Iraq News and Information Links
March 2 2005
 

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Ukraine to withdraw troops from Iraq by October 15
Daily Times – Pakistan
KIEV: Ukraine plans to start bringing its 1,600 troops home from Iraq this month and complete the withdrawal by Oct. 15, President …

dailytelegraph.news.com.au/story.jsp?sectionid=1274&storyid=2752789
Australia ‘won’t be bogged down in Iraq’
Daily Telegraph – Sydney,New South Wales,Australia
IRAQ’S outgoing prime minister does not believe Australia risks becoming bogged down in Iraq, or that new troops will be specifically targeted because of links …

www.newsday.com/news/local/wire/newyork/ny-bc-ny—fallensoldier
port0302mar02,0,2210035.story?coll=ny-region-apnewyork

Portrait exhibit gives faces to soldiers killed in Iraq
Newsday – Long Island,NY,USA
… said there’s no political motive behind the exhibition that will open on campus Thursday, just a respectful remembrance of the soldiers killed fighting in Iraq …

news.xinhuanet.com/english/2005-03/03/content_2641267.htm
Journalists call for release of kidnapped reporters in Iraq
Xinhua – China
… Castellina here on Wednesday called on the media in Greece and worldwide to continue applying pressure for the release of all reporters kidnapped in Iraq. …

www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=7789418
US Marines, Amid Iraq War, Miss Recruiting Goals
Reuters – USA
… for the second straight month in February missed its goal for signing up new recruits, the Marines said on Wednesday, in another sign of the Iraq war’s effect …

www.tehrantimes.com/Description.asp?Da=3/3/2005&Cat=4&Num=006
Ukraine to withdraw troops from Iraq by Oct 15
Tehran Times – Iran
KIEV (Reuters) – Ukraine plans to start bringing its 1,600 troops home from Iraq this month and complete the withdrawal by Oct. …

www.tehrantimes.com/Description.asp?Da=3/3/2005&Cat=4&Num=022
Iraq parliament set to open next week
Tehran Times – Iran
BAGHDAD (AFP) – Iraq’s new 275-member national assembly will hold its first session next week with or without an agreement on the lineup of the country’s next …

paktribune.com/news/index.php?id=95993
Rumsfeld sued over alleged torture in Iraq, Afghanistan
PakTribune.com – Pakistan
… charging Secretary of Defence Donald Rumsfeld with “direct responsibility” for the illegal torture and abuse of eight men held prisoner in Iraq and Afghanistan …

www.newkerala.com/news-daily/news/features.php?action=fullnews&id=79376
Six killed in Iraq bombing:
New Kerala – Ernakulam,Kerala,India
[World News]: Baghdad, March 2 : Six people were killed and over 20 injured in Iraq Wednesday when a car bomb exploded outside an army base in the capital …

sify.com/news/fullstory.php?id=13684376
Saddam tribunal judge gunned down in Iraq
Sify – India
… Iraq’s post-Saddam political process moved on, with a senior politician saying the new 275-member national assembly will open next week with or without an …

www.expatica.com/source/site_article.asp?subchannel_id=58&story_id=
17460&name=Missing+French+journalist+in+Iraq+begs+for+help

Missing French journalist in Iraq begs for help
Expatica – Netherlands
BAGHDAD, March 1 (AFP) – French journalist Florence Aubenas, missing for nearly two months in Iraq, on Tuesday made a desperate plea for help on a video …

www.kpcnews.com/main.asp?SectionID=11&SubSectionID=11&ArticleID=85084
Mourning in Iraq
KPCnews.com – Kendallville,IN,USA
… While there is a faction of the population bent on disrupting any form of order in Iraq, the majority of people want to live and work in a free society. …

www.aljazeera.com/cgi-bin/news_service/middle_east_full_story.asp?service_id=7251
Ukraine to pull out Iraq troops by October
Aljazeera.com – London,UK
… say is a major blow to the US led occupation forces, the Ukrainian top security body stated Tuesday that its troops would be withdrawn from Iraq starting this …

