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Tuesday  August 19, 2003

World leaders express resolve after attack on U.N. in Baghdad - 8/19/03 10:21 PM
Putting aside differences over the Iraq war, world leaders united Tuesday in their condemnation of the suicide attack on a U.N. compound in Baghdad -- a bombing that killed and wounded U.N. workers and Iraqi civilians.
Bush says bombing of Baghdad hotel won't slow war on terror - 8/19/03 9:58 PM
CRAWFORD, Texas (AP) -- President Bush said the United States "will persevere through every hardship" in Iraq and will not flinch in the war against terror despite attacks like Tuesday's deadly bombing of the U.N. headquarters in Baghdad.
U.N. was wary of role under American occupation, now may be even warier - 8/19/03 7:00 PM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The United Nations went into post-war Iraq with more trepidation than usual -- there was little security, the United States had waged a war without U.N. backing and relations with Washington were at an all-time low.
Congressional delegation in Baghdad when bombing occurs, none hurt - 8/19/03 6:26 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Several members of Congress were touring military sites and meeting with the top U.S. civilian in Baghdad, with plans to speak later to United Nations officials, when a deadly truck bomb ripped apart the U.N. headquarters Tuesday.
U.N. was wary of role under American occupation, now may be even warier - 8/19/03 5:55 PM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The United Nations went into post-war Iraq with more trepidation than usual -- there was little security, the United States waged a war without U.N. backing and relations with Washington were at an all-time low.
Saddam Hussein's vice president, No. 20 on most- wanted list, captured - 8/19/03 5:29 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Taha Yassin Ramadan, a former Iraqi vice president known as "Saddam's knuckles" for his ruthlessness against regime enemies, was captured by Kurdish fighters Tuesday in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul and turned over to U.S. forces.
A look at U.S. daily casualties in Iraq - 8/19/03 5:16 PM
As of Tuesday, Aug. 19, 269 U.S. soldiers have died since the beginning of military operations in Iraq, according to the military.
U.S. forces worked to beef up security before U.N. blast - 8/19/03 5:03 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Fearing deadly car bomb attacks, U.S. forces in Iraq just weeks ago began erecting more barriers around potentially "softer" nonmilitary targets.
Bombed hotel in Baghdad had housed U.N. operations since the 1991 Gulf War - 8/19/03 4:41 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- The hotel wrecked by a truck bomb Tuesday had been the headquarters for the United Nations' operations in Iraq since the 1991 Gulf War.
Three Iranians killed, 17 wounded in land mine explosion on Iran-Iraq border - 8/19/03 4:40 PM
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- A group of Iranian pilgrims stumbled into a minefield while trying to sneak into Iraq and triggered an explosive that killed three of them, Iran's Islamic Republic News Agency said Tuesday. Seventeen were wounded.
Congressional delegation in Baghdad when bombing occurred, none hurt - 8/19/03 4:29 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Several members of Congress were in Baghdad, meeting with the top American civilian administrator when a deadly truck bomb ripped apart the U.N. headquarters. The congressional delegation had been scheduled to meet later with United Nations officials.
State Department credits Syria with "limit progress" in countering terror - 8/19/03 3:12 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The State Department credited Syria on Tuesday with "limited progress" in restraining terrorists from crossing the border with Iraq and in expelling some extremists.
Suicide bomb strikes U.N. headquarters in Baghdad; dozens wounded, including top envoy - 8/19/03 2:15 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- A suicide attacker set off a truck bomb on Tuesday outside the hotel housing the U.N. headquarters, U.S. officials said. At least 20 U.N. workers and Iraqis were killed, including the chief U.N. official in Iraq, and 100 were wounded.
BAGHDAD, Iraq: he said. - 8/19/03 2:03 PM
Asked if al-Qaida was behind the attack, Kerik said, "It's much too early to say that. We don't have that kind of evidence yet."
BAGHDAD, Iraq: rising star." - 8/19/03 2:00 PM
According to two witnesses, a cement truck exploded at a concrete wall outside the Canal Hotel, where the U.N. was based, but there were conflicting about whether the truck was parked or trying to drive through the security barrier.
Bush decries attack on U.N. headquarters in Iraq - 8/19/03 1:30 PM
CRAWFORD, Texas (AP) -- President Bush on Tuesday condemned the deadly truck bombing at U.N. headquarters in Baghdad, calling the attackers "enemies of the civilized world."
Bush-Iraq-Text - 8/19/03 12:51 PM
Text of President Bush's comments on Tuesday's truck bombing at U.N. headquarters in Baghdad, as transcribed by eMediaMillWorks Inc
