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Friday  April 25, 2003

Muslim clerics call for unity _ and an Islamic state _ in Iraq - 4/25/03 11:40 PM
NASIRIYAH, Iraq (AP) -- Hundreds of white-clad worshippers sat cross-legged on a boulevard in this war-shattered city Friday and listened to a cleric's exhortation: Iraqis must unite to create an Islamic state.
U.S. planning single U.N. resolution to lift sanctions and address postwar Iraq issues, diplomats say - 4/25/03 8:51 PM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The United States is planning to introduce a U.N. resolution as early as next week that would lift sanctions against Iraq and address other divisive postwar issues, council diplomats said Friday.
Muslim clerics call for unity _ and an Islamic state _ in Iraq - 4/25/03 8:20 PM
NASIRIYAH, Iraq (AP) -- Hundreds of white-clad worshippers sat cross-legged on a boulevard in this war-shattered city Friday and listened to a cleric's exhortation: Iraqis must unite to create an Islamic state.
Unexploded bombs make children new casualties of war - 4/25/03 7:31 PM
MOSUL, Iraq (AP) -- It was two boys fighting over what they thought was a toy. Only it wasn't a toy at all.
Iraqis report 43 civilians killed in and around Aziziyah as U.S. troops approached Baghdad - 4/25/03 6:48 PM
AZIZIYAH, Iraq (AP) -- Hospital officials and residents say 43 civilians were killed in a U.S. bombing and battle April 2-3, one of the deadliest tolls for noncombatants known during the Iraq war, according to a U.S. radio report Friday.
Rumsfeld says Iraqi prisoners will not be sent to detention center in Cuba - 4/25/03 6:47 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- No Iraqi prisoners will be sent to the Guantanamo Bay detention center that holds Taliban and al-Qaida prisoners from Afghanistan, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said Friday.
Iraqi spy, taken into custody, at home in a shady world - 4/25/03 5:46 PM
Farouk Hijazi was not among the U.S. military's 55 most-wanted Iraqis, but as a one-time spy for Saddam Hussein's regime, he may hold key information: Some call him the main link between Saddam and Osama bin Laden's al-Qaida terror network.
Iraqi diplomats toil on _ quietly _ after fall of Saddam - 4/25/03 5:09 PM
PARIS (AP) -- Their bosses in Baghdad are dead, captured or on the run, and police with machine guns guard their offices. But many Iraqi diplomats around the world are still on the job, renewing passports, registering births -- and waiting for new marching orders.
U.S. military says Shiite cleric abandons town hall where he challenged U.S. authority - 4/25/03 4:58 PM
KUT, Iraq (AP) -- The Shiite cleric who took over Kut's city hall and claimed control of this southeastern Iraqi city has left the building peacefully, U.S. military officials said Friday.
Iraqi spy, taken into custody, at home in a shady world - 4/25/03 4:42 PM
Farouk Hijazi was not among the U.S. military's 55 most-wanted Iraqis. His face was not displayed on the famous deck of fugitive cards.
British lawmaker denies report he was paid by Saddam's regime - 4/25/03 4:39 PM
LONDON (AP) -- A British lawmaker whose alleged ties with Saddam Hussein's regime are being investigated in Britain denied a new report Friday that he received more than $10 million from the Iraqi government.
Iraqi intelligence men in custody, high-level prisoners giving good information, Rumsfeld says - 4/25/03 4:38 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. officials announced the capture of an Iraqi operative with possible al-Qaida links Friday, and Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said other high-level prisoners were starting to provide useful information.
Tearful reunions for sailors back from longest Navy deployment since Vietnam - 4/25/03 4:24 PM
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Two Navy missile cruisers that took part in the war with Iraq returned home Friday to joyous reunions between sailors and loved ones they left behind nearly 10 months ago.
Rumsfeld says Iraqi prisoners will not be sent to detention center in Cuba - 4/25/03 3:39 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- No Iraqi prisoners will be sent to the Guantanamo Bay detention center that holds Taliban and al-Qaida prisoners from Afghanistan, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said Friday.
U.N. rights watchdog condemns Saddam's abuses; minority calls for inquiry into coalition - 4/25/03 3:17 PM
GENEVA (AP) -- The top U.N. human rights watchdog on Friday condemned abuses by Saddam Hussein's former regime and said the international community must do more to protect Iraqis in the future.
New corridor for humanitarian aid opens from Syria - 4/25/03 2:59 PM
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) -- Food and basic supplies were hauled into Iraq from Syria on Friday, giving the U.N. World Food Program its fourth corridor to funnel humanitarian aid to Iraqis.
