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Tuesday  April 15, 2003

U.N. says $395 million in priority humanitarian goods for Iraq can be shipped by deadline - 4/15/03 11:44 PM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The United Nations said Tuesday it has identified $395 million in priority humanitarian goods that can be shipped to Iraq by the May 12 deadline adopted last month by the Security Council.
Italian woman lauded for devoting three decades to helping poor of Somalia - 4/15/03 11:41 PM
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- An Italian woman has been awarded by the United Nations for devoting more than 30 years to helping Somalis, the head of the U.N.'s refugee agency said Tuesday.
Hospital in Kuwait treats boy injured during bombardment of Baghdad - 4/15/03 11:37 PM
KUWAIT CITY (AP) -- A 12-year-old boy who lost both his arms in a missile explosion and became a symbol of Iraqi war suffering arrived Wednesday at a hospital in Kuwait City.
War-US Military - 4/15/03 11:27 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- After gaining control of Saddam Hussein's hometown of Tikrit, American forces are circling back to cities they bypassed on their rush to reach Baghdad and beyond, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said Tuesday.
Iraqis plan for new government _ under U.S. eyes - 4/15/03 11:00 PM
Iraqis met under American auspices to shape a new government Tuesday and said "the rule of law must be paramount" following Saddam Hussein's fall. In a war dividend, U.S. officials said they had taken Palestinian terrorist Abul Abbas into custody in Baghdad.
Security Council asks chief U.N. weapons inspector for briefing next week - 4/15/03 10:55 PM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The Security Council asked chief U.N. weapons inspector Hans Blix on Tuesday to brief members next week, as the United States fielded its own disarmament teams inside Iraq.
Abul Abbas, mastermind of Achille Lauro hijacking, captured in Baghdad - 4/15/03 10:51 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. commandos in Baghdad have captured Abul Abbas, the leader of the violent Palestinian group that killed an American on the hijacked cruise liner Achille Lauro in 1985, U.S. officials said Tuesday.
Ur: from dawn of civilization to 21st century war - 4/15/03 10:48 PM
UR, Iraq (AP) -- This is the place where civilization arose, where an ingenious race of people irrigated fields, forged agricultural tools and devised the written word.
Lawyer: Ex-Iraqi diplomat's son was helping U.S., will seek asylum - 4/15/03 10:17 PM
NEW YORK (AP) -- A former Iraqi diplomat's son accused of aiding Iraqi spies was actually helping the United States and plans to seek asylum, his lawyer said Tuesday.
Iranian opposition group claims attacks, abduction of its members by Iranian forces inside Iraq - 4/15/03 10:01 PM
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- An Iranian opposition group based in Iraq claims that elite Iranian Revolutionary Guards crossed the border into Iraq and clashed with its fighters, killing 28 and abducting some of the wounded.
Abul Abbas: 18 years of freedom after the Achille Lauro hijacking ends with capture in Baghdad - 4/15/03 9:47 PM
Sitting in his Gaza Strip office 13 years after the slaying of American tourist Leon Klinghoffer, former PLO guerrilla chieftain Abul Abbas offered a short laugh and a hard look.
Submarines return home to Virginia, Connecticut after tours in war - 4/15/03 9:36 PM
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) -- Bobbie Morse took three cautious, wobbly steps, then toppled into her father's arms.
Two Argentine journalists killed in car crash in Iraq - 4/15/03 9:31 PM
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -- An Argentine free-lance camerawoman died Tuesday of injuries from a car crash outside the Iraqi capital, which instantly killed a colleague.
Hospital in Kuwait treats boy injured during bombardment of Baghdad - 4/15/03 8:50 PM
KUWAIT CITY (AP) -- A 12-year-old boy who lost both his arms in a missile explosion and became a symbol of Iraqi war suffering arrived Wednesday at a hospital in Kuwait City.
Abul Abbas, mastermind of Achille Lauro hijacking, captured in Baghdad - 4/15/03 8:35 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. commandos in Baghdad have captured Abul Abbas, the leader of the violent Palestinian group that killed an American on the hijacked cruise liner Achille Lauro in 1985, U.S. officials said Tuesday.
