Iraq News and Information Links
December 1 2004
 

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US to increase troops in Iraq
Detroit Free Press – Detroit,MI,USA
WASHINGTON — The United States plans to increase its military force in Iraq by 12,000 soldiers and Marines, bringing combat strength to the highest level

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Clashes flare up in Iraq
Houston Chronicle – Houston,TX,USA
BAGHDAD, IRAQ – Fighting flared in Iraqi hot spots Wednesday, as US troops fought a half-hour gunbattle with insurgents in the northern city of Mosul, and one

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Other developments in Iraq
Detroit Free Press – Detroit,MI,USA
BODY IS NOT HASSAN'S: A mutilated body found last month in Iraq is not that of kidnapped aid worker Margaret Hassan, the British government said Wednesday

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US airborne units ordered to Iraq
Mail & Guardian Online (subscription) – Johannesburg,South Africa
The Pentagon ordered airborne reinforcements into Iraq on Wednesday to bolster its forces during the general election due in January, marking the end of

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US to add 12,000 troops to Iraq force
News-Leader.com – Springfield,MO,USA
Washington — The United States is expanding its military force in Iraq to the highest level of the war — even higher than during the initial invasion in

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GLOOM ON THE HORIZON AS IRAQ ELECTIONS NEAR
New York Post – New York,NY,USA
The president advocates democracy in Iraq and the Palestinian territories. Steven Chinn. Amir Taheri is right (”Delay Gains Iraq Nothing,” Opinion, Nov. 30).

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US announces more troops as Iraq rallies support for elections
Khaleej Times – Dubai,United Arab Emirates
BAGHDAD – The United States announced plans on Wednesday to increase its forces in Iraq to their highest levels since last year's invasion, as the country

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US Bolstering Force in Iraq Ahead of Vote
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
WASHINGTON — The Pentagon will increase the number of US troops in Iraq to about 150,000, the highest level since US occupation of Iraq began in the spring

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Iraq abuse photos woman on trial
Reuters – London,England,UK
a leash and pointing to the genitals of another inmate at Abu Ghraib prison shocked the world and damaged the Bush administration's efforts in Iraq when they

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Pentagon extends duty tours of some American soldiers in Iraq
Xinhua – Beijing,China
1 (Xinhuanet) — US Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld on Wednesday approved the extension of some US military units now serving in Iraq and the deployment of

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US to Increase Its Force in Iraq by Nearly 12,000
New York Times – New York,NY,USA
1 – The American military presence in Iraq will grow by nearly 12,000 troops by next month, to 150,000, the highest level since the invasion last year, to

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More US troops for Iraq election
Gulf Daily News – Manama,Bahrain
WASHINGTON: The US military will temporarily boost its troop strength in Iraq to more than 150,000 from the current 138,000 to provide extra security for Iraqi

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William Safire: Let's not delay Iraq's election
International Herald Tribune – Paris,France
Now pessimists are trying desperately to call off the fourth election – the one scheduled for late January in Iraq to elect a 275-member national assembly that

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Iraq's Sunni president backs Jan. 30 elections despite rebel
CBC News – Canada
draft a permanent constitution. “There are areas in Iraq where the security situation is very bad,” he said. “There are areas where

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Bush Courts Canadians, but Without Budging on Iraq
New York Times – New York,NY,USA
1 – Even as he reaffirmed the United States' deep friendship with their country, President Bush defended his policy on Iraq today before an audience of

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US to boost troop strength in Iraq
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
WASHINGTON – The United States plans to increase its military force in Iraq by 12,000 soldiers and Marines, bringing combat strength to the highest level since

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More US troops for Iraq election
Gulf Daily News – Manama,Bahrain
WASHINGTON: The US military will temporarily boost its troop strength in Iraq to more than 150,000 from the current 138,000 to provide extra security for Iraqi

