Iraq News and Information Links
March 25 2005
Iraq Oil Report to Fault Annan Over Son’s Work-WSJ
Reuters – USA
… son Kojo, who worked in West Africa for the Swiss firm Cotecna Inspection, SA, which received a lucrative contract from the United Nations for Iraq in early …
35 killed in Iraq unrest, parliament meets on Tuesday
Daily Times – Pakistan
BAGHDAD: Fresh violence in Iraq claimed 35 people on Friday as a top Kurdish negotiator told Reuters that Iraq’s parliament would meet on Tuesday morning and …
Funeral for guardsman killed in Iraq will be Monday
San Jose Mercury News – USA
LEBANON, Ky. – The funeral for a Kentucky National Guard soldier killed in Iraq will be Monday at Holy Name of Mary Catholic Church. Spec. …
We were on board on Iraq war: Straw
Times of India – India
LONDON: Tony Blair’s government has fiercely denied claims of a ‘cover-up’ in aligning Britain with the controversial Anglo-American invasion of Iraq two years …
Iraq govt talks hit fresh hurdle
Times of India – India
BAGHDAD: Shia and Kurd figures delayed the second session of Iraq’s elected parliament until at least Monday and warned that bargaining over the formation of a …
Iraq scientist jail death inquiry
BBC News – E,UK
… Details about the role Mr Izmerly may have played in Iraq’s weapons programme under former leader Saddam Hussein remain unclear. …
Iraq anti-corruption head gets tough
Times of India – India
BAGHDAD: Iraq’s soft-speaking anti-corruption head has one of the toughest jobs in a country torn by war and with a long history of graft. …

Suicide bombs kill 14 in Iraq – UK
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Two suicide car bomb attacks in Iraq have killed at least 14 people and wounded 20 including two US soldiers, American and Iraqi officers …
SD firm has had the most deaths in Iraq
San Diego Union Tribune – USA
… has sustained the highest number of casualties of 119 US companies operating in Iraq, according to data released yesterday by the US Department of Labor. …
Car bomb kills 11 police commandos in Iraq’s Ramadi
Xinhua – China
… of Ramadi. Thebomber also died. Ramadi, some 110 km west of Baghdad, is one of the most dangerous spots in Iraq. The elite Iraqi …
Foes of War in Iraq Rally for Teach-In Some at GWU Protested …
Washington Post – USA
… Last night, similar antiwar teach-ins were held in Washington, Ann Arbor and San Francisco, with similar hopes — this time, to end the Iraq war. …

Afghanistan, the poor stepsister to Iraq
Boston Globe – USA
By HDS Greenway | March 25, 2005. AFGHANISTAN is slightly bigger than Iraq, with roughly the same population. Both had horrible, repressive governments. …
Car bomb kills six in Iraq – UK
A suicide bomber has blown up his car at a checkpoint in Ramadi, killing six. The dead men were all Iraqi special police commandos. …

Airman Who Said She Was Raped in Iraq Is Sentenced
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – CA,USA
POPE AIR FORCE BASE, NC — An Air Force senior airman who said she was raped while on duty in Iraq has received a bad-conduct discharge and eight months in …

Rochester soldier killed in Iraq
Seattle Post Intelligencer – USA
ROCHESTER, Minn. — A 22-year-old soldier from Rochester was killed in Iraq, relatives said Thursday. Travis Bruce was a 2002 graduate …

UK may get Iraq legal advice
Brisbane Courier Mail – Brisbane,Queensland,Australia
THE head of Britain’s information watchdog said today he would likely gain access to secret advice on the legality of the Iraq war that the government received …
Doubts Surface On Iraq Raid Toll
Washington Post – USA
… We want to give you the opportunity to show firsthand what it is like to live and work in Iraq. Portraits of US service members …
Formation of Iraq govt drags on
TVNZ – New Zealand
Shi’ite and Kurdish figures delayed the second session of Iraq’s elected parliament until at least Monday and warned that bargaining over the formation of a …
Rochester soldier killed in Iraq
Minneapolis Star Tribune (subscription) – MN,USA
His family learned of his death Thursday morning. They said they understood he was killed by a rocket-propelled grenade while on patrol somewhere in Iraq. …
Special Broadcasting Service – Australia
… weeks to go before an expected general election, British Prime Minister is under renewed pressure over legal advice he received on eve of the invasion of Iraq. …
Middle East: Attacks on US troops drop in Iraq
New Kerala – Ernakulam,Kerala,India
… statistics have not yet been compiled, attacks against US troops have dropped significantly since the election.However, attacks against Iraq’s civilians and …
Journalist released from hospital after Iraq shooting
ABC Online – Australia
The Italian journalist wounded by US troops in Iraq recently has been discharged from a Rome hospital nearly three weeks after her return from the country. …,2763,1445602,00.html
Straw rejects call to publish all Iraq legal advice
Guardian – UK
The government was challenged yesterday to publish the “entire paper trail” of the legal advice it received about the war against Iraq in light of the …
Forming Iraq’s government to take another week
Daily Star – Lebanon – Beirut,Lebanon
BAGHDAD: Shiite and Kurdish figures warned Thursday that talks on forming Iraq’s next government could drag on another week, while Iraqi forces battled …
US-led coalition failed to prepare for Iraq insurgency: report
New Kerala – Ernakulam,Kerala,India
[Middle East News] London, Mar 24 : The US-led coalition failed to prepare for the deadly insurgency in Iraq after the ousting of Saddam Hussein due to a …
Canada denies refugee status to US Iraq war deserter
Channel News Asia – Singapore
TORONTO : Canada denied refugee status to a US soldier who fled his unit rather than fight in Iraq, in a judgement issued by immigration authorities. …,2763,1445499,00.html
Soldiers jailed for Iraq abuse to appeal
Guardian – UK
Two former soldiers currently in prison for the abuse of Iraqi prisoners are about to launch an appeal, their solicitor announced yesterday. …
US Death Rate Down in Iraq Since January Elections
Reuters – USA
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The rate of US deaths in the Iraq war has fallen sharply since the historic January elections as American military leaders tout progress …
Middle East: Corpses, kids used to conceal Iraq bombs
New Kerala – Ernakulam,Kerala,India
[Middle East News] BAGHDAD, March 24 (UPI) : US intelligence has determined Iraqi insurgents have resorted to using children and toys to deliver bombs, and …

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