Angry Arab nations to push for U.N. resolution declaring the Middle East a zone free of weapons of mass destruction - 4/15/03 8:29 PM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Angry Arab nations decided Tuesday to push for a U.N. resolution declaring the Middle East a zone free of weapons of mass destruction -- a move aimed at Israel, which they blame for escalating U.S. threats against Syria.
Pillagers sack, burn Baghdad's most important libraries - 4/15/03 8:11 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Looters and arsonists ransacked and gutted Iraq's National Library, leaving a smoldering shell Tuesday of precious books turned to ash and a nation's intellectual legacy gone up in smoke.
U.S. and Iraqis look to form new government, but some groups boycott meeting - 4/15/03 7:49 PM
UR, Iraq (AP) -- Under a white-and-gold tent at the biblical birthplace of Abraham, the United States assembled Iraqi factions Tuesday and told them it has "absolutely no interest" in ruling Iraq. Some Muslims boycotted the meeting and thousands demonstrated nearby, shouting: "No to America and no to Sadda
Abul Abbas: 18 years of freedom after the Achille Lauro hijacking ends with capture in Baghdad - 4/15/03 7:33 PM
Sitting in his Gaza Strip office 13 years after the slaying of American tourist Leon Klinghoffer, former PLO guerrilla chieftain Abul Abbas offered a short laugh and a hard look.
American warnings to Syria get serious attention in the region - 4/15/03 6:57 PM
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- Mideast powers, including some friends of the United States, expressed alarm Tuesday over possible U.S. action against Syria for allegedly sheltering ousted Iraqi leaders and sponsoring terrorism.
Iraqis plan for new government _ under U.S. eyes - 4/15/03 6:52 PM
Iraqis met under American auspices to shape a new government Tuesday and said "the rule of law must be paramount" following Saddam Hussein's fall. In a war dividend, U.S. officials said they had taken Palestinian terrorist Abul Abbas into custody in Baghdad.
U.S. Marine killed by friendly fire in Baghdad, Central Command says - 4/15/03 6:44 PM
CAMP AS SAYLIYAH, Qatar (AP) -- A U.S. Marine was fatally shot in Baghdad by a member of his unit who mistook him for an enemy soldier, Central Command said early Wednesday.
Powell says there are no plans for military action against Syria - 4/15/03 6:40 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Trying to calm a charged atmosphere, Secretary of State Colin Powell said Tuesday the United States has no plans to go to war with Syria or anyone else to bring democracy to a totalitarian state.
In lawless Baghdad, a group of Iraqi police officers make their first arrest - 4/15/03 6:31 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- A group of Iraqi policemen drove through this lawless city with sirens blaring Tuesday and immediately collared their first crook.
WASHINGTON: to Iraq. - 4/15/03 6:11 PM
Abbas had eluded arrest since the Achille Lauro was hijacked as it sailed from Egypt to Israel in October 1985. Elderly American Leon Klinghoffer was shot in his wheelchair and tossed overboard. The hijacking ended with the militants surrendering to Egyptian authorities.
Submarines return home to Virginia, Connecticut after tours in war - 4/15/03 6:09 PM
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) -- Bobbie Morse took three cautious, wobbly steps, then toppled into her father's arms.
Blair, Schroeder say postwar Iraq can be source of fence-mending - 4/15/03 6:00 PM
HANOVER, Germany (AP) -- British Prime Minister Tony Blair and German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder sought Tuesday to portray the rebuilding of Iraq as a chance not only to improve the lives of Iraqis but also to repair strained trans-Atlantic ties.
Internet site for troops nears 2 million messages - 4/15/03 5:58 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- When the anthrax attacks stopped Operation Dear Abby from forwarding well wishes to U.S. troops, the Pentagon set up an Internet site to keep the messages coming.
U.S. congressmen bring message of support to war wounded in Germany - 4/15/03 5:49 PM
LANDSTUHL, Germany (AP) -- U.S. lawmakers brought homemade cookies, get-well cards and other messages of support Tuesday to American soldiers recovering from war injuries at a military hospital in Germany.
State Department eases restrictions on travel to Iraq - 4/15/03 5:49 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Secretary of State Colin Powell on Tuesday authorized U.S. citizens providing humanitarian and other critical services to use their passports to go to Iraq.
