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March 31 2005
 

www.telegraphindia.com/1050401/asp/foreign/story_4560309.asp
US spies in cold on Iraq, in the dark on Iran: Report
Calcutta Telegraph – Calcutta,India
Washington, March 31 (Reuters): US intelligence on Iraq was “dead wrong,” dealing a blow to American credibility that will take years to undo, and …

www.cbc.ca/storyview/MSN/world/national/2005/03/31/usspies050331.html
Report says US spy agencies were ‘dead wrong’ about Iraq
CBC News – Canada
WASHINGTON – A US presidential commission, reviewing intelligence information in connection to the lead up to the invasion of Iraq, has offered some damning …

www.nytimes.com/2005/03/31/international/middleeast/31cnd-iraq.html
2 Suicide Bombers Strike in Iraq During Shiite Holiday
New York Times – USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq, March 31 – Two suicide bombers in cars struck in central and northern Iraq today, killing at least five Iraqis and wounding more than 20 as …

www.smh.com.au/news/World/US-rejects-Iraq-ma
lnutrition-claimss/2005/04/01/1112302196353.html

US rejects Iraq malnutrition claims
Sydney Morning Herald (subscription) – New South Wales,Australia
The US human rights delegation has rejected a UN monitor’s claim that child malnutrition had risen in Iraq and said if anything health conditions have improved …

www.theage.com.au/news/World/Two-suicide-car-bombe
rs-kill-10-in-Iraqs/2005/04/01/1112302196398.html

Two suicide car bombers kill 10 in Iraq
Age (subscription) – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
A suicide bomber has blown up his car south of Kirkuk, killing two Iraqi Army soldiers and three bystanders, and a second car bomber attacked a joint US-Iraqi …

www.theage.com.au/news/World/US-agencies-dead-
wrong-on-Iraq-reports/2005/04/01/1112302196391.html

US agencies ‘dead wrong’ on Iraq, report
Age (subscription) – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
A presidential commission has said that the nation’s spy agencies were “dead wrong” in most of their judgments about Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction before …

SPY Agencies Were `Dead Wrong’ on Iraq, Report Says (Update5)
Bloomberg – USA
March 31 (Bloomberg) — US intelligence was ``dead wrong’’ about the military
threat posed by Saddam Hussein’s Iraq and knows ``disturbingly little’’
about the …
www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000087&sid=alX4iywMov2E&refer=top_world_news

SUICIDE bomber kills five in Iraq
MSNBC – USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq – A suicide bomber blew up a car Thursday south of Kirkuk,
killing two Iraqi Army soldiers and three bystanders, while parliament
negotiators …
msnbc.msn.com/id/7337476/

MORE questions than answers after Annan cleared in Iraq probe
Turkish Daily News – Ankara,Turkey
Questions raised by a probe of the UN oil-for-food program for Iraq may
have given critics more ammunition against the world body, even though
Secretary …
www.turkishdailynews.com.tr/article.php?enewsid=9639

AMERICAN kidnapped in Iraq
New Kerala – Ernakulam,Kerala,India
[World News] WASHINGTON : A US citizen was kidnapped in Iraq this week,
along with three Romanian journalists, the US State Department said Wednesday
evening. …
news.newkerala.com/world-news/?action=fullnews&id=92505

US captain guilty of Iraq killing
BBC News – E,UK
A military court has found a US army captain guilty of killing a wounded
Iraqi man in central Iraq last year. Capt Rogelio Maynulet …
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/4397833.stm

SUICIDE bomber kills five in Iraq
MSNBC – USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq – A suicide bomber blew up a car Thursday south of Kirkuk,
killing two Iraqi Army soldiers and three bystanders, while parliament
negotiators …
msnbc.msn.com/id/7337476/

SPY Agencies Were `Dead Wrong’ on Iraq, Report Says (Update3)
Bloomberg – USA
March 31 (Bloomberg) — US intelligence was ``dead wrong’’ about the military
threat posed by Saddam Hussein’s Iraq and knows ``disturbingly little’’
about the …
www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000103&sid=a5pSYpZW0U_c&refer=us

MORE questions than answers after Annan cleared in Iraq probe
Turkish Daily News – Ankara,Turkey
Questions raised by a probe of the UN oil-for-food program for Iraq may
have given critics more ammunition against the world body, even though
Secretary …
www.turkishdailynews.com.tr/article.php?enewsid=9639

US captain guilty of Iraq killing
BBC News – E,UK
A military court has found a US army captain guilty of killing a wounded
Iraqi man in central Iraq last year. Capt Rogelio Maynulet …
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/4397833.stm

ROMANIAN kidnappers in Iraq a mystery
Swissinfo – Switzerland
By Dina Kyriakidou and Radu Marinas. gunpoint in Iraq has shed little light
on the identity and demands of their kidnappers, officials say. …
www.swissinfo.org/sen/swissinfo.html?site
Sect=143&sid=5643538&cKey=1112267700000

www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000103&sid=a65H66Tx.EoU&refer=us
Spy Agencies Were `Dead Wrong’ on Iraq, Report Says (Update2)
Bloomberg – USA
… major intelligence failure’’ by the Central Intelligence Agency and other US spy agencies misled President George W. Bush into believing Iraq had stockpiled …

news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/4397833.stm
US captain guilty of Iraq killing
BBC News – E,UK
A military court has found a US army captain guilty of killing a wounded Iraqi man in central Iraq last year. Capt Rogelio Maynulet …

abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory?id=629208
Suicide Car Bombers Kill Seven in Iraq
ABC News – USA
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Suicide car bombers mounted two attacks on Iraqi soldiers in northern Iraq Thursday, killing at least seven people, as hundreds of …

abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory?id=629005
2 Suicide Car Bombers Kill 8 in Iraq
ABC News – USA
… officer, left, examines the wreckage after a suicide bomber blew up a car in Tuz Khormato, 90 kilometers (55 miles) south of Kirkuk, Iraq Thursday, March 31 …

www.theaustralian.news.com.au/common/story_page/
0,5744,12718206%255E2703,00.html

