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IRAQ, IRAN and ISRAEL Stories -- 24 August 2004


IRAQ
- Aide: Al-Sadr ready to negotiate in Najaf - Aug 24, 2004 - at CNN.com (Aug 24, 2004)
- Italy rejects hostage ultimatum - AFP News (Aug 24, 2004)
- Surprise visit to Iran by Iraq vice president - AFP News (Aug 24, 2004)
- Iraqi troops prepare for attack on shrine - at Financial Times (Aug 24, 2004)
- U.S. Plane Joins Attack on Rebels in Najaf - Reuters News (Aug 24, 2004)
- Italian Journalist Purportedly Kidnapped - AP News (Aug 24, 2004)
- Iraqi Guardsmen Close in on Najaf Shrine - AP News (Aug 24, 2004)
- Fed-Up Residents of Najaf Turn Against Rebel Cleric - at The Los Angeles Times (reg. req'd) (Aug 24, 2004)
- Aide: Al-Sadr ready to negotiate in Najaf - at CNN.com (Aug 24, 2004)
- 'We are here to kill and we have enough stamina' - at Globe and Mail (Aug 24, 2004)
- 'Chaos' at Abu Ghraib - report - at BBC (Aug 24, 2004)
- Legal net widens in Iraq prison abuse scandal - AFP News (Aug 24, 2004)
- Rebels hint at softer stance - at The Chicago Tribune (reg. req'd) (Aug 24, 2004)
- American Forces Press Into the Inner Ring of Najaf's Old City - at The New York Times (reg. req'd) (Aug 24, 2004)
- Iraq Forces Advance on Najaf Shrine, Battle Rages - Reuters News (Aug 24, 2004)
- Pressure steps up on Sadr forces, two Iraqi ministers escape bombings, - AFP News (Aug 24, 2004)
- Iraqi Forces Move Close to Najaf Shrine - Witness - Reuters News (Aug 24, 2004)
- Iraqi Guardsmen Ring Najaf Shrine - AP News (Aug 24, 2004)
- Mosque ultimatum: Get out or be wiped out - at CNN.com (Aug 24, 2004)


IRAN

- Surprise visit to Iran by Iraq vice president - AFP News (Aug 24, 2004)
- Queen album brings rock to Iran - at BBC (Aug 24, 2004)
- U.S. Says Diplomacy Can Resolve Iran Nuclear Crisis - Reuters News (Aug 23, 2004)
- Iran Says It's Not Backing Radical Iraqi - AP News (Aug 23, 2004)
- Iran Delays Start of First Reactor Until Late 2006 - at The New York Times (reg. req'd) (Aug 23, 2004)
- Iran Plans to Build 2nd Nuclear Reactor - AP News (Aug 22, 2004)
- No evidence of Iranian support for Sadr: Iraqi vice president - AFP News (Aug 21, 2004)
- Muslim Nations Urged to Meet About Najaf by Iran Leader - at The New York Times (reg. req'd) (Aug 21, 2004)
- Iran says Iraq now admits arresting three missing journalists - AFP News (Aug 21, 2004)
- Tensions Escalate Between Israel, Iran - AP News (Aug 20, 2004)
- Iran Says It May Pre-empt Attack Against Its Nuclear Facilities - at The New York Times (reg. req'd) (Aug 20, 2004)
- Iran Urges Meeting on Iraq 'Catastrophe' - AP News (Aug 20, 2004)
- Iran May Pre-Empt Any Attack on Nuke Program -TV - Reuters News (Aug 20, 2004)
- Official Says Iran Could Make Nukes - AP News (Aug 19, 2004)

ISRAEL

- Israel-EU hold advanced talks on wider Europe plan - at Jerusalem Post (registration req'd) (Aug 24, 2004)
- Migrating Storks Die in Israel Chemical Waste Pool - Reuters News (Aug 23, 2004)
- Writer Moshe Shamir dies at 83 - at Jerusalem Post (registration req'd) (Aug 21, 2004)
- Peres: I am not Labor's 'temporary' leader - at Jerusalem Post (registration req'd) (Aug 21, 2004)
- Right-wing Israeli politician, author Moshe Shamir dies - AFP News (Aug 21, 2004)
- Tensions Escalate Between Israel, Iran - AP News (Aug 20, 2004)
- Sharon defies Likud chiefs on Gaza plan - at The Guardian (UK). (Aug 20, 2004)
- So who's an Egyptian? - at Haaretz (Aug 20, 2004)
- Sharon: I will implement Gaza pullout plan despite Likud reverse - AFP News (Aug 20, 2004)
- Labor MK Itzik: Let's work with Shinui to bring early elections - at Haaretz (Aug 20, 2004)
- High Court upholds decision not to indict Sharon - at Haaretz (Aug 20, 2004)
- Israel's Peres Urges Election, Pressures Sharon - Reuters News (Aug 20, 2004)
- Iranian cleared of judo 'boycott' - at BBC (Aug 19, 2004)
- Labour urges early Israeli poll - at BBC (Aug 19, 2004)



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