Expatriate Iraqis, nestled in the good life in America, are feeling the tug of homeland - 4/25/03 2:44 PM
WOODBRIDGE, Va. (AP) -- Ali Shaker, watching TV in his leather chair before a warm meal draws him to the dinner table, says he knows well the comforts of American life.
Iraqis' quotes: To stay or to go? - 4/25/03 2:44 PM
With the Saddam Hussein era over, Iraqi-Americans are weighing their future. Some of their thoughts:
Oil flowing again in key oilfield in northern Iraq - 4/25/03 2:37 PM
DOHA, Qatar (AP) -- As new oil from a key northern field trickled through the pipeline, attention turned to assembling a team that will look at privatizing Iraq's petroleum industry -- and perhaps opening it to foreign investors.
Powell defends firing at Iraqi hotel housing journalists - 4/25/03 2:27 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Secretary of State Colin Powell is defending the U.S. shelling of the main hotel for journalists in Baghdad that killed two camermen.
Muslim clerics call for unity _ and an Islamic state _ in Iraq - 4/25/03 2:01 PM
NASIRIYAH, Iraq (AP) -- Hundreds of white-clad worshippers sat cross-legged on a boulevard in this war-shattered city Friday and listened to a cleric's exhortation: Iraqis must unite to create an Islamic state.
Iraqi diplomats toil on _ quietly _ after fall of Saddam - 4/25/03 2:00 PM
PARIS (AP) -- Their bosses in Baghdad are dead, captured or on the run, and police with machine guns guard their offices. But many Iraqi diplomats around the world are still on the job, renewing passports, registering births -- and waiting for new marching orders.
Turkish foreign ministry summons U.S. ambassador over alleged remarks by Garner - 4/25/03 1:56 PM
ISTANBUL, Turkey (AP) -- Turkey's foreign ministry summoned the U.S. ambassador Friday to explain a reported reference by the U.S. official in charge of rebuilding Iraq to a northern Iraqi city as Kurdish.
Treasury names Michigan State president for Iraq reconstruction job - 4/25/03 1:39 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Michigan State University President Peter McPherson was named Friday as financial coordinator for Iraq's reconstruction.
San Diego-based sailors return home after 10 months at sea - 4/25/03 1:28 PM
ABOARD THE USS SHILOH (AP) -- With San Diego finally in sight Friday, Petty Officer 2nd Class Robert Klase began to count the minutes before he could hold his daughter for the very first time.
American and Iraqis meet to get Mosul hospital up and running - 4/25/03 1:18 PM
MOSUL, Iraq (AP) -- Until recently, Ammar Mahmood and Waleed Abmeed were lieutenants in the Iraqi army, treating soldiers at Mosul's Military Hospital who were wounded by U.S. bullets and bombs.
Tariq Aziz, captured by coalition, was once Iraq's face to the world - 4/25/03 12:02 PM
In the early 1990s, he was a familiar presence at the United Nations -- white haired, eloquent, his English flawless.
Developments in Iraq's oil fields, world oil markets - 4/25/03 11:48 AM
THE OIL FIELDS: Oil was being pumped from the Jambur field near the city of Kirkuk and will supply fuel for power plants in northern Iraq.
U.S. forces capture former senior official in Saddam's intelligence service - 4/25/03 11:20 AM
A former Iraqi intelligence official accused of links to al-Qaida has been captured by U.S. forces, American officials said Friday. The announcement came a day after the surrender of Saddam loyalist Tariq Aziz, for years the regime's most public face.
Rumsfeld says Iraqis can form their own government, so long as it not religious-style - 4/25/03 11:15 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld is ruling out an Iran-style religious government in Iraq as well as any attempt by Syria and others in the region to influence Iraq's future.
Former Iraqi spy official captured by U.S. forces - 4/25/03 10:53 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Former Iraqi intelligence official Farouk Hijazi has been captured by U.S forces in Iraq, a U.S. official said Friday.
Iraq restarts flow of northern oil - 4/25/03 10:35 AM
DOHA, Qatar (AP) -- The flow of oil has resumed from Iraq's northern oil fields -- another step toward restoring the country's once booming petroleum industry, U.S. reconstruction officials said Friday.
Tariq Aziz captured, U.S. says; He was public face of Iraqi government - 4/25/03 10:30 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. officials, pleased to have former Iraqi official Tariq Aziz in custody, say they're optimistic even more wanted Iraqis will be captured in coming days. A top Iraqi intelligence officer was the latest apprehension confirmed Friday.
Iraq-Refugees - 4/25/03 10:03 AM
With few Iraqis having left the country because of the U.S.-led war, the agency is now turning its attention to preparing for the mass return, said Ron Redmond, spokesman for the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees. He stressed, however, that the country was still far from ready to accept those who want to ...
