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February 3 2005
 

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Talks Aim to Bring Sunnis into Iraq Government
Voice of America – USA
Following the low turnout of Sunni Arab voters in Iraq’s national elections Sunday, former Iraqi Governing Council member, Adnan Pachachi, says he has …

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UN’s Iraq programme chief solicited oil from Baghdad: enquiry
Turkish Press – Turkey
UNITED NATIONS (AFP) – The head of the oil-for-food programme in Iraq, Benon Sevan, repeatedly asked for oil allocations from Baghdad and “seriously undermined …

www.voanews.com/english/2005-02-03-voa86.cfm
Iraq: Early Election Results Show Shi’ite Party Leading
Voice of America – USA
Iraq’s electoral commission says partial results from Sunday’s landmark elections show the main Shi’ite coalition is leading in six provinces where most of the …

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2005/02/03/national1456EST0637.DTL

Iran, Mideast, Iraq leading issues as Rice visits Europe, Middle …
San Francisco Chronicle – San Francisco,CA,USA
Iran’s nuclear program, an upcoming Mideast summit and the next US move in Iraq top a crowded agenda for Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice during her …

www.turkishpress.com/news.asp?ID=36853
US plans to maintain 135,000 troops in Iraq as it intensifies …
Turkish Press – Turkey
WASHINGTON, Feb 3 (AFP) – The United States plans to maintain 135,000 troops in Iraq through this year even as more US military advisers are embedded with …

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Kidnap and ransom price of doing business in Iraq
Reuters India – Mumbai,India
BASRA, Iraq (Reuters) – Zuhair Kubah knows exactly who kidnapped him last year but has so far resisted the tried and trusted remedy of snatching them back to …

www.lowellsun.com/Stories/0,1413,105~4746~2690202,00.html
Bush blasted over Social Security, Iraq
Lowell Sun – Lowell,MA,USA
… Bush placed Social Security reform at the top of his agenda, officially putting it ahead in importance than the war in Iraq during his address. …

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UN’s oil-for-food scheme in Iraq was ‘tainted’
Telegraph.co.uk – London,England,UK
The United Nations’ oil-for-food programme in Saddam Hussein’s Iraq was “tainted”, an official report will conclude. An investigation …

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Official: Zarqawi Barely Avoids Capture in Iraq
Reuters – USA
… may have come close to capturing Iraqi al Qaeda leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi in the past two weeks and are weakening his network, Iraq’s interior minister said …

www.economist.com/world/africa/displayStory.cfm?story_id=3630452
Iraq’s elections
Economist (subscription) – London,England,UK
… Though Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, Iraq’s most influential clergyman, did not formally endorse the list, his bearded visage was emblazoned on its posters. …

www.turkishpress.com/news.asp?ID=36808
Disgruntled Turkey awaits Rice with growing concern over Iraq
Turkish Press – Turkey
… facing the tough task of allaying Turkish fears that an independent Kurdish state — Ankara’s long-standing bete noire — is taking shape in Iraq as Washington …

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Troops face court martial over Iraq death
Reuters.uk – UK
… men, who served with the 3rd Battalion the Parachute Regiment, also face charges of violent disorder following a roadside incident in southern Iraq which led …

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Troops face court martial over Iraq murder
Reuters.uk – UK
LONDON (Reuters) – Seven British soldiers are to face a court martial for the murder of an Iraqi civilian in southern Iraq in May 2003, the Attorney General …

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Iraq struggles on with vote count
BBC News – London,England,UK
Iraq’s electoral commission says 1.6m ballots have been counted at its headquarters over the past two days. The ballots represent …

www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1405048,00.html
20 killed in new Iraq violence
Guardian – UK
A relative lull in violence in post-election Iraq has come to a bloody end today, with at least 20 people killed in a series of attacks that began last night. …

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Seven Paras Face Iraq Murder Charge
Scotland on Sunday – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
… disorder. The charges relate to the death of Nadhem Abdullah following a roadside incident in May 2003 in Al U’Zayra in southern Iraq. …

www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200502/s1295586.htm
UK troops face court martial over Iraq murder
ABC Online – Australia
Seven British soldiers are to face a court martial for the murder of an Iraqi civilian in southern Iraq in May 2003, Britain’s Attorney-General said. …

news.independent.co.uk/uk/legal/story.jsp?story=607435
Seven soldiers face Iraq murder charge
Independent – UK
… disorder. The matter relates to the death of a man in May 2003 following an incident at a roadside in Al U’Zayra in southern Iraq. …

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12 army recruits killed in Iraq
NDTV.com – New Delhi,India
Insurgents in Iraq struck back after a post-election lull, waylaying a minibus carrying new Iraqi army recruits and killing twelve of them. …

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280feb03,1,3760767.story?coll=chi-newsnationworld-hed

Cheers for Iraq vote unify a divided crowd
Chicago Tribune (subscription) – Chicago,IL,USA
… While both sides of the aisle applauded throughout the speech when Bush mentioned the election in Iraq, GOP members stood and wagged their purple fingers as a …

