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Dear all, URUKLINK is up and working. It has been "scrubbed clean" of all references to Saddam. It has links to some newspapers, information on prayer times, and some information on Arabic language and culture. But the site itself does not offer any information or news on Iraq of any kind. The site works much faster than before, perhaps because it goes directly through satellite and not through cable to Jordan as was before. E-mails are also being received from Iraq. The server works, but there are two problem: the availability of electricity to houses in Iraq, and the destroyed telephone exchanges. Some exchanges are operating and it has been possible at times to phone certain areas in Baghdad. That includes the numbers starting with 55,555 and 77.. But others are not working. I don't know if the links to other Iraqi cities are working. Satellite TV service from Iraq has been closed by ArabSat. They explain that they only deal with governments, and the service can only be resumed when an Iraqi government is established. HZ __________________________________ Do you Yahoo!? SBC Yahoo! DSL - Now only $29.95 per month! http://sbc.yahoo.com _______________________________________________ Sent via the discussion list of the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq. To unsubscribe, visit http://lists.casi.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/casi-discuss To contact the list manager, email email@example.com All postings are archived on CASI's website: http://www.casi.org.uk