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November 3 2004,1280,-4594144,00.html
Hungary Plans to Withdraw Troops From Iraq
Guardian – UK
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) – Hungary's government will ask lawmakers to keep its 300 troops in Iraq for an extra three months before pulling them out by March 31…
Iraq weapons training 'deficient'
BBC News – London,England,UK
A judge has criticised the Army for deploying a territorial soldier to Iraq with “deficient” weapons training. Assistant judge advocate…
Bulgaria Prepares Reduced Iraq Troops
Sofia News Agency – Bulgaria
Bulgaria's fourth infantry unit will leave for Iraq in a reduced staff compared to the currently deployed contingent, Defense Minister Nikolay Svinarov…
Philippines confirms national abducted in Iraq
Channel News Asia – Singapore
MANILA : A Filipino civilian has been abducted in Iraq and Philippine authorities are seeking contact with his kidnappers, Foreign Secretary Alberto Romulo…
Sis missed call of new Filipino hostage in Iraq
Philippine Daily Inquirer – Makati City,Philippines
… Told that Robert had been working in Iraq since the middle of the year, the OWWA employee said he was one of those abducted from the SATCCo compound.…
Hungary to pull troops from Iraq
CBC News – Canada
BUDAPEST – Hungary will withdraw 300 non-combat troops from Iraq by March 31, despite a request from the Iraqi interim government to stay for another year.…
Hungary to Withdraw Its 300 Troops From Iraq
New York Times – New York,NY,USA
… 3 _ – Hungary announced today that it would withdraw its 300 troops from Iraq in the next few months, becoming the latest country in the 32-member United…
Voters unhappy with economy and Iraq, but terrorism and values…
Minneapolis Star Tribune (subscription) – Minneapolis,MN,USA
John Kerry to take on the terrorists. That offset their displeasure with the economy and the course of the war in Iraq. Election…,1280,-4593618,00.html
Gunmen Seize Five in Two Iraq Kidnappings
Guardian – UK
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) – Gunmen abducted a Lebanese-American contractor who worked with the US Army from his Baghdad home, Iraqi officials said Wednesday, while…
Hungary Sets Iraq Pullout as US Election Ends
Reuters – NY,USA
BUDAPEST (Reuters) – Hungary's 300 troops will be withdrawn from Iraq by the end of March 2005, the government said, in an announcement officials said was…,,2-10-1665_1615348,00.html
Bush win better for Iraq
News24 – South Africa
Baghdad – US President George W Bush's victory is crucial to Iraq's recovery, said US contractors and officials here, worried that challenger John Kerry would…
Developments in Iraq
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,United States
_The Jordanian government said four Jordanian drivers have been kidnapped in Iraq and two others were shot at by unknown assailants in separate incidents.…
Iraq election to take place in last week of January
San Diego Union Tribune – San Diego,CA,USA
BAGHDAD — Iraq's parliamentary elections will take place in the last week of January, the body organising the poll said on Wednesday, despite relentless…
Video: Iraq group beheads three guardsmen
Mail & Guardian Online (subscription) – Johannesburg,South Africa
A militant group calling itself the “Brigades of Iraq's Honourable People” on Wednesday provided a video that shows the beheading of three members of the Iraqi…
Bin Laden warns of Iraq retaliation – UK
… It contains comments on Iraq which were not shown on the television broadcasts. In the full-length video, bin Laden warned that…
Iraq says contractor snatched
CNN International – Atlanta,GA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) — A Lebanese-American man was kidnapped late Tuesday from Baghdad's al-Mansour district, a day after six others — including an American…
British troops in central Iraq suffer new attacks
Xinhua – Beijing,China
3 (Xinhuanet) — British troops redeployed in central Iraq to support US forces have come under fresh attacks at their base south of Baghdad, the BBC reported…