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Somani Cement bags Rs 33 cr Iraq order
Business Standard – India
The order is for a leading company based in Iraq and it would be executed within fiscal 2005-06, the company informed the Bombay Stock Exchange. …

www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/IRIN/4b1e14c2de4d7da5b40123744d0d005f.htm
IRAQ: US forces hand over security to Iraqi army in capital
Reuters AlertNet – London,England,UK
… According to Smith, some provinces, such as Anbar and Salah al-Din in central Iraq, still required the presence of the US-led Coalition troops due to …

www.newkerala.com/news-daily/news/features.php?action=fullnews&id=79376
Six killed in Iraq bombing:
New Kerala – Ernakulam,Kerala,India
[World News]: Baghdad, March 2 : Six people were killed and over 20 injured in Iraq Wednesday when a car bomb exploded outside an army base in the capital …

sify.com/news/fullstory.php?id=13684376
Saddam tribunal judge gunned down in Iraq
Sify – India
… Iraq’s post-Saddam political process moved on, with a senior politician saying the new 275-member national assembly will open next week with or without an …

www.expatica.com/source/site_article.asp?subchannel_id=58&story_id=
17460&name=Missing+French+journalist+in+Iraq+begs+for+help

Missing French journalist in Iraq begs for help
Expatica – Netherlands
BAGHDAD, March 1 (AFP) – French journalist Florence Aubenas, missing for nearly two months in Iraq, on Tuesday made a desperate plea for help on a video …

www.kpcnews.com/main.asp?SectionID=11&SubSectionID=11&ArticleID=85084
Mourning in Iraq
KPCnews.com – Kendallville,IN,USA
… While there is a faction of the population bent on disrupting any form of order in Iraq, the majority of people want to live and work in a free society. …

www.aljazeera.com/cgi-bin/news_service/middle_east_full_story.asp?service_id=7251
Ukraine to pull out Iraq troops by October
Aljazeera.com – London,UK
… say is a major blow to the US led occupation forces, the Ukrainian top security body stated Tuesday that its troops would be withdrawn from Iraq starting this …

www.business-standard.com/common/storypage.php?storyflag=
y&leftnm=lmnu1&leftindx=1&lselect=1&chklogin=N&autono=182333

Somani Cement bags Rs 33 cr Iraq order
Business Standard – India
The order is for a leading company based in Iraq and it would be executed within fiscal 2005-06, the company informed the Bombay Stock Exchange. …

www.zaman.com/?bl=hotnews&alt=&trh=20050302&hn=17084
Swedish Journalist Abducted in Iraq Asks Vatican, Swedish King for …
Zaman Online – Istanbul,Turkey
A Swedish citizen and leader of the Christian Democrat Party in Iraq, Minas Ibrahim Al-Yusufi has asked for help from the Vatican and the Swedish King to …

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2005-03-02T141119Z_01_DEN250937_RTRUKOC_0_IRAQ-FRANCE-HOSTAGE.xml

Iraq hostage plea pressures French govt
Reuters.uk – UK
PARIS (Reuters) – An Iraq hostage’s desperate plea for help to a controversial member of France’s ruling right has put the government under pressure to seek …

www.news.com.au/story/0,10117,12427745-38201,00.html
Iraq’s parliament set to open
NEWS.com.au – Australia
IRAQ’S new 275-member national assembly will hold its first session next week with or without an agreement on the line-up of the country’s next government, a …

www.news.com.au/story/0,10117,12426787-421,00.html
Cavalry riding high towards Iraq
NEWS.com.au – Australia
WITH just a few weeks to go before they head to Iraq, the troops from Darwin’s 2nd Cavalry Regiment were in high spirits yesterday as they trained in the Top …

www.ajc.com/metro/content/metro/0305/03soldiers.html
Three Fort Stewart soldiers die in Iraq
Atlanta Journal Constitution (subscription) – GA,USA
Three soldiers from Fort Stewart have been killed in Iraq in recent days, two of them by a roadside bomb, the Pentagon said Tuesday. Army Pfc. …

www.zaman.com/?bl=hotnews&alt=&trh=20050302&hn=17066
Judge Assigned to Saddam Trial Assassinated in Iraq
Zaman Online – Istanbul,Turkey
By Anadolu News Agency (aa). Judge Bereviz Mahmoud was reportedly killed yesterday (March 1). Judge Mahmoud was assigned to the special …

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US General challenges Pentagon’s approach in Iraq
Jerusalem Post – Israel
The Pentagon is not trying hard enough to defeat the makeshift roadside bombs that are the leading killer of US troops in Iraq, the commander of American …

www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/iraq/complete/la-fg-abdu
ctee2mar02,1,6673552.story?coll=la-iraq-complete

