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April 1 - 9 2005
 

9/4/05

THE challenges of the new Iraq
Financial Times – UK
Two years after the fall of the Saddam Hussein regime, a legitimately elected
provisional government is taking power in Iraq. The …
news.ft.com/cms/s/335dc398-a894-11d9-87a9-00000e2511c8.html

BRITAIN admits Iraq intelligence was wrong
China Daily – China
… It discloses that late last year Britain’s joint intelligence committee
reviewed key judgements on Iraq’s WMD capability and programs behind the
Government’s …
www.chinadaily.com.cn/english/doc/2005-04/09/content_432693.htm

CALL for inquiry into journo deaths in Iraq
Sydney Morning Herald (subscription) – New South Wales,Australia
… on the administration of President George Bush today to establish an
independent inquiry into the “record number of deaths” of journalists
covering the Iraq war …
www.smh.com.au/news/After-Saddam/Call-for-inquiry
-into-journo-deaths-in-Iraq/2005/04/09/1112997216285.html

CBS freelance cameraman detained in Iraq
Reuters India – Mumbai,India
NEW YORK (Reuters) – A cameraman wounded in Iraq while videotaping earlier
this week for CBS News has been detained by US-led military forces, the
network said …
www.reuters.co.in/locales/c_newsArticle.jsp;:4257322c:8f6
39dd0c71636b?type=worldNews&localeKey=en_IN&storyID=8131653

A daily look at US military deaths in Iraq
Boston Globe – USA
As of Friday, April 8, 2005, at least 1,545 members of the US military
have died since the beginning of the Iraq war in March 2003, according
to an Associated …
www.boston.com/dailynews/098/nation/A_daily_look_at_U_S_military_d:.shtml

8/4/05

IRAQ’S president appoints Shiite as prime minister
Kansas City Star – MO,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq – (KRT) – Shiite Muslim politician Ibrahim al-Jaafari on
Thursday became Iraq’s first prime minister chosen through a democratic
process. …
www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/world/11337024.htm

US should reassure Syria and Iran on Iraq: Clark
IranMania News – Iran
LONDON, April 8 (IranMania) – The key to US success in Iraq is to reassure
Syria and Iran about Washington’s intentions rather than trying to destabilize
them …
www.iranmania.com/News/ArticleView/Default.
asp?NewsCode=30757&NewsKind=Current%20Affairs

HONOUR restored to Iraq soldier
Times Online – UK
… There were suggestions that some of his fellow soldiers would resign
and the regiment would refuse to return to Iraq if the popular Lancashire
soldier was …
www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2-1560078,00.html

AN Old US Foe Rises Again in Iraq
Washington Post – USA
By Anthony Shadid. GHARAF, Iraq — Over the loudspeakers set up in this
small town in a backwater of southern Iraq, the commands came in staccato
bursts. …
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A35586-2005Apr7.html

WE got it wrong on Iraq WMD, intelligence chiefs finally admit
Guardian – UK
… It discloses that late last year the joint intelligence committee (JIC)
reviewed key judgments on Iraq’s WMD capability and programmes behind
the government’s …
politics.guardian.co.uk/election/story/0,15803,1454956,00.html

7/4/05

IRAQ picks new president
Pittsburgh Post Gazette – Pittsburgh,PA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq — Members of Iraq’s new National Assembly elected Kurdish
leader Jalal Talabani as president of this predominantly Arab nation yesterday
and set …
www.post-gazette.com/pg/05097/484237.stm

BLAIR admits Iraq war eroded public trust in his judgment
Daily Times – Pakistan
LONDON: Prime Minister Tony Blair on Tuesday conceded that the Iraq war
had eroded public trust in his judgment, as the first full day of campaigning
for a …
www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_7-4-2005_pg4_5

