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March 1 2005
 

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Report cites Iraq government abuses, progress
CNN International – USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) — Iraq’s interim government replaced the human rights abuses of ousted dictator Saddam Hussein with its own offenses — including torture …

www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=politicsNews&storyID=7776035
Syria Destabilizing Iraq, Says Senior US General
Reuters – USA
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Syria is a destabilizing influence in neighboring Iraq and has not done enough to stop foreign fighters crossing its border, the top US …

www.itv.com/news/585064.html
Iraq: suicide bomber kills 125
ITV.com – UK
Around 125 people have been killed and 130 wounded in the single bloodiest attack in Iraq since the fall of Saddam Hussein. A suicide …

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01/usyria.xml&sSheet=/portal/2005/03/01/ixportaltop.html

Syria cooperating with Iraq authorities
Telegraph.co.uk – UK
… with Iraqi authorities trying to stop insurgents crossing over from its territory and has helped arrest Saddam Hussein’s half-brother, Iraq’s defence minister …

www.signonsandiego.com/news/world/iraq/20050301-0821-iraq.html
French hostage in Iraq pleads for help
San Diego Union Tribune – USA
… Her plight underscored the security crisis in Iraq, where a new post-election government yet to be formed faces suicide bombings, shootings and kidnappings in …

www.boston.com/dailynews/060/world/Missing_French_reporter_in_Ira:.shtml
Missing French reporter in Iraq pleads on video: ‘Help me. It’s …
Boston Globe – USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) A French journalist who vanished in Iraq nearly two months ago said in a video that surfaced Tuesday that she was in failing health, pleading …

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Report Criticizes Interim Iraq Government
San Francisco Chronicle – USA
… said that tens of thousands of people across the world suffered last year at the hands of repressive governments, some of them — like Iraq — friendly to …

www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,7374-1506059,00.html
Kidnapped woman journalist in Iraq video plea
Times Online – UK
… Another woman journalist in Iraq, Giuliana Sgrena of the left-wing Italian newspaper Il Manifesto, was abducted by gunmen in Baghdad on Febrary 4. …

www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=7771728
Schroeder Urges Kuwait to Forgive Iraq Debt
Reuters – USA
KUWAIT CITY (Reuters) – German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder called on Kuwait and other Arab nations to waive Iraq’s multi-billion-dollar debts to help the war …

www.iht.com/articles/2005/03/01/news/rights.html
Human rights abuses continued under new government in Iraq, US …
International Herald Tribune – France
… The lengthy discussion was in a chapter on Iraq in the department’s annual report on human rights, which criticized not only countries that have been found …

www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,7374-1506059,00.html
Kidnapped woman journalist in Iraq video plea
Times Online – UK
… Another woman journalist in Iraq, Giuliana Sgrena of the left-wing Italian newspaper Il Manifesto, was abducted by gunmen in Baghdad on Febrary 4. …

www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=7771728
Schroeder Urges Kuwait to Forgive Iraq Debt
Reuters – USA
KUWAIT CITY (Reuters) – German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder called on Kuwait and other Arab nations to waive Iraq’s multi-billion-dollar debts to help the war …

www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A62164-2005Mar1.html
Journalist Missing in Iraq Appears on Tape
Washington Post – USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq – French journalist Florence Aubenas, looking pale and distraught, appealed for help on a video Tuesday in her first since she went missing in …

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Attack on convoy in Iraq kills soldier from Peoria
Chicago Tribune (subscription) – USA
… A soldier from Illinois who served with the Iowa Army National Guard was killed and four soldiers were injured when their convoy was attacked in Iraq over the …

