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March 8 2005
 

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Iraq hostage shooting probe opens
BBC News – E,UK
The US military in Iraq has begun an investigation into the shooting incident last week that killed Italian intelligence agent Nicola Calipari. …

www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=politicsNews&storyID=7842361
US Military Probing Rules at Iraq Checkpoints
Reuters – USA
… of the probe of the killing of an Italian intelligence officer, the US military is investigating procedures at tense military checkpoints in Iraq, an American …

www.tehrantimes.com/Description.asp?Da=3/9/2005&Cat=4&Num=006
Outgoing Iraq PM declines offer to join Shiite-led government
Tehran Times – Iran
BAGHDAD (AFP) – Outgoing Iraqi Prime Minister Iyad Allawi has declined an offer to join a new coalition government led by the election-winning Shiite bloc. …

www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=7841777
Italy Demands Justice from US Over Iraq Death
Reuters – USA
ROME (Reuters) – Italy’s foreign minister rejected Tuesday a US account of how its forces killed an Italian intelligence agent in Iraq and urged Washington to …

www.freep.com/news/statewire/sw112672_20050308.htm
List of Michigan casualties in Iraq
Detroit Free Press – USA
… Michael Pedersen, 26, formerly of Flint, was one of six soldiers killed in the crash of an Army Black Hawk helicopter April 2, 2003, during a fire fight in Iraq …

www.news.com.au/story/0,10117,12489724-29277,00.html
Questions over role of Iraq troops
NEWS.com.au – Australia
THE Government is being urged to provide full details of the role 450 Australian troops will play in southern Iraq. Australia will …

www.zaman.com/?bl=hotnews&alt=&trh=20050308&hn=17287
Iraq Islamic Army: We Refused Ransom for Italian Journalist
Zaman Online – Istanbul,Turkey
Members of the Iraq Islamic Army who abducted the Italian journalist Giuliana Sgrena state that they refused the ransom money offered for the journalist’s …

www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/nation/11081611.htm
Troops volunteer to serve in Iraq
Kansas City Star – MO,USA
… Guardsmen from Pleasant Gap, Julian and Bellefonte will report to Camp Shelby, Miss., next week after volunteering for a yearlong mission in Iraq, the National …

seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2002200206_iraqdig08.html
33 killed by insurgents in scattered violence Iraq Notebook
Seattle Times – USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq — Iraqi insurgents set off bombs and fired rocket-propelled grenades and automatic weapons at military convoys, checkpoints and police patrols …

www.signonsandiego.com/news/world/iraq/20050308-0524-iraq-confessions.html
Iraq TV tries to shock people away from insurgents
San Diego Union Tribune – USA
… The programme began several weeks ago by featuring Iraqi men who said they trained in Syria to carry out terrorist attacks in Iraq. …

www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/IRIN/3f27290bc6cccd9031367ecf82fa8b24.htm
IRAQ: Focus on women’s rights
Reuters AlertNet – London,England,UK
… Action Against Honour Killings (KWAHK) a network of Kurdish and non-Kurdish activists, lawyers and academic researchers, say that in northern Iraq, more than …

www.zaman.com/?bl=hotnews&alt=&trh=20050308&hn=17287
Iraq Islamic Army: We Refused Ransom for Italian Journalist
Zaman Online – Istanbul,Turkey
Members of the Iraq Islamic Army who abducted the Italian journalist Giuliana Sgrena state that they refused the ransom money offered for the journalist’s …

www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/IRIN/3f27290bc6cccd9031367ecf82fa8b24.htm
IRAQ: Focus on women’s rights
Reuters AlertNet – London,England,UK
… Action Against Honour Killings (KWAHK) a network of Kurdish and non-Kurdish activists, lawyers and academic researchers, say that in northern Iraq, more than …

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Italy Demands Justice from US Over Iraq Death
ABC News – USA
Italy’s foreign minister said the killing of an Italian intelligence agent in Iraq by US forces had been a tragic accident, but added that Rome did not believe …

www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=7838384
Italy Demands Justice from US Over Iraq Death
Reuters – USA
… minister urged the United States Tuesday to punish any soldiers found guilty of wrongdoing in the killing of an Italian intelligence agent in Iraq last week. …

news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/4328615.stm
US troops ‘made Iraq abuse video’
BBC News – E,UK
… Its existence was revealed in more than 1,000 pages of documents obtained in a lawsuit by ACLU as part of its investigations into alleged Iraq prisoner abuse. …

www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000087&sid=a.6ZeB.RCFEA&refer=top_world_news
Iraq Shiite Alliance May Link With Kurd Parties, Chalabi Says
Bloomberg – USA
March 8 (Bloomberg) — The cleric-backed coalition that won the most seats in Iraq’s Jan. 30 election for a national assembly may …

www.rferl.org/featuresarticle/2005/03/fef2f8ce-ff27-4ee4-aaa1-9ce117759cce.html
Kidnapped Jordanian Businessman Freed In Iraq
Radio Free Europe – Prague,Czech Republic
8 March 2005 — Kidnappers in Iraq have released a Jordanian businessman, Ibrahim Maharmeh, after the family paid a ransom. Maharmeh …

www.boston.com/dailynews/067/world/Foreign_minister_says_car_carr:.shtml
Foreign minister says car carrying slain Italian agent in Iraq not …
Boston Globe – USA
ROME (AP) Italy’s foreign minister said Tuesday that the car carrying an intelligence officer who was killed by US fire in Iraq last week was not speeding up …

www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/world/11080416.htm
Iraq’s marshes slowly recovering after years of abuse
Kansas City Star – MO,USA
WASHINGTON – (KRT) – After more than a decade of destruction under Saddam Hussein, southern Iraq’s legendary marshes may be partly on their way to recovery. …

