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IRAQ, IRAN and ISRAEL Stories -- 25 August 2004



- Sistani heads for Najaf as troops close in - at Financial Times (Aug 25, 2004)
- Iraqi forces dig in around Najaf shrine - at The Chicago Tribune (reg. req'd) (Aug 25, 2004)
- Top Cleric Returns, Seeks Peace in Najaf - AP News (Aug 25, 2004)
- Iraq's Sistani Returns to Try to End Najaf Crisis - Reuters News (Aug 25, 2004)
- Iraq Deploys Guardsmen Outside Mosque in Najaf - at The Los Angeles Times (reg. req'd) (Aug 25, 2004)
- Iraqi guardsmen 'to wipe out' Sadr forces - at The Independent (UK) (Aug 25, 2004)
- Shalan gives al-Mahdi army hours for surrendering - at ArabicNews (Aug 25, 2004)
- Report: Iraqi Official's In-Law Abducted - AP News (Aug 25, 2004)
- 2 Killed at Pro-Cleric March Near Najaf - AP News (Aug 25, 2004)
- Sistani Returns to Iraq, Calls for End to Fighting - at The Washington Post (reg. req'd) (Aug 25, 2004)
- Govt Ultimatum to Sadr - at ArabNews (Aug 25, 2004)
- American forces build up near Imam Ali shrine - at ArabicNews (Aug 25, 2004)
- Ramsey Clark to Join Panel for Saddam's Defense - at ArabNews (Aug 25, 2004)
- Tackle revolt or sacrifice future, says deputy PM - at The Guardian (UK). (Aug 25, 2004)
- Top cleric in bid to save 'burning city' - at The Scotsman. (Aug 25, 2004)
- Al-Sistani returns to Iraq - at Al Jazeera (Aug 25, 2004)
- Sadr spokesman calls for Muslim intervention in Najaf - AFP News (Aug 25, 2004)
- Bush's Father Foresaw Costs of Iraq War - AP News (Aug 25, 2004)
- US forces trap Mehdi Army, Sistani calls on Iraqis to save city - AFP News (Aug 25, 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

- Labor party bureau blames Likud for failure of coalition talks - at Haaretz (Aug 25, 2004)
- Peres rejects Labor rebels' compromise - at Jerusalem Post (registration req'd) (Aug 25, 2004)
- 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)



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