Iraq News and Information Links
February 1 2005
 

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Shiites claim Iraq poll victory
Melbourne Herald Sun – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
A SHIITE leader claiming victory in Iraq’s election said today he wanted all groups, including Sunni Arabs, to help shape the country’s future. …

www.voanews.com/english/2005-02-01-voa109.cfm
Iraq’s Interim President: Too Soon for Foreign Forces to Leave
Voice of America – USA
Iraq’s interim President Ghazi al-Yawar says it would be “complete nonsense” to ask foreign troops to leave the country now, but he says some could depart by …

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Abu Ghraib guard reaches plea deal in Iraq prison abuse scandal
CNN – USA
(CNN) — A US soldier charged in the Iraq prison abuse scandal pleaded … Gen. Thomas Metz, commander of US field forces in Iraq, had approved the arrangement. …

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Australia to play Iraq at Sydney Olympic stadium
Daily Times – Pakistan
SYDNEY: Australia will play Iraq in a football international at the Sydney Olympic stadium on March 26, the Football Federation Australia (FFA) said on Tuesday …

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plane crash in Iraq ‘shrouded in mystery
Christian Science Monitor – USA
Britain is mourning its largest loss of life since the war in Iraq began in March 2003. … The terrain and climate also look like central Iraq in January. …

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Iraq Seeks Answers After Fatal Riot at US Camp
Reuters – USA
… who shot dead four inmates should be put on trial if found to have used excessive force in quelling a riot at a military detention camp, Iraq’s human rights …

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-iraq-soldier,0,720250.story?coll=sfla-home-headlines

Web Site Claims GI Captured in Iraq
Sun-Sentinel.com – Fort Lauderdale,FL,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq — Iraqi militants claimed in a Web statement Tuesday to have taken an American soldier hostage and threatened to behead him in 72 hours unless …

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Iraq rules out US troop pullout
BBC News – London,England,UK
Iraq’s interim President Ghazi Yawer has rejected the withdrawal of foreign troops until Iraq’s own forces are ready to take over security duties. …

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breaking_news/breaking_news__international_news/

Call for reconciliation as final Iraq vote count starts
Mail & Guardian Online (subscription) – Johannesburg,South Africa
Iraq reopened its frontiers and Baghdad airport as it eased a security clampdown imposed for the first free election in the country in more than 50 years. …

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Globalist: Managing differences over US policy in Iraq
International Herald Tribune – France
… YORK When President Jacques Chirac of France calls President George W. Bush and spends 15 minutes talking up the American-organized elections in Iraq, it is …

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Alexander Downer: Voters’ bravery gives Iraq a real sight of …
Australian – Australia
Less than 900 days after the people of Iraq were forced to endorse Saddam Hussein as their president, the remarkable turnout in the Iraqi election has shown …

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Iraq minister wants to include Sunnis
IAfrica South African News – Cape Town,South Africa
… “There was a real popular spontaneity, a popular momentum, as if the people was delivering a message: that this was the true liberation of Iraq,” Abdel Mahdi …

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Turkey-US ties strong despite differences over Iraq: US official
Turkish Press – Turkey
… AFP) – The ties between Turkey and the United States remain strong even though the two NATO allies have often been at odds on issues concerning Iraq, a senior …

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lost-in-Iraq/2005/02/01/1107228693823.html

An Australian life lost in Iraq
Age (subscription) – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
The death of Paul Pardoel is a blunt reminder to Australians and their leaders just what costs the war in Iraq entail. Flight Lieutenant …

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.php?action=fullnews&id=67383

Al Qaeda pledges to pursue “holy war” in Iraq:
New Kerala – Ernakulam,Kerala,India
[World News]: Baghdad, Feb 1 : Al Qaeda has denounced Sunday’s election in Iraq as an “American game” and vowed to pursue “holy war”, reports Xinhua. …

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Iraq seeks answer in deaths of detainees in riot
Houston Chronicle – Houston,TX,USA
… should be put on trial if found to have used excessive force to quell a riot at a military camp in which four detainees were shot dead, Iraq’s human rights …

www.mg.co.za/articlePage.aspx?articleid=196624&area=/
breaking_news/breaking_news__international_news/

Call for reconciliation as final Iraq vote count starts
Mail & Guardian Online (subscription) – Johannesburg,South Africa
Iraq reopened its frontiers and Baghdad airport as it eased a security clampdown imposed for the first free election in the country in more than 50 years. …

www.iht.com/articles/2005/02/01/news/globalist.html
Globalist: Managing differences over US policy in Iraq
International Herald Tribune – France
… YORK When President Jacques Chirac of France calls President George W. Bush and spends 15 minutes talking up the American-organized elections in Iraq, it is …

