Iraq News and Information Links
January 31 2005
 

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Even European critics of Iraq war praise Iraqis and Bush for …
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
PARIS (AP) World leaders, including French President Jacques Chirac and other leading opponents of the war in Iraq, heaped praise on Iraqi voters Monday for …

www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_1-2-2005_pg7_12
15 killed in UK military plane crash in Iraq
Daily Times – Pakistan
… TV aired a video purporting to show the downing of the plane, saying the footage was filmed by the “Islamic National Resistance in Iraq,” the second group …

www.themoscowtimes.com/stories/2005/02/01/252.html
Allawi Pledges to Unite Iraq After Historic Poll
Moscow Times (subscription) – Moscow,Russia
BAGHDAD, Iraq — Iraq’s interim prime minister vowed to unite the country’s competing ethnic and religious groups on Monday, after millions of voters defied …

www.theage.com.au/news/National/Iraq-plane-victims-mum
-feared-for-sons/2005/02/01/1107020360026.html

Iraq plane victim’s mum feared for son
Age (subscription) – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
The mother of Paul Pardoel, the Australian airman killed in Iraq while serving with British forces, said she always feared for his safety. …

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Breaking&storyId=983410&tw=wn_wire_story

Bush Wants All Included in Iraq’s Political Process
Wired News – USA
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Bush encouraged Iraq’s interim leaders on Monday to ensure minority Sunni Arabs are included in Iraq’s political process and …

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IRAQPlanemo17hercules?source=&ct=5

10 feared dead in Iraq plane crash
This is London – London,England,UK
Ten members of the armed forces were missing believed dead in the biggest single loss of life to hit the UK since the military action in Iraq began. …

www.csmonitor.com/2005/0201/p01s03-woiq.html
For Iraq’s insurgents, what next?
Christian Science Monitor – USA
Postelection Iraq leaves the militants facing a new dynamic – a population that has endorsed the political process. By Scott Peterson …

www.turkishpress.com/world/news.asp?id=050131182729.7ynql7k3.xml
Iraq urged to unite as world hails breakthrough vote
Turkish Press – Turkey
The election commission said a majority of voters took part in Iraq’s first free election in half-a-century, with exceptions in rebel Sunni areas, but even …

www.turkishpress.com/news.asp?ID=36737
Iraq provisional authority unable to account for 8.8 billion …
Turkish Press – Turkey
WASHINGTON, Jan 30 (AFP) – The Coalition Provisional Authority that governed Iraq until last June under former US Ambassador L. Paul Bremer is unable to …

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Nearly 94% of registered expats voted in Iraq election
INQ7 Interactive, Inc. – Philippines
AMMAN, Jordan — Organizers of Iraq’s expatriate vote said Monday that the three-day polls conducted in 14 nations were successful beyond their expectations as …

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Breaking&storyId=983403&tw=wn_wire_story

CORRECTED: Iraq PM Urges Unity; Warns Insurgency
Wired News – USA
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Iraq’s interim prime minister urged the country’s rival ethnic and religious groups to unite Monday after millions voted in a historic …

www.turkishpress.com/world/news.asp?id=050131175255.7sv6njdm.xml
Britain says 10 dead after plane crash in Iraq
Turkish Press – Turkey
LONDON (AFP) – Britain said that 10 military personnel died in the crash of a military transport plane in Iraq but that it was too early to comment on claims …

www.turkishpress.com/business/news.asp?id=050131174425.8fvgcujd.xml
Oil prices slide after OPEC maintains output, Iraq survives polls
Turkish Press – Turkey
LONDON (AFP) – World oil prices fell strongly after OPEC maintained its current production levels and Iraq was spared any pipeline attacks during landmark …

www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=7487942
Bush Wants All Included in Iraq’s Political Process
Reuters – USA
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Bush encouraged Iraq’s interim leaders on Monday to ensure minority Sunni Arabs are included in Iraq’s political process and …