Q&A: What about those weapons of mass destruction? - 4/15/03 5:45 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- It was one of the main reasons cited for the war: to find and destroy abundant anthrax, mustard gas and the like that Saddam Hussein was said to have stashed, as well as missiles he might use to deliver deadly packages to his neighbors.
War-US Military - 4/15/03 5:27 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- After gaining control of Saddam Hussein's hometown of Tikrit, American forces are circling back to cities they bypassed on their rush to reach Baghdad and beyond, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said Tuesday.
Hometowns and families gear up for the return of freed American soldiers - 4/15/03 5:12 PM
ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) -- The daily vigil in front of the TV set has ended happily for the former POWs' families and friends. Now, the talk is of the joyous reunions to come and the celebrations to plan.
A brief overview of the battlefield - 4/15/03 4:57 PM
U.S. troops throughout Iraq worked to consolidate control over territory and restore order Tuesday, two jobs made easier because little fighting was reported.
French business leader urges Americans: drink our wine, eat our cheese, write our politicians - 4/15/03 4:52 PM
PARIS (AP) -- The head of France's largest business federation encouraged Americans upset by his country's opposition to the war against Iraq to write French politicians -- preferably, while sipping a glass of French wine.
For many Americans, war news comes through foreign-language media - 4/15/03 4:47 PM
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- From Spanish-language newspapers to Farsi-language radio programs, millions of Americans received news about the war in Iraq from the nation's growing number of ethnic media outlets, often more critical than mainstream news organizations.
Iraqi protesters block Marines from meeting anti-American cleric - 4/15/03 4:43 PM
KUT, Iraq (AP) -- Hundreds of protesters blocked U.S. Marines from entering Kut's city hall Tuesday to meet a radical anti-American Shiite cleric who has declared himself in control here, military officials said.
Chirac, Bush speak by phone for first time in over two months - 4/15/03 4:39 PM
PARIS (AP) -- French President Jacques Chirac, seeking to repair ties frayed by the Iraq war, spoke with President Bush for the first time in more than two months Tuesday and appeared to temper earlier demands that the United Nations be at the center of Iraq's reconstruction.
Colonel jokingly takes new title: Mayor of Southcentral Baghdad - 4/15/03 4:38 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- To his men, he's Lt. Col. Lee Fetterman. But on Tuesday, he picked an unofficial new title: Mayor of Southcentral Baghdad.
Northern hub Mosul shows complex challenges for new nation builders - 4/15/03 4:26 PM
MOSUL, Iraq (AP) -- Inside the ancient gates to this city, signs of success emerged Tuesday in a new battle: restoring routine. Street sweepers tackled debris from looted government buildings, market stalls reopened and traffic police returned to their posts without the guarantee of pay.
Iraqi informant covertly videotaped hospital for commando raid - 4/15/03 4:02 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- An Iraqi working with American intelligence agencies used a hidden video camera to chart a course to the hospital room of prisoner of war Jessica Lynch, providing critical information before her rescue, U.S. officials said Tuesday.
Red Cross mourns Canadian killed in Iraq - 4/15/03 3:42 PM
GENEVA (AP) -- The Red Cross on Tuesday mourned a Canadian who volunteered to stay in Baghdad under bombardment to try to maintain water and electricity supplies. He was killed in crossfire as American forces closed in.
Ur: from dawn of civilization to 21st century war - 4/15/03 3:12 PM
UR, Iraq (AP) -- This is the place where civilization arose, where an ingenious race of people irrigated fields, forged agricultural tools and devised the written word.
Relatives seek news about missing speak of tragedies, reflect uncertainty of times - 4/15/03 3:07 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Hussein Mohammed Musa credits his faith with helping him survive the 22 years of anguish since his two sons vanished at the hands of Saddam Hussein's regime. Frail and with failing eyesight, the 75-year-old retiree came to Baghdad Tuesday in search of news about his boys.
U.S. Marines move through Tikrit in force; many residents angry, hostile - 4/15/03 2:53 PM
TIKRIT, Iraq (AP) -- Confronted by rage and insults, U.S. forces swept through Saddam Hussein's hometown Tuesday and began disarming residents, even as Marines came under fire while seizing an airstrip on the town's outskirts.