War in Iraq proves a deciding issue on area campuses
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
… are in the Marines. For her friend Erin Greenberg, it was about a friend named Mike who is stationed in Iraq. And for another BU…
Hungary to withdraw troops from Iraq
CTV – Canada
BUDAPEST, Hungary — Hungary will withdraw its 300 non-combat troops from Iraq by March 31, the country's new prime minister said Wednesday, because staying…
Govt mulls evacuation of workers in Iraq
ABS CBN News – Quezon City,Philippines
The possible evacuation of Filipino workers in Iraq looms again with the abduction of another worker in the war-torn country, the labor department said…
Iraq Rebels Stage Fresh Attacks, Kidnap US Citizen
Reuters – NY,USA
… The violence surged as the world awaited the outcome of Tuesday's presidential election in the United States, which has failed to pacify Iraq since last year's…
Iraq rebels stage fresh attacks
Reuters – London,England,UK
… surged on Wednesday as the world awaited the outcome of Tuesday's presidential election in the United States, which has failed to pacify Iraq since last year's…
Election became 'all about Bush' and war in Iraq
San Diego Union Tribune – San Diego,CA,USA
… But in the final analysis, it was George W. Bush and the war in Iraq.”. … Iraq was a critical and, most likely, decisive factor in the closeness of the outcome.…

Car bombs kill at least 12, injure 36 in Iraq
Chicago Tribune (subscription) – Chicago,IL,USA
… to turn her over to Al Qaeda-linked militants notorious for beheading hostages unless Britain agreed within 48 hours to pull its troops from Iraq, Al Jazeera…
Kidnappers in Iraq seize Lebanese-Am
Boston Herald – Boston,MA,United States
… ministry said. Today, four Jordanian drivers were kidnapped in Iraq and two others were shot at by unknown assailants. Jordanian…
Iraq's northern oil exports halted due to sabotage
Xinhua – Beijing,China
3 (Xinhuanet) — Iraq's northern oil exports were halted Wednesday following a series of massive attacks on Iraq's pipeline network linking northern oil fields…
Jordan PM: We want to help Iraq uproot terrorism
Jerusalem Post – Jerusalem,Israel
Jordan's prime minister vowed Wednesday to help Iraq uproot terrorism and restore security as the Jordanian government announced four more Jordanian drivers…
US Warplanes Bomb Targets in Iraq's Falluja
Reuters – NY,USA
FALLUJA, Iraq (Reuters) – US warplanes bombed targets in Falluja overnight, destroying an arms cache and an insurgent command post, the military said on…
Iraq rebels stage fresh attacks
Reuters – London,England,UK
… Violence surged again in Iraq on Wednesday as the world awaited the outcome of the presidential election in the United States, which has grappled with a…
8 die in blast at Iraq school ministry
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
… 2004. BAGHDAD — Until yesterday, Iraq's Ministry of Education had remained untouched by the car bombs that erupt daily here. Insurgents…
New York Post – New York,NY,USA
By ERIC FETTMANN. There's no doubt that Iraq brought voters — and Kerry voters, in particular — out to the polls in record numbers.…—exitpoll

Dissatisfaction over Iraq, economy propels Kerry to easy win in…
Newsday – Long Island,NY,USA
NEW YORK — Dissatisfaction with the war in Iraq and with the economy propelled Democrat John Kerry to an easy victory over President Bush in New York on ..
Arroyo forms crisis team on kidnapping of Filipino in Iraq
Philippine Daily Inquirer – Makati City,Philippines
PRESIDENT Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has put up a crisis team to verify the abduction of Filipino accountant Roberto Tarangoy in Iraq, communicate with his family…

Four Jordanian truck drivers abducted in Iraq
Khaleej Times – Dubai,United Arab Emirates
AMMAN – Four Jordanian truck drivers have been kidnapped in Iraq, officials said, as Iraqi Prime Minister Iyad Allawi was continuing a visit to the kingdom on…
Iraq rebels stage fresh attacks
swissinfo – Switzerland
… “A Bush win would mean we would stay the course in Iraq. … by al Qaeda ally Abu Musab al-Zarqawi within 48 hours unless British troops quit Iraq, Al.…

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