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December 13 2004
 

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Anniversary of Saddam’s capture: 22 killed in Iraq violence
Daily Times – Pakistan
BAGHDAD: At least 22 people including nine US soldiers were killed and dozens were injured in violence across Iraq, signalling that coalition forces remain

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Iraq and Afghanistan in WTO talks
BBC News – London,England,UK
The World Trade Organisation (WTO) is to hold membership talks with both Iraq and Afghanistan. But Iran’s bid to join the trade

www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_14-12-2004_pg7_4
Iraq and US call for greater UN election help
Daily Times – Pakistan
UNITED NATIONS: The Iraqi and US governments on Monday called on the United Nations to urgently increase its presence in Iraq ahead of the January 30 election.

www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_14-12-2004_pg7_59
21 killed in Iraq road accident
Daily Times – Pakistan
BAQUBA: Twenty-one people were killed, many of them burnt to death, when a minibus packed with passengers collided with a car in eastern Iraq on Monday and

www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/world/10407920.htm
Iraq’s insurgency continues at a fierce pace
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq – (KRT) – A suicide car bomber on Monday morning ripped into a checkpoint outside of the US stronghold in Baghdad, home of Iraq’s interim

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Oil: Market firms on US northeast cold, Iraq sabotage
New Zealand Herald – Auckland,New Zealand
Oil ended a slide on Monday, firming up as cold weather in the US Northeast promised higher fuel demand and sabotage in Iraq once again disrupted the country’s

www.indianexpress.com/full_story.php?content_id=60778
WTO starts entry talks with Iraq
Indian Express – New Delhi,India
GENEVA, DECEMBER 13 : The World Trade Organisation (WTO) agreed on Monday to begin accession talks with Iraq and Afghanistan, but the United States again

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Iraq in chaos on Saddam anniversary
Al-Jazeera.Net – Qatar
About 1300 American troops have died in Iraq since the March 2003 invasion, more than 1000 in combat. Seven more US troops were

www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200412/s1264482.htm
Iraq presses UN for more election help
ABC Online – Australia
Iraq’s UN ambassador, Samir Shakir Sumaidaie, briefing the UN Security Council, says his Government is more concerned about attacks on the Iraqi people than by

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Ashford guardsman killed in Iraq
Newsday – Long Island,NY,USA
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ A 21-year-old Connecticut Army National guardsman from Ashford was killed Saturday while serving in Iraq, Maj. Gen.

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Bomb attack outside Iraq govt compound
Stuff.co.nz – New Zealand
Monday. Iraq’s US-backed interim president said insurgents were trying to wreck next month’s election and must be stopped. Ghazi

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Black Watch awaits its fate after Iraq stint
Reuters – London,England,UK
LONDON (Reuters) – The government will decide this week the fate of a centuries-old army regiment just back from duty in Iraq, where five of its soldiers were

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Hussein trial after Iraq elections – minister
Stuff.co.nz – New Zealand
ROME: Saddam Hussein, captured by United States forces a year ago, will stand trial in Iraq for crimes against humanity after national elections on January 30

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Oil Firms on US Cold, Iraq Sabotage
Reuters – NY,USA
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Oil ended a slide on Monday, firming up as cold weather in the US Northeast promised higher fuel demand and sabotage in Iraq once again

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Bomb Hits Iraq Govt., Year After Saddam Capture
ABC News – USA
month. Iraq’s US-backed interim president said insurgents were trying to wreck next month’s election and must be stopped. Ghazi

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Iraq accusations against Syria played down
Washington Times – Washington,DC,USA
13 (UPI) — A senior Shiite Iraqi cleric played down Monday Iraqi President Ghazi al-Yawer’s accusations Syria supported terrorists in Iraq.

