Iraq News and Information Links
March 3 2005
 

www.boston.com/dailynews/062/world/Al_Qaida_in_Iraq_launches_Inte:.shtml
Al-Qaida in Iraq launches Internet magazine urging Muslims to join …
Boston Globe – USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) A new online magazine purportedly posted by al-Qaida’s affiliate in Iraq has launched an effort to recruit Muslims to rid Iraq of infidels …

www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=7801196
French Government, Deputy Fall Out Again on Iraq Hostage
Reuters – USA
PARIS (Reuters) – France on Thursday rejected a deputy’s terms for working to secure the release of a French journalist held hostage in Iraq, a day after …

www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200503/s1315640.htm
Iraq Interior Ministry bombing death toll rises
ABC Online – Australia
Two suicide car bombs outside Iraq’s Interior Ministry and another near a police station in Baquba have killed six people, as Shiite political parties piled …

www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=domesticNews&storyID=7802690
US Army Faces Recruiting Woes Amid Iraq War
Reuters – USA
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The US Army has fallen behind its recruiting goals, officials said on Thursday, amid the violence of an Iraq war that has now claimed …

www.rferl.org/featuresarticle/2005/03/76b7
d095-8cc5-404b-af2a-f81d67bebcee.html

Putin Offers Help In Iraq
Radio Free Europe – Prague,Czech Republic
3 March 2005 — Russian President Vladimir Putin today said he wants to help with professional training in Iraq, and said his country is interested in …

www.csmonitor.com/2005/0304/p09s03-cods.html
The Iraq effect? Bush may have had it right
Christian Science Monitor – USA
… 30. And one can speculate on whether Iraq has served as a beacon for democratic change in the Middle East. During the run-up to …

www.boston.com/dailynews/062/world/Al_Qaida_in_Iraq_launches_Inte:.shtml
Al-Qaida in Iraq launches Internet magazine urging Muslims to join …
Boston Globe – USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) A new online magazine purportedly posted by al-Qaida’s affiliate in Iraq has launched an effort to recruit Muslims to rid Iraq of infidels …

www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=7801196
French Government, Deputy Fall Out Again on Iraq Hostage
Reuters – USA
PARIS (Reuters) – France on Thursday rejected a deputy’s terms for working to secure the release of a French journalist held hostage in Iraq, a day after …

www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200503/s1315640.htm
Iraq Interior Ministry bombing death toll rises
ABC Online – Australia
Two suicide car bombs outside Iraq’s Interior Ministry and another near a police station in Baquba have killed six people, as Shiite political parties piled …

www.rferl.org/featuresarticle/2005/03/76b7d095-8cc5-404b-af2a-f81d67bebcee.html
Putin Offers Help In Iraq
Radio Free Europe – Prague,Czech Republic
3 March 2005 — Russian President Vladimir Putin today said he wants to help with professional training in Iraq, and said his country is interested in …

www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/special_packages/iraq/11043199.htm
Reservist defends group’s refusal to obey order in Iraq
San Jose Mercury News – USA
… was demoted and forced to work more than 90 hours a week as part of her punishment for balking at orders to go on a security escort in Iraq in vehicles viewed …

www.aljazeera.com/cgi-bin/news_service/middle_east_full_story.asp?service_id=7240
Iran will target US forces in Iraq, Afghanistan if attacked
Aljazeera.com – London,UK
The chief of Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guards warned that the 190,000 American forces based in neighboring Iraq and Afghanistan will be targeted if his …

afr.com/articles/2005/03/03/1109700606702.html
Iraq must pump up the volume
Australian Financial Review – Australia
… A journey last month to a number of the vital organs in Iraq’s critical but often derelict southern petroleum industry – wells, pipelines, pumping stations …

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301&startrow=1&date=2005-03-03&do_alert=0

RUSSIA * PRESIDENT * IRAQ * AMBASSADOR
RIA Novosti – Moscow,Russia
MOSCOW, March 3 (RIA Novosti, Yelena Glushakova) – Russian President Vladimir Putin has appointed Vladimir Chamov Ambassador of the Russian Federation to Iraq. …

news.xinhuanet.com/english/2005-03/04/content_2646444.htm
Iraq extends state of emergency for 30 days
Xinhua – China
… during the nighttime. According to the statement, the Kurdish region in northern Iraq is excluded in the emergency law. Enditem.

