Iraq News and Information Links
November 29 2004
 
www.boston.com/dailynews/335/world/Arab_countries_press_Iraq_to_m:.shtml
Arab countries press Iraq to meet with opposition
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
CAIRO, Egypt (AP) Iraq's neighbors, worried about low Sunni Arab turnout in the country's upcoming elections, are mounting a behind-the-scenes push to persuade…

www.boston.com/dailynews/335/wash/November_U_S_death_toll_in_Ira:.shtml
November US death toll in Iraq approaches highest for any month
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
WASHINGTON (AP) Fueled by fierce fighting in Fallujah and insurgents' counterattacks elsewhere in Iraq, the US military death toll for November is approaching…

washingtontimes.com/op-ed/20041129-095026-5351r.htm
Next steps in Iraq
Washington Times – Washington,DC,USA
Now that United States and Iraqi forces have seized control of Fallujah, the “jihad city,” the main question is: What to expect next in Iraq's war with the…

www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/special_packages/iraq/10300076.htm
Marine from Napa dies in Iraq
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
NAPA, Calif. – A Marine from Napa was killed over the weekend in the fighting in Iraq, the Department of Defense announced Monday. Cpl.…

www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A20660-2004Nov29.html
Iraq Faces Hurdles On Details Of Election
Washington Post – Washington,DC,USA
… Portraits of US service members who have died in Iraq since the beginning of the war. Although most public attention has focused…

www.khaleejtimes.com/DisplayArticle.asp?xfile=data/todaysfeatures/
2004/November/todaysfeatures_November68.xml&section=todaysfeatures

Germany meets Iraq in the Emirati desert
Khaleej Times – Dubai,United Arab Emirates
Far away from the frosty European winter, 35 German soldiers have arrived in the United Arab Emirates to do their part for Iraq's stabilization.…

www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/world/10298831.htm
Glance at US Military Deaths in Iraq
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
29, 2004, at least 1,254 members of the US military have died since the beginning of the Iraq war in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count.…

news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=3821733
British Troops in Iraq Face More Short-Term Missions
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
By Nick Allen, PA Chief Reporter at Camp Dogwood, Iraq. The officer commanding British forces in Basra signalled today that there…

news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-11/30/content_2275345.htm
Annan “disappointed” over son's Iraq oil-linked cash
Xinhua – Beijing,China
… the company until February 2004. Annan again denied any involvement in granting Cotecna the contract in Iraq. “As I have stated…

www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A20670-2004Nov29.html
US Officials Build a Powerful Partnership in Iraq
Washington Post – Washington,DC,USA
By Bradley Graham. BAGHDAD, Nov. 29 — Shortly after being selected in May to command the US military in Iraq, Army Gen. George W. Casey Jr.…

seattlepi.nwsource.com/opinion/201590_friedman30.html
Who's in charge of US policy in Iraq?
Seattle Post Intelligencer – Seattle,WA,USA
Here's this week's news quiz. It's just one question, but it's a big one: Who's in charge of US policy in Iraq? No, seriously, give yourself a simple test.…

www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=6944646
Powell Confident Iraq Elections Will Go Ahead
Reuters – NY,USA
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States is confident Iraq's elections will take place as planned on Jan. 30 despite pressure to…

www.smh.com.au/news/After-Saddam/Rash-of-killings-creates-
climate-of-fear-in-northern-Iraq/2004/11/30/1101577426335.html

