Iraq News and Information Links
January 30 2005
 

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In Iraq, long lines, much joy and violence and uncertainty
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Iraqis embraced democracy in large numbers Sunday, standing in long lines to vote in defiance of mortar attacks, suicide bombers and boycott …

www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/politics/10774473.htm
Bush proclaims Iraq elections `a resounding success’
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
BY WILLIAM DOUGLAS. WASHINGTON – (KRT) – He wasn’t on the ballot, but President Bush won big Sunday in Iraq’s election. The high …

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UK troops killed in Iraq crash
CNN – USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) — Up to 15 British troops have been killed in the crash of a transport plane in Iraq, according to the UK Press Association. …

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Across Iraq, snapshots of historic vote
Seattle Post Intelligencer – Seattle,WA,USA
By SINDBAD AHMED. MOSUL, Iraq — Strikingly different scenes unfolded on opposite sides of the muddy Tigris River that cuts through Iraq’s third largest city. …

www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000103&sid=aYAB1J_a66a8&refer=us
Iraq’s First Free Election Since 1953 Draws 8 Million (Update3)
Bloomberg – USA
… million Iraqis voted today for a National Assembly in defiance of deadly attacks and threats of violence by insurgents, and carried out Iraq’s first democratic …

www.signonsandiego.com/news/world/iraq/20050130-1113-iraq-thevote.html
Voting held in Iraq’s first free election in a half-century …
San Diego Union Tribune (Subscription) – San Diego,CA,USA
By Mariam Fam. BAGHDAD, Iraq — Iraqis defied violence and calls for a boycott to cast ballots in Iraq’s first free election in a half-century Sunday. …

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87&sid=aHNxBMZv6loo&refer=top_world_news

Bush Praises Iraq Vote as `Voice of Freedom’ From Middle East
Bloomberg – USA
30 (Bloomberg) — US President George W. Bush praised the nationwide vote in Iraq 23 months after he ordered the overthrow of Saddam Hussein as a triumph for …

www.theage.com.au/news/Breaking-News/British-plane
-crashes-in-Iraq/2005/01/31/1107020283766.html

British plane crashes in Iraq
Age (subscription) – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
Britain’s Ministry of Defence confirmed that a British C-130 military transport plane has crashed north of the Iraqi capital Baghdad. …

www.turkishpress.com/world/news.asp?id=050130185756.rvi3clrt.xml
Bush praises Iraq elections, warns of work ahead
Turkish Press – Turkey
WASHINGTON (AFP) – President George W. Bush called Iraq’s first free elections in half a century “a resounding success,” but warned that more hard work lay …

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Iraq votes: Suicide bombers fail to deter millions from voting
New Zealand Herald – Auckland,New Zealand
BAGHDAD – Some came on crutches, others walked for miles then struggled to read the ballot, but across most of Iraq millions turned out to vote on Sunday …

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Insurgents Caught After Attack on US Embassy in Iraq
Defenselink.mil – USA
30, 2005 — Multinational forces caught seven insurgents believed responsible for the rocket attack on the US Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq, on Jan. 29. …

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100&sid=aa5DQNjb4vLg&refer=germany

Iraq’s First Free Election Since 1953 Draws 8 Million (Update1)
Bloomberg – USA
``The streets of Baghdad were not soaked with blood,’’ said Farid Ayar, spokesman for the Independent Electoral Commission of Iraq, at a Baghdad news …

www.signonsandiego.com/news/world/iraq/20050130-1113-iraq-thevote.html
Voting held in Iraq’s first free election in a half-century …
San Diego Union Tribune (Subscription) – San Diego,CA,USA
By Mariam Fam. BAGHDAD, Iraq — Iraqis defied violence and calls for a boycott to cast ballots in Iraq’s first free election in a half-century Sunday. …

www.turkishpress.com/world/news.asp?id=050130185756.rvi3clrt.xml
Bush praises Iraq elections, warns of work ahead
Turkish Press – Turkey
WASHINGTON (AFP) – President George W. Bush called Iraq’s first free elections in half a century “a resounding success,” but warned that more hard work lay …

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in-Iraq-claims-livess/2005/01/31/1107020285657.html

British plane crash in Iraq claims lives
Age (subscription) – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
British Prime Minister Tony Blair said there were fatalities when a British military transport plane crashed in Iraq. Blair didn …

www.nytimes.com/2005/01/30/international/middleeast/30cnd-reac.html
Bush Hails Iraq Vote as ‘a Resounding Success’
New York Times – USA
… 30 – President Bush congratulated the people of Iraq today on their first free elections in decades, declaring that the balloting had been “a resounding success …