www.boston.com/dailynews/062/world/U_S_troop_deaths_in_Iraq_tops_:.shtml
US troop deaths in Iraq tops 1,500; car bombs explode in capital
Boston Globe – USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) The number of US troops killed in Iraq has topped 1,500, an Associated Press count showed Thursday after the military announced the deaths …

abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory?id=547477
US Troops Deaths in Iraq Top 1,500
ABC News – USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq Mar 3, 2005 — The number of US troops killed in Iraq has topped 1,500, an Associated Press count showed Thursday after the military announced …

www.iht.com/articles/2005/03/03/news/oil.html
Iraq must choose on oil – produce or repair?
International Herald Tribune – France
BASRA, Iraq The five spindly towers, each 100 meters tall, were silent, with no flames burning at their collapsed and blackened tips. …

www.denverpost.com/Stories/0,1413,36~6439~2742377,00.html
2 Ft. Carson GIs killed in Iraq Humvee crash
Denver Post – Denver,CO,USA
By The Associated Press. Two soldiers stationed at Fort Carson were killed when the Humvee they were riding in crashed in Iraq, military officials said. …

www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=internetNews&storyID=7797075
Iraq Qaeda Wing Launches Online Magazine
Reuters – USA
DUBAI (Reuters) – Al Qaeda’s wing in Iraq has launched an online publication to rally Muslims to wage holy war against “infidel crusaders” in Iraq and other …

www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/IRIN/
616ac5819d2339f82a154c6886d4e12a.htm

IRAQ: Gypsies call for greater rights
Reuters AlertNet – London,England,UK
… There are no official statistics on the total number of gypsies in Iraq, but their tribal leaders say there are more than 60,000 in the country, with 11,000 in …

www.aljazeera.com/cgi-bin/news_service/middle_east_full_story.asp?service_id=7180
Twin car bombs kill five outside Iraq’s interior ministry
Aljazeera.com – London,UK
… back of the head. Rebels also attacked a gas pipeline that feeds Iraq’s main power station on Thursday. The explosion near Kirkuk …

www.boston.com/dailynews/062/world/U_S_troop_deaths_in_Iraq_tops_:.shtml
US troop deaths in Iraq tops 1,500; car bombs explode in capital
Boston Globe – USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) The number of US troops killed in Iraq has topped 1,500, an Associated Press count showed Thursday after the military announced the deaths …

abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory?id=547477
US Troops Deaths in Iraq Top 1,500
ABC News – USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq Mar 3, 2005 — The number of US troops killed in Iraq has topped 1,500, an Associated Press count showed Thursday after the military announced …

www.iht.com/articles/2005/03/03/news/oil.html
Iraq must choose on oil – produce or repair?
International Herald Tribune – France
BASRA, Iraq The five spindly towers, each 100 meters tall, were silent, with no flames burning at their collapsed and blackened tips. …

www.denverpost.com/Stories/0,1413,36~6439~2742377,00.html
2 Ft. Carson GIs killed in Iraq Humvee crash
Denver Post – Denver,CO,USA
By The Associated Press. Two soldiers stationed at Fort Carson were killed when the Humvee they were riding in crashed in Iraq, military officials said. …

www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=internetNews&storyID=7797075
Iraq Qaeda Wing Launches Online Magazine
Reuters – USA
DUBAI (Reuters) – Al Qaeda’s wing in Iraq has launched an online publication to rally Muslims to wage holy war against “infidel crusaders” in Iraq and other …

www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/IRIN/616ac5819d2339f82a154c6886d4e12a.htm
IRAQ: Gypsies call for greater rights
Reuters AlertNet – London,England,UK
… There are no official statistics on the total number of gypsies in Iraq, but their tribal leaders say there are more than 60,000 in the country, with 11,000 in …

www.aljazeera.com/cgi-bin/news_service/middle_east_full_story.asp?service_id=7180
Twin car bombs kill five outside Iraq’s interior ministry
Aljazeera.com – London,UK
… back of the head. Rebels also attacked a gas pipeline that feeds Iraq’s main power station on Thursday. The explosion near Kirkuk …

