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March 18, 2003
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  • Pilot Programs on Cyberattack Data Should Be Expanded, Lawmakers Say
  • Iraq: Ambassadors, journalists leave Iraq as war looms
    BAGHDAD, Iraq -- The United Nations ordered its weapons inspectors out of Iraq Monday, widening the stream of diplomats and foreign journalists heading for the exits before any shooting starts.

    Iraq: With a nudge from its military, Turkey may allow in U.S. troops
    ISTANBUL, Turkey -- Turkish leaders said Monday they were ready to press ahead with a measure to allow the U.S. military to use Turkey as a staging area for a war against Iraq.

    Iraq: U.N. role on hold until war is over
    UNITED NATIONS -- As diplomacy on Iraq essentially ended, President Bush and America's allies said the United Nations will play an essential, humanitarian role after the guns are silenced.

    Iraq: When the war starts
    A thunderous air assault would open way for ground attack

    Iraq: 'This danger will be removed'
    A text of President Bush's prime-time address Monday on Iraq:

    Iraq: Antiwar groups planning protests
    Antiwar activists are designing a wide menu of protest strategies, from provocation to prayer, for the outbreak of a war with Iraq.

    Iraq: Nation's terror alert elevated back to orange
    WASHINGTON -- Worried that war in Iraq could lead to terrorist reprisals at home, the Department of Homeland Security raised the terror alert one level to orange, or "high," Monday night and called for an increase in security measures nationwide.

    Iraq: Congress supports troops, if not war
    WASHINGTON -- An edgy Congress, confronting the growing prospect of war with Iraq, rallied behind U.S. troops on Monday despite some lawmakers' concerns that President Bush had not built a broader international coalition of allies for the conflict.

    Iraq: 48 hours
    The countdown begins. A somber president presses Hussein to flee or face war, tells Iraqis "day of your liberation is near."

    Iraq: Q&A
    NEW YORK -- The international community is debating whether a U.S.-led war against Iraq would be legal without approval from the United Nations.

    Dispatch from the 101st: For American troops, darkness will be an ally
    Soldiers will be equipped with infrared night-vision goggles and newer devices that show thermal images.

    Arab lawmakers back peace reforms
    JERUSALEM -- The Palestinian Parliament on Monday rebuffed Yasser Arafat's attempt to dilute the authority of a future prime minister, keeping reforms sought by Washington alive for now. In the Gaza Strip, 10 Palestinians, including a 4-year-old girl, were killed in two Israeli raids.

    Libyan gets top job at U.N. rights panel
    GENEVA -- Libya, a nation accused of widespread abuses of human rights, began its controversial leadership of the United Nations' top human rights body on Monday, leading to accusations that the entire meeting was a "masquerade."

    World in brief: Serbia begs for aid, jails gangster's widow
    BELGRADE, Serbia-Montenegro -- Still reeling from the assassination of their prime minister, Serbia's leaders asked Monday for more economic aid from the West and promised to maintain the government's reformist stance.

    Nation in brief: No proof of mystery illness in U.S.
    Health authorities have identified 14 "suspicious" cases of respiratory distress in the United States that may be linked to a mysterious wave of infection emerging from Asia, but none of the cases have been definitively identified as the enigmatic illness, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Monday.

    Don't forget Fido in event of attack
    WASHINGTON -- Golden Labrador retrievers Molly, Allie and Gus are assured of prime care in the event of a biological or chemical attack, thanks to an emergency kit assembled by their canine-loving owner, Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge.

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