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Turkey's Gul presses Kurdish PM on PKK rebels - Reuters Tue, 24 Mar 2009 22:03:07 GMT

Daily Star - Lebanon

Turkey's Gul presses Kurdish PM on PKK rebels
Reuters
By Paul De Bendern BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Turkey's President Abdullah Gul urged the prime minister of Iraq's largely autonomous Kurdistan region on Tuesday to take a clear position against Kurdish separatist rebels using Iraq as a base to attack Turkey. ...
Iraq: Kurdish rebels reject calls to stop fighting The Associated Press
27 killed in two bombings in Iraq Los Angeles Times
Funeral bombing kills at least 14 in Iraq CNN International
AFP - RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty
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At Least 32 Die in a Wave of Violence Across Iraq - New York Times Tue, 24 Mar 2009 05:52:51 GMT

Xinhua

At Least 32 Die in a Wave of Violence Across Iraq
New York Times, United States
By CAMPBELL ROBERTSON BAGHDAD — Violence erupted across Iraq on Monday in attacks that left at least 32 people dead and scores wounded, including a suicide bombing at a crowded wake that killed at least 19 mourners. The suicide attack took place just ...
Turkish President Visits Iraq as Bombings Kill 34 Washington Post
Death toll from Iraq funeral bombing reaches 27 AFP
Bombings kill 27 in Iraq Chicago Tribune
Xinhua - United Press International
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GAO Calls Iraq Pullout A 'Massive,' Costly Effort - Washington Post Wed, 25 Mar 2009 00:48:48 GMT

AFP

GAO Calls Iraq Pullout A 'Massive,' Costly Effort
Washington Post, United States
By Karen DeYoung The removal of about 140000 US troops from Iraq by the end of 2011 will be a "massive and expensive effort" that is likely to increase rather than lower Iraq-related expenditures during the withdrawal and for several years after its ...
Obama needs to clarify exit from Iraq: US report AFP
The dumbing down of US economic and foreign policy elites Foreign Policy
Thousands more soldiers needed for Afghan war: former major general ABC Online
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Report: Chevron asked to bid on Iraq field - Bizjournals.com Tue, 24 Mar 2009 18:34:37 GMT

Report: Chevron asked to bid on Iraq field
Bizjournals.com, NC
This field, Nahr bin Umar, is north of the Tigris River in Basra, in southern Iraq near the Persian Gulf and the border with neighboring Iran. It’s thought to contain some 6 billion barrels of oil. Hussain al-Shahristani is Iraq’s oil minister. ...
Iraq says Total well placed in oilfields bidding Reuters UK
Iraqi oil chief says France good bet for bids International Herald Tribune
Iraq invites bids from foreign oil companies to develop mkajor ... The Canadian Press
Reuters - Reuters India
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Obama news conference: Iraq and Afghanistan never came up - Los Angeles Times Wed, 25 Mar 2009 01:50:48 GMT

guardian.co.uk

Obama news conference: Iraq and Afghanistan never came up
Los Angeles Times, CA
Iraq, for one. Never came up. Isn't there a war going on? Afghanistan didn't come up either, though one question about Israel slipped in. (We were glad to hear a question about drug violence in Mexico and Obama's praise of the Mexican president. ...
Video: Barack Obama: The First 100 Days The Associated Press
Live Blog: Obama’s News Conference New York Times
Promises Kept in President Barack Obama's First 100 Days Associated Content
Washington Post - The Associated Press
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ANALYSIS-Iraq's wounds healing but big hurdles remain - Reuters Mon, 23 Mar 2009 11:01:43 GMT

Times Online

ANALYSIS-Iraq's wounds healing but big hurdles remain
Reuters
By Mohammed Abbas and Tim Cocks BAGHDAD, March 23 (Reuters) - Iraq has made some progress stitching together a society almost torn apart by sectarian violence, but grave challenges remain as the clock ticks down to a full US troop withdrawal in 2011. ...
Video: Would You Go to Iraq for Your Next Vacation? The Associated Press
New video shows Briton kidnapped in Iraq in 2007 The Associated Press
Iraq kidnappers send latest video BBC News
Times Online - CNN
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Leaving Iraq III - A Childhood Under Saddam - New York Times Tue, 24 Mar 2009 18:53:00 GMT

Leaving Iraq III - A Childhood Under Saddam
New York Times, United States
By Sahar S. Gabriel Sahar S. Gabriel, a Christian Iraqi translator who worked for The New York Times in Baghdad, has just left Iraq to move to America on a refugee program. She will write blog posts on her new life in the United States. ...
Hope is still alive The Hill
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Mexico: The Next Iraq or Afghanistan? - ABC News Tue, 24 Mar 2009 21:57:37 GMT

FOXNews

Mexico: The Next Iraq or Afghanistan?
ABC News
US officials tell ABC News that President Obama has been told the Mexican cartels have become a criminal insurgency, threatening to turn Mexico into an Iraq or Afghanistan. The powerful drug cartels have increased their use of paramilitary terrorism ...
Video: White House Unveils Anti-Mexico Drug Effort The Associated Press
Jim Dolan blogs from the Mexican border 7Online.com
George Will: Gun dealers are fueling a bloodbath Post-Bulletin
National Review Online
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Senator Graham won't block Iraq envoy pick - Reuters Tue, 24 Mar 2009 23:35:36 GMT

Reuters

Senator Graham won't block Iraq envoy pick
Reuters
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The outlook for US diplomat Chris Hill to be confirmed as the next ambassador to Iraq improved slightly on Tuesday as one of the earliest critics of the nomination, Senator Lindsey Graham, said he would not block a vote. ...
Key US Senator says won't block Hill from Iraq AFP
Christopher Hill, Nomination Hearing for US Ambassador to Iraq TMCnet
Confirmation Hearing Is Tomorrow for Ambassador to Iraq New York Times Blogs
Boston Globe
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VA hires vets to go find comrades who need help - The Associated Press Tue, 24 Mar 2009 17:40:43 GMT

The Associated Press

VA hires vets to go find comrades who need help
The Associated Press
The former Army sergeant developed post traumatic stress disorder in Iraq and knows the signs — the withdrawal, the restlessness, the distrust. "Sometimes there is a certain look in their eye," he said. Graner is one of 100 former service members hired ...