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December 17 2004
 

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Iraq’s war crimes tribunal flawed’
Daily Times – Pakistan
BAGHDAD: Iraq’s plan to push ahead with early trials of Saddam Hussein’s deputies risks launching an unfair process that is flawed and discredited in the

www.stuff.co.nz/stuff/0,2106,3133028a12,00.html
Foreigners killed in ambush in Iraq’s Mosul
Stuff.co.nz – New Zealand
MOSUL: Insurgents attacked a car in the northern Iraq city of Mosul yesterday, killing three people who appeared to be foreigners and their Iraqi driver and

www.dailystar.com.lb/article.asp?edition_id=10&categ_id=2&article_id=11119
Fear of violence could hinder Iraq’s voter turnout
Daily Star – Beirut,Lebanon
BAGHDAD: On the first day of Iraq’s official campaigning period no eager volunteers could be spotted distributing political leaflets in the capital.

www.boston.com/dailynews/352/wash/U_S_forgives_4_1_billion_in_Ir:.shtml
US forgives $4.1 billion in Iraq debt
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
WASHINGTON (AP) The United States on Friday completely forgave $4.1 billion in debt Iraq owed it and urged other nations not part of an international debt

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More New York soldiers from National Guard heading to Iraq
Newsday – Long Island,NY,USA
Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz, several hundred members of the New York Army National Guard’s 42nd Infantry “Rainbow” Division were heading to Iraq.

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Foreigners killed in ambush in Iraq’s Mosul
Stuff.co.nz – New Zealand
MOSUL: Insurgents attacked a car in the northern Iraq city of Mosul yesterday, killing three people who appeared to be foreigners and their Iraqi driver and

www.dailystar.com.lb/article.asp?edition_id=10&categ_id=2&article_id=11119
Fear of violence could hinder Iraq’s voter turnout
Daily Star – Beirut,Lebanon
BAGHDAD: On the first day of Iraq’s official campaigning period no eager volunteers could be spotted distributing political leaflets in the capital.

www.boston.com/dailynews/352/wash/U_S_forgives_4_1_billion_in_Ir:.shtml
US forgives $4.1 billion in Iraq debt
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
WASHINGTON (AP) The United States on Friday completely forgave $4.1 billion in debt Iraq owed it and urged other nations not part of an international debt

www.signonsandiego.com/news/world/20041217-0633-iran-iraq-election.html
Iran cleric warns of possible fraud in Iraq poll
San Diego Union Tribune – San Diego,CA,USA
… Iraq’s interim government, whose Prime Minister Iyad Allawi and other key ministers are secular Shi’ites, has accused Iran of backing insurgents in Iraq set on

www.turkishpress.com/world/news.asp?id=041217184233.q602a2ht.xml
Iraq violence surges ahead of elections
Turkish Press – Turkey
BAGHDAD (AFP) – Violence in Iraq showed no sign of abating as at least four people were murdered after being dragged from their car, with the country bracing

www.lancasteronline.com/pages/news/local/4/10436
Top honor for Eberly for work in Iraq
Lancaster Newspapers – Lancaster,PA,USA
LANCASTER COUNTY, PA – On Tuesday, as President George W. Bush placed a presidential Medal of Freedom around the neck of former Iraq Administrator Paul Bremer

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US urges others to reduce Iraq’s debt
Reuters – NY,USA
WASHINGTON, Dec 17 (Reuters) – The United States will try to convince more of Iraq’s creditors to forgive the country’s debt, Treasury Secretary John Snow said

www.aljazeera.com/cgi-bin/news_service/middle_east_full_story.asp?service_id=6336
UN rejects US demands to increase staff in Iraq
Aljazeera.com – London,UK
The United Nations rejected US demands to increase the number of its staff in Iraq ahead of the national elections, planned for January 30.

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12/17/04 – IRAQ WAR TRIALS
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
The interim government of Iraq plans to begin investigative judicial hearings against two senior members of the former regime of Saddam Hussein next week.

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Sen. Bayh Discusses Iraq Visit
NPR (audio) – Washington,D.C.,USA
Evan Bayh (D-IN), who just returned from a visit to Iraq. They performance. Senator Evan Bayh just returned from Iraq on Tuesday evening.