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Bush seeks Canada's help in Iraq, Mideast
Japan Today – Tokyo,Japan
HALIFAX, Nova Scotia — US President George Bush asked Canadians on Wednesday to move beyond their deep opposition to the Iraq war and get behind his vision

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US to boost troop strength in Iraq
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
WASHINGTON – The United States plans to increase its military force in Iraq by 12,000 soldiers and Marines, bringing combat strength to the highest level since

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Iconic NY firefighter killed in Iraq
NEWS.com.au – Australia
Christian Engeldrum, whose September 11 heroism was captured in a New York Daily News photograph, is the first city employee to die in Iraq since the war began

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Iraq security talks end with calls for regional cooperation
Daily Times – Pakistan
TEHRAN: A troubled conference on security in Iraq ended in Tehran on Wednesday with Baghdad and neighbouring governments barely managing to overcome bitter

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US sends more troops to Iraq for elections
China Daily – Beijing,China
Iraq's president on Wednesday insisted elections should go ahead next month as planned and the United States said it would send thousands more soldiers to

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US airborne units ordered to Iraq
Guardian – UK
The Pentagon ordered airborne reinforcements into Iraq yesterday to bolster its forces during the general election due in January, marking the end of

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Bush Courts Canadians, but Without Budging on Iraq
New York Times – New York,NY,USA
1 – Even as he reaffirmed the United States' deep friendship with their country, President Bush defended his policy on Iraq today before an audience of

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Iraq's Sunni president backs Jan. 30 elections despite rebel
CBC News – Canada
draft a permanent constitution. “There are areas in Iraq where the security situation is very bad,” he said. “There are areas where

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Bush seeks Canada's help in Iraq, Mideast
Japan Today – Tokyo,Japan
HALIFAX, Nova Scotia — US President George Bush asked Canadians on Wednesday to move beyond their deep opposition to the Iraq war and get behind his vision

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US force in Iraq to rise to biggest of war as election nears
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
WASHINGTON (AP) The United States is expanding its military force in Iraq to the highest level of the war even higher than during the initial invasion in March

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Iraq security talks plagued with differences
Daily Star – Beirut,Lebanon
TEHRAN: A conference on security in Iraq ended in Tehran on Wednesday with Baghdad and neighboring governments barely managing to overcome differences and

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US Knew of Suspected Iraq Abuse in 2003
ABC News – USA
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Senior US Army generals in Iraq were told in December 2003 that special operations troops and CIA personnel were suspected of abusing

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9/11 fireman killed in Iraq
The Australian – Australia
A NEW York firefighter who responded to the September 11 attack on the World Trade Center was killed in Iraq while on Army National Guard duty, city officials

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Yawar says Iraq polls should go ahead
Daily Star – Beirut,Lebanon
Iraq's president said on Wednesday that elections should go ahead next month as planned, distancing himself from other politicians who are demanding the polls

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Bush Courts Canadians, but Without Budging on Iraq
New York Times – New York,NY,USA
1 – Even as he reaffirmed the United States' deep friendship with their country, President Bush defended his policy on Iraq today before an audience of

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Iraq security talks plagued with differences
Daily Star – Beirut,Lebanon
TEHRAN: A conference on security in Iraq ended in Tehran on Wednesday with Baghdad and neighboring governments barely managing to overcome differences and

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Iraq rallies support for elections as deadly violence goes on
Turkish Press – Turkey
BAGHDAD (AFP) – Iraq's interim government was engaged in a flurry of contacts at home and abroad to rally support for January 30 elections after one of the

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US Bolstering Force in Iraq Ahead of Vote
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
WASHINGTON — Pentagon officials announced today that approximately 10,500 troops would be kept in Iraq beyond their expected return date to bolster US forces

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US Knew of Suspected Iraq Abuse in 2003
Reuters – NY,USA
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Senior US Army generals in Iraq were told in December 2003 that special operations troops and CIA personnel were suspected of abusing

