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February 14 2005
 

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Shiites, Kurds Emerge as Key Players in Iraq
NPR (audio) – Washington,D.C.,USA
Description: NPR’s diplomatic correspondent Mike Shuster discusses what the results of Iraq’s election will mean for the major ethnic groups in the country. …

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Now Iraq has tasted democracy, the Arab tyrants are shaking in …
Times Online – UK
AN ELECTION that was not supposed to happen because the so-called resistance in Iraq — and its sympathisers in the West — did not want it has produced …

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Iraq Kurds: The same but different
MSNBC – USA
SULAIMANIYAH, Iraq – Persian pop songs blasting from shops compete with Kurdish music from passing cars. Hotel bars and restaurants …

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Saboteurs target oil pipeline in northern Iraq; police killed in …
CBC News – Canada
One American soldier was killed and three wounded Monday when a bomb detonated near their patrol in northern Iraq, the military said. …

www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A23967-2005Feb14.html
Bush Wants $82B More for Iraq, Afghan Costs
Washington Post – USA
… President Bush on Monday urged Congress to approve quickly his request for $82 billion to cover the costs of military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan and a …

www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=politicsNews&storyID=7624934
Ex-US Official in Iraq Says CPA Was ‘Wild West’
Reuters – USA
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The US occupation authority in Iraq had a chaotic, “Wild West” approach to contracting there which opened up the system to abuse and …

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.asp?category=1107&slug=Iraq%20Split%20Decision

Iraq election provides upside, downside
Seattle Post Intelligencer – USA
By ANNE GEARAN. WASHINGTON — The Iraq elections may bear out that old adage: Be careful what you wish for. The United States has …

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Iraq’s most critical era
Turkish Press – Turkey
BY FERAI TINC. HURRIYET- Yesterday’s announcement of election results ushered in a third era for Iraq. The first was the Gulf War …

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IRAQ-JORDAN: Refugees on Jordanian border in poor conditions …
Reuters AlertNet – London,England,UK
ANKARA, 14 February (IRIN) – A group of Iranian Kurdish refugees that recently arrived at the Iraq-Jordan border, living in harsh desert-like conditions, have …

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Blair tries to reconnect with voters as Iraq specter raised again
Designerz.com – Dawsonville,GA,USA
… set on a path of reconnecting with disenchanted voters weeks before Britain’s general elections, as opposition leaders again played the Iraq and immigration …

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Vast problems await Iraq’s new coalition
New Zealand Herald – New Zealand
The Iraqi election will produce a more legitimate government than its predecessor but it has also proved how far Iraq is divided by deep sectarian differences. …

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Iraq’s Shias go from exclusion to dominance
Economist – UK
An alliance loyal to Iraq’s top Shia Muslim cleric, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, has won the largest number of seats in Iraq’s parliamentary elections. …

www.guardian.co.uk/international/story/0,3604,1414572,00.html
Iraq election results fail to stem violence
Guardian – UK
The first full day after Iraq’s election results were announced saw three Iraqi troops die in a roadside bomb, two Baghdad police shot dead in a drive-by …

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Bush formally asking Congress for $80 billion for Iraq …
Boston Herald – USA
… HOUSE – President Bush [related, bio] will formally ask Congress later today for some 80 billion dollars to pay for military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan …

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Former journalism adviser in Iraq says US officials steered …
Boston Globe – USA
WASHINGTON (AP) A journalist who helped Iraq form a new broadcast network in 2003 testified Monday that US occupation officials were more interested in airing …

www.aljazeera.com/cgi-bin/news_service/middle_east_full_story.asp?service_id=7067
After victory, Iraq’s Shiites ponder PM choice
Aljazeera.com – London,UK
Iraq’s main Shiite alliance started Monday holding talks to decide on who will be the country’s upcoming prime minister and which allies it would seek …