Afghanistan's president offers advice to coalition forces in Iraq - 4/15/03 2:44 PM
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Afghan President Hamid Karzai, who stepped in to run a devastated Afghanistan following the collapse of the Taliban, has some advice for coalition forces as they map out a reconstruction strategy for Iraq.
Rumsfeld: U.S. forces shut down pipeline used to send oil from Iraq to Syria - 4/15/03 2:42 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. military engineers have reported that they shut down a pipeline used for illegal oil shipments from Iraq to Syria, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said Tuesday.
WASHN: Powell said. - 4/15/03 2:18 PM
The United States is involved in "a very active effort" to get other countries to contribute military forces for a postwar stabilization process, Rumsfeld said.
WASHN: in 2000. - 4/15/03 1:55 PM
Earlier, President Bush said victory in Iraq was "certain but it is not complete." Rumsfeld said "only a few" Iraqi cities remain contested, and troops were now doubling back to deal with remaining Iraqi fighters in smaller cities and towns they had bypassed earlier.
Freed POWs stick together as team, undergo treatment in Kuwait - 4/15/03 1:38 PM
KUWAIT CITY (AP) -- They formed a close bond in Iraqi captivity as the only people they could count on for survival. Now the seven American POWs rescued by Marines this week want to stay together a while longer so they can support each other in freedom.
13 points issued in U.S.-sponsored forum on Iraqi governance - 4/15/03 12:58 PM
Participants in the U.S.-sponsored forum on Iraq's postwar government said they had agreed on 13 points that summarized the meeting and set future goals.
Powell voices concerns about Syria but says there are no plans for military action against Damascus - 4/15/03 12:30 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Secretary of State Colin Powell, seeking to tone down hawkish rhetoric toward Syria, said Tuesday the Bush administration has expressed concerns about Syrian actions, but has no plan for a military move against the Damascus government.
Iran will not remain neutral if America attacks Syria, says ex-Revolutionary Guards chief - 4/15/03 12:29 PM
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran will not remain neutral if the United States attacks its ally Syria, but military strikes against U.S. forces are not an option, Iran's former Revolutionary Guards chief said Tuesday.
U.S. and Iraqis look to form new government, but some groups boycott meeting - 4/15/03 12:15 PM
UR, Iraq (AP) -- A U.S.-sponsored forum that brought Iraqi opposition leaders together to shape the country's postwar government began Tuesday with a U.S. promise not to rule Iraq and concluded with an agreement to meet again in 10 days.
U.S. Marines move through Tikrit in force; many residents angry, hostile - 4/15/03 11:57 AM
TIKRIT, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. tanks and troops moved through the streets of Tikrit in force Tuesday after overpowering Iraqi troops in Saddam Hussein's hometown, but the anger and loyalty of its residents was not easily overcome.
United Nations delays plans to return foreign staff to Iraq; UNICEF still to send water - 4/15/03 11:56 AM
GENEVA (AP) -- The United Nations delayed the return of its first foreign staff to Iraq on Tuesday, though the U.N. Children's Fund said it would move ahead with plans for a convoy of trucks with water for southern Iraq.
Bush says victory in Iraq certain but not yet complete - 4/15/03 11:52 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush declared Tuesday that "our victory in Iraq is certain, but not complete" as he voiced satisfaction with U.S. military success in ending the regime of Saddam Hussein.
tax-cut proposals. - 4/15/03 11:49 AM
It was Bush's first comments on the progress of the war since Saddam's hometown -- and last stronghold of Tikrit -- fell on Monday. War planners are now restructuring and enlarging the American force as sporadic fighting winds down and troops increasingly focus on providing humanitarian aid and looking for
Iran will not remain neutral if America attacks Syria, says ex-Revolutionary Guards chief - 4/15/03 11:48 AM
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran will not remain neutral if the United States attacks its ally and neighbor Syria, but military strikes against U.S. forces are not an option, Iran's former Revolutionary Guards chief said Tuesday.
U.S. and Iraqis look to form new government, but some groups boycott meeting - 4/15/03 11:45 AM
UR, Iraq (AP) -- A U.S.-sponsored forum that brought Iraqi opposition leaders together to shape the country's postwar government began Tuesday with a U.S. promise not to rule Iraq and concluded with an agreement to meet again in 10 days.