US president warns Qaeda is ‘still deadly’ in Iraq
Daily Times – Pakistan
WASHINGTON: US President George W Bush said on Tuesday that Al Qaeda’s
claim to have carried out a massive weekend raid on Iraq’s Abu Ghraib
prison showed …
www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_7-4-2005_pg4_3

IRAQ’S leaders: A closer look
Minneapolis Star Tribune (subscription) – MN,USA
… He helped lead the Kurdish fight in Iraq’s north against former dictator
Saddam Hussein. Vice President Ghazi al-Yawyer: Current interim president.

www.startribune.com/stories/484/5334439.html

SOUTH Korea cuts troop numbers in Iraq, merges units
Reuters India – Mumbai,India
SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korea, which has the third largest contingent of
foreign troops in Iraq, will cut its military presence there by 270 troops
to 3,270 …
www.reuters.co.in/locales/c_newsArticle.jsp;:4254b13f:d67a667
f2e6236a7?type=worldNews&localeKey=en_IN&storyID=8109015

6/4/05

IRAQ rebels hit back after US offensive
Telegraph.co.uk – UK
The US military claimed a fresh victory in its offensive against Iraq’s
insurgency yesterday, striking a militant hideout with helicopter gunships
and artillery …
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2005/
04/06/wirq06.xml&sSheet=/news/2005/04/06/ixworld.html

POLITICAL instability in Iraq causes some to form militias
San Jose Mercury News – USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq – The rumors spread quickly last month around the central
Baghdad neighborhood of Sab’ah Nisan that Salem Khudair’s nephew had insulted
the name …
www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/special_packages/iraq/11318266.htm

A daily look at US military deaths in Iraq
Boston Globe – USA
As of Tuesday, April 5, 2005, at least 1,542 members of the US military
have died since the beginning of the Iraq war in March 2003, according
to an Associated …
www.boston.com/dailynews/095/nation/A_daily_look_at_U_S_military_d:.shtml

IRAQ two years on: Endgame or unending war?
BBC News – E,UK
Two years after the fall of Baghdad, it is an open question as to whether
an endgame to the insurgency is under way or whether Iraq faces a war
that will drag …
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/4413121.stm

US troops hinder Iraq’s stabilisation claims MPs’ report
Scotsman – UK
EXCESSIVE use of force by United States troops in Iraq has antagonised
Iraqi civilians and made the process of rebuilding the country more difficult,
a British …
news.scotsman.com/international.cfm?id=361512005

5/4/05

IRAQ’S Leaders: Avoiding civil war
Seattle Post Intelligencer – USA
… prime minister. The careful balancing among Sunnis, Shiites and Kurds
underlines the dangerous divisions still facing Iraq. But …
seattlepi.nwsource.com/opinion/218751_iraqed.asp

PRISONERS clash with guards at detention facility in southern Iraq
San Diego Union Tribune – USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq — Prisoners at Iraq’s largest detention facility protested
the transfer of several detainees deemed “unruly” by authorities, throwing
rocks and …
www.signonsandiego.com/news/world/iraq/20050404-1724-iraq.html

US to bear burden of Iraq costs
Xinhua – China
BEIJING, April 5 — US President George W. Bush says his country will still
bear the burden of reconstruction costs in war-torn Iraq even as some
of its …
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2005-04/05/content_2787366.htm

TWO US soldiers killed in Iraq
Hindu – India
BAGHDAD, APRIL 4. Two US service members were killed in central Iraq, the
military has said. A Marine assigned was killed on Saturday …
www.hindu.com/2005/04/05/stories/2005040501371300.htm

BUSH Presents First Medal of Honor for Iraq Combat
NPR (audio) – Washington,D.C.,USA
Description: The White House bestows the first Medal of Honor awarded for
service in Iraq on Army Sgt. 1st Class Paul Ray Smith, who …
npr.streamsage.com/google/programlist/srfeature.php?
wfid=://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4575892

4/4/05

IRAQ Stalemate Ends with Election of Speaker
Scotsman – UK
Lawmakers ended days of stalemate and reached out to Iraq’s Sunni Muslim
minority for their parliament speaker, cutting through ethnic and sectarian
barriers …
news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=4348607

