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Tuesday  December 9, 2003

U.S. bars Iraq war opponents from bidding on $18.6 billion in contracts - 12/9/03 11:00 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Pentagon has formally barred companies from countries opposed to the Iraq war from bidding on $18.6 billion worth of reconstruction contracts.
US-Iraqi Symphony - 12/9/03 8:47 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Iraqi National Symphony performed for President Bush and a large audience Tuesday night, presenting another side of the nation whose image is shaped by daily reports of combat and death.
A daily look at U.S. military deaths in Iraq - 12/9/03 6:56 PM
As of Tuesday, Dec. 9, 448 U.S. service members have died since the beginning of military operations in Iraq, according to the Department of Defense. Of those, 308 died as a result of hostile action and 140 died of non-hostile causes, the department said.
U.S. bars Iraq war opponents from bidding on $18.6 billion in contracts - 12/9/03 6:31 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Pentagon has formally barred companies from countries opposed to the Iraq war from bidding on $18.6 billion worth of reconstruction contracts.
Suicide bomb attacks wound 61 U.S. troops, but fail to breach gates of military bases - 12/9/03 5:55 PM
TALAFAR, Iraq (AP) -- Suicide bombers, one in a car and another on foot, blew themselves up at the gates of two U.S. military bases on Tuesday, wounding 61 American soldiers but failing to inflict deadly casualties on the scale of recent attacks in Iraq.
U.S. winning war in Iraq, top Pentagon general says - 12/9/03 4:48 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The United States military will not be vulnerable when four of the Army's ten divisions come home from Iraq to rest and retrain early next year, the Pentagon's top general said Tuesday.
Diplomats: Annan to name U.N. humanitarian expert Ross Mountain as interim U.N. envoy to Iraq - 12/9/03 4:33 PM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Secretary-General Kofi Annan plans to name a veteran U.N. humanitarian relief official from New Zealand as his interim envoy to Iraq, diplomats said Tuesday.
Japan's Cabinet approves milestone dispatch of troops to Iraq - 12/9/03 4:09 PM
TOKYO (AP) -- Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi's Cabinet on Tuesday approved the dispatch of about 1,000 soldiers to help in the reconstruction of Iraq, the biggest deployment of Japanese troops overseas since World War II.
Iraqi interim government agrees to law creating war crimes tribunal - 12/9/03 3:53 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Iraq's interim government voted Tuesday to establish a war crimes tribunal to prosecute top members of Saddam Hussein's regime, two people who attended the meeting said.
Suicide bomb attacks wound 61 U.S. troops, but fail to breach gates of military bases - 12/9/03 3:08 PM
TALAFAR, Iraq (AP) -- Suicide bombers, one in a car and another on foot, blew themselves up at the gates of two U.S. military bases on Tuesday, wounding 61 American soldiers but failing to inflict deadly casualties on the scale of recent attacks in Iraq.
Iraqi interim government agrees to law creating war-crimes tribunal - 12/9/03 2:36 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Iraq's interim government voted Tuesday to establish a war crimes tribunal to prosecute top members of Saddam Hussein's regime, two people who attended the meeting said.
Iraqi interim government agrees to create war-crimes tribunal - 12/9/03 2:00 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Iraq's interim government voted Tuesday to establish a war crimes tribunal to prosecute top members of Saddam Hussein's regime, two people who attended the meeting said.
After decades in exile, some Kurds return to frustration in oil-rich city - 12/9/03 1:40 PM
KIRKUK, Iraq (AP) -- Crouching on the moist ground, one man digs the earth with his bare hands while his friends hoist a tree branch to serve as a makeshift electricity pole. They are among 126 Kurdish families who have lived for two months in tents on a muddy plain, awaiting a better life in the new Iraq.
U.S. forces repulse two suicide bombers; guerrillas hit American helicopter - 12/9/03 11:16 AM
TALAFAR, Iraq (AP) -- The U.S. military repulsed two suicide attacks on American bases Tuesday -- one here in the far north and a second in Baghdad -- thwarting bombers with stepped-up defenses after a series of deadly suicide attacks stretching back to August.
