Iraq News and Information Links
February 13 2005
 

www.boston.com/dailynews/044/world/Analysts_Iraq_s_dominant_Shiit:.shtml
Analysts: Iraq’s dominant Shiites, Kurds must include Sunni Arabs …
Boston Globe – USA
CAIRO, Egypt (AP) Iraq’s election results guaranteed political power for the country’s long-oppressed Shiites and Kurds, but regional analysts warned Sunday …

www.heraldsun.news.com.au/common/story_page
/0,5478,12240412%255E663,00.html

Shi’ites win Iraq election
Melbourne Herald Sun – Australia
AN alliance of Shi’ite parties last night claimed victory in Iraq’s first free elections in 50 years. The Shi’ite United Iraqi Alliance …

www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_asiapacific/view/132367/1/.html
Former spy claims Australian government covered up Iraq prisoner …
Channel News Asia – Singapore
Rod Barton, a former senior analyst for the Defense Intelligence Organisation (DIO) and a long-time Iraq weapons inspector, said he personally interrogated an …

www.news.com.au/story/0,10117,12240538-23109,00.html
US & Britain congratulate Iraq
NEWS.com.au – Australia
THE United States and Britain on today welcomed the results of Iraq’s landmark elections, but Baghdad’s neighbours warned steps needed to be taken to include …

www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200502/s1301959.htm
Expats hail election as a victory for Iraq
ABC Online – Australia
Iraq’s Shiite Muslim political parties have won a landslide victory in the nation’s first elections since the fall of Saddam Hussein. …

news.newkerala.com/world-news/?action=fullnews&id=71746
Shiites win majority in Iraq elections:
New Kerala – Ernakulam,Kerala,India
… “Today marks the birth of a new Iraq and a free people,” said electoral commission member Farid Ayar in announcing the results in Baghdad. …

abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory?id=496024
Long-Oppressed Shiites Win Iraq Election
ABC News – USA
… he runs through the streets despite a curfew, celebrating a strong electoral result for the Kurds, in Kirkuk, in the northern Kurdish area of Iraq Sunday, Feb. …

www.theage.com.au/news/World/Shiites-and-Kurds-win-
in-Iraq-elections/2005/02/14/1108229884975.html

Shi’ites and Kurds win in Iraq election
Age (subscription) – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
Clergy-backed Shi’ites and independence-minded Kurds swept to victory in Iraq’s elections, according to final results, propelling to power the groups that …

www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_14-2-2005_pg4_10
Kurds set to emerge as key players in new Iraq
Daily Times – Pakistan
… KDP, and Jalal Talabani, head of the PUK, the Kurds put aside years of quarrels and internal rivalries to achieve electoral success in post-Saddam Hussein Iraq …

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Power-sharing key to Iraq’s political future
Financial Times – UK
Iraq has hosted no less than three momentous handovers of power by the US-led coalition since the end of the war in 2003, each accompanied by slightly higher …

news.xinhuanet.com/english/2005-02/14/content_2576312.htm
Four US soldiers killed in Iraq
Xinhua – China
BAGHDAD, Feb. 13 (Xinhuanet) — Three US soldiers died in a traffic accident and one US soldier was killed in combat on Sunday in Iraq,the military said. …

www.turkishpress.com/news.asp?ID=37313
Bush welcomes Iraq elections results
Turkish Press – Turkey
WASHINGTON, Feb 13 (AFP) – US President George W. Bush on Sunday welcomed the results of Iraq’s landmark elections, congratulating voters and candidates but …

news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/4262657.stm
Americans still divided over Iraq
BBC News – E,UK
… Remember that more than 1,400 US soldiers have died in Iraq, and many billions of taxpayers’ dollars have been spent on the conflict. …

www.stuff.co.nz/stuff/0,2106,3187114a12,00.html
Shi’ite bloc wins Iraq election
Stuff.co.nz – New Zealand
BAGHDAD: A Shi’ite Islamist bloc has won Iraq’s first election since Saddam Hussein’s overthrow, sealing the political resurgence of the long-oppressed …

