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January 2005

Across Arab World Plaudits for Iraq

January 31, 2005 // Kuwait Times - Kuwait - English

CAIRO: People across the Middle East voiced cautious optimism over Iraq's elections yesterday, saying that they send a strong message that insurgents have failed to scuttle the polls, but also expressing concern that the chaos would not allow for truly representative elections. The United States hoped the polls would [Read more]

Good Bye and Good Riddance?

January 30, 2005 // Al-Ahram - Egypt - English

It could be a coincidence that during a week that world leaders gathered in New York to attend the United Nations' annual General Assembly meeting, the American people displayed a degree of fed-up-ness with the Bush Administration they have never shown before. The number of negative articles and commentaries has been [Read more]

For Iraq, America Can Be a Positive Force

January 29, 2005 // Kuwait Times - Kuwait - English

The Iraqi people are on the borderline between hopes and the facts they confront every day. Many powerful parties in Iraq support Sunday's election, while some conservative parties do not. Many demands have been made to postpone the polls another six months or more, until peace is more widespread. For those afraid of [Read more]

For Iraq, America Can Be a Positive Force

January 29, 2005 // - Kuwait - English

The Iraqi people are on the borderline between hopes and the facts they confront every day. Many powerful parties in Iraq support Sunday's election, while some conservative parties do not. Many demands have been made to postpone the polls another six months or more, until peace is more widespread. For those afraid of [Read more]

For Washington, Old Allies Become Today’s Enemies

January 19, 2005 // Kuwait Times - Kuwait - English

The issue of terrorism has been on the top of the U.S. administration's global agenda for the past four years. Since 9/11, terrorism has been a pre-occupation not only for the U.S., but also to the governments of the entire world. Regardless of whether we talk of an industrial society or a third world nation, [Read more]

Kuwaitis Urge U.S. to ‘Stop Torturing Our Sons’

January 17, 2005 // Kuwait Times - Kuwait - English

KUWAIT: A Kuwaiti leading a group lobbying for the release of Kuwaiti citizens held as suspected terrorists in Guantanamo Bay, urged their U.S. captors not to torture prisoners. Khaled Al-Odah's comments on Sunday follow the return home earlier Sunday of the first of 11 Kuwaitis released after being held at the U.S. [Read more]

Europe Has Known About CIA Prisons ‘for Years’

January 14, 2005 // AD - The Netherlands - Dutch

GENEVA: European governments have known about the existence of secret CIA prisons for at least two years. This was announced on Friday on Swiss television by the chairman of the commission, the Swiss Dick Marty, who on behalf of the Council of Europe is investigating the affair. According to Marty, "'the [Read more]