Abductee in Iraq Pleads for Help in Videotape
Los Angeles Times – CA,USA
BAGHDAD — A French journalist abducted nearly two months ago pleaded for help in a video that surfaced Tuesday, saying she was in failing health. …

www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/iraq/complete/la-na-ver
mont2mar02,1,5892908.story?coll=la-iraq-complete

Iraq War Lands in the Midst of Vermont’s Town Hall Meetings
Los Angeles Times – CA,USA
… decided Tuesday to allot more money for ambulance services, increase funds for the visually impaired — and ask President Bush to pull US troops out of Iraq. …

www.newkerala.com/news-daily/news/features.php?action=fullnews&id=79208
Iraq blast bursts election bubble:
New Kerala – Ernakulam,Kerala,India
… of the Bush administration, still comfortably embraced by much of the American people, that the successful holding of parliamentary elections in Iraq a month …

www.itv.com/news/world_865539.html
Six people killed by car bomb in Iraq
ITV.com – UK
A car bomb has exploded in Iraq, killing at least six people and wounding 25 others. The explosion occurred outside an army base …

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Iraq bomber targets army recruits
BBC News – E,UK
A car bomb in Baghdad has targeted people waiting to join the Iraqi army, with reports of at least one death. Twenty-five people …

www.theage.com.au/news/Breaking-News/Iraq-vehicles-to-
miss-upgrades-Hill/2005/03/02/1109700526667.html

Iraq vehicles to miss upgrades: Hill
Age (subscription) – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
Not all Australian armoured vehicles bound for Iraq would have the latest modifications, Defence Minister Robert Hill has conceded. …

www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/world/3063928
Thousands in Iraq protest car bombing
Houston Chronicle – USA
HILLAH, IRAQ – Chanting “No to terrorism!” thousands of Iraqis rallied outside a medical clinic where a suicide car bomber killed 125 people a day earlier …

www.chinadaily.com.cn/english/doc/2005-03/02/content_421044.htm
Iraq tribunal judge assassinated
China Daily – China
… quite famously stared down a defiant Saddam in the July 1 hearing, firmly reminding the “Butcher of Baghdad” that he was the former, not current, leader of Iraq …

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Huge bomb explosion seen in old Iraq airport
INQ7 Interactive, Inc. – Philippines
BAGHDAD, Iraq — A huge explosion ripped western Baghdad at 7 am (0400 GMT) by the old al-Muthanna airport, sending smoke billowing into the sky, an Agence …

news.xinhuanet.com/english/2005-03/02/content_2637509.htm
Ukraine to withdraw troops from Iraq
Xinhua – China
KIEV, March 1 (Xinhuanet) — Ukraine will withdraw its 1,600-strong military contingent serving with multinational peacekeeping troops in Iraq from this month …

WEEPING relatives search for loved ones as Iraq bombing toll hits …
CBC News – Canada
HILLAH, Iraq (AP) – Weeping and beating their chests, hundreds of people
inspected corpses at a hospital morgue in Hillah on Tuesday, trying to
identify …
www.cbc.ca/cp/world/050301/w030190.html

SYRIA cooperating with Iraq authorities
Telegraph.co.uk – UK
… with Iraqi authorities trying to stop insurgents crossing over from
its territory and has helped arrest Saddam Hussein’s half-brother, Iraq’s
defence minister …
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3/01/usyria.xml&sSheet=/portal/2005/03/01/ixportaltop.html

IRAQ: suicide bomber kills 125
ITV.com – UK
Around 125 people have been killed and 130 wounded in the single bloodiest
attack in Iraq since the fall of Saddam Hussein. A suicide …
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MISSING Reporter in Iraq Pleads for Help
Guardian – UK
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) – A French journalist abducted nearly two months ago
pleaded for help in a video that surfaced Tuesday, saying she was in failing
health. …
www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-4833847,00.html

ON Vermont’s Ballots: Iraq War
Washington Post – USA
NORWICH, Vt., March 1 — The resolution calling for the return of US troops
from Iraq was the 31st item on the town meeting agenda here in the white-walled

www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A64186-2005Mar1.html

BIN Laden likely enlisting Iraq ally for US attacks
AZ Central.com – AZ,USA
WASHINGTON – New intelligence indicates that Osama bin Laden is enlisting
Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, his top operative in Iraq, to plan potential attacks
on the …
www.azcentral.com/news/articles/0301terror-threat01.html