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Bush promises continued aid to Iraq
Boston Herald – Boston,MA,USA
… challenge.”. The president mentioned that some were killed while voting, but focused his remarks on the success for Iraq and its citizens. …

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Allawi Says Iraq’s Assembly Should Work With Sunnis (Update3)
Bloomberg – USA
… Shiite Muslims account for about 60 percent of Iraq’s population and fielded the largest electoral slate, which claimed the support of the Grand Ayatollah Ali …

www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A51122-2005Jan31.html
Q&A: What Next for Iraq’s Democracy
Washington Post – Washington,DC,USA
… The Independent Electoral Commission of Iraq (IECI) ran the election and will oversee the ballot counting under the electoral law. …

www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,1022720,00.html
Making Sense of Iraq’s Vote
TIME – USA
Despite violence at the polls, Iraq completes its historic election. Now, all the stakeholders face new choices. Iraq’s first competitive …

www.boston.com/dailynews/031/world/Iraq_s_interim_prime_minister_:.shtml
Iraq’s interim prime minister calls for unity after historic vote
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Iraq’s interim leader called on his countrymen to set aside their differences Monday, while local precincts finished a first-phase count of …

www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A50735-2005Jan31.html
10 Thought Dead After UK Crash in Iraq
Washington Post (Subscription) – Washington,DC,USA
… that 10 of its military personnel were missing and presumed dead following the downing of a military transport plane north of Baghdad on Iraq’s election day. …

www.guardian.co.uk/uslatest/story/0,1282,-4768087,00.html
Bush Promises Continued Aid to Iraq
Guardian – UK
… The president mentioned that some were killed while voting, but he focused his brief remarks on the success for Iraq and its citizens. …

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2005/January/focusoniraq_January284.xml&section=focusoniraq

‘Nearly 94 percent of registered expats voted in Iraq election …
Khaleej Times – Dubai,United Arab Emirates
GENEVA – Nearly 94 percent of Iraqi expatriates registered to vote outside Iraq took part in elections for the country’s new transitional assembly, the …

www.iht.com/articles/2005/01/31/opinion/edbull.html
Iraq elections: Purple fingers in Sadr City
International Herald Tribune – France
… politics. Iraq’s Shiites outnumber its Sunni Arabs by 5 to 1, and when they rise up, this Baghdad slum is where they do it. Sunday …

www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A50632-2005Jan31.html
Allawi Calls for Unity in Iraq After Vote
Washington Post (Subscription) – Washington,DC,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq – Iraq’s interim leader called on his countrymen to set aside their differences Monday while jubilant Iraqis sifted through ballots, tallying the …

www.boston.com/dailynews/031/world/British_plane_crash_in_Iraq_le:.shtml
British plane crash in Iraq leaves 10 missing and presumed dead
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
… AP) Ten British military personnel are missing and presumed dead following the crash of a military transport plane north of Baghdad on Iraq’s election day …

www.smh.com.au/news/Business/Oil-price-dips-as-
Iraq-weathers-poll-storm/2005/01/31/1107020327556.html

Oil price dips as Iraq weathers poll storm
Sydney Morning Herald (subscription) – Sydney,New South Wales,Australia
Crude oil futures fell after Iraq’s first multi-party election in 50 years passed without disruption to oil supplies. “Current indications …

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Praise pours in for Iraq polls
NDTV.com – New Delhi,India
As Iraq starts counting the votes of Sunday’s elections, praise is pouring in from around the world. First off the block was US …