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Some of Iraq’s high-profile detainees refused meals to demand ICRC
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Eight of Saddam Hussein’s 11 top lieutenants went on hunger strikes over the weekend to demand visits in jail from the International

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Gauging Tolerance for US Casualties in Iraq
NPR (audio) – Washington,D.C.,USA
Description: Peter Feaver of Duke University talks about why overall support for the war in Iraq hasn’t dwindled, despite much higher casualties than either

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2004/December/middleeast_December344.xml&section=middleeast

Zarqawi aide on trial in Jordan denies plotting Iraq attacks
Khaleej Times – Dubai,United Arab Emirates
AMMAN – A Jordanian man accused along with Iraq’s most wanted man Abu Musab al-Zarqawi of plotting attacks against US and Jordanian targets in Iraq denied

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8 US Marines slain in Iraq
Chicago Tribune (subscription) – Chicago,IL,USA
appointed by the family of former Deputy Prime Minister Tariq Aziz, said another lawyer told him that some detainees once on the US list of Iraq’s 55 most

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trainers-for-Iraq/2004/12/13/1102787017167.html

More Australian trainers for Iraq
The Age (subscription) – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
By Brendan Nicholson. Australia will send a 50-strong defence team to Iraq to help train supply and transport personnel for the new Iraqi forces.

www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200412/s1264418.htm
WTO approves Iraq, Afghan bids for membership talks
ABC Online – Australia
The World Trade Organisation’s (WTO) 148 member states have approved requests by Afghanistan and Iraq to open membership negotiations during a meeting at WTO

<www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A60613-2004Dec13.html>Iraq Bomb Kills 7, Year After Saddam Capture
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<news.scotsman.com/international.cfm?id=1423822004>Iraq violence ‘could create a new Hitler’
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
IRAQ’s interim president today accused Britain and America of making “a big mistake” by disbanding Saddam Hussein’s security services too quickly – and

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Australia Sends 50 Logistical Experts to Iraq
Zaman Online – Istanbul,Turkey
Australia will send 50 logistical experts to Iraq to train the newly established Iraqi defense force. Australian Defense Minister

www.reuters.co.uk/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=637621
Iraq suicide bomb kills 7
Reuters – London,England,UK
… Iraq’s figurehead interim president warned before national elections due on January 30 that violence and continued occupation could create a new Hitler.

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WTO starts entry talks with Iraq
Reuters – London,England,UK
GENEVA (Reuters) – The World Trade Organisation (WTO) has agreed to begin accession talks with Iraq and Afghanistan, but the United States again blocked any

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21 killed in Iraq as bus carrying gasoline explodes
Hindustan Times – New Delhi,India
Twenty-one Iraqis were killed when a bus carrying gasoline exploded into a fireball after colliding with a car northeast of Baghdad, a hospital official said

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Spain Defends Its Iraq Troop Withdrawal
ABC News – USA
MADRID (Reuters) – Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero Monday strongly defended Spain’s withdrawal of troops from Iraq after the March 11 Madrid train

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Ukraine reopens probe as evidence points to poisoning
Minneapolis Star Tribune (subscription) – Minneapolis,MN,USA
KIEV, UKRAINE — Ukrainian prosecutors reopened their investigation into allegations that opposition leader Viktor Yushchenko was poisoned with dioxin, while

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Ukraine kicks off presidential campaign
Daily Times – Pakistan
KIEV: Ukraine’s ruling elite was grimly silent on Sunday as news emerged that opposition leader Viktor Yushchenko was probably poisoned by an Agent Orange

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… and in Ukraine
Telegraph.co.uk – London,England,UK
As Ukraine gears up for its second vote, international monitors must display a scrupulous neutrality, something they have not always done.

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Russia ponders what went wrong in Ukraine election
Houston Chronicle – Houston,TX,USA
MOSCOW – There are many ways history may judge last month’s presidential elections in Ukraine, but in Russia these days the reverberations are most often

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Yushchenko compares Ukraine crisis to Soviet fall
swissinfo – Switzerland
By Marcus Kabel. his country’s upheaval over a rigged election to the fall of Soviet rule or the Berlin wall. Prime Minister Viktor

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9 US troops die in Iraq; Fallujah clashes continue
Indianapolis Star – Indianapolis,IN,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq — Seven US Marines were killed in two separate incidents in Iraq’s Anbar province, a vast region encompassing the battleground cities of

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Seven US Marines killed in Iraq attacks
ITV.com – UK
Military officials said the troops died in the Anbar province, a region which includes the insurgent strongholds of Fallujah and Ramadi.

