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Violence ebbing in Iraq, figures show (AP via Yahoo! News)
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Thu, 01 Nov 2007 03:35:41 GMT

Violent deaths of U.S. troops and Iraqi civilians appear to have fallen sharply in Iraq in October, according to the latest Associated Press tally.

Iraq Asks for Iran?s Help in Calming Kurdish Crisis (New York Times)
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Thu, 01 Nov 2007 01:52:18 GMT

Tensions between Iraq and Turkey over Kurdish guerrillas in northern Iraq threaten to overshadow other topics at a regional meeting that starts Thursday in Istanbul.

Iraq assignments upset some diplomats (AP via Yahoo! News)
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Thu, 01 Nov 2007 02:36:25 GMT

Several hundred U.S. diplomats vented anger and frustration Wednesday about the State Department's decision to force foreign service officers to take jobs in Iraq, with some likening it to a "potential death sentence."

Iraq preps for regional conference (USA Today)
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Thu, 01 Nov 2007 01:42:39 GMT

Iraq's government has approved a draft law to lift immunity for foreign security companies including Blackwater USA, a bid to overturn a decree imposed more than three years ago by the U.S. official who ran the country after the American-led invasion.

New Iraq policy prompts angry words at the State Department (Sports Illustrated)
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Thu, 01 Nov 2007 00:07:51 GMT

Calling it "a potential death sentence," several hundred diplomats expressed their resentment Wednesday over a new State Department policy that could force them to serve in Iraq or risk losing their jobs.

Iraq, warily eyeing Turkey, says tackling PKK (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
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Wed, 31 Oct 2007 21:06:06 GMT

Iraq said on Wednesday it had set up more checkpoints to restrict the movement of Kurdish guerrillas and cut supply lines to their mountain hideouts following Turkey's demands for firm action against the rebels.

Iraq civilian, U.S. military tolls at new low in Oct (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
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Wed, 31 Oct 2007 20:36:19 GMT

Civilian deaths from violence in Iraq fell again in October to their lowest level this year, government figures showed on Wednesday, bolstering the U.S. military's assertion that a troop surge is reducing bloodshed.

Tension With Turkey Shaking Iraq (New York Times)
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Wed, 31 Oct 2007 19:17:35 GMT

Tensions in northern Iraq between Kurdish guerrillas and neighboring countries are threatening to dominate Iraq?s diplomatic agenda, despite the country?s far broader needs. Prime Minister Nuri Kamal al-Maliki met with Iran

Clinton Attacked on Iraq, Iran by Rivals at Debate (Bloomberg via Yahoo! News)
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Wed, 31 Oct 2007 19:31:38 GMT

Oct. 31 (Bloomberg) -- Senator Hillary Clinton was attacked by her Democratic rivals last night on issues from Iran and Iraq to Social Security and whether illegal immigrants should get driver's licenses.

Ex-MI6 boss attacks Iraq policy (BBC News)
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Thu, 01 Nov 2007 04:25:56 GMT

Government policy was too dependent on intelligence in the run up to war with Iraq, Sir Richard Dearlove says.