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February 6 2005
 

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Fresh threats to kill kidnapped Italian in Iraq
Xinhua – Beijing,China
… carried out after 48 hours unless there is an announcement from the Italian government, headed by the criminal Berlusconi, of a withdrawal from Iraq,” it said. …

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Al-Sistani to have detailed involvement in Iraq’s political …
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq – (KRT) – The main parties of a cleric-led political ticket set to sweep elections in Iraq are planning to vet their prime minister candidates …

www.iht.com/articles/2005/02/06/news/policy.html
Cheney urges calm on Islam’s role in Iraq
International Herald Tribune – France
WASHINGTON Vice President Dick Cheney on Sunday turned aside concerns that the emerging government in Iraq might be strongly Islamic and might even set more …

www.aljazeera.com/cgi-bin/news_service/middle_east_full_story.asp?service_id=6947
Rumsfeld: No specific date fro Iraq self-security
Aljazeera.com – London,UK
Asked on Sunday when would the US withdraw its troops from Iraq, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said that it is not knowable when the United States will …

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Buyers of Iraq UN oil may be implicated
Seattle Post Intelligencer – Seattle,WA,USA
… Sevan solicited oil allocations from Iraq on behalf of an oil trading company, Africa Middle East Petroleum, or AMEP, between 1998 and 2001, and it raised …

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Kidnappers strike again in Iraq
Globe and Mail – Toronto,ON,Canada
… candidates endorsed by their clerics. Shiites are believed to comprise about 60 per cent of Iraq’s 26 million people. On the other hand …

www.indianexpress.com/full_story.php?content_id=64226
Ayatollah Sistani to shape Iraq future as Shia bloc win looms
Indian Express – New Delhi,India
Iraq’s senior most Shia cleric, Sistani has made it his chief cause to propel his community, long oppressed under Saddam Hussein, to the leadership of one of …

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Rumsfeld says Iraq needs time to develop forces to thwart attack …
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
WASHINGTON (AP) Iraq will need time to build up forces sufficient to handle a potential threat from its neighbors specifically Iran even after Baghdad proves …

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QALA CHWALAN, Iraq (AP) The Kurdish leader who hopes to…
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
QALA CHWALAN, Iraq (AP) The Kurdish leader who hopes to become Iraq’s next president pledged to try to bring the country’s disaffected Sunni Arabs into the …

www.cbsnews.com/stories/2005/02/06/iraq/main671950.shtml
Attacks Kill Dozens In Iraq
CBS News – USA
… Three French nationals being held by the US military in Iraq, the New York Times reports. … Gen. Abed Mowhoush during an interrogation at Qaim, Iraq, on Nov. …
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Rice Assures Turkey US Opposes PKK Terrorism from Iraq
Voice of America – USA
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice told Turkish leaders in Ankara the United States is committed to Iraq’s unity, and to fighting the Turkish-Kurdish …

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Cheney Says US Won’t Dictate Iraq’s Constitution (Update1)
Bloomberg – USA
… Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, the top Shiite religious figure in Iraq, has made it ``clear from the beginning’’ that clerics should not play a direct role in the …

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US sees no Islamic government in Iraq
Reuters.uk – UK
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Top US officials say they do not see an Iran-style Islamic government taking hold in Iraq following last week’s elections that point to …

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Fort Bragg soldiers in Korea sometimes sent to Iraq
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
FAYETTEVILLE, NC – More and more soldiers stationed in South Korea are having their deployments extended so they can serve in Iraq, including many from Fort …

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Attacks Kill Dozens In Iraq
CBS News – USA
… Three French nationals being held by the US military in Iraq, the New York Times reports. … Gen. Abed Mowhoush during an interrogation at Qaim, Iraq, on Nov. …

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Cheney Says US Won’t Dictate Iraq’s Constitution (Update1)
Bloomberg – USA
… Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, the top Shiite religious figure in Iraq, has made it ``clear from the beginning’’ that clerics should not play a direct role in the …

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Egyptians kidnapped in Iraq
Reuters.uk – UK
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Gunmen have seized four Egyptian engineers in Baghdad, underlining Iraq’s dangers despite its recent election and steps towards democracy. …

www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/world/10833042.htm
Rumsfeld Says No Iraq Self-Security Date
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
… 30 elections in Iraq. Gen. Richard Myers, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has told Congress that only about one-third of …

www.theaustralian.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5744,12151007%255E31477,00.html
135,000 troops in Iraq for a year
Australian – Australia
… calls to set a timetable for the withdrawal of US forces, the Bush administration yesterday outlined plans to keep at least 135,000 troops in Iraq for the next …

