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November 26 2004
 
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Iraq Officials Seek Delay for Elections
ABC News – USA
US soldiers patrol in Fallujah, Iraq, Friday Nov. 26 2004. In Fallujah, insurgents ambushed US troops as they entered a home during

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More Iraq officials want election delay
Japan Today – Tokyo,Japan
But Iraq's deputy prime minister told an audience Friday in Wales that sticking to the election timetable would be difficult because of the security crisis.

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Iraq mulls call for election delay as US forces seize lawless town
Turkish Press – Turkey
BAGHDAD (AFP) – Iraq's election commission said it would consider a call by top political parties to delay the January vote because of violence gripping the

www.dailystar.com.lb/article.asp?edition_id=10&categ_id=2&article_id=10484
Iraq considering petition to postpone January's elections
Daily Star – Beirut,Lebanon
Iraq's electoral commission said it will examine Saturday a request by 15 leading political parties for the Jan. 30 elections to be postponed by six months.

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Ex-Gurkhas killed in Iraq
News24 – South Africa
Global Risks Strategies is one of the largest private security firms operating in Iraq, with more than 1 000 employees, including former SAS and other recruits

www.boston.com/dailynews/331/wash/Audit_Halliburton_lost_track_o:.shtml
Audit: Halliburton lost track of government property in Iraq
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
was paid to manage for the US-led Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq could not be located by auditors, investigative reports to Congress show.

www.dailystar.com.lb/article.asp?edition_id=10&categ_id=5&article_id=10457
Sectarian electoral maneuvers may break Iraq apart
Daily Star – Beirut,Lebanon
By Mustafa Malik. In Iraq they are comparing it to Hulagu Khan's carnage. In the past year, following the US-led war and the mayhem

www.dailystar.com.lb/article.asp?edition_id=10&categ_id=2&article_id=10458
Iraq revives witch hunt after Baathists creep back
Daily Star – Beirut,Lebanon
Askari heads the surveillance commission of the de-Baathification committee, which former US overseer in Iraq, Paul Bremer, set up in May 2003 – two months

www.dailystar.com.lb/article.asp?edition_id=10&categ_id=4&Article_id=10452
Mark the father of Tattoos' inks new trend in Iraq
Daily Star – Beirut,Lebanon
A former Republican Guard soldier known as “Mark Abu al-Dak,” or “Mark the father of Tattoos,” is pioneering the new business of body art in wartorn Iraq.

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Iraq Needs Army So Us, UK Can Go Home – Salih
Scotland on Sunday – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
Iraq's deputy Prime Minister is set to tell Tony Blair that greater urgency is needed to build the country's security forces to allow British and American

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Iraq mulls call for election delay as US forces seize lawless town
Turkish Press – Turkey
BAGHDAD (AFP) – Iraq's election commission said it would consider a call by top political parties to delay the January vote because of violence gripping the

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Audit: Halliburton lost track of government property in Iraq
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
was paid to manage for the US-led Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq could not be located by auditors, investigative reports to Congress show.

www.news24.com/News24/World/Iraq/0,,2-10-1460_1627584,00.html
Ex-Gurkhas killed in Iraq
News24 – South Africa
Global Risks Strategies is one of the largest private security firms operating in Iraq, with more than 1 000 employees, including former SAS and other recruits

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Leading Politicians Call for Iraq Elections Delay
Reuters – NY,USA
30 to be delayed because of Iraq's widening violence. Most Shi'ites, who make up around 60 percent of Iraq's population, are eager for early elections.

