Iraq News and Information Links
March 13 2005
 

TALKS on forming Iraq government fail
Daily Star – Lebanon – Beirut,Lebanon
Iraq’s leading parties said on Sunday they had failed to reach a deal to
form a new government before the first meeting of Parliament, crushing
hopes a much …
www.dailystar.com.lb/article.asp?edition_id=10&categ_id=2&article_id=13414

AL-QAIDA In Iraq Ridicules the Madrid Anti-Terror Conference
Moscow Times – Russia
CAIRO, Egypt — A militant group calling itself Al-Qaida In Iraq ridiculed
an international terrorism conference in Spain held to mark the first
anniversary of …
www.themoscowtimes.com/stories/2005/03/14/254.html

UKRAINE begins Iraq withdrawal
San Jose Mercury News – USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq – Ukraine withdrew 150 servicemen from Iraq on Saturday,
beginning a gradual pullout, as Shiite and Kurdish politicians refined
plans to form a …
www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/world/11125370.htm

EFFORTS under way to free other foreign hostages in Iraq
Manila Bulletin – Philippines
… The fate of the American is unknown. A team led by foreign undersecretary
Rafael Seguis is in Iraq to work on Tarongoy’s release. …
www.mb.com.ph/MAIN2005031430644.html

TWO US security contractors killed in Iraq
CNN – USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) — Two Americans working for a company that provides
security for the US Embassy were killed by a roadside bomb south of Baghdad,
the …
money.cnn.com/cnn/2005/WORLD/meast/03/13/iraq.main/

www.smh.com.au/news/World/Iraqs-poll-winners-
slow-to-close-a-deal/2005/03/13/1110649061328.html

Iraq’s poll winners slow to close a deal
Sydney Morning Herald (subscription) – New South Wales,Australia
… Ukraine announced on Saturday that it had withdrawn 150 of its troops from Iraq, starting a gradual pullout that will be complete by October. …
www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-4861903,00.html
Two US Contractors Killed in Iraq
Guardian – UK
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) – Two American security contractors were killed and a third wounded in a roadside bomb attack south of the Iraqi capital, the US Embassy …

www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=7884928
Iraq Deputy Leader Says Government Talks to Resume
Reuters – USA
ARBIL, Iraq (Reuters) – Iraq’s Deputy President Rowsch Shways said Sunday talks on a new government between the main Shi’ite alliance and Kurds would continue …

www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/world/11125370.htm
Ukraine begins Iraq withdrawal
San Jose Mercury News – USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq – Ukraine withdrew 150 servicemen from Iraq on Saturday, beginning a gradual pullout, as Shiite and Kurdish politicians refined plans to form a …

www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A28924-2005Mar12.html
Checkpoint Iraq: A Tactic That Works
Washington Post – USA
By Bartle Breese Bull. As an unembedded freelance journalist in Iraq, I have safely driven through scores of American roadblocks all over this country. …

www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=7884565
Shi’ite-Kurdish Talks to Form Iraq Government Fail
Reuters – USA
Between them the two groups have the two-thirds majority needed to form the government and their failure to reach a deal could leave Iraq in political limbo …

www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/137141/1/.html
Two American contractors killed in Iraq bomb blast
Channel News Asia – Singapore
… Callahan added. Blackwater, which provides security for US officials in Iraq, lost four employees in Fallujah last March. The bodies …

us.rediff.com/news/2005/mar/13girl.htm
Sikh girl to join US force in Iraq
Rediff – India
An India-born Sikh teenager from California is among the women who will join the US military in Iraq. Ranbir Kaur, 19, is a part …

seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2002206096_iraqdig13.html
CIA report says Egypt helped Iraq build chemical weapons
Seattle Times – USA
NEW YORK — Egypt secretly supplied crucial help — both technology and expert manpower — to the chemical-weapons program of Saddam Hussein’s Iraq in the …

OFFICIALS Say Iraq Won’t Be Islamic State
ABC News – USA
… attack on a funeral being held in the courtyard of a Shiite mosque
which killed 50 and wounded over 100, in the northern town of Mosul in
Iraq Saturday, March …
abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory?id=575516

US forces partially informed about Italian intelligence mission in …
Khaleej Times – Dubai,United Arab Emirates
ROME – Satellite phones used by Italian intelligence officers following
the release of a hostage in Iraq are in the hands of Italian secret services
and will …
www.khaleejtimes.com/DisplayArticle.asp?xfile=data/focus
oniraq/2005/March/focusoniraq_March60.xml&section=focusoniraq

MOCK Home Helps Iraq Amputees Adjust
Washington Post – USA
… Sgt. Tim Gustafson, who was wounded in Iraq, practices cooking and
eating with his wife, Janice Gustafson, in a mock apartment dubbed Fort
Independence. …
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A30279-2005Mar12.html

IRAQ weapons plants looted after invasion
Swissinfo – Switzerland
capable of making parts of nuclear arms, in the weeks after Baghdad fell
in 2003, The New York Times has reported. specific plants …
www.swissinfo.org/sen/swissinfo.html?siteSect=143&sid=5597711

JORDAN, Egypt to supply power to Iraq:
New Kerala – Ernakulam,Kerala,India
[World News]: AMMAN, Jordan, March 12 : Officials in Jordan said Saturday
the kingdom and Egypt have agreed to supply western Iraq with electric
power upon the …
www.newkerala.com/news-daily/news/features.php?action=fullnews&id=84680

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www.khaleejtimes.com/DisplayArticle.asp?xfile=data/focusoniraq/
2005/March/focusoniraq_March60.xml&section=focusoniraq

