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Wednesday  August 20, 2003

Annan says mistakes made all around as U.N. searches for answers to bombing attack - 8/20/03 10:24 PM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Secretary-General Kofi Annan said Wednesday that both the United States and the United Nations made mistakes in Iraq, as the world body searched for ways to improve security after the bombings of its headquarters in Baghdad.
U.N. attackers used a crude bomb made up of old Saddam munitions, including a 500-pound explosive, FBI finds - 8/20/03 7:57 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- The truck bomb that devastated the U.N. headquarters here was a crude combination of explosives from Saddam Hussein's old military arsenal, including a giant 500-pound bomb, an FBI investigator said Wednesday. But U.S. and Iraqi officials said it was too early to say who was behind th
IMF and World Bank pull staff out of Iraq, U.S. official says - 8/20/03 6:54 PM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The World Bank and the International Monetary Fund pulled their staff out of Iraq on Wednesday after the bombing of the U.N. headquarters in Baghdad, which killed 20 people including the top U.N. envoy.
U.S. soldiers on raid to catch Saddam Hussein detain five suspects but not former Iraqi leader - 8/20/03 6:33 PM
ABBARAH, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. soldiers operating on a tip that Saddam Hussein was hiding in a farmhouse took five men into detention early Thursday but did not find the former Iraqi leader.
Eleven victims, including three Americans, identified in Iraq bombing - 8/20/03 5:59 PM
People killed in Tuesday's bombing of the U.N. headquarters in Baghdad. Names were released by employers
A look at U.S. daily casualties in Iraq - 8/20/03 5:34 PM
As of Wednesday, Aug. 20, 269 U.S. soldiers have died since the beginning of military operations in Iraq, according to the military.
Iraq's governing council seeks support among Arabs, Gulf state by Gulf state - 8/20/03 3:55 PM
KUWAIT CITY (AP) -- Snubbed by the Arab League, members of Iraq's U.S.-backed interim council are seeking support where they're most likely to find a sympathetic ear -- in the Persian Gulf.
No plans yet to bolster American troop presence in Iraq, Pentagon says - 8/20/03 3:46 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said Wednesday there are no immediate plans to bolster American forces in Iraq. The fledgling Iraqi security forces, he said, are the best bet for securing the country in the long term.
Many Baghdad residents say only foreigners would hurt UN that's here to help them - 8/20/03 3:25 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Many Iraqis blamed foreign followers of Osama bin Laden for the devastating U.N. bombing, others pointed to Saddam Hussein loyalists. All agreed that the U.S.-led occupation is ultimately the cause of the chaos in Iraq.
IMF and World Bank pull staff out of Iraq, U.S. official says - 8/20/03 2:14 PM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The World Bank and the International Monetary Fund pulled their staff out of Iraq on Wednesday after the bombing of the U.N. headquarters in Baghdad, a U.S. official said.
Iraq's governing council seeks support among Arabs, gulf state by gulf state - 8/20/03 2:09 PM
KUWAIT CITY (AP) -- Snubbed by the Arab League, members of Iraq's U.S.-backed interim council are seeking support where they're most likely to find a sympathetic ear -- in the Persian Gulf.
In Iraq, McCain vows to fight for all resources needed for U.S. troops to finish the job - 8/20/03 1:25 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Sen. John McCain said Wednesday the United States should spend "whatever it takes" to complete its mission in Iraq after a bomb ripped through U.N. headquarters in Baghdad, killing at least 20 people including the top U.N. envoy.
U.S. forces worked to step up security before U.N. blast - 8/20/03 11:54 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.N. officials declined U.S. offers to provide tighter security at their Baghdad headquarters so they would have a friendlier image with the Iraqi public, American military officials said.
U.N. staff told to stay at home after Baghdad blast; FBI searches for clues - 8/20/03 8:39 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- FBI agents led the search for clues in the rubble of a bombed U.N. compound in Baghdad on Wednesday, while U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan said the attack that killed his top envoy to Iraq would not drive the world body out of the country.
U.N. head says the world body will stay in Iraq despite attack - 8/20/03 6:17 AM
STOCKHOLM, Sweden (AP) -- U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan said Wednesday the world body would not pull out of Iraq despite an attack on its headquarters in Baghdad that killed its top envoy and 19 other people.
World leaders express resolve after attack on United Nations in Baghdad - 8/20/03 5:41 AM
Leaders around the globe denounced the bombing of the U.N. headquarters in Baghdad and vowed not to let the bombing deter the world body's efforts in helping rebuild Iraq.
U.N. bombing highlights rising attacks against humanitarian workers around world - 8/20/03 5:05 AM
NEW YORK (AP) -- The attack on an agency that opposed Iraq's invasion but plunged into aiding its recovery is part of a remorseless new trend: Killing people who just want to help.
U.N. head says the world body will stay in Iraq despite deadly attack - 8/20/03 4:55 AM
STOCKHOLM, Sweden (AP) -- U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan said Wednesday that the world body will not pull out of Iraq despite an attack on its headquarters in Baghdad that killed its top envoy and 19 other people.
STOCKHOLM, Sweden: were injured. - 8/20/03 4:44 AM
Annan appeared to indirectly criticize the United States for having underestimated the difficulties of pacifying and rebuilding Iraq after the invasion.
U.N. staff told to stay at home, many people unaccounted for after Baghdad blast - 8/20/03 3:50 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- United Nations workers were told to stay at home Wednesday after a cement truck packed with explosives blew up outside the offices of the top U.N. envoy in Iraq, killing him and 19 other people. The FBI was leading the search through the rubble for clues.
Suicide bomb strikes U.N. headquarters in Baghdad, killing 20, including top U.N. envoy - 8/20/03 3:29 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- A cement truck packed with explosives detonated outside the offices of the top U.N. envoy in Iraq on Tuesday, killing him and 19 other people and devastating the U.N. headquarters here in an unprecedented suicide attack against the world body. At least 100 people were wounded.
U.N. bombing highlights rising attacks against humanitarian workers around world - 8/20/03 2:22 AM
NEW YORK (AP) -- The attack on an agency that opposed Iraq's invasion but plunged into aiding its recovery is part of a remorseless new trend: Killing people who just want to help.
U.N. bombing highlights rising attacks humanitarian workers around world - 8/20/03 2:11 AM
NEW YORK (AP) -- The attack on an agency that opposed Iraq's invasion but plunged into aiding its recovery is part of a remorseless new trend: Killing people who just want to help.
Series of attacks in Iraq bear trademarks of outside terrorist groups, experts say - 8/20/03 1:49 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- The devastating bombing of U.N. headquarters here is the latest in a series of recent attacks that may be the work of foreign terrorists bent on wrecking efforts to rebuild the country, some experts say.
U.N. releases names of seven U.N. staff members killed in Iraq bombing - 8/20/03 1:49 AM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The United Nations released the names of seven international staff members killed Tuesday in the bombing of the U.N. headquarters building in Baghdad.
U.S. forces worked to step up security before U.N. blast - 8/20/03 1:48 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.N. officials declined U.S. offers to provide tighter security at their Baghdad headquarters so they would have a friendlier image with the Iraqi public, American military officials said.
American killed in bombing was Arab expert on special assignment with the U.N. in Iraq - 8/20/03 12:57 AM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Richard Hooper, an Arab expert from California, was on special assignment with the United Nations in Iraq when he was killed Tuesday in a suicide bomb attack on U.N. headquarters in Baghdad.

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