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US ‘lost track of 5bn aid to Iraq ministries’
Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
THE United States’ occupation authority in Iraq lost track of nearly 5 billion it transferred to government ministries which lacked financial controls …

www.abc.net.au/pm/content/2005/s1292924.htm
World leaders applaud Iraq elections
ABC Online – Australia
ELEANOR HALL: The Australian Department of Foreign Affairs has confirmed that Australia has suffered one of its first casualties in Iraq on the day of Iraqi …

www.turkishpress.com/world/news.asp?id=050131103835.n69vhvli.xml
Iraq vote count under way after millions brave insurgent bombs
Turkish Press – Turkey
… The final percentage could be between 60 and 75 percent,” said Harith Mohammed Hassan, deputy chief of the Independent Election Commission of Iraq (IECI). …

www.turkishpress.com/world/news.asp?id=050131112704.mm8p6non.xml
British investigate military plane crash in Iraq that killed …
Turkish Press – Turkey
… the crash of a British military transport plane northwest of Baghdad that killed around 10 personnel, Britain’s biggest single loss since the invasion of Iraq. …

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Crude Falls With No Disruption in Iraq or Change in OPEC Output
Bloomberg – USA
31 (Bloomberg) — Crude oil fell to its lowest in almost three weeks in New York after Iraq’s election yesterday passed without further pipeline sabotage or …

www.atimes.com/atimes/Middle_East/GB01Ak02.html
Why the US will not leave Iraq
Asia Times Online – Hong Kong
… official spokesman of the Hezb al-Dawa al-Islamiya party, founded in 1957 (the oldest Iraqi Shi’ite party), the third most popular figure in Iraq after Sistani …

www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/wire/
ats-ap_us18jan31,1,7868122.story?coll=sns-ap-topus

Marine Who Served in Iraq Gets New Liver
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
By BEN FOX, Associated Press Writer. LOMA LINDA, Calif. — A US Marine who returned from Iraq with a mysterious infection that left him on life support was …

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Counting begins after historic Iraq vote
CNN International – USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) — Iraqi officials were counting votes Monday, a day after millions of Iraqis defied terrorist threats and cast ballots in the nation’s …

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sid=axJclK8h3Rzc&refer=latin_america

Crude Falls With No Disruption in Iraq or Change in OPEC Output
Bloomberg – USA
31 (Bloomberg) — Crude oil fell to its lowest in more than two weeks in New York after Iraq’s election yesterday passed without further pipeline sabotage or …

www.theage.com.au/news/Breaking-News/Australian-airman-
first-casualty-in-Iraq/2005/01/31/1107020322988.html

Australian airman first casualty in Iraq
Age (subscription) – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
An Australian airman has become the nation’s first military casualty in Iraq, killed while serving with Britain’s Royal Air Force. …

www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=7481743
Counting ‘Going Well’ in Iraq’s Historic Vote
Reuters – USA
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Iraq’s Electoral Commission said counting in the country’s historic poll was going smoothly on Monday, as millions of Iraqis anxiously …

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Profound implications of Iraq elections for Middle East:
New Kerala – Ernakulam,Kerala,India
[World News]: New York, Jan 31 : The apparent “success” of Iraq’s first multiparty election in 50 years is fraught with profound implications for the Middle …

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Iraq vote ‘first step toward democracy’
IAfrica South African News – Cape Town,South Africa
… The Washington Post said the elections “were an act of courage and faith — and an answer to the question of whether the mission in Iraq remains a just cause …

www.news24.com/News24/World/Iraq/0,,2-10-1460_1655041,00.html
US ‘loses’ $9bn in Iraq
News24 – South Africa
Washington – The US occupation authority in Iraq was unable to keep track of nearly $9bn it transferred to government ministries, which lacked financial …

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features.php?action=fullnews&id=67093

Annan hails Iraq polls as a success:
New Kerala – Ernakulam,Kerala,India
[World News]: New York, Jan 31 : UN Secretary General Kofi Annan has hailed Iraq’s elections as a success, urging national reconciliation and pledging help …

washingtontimes.com/world/20050131-120443-8034r.htm
Joy explodes across Iraq
Washington Times – Washington,DC,USA
BAGHDAD — Triumphant Iraqis yesterday defied the terrorists, turning out by the millions to vote in Iraq’s first free elections in almost 50 years. …