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9/11 fireman killed in Iraq
The Australian – Australia
A NEW York firefighter who responded to the September 11 attack on the World Trade Center was killed in Iraq while on Army National Guard duty, city officials

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Yawar says Iraq polls should go ahead
Daily Star – Beirut,Lebanon
Iraq's president said on Wednesday that elections should go ahead next month as planned, distancing himself from other politicians who are demanding the polls

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Body found in Iraq not Margaret Hassan
ABC Online – Australia
The mutilated body of a Western woman found in Iraq in mid-November was not that of Margaret Hassan, the British Foreign Office said, adding that it believed

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Job market flourishes in Iraq's north
Daily Star – Beirut,Lebanon
SULEIMANIYAH, Iraq: A crowd of Arab laborers gathers in front of the main mosque in the northern Iraqi city of Suleimaniyah at 6.30 every morning, hoping to

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Bush Asks Canada to End Split With US, Support Iraq Democracy
Bloomberg – USA
1 (Bloomberg) — President George W. Bush urged Canada to end divisions with the US over the Iraq war, saying it's necessary to take the fight to terrorists

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Iraq's Sunni president backs Jan. 30 vote date; Allawi meets Sunni
CBC News – Canada
BAGHDAD (AP) – Iraq's president, a Sunni Muslim, said Wednesday that elections should be held on time on Jan. 30, giving key support

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Body found in Iraq wasn't Hassan
Reuters – London,England,UK
LONDON (Reuters) – Dental records have proved that the body of a Western woman found in Iraq is not that of hostage Margaret Hassan but London still thinks she

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Pentagon Sending More Troops to Iraq
ABC News – USA
US Army 1st Battalion, 24th Infantry soldiers return fire during a gun battle with insurgents in Mosul, Iraq, Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2004. (AP Photo/Jim MacMillan).

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Saudi interior minister asks Iraq to extradite detainees
Khaleej Times – Dubai,United Arab Emirates
TEHERAN – Iraq wants to try foreign fighters and Arabs suspected of funding the insurgency from abroad in Iraqi courts – a plan drawing objections from Saudi

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Senator Calls on Annan to Quit Over Iraq Program
Reuters – NY,USA
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A US senator investigating corruption in the UN oil-for-food program for Iraq said on Wednesday UN Secretary General Kofi Annan should

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Iraq's Sunni president backs election
Reuters – London,England,UK
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Iraq's president says that elections should go ahead next month as planned, distancing himself from other leading Sunni Arab politicians

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Iraq, Neighbors Argue Over US Troop Withdrawal
Wired News – USA
TEHRAN (Reuters) – Angry disagreements surfaced on Wednesday at a meeting of interior ministers from Iraq and its neighbors over the timing of the withdrawal

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9/11 firefighter killed by roadside bomb in Iraq
The Times – London,England,UK
A New York City firefighter who searched for survivors after the 9/11 terrorist strikes has been killed while serving with the National Guard in Iraq.

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Mutilated Iraq body not 'Hassan'
BBC News – London,England,UK
A mutilated body found in Iraq last month was not that of aid worker Margaret Hassan, officials have said. Dental records definitely

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Confidential report alerted some US commanders in Iraq to abuse in
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
WASHINGTON (AP) Some US commanders in Iraq may have been alerted in December 2003 before the Abu Ghraib prisoner abuse allegations surfaced that Iraqis in

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Iraq's Kurdish Parties to Run Unified Slate of Candidates
Washington Post – Washington,DC,USA
ARBIL, Iraq – Many Kurdish groups, including the two major Kurdish parties, have agreed to form a single candidate list to run in Iraq's elections scheduled

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In Jordan, a meeting over future of Iraq
International Herald Tribune – Paris,France
Hours before Allawi spoke, the US ambassador to Iraq, John Negroponte, told reporters over lunch at the US Embassy that elections would take place as scheduled