www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=7796277
French Government Under Fire Over Iraq Hostage Crisis
Reuters – USA
… France’s opposition Socialists increased pressure on the government on Thursday in a growing crisis over a French hostage held in Iraq, criticizing it for …

www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/135451/1/.html
Car bombs kill six across Iraq, Shiites pressure Kurds on …
Channel News Asia – Singapore
BAGHDAD : Two suicide car bombs exploded outside Iraq’s interior ministry, killing five policemen, as Shiite political parties piled pressure on the Kurds to …

www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,7374-1509108,00.html
US death toll in Iraq reaches 1,500
Times Online – UK
A grim milestone was passed in Iraq today when a US Marine was killed in action south of Baghdad – the 1,500th American soldier to lose his life since the …

www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_1265029,00050004.htm
Iraq extends emergency powers for 30 days
Hindustan Times – India
Iraq’s interim government said on Thursday that it was extending emergency powers equivalent to martial law for a further 30 days to crack down on insurgents. …

www.news.com.au/story/0,10117,12435792-23109,00.html
Iraq extends emergency laws by 30 days
NEWS.com.au – Australia
IRAQ has extended the state of emergency for another 30 days from February 28, giving the Government the right to impose curfews and restrict movement around …

www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-iraq
3mar03,1,217638.story?coll=la-headlines-world

5 Police Killed in 2 Iraq Bombings
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – CA,USA
BAGHDAD — Two car bombs exploded near Iraq’s Interior Ministry early today, a police source said, killing at least five policemen a day after two similar …

www.cbc.ca/cp/world/050303/w030326.html
US troop deaths in Iraq rise to 1,500; car bombs explode in …
CBC News – Canada
BAGHDAD (AP) – The number of US military deaths in Iraq rose to 1,500, an Associated Press count showed Thursday, as the military announced one of its troops …

www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/135426/1/.html
Two suicide car bombs kill five outside Iraq’s interior ministry
Channel News Asia – Singapore
BAGHDAD : Two suicide car bombs exploded outside the main entrance to Iraq’s interior ministry, killing five policemen and wounding five others, security …

www.indystar.com/articles/6/226485-6616-010.html
Deaths among US troops in Iraq hit lowest level since July
Indianapolis Star – USA
By Dave Moniz. WASHINGTON — American troop deaths in Iraq fell to the lowest level in seven months in February, preliminary Pentagon statistics show. …

www.cybernoon.com/DisplayArticle.asp?section=fromthepress&s
ubsection=inbombay&xfile=March2005_inbombay_standard5923

Rumsfeld sued over alleged torture in Iraq, Afghanistan
Afternoon Dispatch & Courier – Bombay,India
… charging Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld with “direct responsibility” for the illegal torture and abuse of eight men held prisoners in Iraq and Afghanistan …

abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory?id=547008
Suicide Bomb Kills Civilian in Iraq Town
ABC News – USA
Mar 3, 2005 — BAQUBA, Iraq (Reuters) – A suicide car bomber blew himself up near the local headquarters of the National Guard in the northern Iraqi city of …

www.boston.com/dailynews/062/world/U_S_military_dead_in_Iraq_rise:.shtml
US military dead in Iraq rises to 1,500, Associated Press tally …
Boston Globe – USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) The number of US military deaths in Iraq rose to 1,500 on Thursday, an Associated Press count showed, as the military announced the latest …

www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/world/3065858
Oil-rich Iraq has rough road to prosperity
Houston Chronicle – USA
By JAMES GLANZ. BASRA, IRAQ – The five spindly towers, each 325 feet tall, were silent, with no flames burning at their collapsed and blackened tips. …

www.boston.com/dailynews/062/nation/A_daily_look_at_U_S_military_d:.shtml
A daily look at US military deaths in Iraq
Boston Globe – USA
As of Wednesday, March 2, 2005, at least 1,500 members of the US military have died since the beginning of the Iraq war in March 2003, according to an …

www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=7792053
US Marine Killed in Iraq
Reuters – USA
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – An American Marine was killed in action in Iraq on Wednesday, the US military said on Thursday. A statement …

