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March 30, 2003
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  • Susan Taylor Martin: Arabs, pro-U.S. in 1990, seethe
    AMMAN, Jordan -- In another war, at another time, Dr. Jacob Zayadin supported an American-led strike against Iraq.

    Iraq: 16 Questions: Sorting it out, looking ahead
    1) Is the war going according to plan?

    War in 1991
    Comparing the gulf wars: click for graphic

    Iraq: Rallies for, against war draw thousands
    Massachusetts rallies both for and against the war with Iraq included a "die-in" at Boston Common and patriotic songs near a military reservation Saturday in two of many demonstrations across the nation.

    Iraq: Funerals, shops occupy city under siege
    BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Wailing and sobbing, black-clad mourners gathered Saturday for a funeral procession amid the wreckage of a Baghdad marketplace where Iraqi officials say dozens of civilians died in a coalition bombing.

    Iraq: Air Force officer sees progress, still wary of surprises
    WASHINGTON -- Three-quarters of allied airstrikes are targeting Republican Guard forces that stand between advancing columns of U.S. ground troops and Saddam Hussein's government, a top American air officer said in an Associated Press interview Saturday.

    Dispatch from the 101st: GIs primed to fight to guard supply line
    NAJAF, Iraq -- Their rifles ready, the soldiers of Charlie Company spread out across the brown-gray desert sand, crossed a farmer's brilliant green field and irrigation ditch, then disappeared against a distant oasis of palms on an all-night march to their attack position.

    Coalition then and now
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    Coalition then and now

    Iraq: Suicide attacks a rare war tactic
    Suicide attacks are a recent development and remain rare. Only Japan's military during World War II and the current era's Sri Lankan rebels and Muslim militants have practiced suicide warfare.

    Two U.S. troops killed in Afghan ambush
    BAGRAM, Afghanistan -- Four gunmen on motorcycles ambushed a U.S. military reconnaissance patrol in southern Afghanistan on Saturday, killing two Americans and wounding a third, officials said.

    Washington Journal: Al-Arian translated for military
    We know that Sami Al-Arian, accused of being a Palestinian Islamic Jihad operative, visited the Bush White House for a briefing and lobbied Congress to abolish secret evidence in terrorism cases. But was he also lending a hand to the Pentagon?

    Doctor dies; new warnings in outbreak
    ATLANTA -- U.S. health officials said Saturday that none of the antiviral drugs and other treatments they have tested are effective against a flu-like disease that has killed at least 54 people and sickened nearly 1,500 others around the world.

    The Canada report: Not involved, or somewhat involved?
    The fury over Canada's decision to stay out of the Iraq war has taken a turn with an acknowledgement the country is somewhat involved.

    World in brief: Turkish leader helped end hijacking
    ATHENS, Greece -- A 20-year-old man who used a razor blade and candles disguised as explosives to hijack a Turkish Airlines flight was persuaded by Turkey's prime minister to release his hostages after the plane landed in Athens.

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