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Reservist ‘Won’t Serve in Unjust Disaster of Iraq War’
Scotsman – UK
An Army reservist has decided to be a conscientious objector in protest at the “unjust disaster” of the war in Iraq, it was announced today. …

www.boston.com/dailynews/060/world/French_journalist_missing_in_I:.shtml
French journalist missing in Iraq appears on video
Boston Globe – USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) French journalist Florence Aubenas, who went missing in Iraq on Jan. 5, appeared on a video Tuesday, saying her …

www.suntimes.com/output/iraq/cst-nws-soldier01.html
Soldier from Peoria killed by bomb in Iraq
Chicago Sun-Times – USA
An Iowa National Guardsman from Illinois was killed and four were injured when their convoy was attacked in Iraq over the weekend, military officials said …

www.azcentral.com/news/articles/0301terror-threat01.html
Bin Laden likely enlisting Iraq ally for US attacks
AZ Central.com – AZ,USA
WASHINGTON – New intelligence indicates that Osama bin Laden is enlisting Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, his top operative in Iraq, to plan potential attacks on the …
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French Journalist Seized in Iraq Pleads on TV Tape
Reuters – USA
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Kidnapped French journalist Florence Aubenas, seized in Iraq more than seven weeks ago, made a desperate appeal for help in a video tape …

seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2002193138_iraq01.html
Deadly blast in Iraq seen as new attempt to incite ethnic war
Seattle Times – USA
HILLAH, Iraq — Iraq’s insurgents showed yesterday that they still have terrifying capabilities, slipping a massive car bomb into an area normally off-limits …

www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/world/11016462.htm
Five face trial for retaliation killings in Iraq
Kansas City Star (subscription) – MO,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq — Five former members of Saddam Hussein’s regime, including one of his half brothers, will go on trial for crimes against humanity, a special …

www.boston.com/dailynews/060/nation/Vermont_towns_wrestle_with_Ira:.shtml
Vermont towns wrestle with Iraq war resolution
Boston Globe – USA
… But on Town Meeting Day set for Tuesday, 52 of the communities also were expected to debate the Iraq war and the Vermont National Guard’s role in it as they …

www.boston.com/news/world/articles/2005/03/01/suicide_
car_bomber_kills_115_wounds_132_ourside_iraq_clinic

Suicide car bomber kills 115, wounds 146 outside Iraq clinic
Boston Globe – USA
… pile. And in an all-too-familiar scene after a bomb attack in Iraq, volunteers grimly picked up remains and placed them on blankets. …

www.boston.com/dailynews/060/world/U_S_Marines_and_sailors_head_h:.shtml
US Marines and sailors head home after months in Iraq’s hot areas
Boston Globe – USA
MOHAMMED AL AHMED NAVAL BASE, Kuwait (AP) Relieved US Marines began a long sea trip home, satisfied with their efforts to quell Iraq’s insurgency but grieving …

www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/world/3061483
Iraq charges Saddam aides in atrocities
Houston Chronicle – USA
BAGHDAD, IRAQ – An Iraqi investigative judge Monday presented to a judiciary panel the first charges in the coming trials of senior officials of Saddam …

www.nytimes.com/2005/03/01/politics/01threats.html
Bin Laden Aide Urged to Attack Outside Iraq, US Reports
New York Times – USA
28 – Osama bin Laden recently asked the Jordanian militant Musab al-Zarqawi to consider planning attacks outside Iraq and possibly on American soil, a United …

www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/world/3061520
Iraq’s human rights abuses detailed
Houston Chronicle – USA
… The lengthy discussion came in a chapter on Iraq in the department’s annual report on human rights, which pointedly criticized not only countries that have …

SUICIDE bomber kills 115 in Iraq
Australian – Australia
… bomber drove into a queue of men outside a medical centre south of
Baghdad last night, killing 115 people in the single deadliest attack
in Iraq since the fall …
www.theaustralian.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5744,12406857%255E2703,00.html

DEADLY car bomb kills over 100 in Iraq
Xinhua – China
… government, which hailed as a victory the capture of Sabawi Ibrahim
al-Hassan, a half-brother of Saddam and suspected key coordinator of insurgency
in Iraq. …
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2005-03/01/content_2631482.htm