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Crude Oil Falls After Iraq Election, OPEC Keeps Output Quotas
Bloomberg – USA
Jan. 31 (Bloomberg) — Crude oil futures fell, poised for the biggest two-day drop in a month, after Iraq’s first free election in 50 years passed without …

www.theage.com.au/news/National/Australian-feared-
killed-in-Iraq-crashs/2005/01/31/1107020320490.html

Australian feared killed in Iraq crash
Age (subscription) – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
An Australian is believed to have been killed in the crash of a British C-130 Hercules military transport plane in Iraq. Between …

www.boston.com/dailynews/031/world/World_leaders_welcome_high_tur:.shtml
World leaders welcome high turnout in Iraq election, lament lack …
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
… Iraq’s electoral commission said turnout among the estimated 14 million eligible voters appeared higher than the predicted 57 percent. …

washingtontimes.com/national/20050131-121529-9441r.htm
‘People of Iraq have spoken’
Washington Times – Washington,DC,USA
… Mr. Bush called yesterday’s turnout at polls, estimated at about 60 percent of eligible voters nationwide with higher percentages among Iraq’s Kurds and Shi …

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2005/January/focusoniraq_January279.xml&section=focusoniraq

World leaders hail Iraq vote as key to restoring sovereignty
Khaleej Times – Dubai,United Arab Emirates
… yet Iraqis are proving they are equal to the challenge,” Bush said in remarks at the White House 22 months after US-led forces invaded Iraq to oust Saddam …

www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/world/3016601
Arabs closely follow Iraq’s ‘experiment’
Houston Chronicle – Houston,TX,USA
By DONNA ABU-NASR. RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA – The Arab world paid close attention to Sunday’s polling in Iraq, which has major implications for the entire region. …

www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_1221408,00050004.htm
US authority in Iraq can’t account for $9 bn
Hindustan Times – New Delhi,India
The US occupation authority in Iraq was unable to keep track of nearly $9 billion it transferred to Government ministries, which lacked financial controls …

www.salon.com/news/feature/2005/01/31/proud/
A proud day in Iraq
Salon (subscription) – USA
… Jan. 31, 2005 | BAGHDAD, Iraq — Despite vows from insurgents to wash the streets of Baghdad with the blood of voters, and despite the poor track record of …

www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_1221435,00050004.htm
British plane crash in Iraq claims 10 lives: Report
Hindustan Times – New Delhi,India
… There was no immediate word on the cause of the crash, which occurred about half an hour after polling closed in Iraq’s elections. …

www.theage.com.au/news/Breaking-News/Iraq-to-face-new-
government-challenge/2005/01/31/1107020312830.html

Iraq to face new government challenge
Age (subscription) – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
Iraq pulled off an election against all odds and the best efforts of insurgents to blow it up. Now comes the hard part: forming …

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World leaders hail Iraq vote as key to restoring sovereignty
INQ7 Interactive, Inc. – Philippines
… democracy, yet Iraqis are proving they are equal to the challenge,” Bush said in remarks at the White House 22 months after US-led forces invaded Iraq to oust …

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Audit: US lost track of $9 billion in Iraq funds
CNN International – USA
… Sunday. An inspector general’s report said the US-led administration that ran Iraq until June 2004 is unable to account for the funds. …

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Iraq’s Allawi Awaits Outcome of National Election
NPR (audio) – Washington,D.C.,USA
Description: Iraq’s interim prime minister, Ayad Allawi talks about Sunday’s elections. He has spent the past week urging Iraqis …

www.usatoday.com/life/columnist/mediamix/2005-01-30-media-mix_x.htm
For a day at least, Iraq news changes tone
USA Today – USA
The news from Iraq has been bleak in the past year, especially so in recent weeks as insurgents ramped up their deadly attacks on civilians and the military in …

www.news.com.au/story/0,10117,12097394-26618,00.html
Bloody dawn to Iraq democracy
NEWS.com.au – Australia
… An official with Iraq’s electoral commission said it estimated about eight million people took part – roughly 60 per cent of registered voters – but cautioned …

www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=businessNews&storyID=7477409
Oil Falls Again on Iraq Vote, OPEC
Reuters – USA
… more than 1.6 percent on Monday following OPEC’s decision at the weekend to leave cartel production unchanged for the time being and after Iraq’s election went …