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Shiites Sweep to Power in Iraq
Scotland on Sunday – UK
Iraq’s majority Shiite Muslims won nearly half the votes in the nation’s landmark election, giving the long-oppressed group significant power — but not …

www.turkishpress.com/news.asp?ID=37290
Kurds win majority in Iraq’s disputed Kirkuk province
Turkish Press – Turkey
KIRKUK, Iraq, Feb 13 (AFP) – Kurds in Kirkuk on Sunday celebrated absolute victory in local council elections in Tamin province — home to the disputed Iraqi …

www.theage.com.au/news/World/Experts-warn-on-Iraqs
-political-futures/2005/02/14/1108229883261.html

Experts warn on Iraq’s political future
Age (subscription) – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
Iraq’s election results guaranteed political power for the country’s long oppressed Shi’ites and Kurds, but regional analysts warned that failure to include …

www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/world/10892074.htm
Al-Hakim Could Be Key to United Iraq
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq – Abdul-Aziz al-Hakim, the turbaned pro-Iranian cleric heading the Shiite ticket that won Iraq’s national elections, is a longtime ally of …

www.turkishpress.com/news.asp?ID=37289
Britain congratulates Iraq on election results
Turkish Press – Turkey
LONDON, Feb 13 (AFP) – Britain’s Foreign Secretary Jack Straw on Sunday congratulated Iraq on the outcome of its landmark elections as results showed the main …

abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory?id=495783
Shi’ite Bloc Wins Iraq Polls, Sunnis Marginalized
ABC News – USA
The United Iraqi Alliance, which won Iraq’s first election since Saddam Hussein’s overthrow, insists that one of its candidates — probably Mahdi— be …

www.turkishpress.com/news.asp?ID=37280
Iraq’s mosaic of ethnic groups
Turkish Press – Turkey
BAGHDAD, Feb 13 (AFP) – The majority Shiite Muslim community is expected to emerge as the dominant force in the post-Saddam Hussein era in Iraq, a mosaic of …

www.boston.com/dailynews/044/world/BAGHDAD_Iraq_AP_With_a_Shiite_:.shtml
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) With a Shiite coalition set to take…
Boston Globe – USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) With a Shiite coalition set to take power in Iraq, American officials have begun grilling top Iraqi Shiite politicians to try to gauge the …

www.nzherald.co.nz/index.cfm?c_id=2&ObjectID=10010943
Bombs cloud Iraq election result
New Zealand Herald – New Zealand
BAGHDAD – The final vote tally from Iraq’s election was due to be announced today, two weeks after the historic polls that are expected to confirm Shiite …

www.cnn.com/2005/WORLD/meast/02/13/iraq.sistani.ap/
Al-Sistani well-positioned to impact Iraq’s future
CNN – USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) — Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, the revered Shiite cleric whose unrivaled political power belies his image as a frail, white-bearded man …

www.turkishpress.com/news.asp?ID=37281
Senior army officer among five killed in Iraq attacks
Turkish Press – Turkey
SAMARRA, Iraq, Feb 13 (AFP) – Insurgents killed at least five people in attacks in Iraq on Sunday, including a senior army officer gunned down in an ambush. …

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Iraq election results: Your reaction
BBC News – E,UK
Shia Muslim candidates have won the majority of votes in Iraq’s elections, provisional results show. … What do they mean for Iraq? …

www.turkishpress.com/world/news.asp?id=050213165823.6uj4qhaz.xml
Shiites emerge the clear winners in Iraq’s landmark election
Turkish Press – Turkey
BAGHDAD (AFP) – Iraq’s long-oppressed Shiite majority swept to a resounding victory in the country’s first free elections in half a century, winning almost …

