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Friday  September 5, 2003

Diplomats grapple with U.S. proposed resolution on getting more troops into Iraq - 9/5/03 9:32 PM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Opponents and supporters of a U.S.-proposed resolution to get more troops and money into Iraq grappled with the key divisive issues Friday -- how to quickly restore Iraq's sovereignty and how large the U.N.'s role should be in rebuilding the country.
Shiite cleric calls for resisting U.S. occupation, strengthening militia - 9/5/03 8:15 PM
NAJAF, Iraq (AP) -- A senior Shiite cleric called Friday for peaceful resistance to the U.S. occupation of Iraq and warned his followers were running out of patience. In Baghdad, gunmen attacked worshippers after prayers at a Sunni mosque, wounding three people.
Bush to give Iraq address Sunday night - 9/5/03 7:33 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush will address the nation Sunday night about Iraq amid growing U.S. casualties and criticism about his handling of the war against terrorism.
WASHINGTON: or higher. - 9/5/03 6:02 PM
The White House said the address was not a response to criticism about U.S. casualties. McClellan cast the speech as a chance for the president to "talk to the American people about our ongoing war on terrorism with a particular focus on our efforts in Iraq. ... The president believes this is a good time t ...
A look at U.S. daily deaths in Iraq - 9/5/03 5:39 PM
As of Friday, Sept. 5, 287 U.S. soldiers have died since the beginning of military operations in Iraq, according to the Department of Defense.
Powell promises to keep an open mind transition to Iraqi rule in Baghdad - 9/5/03 5:35 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Heading into a tough U.N. debate, Secretary of State Colin Powell offered on Friday to "adjust and adapt" a proposed U.S. resolution to demands by European governments for a quick transition to Iraqi rule in Baghdad.
N.C. FBI head to take over agency's Iraq operation - 9/5/03 5:15 PM
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- The head of the FBI's North Carolina bureau is being sent to Iraq to lead the agency's investigations of a string of bombings, including the Aug. 30 attack at a shrine in Najaf that killed 125 people.
Top U.S. security adviser in Iraq returns home; deputy to fill in - 9/5/03 4:50 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Bush administration's top security adviser in Iraq has completed his stint and is returning to the United States, the Pentagon said Friday.
Rumsfeld trip highlights positive developments in Iraq - 9/5/03 4:17 PM
MOSUL, Iraq (AP) -- Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld rode through trash-strewn but peaceful streets here and met with local elected officials Friday in a visit meant to counter the idea that Iraq is unstable and deteriorating.
Turkish government faces pressure from U.S., skeptical public on troops in Iraq - 9/5/03 3:43 PM
ISTANBUL, Turkey (AP) -- With the United States pressing Turkey to dispatch thousands of peacekeepers to Iraq, Turkey's populist government finds itself in a quandary -- caught between its closest ally and a public opposed to sending troops.
Navy has no aircraft carrier in Persian Gulf for first time since 1997 - 9/5/03 3:30 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- For the first time in six years, there is no U.S. aircraft carrier patrolling the Persian Gulf, the latest sign of changed American military priorities after the fall of Saddam Hussein.
U.S. welcomes "good discussion" on Iraq resolution as Russia gives cautious approval - 9/5/03 3:28 PM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The Security Council held its first informal meeting Friday on a U.S.-proposed resolution to get more troops and money into Iraq, with Russia giving cautious approval to the draft.
British bomb disposal expert killed in Iraq - 9/5/03 2:50 PM
LONDON (AP) -- A British bomb disposal expert was killed and his Iraqi bodyguard was seriously wounded when gunmen attacked their vehicle in northern Iraq, officials said Friday.
Arab League chief says Iraq's Governing Council may be allowed in the bloc - 9/5/03 2:44 PM
CERNOBBIO, Italy (AP) -- Saying there was no alternative, the Arab League secretary-general hinted Friday that it may finally recognize Iraq's U.S.-picked interim Governing Council as a legitimate government and include it in the 22-member bloc.
Shiite cleric calls for resisting U.S. occupation, strengthening militia - 9/5/03 2:00 PM
NAJAF, Iraq (AP) -- A senior Shiite cleric called Friday for peaceful resistance to the U.S. occupation of Iraq and warned his followers were running out of patience. In Baghdad, gunmen attacked worshippers after prayers at a Sunni mosque, wounding three people.
U.S.-trained Iraqi militia patrols Saddam's hometown - 9/5/03 1:39 PM
TIKRIT, Iraq (AP) -- Dressed in full combat gear, Iraqi troops returned to the streets of Saddam Hussein's hometown Friday -- this time patrolling with American soldiers.
Second son of ex-Iraqi diplomat charged with providing information about Iraqi dissidents - 9/5/03 12:41 PM
NEW YORK (AP) -- A second son of a former Iraqi diplomat was charged Friday with providing information to Iraqi agents about Iraqi dissidents living in the United States, prosecutors said.
Security Council members have widely differing reactions to new U.S. resolution on Iraq - 9/5/03 11:56 AM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The 15 Security Council nations had widely differing reactions to a new U.N. resolution proposed by the United States to attract more money and troops for Iraq: France, Germany and Syria criticized it while supporters of the Iraq war welcomed it as a positive step.
Commander says Saddam likely holed up in Tikrit - 9/5/03 11:49 AM
TIKRIT, Iraq (AP) -- Saddam Hussein probably is in hiding in or around his hometown of Tikrit, the commander of American troops there said Friday.
Russia takes positive view on U.S. draft resolution on Iraq - 9/5/03 11:10 AM
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russia's foreign minister gave cautious approval Friday to a U.S.-drafted resolution for a greater role for the United Nations in Iraq, saying Moscow wouldn't mind U.S. leadership in a broader international peacekeeping force.
Poll show Turks oppose sending troops to Iraq - 9/5/03 10:18 AM
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Most Turks oppose sending peacekeepers to Iraq and believe the United States will fail to bring stability to the country, according to a poll made available Friday.
Three hurt in shooting at Baghdad mosque, U.S. commander says Saddam likely hiding near hometown - 9/5/03 9:07 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Three gunmen sprayed bullets at worshippers at the end of dawn prayers Friday, wounding three people, the cleric at a Sunni mosque in northeast Baghdad said.
Arab League leader says Iraq belongs in group, governing council confident it will be accepted - 9/5/03 8:51 AM
CERNOBBIO, Italy (AP) -- The Arab League's secretary general said Friday that Iraq belonged in the 22-member bloc, hinting that that it might be ready to accept U.S.-backed interim Governing Council as Iraq's legitimate government.
Three hurt in shooting at Baghdad mosque at end of dawn prayers. - 9/5/03 7:36 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Three gunmen sprayed bullets at congregants at the end of dawn prayers Friday, wounding three people, the cleric at a Sunni mosque in northeast Baghdad said.
Civilian worker of Halliburton subsidiary fatally shot in Iraq, company says - 9/5/03 6:49 AM
HOUSTON (AP) -- A civilian affiliated with oilfield services giant Halliburton was shot and killed in Iraq, the second person connected to the firm to die in an attack in a month.
Report: Russia positively views U.S. draft resolution on Iraq - 9/5/03 5:05 AM
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russia is giving cautious support to a U.S.-drafted resolution handing the United Nations a greater role in Iraq, Foreign Minister Igor Ivanov said Friday, the Interfax news agency reported.

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