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03 Mar

Events of Interest and Analyses

Suicide bombers target Iraq city

Dozens die in Baquba as suicide bombers launch co-ordinated attacks days ahead of March 7 vote.
‘Iraq lacks effective intelligence’
Q&A: Iraq’s 2010 elections
Kirkuk tensions threaten Iraq
Deadly blasts rock Iraqi police
Iraq to reinstate Saddam’s officers

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Afghanistan Aims to Ban Live Coverage of Attacks

By ALISSA J. RUBIN and ABDUL WAHEED WAFA

The government says live coverage is a security risk because attackers can see how the security forces are responding and send guidance to operatives

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Interference Seen in Blackwater Inquiry

By JAMES RISEN

A United States Embassy official in Iraq has raised concerns about the handling of evidence in a shooting that killed 17 Iraqis.

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Iraq’s Top Cleric Refuses to Influence Elections

The McGlynn: In my view the best news of the day.

By STEVEN LEE MYERS

Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani has refused to endorse any of the coalitions seeking votes among the Shiite majority.

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