Iraq News and Information Links
February 10 2005
 

www.nytimes.com/2005/02/10/international/europe/10cnd-nato.html
NATO Members Pledge Support for Iraq Training
New York Times – USA
… 10 – Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld and his NATO counterparts pledged today to bolster a small, specialized alliance training mission inside Iraq, and to …

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Iraq Kidnap ‘Victim’s Fate Depends on Troop Withdrawal’
Scotsman – UK
… “We are giving the Italian government 48 hours to declare its withdrawal from Iraq,” the Jihad Organisation said in today’s statement, “and this is a …

www.themoscowtimes.com/stories/2005/02/11/252.html
Iraq to Seal Its Borders Next Week
Moscow Times – Russia
BAGHDAD, Iraq — Iraq said Thursday it would seal its borders next week to prevent Shiite pilgrims flooding into the country, in the latest emergency measure …

www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=domesticNews&storyID=7599668
NY Doctor Found Guilty of Sending Funds to Iraq
Reuters – USA
NEW YORK (Reuters) – An upstate New York doctor was found guilty on Thursday of illegally sending millions of dollars to Iraq, in violation of US sanctions …

www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/world/10868197.htm
German-US relations remain strained 2 years after Iraq invasion
Kansas City Star (subscription) – MO,USA
BERLIN – (KRT) – Two years after Germany and the United States parted ways over invading Iraq, they’re still trying to find a way back to their traditionally …

www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/world/10868517.htm
General: Marines Will Reduce Iraq Presence
Kansas City Star (subscription) – MO,USA
WASHINGTON – The Marine Corps will shrink the size of its ground combat force in Iraq this spring, with the Army making a corresponding increase, the Marines …

www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/special_packages/iraq/10868455.htm
Marine officer faces hearing over Iraq combat deaths
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – USA
RALEIGH, NC – A Marine Corps lieutenant faces a possible death sentence if he is found guilty in military court of premeditated murder in the shooting of two …

www.boston.com/dailynews/041/world/Iraq_s_election_was_a_technica:.shtml
Iraq’s election was a technical success but insurgency rages and …
Boston Globe – USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) With slogans declaring Iraqis to be in control, American officials boarded airplanes last summer and left the country, formally declaring a …

abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory?id=488521
NATO to Expand Afghan Mission, Still Short in Iraq
ABC News – USA
… a long-delayed westward expansion of peacekeeping duties in Afghanistan Thursday but said it was still short of staff for an officer training mission in Iraq. …

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Iraq Kidnap ‘Victim’s Fate Depends on Troop Withdrawal’
Scotsman – UK
… “We are giving the Italian government 48 hours to declare its withdrawal from Iraq,” the Jihad Organisation said in today’s statement, “and this is a …

www.themoscowtimes.com/stories/2005/02/11/252.html
Iraq to Seal Its Borders Next Week
Moscow Times – Russia
BAGHDAD, Iraq — Iraq said Thursday it would seal its borders next week to prevent Shiite pilgrims flooding into the country, in the latest emergency measure …

www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/world/10868197.htm
German-US relations remain strained 2 years after Iraq invasion
Kansas City Star (subscription) – MO,USA
BERLIN – (KRT) – Two years after Germany and the United States parted ways over invading Iraq, they’re still trying to find a way back to their traditionally …

abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory?id=488649
Insurgent Violence Kills 40 in Iraq
ABC News – USA
… right, and his soldiers pursue an insurgent sniper after two soldiers were shot and wounded, one in the hand and one in the leg, in Mosul, Iraq Thursday, Feb. …

www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/
special_packages/iraq/10867273.htm

18th Airborne Corps takes over in Iraq
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – USA
CAMP VICTORY, Iraq – The US Army’s 18th Airborne Corps formally took control of coalition ground forces in Iraq on Thursday, bringing in a new commander and …

today.reuters.co.uk/news/newsArticle.aspx?type=topNews&storyID=
2005-02-10T162837Z_01_HOP059188_RTRUKOC_0_IRAQ-BRITAIN-TRIAL.xml

