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05/21/2003

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Press Review

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

More Terrorist Attacks Soon, Saudis Predict

Saudi officials are aware of about 50 hard-core Muslim militants who are ready to volunteer for suicide attacks like the ones that targeted Westerners in the capital last week, an official said Tuesday.

Iraqis Killing Baath Officials

Iraqis are tracking down and killing former members of the Baath Party, doubtful that the United States intends to adequately punish the mid-level government functionaries who they say tormented them for three decades.

Bush Insists Road Map is on Track

U.S. President George W. Bush defended the administration's peace plan for the Middle East as his aides scrambled to revive Israeli-Palestinian discussions in the face of five bomb attacks on Israelis in three days.

New Iraq Resolution Set for Vote

The United States is pressing for a vote as early as Wednesday to lift UN sanctions against Iraq, a measure that seems almost certain to be approved.

Errors Indicate Morocco Bombers Were Amateurs

The suicide bombers attacked a Jewish community center when it was closed and empty. A day later, the building would have been packed.

WorldCom Settles Its SEC Case for $500M

WorldCom Inc. agreed Monday to pay investors $500 million to settle charges that the telecommunications company defrauded thousands by claiming it was profitable during a three-year period when it was actually losing money.

Armenian Taps Roots in Iraq

Iraq was still part of the Ottoman Empire when an Armenian engineer formed a syndicate to drill for oil there and in doing so helped shape the global oil industry. Now his great-nephew plans an Iraqi venture of his own.

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