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Iraq Abuse Soldier Was ‘Outstanding’ and ‘extremely Reliable’
Scotsman – UK
… Speaking via video link from Baghdad, in Iraq, Major Grinonneau said: “I thought it was a most “unKenyonlike” characteristic and wasn’t the actions I …

www.abc.net.au/pm/content/2005/s1302581.htm
Iraq’s parties meet at negotiating table
ABC Online – Australia
… by Saddam Hussein. He’s travelled back to Iraq frequently since the US invasion to help draft new laws for the nation. I asked Dr …

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Press anxiety over post-election Iraq
BBC News – E,UK
Papers in many countries contemplate Iraq’s post-election future with trepidation. While there is still some celebration that polling …

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ying-dumb-on-Iraq/2005/02/14/1108229930486.html

PM accused of playing dumb on Iraq
Age (subscription) – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
The Howard Government is using a policy of “fabricated ignorance” to avoid revelations of doctored reports about Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction and its …

www.news.com.au/story/0,10117,12249471-23109,00.html
Coalition leaders hail Iraq vote
NEWS.com.au – Australia
THE leaders of the US and Britain led a chorus of praise at the announcement of Iraq’s election results, but views on what the results meant varied widely …

www.smh.com.au/news/Editorial/Iraqs-new-power-balance/2005/02/14/1108229926412.html
Iraq’s new power balance
Sydney Morning Herald (subscription) – New South Wales,Australia
Iraq’s Shiites, Sunnis and Kurds were arbitrarily bundled into a single, new country by the British when the Ottoman Empire was dissolved after World War I. …

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Iraq’s Allawi, Mahdi May Gain After Assembly Election (Update1)
Bloomberg – USA
14 (Bloomberg) — Iraq may be run by a secular leader such as interim Prime Minister Ayad Allawi or Finance Minister Adel Abdel Mahdi after a Shiite Muslim …

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Shi’ite bloc wins Iraq election
Reuters.uk – UK
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Iraq’s main Shi’ite alliance has debated who to choose as prime minister and which allies to seek after failing to win an absolute majority …

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Parties negotiate Iraq’s new government
ABC Online – Australia
The political parties in Iraq will today start negotiating over the shape of a new government. The Shiite coalition won the greatest …

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Turkey criticises Iraq poll results
Reuters.uk – UK
ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkey has criticised the landmark elections in neighbouring Iraq, saying they have failed to produce a parliament truly representative of …

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Ailing Shiite Cleric Will Call the Shots in New Iraq
Scotsman – UK
… Spiritually, al-Sistani has been an important figure in the lives of the majority of Iraqis at least since 1999, when he became Iraq’s most senior Shiite …

www.latimes.com/news/opinion/commentary/la-oe-galbraith14feb14,0,7351852.story
Peril in Iraq’s Constitution
Los Angeles Times – CA,USA
… With the announcement Sunday of the results in Iraq’s historic election, the winners must now form a government and write a constitution. …

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Election shifts power in Iraq
Detroit Free Press – USA
BY ROBERT H. REID. BAGHDAD, Iraq — The Shi’ites’ time has come in Iraq, and it’s a new era for the Kurds as well. The question now …

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Iraq Shias Ahead of Forming Coalition
Sofia News Agency – Bulgaria
Moves to form a new government are under way in Iraq after the announcement of full election results. The Shia United Iraqi Alliance …

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Asians welcome Iraq election results, hope for peace
Malaysia Star – Malaysia
TOKYO (AP) – Asian leaders hailed the results of Iraq’s first election in 50 years Monday as the beginning of democracy in the embattled nation, even as some …

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Iraq hit by post-election attacks
Age (subscription) – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
Insurgents have blown up an oil pipeline in northern Iraq, and killed two senior police officers in Baghdad officials said. The …

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4 American soldiers killed in Iraq
AZ Central.com – AZ,USA
… A claim of responsibility for the attack in the name of al-Qaida quickly surfaced on a Web site. . US hopes for a larger NATO role in Iraq suffered a setback …

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Shiite parties triumph in Iraq elections
Daily Star – Beirut,Lebanon
BAGHDAD: A Shiite Islamist bloc won Iraq’s first election since Saddam Hussein’s overthrow, sealing the political resurgence of the long-oppressed majority but …