UK soldier “blew his top” at Iraq abuse
Reuters.uk – UK
OSNABRUECK, Germany (Reuters) – A British army corporal accused of mistreating prisoners in Iraq has told a court he “blew his top” when he saw detainees …

www.heraldsun.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5478,12216092%255E1702,00.html
Thirty killed in huge Iraq fight
Melbourne Herald Sun – Australia
… Pak said. Iraq’s national security adviser Qassem Daoud, said “20 rebels were killed and 21 arrested” during the clashes. US gunships …

news.xinhuanet.com/english/2005-02/11/content_2569400.htm
Germany not to prosecute Rumsfeld over Iraq prisoner scandal
Xinhua – China
… German federal prosecutors on Thursday refused to take legal actions against US Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld over his role in the Iraq prisoner abuse …

www.boston.com/dailynews/041/world/Iraq_s_election_was_a_technica:.shtml
Iraq’s election was a technical success but insurgency rages and …
Boston Globe – USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) With slogans declaring Iraqis to be in control, American officials boarded airplanes last summer and left the country, formally declaring a …

www.reuters.co.in/locales/c_newsArticle.jsp?type
=worldNews&localeKey=en_IN&storyID=7597889

NATO to grow Afghan mission, still short in Iraq
Reuters India – Mumbai,India
… a long-delayed westward expansion of peacekeeping duties in Afghanistan on Thursday but said it was still short of staff for an officer training mission in Iraq …

news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=4117889
Iraq Kidnap ‘Victim’s Fate Depends on Troop Withdrawal’
Scotsman – UK
… “We are giving the Italian government 48 hours to declare its withdrawal from Iraq,” the Jihad Organisation said in today’s statement, “and this is a …

www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000103&sid=actMV4QDERkU&refer=us
Rumsfeld Wins Support for Expansion of NATO Mission in Iraq
Bloomberg – USA
… Stretched by maintaining military operations in Iraq, Afghanistan and Kosovo, the US needs NATO help to shoulder the costs of peacekeeping operations around …

abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory?id=488649
Insurgent Violence Kills 40 in Iraq
ABC News – USA
… right, and his soldiers pursue an insurgent sniper after two soldiers were shot and wounded, one in the hand and one in the leg, in Mosul, Iraq Thursday, Feb. …

www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/
special_packages/iraq/10867273.htm

18th Airborne Corps takes over in Iraq
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – USA
CAMP VICTORY, Iraq – The US Army’s 18th Airborne Corps formally took control of coalition ground forces in Iraq on Thursday, bringing in a new commander and …

www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200502/s1300450.htm
Over 30 people killed in Iraq violence
ABC Online – Australia
Insurgents killed more than 20 Iraqi truck drivers and security forces in an attack on a convoy south of Baghdad. In Baghdad, two …

today.reuters.co.uk/news/newsArticle.aspx?type=topNews&storyID=
2005-02-10T162837Z_01_HOP059188_RTRUKOC_0_IRAQ-BRITAIN-TRIAL.xml

UK soldier “blew his top” at Iraq abuse
Reuters.uk – UK
OSNABRUECK, Germany (Reuters) – A British army corporal accused of mistreating prisoners in Iraq has told a court he “blew his top” when he saw detainees …

www.turkishpress.com/world/news.asp?id=050210184621.oexaspoe.xml
US helicopters end rebel occupation of Iraq police station
Turkish Press – Turkey
… clashes. The mounting rebel campaign has cast a shadow over the euphoria that followed Iraq’s historic January 30 election. Scores …

www.freep.com/news/nw/iraq10e_20050210.htm
Irregularities, recount stall Iraq results
Detroit Free Press – USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq — Iraqi election officials delayed Wednesday announcing official results by several days to allow a recount of about 150,000 votes and sort …

www.boston.com/dailynews/041/world/Iraq_s_election_was_a_technica:.shtml
Iraq’s election was a technical success but insurgency rages and …
Boston Globe – USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) With slogans declaring Iraqis to be in control, American officials boarded airplanes last summer and left the country, formally declaring a …

www.reuters.co.in/locales/c_newsArticle.jsp?type=
worldNews&localeKey=en_IN&storyID=7597889

NATO to grow Afghan mission, still short in Iraq
Reuters India – Mumbai,India
… a long-delayed westward expansion of peacekeeping duties in Afghanistan on Thursday but said it was still short of staff for an officer training mission in Iraq …

www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000103&sid=actMV4QDERkU&refer=us
Rumsfeld Wins Support for Expansion of NATO Mission in Iraq
Bloomberg – USA
… Stretched by maintaining military operations in Iraq, Afghanistan and Kosovo, the US needs NATO help to shoulder the costs of peacekeeping operations around …

www.freep.com/news/nw/iraq10e_20050210.htm
Irregularities, recount stall Iraq results
Detroit Free Press – USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq — Iraqi election officials delayed Wednesday announcing official results by several days to allow a recount of about 150,000 votes and sort …

abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory?id=488649
Insurgent Violence Kills 40 in Iraq
ABC News – USA
… right, and his soldiers pursue an insurgent sniper after two soldiers were shot and wounded, one in the hand and one in the leg, in Mosul, Iraq Thursday, Feb. …

www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/
special_packages/iraq/10867273.htm