US forces partially informed about Italian intelligence mission in …
Khaleej Times – Dubai,United Arab Emirates
ROME – Satellite phones used by Italian intelligence officers following the release of a hostage in Iraq are in the hands of Italian secret services and will …

www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/world/11120721.htm
Egypt aided Iraq’s 1980s weapons program
Kansas City Star – MO,USA
NEW YORK – Egypt secretly supplied crucial help – both technology and expert manpower – to the chemical weapons program of Saddam Hussein’s Iraq in the 1980s …

xtramsn.co.nz/news/0,,11965-4192312,00.html
Music Plays For France’s Iraq Hostage
Xtra News – New Zealand
Brass bands, children’s choirs and jazz combos have played across France for the release of a French journalist kidnapped in Iraq more than two months ago. …

www.infoshop.org/inews/article.php?story=20050312091834117
IS THERE A “THIRD ALTERNATIVE” IN IRAQ?
Infoshop News – USA
Iraq’s elections—held in defiance of threats from guerillas against voters and authorities alike—have predictably been hailed as a victory for democracy. …

www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=7883572
Bulgaria Says US Admits Fault in Soldier’s Death in Iraq
Reuters – USA
… Bulgaria said on Saturday US forces had admitted they broke their rules of engagement last week when a unit fired on a Bulgarian patrol in Iraq, killing a …

www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/137062/1/.html
Eight killed in Iraq, including foreign trucker as Afghans …
Channel News Asia – Singapore
MOSUL, Iraq : Eight people were killed in Iraq, including three Iraqi policemen gunned down in Mosul and a foreign truck driver attacked near Baiji, as three …

www.khaleejtimes.com/DisplayArticle.asp?xfile=data/focusoniraq/
2005/March/focusoniraq_March63.xml&section=focusoniraq

US admits responsibility for “unintentional” Bulgarian death …
Khaleej Times – Dubai,United Arab Emirates
SOFIA – US forces have admitted responsibility for a Bulgarian soldier’s “friendly fire” death last week in Iraq, saying it was “unintentional” and …

www.taipeitimes.com/News/world/archives/2005/03/12/2003245933
Iraq’s al-Sistani calls for unity after a calamity
Taipei Times – Taiwan
Iraq’s religious leaders called for calm yesterday amid fears of revenge attacks one day after a suicide bomber killed 47 Iraqis and wounded more than 80 in a …

www.nytimes.com/2005/03/12/politics/12abuse.html
Former Intelligence Officer Cleared in Iraq Abuse
New York Times – USA
WASHINGTON, March 11 – A military investigation has cleared the former top intelligence officer in Iraq of responsibility for the policy and command failures …

www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_asiapacific/view/137007/1/.html
Philippine hostage in Iraq gets extension on death threat
Channel News Asia – Singapore
The kidnappers of accountant Roberto Tarongoy had earlier said they would kill him by March 11 but a team in Iraq led by foreign undersecretary Rafael Seguis …

news.xinhuanet.com/english/2005-03/12/content_2685855.htm
US ambassador to Afghanistan to start new mission in Iraq
Xinhua – China
KABUL, March 11 (Xinhuanet) Us ambassador to Afghanistan ZalmayKhalilzad will start his new mission in Iraq after he worked here for two years since the hard …

www.paktribune.com/news/index.php?id=97293
Suicide attack in Iraq kills 47
PakTribune.com – Pakistan
… said the deal between the Shia clergy-backed United Iraqi Alliance and the Kurdish parties opens the way for naming a Cabinet when Iraq’s democratically …

www.theage.com.au/news/Breaking-News/US-soldier
-killed-in-Iraq/2005/03/12/1110567742253.html

US soldier killed in Iraq
Age (subscription) – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
… At least 1,513 members of the US military have died since the beginning of the Iraq war in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count.

ITALIAN Was Killed at Iraq Checkpoint Set Up for US Ambassador’s …
New York Times – USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq, March 11 – A storm forced Ambassador John D. Negroponte
to travel in a convoy instead of flying to a dinner appointment with the
top American …
www.nytimes.com/2005/03/12/international/middleeast/12iraq.html

IRAQ’S al-Sistani calls for unity after a calamity
Taipei Times – Taiwan
Iraq’s religious leaders called for calm yesterday amid fears of revenge
attacks one day after a suicide bomber killed 47 Iraqis and wounded more
than 80 in a …
www.taipeitimes.com/News/world/archives/2005/03/12/2003245933

FORMER Intelligence Officer Cleared in Iraq Abuse
New York Times – USA
WASHINGTON, March 11 – A military investigation has cleared the former
top intelligence officer in Iraq of responsibility for the policy and
command failures …
www.nytimes.com/2005/03/12/politics/12abuse.html

PHILIPPINE hostage in Iraq gets extension on death threat
Channel News Asia – Singapore
The kidnappers of accountant Roberto Tarongoy had earlier said they would
kill him by March 11 but a team in Iraq led by foreign undersecretary
Rafael Seguis …
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_asiapacific/view/137007/1/.html

US ambassador to Afghanistan to start new mission in Iraq
Xinhua – China
KABUL, March 11 (Xinhuanet) Us ambassador to Afghanistan ZalmayKhalilzad
will start his new mission in Iraq after he worked here for two years
since the hard …
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2005-03/12/content_2685855.htm

english.people.com.cn/200503/12/eng20050312_176509.html
US ambassador to Afghanistan to start new mission in Iraq
People’s Daily Online – Beijing,China
Us ambassador to Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad will start his new mission in Iraq after he worked for two years since the hard line Taliban collapsed in late …

www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/N11460046.htm
Montana call for Iraq troop return sparks debate
Reuters AlertNet – London,England,UK
… Democratic governor has touched off a political fight with state Republicans after calling for the return of National Guard troops serving in Iraq to help out …

  
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