Rash of killings creates climate of fear in northern Iraq
Sydney Morning Herald (subscription) – Sydney,New South Wales,Australia
For the past two weeks, insurgents in the northern city of Mosul have been steadily eliminating members of Iraq's security forces and civilians.…

www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_30-11-2004_pg7_1
32 killed in spiralling Iraq violence
Daily Times – Pakistan
BAGHDAD: At least 32 people including two US Marines and four Iraqi national guards were killed and numerous injured in violence across Iraq.…

www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1362376,00.html
Seven killed in Iraq bombing
Guardian – UK
A suicide car bomber attacked a police checkpoint in western Iraq yesterday, killing at least seven people and injuring nine. The…

www.arabnews.com/?page=4&section=0&article=55291&d=30&m=11&y=2004
Suicide Bomber Kills 12 Cops in Iraq
Arab News – Saudi Arabia
BAGHDAD, 30 November 2004 — In the latest insurgent attack on Iraq's beleaguered security forces, a suicide car bomber plowed into policemen waiting to…

www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1362376,00.html
Seven killed in Iraq bombing
Guardian – UK
A suicide car bomber attacked a police checkpoint in western Iraq yesterday, killing at least seven people and injuring nine. The…

www.arabnews.com/?page=4&section=0&article=55291&d=30&m=11&y=2004
Suicide Bomber Kills 12 Cops in Iraq
Arab News – Saudi Arabia
BAGHDAD, 30 November 2004 — In the latest insurgent attack on Iraq's beleaguered security forces, a suicide car bomber plowed into policemen waiting to…

news.independent.co.uk/world/middle_east/story.jsp?story=588095
Embassy sounds alarm over growing dangers in Iraq
Independent – London,England,UK
… security in Baghdad was underlined in a sombre warning yesterday from the British embassy against using the airport road or taking a plane out of Iraq.…

www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/special_packages/iraq/10290787.htm
A Daily Look at Military Deaths in Iraq
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
29, 2004, at least 1,249 members of the US military have died since the beginning of the Iraq war in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count.…

www.iht.com/articles/2004/11/29/opinion/edkristof.html
Nicholas Kristof: Saving Iraq's children
International Herald Tribune – Paris,France
… President George W. Bush's policy on Iraq has migrated from delusional – we would be welcomed with flowers, we should disband the Iraqi Army, security is fine…

www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_30-11-2004_pg7_1
32 killed in spiralling Iraq violence
Daily Times – Pakistan
BAGHDAD: At least 32 people including two US Marines and four Iraqi national guards were killed and numerous injured in violence across Iraq.…

www.boston.com/dailynews/334/wash/November_U_S_death_toll_in_Ira:.shtml
November US death toll in Iraq approaches highest for any month
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
WASHINGTON (AP) The US military death toll in Iraq rose by at least three Monday and the November total is approaching the highest for any month since the…

www.azcentral.com/news/articles/1129az-marines-killed29-ON.html
Tucson Marine, one other die in Iraq
AZ Central.com – AZ,USA
WINSTON-SALEM, NC – A Marine from Arizona and another from North Carolina died in the past week in Iraq, authorities said. Lance Cpl.…

www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/special_packages/iraq/10297416.htm
List of Ohio casualties in Iraq
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
Benning, Ga. _ Marine Cpl. Nathan R. Anderson, 22, of Howard, died during fighting in the Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned

www.dailystar.com.lb/article.asp?edition_id=10&article_id=10523&categ_id=17
Tehran must leverage its diplomatic successes to assist Iraq
Daily Star – Beirut,Lebanon
Today Iran hosts a conference on security cooperation between Iraq and its regional neighbors, effectively responding to repeated American allegations that it

www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/119768/1/.html
Aznar denies Iraq link, defends role in wake of Madrid bombings
Channel News Asia – Singapore
MADRID : Former Spanish prime minister Jose Maria Aznar rejected the idea that the Madrid train bombings stemmed from his backing for the war in Iraq and told

www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/119766/1/.html
Ten killed in Iraq bombings as PM says violence receding
Channel News Asia – Singapore
moved on Fallujah in the largest military operation since the 2003 invasion, in a bid to remove what was seen by the US military and Iraq's interim government

www.al.com/newsflash/regional/index.ssf?/base/news-10/110175866131090.xml&storylist=alabamanews
Prattville chaplain ministers to soldiers wounded in Iraq
AL.com – Birmingham,AL,USA
They will get them as much treatment (as possible) down range in Iraq and Afghanistan and then we quickly get them airlifted here, where we can do a thorough

www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/special_packages/iraq/10296508.htm
Chambliss: Making Iraq safe for democracy will take years
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
Morale is high among American troops deployed to fight terrorism overseas and they are satisfied with their equipment, but securing Iraq for democracy will be

www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=6945696
Aznar Denies Madrid Bombs Were Linked to Iraq War
Reuters – NY,USA
Islamic militants tried to use the Madrid train bombings to oust the pro-US ruling party from power in Spain, but not because of its support for the Iraq war.

