Iraq News and Information Links
February 16 2005
 

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Iraq Conflict Feeds International Terror Threat -CIA
Reuters – USA
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Islamic militants waging a deadly insurgency against US-led forces in Iraq pose an emerging international terrorism threat, CIA Director …

www.csmonitor.com/2005/0217/p06s01-woiq.html
A ‘pragmatic’ Islamist for Iraq
Christian Science Monitor – USA
Ibrahim Jaafari, a former exile and a physician, appears poised to become Iraq’s new prime minister. By Dan Murphy and Jill Carroll …

www.iht.com/articles/2005/02/16/news/italy.html
Tearful Italian hostage in Iraq begs for her life
International Herald Tribune – France
ROME An anguished Italian hostage in Iraq pleaded for her life and for the withdrawal of Italian troops in a tear-filled videotape aired Wednesday. …

www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/world/10915828.htm
Iraq Exile Chalabi Refuses to Admit Defeat
Kansas City Star (subscription) – MO,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq – Ahmad Chalabi is an ambitious man who doesn’t give up without a fight. … Now, he has enemies inside and outside of Iraq. …

www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=7651640
Iraq’s Shi’ites Mull PM Choice as Hostage Pleads
Reuters – USA
… “Everyone must withdraw from Iraq. No one should come to Iraq any longer because all foreigners, all Italians are considered enemies. …

www.voanews.com/english/2005-02-16voa114.cfm
Italy Extends Military Mission in Iraq
Voice of America – USA
By Sabina Castelfranco. Funding for Italy’s 3,000-strong military mission in Iraq was approved by the Senate as expected. The motion …

www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=7652102
Estimates on Iraq Insurgency Unreliable -Rumsfeld
Reuters – USA
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – US intelligence agencies have failed to provide any reliable estimates of the size of Iraq’s insurgency, Defense Secretary Donald …

news.xinhuanet.com/english/2005-02/17/content_2585309.htm
UN Security Council calls for international help for Iraq
Xinhua – China
… 30, and encouraged international community to provide advisers, technical support for UN efforts in Iraq. In a presidential statement …

www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/world/10915828.htm
Iraq Exile Chalabi Refuses to Admit Defeat
Kansas City Star (subscription) – MO,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq – Ahmad Chalabi is an ambitious man who doesn’t give up without a fight. … Now, he has enemies inside and outside of Iraq. …

www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=7651640
Iraq’s Shi’ites Mull PM Choice as Hostage Pleads
Reuters – USA
… “Everyone must withdraw from Iraq. No one should come to Iraq any longer because all foreigners, all Italians are considered enemies. …

www.voanews.com/english/2005-02-16voa114.cfm
Italy Extends Military Mission in Iraq
Voice of America – USA
By Sabina Castelfranco. Funding for Italy’s 3,000-strong military mission in Iraq was approved by the Senate as expected. The motion …

www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=7652102
Estimates on Iraq Insurgency Unreliable -Rumsfeld
Reuters – USA
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – US intelligence agencies have failed to provide any reliable estimates of the size of Iraq’s insurgency, Defense Secretary Donald …

news.xinhuanet.com/english/2005-02/17/content_2585309.htm
UN Security Council calls for international help for Iraq
Xinhua – China
… 30, and encouraged international community to provide advisers, technical support for UN efforts in Iraq. In a presidential statement …

www.theage.com.au/news/National/Govt-pressured-
over-Iraq-prison-claimss/2005/02/17/1108500167573.html

Govt pressured over Iraq prison claims
Age (subscription) – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
… held. Brig Meekin headed the first of three Australian contingents attached to the United States-led Iraq Survey Group (ISG). Canberra …

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What next for Iraq’s government
Seattle Post Intelligencer – USA
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. CERTIFICATION OF ELECTION RESULTS: Results from Iraq’s Jan. 30 elections are expected to be certified Thursday …

