Iraq News and Information Links
March 24 2005
British legal adviser resigned on eve of ‘illegal’ Iraq war
Channel News Asia – Singapore
LONDON : A government legal adviser resigned on the eve of the US-led invasion in Iraq as she deemed the action illegal without a second UN resolution …,1280,-4889361,00.html
Five Killed by Friendly Fire in Iraq
Guardian – UK
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) – Police mistook a group of Iraqi soldiers wearing civilian garb for insurgents Thursday, sparking a gunbattle that killed five in northern …
Five Killed by Friendly Fire in Iraq
ABC News – USA
… BAGHDAD, Iraq Mar 24, 2005 — Police mistook a group of Iraqi soldiers wearing civilian garb for insurgents Thursday, sparking a gunbattle that killed five in …Google Alert for: Venezuela
Venezuela responds to Rumsfeld: US Wants to destroy Latin American … – Worth,IL,USA
… Vice President Jose Vicente Rangel, has released a statement responding to comments made by US Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld about Venezuela, during his …
Cahill declared fit for Australia’s matches against Iraq …
SLAM! Sports – ON,Canada
SYDNEY, Australia (AP) – Everton midfielder Tim Cahill says he’s fit for Saturday’s international friendly against Iraq and will also be available for …
Straw defends attorney general over Iraq advice
Financial Times – UK
Jack Straw, foreign secretary, on Thursday rejected opposition calls for government advice on the legality of the Iraq war to be published. …
Tampa attorney back from stint overseeing lawyers in Iraq
San Jose Mercury News – USA
TAMPA, Fla. – A Tampa attorney who spent 10 months in Iraq helping collect and prepare evidence for the trial of Saddam Hussein is back in the United States …

Iraq militants say they kidnap Iraqi-German man
Reuters India – Mumbai,India
… Most Germans were staunchly opposed to the 2003 US-led war on Iraq. More than 150 foreigners have been seized in Iraq over the past year. …
Insurgents cling to training camp after Iraq-US assault
Channel News Asia – Singapore
SAMARRA, Iraq : Insurgents were still manning a training camp in northern Iraq in defiance of a blistering raid by the authorities, as British lawmakers …
British govt urged to explain over Iraq war legality
Xinhua – China
… was urged by the opposition parties on Thursday to explain why its top legal adviser apparently changed his mind over the legality of the Iraq war that broke …
British Troops to Remain in Iraq till 2006
Zaman Online – Istanbul,Turkey
By Cihan News Agency. The British Parliamentary Commission has assessed that Iraqi security forces are not yet prepared to combat …
Five Killed in Gunbattle in Northern Iraq
ABC News – USA
… BAGHDAD, Iraq Mar 24, 2005 — Iraqi police mistook a group of Iraqi soldiers for insurgents Thursday and opened fire, sparking a 10-minute gunbattle that …
Iraq war haunts UK prime minister
BBC News – E,UK
British prime minister Tony Blair has long known that the controversy surrounding the war on Iraq and his unbending support for the US-led campaign was not …
UN pledged Iraq oil money to defend official
New Kerala – Ernakulam,Kerala,India
[Middle East News] United Nations, March 23 : In a disclosure that is likely to stir fresh controversy, United Nations’ officials said it had agreed to …
Iraq row returns
This is London – London,England,UK
Tony Blair’s troubles over Iraq reignited today, with fresh questions over the misuse of intelligence and the legality of the war. …
Blair accused of Iraq war cover-up
CNN International – USA
LONDON, England (AP) — Prime Minister Tony Blair faced further controversy about the legality of the Iraq war, after a fresh report indicated the government’s …

Cahill desperate to play against Iraq
Age (subscription) – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
Cahill was restricted to light training in Sydney ahead of the Socceroos’ match against Iraq at Telstra Stadium on Saturday night because of a calf injury from …
Iraq militants abduct Iraqi-German man
Financial Times – UK
… Most Germans and Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder were staunchly opposed to the 2003 US-led war on Iraq. More than 130 foreigners have …
Papers consider Iraq war advice
BBC News – E,UK
The legality of the Iraq war rears its head as the Independent asks whether a “smoking gun” has finally been found. The paper seizes …
British MPs attack Iraq war planning
ABC Online – Australia
A British parliamentary committee has released a scathing report about planning for the Iraq war. The influential House of Commons …
Fury at UN plan to pay legal fee from Iraq revenue
Financial Times – UK
… demanded to know why the UN secretariat had offered to use Iraqi oil revenues to pay the legal fees of Benon Sevan, the disgraced former head of Iraq’s oil-for …
Other Iraq developments
Minneapolis Star Tribune (subscription) – MN,USA
. Politicians helping shape Iraq’s emerging government said negotiators are considering a Sunni Arab as defense minister to try to bring that group into the …,1280,-4888240,00.html
British Panel Criticizes Iraq Planning
Guardian – UK
LONDON (AP) – The US-led coalition was unprepared for the insurgency that has swept Iraq since the end of the war and a series of mistakes were made in post …
Analysis: Oil struggle stops Iraq government
New Kerala – Ernakulam,Kerala,India
[Middle East News] By BETH POTTER BAGHDAD, March 23 : Oil.No matter what else the politicians say, that’s the biggest reason a new Iraq government hasn’t been …
Bulgaria set to pull out of Iraq this year
ABC Online – Australia
The Bulgarian Defence Ministry has set December 31 as the deadline for all Bulgarian troops to leave Iraq. Ministry spokesman Dimitar …;:42420ff4:f09d737c

UK troops set to stay in Iraq until 2006 – report
Reuters India – Mumbai,India
LONDON (Reuters) – British forces will likely be needed in Iraq until at least 2006, an influential parliamentary committee said on Thursday in a report that …
UK ‘lacked post-war Iraq plans’
BBC News – E,UK
The US-led coalition failed to plan properly for Iraq’s insurgency after the ousting of Saddam Hussein, a committee of MPs says in a report. …,2106,3227692a12,00.html
Britain tightens intelligence controls after Iraq – New Zealand
… Britain has tightened controls on the processing of secret intelligence, the government said today, after Prime Minister Tony Blair attacked Iraq partly on the …
‘Cover up’ claims over Iraq legal advice – UK
The Government is facing allegations of a “cover-up” over the legal advice it received in the lead up to the Iraq war. A document …
Feature: Commanders bicker in Iraq
New Kerala – Ernakulam,Kerala,India
… accordance with Islamic law.The US Provisional Authority in Baghdad headed by Paul Bremer was working on establishing a secular legal system in Iraq, and the …

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