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December 6 2004
 

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Japanese defense chief briefs Cabinet on Iraq; mission may be …
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
TOKYO (AP) The area around Japan’s military base in southern Iraq is safe enough to warrant an extension of the troops’ humanitarian mission, Japan’s defense …

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Cub Scouts share joy of Hanukka with soldiers in Iraq
Jerusalem Post – Jerusalem,Israel
… from Congregation Emanu El prepared care packages with Hanukka candles, menorahs and dreidels – giving Lowit and 150 other soldiers in Iraq, Afghanistan and …

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2004/December/todaysfeatures_December15.xml&section=todaysfeatures

Iraq’s “triangle of death’, election process is slow off the …
Khaleej Times – Dubai,United Arab Emirates
YUSUFIYAH, Iraq – An old man sits in a shabby one-storey building in a town in Iraq’s “triangle of death.” This will be a polling station in landmark …

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Renewed Iraq Violence Underlines Election Doubts
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
A dawn attack on a domestic oil pipeline supplying fuel from northern Iraq to Baghdad and clashes that killed three militants in the country’s turbulent west …

www.startribune.com/stories/484/5123218.html
Soldiers file class-action suit over extensions of Iraq duty
Minneapolis Star Tribune (subscription) – Minneapolis,MN,USA
WASHINGTON, DC — Eight soldiers asked a federal court Monday to prevent the Pentagon from requiring them to continue to serve in Iraq under emergency orders …

news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-12/07/content_2304097.htm
Japan to decide on Iraq mission extension Thursday
Xinhua – Beijing,China
7 (Xinhuanet) — The Japanese cabinet is expected to decide whether to extend the humanitarian assistance mission in southern Iraq on Thursday, Japanese media …

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Shiite clergy push vote in Iraq
MSNBC – USA
… More than 10,000 leaflets were distributed with the message that participation in Iraq’s Jan. … “We have a responsibility to help build the new Iraq.”. …

www.ajc.com/news/content/news/stories/1204/07irbush.html
Iraq: Interim leader, Bush vow to press on with vote
Atlanta Journal Constitution (subscription) – Atlanta,GA,USA
WASHINGTON — President Bush and Iraq’s interim president agreed Monday to press ahead with Jan. 30 elections in Iraq, vowing that …

www.nytimes.com/2004/12/07/international/middleeast/07rumsfeld.html
Rumsfeld Sees an Iraq Pullout Within 4 Years
New York Times – New York,NY,USA
… 6 – Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld indicated Monday that he expected American troops to withdraw from Iraq within four years, but he cautioned that any …

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Bush, Yawer firm on Iraq polls
NDTV.com – New Delhi,India
Iraq’s interim President Ghazi Al-Yawer, who is in US, has held talks with US President George Bush. The two leaders discussed the …

www.cbc.ca/story/world/national/2004/12/06/iraq041206.html
New violence erupts in Iraq
CBC News – Canada
… A police officer was also injured in the attack. Efforts to suppress violence by insurgents have been stepped up as Iraq moves towards elections on Jan. 30. …

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2 Pinoys hurt in Iraq raid; US consulate attacked
ABS CBN News – Quezon City,Philippines
By ESTRELLA TORRES. Two Filipinos working in two US military camps in Iraq were injured when terrorists attacked the two camps late last week. …

www.iht.com/articles/2004/12/06/news/rummy.html
Rumsfeld sees pullout from Iraq in 4 years
International Herald Tribune – Paris,France
KUWAIT Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said on Monday that he expected American troops to withdraw from Iraq within four years but cautioned that any final …

www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=7008063
US Judge Rejects Bid to Stop Iraq Abuse Trial
Reuters – NY,USA
… military judge on Monday rejected a motion to dismiss the case against Army Specialist Charles Graner, the suspected ringleader of abuses at Iraq’s Abu Ghraib …

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98300&Sn=WORL&IssueID=27262

Bush-Yawar firm on Iraq poll date
Gulf Daily News – Manama,Bahrain
BAGHDAD: The presidents of Iraq and the United States pledged yesterday there would be no delay to landmark elections on January 30 despite a flare-up of …

www.iht.com/articles/2004/12/06/news/rummy.html
Rumsfeld sees pullout from Iraq in 4 years
International Herald Tribune – Paris,France
KUWAIT Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said on Monday that he expected American troops to withdraw from Iraq within four years but cautioned that any final …

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98300&Sn=WORL&IssueID=27262

Bush-Yawar firm on Iraq poll date
Gulf Daily News – Manama,Bahrain
BAGHDAD: The presidents of Iraq and the United States pledged yesterday there would be no delay to landmark elections on January 30 despite a flare-up of …