2 US service members killed in Iraq
NDTV.com – New Delhi,India
… As of Saturday, at-least 1,533 members of the US military have died
since the beginning of the Iraq war in March 2003, according to a media
count. (AP).
www.ndtv.com/template/template.asp?template=
Newiraq&slug=2+US+soldiers+killed+in+Iraq&id=70952&callid=1

PROFILE: Hachim al-Hasani, speaker of Iraq’s new parliament
Xinhua – China
… related to the toppled regime. Born in 1954 in Kirkuk, Hasani graduated
from Mosul University in northern Iraq. He went to the United …
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2005-04/04/content_2783745.htm

‘ORDINARY Woman’ Wounded in Iraq Awarded Defense of Freedom Medal
Washington Post – USA
… In a telephone interview, she said she has “no second thoughts” about
volunteering to serve in Kuwait or Iraq, where she spent 15 months driving
dangerous …
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A23544-2005Apr3.html

COULD Iraq Be Blair’s Achilles’ Heel?
Scotsman – UK
By Gavin Cordon, PA Whitehall Editor. Will Iraq be Tony Blair’s Achilles’
Heel? The war and its aftermath have been a running …
news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=4348328

3/4/05

abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory?id=636742
Iraq’s Abu Ghraib Prison Attacked; 56 Hurt
ABC News – USA
A group of Iraqi girls smile at US Army rangers who setup a checkpoint in West Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday, April 2, 2005.A car bomb exploded Saturday in central …

www.suntimes.com/output/orourke/cst-edt-rour03.html
Bush aiming to remake Iraq as a free-market paradise
Chicago Sun-Times – USA
Given the realities of the war in Iraq — shock and awe, death and destruction, a continuing guerrilla insurgency — it is easy to overlook what in Hollywood …

www.philly.com/mld/philly/news/11295732.htm
Worldview | Iraq spy story is destined for sequel
philly.com – Philadelphia,PA,USA
By Trudy Rubin. It takes place just before the Iraq war. … It states that our intel agencies’ prewar take on Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction was “dead wrong.”. …

www.taipeitimes.com/News/world/archives/2005/04/03/2003248932
Education official killed; al-Sadr calls for protests in Iraq
Taipei Times – Taiwan
A car bomb exploded yesterday in central Iraq, killing five people, including four police officers on patrol, while gunmen killed an education official in …
english.people.com.cn/200504/03/eng20050403_179236.html
US troops continue military operations in western Iraq
People’s Daily Online – Beijing,China
Clashes broke out between US troops and fighters in Iraq’s western city of Haditha, some 250km northwest of Baghdad, as the US forces searched for insurgents …

www.obviousnews.com/breakingnews/stories/obviousnews-552122.html
Iraq weapons assessments ‘dead wrong,‘ Bush told
ObviousNews.com – Canada
A presidential commission said Thursday that “the intelligence community was dead wrong in almost all of its prewar judgments” on Iraq‘s arsenal. …

EDUCATION official killed; al-Sadr calls for protests in Iraq
Taipei Times – Taiwan
A car bomb exploded yesterday in central Iraq, killing five people, including
four police officers on patrol, while gunmen killed an education official
in …
www.taipeitimes.com/News/world/archives/2005/04/03/2003248932

CAR bomb kills five in central Iraq
Ha’aretz – Israel
By The Associated Press. BAGHDAD – A car bomb killed five people in central
Iraq yesterday, while gunmen killed an education official in Baghdad.

www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/560050.html

ATTACK on Iraq’s Abu Ghraib prison injures 32
Jerusalem Post – Israel
Insurgents attacked the Abu Ghraib prison west of Baghdad, injuring 20
US forces and 12 prisoners while six people were killed elsewhere in Iraq
following a …
www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=JPost/JPArticle/ShowFull&cid=1112414517555

