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January 6 2005
 

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Iraq leader extends emergency laws as bomb kills 7 US troops
Philippine Daily Inquirer – Makati City,Philippines
BAGHDAD, Iraq — Iraqi Prime Minister Iyad Allawi extended emergency laws aimed at thwarting violence ahead of January 30 elections, and the US military said a

www.nytimes.com/2005/01/07/international/middleeast/07military.html
Retired General Is Going to Iraq for Full Review
New York Times – USA
6 – The Pentagon is sending a highly regarded retired four-star general to Iraq next week to conduct an unusual “open-ended” review of the military’s entire

www.nytimes.com/2005/01/07/international/middleeast/07iraq.html
Some Iraq Areas Unsafe for Vote, US General Says
New York Times – USA
By DEXTER FILKINS. BAGHDAD, Iraq, Jan. General Metz said Iraq’s 14 other provinces were more or less ready to hold elections as scheduled.

www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_1186294,00050003.htm
French daily says its reporter missing in Iraq
Hindustan Times – New Delhi,India
French, Iraqi and US authorities have been alerted, the newspaper said. French authorities in Iraq are searching hospitals and elsewhere, officials said.

www.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/opinions/articles/0107robb07.html
A ‘democratic’ Iraq may just kick us out
Arizona Republic – Phoenix,AZ,USA
President Bush frequently dismisses skeptics of the current US mission in Iraq as having an inadequate faith in democracy. Bush

timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/983018.cms
Iraq polls on time: There’s no choice
Times of India – Mumbai,India
BAGHDAD: Iraq’s prime minister is sticking to his position said that the country’s elections should be held on January 30, despite daily insurgent attacks and

www.nytimes.com/2005/01/07/international/middleeast/07volcker.html
No ‘Smoking Gun’ in the Inquiry Into Iraq’s Prewar Oil Sales
New York Times – USA
6 – Paul A. Volcker says a report of his investigation into the scandal-tainted oil-for-food program in Iraq will clarify the roles of Secretary General Kofi

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Iraq leader extends emergency laws as bomb kills 7 US troops
Philippine Daily Inquirer – Makati City,Philippines
BAGHDAD, Iraq — Iraqi Prime Minister Iyad Allawi extended emergency laws aimed at thwarting violence ahead of January 30 elections, and the US military said a

www.nytimes.com/2005/01/07/international/middleeast/07military.html
Retired General Is Going to Iraq for Full Review
New York Times – USA
6 – The Pentagon is sending a highly regarded retired four-star general to Iraq next week to conduct an unusual “open-ended” review of the military’s entire

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Nine American Troops Killed in Iraq
ABC News – USA
Iraqi army tanks roll past Iraqi Interim Premier Ayad Allawi, not seen, during a military parade at the al-Taji base, north of Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, Jan.

www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1385204,00.html
Two Britons held in Iraq
Guardian – UK
Two British nationals are being held in Iraq on suspicion of involvement in the insurgency, it emerged yesterday. The first, believed

www.nytimes.com/2005/01/07/international/middleeast/07volcker.html
No ‘Smoking Gun’ in the Inquiry Into Iraq’s Prewar Oil Sales
New York Times – USA
6 – Paul A. Volcker says a report of his investigation into the scandal-tainted oil-for-food program in Iraq will clarify the roles of Secretary General Kofi

www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/world/10584025.htm
Parts of Iraq unprepared for elections as surge in violence
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq – (KRT) – Iraqi election officials have been unable to operate – either freely or at all – in parts of the country where a third of the

www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1385204,00.html
Two Britons held in Iraq
Guardian – UK
Two British nationals are being held in Iraq on suspicion of involvement in the insurgency, it emerged yesterday. The first, believed

www.reuters.co.uk/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=649918
US only spent small part of Iraq rebuilding funds
Reuters – UK
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States has still only spent a small portion of the $18.4 billion (9.8 billion pounds) it set aside for rebuilding Iraq and is

www.chinadaily.com.cn/english/doc/2005-01/07/content_406713.htm
Iraq extends emergency laws for elections
China Daily – Beijing,China
Iraq’s US-backed government said on Thursday it was extending emergency powers equivalent to martial law for a further 30 days to try to safeguard Jan.

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Attacks on US Targets in Iraq
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
_Nov. 7, 2004: Coordinated attacks on police stations throughout Iraq kill more than 50 people. _May 2, 2004: Attacks across Iraq kill nine American soldiers.