GIRL hurt in Iraq seeks miracle for ailing Pope in same Rome …
Globe and Mail – Canada
… Although the Pope’s last-ditch attempt to avert the 2003 war in Iraq
failed, Diar’s family said many Iraqis consider him a man of peace. …
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SADDAM’S half-brother arrested in Iraq
INQ7 Interactive, Inc. – Philippines
BAGHDAD—A half-brother of ousted president Saddam Hussein, accused of
masterminding Iraq’s deadly insurgency from neighboring Syria, has been
arrested …
news.inq7.net/world/index.php?index=1&story_id=28972

MORE than 100 die in car bomb in Iraq
Kansas City Star (subscription) – MO,USA
… victims were civilians who were not linked to the security forces,”
Walid Janabi, the governor of Babil province, where Hillah is located,
told Iraq’s al Hurra …
www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/world/11017160.htm

SYRIA’S dangerous liaisons in Lebanon and Iraq create problems
Taipei Times – Taiwan
… addressed inadequately. The other three are Syria’s behavior in Iraq,
its relations with the US, and the need for domestic reform. While …
www.taipeitimes.com/News/edit/archives/2005/03/01/2003225057

BIN Laden enlisting top operative in Iraq for new US attacks …
San Diego Union Tribune – USA
WASHINGTON — New intelligence indicates that Osama bin Laden is enlisting
Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, his top operative in Iraq, to plan potential attacks
on the …
www.signonsandiego.com/news/nation/terror/20050228-1441-terrorthreat.html

IRAQ names first Saddam aides to go on trial
Daily Times – Pakistan
… The specific charges against them will not be made public until the
trial starts, but such crimes can incur the death penalty in Iraq. …
www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_1-3-2005_pg7_48

ARAB League condemns deadly attack in Iraq
Xinhua – China
28 (Xinhuanet) — The Arab League said in a statement issued on Monday
that it strongly condemns the deadly attack committed in Iraq’s Hilla
city and called …
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2005-03/01/content_2632014.htm

ILLINOIS soldier killed in Iraq
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – USA
DES MOINES, Iowa – One Iowa National Guard member was killed and four were
injured when their convoy was attacked in Iraq over the weekend, Lt. Col.

www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/special_packages/iraq/11015837.htm

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Suicide bomber kills 115 in Iraq
Australian – Australia
… bomber drove into a queue of men outside a medical centre south of Baghdad last night, killing 115 people in the single deadliest attack in Iraq since the fall …

www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/politics/11016552.htm
Setbacks in Lebanon, Iraq could threaten Syria’s Assad
Kansas City Star (subscription) – MO,USA
WASHINGTON – (KRT) – Syrian President Bashar Assad, under mounting pressure from a string of political setbacks over Lebanon and Iraq, is facing tough choices …

news.xinhuanet.com/english/2005-03/01/content_2632014.htm
Arab League condemns deadly attack in Iraq
Xinhua – China
28 (Xinhuanet) — The Arab League said in a statement issued on Monday that it strongly condemns the deadly attack committed in Iraq’s Hilla city and called …

www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/world/11015806.htm
Car bomb kills 116 in Iraq
Kansas City Star (subscription) – MO,USA
HILLAH, Iraq – (KRT) – Iraq’s insurgents showed Monday that they still have terrifying capabilities, slipping a massive car bomb into an area normally off …

www.signonsandiego.com/news/nation/terror/20050228-1441-terrorthreat.html
Bin Laden enlisting top operative in Iraq for new US attacks …
San Diego Union Tribune – USA
WASHINGTON — New intelligence indicates that Osama bin Laden is enlisting Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, his top operative in Iraq, to plan potential attacks on the …

news.independent.co.uk/world/middle_east/story.jsp?story=615733
Bloodbath in Iraq
Independent – UK
… Coming almost exactly a month after Iraq’s first free elections, the explosion, tore through a crowd of young men as they waited outside a clinic to get …

www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/special_packages/iraq/11015837.htm
Illinois soldier killed in Iraq
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – USA
DES MOINES, Iowa – One Iowa National Guard member was killed and four were injured when their convoy was attacked in Iraq over the weekend, Lt. Col. …

  
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