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Iraq minister wants to include Sunnis
IAfrica South African News – Cape Town,South Africa
… “There was a real popular spontaneity, a popular momentum, as if the people was delivering a message: that this was the true liberation of Iraq,” Abdel Mahdi …

www.theage.com.au/news/Editorial/An-Australian-life-lost-in-Iraq/2005/02/01/1107228693823.html
An Australian life lost in Iraq
Age (subscription) – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
The death of Paul Pardoel is a blunt reminder to Australians and their leaders just what costs the war in Iraq entail. Flight Lieutenant …

www.turkishpress.com/news.asp?ID=36754
Turkey-US ties strong despite differences over Iraq: US official
Turkish Press – Turkey
… AFP) – The ties between Turkey and the United States remain strong even though the two NATO allies have often been at odds on issues concerning Iraq, a senior …

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‘Saddam Hussein was eligible to vote in Iraq’
Jerusalem Post – Jerusalem,Israel
Former dictator Saddam Hussein, accused of crimes against humanity and genocide, could have voted in Iraq’s election, officials remarked on Tuesday. …

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Iraq seeks answer in deaths of detainees in riot
Houston Chronicle – Houston,TX,USA
… should be put on trial if found to have used excessive force to quell a riot at a military camp in which four detainees were shot dead, Iraq’s human rights …

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Iraq, the Vote: The Press Sizes Up the Election
Editor & Publisher – New York,NY,USA
… And what are the results of the voting likely to show: a broadly representative government or one that may take Iraq in a direction troublesome for the United …

www.boston.com/dailynews/032/world/Blair_Still_unclear_what_cause:.shtml
Blair: Still unclear what caused British plane crash in Iraq that …
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
… a British military transport plane to crash north of Baghdad, killing all 10 servicemen on board in Britain’s biggest single loss of life in the Iraq conflict. …
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Al Q’s ‘Holy War’ In Iraq Not Over
CBS News – USA
But insurgents continue to strike, providing deadly reminders that al Qaeda’s arm in Iraq is committed to press ahead with its “holy war.”. …

www.voanews.com/english/2005-02-01-voa5.cfm
Iraq’s Election Officials Begin Final Tally of Sunday’s Vote
Voice of America – USA
… Monday, Iraq’s interim Prime Minister Iyad Allawi called Iraq’s first free election in decades a major blow to insurgents. But, the …

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Britain probes cause of plane crash in Iraq
Independent Online – South Africa
… It was the United Kingdom’s worst single-incident death toll in Iraq since the conflict began. Officials from London joined military …

www.aljazeera.com/cgi-bin/news_service/middle_east_full_story.asp?service_id=6856
US lost track of $9 billion of Iraq money- Audits
Aljazeera.com – London,UK
The US occupation authority in Iraq lost track of nearly $9 billion it handed to government ministries, which lack financial controls, security, communications …

www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=7497441
Saddam Did Not Vote in Iraq Poll, But Was Eligible
Reuters – USA
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Saddam Hussein did not vote in Iraq’s historic election but he could have done if he had turned up at a polling station, officials said on …

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Four die in Iraq prison riot
CNN/SI – USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) — American troops opened fire to put down a riot at a prison camp in southern Iraq that left four inmates dead and six wounded, US …

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Oil prices drop as market focus remains on OPEC, Iraq, US weather
Turkish Press – Turkey
… World crude oil prices fell as the market remained focused on OPEC’s decision to maintain output quotas, relatively peaceful elections in Iraq and expectations …

www.reuters.co.uk/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=664592
Iraq’s final count under way
Reuters.uk – UK
… The final results, expected to be released early next week, are certain to put Iraq’s Shi’ite Muslim majority in power for the first time, marking a sea change …

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Iraq Plane Crash Probe ‘Could Take Weeks’
Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
… Nine RAF personnel and one soldier died in Sunday’s crash, which was the biggest single loss of life to hit UK forces since military action in Iraq began. …

news.xinhuanet.com/english/2005-02/01/content_2535735.htm
Int’l community welcomes Iraq election while voicing concerns
Xinhua – Beijing,China
1 (Xinhuanet) — World leaders were nearly unanimousin welcoming the Iraq election Sunday, calling it a success that may open a new era in the war-ravaged …

www.aljazeera.com/cgi-bin/news_service/
middle_east_full_story.asp?service_id=6856

US lost track of $9 billion of Iraq money- Audits
Aljazeera.com – London,UK
The US occupation authority in Iraq lost track of nearly $9 billion it handed to government ministries, which lack financial controls, security, communications …