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Split among Iraq's Shiites could cost them chance to dominate next
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
By Hamza Hendawi, Associated Press, 11/26/2004 15:12. BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) As Iraq's Sunni Muslims ponder boycotting the Jan. 30 election

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17 Political Parties Seek Iraq Election Delay
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq — Seventeen political parties today demanded postponement of the Jan. 30 elections for at least six months until

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Four UK staff killed in Iraq attack
This is London – London,England,UK
notified. Global Risk Strategies is a London-based firm that provides security in countries including Iraq and Afghanistan. Gurkhas

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Iraq deputy PM's lecture in Wales
BBC News – London,England,UK
Iraq's deputy prime minister is to outline his vision of his country's future in a lecture in south Wales. Barham Salih has been

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Iraq elections 'challenge' in parts of Mosul: US general
SierraTimes.com – USA
MOSUL, Iraq (AFP) – Holding elections in parts of Mosul could be a challenge, a US military commander for northern Iraq admitted, saying that insurgents are

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Top Iraq groups demand poll delay
BBC News – London,England,UK
Fierce fighting between insurgents and US-led forces in Sunni Arab areas have already prompted Iraq's top Sunni parties to threaten a poll boycott.

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worldNews&storyID=628399&section=news

Turk lawmaker says US in Iraq worse than Hitler
Reuters – London,England,UK
ANKARA (Reuters) – The head of Turkey's parliamentary human rights group has accused Washington of genocide in Iraq and behaving worse than Adolf Hitler, in

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Marine whose friend was killed in Iraq gets call from president
Newsday – Long Island,NY,USA
Clarke was granted a highly unusual 10-day leave to attend the funeral of his best friend, Brian Schramm, a fellow Marine killed in combat in Iraq last month.

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-15-injured-in-Iraq-attack/2004/11/27/1101219755515.html

British firm says 4 killed, 15 injured in Iraq attack
Sydney Morning Herald (subscription) – Sydney,New South Wales,Australia
American, he said. Global Risk Strategies is a London-based firm that provides security in countries including Iraq and Afghanistan.

www.boston.com/dailynews/331/world/U_N_Violence_leaves_3_000_Iran:.shtml
UN: Violence leaves 3,000 Iranian Kurd refugees in western Iraq …
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
GENEVA (AP) Nearly 3,000 Iranian Kurds at a decades-old refugee camp in western Iraq have been left without police protection as residents and local security

news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-11/26/content_2265644.htm
US troops find 15 bodies in Iraq's Mosul
Xinhua – Beijing,China
BAGHDAD, Nov. 26 (Xinhuanet) — At least 15 bodies were found on Friday by US troops in Iraq's northern city of Mosul, the US military said.

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Column One: Iraq's lost lessons
Jerusalem Post – Jerusalem,Israel
Something remarkable is happening in Iraq. There is a civil war going on and the terrorists are losing. … Iraq is currently undergoing a post-Saddam revolution.

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Iraq says key aide to terror leader is arrested
Detroit Free Press – Detroit,MI,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq — Iraqi officials announced Thursday the capture of a key aide to Jordanian terrorist suspect Abu Musab al-Zarqawi and said soldiers had

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Iraq reports capture of Zarqawi aide
AZ Central.com – AZ,USA
BAGHDAD – A lieutenant of Iraq's most feared insurgent leader, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, was captured this week, the country's national security minister said

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Cheer, sorrow fill GIs' Thanksgiving in Iraq
AZ Central.com – AZ,USA
FORWARD OPERATING BASE SPEICHER, Iraq – Air Force Staff Sgt. Mark Gilley spent Thanksgiving Day getting used to his new surroundings. The tent. The dust.

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Leading Sunnis want Iraq vote delayed
The Globe and Mail (subscription) – Toronto,ON,Canada
Lawmakers in Denmark voted to extend its military mission in Iraq by another six months, a departure from some other European nations that want to withdraw

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US casualties in Iraq and Afghanistan
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
Marine Corporal Michael R. Cohen, 23, of Jacobus, Pa., on Monday as result of enemy action in Anbar Province, Iraq. 19 in Anbar Province, Iraq.

news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-11/26/content_2264669.htm
Philippines vows to focus on hostage release in Iraq
Xinhua – Beijing,China
26 (Xinhuanet) — The Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs on Friday assured the family of kidnapped FilipinoRobert Tarongoy in Iraq that efforts to free

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Iraq's Canberra embassy re-opens
ABC Online – Australia
Iraq's embassy has re-opened in Canberra, 20 months after it was abandoned at the start of the US-led war on Iraq. A flag-raising

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Al-Jazeera rebuts criticism over Iraq coverage:
New Kerala – Ernakulam,Kerala,India
Islamabad, Nov 25 : The Director General of the Al-Jazeera satellite television, Wadah Khanfar, has rebutted all criticisms for its coverage of the Iraq War.