THE endgame – has Iraq’s insurgency run out of steam?
Scotsman – UK
… euphoria that accompanied the demolition of the statue has long since
evaporated, some observers are beginning to wonder whether the insurgency
in Iraq is at …
news.scotsman.com/international.cfm?id=352662005

US troops continue military operations in western Iraq
People’s Daily Online – Beijing,China
Clashes broke out between US troops and fighters in Iraq’s western city
of Haditha, some 250km northwest of Baghdad, as the US forces searched
for insurgents …
english.people.com.cn/200504/03/eng20050403_179236.html

scotlandonsunday.scotsman.com/international.cfm?id=352662005
The endgame – has Iraq’s insurgency run out of steam?
Scotland on Sunday – UK
… euphoria that accompanied the demolition of the statue has long since evaporated, some observers are beginning to wonder whether the insurgency in Iraq is at …

www.theage.com.au/news/World/Iraqs-Abu-Ghraib-
prison-attackeds/2005/04/03/1112467036427.html

Iraq’s Abu Ghraib prison attacked
Age (subscription) – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
… Officials have said that overall attacks have been declining in Iraq, but they have also noted that insurgents seem to be focusing their efforts on bigger …

2/4/05

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Insurgents attack Iraq’s Abu Ghraib prison
MSNBC – USA
WASHINGTON – A group of 40 to 60 insurgents attacked the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq late Saturday in a well-coordinated assault that inflicted 18 American …

www.truthnews.net/month/2005030059.htm
UN: Inquiry Clears Annan, But Faults Management On Iraq Program
TruthNews.com – USA
By Robert McMahon. An inquiry into the Iraqi oil-for-food program has found that United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan did …

breakingnews.iol.ie/news/story.asp?j=138626630&p=y386z7336
Car bomb kills five in central Iraq
Ireland Online – Ireland
A car bomb exploded today in central Iraq, killing five people, including four police officers on patrol, while gunmen killed an education official in Baghdad. …

www.swissinfo.org/sen/swissinfo.html?siteSect
=143&sid=5650164&cKey=1112455230000

Iraq’s MPs set for showdown over speaker
Swissinfo – Switzerland
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Iraq’s parliament meets for the third time on Sunday to try to elect a speaker — the first step towards forming agovernment — but …

www.newkerala.com/news-daily/news/features.php?action=fullnews&id=93209
Car bomb kills five in Iraq
New Kerala – Ernakulam,Kerala,India
[World News] BAGHDAD, April 2 : A car bombing killed five people in eastern Iraq Saturday, including four policemen and a civilian, security sources said. …

www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=8067621
Iraq’s MPs Prepare for Third Showdown Over Speaker
Reuters – USA
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Iraq’s parliament meets for the third time Sunday to try to elect a speaker — the first step toward forming a government — but …

www.usatoday.com/news/world/iraq/2005-04-02-iraq_x.htm
Car bomb in central Iraq kills five; Marine killed in Ramadi
USA Today – USA
BAGHDAD (AP) — A car bomb exploded Saturday in central Iraq, killing five people, including four police officers on patrol, while gunmen killed an education …

www.omegaletter.com/articles.asp?ArticleID=5067
US Citizen Held In Iraq As Suspected Insurgent
Omega Letter Intelligence Digest (subscription) – USA
The US military said on Friday it has held since last year an American citizen without charges in Iraq as a suspected top aide to terrorist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi …

seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2002228478_iraq02.html
Sunni clerics OK participation in Iraq’s police, armed forces
Seattle Times – USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq — Prominent Sunni clerics who had condemned the new Iraqi government opened the door yesterday to participation of their followers in the army …

edition.cnn.com/2005/WORLD/meast/04/02/iraq.main/
Iraq car bomb kills 5, wounds 4
CNN International – USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) — A car bomb exploded near the police station in the Iraqi city of Kan Bani Saad, killing five people, including four police officers, on …

www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A20058-2005Apr1.html
Keeping Our Covenant With Iraq
Washington Post – USA
By Jim Hoagland. Iraq is not yet free of Saddam Hussein or Jerry Bremer. … The pursuit of the perfect has become the enemy of the good in post-occupation Iraq. …

