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Thursday  October 30, 2003

Al-Qaida hallmarks seen in recent Baghdad bombings, U.S. official says - 10/30/03 10:45 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The suicide bombers who struck Baghdad this week used thousands of pounds of plastic explosives and diversionary tactics that are hallmarks of al-Qaida, a senior U.S. counterterrorism official said Thursday.
Annan tells AP he ordered U.N. staff out of Baghdad to reassess operations after attacks - 10/30/03 10:03 PM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Troubled by a recent spate of violent attacks in Iraq, Secretary-General Kofi Annan said Thursday he ordered U.N. international staff to leave Baghdad while the agency reassesses how to play the vital role envisioned by Washington and the Security Council.
House, Senate look to quickly give final approval to $87.5 billion Iraqi package - 10/30/03 9:13 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- With the most contentious issue resolved, the House on Thursday moved to give final approval to the $87.5 billion package for Iraq and Afghanistan.
Senate panel sets deadline for administration to submit documents on Iraq intelligence - 10/30/03 8:33 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Leaders of a Senate committee complained to three top Bush administration officials Thursday that their agencies were slow in providing information needed for the panel's inquiry into prewar intelligence on Iraq.
Annan says he ordered U.N. staff out of Baghdad to reassess operations after attacks - 10/30/03 8:04 PM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Troubled by a recent spate of violent attacks in Iraq, Secretary-General Kofi Annan said Thursday he ordered U.N. international staff to leave Baghdad while the agency reassesses how to play the vital role envisioned by Washington and the Security Council.
Attackers burn, loot U.S. Army supply train; Baghdad tense over feared new terror strikes - 10/30/03 8:00 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Saboteurs brought a trainload of U.S. Army supplies to a fiery halt west of Baghdad on Thursday, as a Ramadan campaign of terror bombs and escalating attacks spurred a new Iraq pullout by international aid groups.
A look at U.S. daily deaths in Iraq - 10/30/03 6:59 PM
As of Thursday, Oct. 30, 357 U.S. service members have died since the beginning of military operations in Iraq, according to the Department of Defense.
House, Senate look to quickly give final approval to $87.5 billion Iraqi package - 10/30/03 6:39 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- With the most contentious issue resolved, the House and Senate looked to give final approval to the $87.5 billion package for Iraq and Afghanistan.
U.S. offers $5 million for info on bin Laden associate - 10/30/03 6:34 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The State Department on Thursday announced an award of up to $5 million for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a Jordanian operative described by the CIA as a close associate of Osama bin Laden.
Bush administration will continue buildup in Iraq despite U.N., Red Cross cutbacks - 10/30/03 6:31 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Bush administration pledged Thursday to continue its buildup in Iraq despite the scaling back of U.N. and Red Cross personnel.
Al-Qaida hallmarks seen in recent Baghdad bombings, U.S. official says - 10/30/03 5:37 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The suicide bombers who struck Baghdad this week used thousands of pounds of plastic explosives and diversionary tactics that are hallmarks of al-Qaida, a senior U.S. counterterrorism official said Thursday.
U.S. official: Plastic explosives used in latest Baghdad attacks bear signs of al-Qaida - 10/30/03 3:26 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Suicide bombers used thousands of pounds of powerful plastic explosives in the nearly simultaneous series of attacks in Baghdad this week, a possible sign of al-Qaida involvement, a senior U.S. counterterrorism official said Thursday.
Report shows Iraq contractors politically active - 10/30/03 3:23 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Companies awarded $8 billion in contracts to rebuild Iraq and Afghanistan have been major campaign donors to President Bush, and their executives have had important political and military connections, according to a study released Thursday.
Attackers burn, loot U.S. Army supply train; Baghdad tense over feared new terror strikes - 10/30/03 1:45 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Saboteurs brought a trainload of U.S. Army supplies to a fiery halt west of Baghdad on Thursday, as a Ramadan campaign of terror bombs and escalating attacks spurred a new Iraq pullout by international aid groups.
Bombings in Iraq set train on fire, kill U.S. soldier as U.N., aid groups pull out of Baghdad - 10/30/03 1:32 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Iraq was hit by a string of explosions Thursday that set a freight train on fire, killed a U.S. soldier in a military convoy and ripped through Baghdad's Old Quarter. Another blast injured two U.S. soldiers on a military police patrol.