<edition.cnn.com/2004/WORLD/meast/12/01/iraq.main/>Iraq's neighbors vow to tighten border patrol
CNN International – Atlanta,GA,USA
TEHRAN, Iran (CNN) — Interior ministers from Egypt and the countries neighboring Iraq promised Wednesday to strengthen security along their borders in an

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NYC firefighter, 9/11 hero killed in Iraq
Chicago Tribune (subscription) – Chicago,IL,USA
A city firefighter who responded on 9/11 was killed and another was wounded Monday in Iraq when their Army vehicle came under fire outside of Baghdad, city

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Japan is set to extend its military role in Iraq
International Herald Tribune – Paris,France
TOKYO Even as increasing attacks have curtailed the activities of Japanese troops in southern Iraq, Japan's government appears poised to extend their mission

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Anne Garrels on Covering the Iraq War
NPR (audio) – Washington,D.C.,USA
Description: NPR's Anne Garrels has recently returned from Iraq, where she was embedded with a US Marine rifle company. NPR's Steve

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British troops attacked in Iraq
Ireland Online – Dublin,Ireland
British troops came under fire again today at their temporary base in Camp Dogwood, Iraq. Three rockets packed with explosives landed

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Newspaper: Early Military Report Warned of Prisoner Abuse
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
A published report says US military officials in Iraq knew that American forces were abusing detainees throughout that country, more than a month before

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Iraq-fraud-says-head-of-US-inquiry/2004/12/01/1101577559030.html

Annan should quit over Iraq fraud, says head of US inquiry
Sydney Morning Herald (subscription) – Sydney,New South Wales,Australia
Kojo, who took $US30,000 a year for five years in secret payments from a Swiss company named Cotecna, which was hired by the UN to monitor Iraq's imports under

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Coalition troops arrest 210 suspected militants in Iraq's '
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Multinational troops have arrested 210 suspected militants in a weeklong crackdown against insurgents in an area south of Baghdad known as

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topNews&storyID=630871&section=news

Iraq wants neighbours to tighten borders
Reuters – London,England,UK
TEHRAN (Reuters) – The best way for Iraq's neighbours to help it is by blocking the illegal flow of people, arms and money across their borders and arresting

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Iraq: Coalition Forces Detain More Insurgent Suspects
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
The US military in Iraq says coalition forces are continuing their latest offensive across the country, detaining more than 30 insurgent suspects in separate

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Bush Stands Behind Iraq Decisions on Canada Visit
NPR (audio) – Washington,D.C.,USA
Description: President Bush begins a two-day mission to Canada, downplaying disagreements between the US and its neighbor over Iraq and trade issues.

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US Military in Iraq Suffers Deadliest Month (Update1)
Bloomberg – USA
1 (Bloomberg) — The US military in Iraq suffered its deadliest month since last year's invasion with more military personnel killed in action in November than

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2004/December/middleeast_December20.xml&section=middleeast

Regional moot on Iraq security in Iran overshadowed by
Khaleej Times – Dubai,United Arab Emirates
The two days of talks, which have gathered interior ministers and other officials from Iraq, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Syria, Turkey, Jordan and Egypt, have

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Iraq prison complaint against US officials
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
in Germany, alleging that Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and other US officials condoned torture and human rights violations at Abu Ghurayb prison in Iraq.

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Allawi rallies support for elections as Iraq violence continues
Khaleej Times – Dubai,United Arab Emirates
In a move which could potentially shape the future political landscape of Iraq, Shiite officials announced that a list backed by Grand Ayatollah al-Sistani

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US Army got early warning of Iraq abuses
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
WASHINGTON – A confidential report to Army generals in Iraq in December 2003 warned that members of an elite military and CIA task force were abusing detainees

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Falconer: Iraq will cost Blair votes
Al-Jazeera – Qatar
A close ministerial ally of the British Prime Minister said on Wednesday that Iraq will cost the Tony Blair votes. Charles Falconer