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Foreigners Killed in Attack in Iraq’s Mosul
Reuters – NY,USA
MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) – Gunmen attacked a car in the northern Iraq city of Mosul on Friday, killing three foreigners and their Iraqi driver before cutting off

www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=7125755
Allawi Front Runner to Lead Iraq After Election
Reuters – NY,USA
more use of force to try to crush Sunni Muslim rebels and an economic policy that seeks production sharing deals with foreign firms to develop Iraq’s oil fields

www.turkishpress.com/news.asp?ID=35061
Soldier arrested for staging gunshot wound to avoid Iraq
Turkish Press – Turkey
police said Friday they had charged a US soldier with arranging for his cousin to shoot him in the leg to prevent him from returning to active duty in Iraq.

www.arabicnews.com/ansub/Daily/Day/041217/2004121704.html
Syria refutes American accusations about the border with Iraq
Arabic News – Middle East
Syria on Thursday totally rejected accusations over the border with Iraq saying Damascus has been doing her best to control the borders with Iraq and Syria is

www.theaustralian.news.com.au/common/story_page/
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Iraq rebels gun down minister
The Australian – Australia
The Soviet-trained engineer, who spent almost 20 years in Saddam Hussein’s jails, had been instrumental in setting up Iraq’s mobile telephone network, one of

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Foreigners Killed in Ambush in Iraq’s Mosul
Reuters – NY,USA
MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) – Insurgents attacked a car in the northern Iraq city of Mosul on Friday, killing three people who appeared to be foreigners and their

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UN shrugs off US demands to boost Iraq presence
Turkish Press – Turkey
BAGHDAD (AFP) – The United States failed win a promise from the United Nations to increase its staff in Iraq ahead of elections as Washington stepped up its

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dec17,1,6120071.story?coll=chi-newsnationworld-hed

Debt deal is a boon for Iraq
Chicago Tribune (subscription) – Chicago,IL,USA
WASHINGTON — An informal group of industrial nations called the Paris Club may have almost as much to say about Iraq’s eventual recovery from war as all the

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Soldiers in Iraq fight post-traumatic stress
Chicago Tribune (subscription) – Chicago,IL,USA
We learned in the two earlier entries Wednesday and Thursday that PTSD is already surfacing in Iraq, a development not so surprising when you consider the

www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/politics/10439546.htm
Winning hearts and minds a foundation for US in Iraq
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
BY BILL TAMMEUS. WASHINGTON – (KRT) – In one of his two tours of duty in Iraq, Lt. Gen. James T. Conway led the First US Marine Expeditionary Force.

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A9B0-49A9-A984-B5C3B78985FA.htm

Rights group: Iraq war tribunals flawed
Al-Jazeera.Net – Qatar
Iraq’s plan to push for early trials of Saddam Hussein and his deputies risks an unfair process that is flawed and discredited, a leading human rights group

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Bush’s Iraq lies in the realm of delusion
Mathaba.Net – Africa
Tommy Franks, who led the invasion of Iraq, which Mr. Bush, in his peculiar way, has characterized as a “catastrophic success.” It’s an interesting term.

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Iraq takes steps to expedite trials
The Globe and Mail (subscription) – Toronto,ON,Canada
a year of incarceration, Saddam Hussein met a defence lawyer yesterday, the second step in as many days toward putting key members of Iraq’s former Baathist

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dec17,1,7535807.story?coll=la-headlines-world

Annan Discusses Iraq With Powell
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
WASHINGTON — United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan insisted Thursday that the world body’s small staff in Iraq had “done all we need to do” to prepare

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Iraq War Crimes Tribunal Flawed — Rights Group
Reuters – NY,USA
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Iraq’s plan to push ahead with early trials of Saddam Hussein’s deputies risks launching an unfair process that is flawed and discredited

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Syria, Iran deny US charges of meddling in Iraq
ISN – Zurich,Switzerland
17/12/04) – Officials in Syria and Iran have vehemently denied accusations made by US President George Bush that the two have been interfering in Iraq ahead of

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Violence greets Iraq poll campaign, Saddam meets lawyer, hostage
Turkish Press – Turkey
BAGHDAD (AFP) – An Italian hostage was reported killed in Iraq, adding to the violence as campaigning started for the first post-Saddam Hussein elections

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Hussein Meets With Lawyer; Marine, 11 Others Slain in Iraq
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
least 11 other people Thursday, including a government official who was gunned down in the capital and three refugees slain in a rocket attack in northern Iraq …

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Shooting was bid to avoid Iraq, police say
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
PHILADELPHIA — Police have arrested a soldier who they allege had his cousin shoot him so he wouldn’t have to return to Iraq. Police said Army Spc.