WASHN: Garden appearance. - 4/15/03 11:40 AM
"In Iraq, the regime of Saddam Hussein is no more," Bush said.
U.S. and Iraqis discuss nation's future, agree to meet again; coalition forces search for chemical weapons - 4/15/03 11:28 AM
U.S. troops intensified the search for weapons of mass destruction and foreign fighters across Iraq on Tuesday, while the first post-Saddam Hussein meeting of the nation's fractious religious and political groups looked toward the future. The Bush administration hinted at economic or diplomatic sanctions a
United Nations staff start returning to Iraq; UNICEF bringing water - 4/15/03 10:59 AM
GENEVA (AP) -- United Nations' foreign staff began trickling back into Iraq for the first time Tuesday, with an assessment team heading to the north. The U.N. Children's Fund also announced its first convoy of trucks to bring water to southern Iraq.
UR, Iraq: Saddam Hussein - 4/15/03 10:45 AM
About 100 Iraqis were expected at the meeting, half from inside Iraq, half exiles. The moderator was Khalilzad, the White House envoy to Iraq. In addition to Garner, representatives from Britain, Australia and Poland -- countries that contributed forces to the coalition -- had also been expected at the mee
UR, Iraq: ruling Iraq." - 4/15/03 10:42 AM
Participants at the meeting at Tallil air base included Kurds, Sunnis and Shiites from inside the country as well as others who have spent years in exile. U.S. officials invited the groups, but each picked their own representatives.
Hometowns and families gear up for the return of freed American soldiers - 4/15/03 10:40 AM
ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) -- The daily vigil in front of the TV set has ended happily for the former POWs' families and friends. Now, the talk is of the joyous reunions to come and the celebrations to plan.
U.S.-sponsored forum on postwar Iraq concludes with agreement to meet again - 4/15/03 10:38 AM
UR, Iraq (AP) -- A U.S.-sponsored forum Tuesday to begin shaping Iraq's postwar government concluded with an agreement to meet again in 10 days, a senior U.S. government official said.
U.S. gathers Iraqis to discuss nation's future as coalition forces search for chemical weapons, foreign fighters, POWs - 4/15/03 10:12 AM
U.S. troops intensified the search for weapons of mass destruction and foreign fighters across Iraq on Tuesday, while the first post-Saddam Hussein meeting of the nation's fractious religious and political groups looked toward the future. The Bush administration hinted at economic or diplomatic sanctions a
Administration threatens Syria with sanctions, alleges it harbors Iraqis, sponsors terror - 4/15/03 10:08 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Bush administration is demanding that Syria stop sponsoring terrorism and harboring remnants of Saddam Hussein's Iraqi regime or face diplomatic or economic sanctions.
British foreign secretary warns U.N. not to "play games" with Iraqi reconstruction - 4/15/03 9:56 AM
CAMP AS SAYLIYAH, Qatar (AP) -- British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw said Tuesday that the U.N. Security Council should be careful not to "play games" with Iraq's reconstruction.
Dean's anti-war stance pleases liberal Democrats, but what next? - 4/15/03 9:47 AM
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- Presidential candidate Howard Dean made significant gains among rank-and-file Democrats with his strong anti-war stance. Now comes the hard part: persuading the party faithful that his appeal did not end with the toppling of Saddam Hussein's regime.
U.S. war commanders still convinced there are weapons of mass destruction in Iraq - 4/15/03 9:27 AM
CAMP AS SAYLIYAH, Qatar (AP) -- The U.S.-led coalition remains "unwavering" in its conviction that there are weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, but tests have proved negative at several suspect sites, a spokesman for Central Command said Tuesday.
Sharon: Assad is dangerous, his judgment flawed - 4/15/03 9:02 AM
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Syrian President Bashar Assad is a dangerous leader and has shown flawed judgment in siding with Iraq and harboring members of Saddam Hussein's regime, Prime Minister Ariel Sharon said in remarks published Tuesday.
Administration threatens Syria with sanctions, alleges it harbors Iraqis, sponsors terror - 4/15/03 8:56 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Bush administration is demanding that Syria stop sponsoring terrorism and harboring remnants of Saddam Hussein's Iraqi regime or face diplomatic or economic sanctions.
