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Monday  February 2, 2004

No need for weapons inquiry, says Australian defense minister - 2/2/04 10:14 PM
SYDNEY, Australia (AP) -- Australia has no need for a special inquiry into its intelligence on Iraq because it is sure Saddam Hussein had illicit weapons, Defense Minister Robert Hill said Tuesday.
Bush says he'll form intelligence investigation panel, meets with Kay - 2/2/04 8:20 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush announced Monday he would form an independent panel to help uncover "all the facts" about U.S. intelligence on Iraqi weapons, even as Democratic critics questioned whether the panel would be impartial and complained its findings wouldn't be out until after the presidential ...
A daily look at U.S. military deaths in Iraq - 2/2/04 6:41 PM
As of Monday, Feb. 2, 522 U.S. service members have died since the beginning of military operations in Iraq, according to the Department of Defense. Of those, 363 died as a result of hostile action and 159 died of non-hostile causes, the department said.
Blair's government plans to hold inquiry into Iraq intelligence - 2/2/04 6:35 PM
LONDON (AP) -- Prime Minister Tony Blair will follow the U.S. lead and appoint a commission to investigate faulty intelligence that he cited in joining the United States in going to war with Iraq, a spokesman said Monday.
Blair's government indicates it will hold inquiry into Iraq intelligence - 2/2/04 6:12 PM
LONDON (AP) -- The British government said Monday it was prepared to follow the U.S. lead and investigate the intelligence on which Prime Minister Tony Blair based his decision to join the United States in going to war with Iraq.
Annan to meet with Powell to plan for dispatch of UN team to Iraq - 2/2/04 5:43 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan will meet Tuesday with President Bush and Secretary of State Colin Powell to plan for the dispatch of a U.N. team to Iraq.
Iraqi women could lose rights they've had for decades, lawmakers say - 2/2/04 5:13 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Iraqi women are in danger of losing many of their rights to Islamic law, and the U.S. occupation authority is not doing enough to prevent it, Democratic lawmakers said Monday.
Iraqi women could lose rights they've had for decades, senators say - 2/2/04 4:39 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Iraqi women are in danger of losing many of their rights to Islamic law, and the U.S. occupation authority is not doing enough to prevent it, Democratic lawmakers said Monday.
First Iraqi Fulbright scholars since 1990 arrive for studies in U.S. - 2/2/04 3:59 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The first Iraqi Fulbright scholars to come to the United States since 1990 were welcomed Monday by Secretary of State Colin Powell.
Suicide bombings targeting Kurdish leaders blamed on group linked to al-Qaida - 2/2/04 3:37 PM
IRBIL, Iraq (AP) -- Kurds blamed Ansar al-Islam, an al-Qaida-linked militant group, for suicide bombings that killed at least 67 people, saying Monday its members increasingly have been slipping into Iraq since Saddam Hussein's ouster.
Deputy defense chief gets firsthand look at Iraq's volatile ethnic mix - 2/2/04 2:54 PM
KIRKUK, Iraq (AP) -- One Sunni Arab complained that the Kurds were taking over. A Turkoman said he felt lonely and underrepresented. A Shiite Arab pleaded for direct elections.
Danish relief agency closes mine clearance program after bomb blast - 2/2/04 2:39 PM
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) -- A Danish relief organization said Monday it was closing its mine clearing program in Iraq after a remote-controlled bomb hit a car belonging to the Copenhagen-based group, slightly injuring three people.
Salvador sends second round of troops for humanitarian work in Iraq - 2/2/04 2:09 PM
COMALAPA, San Salvador (AP) -- President Francisco Flores bid farewell Monday to a contingent of troops headed for a six-month stint in Iraq doing humanitarian and security tasks.
Bush meets with chief weapons inspector; Will order investigation of intelligence failures in Iraq - 2/2/04 1:46 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush, reversing field, said Monday he will order an independent investigation into intelligence failures in Iraq and conferred with former chief weapons inspector David Kay. "I want to know all the facts," Bush said.
Annan to meet with Powell to plan for dispatch of UN team to Iraq - 2/2/04 1:29 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan will meet here Tuesday with President Bush and Secretary of State Colin Powell to plan for the dispatch of a U.N. team to Iraq.
Iraqi forces ready to take over security of Baghdad - 2/2/04 1:25 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. troops are ready to hand over security patrols in Baghdad to Iraqi forces, a U.S. commander said Monday, adding that his soldiers had made significant inroads against insurgent networks in the capital.
Blair's government hints it will hold inquiry into Iraq intelligence - 2/2/04 1:12 PM
LONDON (AP) -- Cleared by a senior judge of allegations it distorted what it knew about Iraq's weapons programs to build a case for war, the British government hinted Monday it was prepared to follow the U.S. lead and investigate why that intelligence appears to have been badly flawed.
Bush to order investigation of intelligence failures in Iraq; Will consult first with weapons inspector David Kay - 2/2/04 12:39 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush, declaring he wants "all the facts," said Monday he will order an independent investigation into intelligence failures in Iraq but said he wants to first consult with former chief weapons inspector David Kay.
Suicide bombings will serve to unite Kurdish rivals, say leaders - 2/2/04 11:58 AM
IRBIL, Iraq (AP) -- American military officials raised the death toll in suicide bombings at two Kurdish party offices to 67 on Monday, while a Kurdish official said he suspected the bombings were carried out by terrorists linked to al-Qaida.
U.S. military: Men caught placing bomb near Iraqi oil refinery - 2/2/04 11:05 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Iraqi police caught two men placing a roadside bomb Monday near the capital's main Doura oil refinery, a U.S. commander said.
Bush to order investigation of intelligence failures in Iraq - 2/2/04 10:18 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush said Monday he will consult with former chief weapons inspector David Kay before ordering an investigation into intelligence failures in Iraq.
Exhausted U.S. troops in Iraq watch Super Bowl in style at Saddam's former palace - 2/2/04 8:42 AM
TIKRIT, Iraq (AP) -- It was the middle of the night for exhausted members of the 4th Infantry Division as they watched the Super Bowl in the relative comfort of one of Saddam Hussein's palaces in the dictator's hometown.
Bloody bombing likely to stiffen Kurdish resolve for federalism, setting stage for trouble with Arab majority - 2/2/04 5:52 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- The bloody suicide attacks against the major U.S.-backed Kurdish parties are likely to suppress Kurdish factionalism -- at least in the short term -- and stiffen the Kurds' resolve for a strong degree of self-rule within a federal Iraq.
Suicide bombings will serve to unite Kurdish rivals, say leaders - 2/2/04 5:39 AM
IRBIL, Iraq (AP) -- American military officials raised the death toll in the suicide bombings at two Kurdish party offices to 67 on Monday, while leaders of the rival U.S.-allied parties said the attacks would serve to strengthen Kurdish unity.
Bush to order investigation of intelligence failures in Iraq - 2/2/04 2:14 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush will sign an executive order to open an investigation into U.S. intelligence failures in Iraq, his way of quieting mounting election-year criticism from Republican and Democrats alike.
The two main Kurdish parties in northern Iraq - 2/2/04 1:30 AM
Ethnic Kurds are believed to comprise up to 20 percent of Iraq's 25 million people. Two main parties, the Kurdistan Democratic Party and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, share control of the Kurdish self-rule region, a Switzerland-sized slice of northern Iraq.

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