news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=4201943
Iraq Coalition Talks Falter over Kurd Demands
Scotsman – UK
Talks aimed at forging an Iraq coalition government have faltered over Kurdish demands for more land and concerns that the dominant Shiite alliance seeks to …

abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory?id=546727
US Military Deaths in Iraq Rise to 1,500
ABC News – USA
… car, that he claims was smashed by a US armoured vehicle in Ramadi, an insurgent stronghold 113 kilometers (70 miles) west of Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, March 2 …

news.xinhuanet.com/english/2005-03/03/content_2642934.htm
Iraq wants to take over from Australian troops in 1 year: Allawi
Xinhua – China
CANBERRA, March 3 (Xinhuanet) — Iraq’s interim Prime Minister Iyad Allawi said Thursday that the Iraqi government wants its forces in Muthanna province to be …

www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/
special_packages/iraq/11035034.htm

Texans killed in the Iraq war last month
San Jose Mercury News – USA
At least 143 Texas service members have died in Iraq since the war began March 20, 2003, according to the US Department of Defense. …

www.news.com.au/story/0,10117,12430805-29277,00.html
Iraq murder plot denied
NEWS.com.au – Australia
A PERTH man today denied plotting to kill an unknown member of Saddam Hussein’s former ruling Baath party in Iraq. Appearing in …

www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200503/s1315183.htm
Ukraine troops to withdraw from Iraq
ABC Online – Australia
Seventeen Ukrainian soldiers have been killed in Iraq since their deployment two years ago. The withdrawal will begin later this …

IRAQ: Security for none
Seattle Post Intelligencer – USA
… the twin assassinations’ intended message was obvious, the two days’
deaths delivered the additional message that security remains a fantasy
in Iraq, even for …
seattlepi.nwsource.com/opinion/214222_iraqed.asp

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

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 …
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/4310365.stm

IRAQ Coalition Talks Falter over Kurd Demands
Scotsman – UK
Talks aimed at forging an Iraq coalition government have faltered over
Kurdish demands for more land and concerns that the dominant Shiite alliance
seeks to …
news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=4201943

UKRAINE troops to withdraw from Iraq
ABC Online – Australia
Seventeen Ukrainian soldiers have been killed in Iraq since their deployment
two years ago. The withdrawal will begin later this …
www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200503/s1315183.htm

TEXANS killed in the Iraq war last month
San Jose Mercury News – USA
At least 143 Texas service members have died in Iraq since the war began
March 20, 2003, according to the US Department of Defense. …
www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/special_packages/iraq/11035034.htm

IRAQ Insurgency leader charged in Jordan
Kansas City Star – MO,USA
AMMAN, Jordan – Jordan charged Iraq insurgency leader Abu-Musab al-Zarqawi
and another militant Wednesday with carrying out a 2003 attack on its
Baghdad …
www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/world/11034732.htm

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 …
dailytelegraph.news.com.au/story.jsp?sectionid=1274&storyid=2752789

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 …
www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_3-3-2005_pg4_7

FIRMS tap Latin Americans for Iraq
Christian Science Monitor – USA
… week, El Salvador President Elias Antonio Saca stood at the country’s
international airport, welcoming home a unit of soldiers returning from
service in Iraq. …
www.csmonitor.com/2005/0303/p06s02-woam.html

seattlepi.nwsource.com/opinion/214222_iraqed.asp
Iraq: Security for none
Seattle Post Intelligencer – USA
… the twin assassinations’ intended message was obvious, the two days’ deaths delivered the additional message that security remains a fantasy in Iraq, even for …

www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/world/11034732.htm
Iraq Insurgency leader charged in Jordan
Kansas City Star – MO,USA
AMMAN, Jordan – Jordan charged Iraq insurgency leader Abu-Musab al-Zarqawi and another militant Wednesday with carrying out a 2003 attack on its Baghdad …

news.xinhuanet.com/english/2005-03/03/content_2641349.htm
Iraq: Attacks kill 6, Saddam tribunal judge
Xinhua – China
… tribunal. ˇˇInsurgents often attack judicial officials of Iraq in an attempt to undermine the US-backed interim government. Several …

  
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