JUSTICE Dept. Says US Law Applicable in Iraq Contracts
Washington Post – USA
… in a federal lawsuit against a US security contractor, concluding that
the company can be held liable for allegedly defrauding authorities in
Iraq of tens of …
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A20165-2005Apr1.html

US spies were ‘dead wrong’ on Iraq
Australian – Australia
US spy agencies were “dead wrong” in their assessment of Iraq’s weapons
of mass destruction, an independent presidential commission report has
found. …
www.theaustralian.news.com.au/common/
story_page/0,5744,12727901%255E2703,00.html

CHICAGO GI avoids prison in Iraq killing
Chicago Tribune (subscription) – USA
… Maynulet had originally been charged with murder, the first officer
to face the charge since the US invasion of Iraq began in 2003. …
www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/
chi-050401maynulet,1,2799887.story?coll=chi-news-hed

FORMER CIA Chief Disputes Warning Over Iraq Data
Reuters – USA
… Friday disputed that he was warned about problems with an Iraqi source
just hours before Secretary of State Colin Powell argued the US case against
Iraq at the …
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=domesticNews&storyID=8066496

US citizen held in Iraq as suspected insurgent
Swissinfo – Switzerland
BAGHDAD/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The US military said on Friday it has held
since last year an American citizen without chargesin Iraq as a suspected
top aide to …
www.swissinfo.org/sen/swissinfo.html?site
Sect=143&sid=5648403&cKey=1112383226000

VIOLENCE ruins Iraq mosque as leaders feud over Cabinet
Daily Star – Lebanon – Beirut,Lebanon
… Amid the continuing violence, Iraq’s main political blocs were still
far from forming a government two months after landmark elections. …
www.dailystar.com.lb/article.asp?edition_id=10&categ_id=2&article_id=13957

1/4/05

www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/
chi-050401maynulet,1,2799887.story?coll=chi-news-hed

Chicago GI avoids prison in Iraq killing
Chicago Tribune (subscription) – USA
… Maynulet had originally been charged with murder, the first officer to face the charge since the US invasion of Iraq began in 2003. …

www.swissinfo.org/sen/swissinfo.html?siteSect
=143&sid=5648403&cKey=1112383226000

US citizen held in Iraq as suspected insurgent
Swissinfo – Switzerland
BAGHDAD/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The US military said on Friday it has held since last year an American citizen without chargesin Iraq as a suspected top aide to …

www.dailystar.com.lb/article.asp?edition_id=10&categ_id=2&article_id=13957
Violence ruins Iraq mosque as leaders feud over Cabinet
Daily Star – Lebanon – Beirut,Lebanon
… Amid the continuing violence, Iraq’s main political blocs were still far from forming a government two months after landmark elections. …

www.deccanherald.com/deccanherald/apr22005/181725200541.asp
US intelligence on Iraq ‘chaotic, incompetent’
Deccan Herald – Bangalore,India
A presidential commission investigating the intelligence debacle that preceded the Iraq invasion reported on Thursday that the damage done to United States …

www.telegraphindia.com/1050402/asp/foreign/story_4564783.asp
Top part of ancient Iraq minaret damaged
Calcutta Telegraph – Calcutta,India
Samarra (Iraq), April 1 (Reuters): An ancient Islamic minaret, one of Iraq’s most important monuments, was damaged in an explosion today, witnesses in the …

www.iht.com/articles/2005/04/01/news/curve.html
Doubts on Iraq intelligence were rebuffed, report says
International Herald Tribune – France
The claim – that Saddam was building a hidden network of mobile labs in Iraq capable of producing a witch’s brew of biological weapons – was based almost …

www.sun-sentinel.com/news/local/florida/orl-aseciraq
death01040105apr01,0,463499.story?coll=sfla-news-florida

