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Monday  January 19, 2004

Shiite Muslims march in Baghdad in support of early elections - 1/19/04 11:23 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Tens of thousands of Shiite Muslims marched in Baghdad on Monday to demand early elections, the biggest public display of Shiite political power here since the collapse of Saddam Hussein's Sunni-dominated regime.
Annan promises to weigh Iraqi, U.S. request for U.N. team to study Iraqi elections - 1/19/04 11:19 PM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Secretary-General Kofi Annan gave indications Monday that he could support a U.S. and Iraqi request for a U.N. team to study if Iraq could have quick elections for a new legislature.
Annan promises to weigh Iraqi, U.S. request for U.N. team to study Iraqi elections - 1/19/04 10:13 PM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan promised U.S. and Iraqi leaders Monday he would weigh their request to send a U.N. team to study if Iraq could have quick, direct elections for a new legislature.
A daily look at U.S. military deaths in Iraq - 1/19/04 5:20 PM
As of Monday, Jan. 19, 501 U.S. service members have died since the beginning of military operations in Iraq, according to the military.
Shiite Muslims march in Baghdad in support of early elections - 1/19/04 3:48 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Tens of thousands of Shiite Muslims marched in Baghdad on Monday to demand early elections, the biggest public display of Shiite political power here since the collapse of Saddam Hussein's Sunni-dominated regime.
Iraqis and coalition ask for U.N. to quickly send team to study possibility of holding elections - 1/19/04 3:47 PM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- U.S. and Iraqi officials asked the United Nations on Monday to send a team to study the possibility of holding elections in Iraq, a key issue in Washington's dispute with a leading Shiite cleric over plans for creating a transitional government by July 1.
After slaying of Arabs, residents say they will not tolerate foreign insurgents in their midst - 1/19/04 2:10 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- For six months, the Arab foreigners lived quietly in a Baghdad neighborhood with their wives and children, until neighbors tipped off U.S. forces they could be insurgents.
Iraqis welcome Japanese forces to Iraq for controversial deployment - 1/19/04 1:37 PM
SAMAWAH, Iraq (AP) -- Japanese soldiers entered a conflict zone Monday for first time since World War II, crossing into Iraq on a humanitarian mission that has stirred controversy at home while raising great expectations among Iraqis.
Former secretary of state on debt-relief mission - 1/19/04 1:30 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The White House is trying to persuade oil-rich countries in the Middle East to forgive billions of dollars in debt accumulated by Iraq during the rule of Saddam Hussein.
Annan seeks 'greater clarity' about U.N. role in Iraq; Dispute with cleric threatens U.S. plans - 1/19/04 11:21 AM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Secretary-General Kofi Annan sought "greater clarity" about a possible U.N. role in Iraq, meeting on Monday with U.S. and Iraqi officials as the Bush administration faced a dispute with a prominent Shiite cleric over choosing a provisional government.
Special envoy to make another effort to get international help for relieving Iraqi debt burden - 1/19/04 11:01 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Presidential envoy James A. Baker is traveling to the Middle East to seek cooperation in reducing Iraq's crushing debt burden, the White House said.
Iraqi Shiites demand elections in peaceful protest - 1/19/04 8:20 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Tens of thousands of Shiite Muslims marched peacefully in Baghdad on Monday to demand an elected government, as U.S. and Iraqi officials prepared to seek U.N. endorsement of American plans for transferring power in Iraq.
Murders of Iraqi liquor store owners raise concerns of growing extremism in Basra - 1/19/04 5:18 AM
BASRA, Iraq (AP) -- By most accounts, Sameer got off easy -- the 42-year-old Christian liquor merchant received only a warning from the masked men who waved Kalashnikov rifles in his face and trashed his house in search of booze.
U.S. soldier dies of wounds suffered in roadside bombing in Samarra - 1/19/04 5:05 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- An American soldier died of wounds suffered last week in a roadside bombing north of Samarra, the U.S. command said Monday.
Top Shiite cleric reshuffles priorities to influence Iraq's political future - 1/19/04 2:49 AM
NAJAF, Iraq (AP) -- From a modest home in this holy city, Iraq's top Shiite cleric is projecting increasing political influence that has jeopardized Washington's plan for transferring power to Iraqis.
For war widows, return of surviving soldiers is bittersweet - 1/19/04 1:39 AM
FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) -- Capt. Pierre Piche's wedding ring was not found at the helicopter crash site where he died in Iraq. His body was in a closed casket at his funeral.

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