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UN Opens 2 Offices in Iraq Amid Pressure to Send More Workers
Bloomberg – USA
16 (Bloomberg) — Iraq’s ambassador to the United Nations and members of the Security Council increased pressure on Secretary-General Kofi Annan to send more …

www.turkishpress.com/world/news.asp?id=050216185050.1mdza05z.xml
Italian journalist begs for life, Iraq politicians jockey for jobs
Turkish Press – Turkey
BAGHDAD (AFP) – A female Italian journalist held hostage by militants in Iraq made a heart-rending plea for her life in a videotape, as Iraqi politicians …

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Italian hostage pleads for troop pullout from Iraq
Turkish Press – Turkey
ROME (AFP) – Kidnapped Italian journalist Giuliana Sgrena was shown in tears pleading for her life and for the withdrawal of Italian troops from Iraq, in the …

www.middle-east-online.com/english/?id=12724
First Lady maps out arduous path for Iraq’s future
Middle East Online – UK
Nasreen al-Barwari says no majority will succeed in Iraq if it doesn’t offer hand to minority. By Joelle Bassoul – BAGHDAD. Nasreen …

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Iraq Abuse Court Martial Case Draws to Close
Scotsman – UK
… Cooley told the court that when he returned from Iraq he was suffering from nightmares and depression and had begun drinking heavily. …

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How Iraq’s election commission determines the allocation of …
Boston Globe – USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Only 12 of the 111 parties and candidate lists that competed in Iraq’s election got enough votes to qualify for seats in the new National …

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Ibrahim Jaafari tipped to be PM of Iraq
Melbourne Herald Sun – Australia
THE Shiite coalition that won Iraq’s elections has agreed on Vice-President Ibrahim Jaafari as its candidate for the prime ministership. …

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Turkey calls for international observers at next Iraq vote
Turkish Press – Turkey
… Turkey called Wednesday for a “comprehensive presence” of international observers to check any irregularities at a referendum on Iraq’s constitution this year. …

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Italian Hostage in Iraq Begs for Life on TV Tape
Reuters – USA
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Giuliana Sgrena, an Italian journalist held hostage in Iraq, begged for her life and appealed for foreign troops to quit the country in a …

www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200502/s1304542.htm
Govt accused of Iraq cover-up
ABC Online – Australia
… says it is clear from evidence given to the Senate estimates hearing that the Government wanted to cover-up aspects of Australia’s involvement in Iraq. …

www.smh.com.au/news/After-Saddam/Former-exile-on-track
-to-win-Iraqs-top-post/2005/02/16/1108500157443.html

Former exile on track to win Iraq’s top post
Sydney Morning Herald (subscription) – New South Wales,Australia
Iraq’s interim Vice-President, a soft-spoken doctor and former exile who leads the Dawa party, has emerged as a surprise front-runner to assume the powerful …

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India watches Iraq elections – with fingers crossed:
New Kerala – Ernakulam,Kerala,India
Changes in power equations in Baghdad notwithstanding, New Delhi is not ready to review its stand against sending troops to Iraq to shore up the beleaguered US …

www.smh.com.au/news/National/US-sent-investigator-to-
follow-up-Iraq-abuse-claims/2005/02/16/1108500157280.html

US sent investigator to follow up Iraq abuse claims
Sydney Morning Herald (subscription) – New South Wales,Australia
… estimates hearing that they wrote to the US embassy twice with concerns over the mistreatment of Iraqi detainees raised by Australians who had been in Iraq. …

www.smh.com.au/news/After-Saddam/Get-out-of-Iraq-pleads-
kidnapped-journalist/2005/02/16/1108500159016.html

Get out of Iraq, pleads kidnapped journalist
Sydney Morning Herald (subscription) – New South Wales,Australia
Kidnapped Italian journalist Giuliana Sgrena appears pleading for her life and calling on US-led troops to pull out of Iraq. Sobbing …

www.smh.com.au/news/After-Saddam/Iraq-next-government-
will-be-Islamic-Allawi/2005/02/16/1108500157422.html