Blast in Iraq kills Marine from Orlando
Sun-Sentinel.com – Fort Lauderdale,FL,USA
… could have come home from Iraq when his second tour of duty ended a few weeks ago. Instead, he opted to stay. … In Iraq, it was Wells’ job to transport supplies. …

US citizen held in Iraq as suspected insurgent
Swissinfo – Switzerland
BAGHDAD/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The US military said on Friday it has held
since last year an American citizen without chargesin Iraq as a suspected
top aide to …
www.swissinfo.org/sen/swissinfo.html?siteS
ect=143&sid=5648403&cKey=1112383226000

BLAST in Iraq kills Marine from Orlando
Sun-Sentinel.com – Fort Lauderdale,FL,USA
… could have come home from Iraq when his second tour of duty ended a
few weeks ago. Instead, he opted to stay. … In Iraq, it was Wells’ job
to transport supplies. …
www.sun-sentinel.com/news/local/florida/orl-aseci
raqdeath01040105apr01,0,463499.story?coll=sfla-news-florida

GUNMEN Kill Police Chief in Iraq
ABC News – USA
Iraqis gather around the wreckage left behind after a roadside bomb targeted
a US military convoy south of Baqouba, Iraq Thursday, March 31, 2005.

abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory?id=631685

WORLD Bank approves Iraq war planner as president
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette – Fort Wayne,IN,USA
… The nomination of Wolfowitz, a chief architect of the Iraq war, brought
dismayed reactions in Europe and elsewhere when it was announced two weeks
ago. …
www.fortwayne.com/mld/journalgazette/news/nation/11285732.htm

www.mediainfo.com/eandp/news/article_disp
lay.jsp?vnu_content_id=1000864433

In Iraq War, The ‘Truth’ Sometimes Hurts
Editor & Publisher – USA
By Brian Orloff. NEW YORK Some of the media’s toughest critics on Iraq war coverage are soldiers themselves. Paul Rieckhoff, 29, as …

AMERICAN Rebel Captured in Iraq
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – CA,USA
WASHINGTON — US forces in Iraq are holding a senior operative of terrorist
leader Abu Musab Zarqawi who has joint American and Jordanian citizenship,
Defense …
www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/iraq/comp
lete/la-fg-zarq1apr01,1,2360814.story?coll=la-iraq-complete

IRAQ’S tipping point
Washington Times – Washington,DC,USA
… of Kurds, the Arabization of their lands and their forcible removal
from Kirkuk, the northern Iraqi city at the center of 40 percent of Iraq’s
oil reserves. …
washingtontimes.com/commentary/20050331-083144-8709r.htm

www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2005/03/31/national/w233803S45.DTL
Zarqawi Aide Held by US Military in Iraq
San Francisco Chronicle – USA
… Writer. The US military in Iraq is holding what it believes to be the first American captured fighting for the Iraqi insurgency. …

www.interfax.ru/e/B/politics/28.html?id_issue=11263987
Ukraine troops to leave Iraq by mid-October 2005
Interfax – Russia
KYIV. April 1 (Interfax-Ukraine) – Ukraine will most likely complete its planned troop withdrawal from Iraq by mid-October 2005, Ukrainian President Viktor …

www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A16993-2005Mar31.html
A Daily Look at US Iraq Military Deaths
Washington Post – USA
As of Thursday, March 31, 2005, at least 1,532 members of the US military have died since the beginning of the Iraq war in March 2003, according to an …

US Intelligence ‘Dead Wrong’ on Iraq-Report
Washington Post – USA
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – US intelligence on Iraq was “dead wrong,” dealing
a blow to American credibility that will take years to undo, and spymasters
still know …
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A16935-2005Mar31.html

