Iraq News and Information Links
February 8 2005
 

www.signonsandiego.com/news/military/20050208-1241-marines.html
Marines return from Iraq
San Diego Union Tribune (Subscription) – San Diego,CA,USA
SAN DIEGO — Scores of US Marines returned to Miramar and Camp Pendleton today from seven-month deployments in Iraq. About 200 …

www.turkishpress.com/news.asp?ID=37131
Iraq deposits five billion dollars with US Federal Reserve
Turkish Press – Turkey
… He said he had discussed the importance of improving Iraq’s banking system by developing electronic payments — Iraqis still rely heavily on cash — and to …

timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/1015259.cms
Blair hints at new Iraq timetable
Times of India – Mumbai,India
LONDON: Britain and USA are set to publish their exit strategy from Iraq based on replacing coalition troops with Iraqi security forces, British Prime Minister …

www.swissinfo.org/sen/swissinfo.html?siteSect=143&sid=5524759
Rice calls on US and Europe to support Iraq
Swissinfo – Switzerland
and its economy until Iraqis can manage to do so alone, US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has said. Tuesday in a speech in Paris. …

www.turkishpress.com/world/news.asp?id=050208182143.chftzixo.xml
At least 29 killed in Iraq suicide bombings, attacks
Turkish Press – Turkey
BAGHDAD (AFP) – A suicide bombing against army recruits and a string of other attacks left at least 29 people dead across Iraq, with Al-Qaeda and its allies …

www.voanews.com/english/2005-02-08voa118.cfm
Bush Ratings Improve Following Iraq Election
Voice of America – USA
By VOA News. Americans are giving President Bush a higher job-approval rating following last month’s elections in Iraq. A new poll …

www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2005/02/
08/uiraq.xml&sSheet=/portal/2005/02/08/ixportaltop.html

Suicide bomber kills 21 at Iraq recruiting centre
Telegraph.co.uk – London,England,UK
… The al-Qa’eda wing in Iraq, led by Jordanian Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, claimed responsibility for the attack, as it did for Monday’s blasts in the cities of Mosul …

www.nytimes.com/2005/02/08/international/europe/08cnd-rice.html
Rice Tells Europe to Move Past Iraq Differences
New York Times – USA
… urged Europe to put aside past differences and work with the United States to expand freedom in the Arab world, stabilize Afghanistan and Iraq and mobilize …

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Solemn Return for Servicemen Killed in Iraq Plane Crash
Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
The bodies of 10 servicemen killed in Iraq when their Hercules plane crashed near Baghdad were flown back to Britain today for homecoming shrouded in dignity. …

www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/
special_packages/iraq/10846532.htm

Iraq veteran gives kidney to pal
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
LIVINGSTON, NJ – A Marine who fought in Iraq gave one of his kidneys to a longtime friend. Brendon Smith met Cedric Hill when the …

news.xinhuanet.com/english/2005-02/08/content_2563057.htm
US to help secure release of Italian hostage in Iraq: Rice
Xinhua – Beijing,China
… US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Tuesday that Washington is “coordinating” with Rome to obtain the release of an Italian journalist kidnapped in Iraq …

www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/world/10841120.htm
Violence shatters postelection Iraq
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq — Insurgents on Monday struck Iraq’s security forces with suicide bombs and mortar fire, killing more than 30 persons as violence escalated …

www.abc.net.au/am/content/2005/s1298143.htm
Iraq: suicide bombers target police
ABC Online – Australia
TONY EASTLEY: The positive developments in the Middle East peace process stand in stark contrast to what’s happening in Iraq. It’s …