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Four die in Iraq prison riot
CNN/SI – USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) — American troops opened fire to put down a riot at a prison camp in southern Iraq that left four inmates dead and six wounded, US …

www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200502/s1293798.htm
Final vote count begins in Iraq
ABC Online – Australia
The final count of votes cast in Iraq’s election has begun, the independent electoral commission announced. “Counting started at …

news.xinhuanet.com/english/2005-02/01/content_2535735.htm
Int’l community welcomes Iraq election while voicing concerns
Xinhua – Beijing,China
1 (Xinhuanet) — World leaders were nearly unanimousin welcoming the Iraq election Sunday, calling it a success that may open a new era in the war-ravaged …

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Iraq Plane Crash Probe ‘Could Take Weeks’
Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
… Nine RAF personnel and one soldier died in Sunday’s crash, which was the biggest single loss of life to hit UK forces since military action in Iraq began. …

www.reuters.co.uk/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=664592
Iraq’s final count under way
Reuters.uk – UK
… The final results, expected to be released early next week, are certain to put Iraq’s Shi’ite Muslim majority in power for the first time, marking a sea change …

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2005/February/focusoniraq_February6.xml&section=focusoniraq

Iraq vote count begins, results still a week away
Khaleej Times – Dubai,United Arab Emirates
BAGHDAD – A final vote count cast began on Tuesday at the national centre for the Iraqi elections but the final results were not expected for at least another …

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Iraq urged to unite after election success as count goes on
Turkish Press – Turkey
… started at 8:00 am (0500 GMT) in the presence of observers and journalists,” said Adel al-Lami, a member of the Independent Electoral Commission in Iraq. …

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continue-Iraq-holy-war/2005/02/01/1107228686658.html

Al-Qaeda vows to continue Iraq holy war
Sydney Morning Herald (subscription) – Sydney,New South Wales,Australia
Al-Qaeda says it will keep fighting a “holy war” even though it failed to wreck Iraq’s elections and one group claimed it has shot down a British troop plane …

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Allawi Urges Iraq to Unite Behind Democracy
Scotland on Sunday – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
Prime Minister Ayad Allawi urged Iraqis to unite behind democracy in the wake of the country’s historic elections, but al-Qaida’s arm in Iraq vowed to …

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Analysis: Bush must demonstrate he has workable plan for Iraq
USA Today – USA
… Iraq’s first free elections in 50 years now set the stage for President Bush to ratchet up the training of Iraqi security forces and convince Americans he has …

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Giving terrorism the purple finger in Iraq:
New Kerala – Ernakulam,Kerala,India
[World News]: Washington, Feb 1 : The badge of honour in Iraq at Sunday’s national elections was a purple stain on the index finger, a sign that its owner had …

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Allawi urges Iraq to unite
IAfrica South African News – Cape Town,South Africa
Iraq’s election commission said on Monday that a majority of voters took part in the country’s first free election in half a century, with exceptions in rebel …

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,3784994.story?coll=la-headlines-business

News From Iraq, Wave of Mergers Push Up Stocks
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
Successful elections in Iraq and a bevy of buyouts pushed stocks higher Monday in moderately heavy trading, with beaten-down tech stocks enjoying the largest …

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4 shot during Iraq prison riot
Rediff – Mumbai,India
Four prisoners have been shot dead by US guards for rioting at the Camp Bucca prison in southern Iraq, report agencies quoting the US military. …

www.newkerala.com/news-daily/news/features.php?action=fullnews&id=67275
Giving terrorism the purple finger in Iraq:
New Kerala – Ernakulam,Kerala,India
[World News]: Washington, Feb 1 : The badge of honour in Iraq at Sunday’s national elections was a purple stain on the index finger, a sign that its owner had …

www.usatoday.com/news/washington/2005-02-01-iraq-bush_x.htm
Analysis: Bush must demonstrate he has workable plan for Iraq
USA Today – USA
… Iraq’s first free elections in 50 years now set the stage for President Bush to ratchet up the training of Iraqi security forces and convince Americans he has …

www.japantoday.com/e/?content=news&cat=7&id=326404
Australia mourns 1st soldier killed in action in Iraq
Japan Today – Tokyo,Japan
SYDNEY — Australia’s government and military extended condolences Tuesday to the family of the first Australian killed in action in Iraq. …

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category=1110&slug=Arab%20League%20Speech

Arab leader: Iraq elections just one step
Seattle Post Intelligencer – Seattle,WA,USA
HOUSTON — Iraq’s election was a step in the right direction for peace and stability in the Middle East but it was only a first step, the head of the Arab …

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Iraq finishes first phase of ballot counting
CTV – Canada
Iraq’s interim leader urged unity Monday, one day after millions of Iraqis braved the threat of violence and long lines to vote in a historic election. …

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Investigation underway into deadly British plane crash in Iraq
Turkish Press – Turkey
LONDON (AFP) – An investigation is underway into the cause of a crash of a British military transport plane in Iraq which killed 10 people, in Britain’s …

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Election-day security hailed in Iraq
MSNBC – USA
… 31 – Insurgents made good on their repeated threats to attack Iraq’s polling stations on election day, unleashing car and suicide bombs, mortars, rockets, small …

