition hardening as the US-led coalition of the willing struggles …

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Baghdad tanker blast kills 1; Rumsfeld wraps up Iraq visit
Chicago Tribune (subscription) – Chicago,IL,USA
… Insurgents and Islamic fundamentalists have attacked churches, particularly since October, in a bid to foment unrest and drive non-Muslims out of Iraq. …

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BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) The suicide bomber who killed 22 people…
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) The suicide bomber who killed 22 people in an attack on a US army base in Mosul was not a member of the Iraqi security forces but may have …

www.aljazeera.com/cgi-bin/news_service/middle_east_full_story.asp?service_id=6472
Two Turks kidnapped in Iraq — Video
Aljazeera.com – London,UK
… Saturday on Turkish television showed one of the country’s wealthiest businessmen saying that he and one of his employees were kidnapped in Iraq and that …

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Army official criticizes US strategies in Iraq
Aljazeera.com – London,UK
A US Army official said that the US invaded Iraq without having a fixed strategy for occupying or stabilizing the country and that this failure still hampers …

www.news24.com/News24/World/Iraq/0,,2-10-1460_1640173,00.html
Xmas violence kills 24 in Iraq
News24 – South Africa
Baghdad – Attacks against Iraq’s fledgling security forces claimed more lives on Sunday, bringing to at least 24 the number killed in three days of violence …

news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-12/26/content_2382129.htm
Violence continues to grip Iraq
Xinhua – Beijing,China
BEIJING, Dec. 26 (Xinhuanet)— With Iraq’s elections only five weeks away, waves of violence continue to grip the country. In one …

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Iraq: Sunni Arabs may get fixed seats
Al-Jazeera.Net – Qatar
The US is pushing for a fixed number of seats for Sunni Arabs in Iraq’s legislature irrespective of elections, said the New York Times. …

olympics.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=7178935
WHouse Proposes Guaranteed Sunni Role in Iraq-NYT
Reuters – USA
NEW YORK (Reuters) – The Bush administration has been talking with Iraqi leaders about guaranteeing Sunni Arabs high-level jobs in Iraq’s new government even …

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sfl-pbbr503dec26,0,4519966.story?coll=sfla-news-letters

Actions in Iraq worry old soldier
Sun-Sentinel.com – Fort Lauderdale,FL,USA
… We helped the Afghans and now we are the targets of their hatred. We Americans do not understand the mind-set of the Afghan or Iraq peoples. …

www.indystar.com/articles/6/204871-3576-010.html
Key militants captured in Iraq
Indianapolis Star – Indianapolis,IN,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq — US forces captured two senior figures in al-Qaida’s branch in Iraq, the US military said Saturday, and one of Turkey’s richest businessmen was …

www.indystar.com/articles/4/204870-2104-010.html
Plan would give Sunnis posts in Iraq government
Indianapolis Star – Indianapolis,IN,USA
… certain number of ministries or high-level jobs in the future Iraqi government if, as is widely predicted, Sunni candidates fail to do well in Iraq’s elections …

  
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