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9/11 firefighter dies in Iraq
News24 – South Africa
New York – A New York City firefighter who had responded to the World Trade Centre attack was killed in Iraq while serving with the Army National Guard, city

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US Officials Look Toward Iraq Elections
NPR (audio) – Washington,D.C.,USA
US steps up efforts to ensure the January elections for a transitional assembly are held on time, despite the intensifying insurgency in Iraq's Sunni Muslim
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Bush Asks Canada to End Split With US, Support Iraq Democracy
Bloomberg – USA
1 (Bloomberg) — President George W. Bush urged Canada to end divisions with the US over the Iraq war, saying it's necessary to take the fight to terrorists

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Iraq's Sunni president backs Jan. 30 vote date; Allawi meets Sunni
CBC News – Canada
BAGHDAD (AP) – Iraq's president, a Sunni Muslim, said Wednesday that elections should be held on time on Jan. 30, giving key support

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topNews&storyID=631097&section=news

Body found in Iraq wasn't Hassan
Reuters – London,England,UK
LONDON (Reuters) – Dental records have proved that the body of a Western woman found in Iraq is not that of hostage Margaret Hassan but London still thinks she

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Pentagon Sending More Troops to Iraq
ABC News – USA
US Army 1st Battalion, 24th Infantry soldiers return fire during a gun battle with insurgents in Mosul, Iraq, Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2004. (AP Photo/Jim MacMillan).

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Saudi interior minister asks Iraq to extradite detainees
Khaleej Times – Dubai,United Arab Emirates
TEHERAN – Iraq wants to try foreign fighters and Arabs suspected of funding the insurgency from abroad in Iraqi courts – a plan drawing objections from Saudi

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Pentagon's death toll in Iraq rising
Seattle Times – Seattle,WA,USA
WASHINGTON — November was the bloodiest month for US troops in Iraq since April, with at least 135 losing their lives and more than 50 falling in the two…

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Iraq war is focus on WTO anniversary
Seattle Times – Seattle,WA,USA
… voice boomed over a public-address system, warning people they must evacuate the city or risk being shot — mimicking warnings to civilians in Fallujah, Iraq.…

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Iraq's electoral role takes shape in Geneva
swissinfo – Switzerland
… of December. The project being carried out in Geneva is not the only Swiss connection to January's election in Iraq. The ballot…

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In Canada, Bush firmly backs Iraq war
Detroit Free Press – Detroit,MI,USA
… W. Bush went to Canada on Tuesday seeking better ties with a northern neighbor, but he was dismissive about Canadians' strong opposition to the war in Iraq.…

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US signals that Iraq vote will not be delayed
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
BAGHDAD — The top US diplomat in Iraq said yesterday that security conditions would improve enough in the coming months to allow national elections to proceed…

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Violence on Iraq-Jordan road
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq — A resurgence in armed actions broke out Tuesday west of Fallujah along a key highway leading to Jordan, only weeks after a US-led military…

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dec01,1,2925342.story?coll=la-headlines-world

Iraq Shiite Group Protests Ballot List
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
BAGHDAD — A group of 38 Shiite Muslim political parties broke off ballot negotiations Tuesday with backers of Iraq's most influential Shiite cleric, Grand…

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1dec01,1,1008639.story?coll=la-headlines-nation

Copter Pilot Had Survived War in Iraq
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
KILLEEN, Texas — When Mark W. Evans Jr. was in Iraq, he would call or send text messages to his wife every day from the war zone.…

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Grateful immigrant from Macomb Co. dies serving in Iraq
Detroit Free Press – Detroit,MI,USA
… US Marine Cpl. Gentian Marku, 22, was killed Thursday in Anbar Province in Iraq. The department said only that he died as a result of enemy action.…

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Four killed in Iraq attack:
New Kerala – Ernakulam,Kerala,India
[World News]: Baghdad, Nov 30 : Four people were killed and 20 injured in an attack on a US military convoy in Iraq Tuesday, reports Xinhua.…