CRAWFORD, Texas: golf course. - 8/19/03 12:34 PM
Earlier, Bush gave reporters an upbeat assessment of U.S. forces' efforts in Iraq, noting that Taha Yassin Ramadan, vice president under Saddam, was handed over to U.S. forces in Mosul on Tuesday. He was No. 20 on the U.S. list of most-wanted Iraqis.
CRAWFORD, Texas: was injured. - 8/19/03 12:28 PM
The hastily arranged statement by Bush, delivered from a hangar on his ranch property, was a little over four minutes long. The president, having changed into a jacket, white dress shirt and red tie from his golf outfit and appearing somber, took no questions.
CRAWFORD, Texas: in Iraq. - 8/19/03 12:25 PM
Bush said he and Annan discussed "the personal loss the U.N. has suffered." At least 15 people were reported killed and 40 wounded, including the top U.N. official in Baghdad.
CRAWFORD, Texas: be shaken." - 8/19/03 12:22 PM
"These killers will not determine the future of Iraq," Bush said in a statement at his ranch. "Every sign of progress in Iraq adds to the desperation of the terrorists and the remnants of Saddam's brutal regime."
Saddam Hussein's vice president, No. 20 on most wanted list, captured - 8/19/03 12:11 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Taha Yassin Ramadan, a former Iraqi vice president known as "Saddam's knuckles" for his ruthlessness against regime enemies, was captured by Kurdish fighters Tuesday and turned over to U.S. forces in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul.
Bush heartened by capture of high-ranking official of Saddam Hussein's regime - 8/19/03 12:06 PM
CRAWFORD, Texas (AP) -- President Bush cut short a golf game and returned to his Texas ranch to monitor developments Tuesday after a truck bomb attack in Baghdad at a hotel housing the U.N. headquarters.
BAGHDAD, Iraq: of Mosul. - 8/19/03 12:04 PM
A light blue U.N. flag fluttered atop the compound as black smoke rose from at least one burning car after the explosion. One corner of the building was missing and people were seen sifting through piles of rubble.
Car bomb strikes U. N. headquarters in Baghdad; dozens wounded, including top envoy - 8/19/03 10:47 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- A car bomb ripped through the hotel housing the U.N. headquarters on Tuesday, killing at least two people and wounding dozens, including the chief U.N. official in Iraq, who was trapped in the rubble.
Huge explosion rocks United Nations headquarters in Baghdad; dozens wounded, including U.N. envoy - 8/19/03 10:39 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- A car bomb collapsed the hotel housing the U.N. headquarters on Tuesday, killing at least two people and wounding dozens, including the chief U.N. official in Iraq, who was trapped in the rubble.
U.N. Iraq envoy, longtime diplomatic troubleshooter, wanted to work directly with Iraqis - 8/19/03 10:13 AM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.N. envoy to Iraq wounded in a car bombing said when he took the job that his top priority was protecting the interests of the Iraqi people under the U.S.-led occupation.
BAGHDAD, Iraq: the weekend. - 8/19/03 9:56 AM
Nazar Hababa, the U.N. driver, was covered in blood as he recounted seeing victims in the rubble.
BAGHDAD, Iraq: the wounded. - 8/19/03 9:54 AM
A U.N. driver said he saw Iraqis and foreigners injured in the wreckage of the Canal Hotel, where the U.N. is based. An Associated Press reporter said he could see nine people being carried out of the hotel on stretchers.
Huge explosion rocks United Nations headquarters in Baghdad, U.N. envoy wounded - 8/19/03 9:51 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- A car bomb exploded in front of the hotel housing the U.N. headquarters on Tuesday, collapsing the front of the building, U.S. military said. The top U.N. official in Iraq, Sergio Vieira de Mello, was among the wounded.
Huge explosion rocks United Nations headquarters in Baghdad, at least nine wounded - 8/19/03 9:41 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- A car bomb exploded in front of the hotel housing the U.N. headquarters on Tuesday, collapsing the front of the building, the U.S. military said. At least nine people were wounded.
BAGHDAD, Iraq: been killed. - 8/19/03 9:40 AM
Nazar Hababa, the U.N. driver, was covered in blood as he recounted seeing victims in the rubble.
Huge explosion rocks area around United Nations headquarters in Baghdad - 8/19/03 9:19 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- A huge explosion on Tuesday rocked a hotel housing the U.N. headquarters, injuring a number of people and severely damaging the building, a spokesman said.
BAGHDAD, Iraq: in New York. - 8/19/03 9:14 AM
U.S. Black Hawk helicopters could be seen flying toward the scene of the explosion. Black smoke rose hundreds of feet into the air.
BAGHDAD, Iraq: Canal Hotel. - 8/19/03 9:12 AM
The U.N. spokesman in Baghdad, Salim Lone, informed U.N. headquarters in New York that a number of people were hurt in the explosion, but no one was killed as far as he knew.

The Above Headlines were gathered from various news sites.

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