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Help Iraq’s democrats
Toronto Star (Subscription) – Toronto,Ontario,Canada
As Iraq’s democrats begin to take back control of their country, they can rule out getting military help from Canada. Not in Baghdad, at least. …

www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200502/s1298627.htm
Four killed in Iraq attacks
ABC Online – Australia
Four Iraqis have been killed and several wounded in separate bomb blasts and ambushes near Baghdad, security sources have said. …

iafrica.com/news/worldnews/411545.htm
Egyptian hostages freed in Iraq
IAfrica South African News – Cape Town,South Africa
As Iraq saw a new day of violent strikes on Monday against security forces, Egyptian embassy sources and the telecom group that employs the four hostages …

www.dawn.com/2005/02/08/top14.htm
2 suicide blasts kill 32 in Iraq
Pakistan Dawn – Karachi,Pakistan
… It was the deadliest day for security forces in Iraq since the Jan 30 elections, which Washington said delivered a blow to the country’s insurgency. …

www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A6135-2005Feb7.html
Two UN Officials Suspended In Iraq Probe
Washington Post – USA
… has suspended the former director of the oil-for-food program and another official following a critical report on the now-defunct plan for Iraq, the United …

www.boston.com/dailynews/039/world/Iraq_s_Shiite_clergy_likely_to:.shtml
Iraq’s Shiite clergy likely to wield influence over new government …
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Despite assurances they will stay out of politics, Iraq’s powerful Shiite Muslim clergy is likely to wield considerable influence in the …

www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200502/s1298556.htm
US tries Iraq prison mudwrestling party goers
ABC Online – Australia
United States military police threw a mudwrestling party at a prison camp in Iraq and a woman who took part has been found guilty of indecent exposure and …

news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/4245365.stm
Iraq crash RAF dead heading home
BBC News – London,England,UK
The bodies of 10 servicemen killed when an RAF transport plane crashed in Iraq are due to arrive in the UK. Nine airmen and a soldier …

www.boston.com/ae/tv/articles/2005/02/08/cnn_clarifies_iraq_comments
CNN clarifies Iraq comments
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
… Switzerland, CNN’s chief news executive, Eason Jordan, raised eyebrows when he suggested that some of the 63 journalists who have been killed in Iraq had been …

www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1408046,00.html
27 die as new wave of attacks hits Iraq
Guardian – UK
… earnest. Iraq’s interior minister said it could be a further 18 months before Iraqi forces could properly secure their country. …

www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/131409/1/.html
32 killed in Iraq attacks as suicide bombers target police
Channel News Asia – Singapore
MOSUL, Iraq : At least 23 people were killed on Monday when a suicide bomber lured a group of Iraqi policemen into a trap in Mosul and another blew up a car …

www.iht.com/articles/2005/02/07/news/UN.html
2 at the UN suspended after report on Iraq aid
International Herald Tribune – France
NEW YORK The United Nations has suspended the former head of the oil-for-food aid program in Iraq and another senior official who helped select the program’s …

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JPArticle/ShowFull&cid=1107769477004

Report: Iraq group will release Italian journalist
Jerusalem Post – Jerusalem,Israel
… interrogated the Italian captive Guiliana Sgrena, it has been found that the Italian captive is not involved in spying for the infidels in Iraq,” the group …

www.turkishpress.com/world/news.asp?id=050207203447.e64mzs3k.xml
Egyptians freed, Iraq captors say Italian reporter to follow
Turkish Press – Turkey
As Iraq saw a new day of violent strikes against the security forces, Egyptian embassy sources and the telecoms company that employs the four hostages …

www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1408046,00.html
27 die as new wave of attacks hits Iraq
Guardian – UK
… earnest. Iraq’s interior minister said it could be a further 18 months before Iraqi forces could properly secure their country. …

www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/131409/1/.html
32 killed in Iraq attacks as suicide bombers target police
Channel News Asia – Singapore
MOSUL, Iraq : At least 23 people were killed on Monday when a suicide bomber lured a group of Iraqi policemen into a trap in Mosul and another blew up a car …

thescotsman.scotsman.com/international.cfm?id=145912005
Bombs and mortars kill 30 in post-ballot Iraq’s bloodiest day
Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
THE fragile lull in violence following elections in Iraq collapsed yesterday when at least 30 people died in the bloodiest day since the vote last weekend. …

www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=7562104
Rumsfeld Aims to Persuade NATO to Do More in Iraq
Reuters – USA
… NATO countries have sent 84 military officers to Iraq to take part in the alliance’s mission to help forge capable new Iraqi security forces, said a senior …

  
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