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March 31, 2003
CQ News: Midday
  • Pilot Programs on Cyberattack Data Should Be Expanded, Lawmakers Say
  • Iraq
    Antiwar Muslims take to streets

    CAIRO -- Egyptian university students called for holy war against allied "aggression" in Iraq, and Indonesians accused America of terrorism as hundreds of thousands around the world staged more rallies Sunday denouncing the war.

    Syria wants Iraq to beat coalition
    DAMASCUS, Syria -- Foreign Minister Farouk al-Sharaa of Syria sharply criticized the United States in remarks Sunday about the conflict in Iraq, saying that his country wants America to lose the war.

    Marines find weapons cache, chemical suits, gas masks
    CAMP SAYLIYAH, Qatar -- U.S. Marines discovered chemical suits, masks and nerve gas antidote during a raid on buildings used by Iraq's 11th Infantry Division in the southern city of Nasiriyah, U.S. Central Command said Sunday.

    Journey of fear
    Civilians flee Basra with little more than their lives, not sure whom to trust. Equally wary allied forces continue to engage Iraqi fighters.

    Bunker is called too mighty to bomb
    BERLIN -- A bunker under Saddam Hussein's presidential palace was built to be nuclear-proof and is likely to withstand conventional bombing, a man who says he helped design it said Sunday.

    Dispatch from the 101st: Villagers wave, smile but fear retribution
    DASIM, Iraq -- This dusty town is typical of the villages around Najaf, a cluster of crumbling, flat-roofed adobe buildings and palm trees hugging the stream coursing through the center of town.

    Map: Cautious steps forward

    U.S. forces in Afghanistan see rise in attacks since war
    Two rockets hit Kabul, one near peacekeeping command. No one is hurt.

    Drug targeting brain shows promise for Parkinson's
    WASHINGTON -- A preliminary trial to test the safety of a drug in people with Parkinson's disease surprised scientists when all five patients showed measurable improvement.





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