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Snowcroft: Iraq Election May Lead to Civil War
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
WASHINGTON — The election scheduled for later this month in Iraq could deepen the country’s conflict and increase the risk of civil war, Brent Scowcroft, the

www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1384926,00.html
Allawi to lock down Iraq on election day
Guardian – UK
Iraq’s government last night extended a state of emergency for another 30 days ahead of a major security lockdown for the first elections since the US-led

thescotsman.scotsman.com/international.cfm?id=17522005
Two Britons held in Iraq on suspicion of terrorism
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
AT LEAST two Britons have been detained in Iraq suspected of joining the insurgency against coalition forces, the Foreign Office has confirmed.

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Iraq extends emergency laws for elections
Japan Today – Tokyo,Japan
BAGHDAD — Iraq on Thursday extended a state of emergency by 30 days to battle militants whose attacks have surged ahead of this month’s elections, and the

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Iraq extends emergency powers ahead of poll
ITV.com – UK
Iraq’s government is extending emergency powers equivalent to martial law for a further 30 days to try to safeguard elections on January 30.

www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=7259489
Iraq Prison Abuse Soldier Was ‘Following Orders’
Reuters – USA
HOOD, Texas (Reuters) – US soldier Charles Graner, who has come to symbolize the Iraq prison abuse scandal, is expected to argue that he was following orders

news.xinhuanet.com/english/2005-01/07/content_2426204.htm
French Foreign Ministry confirms journalist missing in Iraq
Xinhua – Beijing,China
“We renew our advice to all our nationals, including media representatives, to avoid going to Iraq given the current securityrisks in this country,” he added.

www.indianexpress.com/full_story.php?content_id=62221
Iraq extends emergency law
Indian Express – New Delhi,India
BAGHDAD: Iraqi Interim Prime Minister Iyad Allawi said on Thursday he had extended for 30 days emergency laws that give his government special powers to crack

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Struggling Iraq Forces Need More Help, Says US
Wired News – USA
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Iraq’s struggling security forces have had mixed results against a mounting insurgency and the United States is examining if more funds

news.xinhuanet.com/english/2005-01/07/content_2426229.htm
Top UN envoy calls for broad participation in Iraq’s elections
Xinhua – Beijing,China
6 (Xinhuanet) — The top UN envoy to Iraq, Ashraf Qazi, repeated on Thursday his call to all parties in Iraq to participate in their country’s upcoming

www.boston.com/dailynews/006/nation/A_daily_look_at_U_S_military_d:.shtml
A daily look at US military deaths in Iraq
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
6, 2005, at least 1,341 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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Iraq extends emergency powers ahead of poll
ITV.com – UK
Iraq’s government is extending emergency powers equivalent to martial law for a further 30 days to try to safeguard elections on January 30.

www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=7259489
Iraq Prison Abuse Soldier Was ‘Following Orders’
Reuters – USA
HOOD, Texas (Reuters) – US soldier Charles Graner, who has come to symbolize the Iraq prison abuse scandal, is expected to argue that he was following orders

news.xinhuanet.com/english/2005-01/07/content_2426204.htm
French Foreign Ministry confirms journalist missing in Iraq
Xinhua – Beijing,China
“We renew our advice to all our nationals, including media representatives, to avoid going to Iraq given the current securityrisks in this country,” he added.

www.indianexpress.com/full_story.php?content_id=62221
Iraq extends emergency law
Indian Express – New Delhi,India
BAGHDAD: Iraqi Interim Prime Minister Iyad Allawi said on Thursday he had extended for 30 days emergency laws that give his government special powers to crack

www.itv.com/news/world_2112725.html
Iraq extends emergency powers ahead of poll
ITV.com – UK
Iraq’s government is extending emergency powers equivalent to martial law for a further 30 days to try to safeguard elections on January 30.

www.indianexpress.com/full_story.php?content_id=62221
Iraq extends emergency law
Indian Express – New Delhi,India
BAGHDAD: Iraqi Interim Prime Minister Iyad Allawi said on Thursday he had extended for 30 days emergency laws that give his government special powers to crack

news.xinhuanet.com/english/2005-01/07/content_2426204.htm
French Foreign Ministry confirms journalist missing in Iraq
Xinhua – Beijing,China
“We renew our advice to all our nationals, including media representatives, to avoid going to Iraq given the current securityrisks in this country,” he added.