www.swissinfo.org/sen/swissinfo.html?siteSect=143&sid=5585831
US shootings strain ties with Iraq allies
Swissinfo – Switzerland
… Although the governments of Italy and Bulgaria supported the war in Iraq, a large proportion of their people opposed it. Some 75 percent of. …

www.canoe.ca/NewsStand/WinnipegSun/News/2005/03/08/953791-sun.html
33 killed in Iraq violence
Winnipeg Sun – Canada
… 33 people dead and dozens wounded. Al-Qaida in Iraq claimed responsibility for much of the violence. Iraqi Kurds said they were …

www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/special_packages/iraq/11079432.htm
Elk Grove Village Army specialist killed in Iraq
San Jose Mercury News – USA
… 11 terrorist attacks has been killed in Iraq, military officials said. Army Spc. … She had been in Iraq for about 20 days and had spent 2003 in Afghanistan. …

www.freep.com/voices/editorials/eiraq8e_20050308.htm
Mistakes in Iraq
Detroit Free Press – USA
Unfortunately, US credibility is at such a low ebb in much of the world — due to the failure to find any weapons of mass destruction in Iraq and the Abu …

www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/136228/1/.html
Soldier who denounced abuses in Iraq given psychiatric exam
Channel News Asia – Singapore
WASHINGTON : An army sergeant was given a psychiatric examination and sent out of Iraq after he reported that members of his counter-intelligence team in …

www.abc.net.au/worldtoday/content/2005/s1318405.htm
Federal row over role of Australian troops in Muthanna, Iraq
ABC Online – Australia
… the national capital where the Federal Government has come under question over the role of the new contingent of Australian troops being sent to southern Iraq. …

www.canoe.ca/NewsStand/LondonFreePress/News/2005/03/08/953489-sun.html
Attacks kill 31 in Iraq, dozens wounded
London Free Press – Canada
BAGHDAD — Guerrillas launched a series of attacks in Iraq yesterday that left at least 31 people dead and dozens wounded as the country took its first major …

news.xinhuanet.com/english/2005-03/08/content_2666938.htm
US faces new strains with allies after shootings in Iraq
Xinhua – China
… States faced new strains with allies on Monday when Bulgarian media said an investigation into the fatal shooting of a Bulgarian soldier in Iraq last week had …

www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=7833452
Bulgaria Blames US Troops for Fatal Iraq Shooting
Reuters – USA
SOFIA (Reuters) – US ally Bulgaria blamed US troops on Monday for the fatal shooting of one of its soldiers in Iraq and demanded punishment of those responsible …

www.taipeitimes.com/News/world/archives/2005/03/08/2003245407
Insurgents kill 16 in new round of attacks in Iraq
Taipei Times – Taiwan
Guerrillas launched a series of attacks in Iraq yesterday, killing 16 people and wounding dozens more as the country took its first major step toward forming a …

www.nytimes.com/2005/03/08/international/middleeast/08rebuild.html
Next Step in Rebuilding Iraq: Bring Power to the People
New York Times – USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq, March 7 – The bloody handprints found Monday all over the shiny equipment at Al Ameen, the newly opened electrical substation in eastern Baghdad …

www.usatoday.com/news/world/iraq/2005-03-07-insurgents-iraq_x.htm
Insurgent attacks kill 33, wound dozens around Iraq
USA Today – USA
Al-Qaeda in Iraq claimed responsibility for much of the violence. … About 200 foreigners have been abducted in Iraq over the past year. …

seattlepi.nwsource.com/opinion/214849_fisk08.html
Civil servants fall every day in Iraq
Seattle Post Intelligencer – USA
… Finance, junior civil servants — “collaborators” in the eyes of the ruthless men who are destroying so much of the infrastructure of “new” Iraq — fall almost …

US shootings strain ties with Iraq allies
China Daily – China
US forces in Iraq faced new strains with allies on Monday when Bulgaria
said they had probably shot dead one of its soldiers after angering Rome
by killing an …
www.chinadaily.com.cn/english/doc/2005-03/08/content_422776.htm

US-SYRIAN tussle harks back to Iraq
Seattle Post Intelligencer – USA
… President Bashar Assad’s quarrel with the United States about his country’s
military presence in Lebanon and cross-border infiltration into Iraq bears
some …
seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/apmideast_s
tory.asp?category=1107&slug=Arabs%20and%20Assad

INSURGENT attacks kill 33, wound dozens around Iraq
USA Today – USA
Al-Qaeda in Iraq claimed responsibility for much of the violence. … About
200 foreigners have been abducted in Iraq over the past year. …
www.usatoday.com/news/world/iraq/2005-03-07-insurgents-iraq_x.htm

BULGARIAN deputies to discuss Iraq shooting:
New Kerala – Ernakulam,Kerala,India
… SOFIA, Bulgaria, March 7 : A Bulgarian parliamentary commission will
meet Tuesday to discuss the alleged shooting by US troops of a Bulgarian
soldier in Iraq. …
news.newkerala.com/india-news/?action=fullnews&id=81764

DAWN’S about to break in Iraq on Mar 16
Economic Times – India
… His nomination, which the Kurds have agreed to, has been endorsed by
the most powerful Shi’ite cleric in Iraq — Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani.

economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/1043902.cms

news.newkerala.com/india-news/?action=fullnews&id=81764
Bulgarian deputies to discuss Iraq shooting:
New Kerala – Ernakulam,Kerala,India
… SOFIA, Bulgaria, March 7 : A Bulgarian parliamentary commission will meet Tuesday to discuss the alleged shooting by US troops of a Bulgarian soldier in Iraq. …

  
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