www.al.com/newsflash/regional/index.ssf?/base/news-10/110175866131090.xml&storylist=alabamanews
Prattville chaplain ministers to soldiers wounded in Iraq
AL.com – Birmingham,AL,USA
They will get them as much treatment (as possible) down range in Iraq and Afghanistan and then we quickly get them airlifted here, where we can do a thorough

www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/special_packages/iraq/10296508.htm
Chambliss: Making Iraq safe for democracy will take years
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
Morale is high among American troops deployed to fight terrorism overseas and they are satisfied with their equipment, but securing Iraq for democracy will be

washingtontimes.com/upi-breaking/20041129-031730-6540r.htm
Russia slashes $9 billion from Iraq debt
Washington Times – Washington,DC,USA
Moscow, Russia, Nov. 29 (UPI) — Russia will slash at least $9.5 billion of Iraq's debt to Moscow, Interfax news agency reported Monday.

olympics.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=6945283
US Group to File Iraq War Crimes Case in Germany
Reuters – NY,USA
group will Tuesday file war crimes charges in Germany against senior US administration officials for their alleged role in torture at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq…

Art, Music & Culture
DOCUMENTARY FILM REVIEW: 'ABOUT BAGHDAD' GIVES VOICE TO IRAQIS NOT REPRESENTED IN THE NEWS MEDIA
Maureen Clare Murphy, Electronic Iraq (29 November 2004)

“We'll give [the Americans] a chance. If there's no freedom … they know that the Iraqi people are revolutionary. We won't be silent if we are repressed,” says an Iraqi man with a weathered face in the documentary About Baghdad, shot in July 2003. But one wonders what he would say today, after seeing the images that have come out of Abu Ghraib and Falluja, and now that it is apparent that the U.S. military has had no viable exit strategy. About Baghdad captures through the many Iraqi voices in the film the trauma of this most current war, on top of the pain endured during twelve years of economic sanctions and decades of war and oppression under the rule of Saddam Hussein.

electronicIraq.net/news/1735.shtml

www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=6944646
Powell Confident Iraq Elections Will Go Ahead
Reuters – NY,USA
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States is confident Iraq's elections will take place as planned on Jan. 30 despite pressure to

www.turkishpress.com/news.asp?ID=34513
Turkey, US, Iraq to discuss security for Turkish truckers in Iraq
Turkish Press – Turkey
ANKARA, Nov 29 (AFP) – Officials from Turkey, the United States and Iraq will meet here Tuesday to discuss security measures for Turkish truck drivers who are

news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=3820509
Suicide Bomber Kills Seven in Iraq Attack
Scotland on Sunday – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
A suicide bomber blew up a car at a police checkpoint in western Iraq today, killing seven government security force members and injuring nine.

www.novinite.com/view_news.php?id=42057
Bulgaria Welcomes Back 3rd Iraq Unit
Sofia News Agency – Bulgaria
The first group of the Bulgarian unit to Iraq returned to Sofia safe and sound on November 28. A total of 128 soldiers were flied back to Sofia from Iraq.