18th Airborne Corps takes over in Iraq
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – USA
CAMP VICTORY, Iraq – The US Army’s 18th Airborne Corps formally took control of coalition ground forces in Iraq on Thursday, bringing in a new commander and …

today.reuters.co.uk/news/newsArticle.aspx?type=topNews&storyID=2005-02-
10T162837Z_01_HOP059188_RTRUKOC_0_IRAQ-BRITAIN-TRIAL.xml

UK soldier “blew his top” at Iraq abuse
Reuters.uk – UK
OSNABRUECK, Germany (Reuters) – A British army corporal accused of mistreating prisoners in Iraq has told a court he “blew his top” when he saw detainees …

www.news.com.au/story/0,10117,12216065-23109,00.html
Iraq to close borders next week
NEWS.com.au – Australia
IRAQ will seal its borders next week to prevent Shiite pilgrims flooding into the country, the government said today, in the latest emergency measure intended …

www.turkishpress.com/world/news.asp?id=050210184621.oexaspoe.xml
US helicopters end rebel occupation of Iraq police station
Turkish Press – Turkey
… clashes. The mounting rebel campaign has cast a shadow over the euphoria that followed Iraq’s historic January 30 election. Scores …

seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/apus_story.asp?
category=1110&slug=Iraqi%20Charity%20Conviction

Doctor convicted for charity to help Iraq
Seattle Post Intelligencer – USA
… oppressed Iraqis. The charity was never properly licensed, and the government says only about $160,000 made it to Iraq. The government …

seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2002175980_iraq10.html
Election outcome delayed in Iraq
Seattle Times – USA
By Tom Lasseter. BAGHDAD, Iraq — Iraqi election officials yesterday delayed announcing the official results of the Jan. 30 elections …

www.boston.com/dailynews/041/world/Shape_of_post_election_Iraq_be:.shtml
Shape of post-election Iraq being hammered out in backroom …
Boston Globe – USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Turbaned men in clerical robes huddle with politicians in Western business suits, hammering out the future of Iraq in backroom dealmaking. …

seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2002175970_payback10.html
Bush wants $400 million fund to reward Iraq, Afghan allies
Seattle Times – USA
… asking Congress to set up a $400 million fund to reward nations that have taken political and economic risks to join US-led coalitions in Iraq and Afghanistan. …

www.khaleejtimes.com/DisplayArticle.asp?xfile=data/theworld/
2005/February/theworld_February238.xml&section=theworld

US presses NATO to expand Iraq, Afghan forces
Khaleej Times – Dubai,United Arab Emirates
… NATO counterparts on the French riviera, US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld was notably expected to press them to commit to helping the Iraq mission either …

www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/editorial/outlook/3032363
Four points about Iraq for doubting Democrats
Houston Chronicle – USA
In the past week, I’ve received several e-mail notes from Democrats about the Iraq elections, or heard comments from various Democratic lawmakers — always …

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=2005-02-09T192742Z_01_HOL937492_RTRUKOC_0_IRAQ-BRITAIN-TRIAL.xml

UK soldier tells court Iraq detainee tied up
Reuters.uk – UK
… was tied up and blindfolded to prevent him from possibly grabbing a weapon, a British army corporal charged with mistreating prisoners in Iraq has told a court …

www.startribune.com/stories/484/5232432.html
Iraq: Sorting disputed ballots delays final vote tally
Minneapolis Star Tribune (subscription) – Minneapolis,MN,USA
BAGHDAD — A public recount of hundreds of disputed ballot boxes will delay the release of final results for Iraq’s elections, officials said Wednesday …

news.xinhuanet.com/english/2005-02/10/content_2567085.htm
UN officials informed of charges concerning Iraq oil-for-food …
Xinhua – Beijing,China
Benon Sevan, who formerly headed the UN Office of the Iraq Program, and Joseph Stephanides, an official in charge of Security Council affairs in the department …

news.inq7.net/breaking/index.php?index=3&story_id=27039
US presses NATO to expand Iraq, Afghan forces
INQ7 Interactive, Inc. – Philippines
… NATO counterparts on the French riviera, US Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld was notably expected to press them to commit to helping the Iraq mission either …

www.nytimes.com/2005/02/10/international/middleeast/10shiite.html
Shiite Offers Secular Vision of Iraq Future
New York Times – USA
By DEXTER FILKINS. BAGHDAD, Iraq, Feb. … He has worked closely with the Bush administration, and helped renegotiate Iraq’s foreign debt. …