UNESCO to send experts to Iraq to assess damage to antiquities - 4/15/03 8:27 AM
PARIS (AP) -- UNESCO will send a team of experts to Iraq to assess the damage that looting has caused to the country's vast holdings of priceless antiquities.
Hostel forces: Looking for a crash pad in Baghdad's ravaged embassy district - 4/15/03 8:07 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- It's hard to find good real estate in the Iraqi capital these days. So what's an invading military to do?
Italy debates deployment of policemen in Iraq - 4/15/03 7:39 AM
ROME (AP) -- The Italian government asked parliament Tuesday to authorize the deployment of up to 3,000 people to Iraq, including military policemen and relief workers, to help restore order and provide humanitarian assistance.
European airline traffic drops again due to war in Iraq, wipes out year's gains - 4/15/03 7:35 AM
BRUSSELS, Belgium (AP) -- Airline traffic has plunged due to the war in Iraq, wiping out all the meager growth European airlines managed to achieve this year, an industry group said Tuesday.
War-Postwar Iraq - 4/15/03 7:26 AM
UR, Iraq (AP) -- With the worst of the fighting over, representatives from some of Iraq's often-quarrelsome factions met Tuesday in the biblical birthplace of the prophet Abraham for a U.S.-sponsored forum to begin shaping the country's postwar government.
Calm slowly being restored but threats remain as coalition forces search for chemical weapons, POWs - 4/15/03 7:02 AM
Coalition forces worked to restore calm in Iraq's cities Tuesday as leaders of the country's fractious factions gathered to chart their nation's future. Wary of lingering threats posed by foreign fighters, U.S. troops intensified the search for weapons of mass destruction and prisoners of war.
Argentinian journalist dies in car crash in Iraq - 4/15/03 6:46 AM
NEW YORK (AP) -- An Argentinian journalist was killed in a car accident in Iraq, becoming the 13th journalist to die while covering the war there, the Committee to Protect Journalists announced.
UR, Iraq: in exile. - 4/15/03 6:39 AM
Many Iraqis said that they would boycott the meeting and that they opposed U.S. plans to install retired Gen. Jay Garner as head of an interim administration.
U.S. Marines move through Tikrit in force; many residents angry, hostile - 4/15/03 6:31 AM
TIKRIT, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. tanks and troops moved through the streets of Tikrit in force Tuesday after overpowering Iraqi troops in Saddam Hussein's hometown, but the anger and loyalty of its residents was not easily overcome.
U.S. ambassador: Washington knew of contacts between Russian and Iraqi spy agencies - 4/15/03 5:49 AM
MOSCOW (AP) -- The U.S. ambassador to Russia said Washington had been aware of contacts between Russian and Iraqi spy agencies, but added that the United States needed to gather more facts before coming to a definite conclusion on the subject.
Iraq not facing humanitarian crisis, British military says - 4/15/03 5:39 AM
LONDON (AP) -- Iraq does not face a humanitarian crisis because of damaged infrastructure, the top British member of the team charged with rebuilding Iraq said Tuesday.
Weather forecast for Iraq and Kuwait - 4/15/03 5:04 AM
Tuesday: Baghdad -- High: 92. Breezy, some sun. Low: 59. Basra -- High: 93. Partly cloudy. Low: 67. Kirkuk -- High: 82. Mostly sunny. Low: 55. Mosul -- High: 78. Showers, thunderstorms. Low 41. Najaf -- High: 94. Mostly sunny. Low: 60. Nasiriyah -- High: 95. Mostly sunny. Low: 66. Tikrit -- High: 91
Calm is restored but threats remain as coalition forces search for chemical weapons, POWs - 4/15/03 4:40 AM
Coalition forces worked to restore calm in Iraq's cities Tuesday as leaders of the country's fractious factions gathered to chart their nation's future. Wary of lingering threats posed by foreign fighters, U.S. troops intensified the search for weapons of mass destruction and prisoners of war.
Straws warns U.N. not to "play games" with Iraqi reconstruction - 4/15/03 4:25 AM
CAMP AS SAYLIYAH, Qatar (AP) -- British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw said Tuesday that the U.N. Security Council should be careful not to "play games" with Iraq's reconstruction.