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AP: Colombia Troops Being Sought for Iraq
ABC News – USA
from 3rd Platoon, I Company, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division patrol to clear buildings in the city of Fallujah, Iraq, during the

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Police: Soldier staged shooting to avoid return to Iraq
USA Today – McLean,VA,USA
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Fort Stewart soldier was arrested after he had his cousin shoot him so he wouldn’t have to return to Iraq, police said Thursday.

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Iraq post-war oil contracts go to Turkey, Canada
Aljazeera.com – London,UK
An oil official said on Thursday that Iraq’s oil ministry has awarded the country’s first post-war oilfield development contracts to Turkish and Canadian

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Good news in Iraq ignored by media
News-Leader.com – Springfield,MO,USA
‘Tis the season, and Americans deserve some holiday cheer. Herewith some of the good things happening in Iraq, beginning with Omar and Mohammed.

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Powell Says UN Is Doing Enough for Iraq Elections
ABC News – USA
Dec 17, 2004 — WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Secretary of State Colin Powell said on Thursday that UN plans to help with the upcoming election in Iraq appeared to

www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A6395-2004Dec16.html
How Iran Is Winning Iraq
Washington Post – Washington,DC,USA
If you had asked an intelligence analyst two years ago to describe the worst possible political outcome following an American invasion of Iraq, he might well

www.voanews.com/english/2004-12-16-voa75.cfm
US General Says Iraq on Track for January Elections
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
The top US military commander in Iraq, General George Casey, says coalition forces are on track to meet the twin goals of elections in late January and

www.taipeitimes.com/News/world/archives/2004/12/17/2003215470
Attacks in Iraq kill at least six
Taipei Times – Taipei,Taiwan
policemen — were killed in separate rebel strikes in Baghdad on Thursday, as the resistance kept up their campaign to derail Iraq’s upcoming general election.

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2004/December/focusoniraq_December134.xml&section=focusoniraq

US to forgive Iraq’s 4 billion-dollar debt
Khaleej Times – Dubai,United Arab Emirates
WASHINGTON – The administration of US President George W. Bush will agree to write off Iraq’s debts to Washington of 4.1 billion dollars, racked up during

www.startribune.com/stories/484/5141849.html
UN may expand support for Iraq
Minneapolis Star Tribune (subscription) – Minneapolis,MN,USA
He worked for the company in Africa, not Iraq. One of the Republicans calling for Annan’s ouster said the pledge of cooperation is welcome but unproven.

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Iraq trials ‘should be after poll’
The Australian – Australia
IRAQ’S justice minister said in an interview published today that the Iraqi government is rushing too quickly to try top officials of the government of Saddam

www.signonsandiego.com/news/world/iraq/
20041216-0659-syria-iraq-interference.html

Syria denies accusations of Iraq interference
San Diego Union Tribune – San Diego,CA,USA
DAMASCUS — Syria on Thursday dismissed charges it is interfering in Iraq to further a bloody insurgency there, and said Damascus is committed to seeing the

www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,7374-1406318,00.html
British-based aid worker ‘shot dead’ in western Iraq
The Times – London,England,UK
GUNMEN in Iraq claimed yesterday to have murdered a London-based Italian aid worker who drove through an insurgent roadblock in the rebellious west of the

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Clemency plea for Iraq ‘scroungers
Telegraph.co.uk – London,England,UK
officers who were court martialled and imprisoned after they commandeered and cannibalised abandoned military vehicles to carry out their mission in Iraq.

www.startribune.com/stories/484/5141849.html
UN may expand support for Iraq
Minneapolis Star Tribune (subscription) – Minneapolis,MN,USA
He worked for the company in Africa, not Iraq. One of the Republicans calling for Annan’s ouster said the pledge of cooperation is welcome but unproven.

www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,7374-1406318,00.html
British-based aid worker ‘shot dead’ in western Iraq
The Times – London,England,UK
GUNMEN in Iraq claimed yesterday to have murdered a London-based Italian aid worker who drove through an insurgent roadblock in the rebellious west of the

www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2004/12/17
/wscro17.xml&sSheet=/news/2004/12/17/ixworld.html

Clemency plea for Iraq ‘scroungers
Telegraph.co.uk – London,England,UK
officers who were court martialled and imprisoned after they commandeered and cannibalised abandoned military vehicles to carry out their mission in Iraq.

www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/politics/10434379.htm
General sees successful future in Iraq
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
WASHINGTON – (KRT) – Despite heavy fighting in recent months, most of Iraq remains relatively stable, and the country is on track to hold elections by Jan.

  
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