www.novinite.com/view_news.php?id=42054
Iraq Interested in Bulgaria's Energetics
Sofia News Agency – Bulgaria
also among the discussed topics. The energy exports from Bulgaria to Iraq was also included in the agenda. The Iraqi officials have

www.voanews.com/english/2004-11-29-voa18.cfm
Blast in Western Iraq Kills 7 Policemen; 2 US Troops Killed in
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
A car bomb attack outside a police station in western Iraq has killed at least seven policemen and wounded nine others. Authorities

www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000103&sid=aUyj0zM1VVG0&refer=us
Russia to Write Off Half of Iraq Debt, Minister Says (Update1)
Bloomberg – USA
Nov. 29 (Bloomberg) — Russia will write off half of Iraq's debt to the country in two stages starting next year, Finance Minister Alexei Kudrin said.

www.smh.com.au/news/After-Saddam/Rash-of-killings-creates-
climate-of-fear-in-northern-Iraq/2004/11/30/1101577426335.html

Rash of killings creates climate of fear in northern Iraq
Sydney Morning Herald (subscription) – Sydney,New South Wales,Australia
For the past two weeks, insurgents in the northern city of Mosul have been steadily eliminating members of Iraq's security forces and civilians.

www.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,4057,11542398%255E1702,00.html
Car bomb in Iraq kills seven
NEWS.com.au – Australia
A CAR bomb exploded today at a police checkpoint in western Iraq, killing seven government security force members and injuring nine others, Iraqi officials.

www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1362113,00.html
'Many' police killed in Iraq suicide attack
Guardian – UK
A suicide car bomber attacked a police checkpoint in western Iraq today, killing and injuring several members of the Iraqi security forces.

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Widow's Tribute to Holiday Death Iraq Hero
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
The widow of a Territorial Army volunteer who died of a heart attack on holiday shortly after returning from a tour of duty in Iraq today spoke of her pride in

news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-11/29/content_2274402.htm
Car bomb attack kills 4 national guards in western Iraq
Xinhua – Beijing,China
BAGHDAD, Nov. 29 (Xinhuanet) — A car bomb blast hit a checkpoint Monday in western Iraq, killing four Iraqi national guards and wounding others, police said.

www.cbsnews.com/stories/2004/11/29/iraq/main657995.shtml
Iraq Elections To Go Forward
CBS News – USA
(CBS/AP) Iraq's deputy prime minister said holding elections in January will be “a serious challenge,” but he insisted Sunday they must go ahead as scheduled.

www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/world/10293827.htm
Iraq stash of arms found in mosque
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq – A mosque raided by security forces in southern Baghdad contained seven vehicles ready for terror attacks at a workshop to rig suicide car bombs

chicagosports.chicagotribune.com/sports/printedition/cs-
0411290193nov29,1,5962710.story?coll=cs-sports-print

Retire? MJ's brother will stay in Iraq instead
Chicago Tribune (subscription) – Chicago,IL,USA
sergeant major has asked to stay in the Army for a year beyond his mandatory retirement date so he can complete a full yearlong deployment to Iraq with about

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Many Dead in Iraq Car Bomb Attack
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
A car bomb exploded today at a police checkpoint in western Iraq, killing and injuring several members of the security forces, police said.

www.aljazeera.com/cgi-bin/news_service/middle_east_full_story.asp?service_id=5803
Car bomb kills at least 12 in Iraq
Al-Jazeera – Qatar
A car bomb exploded outside a police station in central Iraq, killing at least 12 people, hospital officials said on Monday. Local

news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-11/29/content_2273734.htm
Japan hints at keeping 600 troops for Iraq mission
Xinhua – Beijing,China
Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Hiroyuki Hosoda said Monday that if the government decides to extend its ground troops' aid mission in Iraq beyond the current

www.aljazeera.com/cgi-bin/news_service/middle_east_full_story.asp?service_id=5883
Iraq's Jan. elections forms unusual alliances
Al-Jazeera – Qatar
As various political parties in Iraq doubt holding the country's national elections as scheduled on Jan. 30, an unusual alliance

www.aljazeera.com/cgi-bin/news_service/middle_east_full_story.asp?service_id=5889
US general warns over Iraq elections
Al-Jazeera – Qatar
The US commander in northern Iraq has warned that non-stop violence in Mosul is undermining efforts to hold the country's elections in the city as set on 30

www.novinite.com/newsletter/print.php?id=42039
Fourth Bulgarian Unit Starts Transportation to Iraq
Sofia News Agency – Bulgaria
The first group of the fourth Bulgarian infantry battalion left Sunday to Iraq from the Plovdiv airport. Due to security measures

www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-
hostages29nov29,1,2579250.story?coll=la-headlines-world