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Rice Seeks to Mend Relations With Turkey, Reassure Over Iraq
Bloomberg – USA
… US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice assured Turkish leaders Sunday that the US takes seriously concerns about the future of neighboring Iraq, where Turkey …

www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200502/s1297030.htm
10 dead in Iraq violence north and south
ABC Online – Australia
… Anti-US insurgents have won widespread support in Sunni areas just south of Baghdad that border Shiite southern Iraq, earning the region its notoriety. …

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Erdogan: Iraq belongs to All Iraqis
Zaman Online – Istanbul,Turkey
Erdogan and Rice discussed the latest developments in Northern Iraq and noted the importance of good relations between the two sides.

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-for-Islamic-state/2005/02/06/1107625063290.html

Iraq clerics in push for Islamic state
Sydney Morning Herald (subscription) – Sydney,New South Wales,Australia
With Shiite parties poised to take power in Iraq’s new constitutional assembly, leading Shiite clerics are campaigning for Islam to be enshrined in the new

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Four Egyptians kidnapped in Iraq; Italian’s life threatened
USA Today – USA
In other violence a week after Iraq’s election, attackers gunned down an Iraqi contractor who apparently worked with the US military, and police in Karbala

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4 Egyptians taken hostage in Iraq
CNN International – USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) — Four Egyptian technicians working for an Egyptian telecommunications company have been abducted outside their house in the Jamiah

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Rice holds talks in Turkey, gives assurances over Iraq
Turkish Press – Turkey
Condoleezza Rice was holding talks with Turkish leaders here, keen to assure wary ally Ankara that its concerns over the future of neighboring Iraq are not

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feb06,1,1265812.story?coll=chi-newsnationworld-hed

Rice warns Russia on `difficult’ relations
Chicago Tribune (subscription) – Chicago,IL,USA
But she also emphasized that cooperation with Russia had led to progress in combating terrorism, stabilizing Afghanistan and Iraq and to Russian willingness

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Probe of Iraq intelligence won’t assign blame
San Francisco Chronicle – San Francisco,CA,USA
Washington — The White House-ordered inquiry into the intelligence failures about Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction won’t blame individual officials for the

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Four Egyptians Are Kidnapped in Iraq
ABC News – USA
Square in Rome, Saturday Feb. 5, 2005. Manifesto journalist Sgrena was kidnapped in Iraq Friday Feb. 4. She was seized shortly before

news.xinhuanet.com/english/2005-02/06/content_2554973.htm
Rice understands Poland’s troop reduction in Iraq
Xinhua – Beijing,China
BEIJING, Feb. 6 — US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has expressed her understanding for Poland’s decision to reduce its troops in Iraq.

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Rice assures Turkey on Iraq unity, Kurdish rebels
Channel News Asia – Singapore
ANKARA : Washington is committed to preserving Iraq’s unity, and also to combating Turkish Kurd rebels holed up in the north of Iraq, US Secretary of State

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Rice set to begin Mideast talks
CNN International – USA
briefly with Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan in an effort to mend ties with Turkish leaders who have been critical of US support for Kurds in northern Iraq …

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Sunnis, Shiites and Iraq’s future
Miami Herald (subscription) – Miami,FL,USA
… Saddam Hussein. In Iraq, power has historically been a zero-sum game in which the winner takes all and the losers are murdered. Sunnis …i.com/mld/miamiherald/news/opinion/10819247.htm
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Rice: US Wants Iraq to Remain Whole
Guardian – UK
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) – The United States wants Iraq to remain whole now that the first round of elections is over, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said in …

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Check celebrations, Shiites are flexing muscles in Iraq (NEWS …
New Kerala – Ernakulam,Kerala,India
[World News]: New York, Feb 6 : Celebrations over Iraq’s entry into a community of world democracies may have to be put on hold with Shiite religious parties …

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la-bk-brightman6feb06,1,4927088.story?coll=la-iraq-complete

The start of a new Iraq, but where will it lead?
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
… Iraq’s Shiite leaders have steadfastly maintained that a pluralist democracy, not Iran’s Shiite theocracy, is their governmental model. …

www.indystar.com/articles/9/220261-3619-010.html
Sunnis ask to help draft Iraq’s new constitution
Indianapolis Star – Indianapolis,IN,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq — Facing the prospect of a Shiite Muslim landslide, Sunni politicians offered on Saturday to participate in mapping the nation’s political future …

www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200502/s1296960.htm
Howard ‘pleased’ with Iraq elections
ABC Online – Australia
The Prime Minister says he hopes the success of Iraq’s elections will eventually spread democracy throughout the Middle East. John …

