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UN to Move Iraq Staff Out of Baghdad Over Weekend

The United Nations intends to move its remaining international staff in Baghdad to Cyprus over the weekend where they will decide if and when to return to the volatile Iraqi capital, U.N. officials said. The withdrawal will involve some 18 international workers in Baghdad while another 40 or so foreign staff would remain in the northern area around Erbil where it is safer. Some 4,000 Iraqi staff are still on the U.N. payroll throughout Iraq. U.N. officials insisted on Thursday the pull out was not an evacuation but a reevaluation of the security situation after a series of deadly suicide bombings in Iraq this week. Full Story

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