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US soldiers who disobeyed orders in Iraq disciplined
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
… whether the command had taken into account complaints by the reservists that the fuel trucks they were asked to drive through hostile central Iraq were not …

www.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/getarticle.pl5?nn20041207a1.htm
5 1/2 hours in Iraq convinces Ono area stable, SDF needed
The Japan Times – Japan
KUWAIT CITY — Defense Agency chief Yoshinori Ono went to the southern Iraq city of Samawah on Sunday and stressed the need to extend the one-year mission of …

www.cbc.ca/story/world/national/2004/12/06/iraq041206.html
New violence erupts in Iraq
CBC News – Canada
… A police officer was also injured in the attack. Efforts to suppress violence by insurgents have been stepped up as Iraq moves towards elections on Jan. 30. …

www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1367979,00.html
US soldiers sue for having to stay in Iraq
Guardian – UK
Eight US soldiers serving in Iraq launched a legal challenge yesterday to stop their tours of duty from being extended. The lawsuit …

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Canada to host talks on Iraq election
Independent Online – South Africa
… available for comment. Martin, who met with Bush last week, says Canada is prepared to send monitors to Iraq. Pettigrew said the …

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A daily look at US military deaths in Iraq
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
6, 2004, at least 1,276 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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Shi’ites bite the ballot in Iraq, join hands
Economic Times – New Delhi,India
BAGHDAD: Iraq’s main Shi’ite political parties, backed by one of the country’s largest Sunni Arab tribes as well as Kurds and Turkmen, have sealed an …

www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=7008063
US Judge Rejects Bid to Stop Iraq Abuse Trial
Reuters – NY,USA
… military judge on Monday rejected a motion to dismiss the case against Army Specialist Charles Graner, the suspected ringleader of abuses at Iraq’s Abu Ghraib …

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10000103&sid=a19wTREBB180&refer=us

Bush Is `Determined’ to See Iraq Elections in January (Update1)
Bloomberg – USA
Dec. 6 (Bloomberg) — President George W. Bush said he is ``determined’’ to see Iraq hold elections Jan. 30 even as rebel attacks …

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Breaking&storyId=959624&tw=wn_wire_story

US Soldiers Fight Iraq Enlistment Extensions
Wired News – USA
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Eight US soldiers serving in Iraq and Kuwait filed a lawsuit on Monday challenging the US military’s “stop loss” policy, which forces …

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Insurgent Attacks Leave More Than 70 Dead in Iraq
NPR (audio) – Washington,D.C.,USA
Description: More than 70 people — the vast majority Iraqis — have died at the hands of insurgents in Iraq in the past three days. …

www.nytimes.com/2004/12/06/international/middleeast/06cnd-rums.html
Rumsfeld Sees US Troops Leaving Iraq Within 4 Years
New York Times – New York,NY,USA
… 6 – Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said today that he expected American troops to withdraw from Iraq within four years, but he cautioned that any final …

www.voanews.com/english/2004-12-06-voa44.cfm
Bush: Iraq Elections Must Take Place As Scheduled
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
President Bush held a round of high-level meetings on Iraq Monday – consulting with Iraqi Interim President Ghazi al-Yawar and Jordan’s King Abdullah. …

www.nytimes.com/2004/12/06/international/middleeast/06cnd-rums.html
Rumsfeld Sees US Troops Leaving Iraq Within 4 Years
New York Times – New York,NY,USA
… 6 – Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said today that he expected American troops to withdraw from Iraq within four years, but he cautioned that any final …

www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=7008063
US Judge Rejects Bid to Stop Iraq Abuse Trial
Reuters – NY,USA
… military judge on Monday rejected a motion to dismiss the case against Army Specialist Charles Graner, the suspected ringleader of abuses at Iraq’s Abu Ghraib …

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Bush Is `Determined’ to See Iraq Elections in January (Update1)
Bloomberg – USA
Dec. 6 (Bloomberg) — President George W. Bush said he is ``determined’’ to see Iraq hold elections Jan. 30 even as rebel attacks …

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Breaking&storyId=959624&tw=wn_wire_story

US Soldiers Fight Iraq Enlistment Extensions
Wired News – USA
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Eight US soldiers serving in Iraq and Kuwait filed a lawsuit on Monday challenging the US military’s “stop loss” policy, which forces …