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Iraq emergency measures extended as 18 workers killed in Mosul
Turkish Press – Turkey
Meanwhile, Iraq’s neighbours meeting in Jordan pledged not to interfere in elections and urged all Iraqis to head to the polls and decide their future.

news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/4151027.stmIraq extends emergency measures
BBC News – London,England,UK
Iraq’s authorities have said the state of emergency which gives them special powers to fight insurgents is being extended for another month.

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Iraq’s neighbours pledge non-interfence in January polls
Turkish Press – Turkey
AMMAN, Jan 6 (AFP) – Iraq’s six neighbours wrapped up a conference in Jordan Thursday with a pledge of non-interference in the embattled country’s election

www.cnn.com/2005/LAW/01/06/contractors.deaths.ap/
NC security firm sued over deaths in Iraq
CNN – USA
RALEIGH, North Carolina (AP) — Families of four slain security contractors whose bodies were burned and dragged through the streets of Falluja, Iraq, sued the

www.reuters.co.uk/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=649888
French journalist missing in Iraq
Reuters – UK
PARIS (Reuters) – A female journalist working for French newspaper Liberation and her Iraqi interpreter have been missing in Iraq since early on Wednesday, the

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US Only Spent Small Part of Iraq Rebuilding Funds
Reuters – USA
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States has still only spent a small portion of the $18.4 billion it set aside for rebuilding Iraq, a new government report

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Iraq’s neighbours meet on vote
NEWS.com.au – Australia
IRAQ and its six neighbours met today in Jordan to back landmark polls in the embattled country as Syria and Iran voiced their opposition to calls referring to

www.aljazeera.com/cgi-bin/news_service/middle_east_full_story.asp?service_id=6581
18 bodies found in Mosul, Iraq’s neighbors meet in Amman
Aljazeera.com – London,UK
Meanwhile, Iraq’s six neighbors were meeting in the Jordanian capital, Amman, to discuss their roles in supporting the elections in the war-torn country.

www.heraldsun.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5478,11875296%255E1702,00.html
Zarqawi group claims Iraq blasts
Melbourne Herald Sun – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
A GROUP led by al-Qaeda ally Abu Musab al-Zarqawi claimed responsibility today for two suicide bombings in Iraq, a day after another militant group said it was

www.aljazeera.com/cgi-bin/news_service/middle_east_full_story.asp?service_id=6749
Iraq’s government extends state of emergency
Aljazeera.com – London,UK
Iraq’s interim government said on Thursday that it will extend the state of emergency for another month due to the escalating violence in the country.

www.theaustralian.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5744,11873433%255E2703,00.html
Suicide bombers kill 25 in Iraq
The Australian – Australia
BAGHDAD: AT least 90 people have been killed in Iraq this week as the violence aimed at derailing this month’s elections continues.

www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,1014361,00.html
Iraq’s Bloody Election Season
TIME – USA
When Iraq’s tough-talking interim Defense Minister Hazem Shaalan suddenly starts talking about postponing the January 30 election, it’s clear that the issue is

www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A52534-2005Jan6.html
US Marine Killed in Western Iraq
Washington Post – Washington,DC,USA
We want to give you the opportunity to show firsthand what it is like to live and work in Iraq. Portraits of US service members

seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/apmideast_story.asp?category=1107&slug=Iraq%20Emergency
Iraq extends state of emergency
Seattle Post Intelligencer – Seattle,WA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq Iraq extended a state of emergency for another 30 days on Thursday because of continued insurgent attacks in the country.

www.theage.com.au/news/Iraq/Families-sue-US-firm-over-Iraq-murders/2005/01/06/1104832235566.html
Families sue US firm over Iraq murders
The Age (subscription) – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
governing their activities. He believed this was the first lawsuit of its kind filed since the Iraq war began. The families face

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US commander says Iraq’s insurgents weaker
CNN International – USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) — The commander of US ground forces in Iraq called recent deadly attacks on Iraqi police and political figures “desperate efforts” at

www.reuters.co.uk/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=649626
Iraq’s neighbours to urge Sunnis to vote
Reuters – UK
AMMAN (Reuters) – Iraq’s Sunni Arab neighbours are to urge Sunnis to vote in upcoming Iraqi elections to ensure the minority plays a role in Iraq and curb Shi

washingtontimes.com/upi-breaking/20050106-075052-8426r.htm
Iraq elections must go ahead, says Blair
Washington Times – Washington,DC,USA
London, England, Jan. 6 (UPI) — British Prime Minister Tony Blair said Thursday the Iraqi elections must go ahead as planned Jan.30.

