- Making News: Chaos a Month Away from Palestinian Elections
With Palestinian parliamentary elections less than a month away, The ruling Fatah Party had split, with Tanzim leader Marwan Barghouti leading a young faction in a breakaway. The two sides are now reuniting, in part to keep the militant Hamas from gaining strength at the polls on January 25. Dan Ephron is in Jerusalem for Newsweek.
- Reporter's Notebook: Attacks Slow US Army Corps of Engineers' Iraq Reconstruction
The US Army Corps of Engineers is increasingly turning to Iraqi contractors and engineers to design and complete projects to restore basic services, but it's not easy. The Christian Science Monitor reports that hundreds of Iraqi contractors have been killed and that a fifth of US reconstruction funds have been spent on security. Nonetheless, the Corps says its progress has been understated. Warren Olney speaks with Colonel Bjarne Iverson, Director of the National Reconstruction Operations Center in Baghdad.
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