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Insurgent Attacks Leave More Than 70 Dead in Iraq
NPR (audio) – Washington,D.C.,USA
Description: More than 70 people — the vast majority Iraqis — have died at the hands of insurgents in Iraq in the past three days. …

www.voanews.com/english/2004-12-06-voa44.cfm
Bush: Iraq Elections Must Take Place As Scheduled
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
President Bush held a round of high-level meetings on Iraq Monday – consulting with Iraqi Interim President Ghazi al-Yawar and Jordan’s King Abdullah. …

www.cnn.com/2004/ALLPOLITICS/12/06/iraq.chafee/
Senator: Public needs ‘cold, hard facts’ on Iraq
CNN – Atlanta,GA,USA
WASHINGTON (CNN) — A moderate Republican senator who recently returned from Iraq said conditions are worse than last year and the American public needs to …

www.reuters.co.uk/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=634013
“Armies of darkness” won’t stop Iraq election
Reuters – London,England,UK
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Iraq’s interim president has told George W. Bush at the White House that the “armies of darkness” will not stop Iraqis voting next month …

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Breaking&storyId=959528&tw=wn_wire_story

Rumsfeld Stays On, Hopes Troops Quit Iraq in 4 Years
Wired News – USA
KUWAIT (Reuters) – Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said on Monday he had agreed to stay in his job and hoped US troops would be pulled out of Iraq during the …

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Judge Rejects Move to Halt Iraq Abuse Trial
Reuters – NY,USA
FORT HOOD, Texas (Reuters) – A military judge on Monday rejected a motion to dismiss charges against the suspected ringleader of abuses at Iraq’s Abu Ghraib …

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Bush determined to hold January elections in Iraq
Ireland Online – Dublin,Ireland
President George Bush, on a day of new violence in the Middle East, expressed determination to see Iraq hold elections on January 30 and said they would show …

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Bush Determined over Iraq Election
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
President George W. Bush, on a day of new violence in the Middle East, expressed determination to see Iraq hold elections on January 30 and said they would …

www.ajc.com/news/content/news/stories/1204/06reservists.html
No court-martial for unit that wouldn’t do Iraq mission
Atlanta Journal Constitution (subscription) – Atlanta,GA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq — Twenty-three Army reservists who refused a dangerous mission to transport fuel in Iraq will face punishments such as extra duties or …

www.boston.com/dailynews/341/world/Japan_to_await_defense_chief_s:.shtml
Japan to await defense chief’s report on Iraq visit before saying …
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
TOKYO (AP) Japan won’t decide whether to extend its military’s humanitarian mission in Iraq until after the defense chief reports on his weekend visit to the …

www.voanews.com/english/2004-12-06-voa22.cfm
President Bush Meets with Iraq’s Interim President
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
Iraq’s Interim President Ghazi al-Yawar is meeting at the White House with President Bush on security issues and arrangements for next month’s elections in Iraq …

washingtontimes.com/upi-breaking/20041206-105943-8592r.htm
Three US casualties in Iraq
Washington Times – Washington,DC,USA
Baghdad, Iraq, Dec. 6 (UPI) — Three US soldiers were killed in two separate incidents in the province of Anbar in western Iraq, an army statement said Monday. …

www.abs-cbnnews.com/NewsStory.aspx?section=National&OID=64612
2 Pinoys hurt in Iraq raid; US consulate attacked
ABS CBN News – Quezon City,Philippines
By ESTRELLA TORRES. Two Filipinos working in two US military camps in Iraq were injured when terrorists attacked the two camps late last week. …

english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/11C8841B-D37D-446A-AC88-83E0618C057D.htm
Defiant soldiers disciplined in Iraq
Al-Jazeera – Qatar
The US military in Iraq has disciplined 18 soldiers who refused to go out on a transport convoy they thought was too dangerous, but the reservists will not …

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Election ‘on track’ as 90 die in Iraq
The Australian – Australia
BAGHDAD: Iraq’s interim President, Ghazi al-Yawer, yesterday insisted elections would go ahead as planned next month, despite an increase in insurgent attacks …

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US troops sue over tours in Iraq
BBC News – London,England,UK
Several US soldiers are going to the courts in an effort to stop the US army extending their tours of duty in Iraq. With US forces …

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Amid unrest, Iraq president says vote delay would aid “forces of …
Turkish Press – Turkey
BAGHDAD (AFP) – Iraq’s interim President Ghazi al-Yawar, ahead of a meeting with US President George W. Bush, rejected any delay to January 30 polls, saying …

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-help-from-Hill/2004/12/06/1102182230137.html

Iraq seeks intelligence help from Hill
Sydney Morning Herald (subscription) – Sydney,New South Wales,Australia
Iraq’s interim government has asked Australia to train its new generation of intelligence agents and has received a favourable hearing from the Defence Minister …

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Iraq’s Interim Leader to Visit White House
ABC News – USA
WASHINGTON Dec 6, 2004 — Fresh violence roiled the Middle East on Monday as President Bush prepared to welcome Iraq’s interim president to the White House. …