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Gesture Of Love In Iraq’s Chaos
CBS News – USA
David Battle learned he’d either have to sacrifice his ring finger or the wedding band he wore, he told doctors at a field hospital in Iraq to cut off the

www.haaretzdaily.com/hasen/spages/513737.htmlIraq president says instability could yield ‘Iraqi Hitler’
Ha’aretz – Jerusalem,Israel
Daily bombings and kidnappings have plagued Iraq since last year’s US-led invasion toppled Saddam Hussein and the relentless Sunni-led insurgency has crippled

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Japan to pull troops from Iraq if necessary
Xinhua – Beijing,China
13 (Xinhuanet) — Japan would withdraw its Self-Defense Forces (SDF) troops from Iraq, depending on the security situation and progress in their reconstruction

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Australia to send logistics trainers to Iraq
Independent Online – South Africa
Canberra – Australia will send 50 army logistics specialists to Iraq to help train the new Iraqi defence force, Australian Defence Minister Robert Hill said on

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US marines killed in central Iraq
Al-Jazeera.Net – Qatar
Seven US marines have been killed in two separate incidents in Iraq’s al-Anbar province, the military said on Monday, a day after American warplanes pounded

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Seven Marines die in Iraq clashes
CNN International – Atlanta,GA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) — Seven Marines assigned to the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force were killed Sunday in two separate incidents while conducting security and

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Australian specialists to train logistics personnel in Iraq
Xinhua – Beijing,China
13 (Xinhuanet) — The Australian government on Monday announced Australia will send around 50 logistics specialists to Iraq to provide logistics training for

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Eight Marines killed in Iraq, military says
Winston-Salem Journal – Winston-Salem,NC,USA
Seven US Marines were killed in two separate incidents in Iraq’s restive Anbar province, the military said today, a day after American warplanes pounded

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US Marines Killed in W. Iraq -Military
Washington Post – Washington,DC,USA
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MYTH OF JUST WAR IN IRAQ MAY BE FADING AWAY
Yahoo News – USA
That’s why the US military struggles so hard to create myths to shore up support for its dubious enterprise in Iraq (news – web sites).

www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200412/s1264072.htm
Seven US Marines killed in Iraq
ABC Online – Australia
The Marines assigned to the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force were killed in action in two separate operations, the US military said in a statement which gave no

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US has Saddam, but violence continues in Iraq
Sify – Delhi,India
One year after the capture of Saddam Hussein, the United States is agonising over how to end the insurgency and create the ‘new Iraq’ promised by President

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Iraq mercy killing lands soldier behind bars
Boston Herald – Boston,MA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq – A US soldier was sentenced to three years in prison for killing a severely wounded Iraqi teenager, the military said yesterday, while

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Sri Lankan hostage held in Iraq returns home
Daily Times – Pakistan
Rajaratnam and a fellow driver from Bangladesh were kidnapped in Iraq by the same militant group that claims to be holding two French journalists.

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PLO chief apologizes to Kuwait over stand on Iraq invasion
Turkish Press – Turkey
KUWAIT CITY (AFP) – PLO chairman Mahmud Abbas apologized to Kuwait for the organization’s pro-Baghdad stand during Iraq’s 1990 invasion of the emirate, at the

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Some of Iraq’s high-profile detainees turning back meals, but
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Some of Iraq’s high-profile detainees have gone on hunger strike in protest of their detention, a lawyer said Sunday.

www.nytimes.com/2004/12/12/international/middleeast/12cnd-iraq.html
Militants Continue Attacks in Iraq
New York Times – New York,NY,USA
By ROBERT F. WORTH. BAGHDAD, Iraq, Dec. 12 – Militants killed an American soldier and ambushed an Iraqi National Guard patrol in

www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1372314,00.html
Iraq fuel crisis adds to chaos
Guardian – UK
… Iraq’s oil minister, Thamir al-Ghadhban, said extra security was being laid on to protect convoys bringing fuel into the capital.

  
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