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UN reports 6250 candidates running in Iraqi election, but top Sunni party pulls out
Nearly 6250 candidates have registered for Iraq's national assembly election next month, the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) has reported. Once in place, Iraq's 275-member assembly will draft a constitution and appoint a new governmen (More)
Israel releases 159 Palestinian prisoners
In a gesture of goodwill to the new Palestinian leadership, Israel Monday released 159 Palestinian prisoners. Interim Palestinian leader and presidential frontrunner Mahmoud Abbas (official website here; BBC profile here) has campaigned on the priso (More)
Saddam deputy PM Aziz denies Iraq role in oil-for-food scandal
Tariq Aziz, Saddam Hussein's former deputy prime minister and foreign minister, has denied that Iraq used the UN oil-for-food program to extort billions of dollars according to lawyer Badih Aref, speaking Friday for Aziz after having been allowe (More)
Barghouti drops out of Palestinian election
Palestinian sources said Sunday that imprisoned leader Marwan Barghouti has dropped out of the Jan. 9 election to replace Yasser Arafat (see this previous report in JURIST's Paper Chase). Recent polls showed Barghouti, an independent candidate (More)
Shiite groups present 228 candidates for Iraq elections
The United Iraqi Alliance, a coalition of 23 mainstream Shiite groups under the auspices of Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani, announced Thursday a list of 228 candidates running for office in the Iraq elections scheduled for January 30. Iraq's Sunni (More)
Fourth man arrested in Allawi plot
German authorities Saturday arrested a fourth man in connection with an alleged plot to assassinate Iraqi interim Prime Minister Iyad Allawi during his visit to Germany. None of the names of the individuals arrested have been released, although the (More)
Germany arrests three for alleged attack plot on Iraqi PM
German police arrested three Iraqi men Friday for a suspected plot to assassinate Iraqi interim Prime Minister Iyad Allawi while he was visiting Germany. Chief Federal Prosecutor Kay Nehm said the three were under surveillance, and police noticed an (More)
Barghouti to run for Palestinian presidency
Reversing an earlier decision, Palestinian leader Marwan Barghouti indicated his intention plans to run for the Palestinian presidency Wednesday by paying a $3,000 deposit and submitting 5,000 signatures. Barghouti is currently in an Israeli jail, (More)
Legal agenda and live webcasts ~ Tuesday, November 30
Here's a run-down of law-related events, expected developments and live webcasts on JURIST's docket for Tuesday, November 30.The US Supreme Court will hear 10 AM ET oral arguments in the consolidated cases of Whitfield v. United States and H (More)
Legal agenda and live webcasts ~ Monday, November 29
Here's a run-down of law-related events, expected developments and live webcasts on JURIST's docket for Monday, November 29.The US Supreme Court will hear 10 AM ET oral arguments in Ashcroft v. Raich (case summary from Duke Law School), wher (More)