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Iraq group threatens to kill Italian hostage
Reuters.uk – UK
DUBAI (Reuters) – An Islamist militant group in Iraq has claimed responsibility for kidnapping an Italian journalist and threatened to kill her by Monday …

www.freep.com/news/latestnews/pm2699_20050205.htm
Sunni pols ready to help Iraq, but rebels show no sign of …
Detroit Free Press – Detroit,MI,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq — Facing the prospect of a Shi’ite Muslim landslide, Sunni politicians offered Saturday to participate in mapping the nation’s political future. …

www.theage.com.au/news/Breaking-News/Civil-war-if-troops-
leave-Iraq-PM-warns/2005/02/06/1107625050480.html

Civil war if troops leave Iraq, PM warns
Age (subscription) – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
Prime Minister John Howard warned Iraq could descend into civil war if coalition forces pulled out too early. In a rebuff to repeated …

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Italians rally for Iraq hostage
BBC News – London,England,UK
Several hundred people have held a rally in Rome to press for the release of an Italian female journalist being held hostage in Iraq. …

www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A1511-2005Feb5.html
European Bitterness Over Iraq Dissipates
Washington Post (Subscription) – Washington,DC,USA
Courtesy of the large turnout in Iraq’s election a week ago, the United States and key European allies are beginning to make up after two years of bitterly …

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Harper warns Grits about ‘deception’ on Iraq
CTV – Canada
Conservative Leader Stephen Harper is warning the Liberal government will pay a “severe price” if it sends Canadian troops to Iraq. …

www.taipeitimes.com/News/front/archives/2005/02/06/2003222420
Iraq wants wider probe into `oil-for-food’ scandal
Taipei Times – Taipei,Taiwan
Iraq has called for a widening of the investigation of the UN oil-for-food program and demanded the immediate return of money in the UN account that paid for …

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Former UN Head Boutros-Ghali Defends Iraq Oil Deal
Reuters – USA
LONDON (Reuters) – Former UN head Boutros Boutros-Ghali refused to take all the blame for Iraq’s scandal-tainted oil-for-food program on Saturday, pointing the …

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Italians rally for Iraq hostage
BBC News – London,England,UK
Several hundred people have held a rally in Rome to press for the release of an Italian female journalist being held hostage in Iraq. …

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Iraq Sunnis Offer to Help on Constitution
ABC News – USA
A US military helicopter hovers over the scene of a mortar attack near the airport on Baghdad’s western outskirts in Iraq Saturday, Feb. 5, 2005. …

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Germany prepared to help more in Iraq
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
BERLIN — Germany told Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on Friday that it is ready to expand its role in rebuilding Iraq after Sunday’s largely successful …

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European Bitterness Over Iraq Dissipates
Washington Post (Subscription) – Washington,DC,USA
Courtesy of the large turnout in Iraq’s election a week ago, the United States and key European allies are beginning to make up after two years of bitterly …

www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1406701,00.html
19 dead in new Iraq attacks
Guardian – UK
… They are expected to confirm a strong showing by the United Iraqi Alliance, which is endorsed by Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, Iraq’s most influential Shiite …

www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1407023,00.html
Army probes 160 Iraq abuse cases
Guardian – UK
More than 160 separate allegations of abuse by British troops in Iraq have been investigated by army prosecutors, of which nearly a third could lead to highly …

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Sunnis may play role despite Iraq poll boycott
New Zealand Herald – Auckland,New Zealand
BAGHDAD – Bowing to the increasing likelihood that a Shia-Kurdish alliance will take control in Iraq after last week’s elections, a group of mostly Sunni Arab …

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02/06/do0601.xml&sSheet=/opinion/2005/02/06/ixopinion.html

Still they won’t admit they got Iraq wrong
Telegraph.co.uk – London,England,UK
Last Sunday evening, as Iraq’s historic election was drawing to a close, I was invited to the BBC’s Television Centre at White City to discuss the day’s events …

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Iraq Sunnis demand US exit timetable as price for rejoining …
Turkish Press – Turkey
BAGHDAD (AFP) – Iraq’s leading Sunni clerics group demanded a timetable for the withdrawal of foreign troops as the price of their participation in drawing up …

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A daily look at US military deaths in Iraq
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
5, 2005, at least 1,446 members of the US military have died since the beginning of the Iraq war in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count. …

  
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