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Key developments Friday in the Iraq crisis:

In Iraq:

U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan in Baghdad to try to avoid military strike, meets Deputy Prime Minister Tariq Aziz and calls his mission ``a sacred duty.'Hours before he arrives, an Iraqi government cleric cautions that Annan should not present a peace formula so unacceptable that it gives the United States an excuse to strike.

Another group of about 30 U.N. aid workers drives out of Baghdad, leaving about 260 aid workers still in Iraq.

In the United States:

Washington advises families of American diplomats to leave Kuwait and Israel and sends 750 more troops to Kuwait to bolster its defense.

Protesters shout down U.N. Ambassador Bill Richardson at the University of Minnesota, forcing him to abandon speech unfinished.

U.S. diplomatic posts worldwide are taking security measures and are warned of possible anti-American violence.

At the United Nations

In a bid to ease the humanitarian situation in Iraq, the U.N. Security Council votes to allow Baghdad to more than double the amount of oil it can sell under the U.N. oil-for-food plan.

In the Middle East:

In Jordan, a march in support of Saddam turns violent, with protesters setting fire to cars, breaking shop windows and firing on police. One protester is killed.

In Israel, hundreds of Israeli Arabs protest the threatened U.S. strike - the first such show of opposition from them. Palestinians hold more chaotic protests in the West Bank.

Jordan's Crown Prince Hassan calls for a diplomatic end to the Iraqi crisis, saying that U.S.-led military action to end the standoff was ``too horrifying to imagine.'

The U.S. Embassy in Israel says it will not provide gas masks to the about 130,000 U.S. citizens who live in Israel and the Palestinian areas.

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