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Iraq will cost Blair votes says Falconer
Reuters – London,England,UK
LONDON (Reuters) – Iraq will cost Tony Blair votes, a close ministerial ally of the prime minister has said, six months before an expected general election.…

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US Military Knew of Iraq Detainee Abuse – Newspaper
Wired News – USA
… Herrington's report also found that members of an elite group that included CIA members abused detainees at a secret interrogation facility in Iraq to hide…

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Protest in Canada over Iraq war
NDTV.com – New Delhi,India
… and “liar,” several thousand demonstrators marched on the Parliament buildings in the Canadian capital to protest his visit, the US-led war in Iraq and a host…

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UN can survive Iraq
Khaleej Times – Dubai,United Arab Emirates
… We learned before the invasion of Iraq that in the view of the US administration, the Security Council had the choice of voting with the US for armed action…

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135 US troops killed in November in Iraq
Minneapolis Star Tribune (subscription) – Minneapolis,MN,USA
… 14 in Iraq, Dale Jr., 21, of Bel Air, Md., was buried Monday at Arlington National Cemetery next to his father, a Vietnam veteran who died in May at 54.…

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Postpone Iraq's election
Jerusalem Post – Jerusalem,Israel
… electoral commission, an array of Sunni and Kurdish political parties and individuals called on November 26 for a six-month delay in Iraq's national elections…

www.nytimes.com/2004/12/01/nyregion/01firefighter.html
2 New York Area Firefighters Killed in Iraq
New York Times – New York,NY,USA
… 2003. Firefighter Engeldrum was the first New York City employee to die while serving in Iraq, Fire Department officials said. He…

www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1363218,00.html
Sistani pulls main Shia parties together to dominate Iraq poll
Guardian – UK
Iraq's Shia parties have built a powerful political alliance uniting moderates with extremists and seem likely to dominate next month's general election.…

www.newsday.com/news/local/state/ny-bc-ny—iraq-mollen1130
nov30,0,7497735.story?coll=ny-region-apnewyork

State Department worker slain in Iraq remembered for humanitarian…
Newsday – Long Island,NY,USA
… were on display at a funeral home Tuesday as about 200 people remembered the humanitarian efforts of the State Department education specialist killed in Iraq.…

www.ndtv.com/template/template.asp?template=Newiraq&slug
=Canada+protests+Iraq+war&id=64456&callid=1

Protest in Canada over Iraq war
NDTV.com – New Delhi,India
… and “liar,” several thousand demonstrators marched on the Parliament buildings in the Canadian capital to protest his visit, the US-led war in Iraq and a host…

www.theage.com.au/news/Breaking-News/Iraqs-January-vote
-on-track-UN/2004/12/01/1101577532124.html

Iraq's January vote on track: UN
The Age (subscription) – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
… 30 national election are on track despite continuing violence, intimidation and calls for delaying or boycotting the vote, the UN election chief in Iraq says.…

www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/world/10306379.htm
American envoy expects Sunnis will participate in Iraq election
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq – (KRT) – As efforts intensified to persuade Iraq's reluctant Sunni minority to participate in January's elections, America's top envoy in Iraq…

www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2004/12/
01/wun01.xml&sSheet=/news/2004/12/01/ixworld.html

UN proposes Security Council shake-up to end Iraq row
Telegraph.co.uk – London,England,UK
The United Nations last night tried to overcome the bitter divisions over the war in Iraq by unveiling the most sweeping plans for reform in almost six decades…

www.gulf-daily-news.com/Story.asp?Article=97894&Sn=WORL&IssueID=27256
Car bomb kills seven in Iraq
Gulf Daily News – Manama,Bahrain
BAGHDAD: A US soldier and seven Iraqi civilians died in a spate of attacks yesterday. Prime Minister Iyad Allawi, meanwhile, travelled…

www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/html/20041130T200000-0500_70559_OBS_
PROTESTERS_IN_CANADA_EXPRESS_ANGER_AT_BUSH__IRAQ_WAR.asp