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Iraq Shiite Group Falls Short of Majority in Election (Update2)
Bloomberg – USA
Feb. 13 (Bloomberg) — A Shiite Muslim coalition failed to win a majority in Iraq’s National Assembly election, meaning the nation may be run by a coalition …

www.nzherald.co.nz/index.cfm?c_id=2&ObjectID=10010943
Bombs cloud Iraq election result
New Zealand Herald – New Zealand
BAGHDAD – The final vote tally from Iraq’s election was due to be announced today, two weeks after the historic polls that are expected to confirm Shiite …

www.cnn.com/2005/WORLD/meast/02/13/iraq.sistani.ap/
Al-Sistani well-positioned to impact Iraq’s future
CNN – USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) — Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, the revered Shiite cleric whose unrivaled political power belies his image as a frail, white-bearded man …

news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/4262189.stm
Straw praises Iraq vote winners
BBC News – E,UK
Foreign Secretary Jack Straw has congratulated members of Iraq’s new National Assembly after the election results were announced. …

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Shiites Dominate Iraq Election
San Francisco Chronicle – USA
By JASON KEYSER, Associated Press Writer. The list of candidates representing Iraq’s majority Shiite Muslims won the most votes in the nation’s Jan. …

www.news24.com/News24/World/Iraq/0,,2-10-1460_1661809,00.html
Shiites sweep to power in Iraq
News24 – South Africa
According to figures released by the Independent Electoral Commission in Iraq, the United Iraqi Alliance backed by top Shiite cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali …

abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory?id=495492
Shiites Dominate Iraq Election; Kurds 2nd
ABC News – USA
Abdelaziz al-Hakim, leader of the Supreme Council for Islamic Revolution in Iraq, SCIRI, a key Shiite group in Iraq speaks to the media after talks in Ankara …

abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory?id=495531
Shi’ite Bloc Wins Iraq Polls, Sunnis Marginalized
ABC News – USA
Farid Ayar, spokesman for the Independent Electoral Commission of Iraq, announces the results of last week’s historic national elections at a press conference …

www.theaustralian.news.com.au/common/story_page/
0,5744,12236388%255E2703,00.html

Iraq’s destiny in one man’s hands
Australian – Australia
THE most powerful man in Iraq sits on the floor of a modest room, off a narrow alley in a provincial city south of Baghdad. His gown is dark and threadbare. …

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Key Events since the Us-Led Invasion of Iraq
Scotsman – UK
May 1 — President Bush declares major combat operations in Iraq are over. … Sept. 7 — US military deaths in Iraq campaign pass 1,000. Sept. …

www.theaustralian.news.com.au/common/story_page/
0,5744,12238565%255E2702,00.html

Hill ‘lied to parliament’ over Iraq interrogations
Australian – Australia
Former senior intelligence analyst for the Defence Intelligence Organisation and long-time Iraq weapons inspector Rod Barton has told ABC’s Four Corners …

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Government congratulates Iraq election winners
Reuters.uk – UK
LONDON (Reuters) – The government has congratulated the winners of Iraq’s election as results showed an alliance of Shi’ite Islamist groups winning most votes. …

www.cnn.com/2005/WORLD/meast/02/13/iraq.main/
Iraq to announce election results Sunday
CNN – USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) — The Independent Election Commission of Iraq will release the “final uncertified” results of the nation’s January 30 elections on Sunday …

www.news.com.au/story/0,10117,12238911-23109,00.html
Iraq poll results due
NEWS.com.au – Australia
… Farid Ayar, spokesman for Iraq’s Electoral Commission, said the final tally would be announced at 4pm (midnight AEDT), although it will take another three days …

www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=7611426
Pope Blesses Faithful, Calls for Iraq Hostage Release
Reuters – USA
… who only spoke a few words as he appeared at his Vatican window, also appealed for the release of all hostages being held by militants in Iraq, including an …

www.smh.com.au/news/National/Hill-lied-about-Iraq-inte
rrogations-expert/2005/02/13/1108229856840.html