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Ex-teacher to head our Iraq force
Melbourne Herald Sun – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
A FORMER schoolteacher has been appointed to command the 920 Australian troops in and around Iraq. Air Commodore Greg Evans will

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American official murdered in Iraq
Gulf Daily News – Manama,Bahrain
US Secretary of State Colin Powell identified the diplomat as James Mollen, who had volunteered for service in Iraq a year ago.

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category=1107&slug=Lebanon%20Iraq%20Vote

Lebanon cleric doubtful on Iraq elections
Seattle Post Intelligencer – Seattle,WA,USA
BEIRUT, Lebanon — Lebanon's most senior Shiite Muslim cleric is voicing doubts about holding national elections in Iraq, a major departure from his Iraqi

RUMSFELD warns of Iraq dangers
NEWS.com.au – Australia
DONALD Rumsfeld said US troops, celebrating Thanksgiving after some of
their bloodiest weeks in Iraq, should brace for even more losses as they
pursue…
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LIGHTEN Iraq's debt load
The Japan Times – Japan
Iraq's future depends on the country finding its footing. The most important
precondition is peace and stability. … Iraq owes about $125 billion
to creditors.…
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IRAQ'S top Sunni party threatens to boycott elections
Daily Times – Pakistan
BAGHDAD: Iraq's main Sunni Muslim political party threatened on Thursday
to boycott the country's first free election if it goes ahead on January
30 as…
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SUNNI Politicians Urge Iraq Election Delay
ABC News – USA
An Iraqi National Guard soldier looks up at a US aircraft before leaving
to remove the bodies of two men found murdered in Mosul, Iraq, Thursday,
Nov.…
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LEBANON cleric doubtful on Iraq elections
Seattle Post Intelligencer – Seattle,WA,USA
BEIRUT, Lebanon — Lebanon's most senior Shiite Muslim cleric is voicing
doubts about holding national elections in Iraq, a major departure from
his Iraqi…
seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/apmideast_story.asp?category=1107&slug=Lebanon%20Iraq%20Vote

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Lighten Iraq's debt load
The Japan Times – Japan
Iraq's future depends on the country finding its footing. The most important precondition is peace and stability. … Iraq owes about $125 billion to creditors.

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Oliver Miles: Arab and Muslim forces are needed for Iraq
Independent – London,England,UK
Is there a way to break the vicious circle of occupation and resistance in Iraq? But they have failed to provide security for the population of Iraq.

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Press Routinely Undercounts US Casualties in Iraq
Editor & Publisher (subscription) – New York,NY,USA
NEW YORK As the toll of Americans killed and wounded in Iraq in November approaches record levels for one month in this war, is the press only telling part of

www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,7374-1375086,00.html
Lena, 72, volunteers for Iraq to remind 'her boys' of home
The Times – London,England,UK
UNDAUNTED by the dangers and privations of life in a war zone, a 72-year-old great-grandmother is preparing for deployment to Iraq.

www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1360283,00.html
Smoking while Iraq burns
Guardian – UK
youngsters by showing soldiers taking a break from deadly combat by drinking water or, perhaps, since there is a severe potable water shortage in Iraq, Coke.

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Iraq's top Sunni party threatens to boycott elections
Daily Times – Pakistan
BAGHDAD: Iraq's main Sunni Muslim political party threatened on Thursday to boycott the country's first free election if it goes ahead on January 30 as

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Sunni Politicians Urge Iraq Election Delay
ABC News – USA
An Iraqi National Guard soldier looks up at a US aircraft before leaving to remove the bodies of two men found murdered in Mosul, Iraq, Thursday, Nov.

  
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