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2005/01/30/international0958EST0509.DTL

Voting held in Iraq’s first free election in a half-century …
San Francisco Chronicle – San Francisco,CA,USA
Iraqis defied violence and calls for a boycott to cast ballots in Iraq’s first free election in a half-century Sunday. Insurgents …

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Region-by-region review of Iraq’s landmark vote
Turkish Press – Turkey
Herewith is a region-by-region review of the events on Iraq’s historic day, from Kurdistan in the north to the port city of Basra in the south. …

www.heraldsun.news.com.au/common/story_page/
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British Hercules crashes in Iraq
Melbourne Herald Sun – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
… The crash occurred during a series of deadly attacks aimed at sabotaging the first democratic elections in Iraq for 50 years. Britain’s …

www.reuters.co.uk/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=663743
Iraq votes counted by candlelight
Reuters.uk – UK
NAJAF, Iraq (Reuters) – Vote-counting has begun by candlelight amid power cuts in Iraq’s Shi’ite shrine city Najaf after the faithful had packed the polls in …

www.nzherald.co.nz/index.cfm?c_id=2&ObjectID=10008771
Iraq votes: Bloody road to freedom
New Zealand Herald – Auckland,New Zealand
BAGHDAD – Mohammed Mahmoud is a rare figure – a Sunni Muslim living in Baghdad who is prepared to say he will vote in Iraq’s election, though he is not …

www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,7374-1463458,00.html
World reaction to the Iraq elections
Times Online – UK
There was cautious optimism across America and the Middle East as the polls closed this afternoon in Iraq’s first multi-party elections in 50 years. …

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US sees ‘great day’ for Iraq but predicts more violence
Turkish Press – Turkey
WASHINGTON (AFP) – The United States hailed Iraq’s national elections as a “great day” for the country with better than expected turnout, but warned the polls …

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iraq_lat,0,2679159.story?coll=la-home-headlines

Voting Ends in Iraq; Attacks Kill 36
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
… BAGHDAD, Iraq — The polls across Iraq closed today with some voting places reporting a heavy turnout, despite scattered violence that killed at least 36 …

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page/0,5744,12102243%255E601,00.html

Bloody dawn to Iraq democracy
Australian – Australia
With the success of the US blueprint for a democratic Iraq and the legitimacy of the new government heavily dependent on a good turnout, the interim Government …

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.suntimes.com/output/iraq/30whitehouse.html
White House has huge stake in Iraq election
Chicago Sun-Times – Chicago,IL,USA
… Across Iraq insurgents were making good on promises of violence with deadly suicide bombings and mortar strikes on polling stations. …

www.iht.com/articles/2005/01/30/news/edpfaff.html
William Pfaff: The only option for Iraq
International Herald Tribune – France
ROME The Iraq insurgency is many things, but above all it is anti-American and nationalist. The US command in Baghdad still does …

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No quitting in Iraq, says Bush
Melbourne Herald Sun – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
FACING pressure to start pulling troops out of Iraq after yesterday’s election, a defiant President George W. Bush has committed the US – and most likely …

www.reuters.co.uk/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=663594
Iraq vote bloodied by attacks
Reuters.uk – UK
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Insurgents have unleashed a wave of bloody attacks on Iraq’s historic election, killing at least 22 people and wounding dozens in suicide …

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,1,1593498.story?coll=chi-newsnationworld-hed

Hopes, fears converge in historic Iraq election
Chicago Tribune (subscription) – Chicago,IL,USA
BAGHDAD — US-led and Iraqi forces all but locked down Baghdad and most other parts of Iraq on Saturday, the first of a three-day “holiday” aimed at foiling …

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Tension in Iraq as Public Go to Ballot Box
Zaman Online – Istanbul,Turkey
The Iraqi public that have endured chaos since the US occupation in Iraq today go to ballot boxes in order to determine the president and 275-member national …

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Iraq’s Basra wary of violence but ready to vote
ABS CBN News – Quezon City,Philippines
BASRA, Iraq – Bristling with guards, the polling station looks more like a fortress than a school, but Iraqis in this Shi’ite Muslim city say the clampdown …

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United_Nations_Annan_calls_Ira:.shtml

United Nations’ Annan calls Iraq vote a ‘first step’ toward …
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan said the world must encourage voters in Iraq’s elections, calling Sunday’s balloting ‘’the first step …

www.smh.com.au/news/World/Dozens-killed-in-Iraq-
voting-day-attackss/2005/01/30/1107020258947.html

