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March 29 2005
 

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Romanians Kidnapped in Iraq Sent Desperate Message
ABC News – USA
… to send desperate text messages to relatives and colleagues just before disappearing on Monday, as they became the latest foreigners to be abducted in Iraq. …

www.boston.com/dailynews/088/world/U_S_Marine_killed_in_non_hosti:.shtml
US Marine killed in non-hostile incident in Iraq
Boston Globe – USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) A US Marine was killed in a non-hostile incident in Iraq, the military said Tuesday. The soldier, assigned to …

www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A9275-2005Mar29.html
A Heated Debate Over Iraq’s Government
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 …

www.newsday.com/news/nationworld/world/wire/sns-ap
-romania-iraq-journalists,0,931797.story?coll=sns-ap-world-headlines

3 Romanian Journalists Kidnapped in Iraq
Newsday – Long Island,NY,USA
BUCHAREST, Romania — Three Romanian journalists had finished interviewing Iraq’s interim prime minister hours earlier when one of them sent an ominous text …

www.signonsandiego.com/news/military/
20050329-9999-1m29marines.html

Marine general upbeat upon return from Iraq
San Diego Union Tribune – USA
By Rick Rogers. CAMP PENDLETON — Fresh off the plane from Iraq yesterday, Lt. Gen. John Sattler said troops from the 1st Marine …

www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=13786&Cr=Iraq&Cr1=oil
Annan receives new report on misconduct probe of Iraq Oil-for-Food …
UN News Centre
29 March 2005 — The independent committee probing alleged misconduct and mismanagement in the United Nations Oil-for-Food programme for Iraq today presented …

www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-4899021,00.html
Iraq Lawmakers Fail to Agree on Speaker
Guardian – UK
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) – Iraqi lawmakers ended a chaotic session Tuesday without agreeing on who would serve as their speaker, exposing deep divides among the …

www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/world/11256163.htm
Drone filmed Iraq `mercy killing’
San Jose Mercury News – USA
By Carlos Sadovi. WIESBADEN, Germany – A court-martial jury on Monday viewed video taken by an airborne drone that recorded an Iraqi …

www.news24.com/News24/World/Iraq/0,,2-10-1460_1682097,00.html
3 Journos kidnapped in Iraq
News24 – South Africa
… Romania’s President Traian Basescu, who was in Iraq and Afghanistan for two days visiting Romanian troops, said upon returning to Bucharest on Tuesday that his …

www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/world/11256161.htm
Report condemns US intelligence failures in Iraq
San Jose Mercury News – USA
… After Iraq’s defeat in the 1991 Persian Gulf War, international inspectors dismantled an active nuclear program, along with biological and chemical weapons. …

news.xinhuanet.com/english/2005-03/29/content_2759944.htm
Iraq’s parliamentary session opens after prolonged talks
Xinhua – China
BAGHDAD, March 29 (Xinhuanet) — The second session of Iraq’s newly sworn-in National Assembly opened Tuesday, after last-minute talks over who will be …

www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/metropolitan/3107246
Just home from Iraq, soldier dies in 4-wheeler wreck
Houston Chronicle – USA
LAKE JACKSON — Three days after returning home unharmed from military duty in Iraq, Robert Tipp Jr. died following a four-wheeler accident. …

www.reuters.co.za/locales/c_newsArticle.jsp;:424936cb:d3242
a863094d8b0?type=topNews&localeKey=en_ZA&storyID=8022112

Iraq parliament meets, but deadlock on speaker
Reuters South Africa – Johannesburg,South Africa
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Iraq’s parliament met for the second time on Tuesday but politicians failed to agree on the key post of assembly speaker in another …

news.scotsman.com/international.cfm?id=332422005
Kidnap fears for reporters in Iraq
Scotsman – UK
THREE Romanian journalists have gone missing in Iraq and authorities believe they may have been kidnapped. The journalists, who …

www.keralanext.com/news/indexread.asp?id=166077
Iraq ; Al-Zarqawi Surrounded – Iraqi Minister:
Keralanext – Kerala,India
[Iraq News] Iraqi security forces have surrounded Iraq’s most-wanted terrorist, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the country’s interior minister announced. …