2 Hostages Alive in Iraq Video
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
LONDON — Two French journalists held hostage in Iraq since August said in a video that they were in good health and hoped to be freed “once investigations

www.aljazeera.com/cgi-bin/news_service/middle_east_full_story.asp?service_ID=5891
Iraq to spend $1 billion to expand oil production
Al-Jazeera – Qatar
Iraq is planning to spend more than $1 billion in 2005 to boost its oil production capacity by about 15 percent to 3.25 million barrels a day, an Iraqi

www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-iraq
29nov29,1,1025923.story?coll=la-headlines-world

3 American Troops Killed in Iraq
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
YOUSIFIYA, Iraq — Three US troops died Sunday in Iraq as Marines continued a series of raids south of the capital on suspected insurgent strongholds.

news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/4050751.stm
US general warns over Iraq poll
BBC News – London,England,UK
The US commander in northern Iraq has told the BBC that violence in Mosul is undermining efforts to hold elections in the city on 30 January.

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Iraq Elections 'Best Way to Undercut Terrorism'
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
Elections could be the only way of undercutting terrorism in Iraq, Prime Minister Tony Blair's special envoy on human rights to the country said today.

www.freep.com/news/nw/iraq29e_20041129.htm
7 suicide cars found in Iraq mosque
Detroit Free Press – Detroit,MI,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq — A mosque raided by security forces in southern Baghdad contained a workshop to rig suicide car bombs, with seven vehicles ready for terror

www.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,4057,11534797%255E1702,00.html
Downer meets Iraq ambassador
NEWS.com.au – Australia
FOREIGN Minister Alexander Downer today repeated his pledge that Australia would stay in Iraq until the job was done as he held his first meeting with new

www.boston.com/dailynews/334/world/Dispute_over_timing_of_electio:.shtml
Dispute over timing of elections creates unusual alliances
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
By Maggie Michael, Associated Press, 11/29/2004 01:28. BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Doubts about holding Iraqi national elections on Jan. 30

news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-11/29/content_2272758.htm
Call for January elections in Iraq
Xinhua – Beijing,China
BEIJING, Nov. 29 (Xinhuanet) — In Iraq, students and Shiite political parties are backing the country's forthcoming national elections.

www.nytimes.com/2004/11/29/politics/29diplo.html
US Firm on Iraq Election Date in Face of Rising Concerns
New York Times – New York,NY,USA
By STEVEN R. WEISMAN. WASHINGTON, Nov. 28 – In the calculation of the Bush administration, Iraq faces a turning point on Jan. 30, when

www.khaleejtimes.com/DisplayArticle.asp?xfile=data/focusoniraq/2004/
November/focusoniraq_November240.xml&section=focusoniraq

Iraq vote date maintained despite deadly violence
Khaleej Times – Dubai,United Arab Emirates
BAGHDAD – Iraq's landmark January elections appeared on course on Monday, despite violence that has prompted delay calls, as an anti-rebel sweep south of

news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/4032505.stm
Iraq log: 29 November 2004
BBC News – London,England,UK
We will be publishing a range of accounts here from people inside Iraq about how they, their families and friends live day to day and what the bigger events in

news.inq7.net/breaking/index.php?index=1&story_id=19648
RP willing to negotiate with kidnappers in Iraq
Philippine Daily Inquirer – Makati City,Philippines
THE PHILIPPINE government is willing to negotiate with the kidnappers of a Filipino accountant being held captive in Iraq, an official said Monday.