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Misassumptions on Iraq
Washington Times – Washington,DC,USA
By Tod Lindberg. No, I’m not really expecting apologies from the people who told us we needed to postpone the elections in Iraq. …

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Allawi urges unity after Iraq vote
CNN International – USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) — Iraqi leaders turned their focus Monday to the long process of building a representative, democratic government — with Sunday’s …

washingtontimes.com/business/20050131-095120-1622r.htm
Election in Iraq buoys US stocks
Washington Times – Washington,DC,USA
NEW YORK (AP) — Successful elections in Iraq and a bevy of merger and acquisition deals pushed stocks higher yesterday in moderately heavy trading, with …

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Arab World Has Mixed Reaction to Iraq Election
NPR (audio) – Washington,D.C.,USA
… and and I’’m Robert Siegel. Countries throughout the Middle East are watching events in Iraq closely. Jordan’’s king of DOMA says …

www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_1-2-2005_pg7_12
15 killed in UK military plane crash in Iraq
Daily Times – Pakistan
… TV aired a video purporting to show the downing of the plane, saying the footage was filmed by the “Islamic National Resistance in Iraq,” the second group …

www.turkishpress.com/business/news.asp?id=050131174425.8fvgcujd.xml
Oil prices slide after OPEC maintains output, Iraq survives polls
Turkish Press – Turkey
LONDON (AFP) – World oil prices fell strongly after OPEC maintained its current production levels and Iraq was spared any pipeline attacks during landmark …

www.nytimes.com/2005/02/01/national/01react.html
Optimism After Iraq Election, but Views on War Remain
New York Times – USA
… Others said the healthy turnout and relative calm that marked Iraq’s first free elections in decades merely reaffirmed their support for President Bush’s …

www.turkishpress.com/world/news.asp?id=050201022225.stzug8cp.xml
Iraq urged to unite as world hails breakthrough vote
Turkish Press – Turkey
Iraq’s election commission said Monday that a majority of voters took part in the country’s first free election in half-a-century, with exceptions in rebel …

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Arab World Has Mixed Reaction to Iraq Election
NPR (audio) – Washington,D.C.,USA
… and and I’’m Robert Siegel. Countries throughout the Middle East are watching events in Iraq closely. Jordan’’s king of DOMA says …

www.nytimes.com/2005/02/01/national/01react.html
Optimism After Iraq Election, but Views on War Remain
New York Times – USA
… Others said the healthy turnout and relative calm that marked Iraq’s first free elections in decades merely reaffirmed their support for President Bush’s …

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Iraq urged to unite as world hails breakthrough vote
Turkish Press – Turkey
Iraq’s election commission said Monday that a majority of voters took part in the country’s first free election in half-a-century, with exceptions in rebel …

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US stocks gains on Iraq vote
Sify – Delhi,India
US stocks gained on Monday, buoyed by relief that Iraq’s historic election went off without major disruptions — although the rise was not enough to prevent a …

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Al Qaeda vows to fight on in Iraq
New Zealand Herald – Auckland,New Zealand
BAGHDAD – Al Qaeda vowed to pursue “holy war” in Iraq on Monday after failing to wreck a historic election in which millions of people flocked to the polls. …

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Allawi Says Iraq’s Assembly Should Work With Sunnis (Update4)
Bloomberg – USA
… Shiite Muslims account for about 60 percent of Iraq’s population and fielded the largest electoral slate, which claimed the support of the Grand Ayatollah Ali …

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Breaking&storyId=983572&tw=wn_wire_story

Bush to Refrain from Iraq Exit Timetable
Wired News – USA
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Bush, pressed by Democrats for an exit strategy from Iraq, will not give a timetable for a US withdrawal but stress in his …

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Iraq authority ‘mismanaged $9bn’
BBC News – London,England,UK
By Adam Brookes. An official US report has criticised the American occupation authority in Iraq for mismanagement of funds worth nearly $9bn (4.7bn). …

www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200502/s1293154.htm
Iraq vote count enters second phase
ABC Online – Australia
Iraq’s election commission says it has completed the first stage of counting millions of ballots, and the final results from the country’s historic election …

www.cbsnews.com/stories/2005/01/31/iraq/main670630.shtml
Iraq’s Allawi Hails ‘New Era’
CBS News – USA
(CBS/AP) As millions of votes from Iraq’s historic elections were being tallied, interim prime minister urged his countrymen to join together to rebuild a …

www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_1-2-2005_pg4_3
Enthusiasm and some scepticism for Iraq vote
Daily Times – Pakistan
BAGHDAD: Both supporters and opponents of the US-led occupation of Iraq on Monday greeted the Iraqi election as a key breakthrough toward the restoration of …

  
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