www.swissinfo.org/sen/swissinfo.html?siteSect=143&sid=5636341
Iraq parliament can’t agree on govt
Swissinfo – Switzerland
… The president will choose a prime. Several government officials say the political stalemate is doing considerable damage to Iraq, with key policies on hold. …

www.voanews.com/english/2005-03-29-voa4.cfm
Three Romanian Journalists Feared Kidnapped in Iraq
Voice of America – USA
By VOA News. Romania’s president has called on intelligence services to locate three Romanian journalists missing and feared kidnapped in Iraq. …

news.xinhuanet.com/english/2005-03/29/content_2757381.htm
3 Romanians kidnapped in Iraq amid continued violence
Xinhua – China
BAGHDAD, March 28 (Xinhuanet) — Three Romanians were kidnapped amid continued violence in Iraq on Monday, while Iraqi President Ghazi al-Yawar refused the …

www.nytimes.com/2005/03/29/politics/29weapons.html
Report Assails CIA for Failure on Iraq Weapons
New York Times – USA
… on Monday, officials said much of it went over ground already covered by the Senate Intelligence Committee and the two reports of the Iraq Survey Group, which …

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://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4563875

Iraq Update: Deadly Bombing, Gov’t. Slow to Form
NPR (audio) – Washington,D.C.,USA
… city. The attacks comes as Iraq’s political leaders try to fill top government posts two months after parliamentary elections. From …

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://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4563878

Iraq War, Parents and US Army Recruitment
NPR (audio) – Washington,D.C.,USA
… But now, the dangers of the Iraq War might be scaring off potential recruits — or in many cases, their parents. The wars in Iraq …

FRANTIC search for Sunni candidate to lead Iraq’s new parliament …
Boston Globe – USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Help wanted: A prominent Sunni Arab to take on the risky
job of leading the new National Assembly and joining the fight against
Iraq’s …
www.boston.com/dailynews/087/world/Frantic_search_for_Sunni_candi:.shtml

IRAQ car bomb kills seven
Age (subscription) – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
A car bomber killed seven people and wounded nine near a crowd of Shi’ite
pilgrims travelling to an annual religious ceremony in Iraq today. …
www.theage.com.au/news/World/Iraq-car
-bomb-kills-seven/2005/03/29/1111862360734.html

REPORT Assails CIA for Failure on Iraq Weapons
New York Times – USA
… on Monday, officials said much of it went over ground already covered
by the Senate Intelligence Committee and the two reports of the Iraq Survey
Group, which …
www.nytimes.com/2005/03/29/politics/29weapons.html

IRAQ Update: Deadly Bombing, Gov’t. Slow to Form
NPR (audio) – Washington,D.C.,USA
… city. The attacks comes as Iraq’s political leaders try to fill top
government posts two months after parliamentary elections. From …
npr.streamsage.com/google/programlist/feature.php
?wfid=://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4563875

IRAQ War, Parents and US Army Recruitment
NPR (audio) – Washington,D.C.,USA
… But now, the dangers of the Iraq War might be scaring off potential
recruits — or in many cases, their parents. The wars in Iraq …
npr.streamsage.com/google/programlist/feature.php
?wfid=://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4563878

news.newkerala.com/india-news/?action=fullnews&id=91261
Two years on, EU eases doubts on Iraq
New Kerala – Ernakulam,Kerala,India
[World News] By ELIZABETH BRYANT PARIS, March 28 : Pascal Bruckner still remembers what happened in 2003, after he publicly backed the US-led war in Iraq. …

dailytelegraph.news.com.au/story.jsp?sectionid=1274&storyid=2882073
Journalists kidnapped in Iraq
Daily Telegraph – Sydney,New South Wales,Australia
… President Basescu spoke after a whistlestop visit to Afghanistan and Iraq, where Romania has some 800 troops in the US-led military coalition occupying the …

www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_29-3-2005_pg7_44
Bulgarian Army to punish top soldier in Iraq
Daily Times – Pakistan
SOFIA: Bulgaria will punish the head of its military operations in Iraq, the Defence Ministry said on Monday, but declined to say whether it was linked to the …

www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2005/
03/29/wirq29.xml&sSheet=/news/2005/03/29/ixworld.html

Sunnis hold first full talks with new Iraq coalition
Telegraph.co.uk – UK
Sunni Arab representatives held their first full talks with Iraq’s new ruling coalition yesterday, but hopes of an inclusive government that could persuade …

  
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