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Friday  August 29, 2003

Mosque bombing kills 85, including key Shiite cleric, in deadliest attack since Saddam's fall - 8/29/03 10:42 PM
NAJAF, Iraq (AP) -- A car bomb ripped through a crowd of worshippers leaving Iraq's holiest Shiite shrine after Friday prayers, killing at least 85 people -- including a top cleric -- in the deadliest attack since the fall of Saddam Hussein.
U.N. to further reduce international staff in Iraq - 8/29/03 8:32 PM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The United Nations will drastically reduce its remaining international staff in Iraq because of security concerns following the bombing of the U.N. headquarters in Baghdad and continuing violence, U.N. officials said Friday.
Bush administration ruling out U.N. commanders for Iraq combat operations - 8/29/03 7:21 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Bush administration is optimistic it can attract peacekeeping troops for Iraq from at least India, Pakistan and Turkey by placing the operation under the U.N. flag.
Poll: Public worry about Iraq growing, most want U.N. to take lead role - 8/29/03 6:49 PM
Public confidence in the Bush administration's handling of Iraq is slipping, says a poll that indicates more people now think the United States is not in control of events there.
Violence worsens in Iraq with string of car bombs, defense officials say - 8/29/03 6:45 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The bombing Friday of an Iraqi mosque -- the third such attack this month -- illustrates a the "desperation of the enemies of the Iraqi people" but will not deter American forces, President Bush said.
Bush broadens authority of U.S. to seize Iraqi assets if needed - 8/29/03 6:27 PM
CRAWFORD, Texas (AP) -- President Bush on Friday signed an executive order that expands his authority to seize the assets of former Iraqi senior officials and their relatives to help rebuild Iraq.
Bush administration rules out U.N. commanders for Iraq combat operations - 8/29/03 6:09 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Bush administration is optimistic it can attract peacekeeping troops for Iraq from at least India, Pakistan and Turkey by placing the operation under the U.N. flag.
A look at U.S. daily casualties in Iraq - 8/29/03 5:41 PM
As of Friday, Aug. 29, 282 U.S. soldiers have died since the beginning of military operations in Iraq, according to the Department of Defense.
International financial consortium to run Iraqi trade bank - 8/29/03 5:41 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- An international consortium of financial institutions led by J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. will run a trade bank aimed at helping the Iraqi government make big-ticket purchases from other countries, U.S. authorities involved in rebuilding Iraq announced Friday.
Bush broadens sweep for assets of former Iraqi regime members - 8/29/03 5:27 PM
CRAWFORD, Texas (AP) -- President Bush on Friday signed an executive order that expands his effort to use the assets of the former Iraqi regime and its senior officials to help rebuild Iraq.
Mosque bombing kills 75, including key Shiite cleric, in deadliest attack since Saddam's fall - 8/29/03 5:00 PM
NAJAF, Iraq (AP) -- A car bomb ripped through a crowd of worshippers leaving Iraq's holiest Shiite shrine after Friday prayers, killing at least 75 people -- including a top cleric -- in the deadliest attack since the fall of Saddam Hussein.
Mosque bombing in southern Iraq kills 75, including key Shiite cleric, in deadliest attack since Saddam's fall - 8/29/03 3:58 PM
NAJAF, Iraq (AP) -- A car bomb ripped through a crowd of worshippers leaving Iraq's holiest Shiite shrine after Friday prayers, killing at least 75 people -- including a top cleric -- in the deadliest attack since the fall of Saddam Hussein.
Chirac calls for U.N.-supervised political solution in Iraq - 8/29/03 2:44 PM
PARIS (AP) -- The United States should move "without delay" to transfer political power to the Iraqi people under the mandate of the United Nations, French President Jacques Chirac said Friday.
Leading Shiite clergy in Iraq - 8/29/03 2:41 PM
The killing Friday of Ayatollah Mohammed Baqir al-Hakim has focused attention on Shiite leaders in Iraq. Some leading clergymen
Car bomb kills 75, including prominent Shiite cleric - 8/29/03 1:47 PM
NAJAF, Iraq (AP) -- A car bomb exploded at the Imam Ali mosque during Friday prayers in this holy city, killing 75 people, including one of Iraq's most important Shiite clerics, authorities said.
Site of bombing is one of Shiite Muslim world's holiest sites - 8/29/03 1:19 PM
NAJAF, Iraq (AP) -- The site of Friday's car bombing that killed Ayatollah Mohammed Baqir al-Hakim is revered by the world's 120 million Shiite Muslims and has been a place of pilgrimage for centuries.
Car bomb kills 75, including prominent Shiite cleric - 8/29/03 1:02 PM
NAJAF, Iraq (AP) -- A car bomb exploded at the Imam Ali mosque during Friday prayers in this holy city, killing 75 people, including one of Iraq's most important Shiite clerics, authorities said.