Dozens killed in Iraq voting day attacks
Sydney Morning Herald (subscription) – Sydney,New South Wales,Australia
Insurgents unleashed a wave of bloody suicide attacks on Iraq’s historic election, killing and wounding dozens of people at polling stations across the country …

www.canoe.ca/NewsStand/WinnipegSun/News/2005/01/30/914513-sun.html
A new start for Iraq: Bush
Winnipeg Sun – Winnipeg,Manitoba,Canada
WASHINGTON — US President George W. Bush cautioned yesterday that Iraq’s elections will not put an end to terrorist violence, but insisted the vote will mark …

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Korean Embassy Tightens Security as Iraq Elections Get Under Way
Chosun Ilbo – Seoul,South Korea
Iraqis are picking 275 representatives in a district-based proportional representation system who will draw up Iraq’s new constitution. …

www.indystar.com/articles/2/218554-3992-010.html
Iraq election crucial to Bush
Indianapolis Star – Indianapolis,IN,USA
… The balloting isn’t just Iraq’s first step toward democracy after decades of tyranny and a war that’s cost thousands of Iraqis their lives. …

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Election highlights Iraq divide
Australian – Australia
By Dhia Hamid in Samarra. THE opposing fortunes of Iraq two main Muslim groups – Sunni and Shiite – were hightlighted by today’s landmark election. …

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A new start for Iraq: Bush
Winnipeg Sun – Winnipeg,Manitoba,Canada
WASHINGTON — US President George W. Bush cautioned yesterday that Iraq’s elections will not put an end to terrorist violence, but insisted the vote will mark …

www.news24.com/News24/World/Iraq/0,6119,2-10-1460_1654699,00.html
16 die as Iraq goes to polls
News24 – South Africa
Baghdad – Sixteen people were killed and a dozen wounded on Sunday barely hours into Iraq’s first free election in half a century as insurgents dispatched …

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JPArticle/ShowFull&cid=1107055724651

Iraq begins voting; 4 killed in attacks
Jerusalem Post – Jerusalem,Israel
… election in a half-century as insurgents made good on threats of violence, launching a deadly suicide bombing and mortar strikes at polling stations across Iraq …

www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/news/opinion/10761685.htm
To build a better Iraq
Miami Herald (subscription) – Miami,FL,USA
Today’s elections in Iraq inevitably will be overshadowed by bloodshed, but that doesn’t minimize the historic nature of this event. …

www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/world/10768789.htm
Voters in Iraq will help define Bush’s legacy, too
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
… The election is not just Iraq’s first step toward democracy after decades of tyranny and a war that has killed thousands of Iraqis. …

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Iraq President Launches Historic Elections
Sofia News Agency – Bulgaria
Iraq’s first multi-party elections for half a century have begun, with Iraq’s interim president Ghazi Yawer among the first to cast his vote. …

www.smh.com.au/news/World/Polls-open-in-Iraq-under
-shadow-of-violence/2005/01/30/1107020250513.html

Polls open in Iraq under shadow of violence
Sydney Morning Herald (subscription) – Sydney,New South Wales,Australia
… He said he hoped all Iraqis would follow his lead. To try to prevent feared violence, Iraq was under a security lockdown. Borders …

www.azcentral.com/news/articles/0130insurgency-3day30.html
Iraq must assume insurgency battle
AZ Central.com – AZ,USA
Mary Cozort has lost 16 pounds since her son, Edward, deployed to Iraq more than four months ago. “Every time I e-mailed him I’d …

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Voting starts in Iraq
News24 – South Africa
Baghdad – Voters trickled into polling stations under tight security on Sunday in Iraq, casting ballots despite insurgent vows to sabotage the country’s first …

www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=7474813
Iraq Election Begins, Insurgent Attacks Kill 2
Reuters – USA
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Insurgents bent on wrecking Iraq’s historic election killed two people in a string of bomb and mortar attacks across the country Sunday …

