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04/15/2003

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Virtual Saddam Takes Aim

The democratic alternative for Iraq talked about at press conferences was never more than propaganda.

Mobile Phone Madness Down in the Caucasus

Many people in Azerbaijan spend so much to buy the latest mobile phone that they can't afford to use it.

Press Review

A brief look at the stories making headlines in the Russian-language press

Kurds Expelling Arabs From Villages

Kurds are forcing Arabs in outlying villages to move from their homes, leaving entire hamlets nearly abandoned and crowding some families into wheat fields that have become hastily erected camps.

Daylight Falls on Iraqi Torture Chambers

With the fall of Saddam Hussein's regime, the spotlight now illuminates such places as the Nasiriyah Detention and Security Center, a lair of the secret police.

Law and Order Slowly Returning to Iraqi Cities

In Baghdad, Basra and Kirkuk, coalition forces teamed up with Iraqis to bring order to cities ravaged by looting and lawlessness.

Lab Maps SARS Gene, but Virus May Mutate

A Canadian lab said its breakthrough discovery of SARS's genetic sequence could help develop an effective vaccine.

The Pitfalls and the Promise of Iraq's Oil Fields

Making Iraqi oil flow again will likely take months, and require the U.S. administration to cut through a thicket of technical, diplomatic and financial challenges.

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