Key Security Council members say U.S. should give more power to Iraqis and the United Nations - 8/29/03 12:21 PM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- After a week of quiet diplomatic contacts, key Security Council members still say the United States must agree to give up more power if it is going to persuade them to contribute troops for a peacekeeping force in Iraq.
Dubbed Iraq's Khomeini, al-Hakim's death leaves power vacuum - 8/29/03 11:59 AM
NAJAF, Iraq (AP) -- The killing Friday of Ayatollah Mohammed Baqir al-Hakim in the holy city of Najaf further complicates the race for power in post-Saddam Iraq, riven by religious turmoil and wide discontent with the U.S.-led occupation.
Car bomb kills 75, including prominent Shiite cleric in Najaf - 8/29/03 11:49 AM
NAJAF, Iraq (AP) -- A massive car bomb exploded at the Imam Ali mosque during Friday prayers in this holy city, killing 75 people, including one of Iraq's most important Shiite clerics, a hospital official said.
NAJAF: in Iraq. - 8/29/03 11:39 AM
Shiites in Iraq are embroiled in a generational power struggle, but there was no evidence the bombing was the work of the younger Shiite faction, which has its strongest support in Baghdad's Sadr City slum.
NAJAF: official said. - 8/29/03 11:36 AM
A survey of Najaf's medical facilities showed 75 dead and 140 wounded, many seriously, said Dr. Safaa al-Ameedi, chief doctor at the central hospital in the city, 110 miles southwest of Baghdad
Prominent Shiite cleric killed in car bombing in Najaf - 8/29/03 10:57 AM
NAJAF, Iraq (AP) -- A massive car bomb exploded at the Imam Ali mosque during Friday prayers in this holy city, killing one of Iraq's most important Shiite clerics and at least three other people, witnesses said.
At least four killed, including prominent Shiite cleric, in car bombing in Najaf - 8/29/03 9:10 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- A car bomb exploded at the Imam Ali mosque in Najaf during Friday prayers, killing at least four people, including one of Iraq's most important Shiite clerics, a relative said. An Arab TV network said the death toll was much higher.
BAGHDAD: the country. - 8/29/03 8:58 AM
Ayatollah al-Hakim was the spiritual leader of the Supreme Council for Islamic Revolution in Iraq and had divided his time since the end of the war between Tehran and Najaf, the holiest Shiite Muslim city in Iraq.
BAGHDAD: had escaped. - 8/29/03 8:50 AM
Dozens were injured in the blast, according to the interim government. The Dubai-based al-Arabiya network reported 17 dead.
At least four killed in car bombing at holy site in Najaf - 8/29/03 8:31 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- A car bomb exploded at the Imam Ali mosque in Najaf during Friday prayers, killing at least four people and injuring dozens at the holiest Shiite shrine in Iraq, according to the interim government. Arab television the toll was far higher.
Arab broadcasters report car bombing at Iman Ali mosque - 8/29/03 7:48 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Arab satellite broadcasters reported a car bombing during Friday prayers in Najaf at the Imam Ali mosque, the holiest shrine for Shiites in Iraq. The reports said as many as 17 people were killed and dozens injured.
BAGHDAD, Iraq: of Baghdad. - 8/29/03 7:41 AM
The latest report of a bombing in Najaf comes one week after a bomb exploded outside the house of one of Iraqi's most important Shiite clerics, killing three guards and injuring 10 others including family members.
Arab satellite broadcasters report car bombing at Iman Ali mosque2 - 8/29/03 7:39 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Arab satellite broadcasters Friday reported a car bombing during Friday prayers in Najaf at the Imam Ali mosque, the holiest shrine for Shiites in Iraq. The reports said as many as 17 people were killed and dozens injured.
Arab satellite broadcasters report car bombing at Iman Ali mosque - 8/29/03 7:19 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Arab satellite broadcasters Friday reported a car bombing during Friday prayers in Najaf at the Imam Ali mosque, the most holy shrine for Shiite Muslims in Iraq. The reports said five people were killed and dozens injured.
U.S. soldier killed in ambush in northern Iraq; police chief survives assassination attempt - 8/29/03 6:37 AM
BAQOUBA, Iraq (AP) -- Attackers fired rocket-propelled grenades at two U.S. convoys in separate ambushes Friday, killing one American soldier and wounding six, the U.S. military said.
Soldier killed in convoy attack, four others wounded - 8/29/03 4:39 AM
BAQOUBA, Iraq (AP) -- A U.S. soldier was killed in an attack on a convoy Friday morning and four others were wounded, the military said.
Twenty-two victims of bombing of U.N. headquarters in Iraq identified - 8/29/03 1:49 AM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The following is a list of the 22 victims killed in the Aug. 19 bombing of the U.N. headquarters building in Baghdad. The names were released late Thursday by the United Nations.
U.N. employees fears grew as security deteriorated in Baghdad - 8/29/03 1:41 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Even before the fatal bombing at the United Nations headquarters in Iraq, anxiety was growing among its staff as the summer wore on and security deteriorated, U.N. officials said.

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