Iraq next government will be Islamic: Allawi
Sydney Morning Herald (subscription) – New South Wales,Australia
Iraq’s interim Prime Minister Iyad Allawi said he expected the country’s next government to be Islamic. But he hoped more liberal …

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Italian Hostage in Iraq Begs for Life — TV Tape
Reuters – USA
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Giuliana Sgrena, an Italian journalist held hostage in Iraq, begged for her life and appealed for foreign troops to withdraw in a tape …

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Officer killed as saboteurs hit Iraq pipelines
Reuters.uk – UK
KIRKUK (Reuters) – Iraq’s oil export pipeline to Turkey has been hit by sabotage and flows are likely to be halted until early next week, an Iraqi oil official …

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The plunder of Iraq’s treasures
Asia Times Online – Hong Kong
… million books, 10 million documents and 14,000 archaeological artifacts have been lost in the US-led invasion and subsequent occupation of Iraq – the biggest …

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Turkey Wary As Kurds Assert Power in Iraq
Kansas City Star (subscription) – MO,USA
… home to the largest Kurdish minority in the world, is watching nervously as Kurds gain unprecedented political power in neighboring Iraq following major gains …

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Iraq needs US, contender for PM says
Globe and Mail – Canada
… along with other sources that do not harm Muslim sensibilities,” said Dr. al-Jaafari, who returned from exile in London to serve as Iraq’s interim vice …

www.suntimes.com/output/iraq/cst-nws-iraq16.html
Iraq’s leading prime minister candidate pledges moderation
Chicago Sun-Times – USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq — The shy family doctor who became the leading candidate for prime minister Tuesday says ending the nation’s rampant violence is his top …

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Doctor hopes to heal Iraq’s wounds as PM
Toronto Star – Canada
BAGHDAD—The shy family doctor who emerged yesterday as the most likely candidate to become Iraq’s first democratically elected prime minister said ending the …

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Shia leader eyes Iraq premiership
Aljazeera.net – Qatar
The Shia list that won Iraq ‘s elections has agreed to present Vice President Ibrahim Jaafari as its candidate for the premiership, as parties haggled over the …

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Shi’ite list picks al-Jaafari to be Iraq’s prime minister
Washington Times – Washington,DC,USA
Soft-spoken Shi’ite leader Ibrahim al-Jaafari emerged yesterday as the top contender to be Iraq’s first freely elected prime minister, having promised an all …

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Iraq war souvenirs are ancient seals
Kansas City Star (subscription) – MO,USA
PHILADELPHIA — A Marine who brought home souvenirs from Iraq has turned them over to authorities after learning they were looted from an archaeological site. …

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IRAQ: Focus on election outcome
Reuters AlertNet – London,England,UK
… the country. As well as security, education in Iraq is one of the sectors most Iraqis want to see more improvements in. According …

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Former exiles in tight race to lead Iraq
Houston Chronicle – USA
BAGHDAD, IRAQ – The race for the top job in Iraq’s new government narrowed Tuesday to two leaders in the Shiite alliance, with Ibrahim al-Jaafari of the Dawa …

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UK troops may face Iraq death charges – paper
Reuters.uk – UK
… page pictures on Wednesday of six Iraqis alleged by their families to have been killed by British troops in unprovoked attacks in southern Iraq between August …

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IRAQ_S_TOP_CANDIDATE_FOR_PRIME_MINISTER_S_JOB_PROMSISES_MODERATION.asp

Iraq’s top candidate for prime minister’s job promsises moderation
Jamaica Observer – Jamaica
BAGHDAD, Iraq – The shy family doctor who emerged yesterday yesterday as the most likely candidate to become Iraq’s first democratically-elected prime minister …

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kurds16feb16,0,7523165.story?coll=la-home-headlines

A Land Apart in Iraq
Los Angeles Times – CA,USA
… SULAYMANIYA, Iraq — Sahib Ali Abbas hopped on a bus and rode until the date palms turned scarce and the mountains rose, big and wrinkled and waiting for snow …