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Iraq’s neighbours meet in Jordan to back poll
Turkish Press – Turkey
AMMAN (AFP) – Iraq and its six neighbours gathered in Jordan to discuss landmark polls in the embattled country as Syria and Iran voiced their opposition to

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Iraq won’t delay elections, prime minister says
San Francisco Chronicle – San Francisco,CA,USA
Jan. 30, while President Bush tried to quash any momentum toward delaying the election by calling Iraq’s interim president. The

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Briton Held in Notorious Iraq Jail
Scotland on Sunday – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
Consular officials in Iraq are to visit a British national detained in the notorious Abu Ghraib prison on suspicion of joining insurgent attacks against

www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=7252967
Sistani Pushes Shi’ites to Vote in Iraq Poll
Reuters – USA
If the list, mostly composed of Shi’ites, sweeps the polls as expected, Iraq’s once dominant Arab Sunnis, many of whom distrust Sistani, could be excluded from

www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/iraq/complete/la-fg-carbombs6jan06,1,5620388.story?coll=la-iraq-complete
Car Bombs in Iraq Kill 25 as Violence Continues
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
Despite the mounting death toll, Iraq’s interim leader reiterated that the balloting would go ahead as planned. “We will not allow

www.boston.com/dailynews/006/nation/Marine_charged_with_desertion_:.shtml
Marine charged with desertion in Iraq now declared deserter again
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
RALEIGH, NC (AP) A Marine charged with desertion in Iraq after mysteriously disappearing from his post has again been declared a deserter this time for failing

www.freep.com/news/nw/iraq6e_20050106.htm
Attacks in Iraq won’t stop vote
Detroit Free Press – Detroit,MI,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq — Facing relentless guerrilla attacks on security forces and government officials, including car bombings Wednesday that killed more than 26

www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=7252248
US Marine Killed in Action in Western Iraq
Reuters – USA
Since the US invasion of Iraq in March 2003, at least 1,055 American military and Pentagon personnel have been killed in action in Iraq.

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Carson GIs ready for return to Iraq
Denver Post – Denver,CO,USA
Fort Carson – Almost 2,000 soldiers wearing hats, gloves and parkas began their final dress rehearsal Wednesday for redeployment to Iraq.

www.indystar.com/articles/7/207330-6667-010.html
Report: Up to 30,000 terrorists are in Iraq
Indianapolis Star – Indianapolis,IN,USA
CAIRO, Egypt — As many as 30,000 well-trained terrorists are actively operating throughout Iraq at the behest of former regime leaders based in Syria, Iraq’s …

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US Marine Charged with Deserting Unit in Iraq Missing Again
Chosun Ilbo – Seoul,South Korea
A US Marine charged with deserting his unit while serving in Iraq has been labeled a deserter for a second time. The Marines Corps …

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New Iraq Attacks ‘Will Not Postpone Elections’
Scotland on Sunday – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
… Despite the mounting attacks and death toll, Iraq’s interim leader again insisted the ballot would go ahead as planned. “We …

www.turkishpress.com/news.asp?ID=35631
Turkey, US And Iraq To Hold Meeting On Security In Ankara Next …
Turkish Press – Turkey
… the tripartite meeting is not clear, adding that officials will discuss elimination of PKK/Kongra-Gel terrorist organization from the north of Iraq during the …

www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_1184694,001300180038.htm
Intelligence chief says 20,000 to 30,000 terrorists in Iraq
Hindustan Times – New Delhi,India
Between 20,000 and 30,000 terrorists are operating throughout Iraq, led by Syria-based former regime leaders, Iraq’s intelligence chief told a pan-Arab …

www.turkishpress.com/news.asp?ID=35643
Iraqi Citizens In Turkey Can Vote For Elections In Iraq
Turkish Press – Turkey
ANKARA (AA) – Iraqi citizens in Turkey can vote for the elections in Iraq which is planned to be held on January 30th, 2005. Turkish …

news.xinhuanet.com/english/2005-01/06/content_2422965.htm
Suicide bombings kill 21 in Iraq
Xinhua – Beijing,China
BAGHDAD, Jan. 5 (Xinhuanet) — Two separate suicide bombings killed 21 people in Iraq on Wednesday as part of a campaign to derail the Jan. …

www.voanews.com/english/2005-01-06-voa7.cfm
US Marine Charged with Deserting Unit in Iraq Missing Again
Voice of America – USA
By VOA News. A US Marine charged with deserting his unit while serving in Iraq has been labeled a deserter for a second time. The …