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Voting begins in Iraq’s first free election in a half-century
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Iraqis voted Sunday in their country’s first free election in a half-century, defying threats of violence from insurgents determined to …

www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A47776-2005Jan29.html
Iraq’s Election
Washington Post (Subscription) – Washington,DC,USA
THE BUSH administration and much of the world will be riveted by the news from Iraq today as millions of citizens head for some 5,000 polling places — and …

www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=7474693
Iraq Election Begins, Under Shadow of Violence
Reuters – USA
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Iraq’s first multiparty polls in half a century began at dawn on Sunday, elections intended to unite the country but which could instead …

www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,145808,00.html
Iraq’s Historic Vote Begins
FOX News – USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq — Iraq was on high alert Sunday as polls opened to citizens eager to cast votes in the country’s first open elections in more than 50 years. …

www.chinadaily.com.cn/english/doc/2005-01/30/content_413500.htm
Bush: US must stay in Iraq after election
China Daily – Beijing,China
Under pressure to start bringing US troops home from Iraq after Sunday’s election, President Bush said on Saturday that the US mission must keep going to help …
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-4926-A599-22C99D4E8509.htm

Iraq elections explained
Al-Jazeera.Net – Qatar
The people of Iraq will be voting for a Transitional National Assembly comprised of 275 members. The entire country will be considered a single constituency. …

www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A48037-2005Jan29.html
2 Killed at US Embassy Before Iraq Vote
Washington Post (Subscription) – Washington,DC,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq – Iraq stood on the verge of its first free election in a half-century Saturday, its borders and bridges locked down, its hopes on the line. …

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103167&Sn=WORL&IssueID=27316

IRAQ ON A KNIFE EDGE
Gulf Daily News – Manama,Bahrain
BAGHDAD: Insurgents vowing total war on Iraq’s landmark polls killed 17 people on the eve of the vote yesterday and threatened a bloodbath on election day. …

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Rocket attack on US embassy in Iraq
NDTV.com – New Delhi,India
A rocket hit the US Embassy in Baghdad on Saturday, killing two Americans who worked there and wounding four others. The rocket …

www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A47597-2005Jan29.html
Crash in Iraq Leaves a Family Void
Washington Post (Subscription) – Washington,DC,USA
… Most of the 30 Marines killed in Wednesday’s helicopter crash in Iraq had been based at Kaneohe Bay, on the Hawaiian island of Oahu. (Lucy Pemoni — AP). …

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0130,0,196786.story?coll=ny-top-span-headlines

The al-Sistani factor in Iraq election
Newsday – Long Island,NY,USA
SULAIMANIYAH, Iraq — The poster hangs on walls, concrete blast barriers, storefronts and cars throughout Iraq: A white-bearded cleric looks down sternly at …

www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200501/s1291879.htm
Iraq expats vote around the world
ABC Online – Australia
Almost 30 per cent of Iraqi expatriates have voted in 14 countries with polling stations to remain open until later today. The International …

www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/533489.html
Insurgents blast polling stations around Iraq
Ha’aretz – Jerusalem,Israel
… streets” in blood. Iraqis will choose a 275-member National Assembly and provincial councils in Iraq’s 18 provinces. Voters in the …

www.heraldsun.news.com.au/common/story_page/
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Iraq on security alert
Melbourne Herald Sun – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
Iraq yesterday sealed its frontiers and imposed other security measures to counter insurgents whose deadly campaign of intimidation threatens today’s historic …

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Iraq facing threat of bloodbath
Swissinfo – Switzerland
By Matt Spetalnick. Iraq was under security lockdown on Saturday for Iraq’s first multi-party elections in nearly half a century. …

www.boston.com/dailynews/029/world/Success_in_Iraq_election_may_n:.shtml
Success in Iraq election may not be immediately clear
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
By Sally Buzbee, Associated Press, 1/29/2005 17:06. BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Just as in any election, it’s the undecided voters who will make the difference in Iraq. …

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Iraq vote also a test for US
CNN International – USA
(CNN) — The United States’ plan to bring democracy to Iraq faces its most important test Sunday when Iraqis vote in their first multiparty national elections …

news.independent.co.uk/world/middle_east/story.jsp?story=606007
Embassy rocket attack kills two on eve of Iraq election
Independent – UK
In a deadly piece of symbolism ahead of today’s crucial election in Iraq, two people were killed and four wounded by a rocket attack last night on the US …

www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/world/10768361.htm
Election is a starting point for Iraq, and possibly the Middle …
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq – (KRT) – A rocket struck the US Embassy in Baghdad late Saturday, killing two Americans and wounding five others despite a strict lockdown by US …

news.independent.co.uk/world/middle_east/story.jsp?story=606002
Iraq election: Freedom’s bloody road
Independent – UK
… In Basra, Iraq’s second city, Sayed Kardan Atemini is more typical. … “A lot of promises have been made. They say it will be for the future of Iraq. …

  
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