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Winning Shiite list backs VP Jaafari for Iraq premier
Turkish Press – Turkey
BAGHDAD, (AFP) – The Shiite list that won Iraq’s elections has agreed to present Vice President Ibrahim Jaafari as its candidate for the premiership, as …

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US troops sweep for insurgents across Iraq
USA Today – USA
BAGHDAD — US raids netted 53 suspected insurgents across Iraq on Tuesday, as US and Iraqi forces sought to end the frequent bombings and ambushes taking a …

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Bond with the West: Race for Iraq top post hots up
Economic Times – India
BAGHDAD: After securing the largest bloc in Iraq’s new parliament, leaders of the clergy-backed Shiite alliance began talks on their choice for a new prime …

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Iraq, Afghan war costs zoom, Bush asks Congress for USD 82 bn in …
New Kerala – Ernakulam,Kerala,India
[World News]: Washington, Feb 15 : With the Iraq and Afghan wars costing the US much more than expected, President George W Bush has asked the Congress for USD …

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Iraq’s top candidate for prime minister’s job promsises moderation
Jamaica Observer – Jamaica
BAGHDAD, Iraq – The shy family doctor who emerged yesterday yesterday as the most likely candidate to become Iraq’s first democratically-elected prime minister …

www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_16-2-2005_pg4_6
US panel outlines more Iraq oil-for-food abuses
Daily Times – Pakistan
WASHINGTON: The director of Iraq’s oil-for-food programme may have directly received lucrative contracts that netted $1.5 million in profits from Iraqi oil …

www.abc.net.au/am/content/2005/s1303711.htm
Hill to be grilled on Iraq interrogation claims
ABC Online – Australia
TONY EASTLEY: The Defence Minister, Robert Hill, will get a grilling in Canberra today on his insistence that no Australians in Iraq interrogated prisoners. …

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Iraq, Afghan war costs zoom, Bush asks Congress for USD 82 bn in …
New Kerala – Ernakulam,Kerala,India
[World News]: Washington, Feb 15 : With the Iraq and Afghan wars costing the US much more than expected, President George W Bush has asked the Congress for USD …

www.abc.net.au/am/content/2005/s1303711.htm
Hill to be grilled on Iraq interrogation claims
ABC Online – Australia
TONY EASTLEY: The Defence Minister, Robert Hill, will get a grilling in Canberra today on his insistence that no Australians in Iraq interrogated prisoners. …

politics.guardian.co.uk/iraq/story/0,12956,1415377,00.html
FO defends secrecy of Iraq advice
Guardian – UK
The Foreign Office’s arguments for keeping secret the date on which the attorney general was first asked whether an invasion of Iraq would be illegal is …

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Three Fort Stewart soldiers killed in Iraq
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – USA
Three soldiers from the 3rd Infantry Division at Fort Stewart died in Iraq when their vehicle overturned, the Pentagon said Tuesday. …

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Rice sends US team to Iraq
Turkish Press – Turkey
WASHINGTON, Feb 15 (AFP) – US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has dispatched a team of advisers to Iraq to discuss future cooperation with the country’s …

www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-4802953,00.html
Developments in Iraq
Guardian – UK
… He also said he would not push for the US and its allies to withdraw their troops from Iraq any time soon. – US raids netted 53 …

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Race for Iraq’s premiership narrows to two candidates
Daily Star – Beirut,Lebanon
The contest for Iraq’s next prime minister narrowed on Tuesday after Finance Minister Adel Abdel-Mehdi stood down from consideration within the ranks of the …

www.voanews.com/english/2005-02-15-voa66.cfm
Democrats Want More Accountability for Iraq Spending
Voice of America – USA
President Bush’s request to Congress for $82 billion dollars in additional funding for military and reconstruction needs in Iraq and Afghanistan is receiving …

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AP: Likely Iraq PM Promises Moderation
ABC News – USA
… interim vice president and the main face of the Islamic Dawa Party, who is now almost certainly the winning Shiite ticket’s candidate as Iraq’s next prime …

  
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