Hill lied about Iraq interrogations: expert
Sydney Morning Herald (subscription) – New South Wales,Australia
… Mr Barton says he interrogated prisoners at Camp Cropper, near Baghdad airport, when contracted to work for the Iraq Survey Group (ISG) and told the Defence …

www.startribune.com/stories/484/5238017.html
Iraq election results announced
Minneapolis Star Tribune (subscription) – MN,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq – Iraqi election commission officials today announced the final results from the country’s landmark Jan. 30 balloting …

www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1027458,00.html
Foul Play in Iraq?
TIME – USA
The Army has launched a fraud investigation into the mysterious disappearance of an American contractor in Iraq and the killing of a co-worker shortly afterward …

www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=7611376
Annan Says Hard for UN to Mount Iraq Peacekeeping
Reuters – USA
… Reuters) – United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan said on Sunday it would be hard for UN peacekeepers to replace US-led troops in Iraq, saying the world …

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JPArticle/ShowFull&cid=1108264744417

Final results of Iraq election expected today
Jerusalem Post – Israel
Iraqi election commission officials are expected to announce final results from the landmark January 30 balloting at a news conference Sunday. …

www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-4797002,00.html
Iraq to Divulge Results From Jan. Balloting
Guardian – UK
By JASON KEYSER. BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) – Iraqi election commission officials said they will announce the final results from the country’s landmark Jan. …

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uivote.xml&sSheet=/portal/2005/02/13/ixportaltop.html

Iraq Shi’ites poised for power after decades of oppression
Telegraph.co.uk – UK
Iraq’s main coalition of Shi’ite parties are expected to sweep to victory after decades of oppression, when final election results are announced later today. …

www.news24.com/News24/World/Iraq/0,,2-10-1460_1661729,00.html
Iraq Shiites poised for power
News24 – South Africa
Baghdad – Iraq’s main Shiite list was expected to sweep to victory when final election results were announced later on Sunday, finally translating the majority …

www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/politics/10890402.htm
Iraq Commission to Divulge Election Results
Kansas City Star (subscription) – MO,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq – Iraqi election commission officials are expected to announce final results from the country’s landmark Jan. 30 balloting …

www.turkishpress.com/world/news.asp?id=050213081240.abbsn0ld.xml
Final results of Iraq election to be announced Sunday
Turkish Press – Turkey
BAGHDAD, (AFP) – The final results of Iraq’s general elections were due to be announced, two weeks after Iraqis took part in their first free elections in half …

www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=7610960
Iraq Election Results Due as Tension Builds
Reuters – USA
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – The final vote tally from Iraq’s election was due to be announced on Sunday, two weeks after the historic polls that are expected to …

english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/8D5BB835-2956-462A-9409-144C74E7B119.htm
Iraq election results due on Sunday
Aljazeera.net – Qatar
The final results of Iraq’s general elections are to be announced on Sunday, two weeks after Iraqis took part in the polls. “We …

www.indystar.com/articles/7/221986-6157-010.html
Iraq-Iran border has a loose seal
Indianapolis Star – USA
… BASHMAGH, Iraq — Three days or so each week, Sabriyah Tawfiq walks up the snow-covered mountain near her home and crosses the border into Iran, climbing down …

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eef2e42c4c?type=topNews&localeKey=en_ZA&storyID=7610985

Shi’ite list says won around 60 pct of Iraq vote
Reuters South Africa – Johannesburg,South Africa
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – The United Iraqi Alliance, a coalition of mainly Shi’ite Islamist parties, said on Sunday it had been told by Iraq’s Electoral Commission …

iafrica.com/news/worldnews/413211.htm
Iraq election results due on Sunday
IAfrica South African News – Cape Town,South Africa
The final results of Iraq’s general elections were due to be announced on Sunday, two weeks after Iraqis took part in their first free elections in half a …

www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/world/3037267
Team scrutinizes management of the UN program and possible Iraq …
Houston Chronicle – USA
… corruption and mismanagement blocked a proposed audit of his office about the same time he’s accused of soliciting lucrative oil deals from Iraq, according to …

english.chosun.com/w21data/html/news/200502/200502130007.html
17 Killed in Iraq Car Bomb Attack
Chosun Ilbo – South Korea
Police in Iraq say 17 people have been killed in a car bomb explosion south of Baghdad. Officials say Saturday’s blast occurred …

www.startribune.com/stories/484/5236249.html
Iraq’s shadow extends to West Point
Minneapolis Star Tribune (subscription) – MN,USA
WEST POINT, NY — For most Americans, Iraq is very far away. … Bodor said it’s no mystery why the numbers are down. “Iraq,” he said. “Same as Vietnam. …

