Iraq News and Information Links
March 16 2005
 

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Iraq National Assembly Convenes
FOX News – USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq — Iraq puts its fragile democracy to the test Wednesday, convening its first freely elected National Assembly (search) in recent history after …

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Iraq still on horizon
NEWS.com.au – Australia
PRIME Minister John Howard refuses to rule out a further commitment of Australian troops to Iraq in the wake of Italy’s surprise decision to withdraw its forces …

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Iraq Parliament Meets But No Deal on Government
ABC News – USA
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Iraq’s new parliament met for the first time on Wednesday more than six weeks after it was elected in historic polls, but the country is …

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Blasts Herald New Iraq Assembly Meeting
ABC News – USA
Wounded Iraqis await hospital treatment after their vehicle was struck by a roadside bomb in Baghdad, Iraq Wednesday, March 16, 2005. …

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Democrats Raise Concerns Over Iraq
San Francisco Chronicle – USA
The House debate over a $81.4 billion spending package for war is providing Democrats a platform to assail President Bush’s handling of Iraq. …

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Six Killed in Iraq Car Bombings
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – CA,USA
BAGHDAD — Car bombings killed five civilians and an American soldier in Iraq on Tuesday as the nation prepared for the first meeting of the National Assembly …

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TRAGEDY IN IRAQ: DEATH AT A CHECKPOINT
New York Post – New York,NY,USA
… 6). It is unfortunate that Italian intelligence agent Nicola Calipari was killed in Iraq, but the American apologies must stop. …

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Blasts Near Iraq National Assembly Meeting
FOX News – USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq — Plumes of black smoke rose after a series of explosions detonated near a building where Iraq’s new National Assembly (search) was about to …

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Iraq parliament meets, no deal on government
China Daily – China
Iraq’s new parliament meets for the first time on Wednesday more than six weeks after it was elected in historic polls, but the country is still without a …

www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A38768-2005Mar16.html
Italy Says Will Start Withdrawing Troops from Iraq
Washington Post – USA
ROME (Reuters) – Leading US ally Italy said on Tuesday it would start withdrawing its soldiers from Iraq in September, in a fresh blow to President Bush’s …

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Kurds, Shiites Negotiate Ahead of Iraq Legislature Session
NPR (audio) – Washington,D.C.,USA
Description: Iraq’s new National Assembly holds its first meeting Wednesday morning, but the two main Kurdish and Shiite political coalitions still have not …

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Iraq MPs to hold opening session
BBC News – E,UK
Iraq’s new parliament is holding its inaugural session on Wednesday, with the main factions still unable to agree on a coalition government. …

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Murder Suspected in 26 Iraq/Afghan Deaths —NY Times
Reuters – USA
NEW YORK (Reuters) – At least 26 prisoners have died in US custody in Iraq and Afghanistan since 2002 in what Army and Navy investigators have concluded or …

IRAQ’S Zebari Says Shiites, Kurds Close Rift as Assembly Meets
Bloomberg – USA
March 16 (Bloomberg) — Iraq’s dominant Shiite political group overcame
differences with the Kurds about the extent of autonomy in the north as
the National …
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IRAQ supports China’s Anti-Secession Law
Xinhua – China
BAGHDAD, March 15 (Xinhuanet) — Iraq’s interim government Tuesday expressed
its support for China’s adoption of the anti-secession law, the legal
framework to …
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ITALY says will start withdrawing troops from Iraq
Khaleej Times – Dubai,United Arab Emirates
ROME – Leading US ally Italy said on Tuesday it would start withdrawing
its soldiers from Iraq in September, in a fresh blow to US President George
W. Bush’s …
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oniraq/2005/March/focusoniraq_March81.xml&section=focusoniraq

KURDS, Shiites Negotiate Ahead of Iraq Legislature Session
NPR (audio) – Washington,D.C.,USA
Description: Iraq’s new National Assembly holds its first meeting Wednesday
morning, but the two main Kurdish and Shiite political coalitions still
have not …
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HALLIBURTON under fire for Iraq fuel bills
Telegraph.co.uk – UK
Halliburton, the energy group once run by US vice-president Dick Cheney,
faces fresh allegations it overcharged the Pentagon for fuel supplies
in Iraq. …
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16/cnhali16.xml&menuId=242&sSheet=/money/2005/03/16/ixcity.html

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Iraq’s Shiites look for a Sunni candidate ahead of parliament …
Boston Globe – USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Iraq puts its fragile democracy to the test Wednesday in convening its first freely elected National Assembly in recent history, despite last …

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Italy Aims to Begin Withdrawing Troops From Iraq in September
New York Times – USA
ROME, March 15 – Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi said today that he aimed to begin withdrawing Italy’s 3,000 troops from Iraq by September, in a signal that …

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Shi’ites, Kurds move closer to deal on Iraq government
New Zealand Herald – New Zealand
BAGHDAD – Iraq’s leading Shi’ite Muslim and Kurdish politicians are nearing a deal to form a government after six weeks of wrangling following historic post …

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Halliburton under fire for Iraq fuel bills
Telegraph.co.uk – UK
Halliburton, the energy group once run by US vice-president Dick Cheney, faces fresh allegations it overcharged the Pentagon for fuel supplies in Iraq. …

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Berlusconi announces September pullout for Italian forces in Iraq
Independent – UK
By Peter Popham in Rome. Silvio Berlusconi, the Italian prime minister, will begin withdrawing Italian troops from Iraq in September. …

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House Seeks to Stop Funds for New Iraq Embassy
Reuters – USA
… The House is expected to easily pass its bill on Wednesday. “We need an embassy in Iraq but we’ve always known we need an embassy in Iraq, so why did it come …

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Americans worry about casualties in Iraq: survey
Australian Financial Review – Australia
Americans have conflicting views about the costs and benefits of the US-led war on Iraq nearly two years after its launch, according to a poll released on …

  
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