SUICIDE Car Bombers Kill Seven in Iraq
Swissinfo – Switzerland
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Suicide car bombers mounted two attackson Iraqi soldiers
in northern Iraq Thursday, killing at leastseven people, as hundreds of
thousands …
www.swissinfo.org/sen/swissinfo.html?siteSect=143&sid=5644208&cKey=1112284285000

PILGRIMS Attacked in Iraq as Troop Pullouts Announced
Scotsman – UK
… a truck carrying pilgrims near Hillah, 60 miles south of Baghdad, and
killed one person, and an attack earlier in the day killed a pilgrim in
southern Iraq. …
news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=4337024

US intelligence ‘dead wrong’ on Iraq – Report
China Daily – China
WASHINGTON – US intelligence on Iraq was “dead wrong,” dealing a blow to
American credibility that will take years to undo, and spymasters still
know …
www.chinadaily.com.cn/english/doc/2005-04/01/content_430160.htm

IRAQ War Architect Confirmed as World Bank President
Inter Press Service (subscription) – World
… The activists say that Wolfowitz, an architect of the 2003 United States-led
invasion of Iraq, has shown contempt for international law and human rights.

www.ipsnews.net/new_nota.asp?idnews=28106

www.japantoday.com/e/?content=news&cat=8&id=332655
Panel finds US intelligence ‘dead wrong’ on Iraq
Japan Today – Tokyo,Japan
WASHINGTON — US intelligence on weapons of mass destruction in the lead-up to the Iraq war was “dead wrong” and reflects an intelligence community that …

www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/iraq/la-fg-iraq
1apr01,0,2490637.story?coll=la-home-headlines

Holiday Violence Returns to Iraq
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – CA,USA
BAGHDAD — At least 15 Iraqis and a US soldier were killed in a series of bombings, shootings and ambushes across Iraq on Thursday, but stepped-up security …

www.ipsnews.net/new_nota.asp?idnews=28106
Iraq War Architect Confirmed as World Bank President
Inter Press Service (subscription) – World
… The activists say that Wolfowitz, an architect of the 2003 United States-led invasion of Iraq, has shown contempt for international law and human rights. …

english.people.com.cn/200504/01/eng20050401_179052.html
Italian PM announces plan to withdraw troops from Iraq
People’s Daily Online – Beijing,China
… Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi announced on Thursday that Italy plans to withdraw the first 300 soldiers out of its 3,000 troops from Iraq in September. …

US intelligence on Iraq `dead wrong,’ commission finds
Kansas City Star – MO,USA
WASHINGTON – (KRT) – The multibillion-dollar US intelligence community
was “dead wrong” in its prewar assessment of Iraq’s weapons programs and
can’t …
www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/politics/11279845.htm

IRAQ suicide car blast kills 5
Japan Today – Tokyo,Japan
… a truck carrying pilgrims near Hillah, 96 kms south of Baghdad, and
killed one person, and an attack earlier in the day killed a pilgrim in
southern Iraq. …
www.japantoday.com/e/?content=news&cat=8&id=332643

AMERICAN kidnapped in Iraq
New Kerala – Ernakulam,Kerala,India
[World News] WASHINGTON : A US citizen was kidnapped in Iraq this week,
along with three Romanian journalists, the US State Department said Wednesday
evening. …
news.newkerala.com/world-news/?action=fullnews&id=92505

MORE questions than answers after Annan cleared in Iraq probe
Turkish Daily News – Ankara,Turkey
Questions raised by a probe of the UN oil-for-food program for Iraq may
have given critics more ammunition against the world body, even though
Secretary …
www.turkishdailynews.com.tr/article.php?enewsid=9639

IRAQ War Architect Confirmed as World Bank President
Inter Press Service (subscription) – World
… The activists say that Wolfowitz, an architect of the 2003 United States-led
invasion of Iraq, has shown contempt for international law and human rights.

www.ipsnews.net/new_nota.asp?idnews=28106

  
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