Explosion rocks street in Baghdad's old quarter - 10/30/03 12:17 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- An explosion shook Baghdad's old quarter late Thursday, killing at least two people and triggering a large fire.
Annan says he ordered U.N. staff out of Baghdad to reassess how to conduct future operations - 10/30/03 12:12 PM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Secretary-General Kofi Annan said Thursday he ordered U.N. international staff to leave Baghdad to reassess how to conduct future U.N. operations after a series of attacks in the last 72 hours appeared to signal "a new phase" in postwar violence.
Saddam confidant with al-Qaida links was a ruthless, obedient servant of deposed Iraqi leader - 10/30/03 11:56 AM
CAIRO, Egypt (AP) -- Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri, a top aide to Saddam Hussein believed to be working with an al-Qaida-linked terrorist group to coordinate attacks in Iraq, was known for his ruthlessness and standing within the Iraqi inner circle.
Donor conference raises $18.4 million for new Bosnian war crimes court - 10/30/03 11:50 AM
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) -- The United States and 29 other countries pledged $18.4 million on Thursday to create a new war crimes court in Bosnia that will lighten the load at the U.N. tribunal in the Netherlands
France's foreign minister says U.S. withdrawal from Iraq would be a catastrophe - 10/30/03 11:43 AM
SAINT-SYMPHORIEN-LE-CHATEAU, France (AP) -- A U.S. pullout from Iraq would be "catastrophic," French Foreign Minister Dominique de Villepin said Thursday, urging countries to take a strong united stance to stabilize Iraq.
Report shows Iraq contractors politically active - 10/30/03 10:48 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Companies awarded $8 billion in contracts to rebuild Iraq and Afghanistan have been major campaign donors to President Bush, and their executives have had important political and military connections, according to a study released Thursday.
Saddam confidant linked to terrorist group, defense official says - 10/30/03 10:30 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A top aide to Saddam Hussein is believed to be working with an al-Qaida-linked terrorist group to coordinate attacks in Iraq, says a senior defense official.
U.N. and aid groups pull out of Baghdad amid unprecedented violence - 10/30/03 10:24 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Insurgents blasted a freight train west of Baghdad on Thursday and exploded a bomb near a convoy in a northern city, injuring a U.S. soldier, as international organizations continued their exodus from Iraq.
Insurgents attack freight train, locals loot the wreckage - 10/30/03 5:42 AM
FALLUJAH, Iraq (AP) -- Insurgents attacked a freight train with an improvised bomb Thursday, setting four containers on fire and setting off a spree of looting by residents, witnesses said.
Iraqi police targeted in attacks on those who work with U.S.-led coalition - 10/30/03 3:12 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Their badges and blue uniforms have made Iraqi policemen walking targets in recent attacks aimed at the U.S.-led coalition and those who work with them.
U.S. military reports escalation of attacks in Iraq; two Americans killed, seven Ukrainians wounded - 10/30/03 3:02 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Insurgents destroyed an American tank north of Baghdad, killing two U.S. soldiers, and wounded seven Ukrainians in the first ambush against the multinational force patrolling central Iraq, officials said Wednesday. The attacks were part of a dramatic upsurge in recent days.
AP Enterprise: A private army grows around the U.S. mission in Iraq and around the world - 10/30/03 1:49 AM
In Iraq, private contractors do just about everything a soldier would do. They sling Spam in mess tents. They tote guns along base perimeters. They shoot. They get shot. Sometimes they get killed. And it's not just in Iraq, but around the world -- in conflict zones from Liberia to Kosovo to Afghanistan -- ...
Lawmakers near final approval of $87 billion package for Iraq, Afghanistan - 10/30/03 1:26 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Despite rising criticism about President Bush's handling of Iraq, Congress is on the verge of approving an $87 billion package for military and reconstruction costs in Iraq and Afghanistan that largely follows the White House's request.
U.S. military reports escalation of attacks in Iraq; 2 Americans killed, 7 Ukrainians wounded - 10/30/03 1:13 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Insurgents destroyed an American tank north of Baghdad, killing two U.S. soldiers, and wounded seven Ukrainians in the first ambush against the multinational force patrolling central Iraq, officials said Wednesday. The attacks were part of a dramatic upsurge in recent days.
United Nations says it will withdraw staff from Baghdad to evaluate security - 10/30/03 12:29 AM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The United Nations is temporarily pulling its staff out of Baghdad while it evaluates the security situation, but U.N. workers will remain in northern Iraq, a spokeswoman said Wednesday.

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