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30 January 2006 - Iraq Special Weapons News

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Reconstruction Issues

  • IRAQ: Sectarian tensions on the rise IRIN 30 Jan 2006 -- Five simultaneous bomb attacks that appear to have targeted churches and the Vatican embassy have raised concerns among Iraqi Christians about rising sectarian tensions.
  • IRAQ: Government announces plan to fight poverty, create jobs IRIN 30 Jan 2006 -- In response to a study released last week revealing an increase in poverty levels by 30 percent since the US-led invasion in April 2003, the government said it was developing plans to combat the problem.

Foreign Reactions

  • Howard Claims No Knowledge of Kickbacks to Saddam VOA 30 Jan 2006 -- Australian Prime Minister John Howard says he did not know that a national wheat exporter was paying millions of dollars in alleged bribes to Saddam Hussein before the Iraqi leader was ousted.
  • IRAQ: Rights watchdog questions Hussein trial proceedings IRIN 30 Jan 2006 -- As the trial of deposed president Saddam Hussein resumed on 29 January, the Iraqi government dismissed accusations that political interference and the rapid turnover of presiding judges threaten the outcome.

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