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OBS_BRITISH_MILITARY_TRANSPORT_PLANE_CRASHES_IN_IRAQ.asp

British military transport plane crashes in Iraq
Jamaica Observer – Jamaica
BAGHDAD, (AFP) – British troops died yesterday when the transport plane they were travelling in crashed in central Iraq, Prime Minister Tony Blair said. …

www.abc.net.au/am/content/2005/s1292219.htm
Iraq election a resounding success: Bush
ABC Online – Australia
TONY EASTLEY: The US President George W. Bush describes the Iraq election as a resounding success. At the same time though, the …

www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=7475757
Zarqawi Group Says 13 Suicide Bombers Hit in Iraq
Reuters – USA
DUBAI (Reuters) – Al Qaeda’s group in Iraq said 13 of its suicide bombers were involved in a string of attacks against election centers in Iraq Sunday …

www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=businessNews&storyID=7477409
Oil Falls Again on Iraq Vote, OPEC
Reuters – USA
… more than 1.6 percent on Monday following OPEC’s decision at the weekend to leave cartel production unchanged for the time being and after Iraq’s election went …

www.chinadaily.com.cn/english/doc/2005-01/31/content_413648.htm
British plane crash in Iraq kills at least 10
China Daily – Beijing,China
… 30, 2005. [AP]. There was no immediate word on the cause of the crash, which occurred about a half hour after polls closed in Iraq’s elections. …

www.abc.net.au/am/content/2005/s1292219.htm
Iraq election a resounding success: Bush
ABC Online – Australia
TONY EASTLEY: The US President George W. Bush describes the Iraq election as a resounding success. At the same time though, the …

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Iraq’s Election Draws 60% of Voters; Bush, Annan Welcome Vote
Bloomberg – USA
Jan. 31 (Bloomberg) — Iraq held its first free election for more than 50 years with as many as 60 percent of eligible voters talking part in the poll for a …

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Iraq’s Female Candidates Got Advice from US Politicians
NPR (audio) – Washington,D.C.,USA
Description: Under Iraq’s interim constitution, at least a quarter of the 275 seats in the new National Assembly are reserved for women. …

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Allawi: Iraq now on way to recovery
MSNBC – USA
By Brian Williams. BAGHDAD – In an NBC News exclusive, Brian Williams interviewed the man in charge in Iraq, interim Prime Minister Ayad Allawi. …

news.independent.co.uk/world/middle_east/story.jsp?story=606207
Iraq election: What happens after the ballots are counted?
Independent – UK
… That means about 120,000 US soldiers staying in Iraq for the next two years. The Blair government agrees that the 9,000 British …

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Up to 15 British Personnel Feared Dead in Iraq Crash
Reuters – USA
… British troops were killed on Sunday when a transport plane crashed near Baghdad in what could be Britain’s biggest single loss of life of the Iraq campaign, a …

www.smh.com.au/news/After-Saddam/Fear-and-hope-
leaders-praise-Iraq-vote/2005/01/31/1107020295971.html

Fear and hope: leaders praise Iraq vote
Sydney Morning Herald (subscription) – Sydney,New South Wales,Australia
… the road to democracy, yet Iraqis are proving they are equal to the challenge,” Bush said at the White House 22 months after US-led forces invaded Iraq to oust …

www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/world/10774623.htm
Vignettes from Iraq
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
… For Iraq’s Shiite Muslim majority, the choice boiled down to interim Prime Minister Ayad Allawi’s slate for secular democracy or list No. …

  
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