www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A18514-2004Nov28.html
6 Civilians, 17 Insurgents Killed in Iraq Violence
Washington Post – Washington,DC,USA
Meanwhile, a statement posted on a Web site in the name of the group called al Qaeda in Iraq asserted responsibility for killing 17 members of Iraq's security

www.nytimes.com/2004/11/29/international/middleeast/29search.html
Shadow of Vietnam Falls Over Iraq River Raids
New York Times – New York,NY,USA
By JOHN F. BURNS. CHARD DUWAISH, Iraq, Nov. 28 – As marines aboard fast patrol boats roared up the Euphrates on a dawn raid on Sunday

news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-11/29/content_2272408.htm
Iraq's interim parliament opposes poll delay despite violence
Xinhua – Beijing,China
BAGHDAD, Nov. 28 (Xinhuanet) — Iraq's interim parliament, the National Council, said Sunday that elections should go ahead on Jan.

www.usatoday.com/news/world/iraq/2004-11-28-elections-delay_x.htm
Political split over date threatens Iraq elections
USA Today – McLean,VA,USA
An escalating political rift among Iraq's main religious groups and continued violence throughout the country are threatening parliamentary elections set for

www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_asiapacific/view/119571/1/.html
Philippines willing to negotiate with kidnappers in Iraq
Channel News Asia – Singapore
MANILA : The Philippine government is willing to negotiate with the kidnappers of a Filipino accountant being held captive in Iraq.

SHIAS insist on January poll in Iraq
Guardian – UK
Iraq's leading Shia politicians insisted yesterday that elections should
go ahead in January despite spreading violence and calls for a six-month
delay.…
www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1361628,00.html

IRAQ vote date maintained despite deadly violence
Turkish Press – Turkey
BAGHDAD (AFP) – Iraq's landmark January polls looked set to take place
as planned although the violence that prompted delay calls remained rife,
as an anti…
www.turkishpress.com/world/news.asp?id=041128224204.dgu1fho6.xml

ONO eyes Iraq exit in December 2005
The Japan Times – Japan
Defense Agency chief Yoshinori Ono raised the possibility Sunday that the
Self-Defense Forces' mission in Iraq will end in late 2005.…
www.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/getarticle.pl5?nn20041129a1.htm

CAREER soldier headed to Iraq
ESPN – USA
… James R. Jordan has asked to stay in the Army for a year beyond his
mandatory retirement date so he could complete a deployment to Iraq with
the 35th Signal…
sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=1933938

THE Iraq war wounded the UN, but it won't be fatal
Guardian – UK
We learned before the invasion of Iraq that in the view of the US administration,
the security council had the choice of voting with the US for armed action

www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1361692,00.html

www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1361628,00.html
Shias insist on January poll in Iraq
Guardian – UK
Iraq's leading Shia politicians insisted yesterday that elections should go ahead in January despite spreading violence and calls for a six-month delay.

www.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/getarticle.pl5?nn20041129a1.htm
Ono eyes Iraq exit in December 2005
The Japan Times – Japan
Defense Agency chief Yoshinori Ono raised the possibility Sunday that the Self-Defense Forces' mission in Iraq will end in late 2005.

sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=1933938
Career soldier headed to Iraq
ESPN – USA
James R. Jordan has asked to stay in the Army for a year beyond his mandatory retirement date so he could complete a deployment to Iraq with the 35th Signal

www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1361692,00.html
The Iraq war wounded the UN, but it won't be fatal
Guardian – UK
We learned before the invasion of Iraq that in the view of the US administration, the security council had the choice of voting with the US for armed action

www.gulf-daily-news.com/Story.asp?Article=97750&Sn=WORL&IssueID=27254
Seven US troops killed in attack
Gulf Daily News – Manama,Bahrain
BAGHDAD: Seven US soldiers were killed yesterday during operations in the western and southern parts of Iraq. Three US servicemen

  
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