Powell criticises Bush on Iraq
Australian – Australia
FORMER US secretary of state Colin Powell claims he is “furious and angry” about being misinformed over Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction and has criticised …

MORE questions than answers after Annan cleared in Iraq probe
Turkish Daily News – Ankara,Turkey
Questions raised by a probe of the UN oil-for-food program for Iraq may
have given critics more ammunition against the world body, even though
Secretary …
www.turkishdailynews.com.tr/article.php?enewsid=9639

DEAD Wrong’ on Iraq WMDs
San Francisco Chronicle – USA
In a scathing report, a presidential commission said Thursday that America’s
spy agencies were “dead wrong” in most of their judgments about Iraq’s
weapons of …
sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2005/03/31/national/w050428S00.DTL

ROMANIAN kidnappers in Iraq a mystery
Swissinfo – Switzerland
By Dina Kyriakidou and Radu Marinas. gunpoint in Iraq has shed little light
on the identity and demands of their kidnappers, officials say. …
www.swissinfo.org/sen/swissinfo.html?siteSect=143&sid=5643538&cKey=1112267700000

SUICIDE Car Bombers Kill Seven in Iraq
Washington Post – USA
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Suicide car bombers mounted two attacks against Iraqi
soldiers in northern Iraq Thursday, killing at least seven people, as
hundreds of …
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A15305-2005Mar31.html

GROWING pains in Iraq
Berkshire Eagle – Pittsfield,MA,USA
That Iraq’s new national assembly descended into chaos Tuesday is a moral
victory in a sense, as the political strife was unaccompanied by shootings
or car …
www.berkshireeagle.com/Stories/0,1413,101~6267~2791021,00.html

www.turkishdailynews.com.tr/article.php?enewsid=9639
More questions than answers after Annan cleared in Iraq probe
Turkish Daily News – Ankara,Turkey
Questions raised by a probe of the UN oil-for-food program for Iraq may have given critics more ammunition against the world body, even though Secretary …

msnbc.msn.com/id/7337476/
Suicide bomber kills five in Iraq
MSNBC – USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq – A suicide bomber blew up a car Thursday south of Kirkuk, killing two Iraqi Army soldiers and three bystanders, while parliament negotiators …

www.swissinfo.org/sen/swissinfo.html?siteSect=
143&sid=5643538&cKey=1112267700000

Romanian kidnappers in Iraq a mystery
Swissinfo – Switzerland
By Dina Kyriakidou and Radu Marinas. gunpoint in Iraq has shed little light on the identity and demands of their kidnappers, officials say. …

www.zaman.com/?bl=international&alt=&hn=18017
Sanchez Orchestrated Torture Tactics in Iraq
Zaman Online – Istanbul,Turkey
It was claimed that General Richardo Sanchez, a US military commander in Iraq, determined the interrogation techniques applied on Iraqi prisoners by US soldiers …

www.freep.com/news/nw/iraq31e_20050331.htm
Malnutrition of children in Iraq is rising quickly
Detroit Free Press – USA
… President Saddam Hussein, a hunger specialist told the United Nations’ human rights body Wednesday in a summary of previously reported studies on health in Iraq …

www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200503/s1335643.htm
Suicide attacks kill 7 in Iraq
ABC Online – Australia
Two suicide car bombers have killed seven people in attacks in northern Iraq, amid continuing violence in the region. In the first …

www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,152011,00.html
Homicide Bombers Kill Ten in Iraq
FOX News – USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq — A homicide bomber blew up his car Thursday south of Kirkuk, killing two Iraqi Army soldiers and three bystanders, and a second car bomber …

QUESTIONS linger after Annan cleared in Iraq probe
Financial Express – Bombay,India
UNITED NATIONS, MARCH 30: Questions raised by a probe of the UN oil-for-food
program for Iraq may have given critics more ammunition against the world
body …
www.financialexpress.com/fe_full_story.php?content_id=86585

IRAQ parliament chaos exposes deep rifts
Sify – India
Iraq’s ethnic and religious groups were huddled in meetings as they attempted
to resuscitate a political process that has become deadlocked two months
after …
sify.com/news/fullstory.php?id=13705982

ROMANIAN journalists in Iraq plead for help on al-Jazeera
Guardian – UK
A video of the three Romanian journalists kidnapped in Iraq has been broadcast
on al-Jazeera television showing them with guns held to their heads and
pleading …
www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1449034,00.html

ANOTHER pilgrim killed in Iraq
AZ Central.com – AZ,USA
BAGHDAD – Gunmen opened fire on more Shiite Muslim pilgrims making their
way Wednesday to a major religious festival in southern Iraq, killing
one person and …
www.azcentral.com/news/articles/0331iraq-rdp31.html

DOWNER urged to come clean on Iraq meeting
ABC Online – Australia
… has again called on Foreign Affairs Minister Alexander Downer to reveal
details of a conversation he had with a former member of the Iraq Survey
Group. …
www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200503/s1335543.htm

  
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