www.turkishpress.com/world/news.asp?id=050210034833.jq56g0cn.xml
Bomb “likely cause” of British plane crash in Iraq: newspaper
Turkish Press – Turkey
LONDON (AFP) – The crash of a British military transport plane in Iraq occurred after the loss of its entire right wing and investigators believe a bomb …

news.xinhuanet.com/english/2005-02/10/content_2567411.htm
Final results of Iraq’s polls delayed
Xinhua – China
BEIJING, Feb. 9 — The announcement of the final vote count following Iraq’s historic elections, has been delayed while some ballot boxes are re-examined. …

www.nytimes.com/2005/02/10/international/middleeast/10iraq.html
Recount of Disputed Votes to Delay Results
New York Times – USA
By JAMES GLANZ. BAGHDAD, Iraq, Feb. 9 – A public recount of hundreds of disputed ballot boxes will delay the release of final results …

www.voanews.com/english/2005-02-09-voa89.cfm
More NATO Countries Offer to Help Train Iraq Forces
Voice of America – USA
… Secretary of State Rice, after a working lunch with fellow NATO foreign ministers, described the meeting as the best discussion of Iraq the alliance has had …

www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/world/10858838.htm
Iraq’s insurgency likely to continue for years, official says
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq – (KRT) – Iraq’s insurgency will last many years, a senior US official in Baghdad predicted Wednesday, tempering expectations that the success of …

www.indianexpress.com/full_story.php?content_id=64401
Gunmen kill Iraq journalist, son
Indian Express – Bombay,India
… Iraq’s Electoral Commission said the announcement of a final vote tally, previously expected by Thursday, would be delayed while around 300 ballot boxes were …

www.turkishpress.com/news.asp?ID=37199
More NATO countries offering Iraq help: Rumsfeld
Turkish Press – Turkey
… Rice, nearing the end of an eight-nation tour of Europe, said NATO foreign ministers had “the best discussion of Iraq that we have had as an alliance since the …

news.xinhuanet.com/english/2005-02/10/content_2567085.htm
UN officials informed of charges concerning Iraq oil-for-food …
Xinhua – Beijing,China
Benon Sevan, who formerly headed the UN Office of the Iraq Program, and Joseph Stephanides, an official in charge of Security Council affairs in the department …

www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/world/10858838.htm
Iraq’s insurgency likely to continue for years, official says
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq – (KRT) – Iraq’s insurgency will last many years, a senior US official in Baghdad predicted Wednesday, tempering expectations that the success of …

www.arabnews.com/?page=4&section=0&article=58769&d=10&m=2&y=2005
Iraq Vote Result Delayed as Insurgency Toll Mounts
Arab News – Saudi Arabia
… In Washington, the deputy commander of the US Central Command which covers Iraq said the number of American troops in the country would be reduced, after …

www.heraldsun.news.com.au/common/story_
page/0,5478,12206968%255E1702,00.html

Bomb ‘likely cause’ of Iraq crash
Melbourne Herald Sun – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
A BOMB planted by insurgents “likely” blew the right wing off a Royal Air Force transport in Iraq and caused it to crash more than a week ago, killing 10 …

www.voanews.com/english/2005-02-09-voa89.cfm
More NATO Countries Offer to Help Train Iraq Forces
Voice of America – USA
… Secretary of State Rice, after a working lunch with fellow NATO foreign ministers, described the meeting as the best discussion of Iraq the alliance has had …

www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2005/
02/10/wirq10.xml&sSheet=/news/2005/02/10/ixworld.html

Shia demands ‘risk turning Iraq into an Islamic regime’
Telegraph.co.uk – London,England,UK
By Jim Muir in Dokan, northern Iraq. … “We accept that the religion of Iraq is Islam, and we must respect Islam and the Islamic identity of Iraqi people. …

www.voanews.com/english/2005-02-09-voa84.cfm
Lawmakers Urge Hearings on US-Iraq Withdrawal
Voice of America – USA
A group of 28 House Democrats, among the sharpest critics of the US military invasion of Iraq, support a concurrent resolution calling on President Bush to …

www.newkerala.com/news-daily/news/features.php?action=fullnews&id=70228
Iraq elections more violent than reported:
New Kerala – Ernakulam,Kerala,India
[World News]: WASHINGTON, Feb. 9 : There were between 200 and 300 attacks across Iraq on Election Day, a top US Central Command general said Wednesday. …

  
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