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Iraq Vote Means Shi’ites Must Seek Allies
Reuters – USA
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Shi’ites may have won the lion’s share of the vote in Iraq’s elections but the main alliance will still have to find new allies if it wants …

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Bush, Buoyed by Economy, Iraq Election, May Reap Political Gain
Bloomberg – USA
… He has hit eight states over the last two weeks with his message of overhauling Social Security and staying the course in Iraq. …

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4feb14,0,2006557.story?coll=la-home-headlines

Shiites, Kurds Are Big Winners in Iraq
Los Angeles Times – CA,USA
BAGHDAD— Political parties representing Shiite Muslims and Kurds captured almost 75 percent of the vote in Iraq’s landmark elections, a momentous power shift …

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Shi’ite bloc wins Iraq election
Reuters.uk – UK
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – A Shi’ite Islamist bloc has won Iraq’s first election since Saddam Hussein’s overthrow, sealing the political resurgence of the long …

www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A21663-2005Feb13.html
Iraq Authority Made Millions
Washington Post – USA
US officials in postwar Iraq paid a contractor by stuffing $2 million worth of crisp bills into his gunnysack and routinely made cash payments around Baghdad …

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Shiites win most votes in Iraq election: official
CTV – Canada
Candidates representing Iraq’s Shiite Muslims won nearly half the votes in the country’s landmark democratic election, Iraqi election officials announced Sunday …

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Election results are in, but can Iraq’s factions get along?
USA Today – USA
The good news out of Iraq on Sunday: Election results, after two long weeks of counting, confirmed a large turnout. Despite insurgents …

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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. …

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Shia bloc wins Iraq polls, but short of majority
Daily Times – Pakistan
BAGHDAD: A Shia Islamist bloc has won Iraq’s first election since Saddam Hussein’s overthrow, sealing the political resurgence of the nation’s long …

www.abc.net.au/am/content/2005/s1301946.htm
Shi’ites big winners in Iraq election
ABC Online – Australia
TONY EASTLEY: Iraq’s official election result has given a sweeping victory to Shi’ite Muslim parties, and delivered a slap in the face to the interim Prime …

www.iht.com/articles/2005/02/13/news/kurds.html
Kurds to seek senior posts in Iraq, based on election result
International Herald Tribune – France
SALAHUDDIN, Iraq Kurdish leaders said that uncertified election results released Sunday showed that the Kurds, harshly persecuted under Saddam Hussein, have as …

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Iraq’s Allawi, Mahdi May Gain as Shia List Is Short of Majority
Bloomberg – USA
14 (Bloomberg) — Iraq may be run by a coalition government formed around a secular leader such as interim Prime Minister Ayad Allawi after a Shiite Muslim …

www.abc.net.au/am/content/2005/s1301946.htm
Shi’ites big winners in Iraq election
ABC Online – Australia
TONY EASTLEY: Iraq’s official election result has given a sweeping victory to Shi’ite Muslim parties, and delivered a slap in the face to the interim Prime …

www.iht.com/articles/2005/02/13/news/kurds.html
Kurds to seek senior posts in Iraq, based on election result
International Herald Tribune – France
SALAHUDDIN, Iraq Kurdish leaders said that uncertified election results released Sunday showed that the Kurds, harshly persecuted under Saddam Hussein, have as …

www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1412317,00.html
Iraq’s Shias in landmark poll victory
Guardian – UK
Iraq’s Shia Muslims sealed their historic political ascendance last night when they won just under half of the votes in the country’s landmark multi-party …

www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A21679-2005Feb13.html
Iraq Winners Allied With Iran Are Opposite of US Vision
Washington Post – USA
When the Bush administration decided to invade Iraq two years ago this month, it envisioned a quick handover to handpicked allies in a secular government that …

www.abc.net.au/am/content/2005/s1301971.htm
Govt knew Iraq intelligence was wrong, analyst says
ABC Online – Australia
… In an interview with the Four Corners program, a former intelligence analyst says the Federal Government persisted with its claims about Iraq’s weapons of mass …

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A daily look at US military deaths in Iraq
Boston Globe – USA
13, 2005, at least 1,461 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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