Monday, November 06, 2006

Khalilzad – Cluster Bombs – Voter Resources

U.S. envoy to Iraq likely quitting post - 6 Nov 2006 at 11:18am - WASHINGTON -- Zalmay Khalilzad, the plainspoken dealmaker and Republican insider who has won praise and criticism for attempts to broker Sunni political participation in Iraq's fragile government, is likely to quit his post as U.S. ambassador in Baghdad in the coming months, a senior Bush administration official said Monday.

Red Cross demands action on cluster bombs - 6 Nov 2006 at 1:34pm - GENEVA (AFP) - The International Committee of the Red Cross called on all states to ban immediately the use of "inaccurate and unreliable" cluster bombs, responsible for killing and maiming countless civilians.

Cabinet minister calls for ban on cluster bombs - Monday November 6, 2006 - Hilary Benn, the international development secretary, is calling for a ban on cluster bombs, a move opposed by the Ministry of Defence and the Foreign Office.

Court hears of American's Iraq sentence - 6 Nov 2006 at 1:45pm - WASHINGTON -- An American facing a death sentence in Iraq turned to the Supreme Court Monday in a late effort to keep the military from handing him over to Iraqi authorities.

News You Can Use: How to Make Your Vote Count - 6 Nov 2006 - Tuesday is Election Day and the stakes could not be higher for a midterm contest: Control of both the House and Senate is up for grabs and could come down to a handful of close elections in a number of key states. New laws and new voting machines are in place, designed to make the voting process more efficient. But adjusting to so much change in such a competitive political season could also make this one of the most confusing and chaotic Election Days on record.
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