Protesters in Canada express anger at Bush, Iraq war
Jamaica Observer – Jamaica
… W Bush a “war criminal” and “liar,” a few thousand demonstrators rallied in the Canadian capital yesterday to protest his visit, the US-led war in Iraq and a…

www.theage.com.au/news/Breaking-News/Iraqs-January
-vote-on-track-UN/2004/12/01/1101577532124.html

Iraq's January vote on track: UN
The Age (subscription) – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
… 30 national election are on track despite continuing violence, intimidation and calls for delaying or boycotting the vote, the UN election chief in Iraq says.…

www.gulf-daily-news.com/Story.asp?Article=97894&Sn=WORL&IssueID=27256
Car bomb kills seven in Iraq
Gulf Daily News – Manama,Bahrain
BAGHDAD: A US soldier and seven Iraqi civilians died in a spate of attacks yesterday. Prime Minister Iyad Allawi, meanwhile, travelled…

news.scotsman.com/opinion.cfm?id=1376262004
More British troops could be sent to Iraq to protect Japanese…
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
MORE British soldiers may have to be sent to Iraq after Japan indicated yesterday that it would ask Britain to take over the task of protecting its forces…

news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-12/01/content_2280305.htm
UK group slams poor health service in Iraq
Xinhua – Beijing,China
30 (Xinhuanet) — A British activist group on Tuesday launched a research report on the impacts of the Iraq war to criticize the poor quality of health care in…

www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_1-12-2004_pg7_58
40 drowned as boat capsizes in Iraq
Daily Times – Pakistan
ZAKHU: Forty people were swept away and drowned as they tried to cross a swollen river in the far north of Iraq on Tuesday, families of the victims said.…

www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000087&sid
=aNECeyZzEphs&refer=top_world_news

Bush Defends Iraq Invasion, US Action on Threats (Update1)
Bloomberg – USA
30 (Bloomberg) — President George W. Bush, confronted by antiwar protesters in Canada, defended his decision to invade Iraq and said the US would always act…

www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/world/10306379.htm
American envoy expects Sunnis will participate in Iraq election
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq – (KRT) – As efforts intensified to persuade Iraq's reluctant Sunni minority to participate in January's elections, America's top envoy in Iraq…

www.cbc.ca/story/world/national/2004/11/30/iraq041130.html
US reports 135 casualties in Iraq in November
CBC News – Canada
BAGHDAD – A car bomb explosion in northern Iraq on Tuesday killed four Iraqi civilians and injured 19 others, including two American soldiers.…

www.arabnews.com/?page=4&section=0&article=55346&d=1&m=12&y=2004
Preparations Under Way for Inter-Iraq Talks
Arab News – Saudi Arabia
… The Jordanian government has dissociated itself from prior arrangement for the planned inter-Iraq talks, but said it welcomed any moves that help to restore…

www.freep.com/news/statewire/sw107963_20041130.htm
Marine from Warren dies in Iraq
Detroit Free Press – Detroit,MI,USA
WARREN, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan man was among six Marines from a military base in North Carolina to die in Iraq last week. Cpl.…

www.arabnews.com/?page=1&section=0&article=55394&d
=1&m=12&y=2004&pix=kingdom.jpg&category=Kingdom

Kingdom Offers Full Support to Iraq
Arab News – Saudi Arabia
… Saudi Arabia yesterday offered its full support to the interim Iraqi government to restore security in the war-torn country and prevent Iraq from becoming a…

www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,7374-1382583,00.html
Requiem Mass for Iraq hostage as husband clings to faint hope
The Times – London,England,UK
… But others in Iraq, including her husband, cling to the slim hope that she may still be alive. “In my mind she is still alive,” he said.…

  
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