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19 Killed in Insurgent Attacks in Iraq
ABC News – USA
… BAGHDAD, Iraq Feb 3, 2005 — Insurgents struck back with a vengeance following a post-election lull, waylaying a minibus carrying new Iraqi army recruits …

www.freep.com/news/nw/iraq3e_20050203.htm
Sunnis ready to accept Iraq’s new government
Detroit Free Press – Detroit,MI,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq — The hard-line Sunni religious organization that called for a boycott of Iraq’s election said Wednesday that it would “respect the choice” of …

www.alertnet.org/thenews/fromthefield/218607/11074311658.htm
Iraq: Allaying Turkey’s Fears Over Kurdish Ambitions
Reuters AlertNet – London,England,UK
… attention is focused on the insurgency against the interim Iraqi government and the occupation troops, another conflict is brewing in northern Iraq that could …

www.voanews.com/english/2005-02-03-voa18.cfm
Gunmen Kill 12 Iraqi Soldiers in Northern Iraq
Voice of America – USA
… It was the deadliest single attack in Iraq since Sunday’s election to choose members of the country’s interim national assembly. …

www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,7374-1468593,00.html
Court martial drops two Iraq abuse charges
Times Online – UK
By Jenny Booth, Times Online. One of three British soldiers being court martialled for abusing Iraqi prisoners had the outstanding …

www.cbc.ca/cp/world/050203/w020302.html
Bush gives no timetable for withdrawal from Iraq, wants to train …
CBC News – Canada
WASHINGTON (CP) – The United States will focus on training Iraqi security forces and won’t leave Iraq until they’re up to the task of guarding their new freedom …

www.rte.ie/news/2005/0203/iraq.html
Militants kill 12 security men in Iraq
RTE Interactive – Ireland
Militants in Iraq have killed 12 security men in an ambush near the northern city of Kirkuk. The group was returning to guard oil …

english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/42097132-F246-463F-9FA5-8B31CD71F5BF.htm
Bush rejects timetable for exiting Iraq
Al-Jazeera.Net – Qatar
US president George Bush has rejected calls to set a specific timetable for pulling the roughly 150,000 US troops from Iraq. “That …

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80feb03,1,3760767.story?coll=chi-newsnationworld-hed

Cheers for Iraq vote unify a divided crowd
Chicago Tribune (subscription) – Chicago,IL,USA
… While both sides of the aisle applauded throughout the speech when Bush mentioned the election in Iraq, GOP members stood and wagged their purple fingers as a …

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19 Killed in Insurgent Attacks in Iraq
ABC News – USA
… BAGHDAD, Iraq Feb 3, 2005 — Insurgents struck back with a vengeance following a post-election lull, waylaying a minibus carrying new Iraqi army recruits …

www.freep.com/news/nw/iraq3e_20050203.htm
Sunnis ready to accept Iraq’s new government
Detroit Free Press – Detroit,MI,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq — The hard-line Sunni religious organization that called for a boycott of Iraq’s election said Wednesday that it would “respect the choice” of …

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Bush hails progress in Iraq:
New Kerala – Ernakulam,Kerala,India
… freedom. In his State of the Union address before a joint session of Congress, Bush said the election opened a new phase in Iraq. …

english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/42097132-F246-463F-9FA5-8B31CD71F5BF.htm
Bush rejects timetable for exiting Iraq
Al-Jazeera.Net – Qatar
US president George Bush has rejected calls to set a specific timetable for pulling the roughly 150,000 US troops from Iraq. “That …

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count3feb03,1,7046055.story?coll=la-headlines-world

In a Second-Floor Room, Iraq’s Vote Slowly Unfolds
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
… Iraq’s watershed election, widely acclaimed as an inspiring example of incipient democracy amid a raging insurgency, has entered a more prosaic but no less …

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Soldier Cleared of Iraq Abuse Charge
Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
By Emma Gunby, PA, in Osnabruck, Germany. A British soldier who admitted assaulting an Iraqi prisoner was today cleared of forcing …

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IRAQ VOTER HAILED BY BUSH HUGS TRAGIC MARINE’S MOM
New York Post – New York,NY,USA
February 3, 2005 — WASHINGTON — President Bush last night told the nation that Iraq “showed the world” by voting despite the terrorists — and an Iraqi …

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Democrats hold Bush accountable on Iraq
Aljazeera.com – London,UK
Congressional Democrats slammed the US President George W. Bush on Wednesday for his Iraq policies and his bid to revamp the Social Security retirement program …

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worldNews&localeKey=en_IN&storyID=7523940

UK troops to be questioned over Iraq deaths
Reuters India – Mumbai,India
LONDON (Reuters) – British troops are to be questioned over the death of an Iraqi civilian in southern Iraq, the Ministry of Defence said on Thursday. …

seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2002169061_iraqvote03.html
Sunni clerics want political role in Iraq
Seattle Times – Seattle,WA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq — Leading Sunni Muslim clerics who boycotted the Iraqi election said yesterday they would “respect the choice of those who voted” and work with …

news.xinhuanet.com/english/2005-02/03/content_2543057.htm
Bush stresses Iraq, Mideast policy in State of Union address
Xinhua – Beijing,China
2 (Xinhuanet) — US President George W. Bush stressed the progress made in Iraq and the Middle East peace process and vowed to achieve success on the foreign …

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A colonial take on Iraq vote
Toronto Star (Subscription) – Toronto,Ontario,Canada
It’s gloating time for George W. Bush and those who supported the invasion and occupation of Iraq. … Iraq was not invaded to give the locals the right to vote. …

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Iraq wants trrops to stay
Australian – Australia
IRAQ wants Australia to keep playing a part in its rebuilding process, Foreign Minister Alexander Downer said today. Labor has called …

  
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