U.S. helicopter downed in rocket-propelled grenade attack - 12/9/03 10:32 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Guerrillas hit a U.S. helicopter with a rocket-propelled grenade Tuesday near Fallujah, witnesses said. The American military said the aircraft made a "controlled landing."
U.S. helicopter shot down near Fallujah, witnesses say. - 12/9/03 8:14 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Guerrillas firing a rocket-propelled grenade shot down a U.S. helicopter Tuesday near the town of Fallujah west of Baghdad, witnesses said.
Suicide car bomber wounds 41 U.S. troops; three Iraqis die in mosque explosion - 12/9/03 7:20 AM
TALAFAR, Iraq (AP) -- A suicide bomber blew up a car packed with explosives at the gates of a military barracks on Tuesday, injuring 41 American troops and six Iraqi civilians. Hours earlier, three soldiers died in a road accident in central Iraq, and three civilians died when a Baghdad mosque was rocketed ...
United States defends Iraq policy against Indonesian criticism - 12/9/03 5:24 AM
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- The American ambassador said he was "surprised and disappointed" by comments from Indonesia's foreign minister that the United States' unilateral approach in Iraq was a failure and that its forces had leveled the country.
Suicide car bomber wounds 41 U.S. troops, 3 Iraqis die in mosque shelling - 12/9/03 4:27 AM
TALAFAR, Iraq (AP) -- A suicide bomber blew up a car packed with explosives at the gates of a military barracks early Tuesday, wounding 41 American troops just hours after three soldiers died in a road accident in central Iraq, the military said.
In U.S. concert, Iraqi orchestra seeks to show another side of country - 12/9/03 4:05 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- At a time when Americans' views of Iraq are shaped by daily reports of combat and death, Saad Al-Dujaily wants to present another side of his country: a land of music and culture.
Japan's Cabinet approves milestone dispatch of troops to Iraq - 12/9/03 3:24 AM
TOKYO (AP) -- Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi's Cabinet on Tuesday approved the dispatch of about 1,000 soldiers to help in the reconstruction of Iraq, the biggest deployment of Japanese troops overseas since World War II.
Money for Iraq's reconstruction slow in coming in - 12/9/03 3:24 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Nations that pledged six weeks ago to help Iraq's reconstruction have barely begun to make good on their promises.
31 U.S. troops injured in car bomb attack in northern Iraq; Japan approves troop deployment - 12/9/03 2:40 AM
MOSUL, Iraq (AP) -- A car bomb attack on barracks near the northern city of Mosul early Tuesday wounded 31 American soldiers, mainly with flying debris and glass, the military said. The injuries were not life-threatening.
AP Exclusive: Only eight Iraqi weapons scientists remain in U.S. intelligence hands - 12/9/03 2:18 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Eight Iraqi scientists remain in the hands of U.S. forces searching for weapons of mass destruction while dozens of other experts were cleared or released by U.S. intelligence, officials at the American-run Science Ministry in Baghdad told The Associated Press.
31 U.S. troops injured in car bomb attack in northern Iraq - 12/9/03 2:15 AM
MOSUL, Iraq (AP) -- A car bomb attack on barracks near the northern city of Mosul early Tuesday wounded 31 American soldiers, mainly with flying debris and glass, the military said. The injuries were not life-threatening.
31 U.S. troops injured in car-bomb attack in northern Iraq - 12/9/03 1:52 AM
MOSUL, Iraq (AP) -- Thirty-one U.S. soldiers were injured early Tuesday in a car bomb attack on their barracks near the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, the military said.
Once-proud Iraqi Air Force reaches end of the line: the junkyard - 12/9/03 1:41 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Following the Biblical call to turn swords into ploughshares, junkyard owner Ahmad Ali Thalib is converting scrapped jet fighters into pots and pans.
AP NewsBreak: Survey estimates 61,000 Baghdad residents executed by Saddam regime - 12/9/03 1:40 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Saddam Hussein's government may have executed 61,000 Baghdad residents, a number significantly higher than previously believed, according to a survey obtained by The Associated Press.

The Above Headlines were gathered from various news sites.

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