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Minor Sanctions for US Troops Who Balked in Iraq
Reuters – NY,USA
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – The US military in Iraq has disciplined 18 soldiers who refused to go out on a transport convoy they thought was too dangerous, but the …

english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/C758CA24-DABB-4758-9726-507532A65D38.htm
Koizumi shrugs off flak for Iraq visit
Al-Jazeera – Qatar
Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi has shrugged off opposition criticism that a visit to Iraq by the defence chief was a political stunt as he prepared …

www.ajc.com/opinion/content/opinion/bookman/2004/120604.html
Why are US troops still in Iraq?
Atlanta Journal Constitution (subscription) – Atlanta,GA,USA
In fact, 18 months after President Bush announced the end of major combat operations in Iraq, and after repeated claims of progress that later proved wildly …

www.aljazeera.com/cgi-bin/news_service/middle_east_full_story.asp?service_id=6150
Musharraf: Iraq war is a mistake
Al-Jazeera – Qatar
Pakistan’s president said this weekend that the US decision to invade Iraq was a mistake that has made the world a less safe place. …

www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/IRIN/30fd0f5d0b9f55c50cec2c342ec270b5.htm
IRAQ: Fertility clinic needs equipment to keep up with demand
Reuters AlertNet – London,England,UK
… In Iraq’s traditional society, it’s more important to have children than to worry about the embarrassment of going to the doctor, Layla Abdula Salam, the …

www.spiegel.de/politik/ausland/0,1518,331175,00.html
Saving Iraq’s Election
Spiegel Online – national,Germany
Rather than forcing a vote in January, Washington should encourage Iraq’s factions to work out their own election date. The Bush …

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Japan’s defence chief upbeat on security in Iraq
Financial Times – London,England,UK
Japan’s defence minister returned to Tokyo armed with an upbeat report on the situation in southern Iraq, fuelling speculation that Junichiro Koizumi, prime …

news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-12/06/content_2300984.htm
3 more US marines killed in western Iraq
Xinhua – Beijing,China
… from the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force were killed in two separate attacks while conducting security and stability operations in western Iraq on Sunday, the …

www.canoe.ca/NewsStand/WinnipegSun/News/2004/12/06/767647.html
Canuck troops to Iraq?
Winnipeg Sun – Winnipeg,Manitoba,Canada
OTTAWA — Prime Minister Paul Martin opened the door yesterday to deploying Canadian soldiers to Iraq once he follows through on a promise to boost military …

english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/BA6CBA16-A182-41D8-BE83-A572436745E5.htm
Fresh attacks hit Iraq
Al-Jazeera – Qatar
Three anti-US fighters have been killed and four wounded in clashes with US forces in Iraq’s northern Anbar province. This is according …

www.itv.com/news/index_511020.html
Iraq elections ‘ must go ahead’
ITV.com – UK
Iraq’s interim president Ghazi al-Yawer has insisted elections must be held as scheduled on January 30 despite continuing bloodshed in the country. …

www.canoe.ca/NewsStand/LondonFreePress/News/2004/12/06/767528.html
Militant ambush kills 17 in Iraq
London Free Press – London,Ontario,Canada
… The attacks seem to be an orchestrated campaign by Iraq’s Sunni-led insurgency to strike any Iraqis who co-operate with the Americans. …

www.rte.ie/news/2004/1206/annank.html
Annan refuses to resign over Iraq programme
RTE Interactive – Ireland
The United Nations Secretary General, Kofi Annan, has said he will not resign over the controversial Iraqi Oil-for-Food programme. …

www.usatoday.com/news/world/iraq/2004-12-06-bush-visitors_x.htm
Iraq’s interim president, Jordan’s king visit White House
USA Today – McLean,VA,USA
WASHINGTON (AP) — Welcoming Iraq’s interim president to the White House offers President Bush a chance to persuade Iraqi minority groups to participate in …

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20041205.wmarty1206/BNStory/National/

Canada will help monitor Iraq vote, PM says
The Globe and Mail (subscription) – Toronto,ON,Canada
… Mr. Martin wants to build a Canadian military that would have a peacekeeping presence in all of the world’s hot spots but not in Iraq, he said. …

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Insurgents attack pipeline in northern Iraq
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
SAMARRA, Iraq (AP) Insurgents blew up part of a domestic oil pipeline in northern Iraq early Monday, sending flames and black smoke billowing into the sky …

washingtontimes.com/upi-breaking/20041205-111404-7113r.htm
Hu and Chirac discuss Iraq
Washington Times – Washington,DC,USA
Beijing, China, Dec. 6 (UPI) — Chinese President Hu Jintao proposed Sunday a joint effort with France to solve the problems in Iraq, the China Daily reported. ..

  
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