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1108213658777_103622858/?hub=CTVNewsAt11

Car bomb outside Iraq hospital kills 17, hurts 21
CTV – Canada
At least 17 were killed, and 21 hurt after a car bomb exploded in front of an Iraqi hospital in a mainly Shiite town. Saturday’s …

www.arabnews.com/?page=4&section=0&article=58926&d=13&m=2&y=2005
Car Bombs Claim 18 Lives in Iraq
Arab News – Saudi Arabia
BAGHDAD, 13 February 2005 — Car bombs killed 18 people in Iraq yesterday and injured 24 others. The first blast in a mostly Shiite …

www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=7610352
Suicide Bomb Kills 18 in Iraq; Zarqawi Hunted
Reuters – USA
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – A suicide car bomber killed 18 people near a hospital south of Baghdad on Saturday amid a surge of violence by Iraq’s mostly Sunni Muslim …

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Rumsfeld says Iraq forces gaining `professionalism’
Boston Herald – USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq – Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld hailed what he described as progress among Iraqi security forces after seeing some of them in action yesterday …

news.xinhuanet.com/english/2005-02/11/content_2574342.htm
Negotiations on key political posts fever in Iraq
Xinhua – China
12 (Xinhuanet) — Negotiations on the sharing of Iraq’s top posts, to be taken by leading politicians after the announcement of electoral results on Sunday …

news.xinhuanet.com/english/2005-02/11/content_2574342.htm
Negotiations on key political posts fever in Iraq
Xinhua – China
12 (Xinhuanet) — Negotiations on the sharing of Iraq’s top posts, to be taken by leading politicians after the announcement of electoral results on Sunday …

seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/aplocal_story.asp?
category=6420&slug=MS%20Soldier%20Killed

Mississippi National Guard soldier killed in Iraq
Seattle Post Intelligencer – USA
… Robert Allen McNail, a Mississippi National Guard soldier who died in Iraq this week, was an outgoing “young man who found a way to enjoy whatever he was doing …

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asp?category=1107&slug=Iraq%20Al%20Jazeera

Al-Qaida in Iraq criticizes Al-Jazeera
Seattle Post Intelligencer – USA
CAIRO, Egypt — A statement in the name of the al-Qaida in Iraq terror group posted Saturday on the Internet accused Arab satellite network Al-Jazeera of …

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Iraq polls: Results likely to be announced
NDTV.com – New Delhi,India
The final results of Iraq’s general elections are due to be announced today, two weeks after Iraqis took part in their first free elections in half a century …

scotlandonsunday.scotsman.com/international.cfm?id=167182005
In the new Iraq, it’s as well to check just what religion will …
Scotland on Sunday – UK
… Yet with Iraq’s newly-elected government likely to be dominated by Shi’ite religious parties, the website highlights fears that such edicts may no longer …

www.arabnews.com/?page=4&section=0&article=58926&d=13&m=2&y=2005
Car Bombs Claim 18 Lives in Iraq
Arab News – Saudi Arabia
BAGHDAD, 13 February 2005 — Car bombs killed 18 people in Iraq yesterday and injured 24 others. The first blast in a mostly Shiite …

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18 killed in car bomb blast in Iraq
Times of India – India
BAGHDAD: A suicide car bomber killed 18 people near a hospital south of Baghdad on Saturday, keeping violence on the boil after Iraq’s landmark election and …

www.tehrantimes.com/Description.asp?Da=2/13/2005&Cat=4&Num=019
Iraq violence kills at least 18
Tehran Times – Iran
BAGHDAD (BBC) — At least 17 people have been killed by a car bomb and a senior judge has been shot dead in further violence in Iraq. …

www.boston.com/dailynews/043/nation/A_daily_look_at_U_S_military_d:.shtml
A daily look at US military deaths in Iraq
Boston Globe – USA
12, 2005, at least 1,457 members of the US military have died since the beginning of the Iraq war in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count. …

  
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