SYRIA Destabilizing Iraq, Says Senior US General
Reuters – USA
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Syria is a destabilizing influence in neighboring
Iraq and has not done enough to stop foreign fighters crossing its border,
the top US …
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=politicsNews&storyID=7776035

RUMSFELD sued over Iraq, Afghan abuses
ABC Online – Australia
The groups allege Mr Rumsfeld authorised techniques in Iraq and Afghanistan
amounting to torture, and then failed to stop them. …
www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200503/s1313828.htm

US Commander Says Size of Iraq Insurgency Falling
ABC News – USA
… “And his days in Iraq are numbered,” he said. Abizaid said no more
than 3,500 militants took part in a failed attempt to disrupt the Jan.

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UKRAINE to pull out troops from Iraq
Seattle Post Intelligencer – USA
KIEV, Ukraine — Ukraine’s top defense and security body has decided to
order the withdrawal of the nation’s soldiers from Iraq, and the pullout
will begin …
seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/apmideast_story.asp?category=1107&slug=Ukraine%20Iraq

www.cbc.ca/cp/world/050301/w030190.html
Weeping relatives search for loved ones as Iraq bombing toll hits …
CBC News – Canada
HILLAH, Iraq (AP) – Weeping and beating their chests, hundreds of people inspected corpses at a hospital morgue in Hillah on Tuesday, trying to identify …

www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_2-3-2005_pg4_6
French hostage in Iraq pleads for help
Daily Times – Pakistan
… Julia, a member of the lower house of parliament from President Jacques Chirac’s conservative UMP party, came to Iraq last September on a freelance effort to …

www.newkerala.com/news-daily/news/features.php?action=fullnews&id=79079
US rights report points to lapses by interim Iraq govt:
New Kerala – Ernakulam,Kerala,India
[World News]: Washington, Mar 1 : Serious rights abuses, including torture and rape, took place under the rule of the interim government in Iraq installed by …

www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200503/s1313828.htm
Rumsfeld sued over Iraq, Afghan abuses
ABC Online – Australia
The groups allege Mr Rumsfeld authorised techniques in Iraq and Afghanistan amounting to torture, and then failed to stop them. …

www.dailystar.com.lb/article.asp?edition_id=10&categ_id=2&article_id=13094
Iraq’s Kurdish and Shiite leaders start bargaining
Daily Star – Lebanon – Beirut,Lebanon
The leading candidate to head Iraq’s next government met Tuesday with Kurdish leaders to bolster his position, as a French journalist missing in Iraq for …

seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/apus_story.asp?
category=1110&slug=Vermont%20on%20Iraq

Vermont towns take up Iraq resolutions
Seattle Post Intelligencer – USA
… I think probably most everyone here knows someone who has been deployed to Iraq.”. Fifty-three residents in this town of roughly …

www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_2-3-2005_pg4_6
French hostage in Iraq pleads for help
Daily Times – Pakistan
… Julia, a member of the lower house of parliament from President Jacques Chirac’s conservative UMP party, came to Iraq last September on a freelance effort to …

www.newkerala.com/news-daily/news/features.php?action=fullnews&id=79079
US rights report points to lapses by interim Iraq govt:
New Kerala – Ernakulam,Kerala,India
[World News]: Washington, Mar 1 : Serious rights abuses, including torture and rape, took place under the rule of the interim government in Iraq installed by …

www.dailystar.com.lb/article.asp?edition_id=10&categ_id=2&article_id=13094
Iraq’s Kurdish and Shiite leaders start bargaining
Daily Star – Lebanon – Beirut,Lebanon
The leading candidate to head Iraq’s next government met Tuesday with Kurdish leaders to bolster his position, as a French journalist missing in Iraq for …

www.csmonitor.com/2005/0302/p05s01-woiq.html
Though battle-hardened, Iraq’s Kurdish militia struggles for role
Christian Science Monitor – USA
… SULAYMANIYAH, IRAQ — As Iraq’s fledgling security forces prepare to take over the country’s defense, a crucial question is emerging: what will happen to …

  
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