New Jersey community opts to allow yellow ribbons, with limits - 4/15/03 4:16 AM
FIELDSBORO, N.J. (AP) -- A town that attracted nationwide attention by banning yellow ribbons on municipal property decided to allow the bows, with some limitations.
Marines raid journalists' hotel, apparently in search of hostile elements - 4/15/03 4:14 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. Marines looking for hardcore Iraqi fighters searched rooms early Tuesday in the hotel that serves as headquarters for most foreign journalists in Baghdad, apparently taking some people into custody.
Short war and no casualties strengthen position of Australian premier - 4/15/03 4:02 AM
SYDNEY, Australia (AP) -- A short war in Iraq and Australia's lack of casualties so far have given the prime minister a huge political boost and increased his approval ratings.
U.S. officials believe Iraqi scientist was in Syria, Saddam's wife possibly there now - 4/15/03 3:56 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Intelligence information indicates a top Iraqi nuclear scientist recently spent time in Syria, and Saddam Hussein's first wife is possibly there now, officials said. But they characterized reports of other top Iraqi leaders arriving in Syria as uncorroborated.
Saddam's co-members in Bush's `axis of evil' feel heat from U.S. success in Iraq - 4/15/03 3:14 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The heat generated by the speedy collapse of President Saddam Hussein's government is being felt not just by Syria, but also by Iraq's fellows in President Bush's "axis of evil," Iran and North Korea.
Hometowns and families gear up for the return of freed American soldiers - 4/15/03 2:45 AM
ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) -- The daily vigil in front of the TV set has ended happily for the Hudson family. Now comes another challenge that families of former POWs must face: preparing for the soldiers' return.
Foreign fighters surface as lingering threat to U.S. troops, Iraqi stability - 4/15/03 2:20 AM
CAMP AS SAYLIYAH, Qatar (AP) -- Volunteer fighters that came to Iraq from other Arab nations are resisting with a zeal outlasting that of their Iraqi counterparts, posing a threat to U.S. troops and to Iraq's stability.
In Basra, picking new leaders becomes problematic - 4/15/03 2:18 AM
BASRA, Iraq (AP) -- Critics say Sheik Muzahim Mustafa Kanan Tamimi is a former Iraqi general and Baath Party member. His supporters insist his brother's death at the hands of the former regime guarantees his anti-Saddam Hussein credentials.
Dead or alive, Saddam remains shrouded in mystery as his regime dies - 4/15/03 2:17 AM
DOHA, Qatar (AP) -- Larger than life in his bluster, he became the face of Iraq's defiance in an era when another Bush was president -- a mustachioed, gun-toting, harsh-handed ruler who swore never to be vanquished by the likes of America.
U.S. Central Command: All oil fields in Iraq now in areas under control of U.S. and allies - 4/15/03 2:06 AM
CAMP AS SAYLIYAH, Qatar (AP) -- All oil fields in Iraq now fall within areas controlled by the U.S. coalition, a U.S. general announced Monday.
U.S. Central Command: All oil fields in Iraq now in areas under control of U.S. and allies - 4/15/03 2:06 AM
CAMP AS SAYLIYAH, Qatar (AP) -- All oil fields in Iraq now fall within areas controlled by the U.S. coalition, a U.S. general announced Monday.
Patrols and prisoners, explosives and heroin: a nose for the job - 4/15/03 2:04 AM
TALLIL AIR BASE, Iraq (AP) -- They don't carry guns and they don't even hold ranks, but after intensive training Ranny and Brit spearheaded the U.S. Army's attack into Iraq -- at least the canine corps' part of it.
U.S. restructures military presence in Iraq as fighting winds down - 4/15/03 1:43 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. war planners are restructuring and enlarging the American force in Iraq as combat winds down and troops increasingly focus on providing humanitarian aid and looking for weapons of mass destruction.
Ancient religious divide also matter of politics in Iraq - 4/15/03 1:23 AM
In Iraq, Islam's ancient Sunni-Shiite divide is a matter of politics as well as of history and doctrine.
Victory in Iraq would bring spoils of many sorts, oil and regional clout among them - 4/15/03 1:20 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- It's not polite to talk about in this hour of a people's liberation, but tiptoe as they do, the victors are eyeing the spoils of war in Iraq.

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