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Delaying Iraq poll is a bad idea
Financial Times – UK
The seemingly unstoppable insurgency in Iraq was always going to step up attacks on the interim government, nascent Iraqi security forces, poll organisers and …

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Two car bomb attacks in Iraq kill 25
Malayala Manorama – India
Baghdad: A suicide attacker detonated his explosives-laden car outside a police academy south of Baghdad, killing 20 people, and another car bomb left five …

www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_6-1-2005_pg3_1
EDITORIAL: More clouds over Iraq elections
Daily Times – Pakistan
A roadside ambush killed the governor of Baghdad, Ali al-Haideri, on Tuesday, the biggest hit by Zarqavi’s Al Qaeda in Iraq since the killing of Baghdad’s …

news.xinhuanet.com/english/2005-01/06/content_2422965.htm
Suicide bombings kill 21 in Iraq
Xinhua – Beijing,China
BAGHDAD, Jan. 5 (Xinhuanet) — Two separate suicide bombings killed 21 people in Iraq on Wednesday as part of a campaign to derail the Jan. …

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Iraq blast kills two, injures 10
Times of India – Mumbai,India
… two others wounded after their patrol was attacked with small arms and rocket propelled grenade fire yesterday afternoon in Tal Afar in northern Iraq, the US …

www.voanews.com/english/2005-01-06-voa7.cfm
US Marine Charged with Deserting Unit in Iraq Missing Again
Voice of America – USA
By VOA News. A US Marine charged with deserting his unit while serving in Iraq has been labeled a deserter for a second time. The …

washingtontimes.com/upi-breaking/20050105-101056-6140r.htm
Defense contractor sued over Iraq killings
Washington Times – Washington,DC,USA
5 (UPI) — The families of four defense contractors killed last year in Fallujah, Iraq are suing their employer, claiming they were not given proper equipment. …

www.gulf-daily-news.com/Story.asp?Article=100680&Sn=WORL&IssueID=27292
48 are killed in Iraq violence
Gulf Daily News – Manama,Bahrain
HILLA, Iraq: Three suicide bombings and a spate of ambushes and shootings rocked Iraq yesterday leaving at least 48 people dead during the last 24 hours as …

www.voanews.com/english/2005-01-05-voa74.cfm
US Raises Prospect of New Iraq-Related Sanctions Against Syria
Voice of America – USA
… to take aggressive and proactive action against those elements, to stop those activities consistent with their stated pledge to support Iraq, Iraqi sovereignty …

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30,000 trained terrorists operating in Iraq, intelligence chief …
The Globe and Mail – Toronto,ON,Canada
Cairo — As many as 30,000 well-trained terrorists are actively operating throughout Iraq at the behest of former regime leaders based in Syria, Iraq’s …

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US general: Iraq bomb-finding improving
Seattle Post Intelligencer – Seattle,WA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq — The number of insurgent attacks in Baghdad has dropped in recent weeks, and American forces are getting better at finding car bombs before …

www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_6-1-2005_pg4_16
REGION: Iraq blames Iran for unrest at home
Daily Times – Pakistan
… Defence Minister Hazem al Shaalan took a fresh swipe at Iran, accusing it of being mainly responsible for the deteriorating situation in Iraq, in statements …

www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_6-1-2005_pg3_1
EDITORIAL: More clouds over Iraq elections
Daily Times – Pakistan
A roadside ambush killed the governor of Baghdad, Ali al-Haideri, on Tuesday, the biggest hit by Zarqavi’s Al Qaeda in Iraq since the killing of Baghdad’s …

www.dailystar.com.lb/article.asp?edition_id=10&categ_id=2&article_id=11558
Jordanian FM: Iraq neighbors conference aims to support elections
Daily Star – Beirut,Lebanon
AMMAN: Jordanian Foreign Minister Hani Mulki said Wednesday a conference in Amman of Iraq’s six neighbors will aim to back “appropriate and transparent …

www.iht.com/articles/2005/01/05/opinion/ediraq.html
The Iran factor in Iraq’s vote
International Herald Tribune – France
A lot could go wrong with Iraq’s elections on Jan. 30. … But their politics, aspirations and main constituencies are now firmly rooted in Iraq. …

  
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