San Diego-based sailors await homecoming after 10 months at sea - 4/25/03 9:59 AM
ABOARD THE USS SHILOH (AP) -- After 10 months at sea, Roger Cooper knows he now has to face his 6-year-old son and explain why he had to be away so long serving in the war in Iraq.
Iraqi spy, taken into custody, at home in a shady world - 4/25/03 9:44 AM
Little is known about Farouk Hijazi, the Iraqi spymaster who has been taken into custody by coalition forces -- except that he could be the key figure who links Saddam Hussein to al-Qaida.
Turkish foreign ministry summons U.S. ambassador over alleged remarks by Garner - 4/25/03 9:24 AM
ISTANBUL, Turkey (AP) -- Turkey's foreign ministry summoned the U.S. ambassador Friday to explain a reported reference by the U.S. official in charge of rebuilding Iraq to a northern Iraqi city as Kurdish.
Bodies of two British soldiers who may have been executed in Iraq are flown home - 4/25/03 9:14 AM
LONDON (AP) -- Two British soldiers who may have been executed by Iraqi forces were flown home Friday, while an investigation into their deaths continues.
Tariq Aziz captured, U.S. says; he was public face of Iraqi government - 4/25/03 8:51 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. officials, pleased to have former Iraqi official Tariq Aziz in custody, say they're optimistic even more wanted Iraqis will be captured in coming days. A top Iraqi intelligence officer was the latest apprehension confirmed Friday.
U.S. forces capture former senior official in Saddam's intelligence service - 4/25/03 8:49 AM
Farouk Hijazi, an Iraqi diplomat who once helped run Saddam Hussein's intelligence service, has been captured by U.S. forces, American officials said Friday. The announcement came a day after the surrender of Saddam loyalist Tariq Aziz, for many years the most public face of the regime.
Former Iraqi spy chief captured by U.S. forces - 4/25/03 8:42 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Former Iraqi spy chief Farouk Hijazi has been captured by U.S forces in Iraq, a U.S. official said Friday.
U.S. Marines returning from Iraq wash up and prepare to head home - 4/25/03 8:40 AM
CAMP PATRIOT, Kuwait (AP) -- Marines returning from Iraq washed their vehicles and cleaned their weapons Friday as they prepared to return home, the first U.S. ground unit ordered to ship out from the Persian Gulf.
U.S. forces capture former senior official in Saddam's intelligence service - 4/25/03 8:35 AM
Farouk Hijazi, an Iraqi diplomat who once helped run Saddam Hussein's intelligence service, has been captured by U.S. forces, American officials said Friday. The announcement came a day after the surrender of Saddam loyalist Tariq Aziz, for many years the most public face of the regime.
WASHN: wanted officials. - 4/25/03 8:31 AM
Hijazi, who also has served as Iraq's ambassador to Turkey, is considered a prize catch.
Former Iraqi Spy Chief Captured by U.S. forces - 4/25/03 8:23 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Former Iraqi spy chief Farouk Hijazi has been captured by U.S forces in Iraq, a U.S. official said Friday.
Iraq-Refugees - 4/25/03 6:59 AM
With few Iraqis having left the country because of the U.S.-led war, the agency is now turning its attention to preparing for the mass return, said Ron Redmond, spokesman for the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees. He stressed, however, that the country was still far from ready to accept those who want to
High-profile Iraqi leader surrenders; Rumsfeld rules out Iranian-style government for Iraq - 4/25/03 6:49 AM
Tariq Aziz, often the public face of Saddam Hussein's regime, was undergoing questioning Friday after surrendering to U.S. forces. Looking ahead, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said Washington won't allow an Iranian-style Islamic government in Iraq.
San Diego-based sailors await homecoming after 10 months at sea - 4/25/03 6:40 AM
ABOARD THE USS SHILOH (AP) -- After 10 months at sea, Roger Cooper knows he now has to face his 6-year-old son and explain why he had to be away so long serving in the war in Iraq.
High-profile Iraqi leader in U.S. custody; Rumsfeld rules out Iranian-style government for Iraq - 4/25/03 6:28 AM
Tariq Aziz, often the public face of Saddam Hussein's regime, was undergoing questioning Friday after surrendering to U.S. forces. Looking ahead, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said Washington won't allow an Iranian-style Islamic government in Iraq.
Failure to find Iraqi weapons of mass destruction doesn't remove justification for the war, British official says - 4/25/03 6:14 AM
LONDON (AP) -- A failure to find weapons of mass destruction in Iraq would not mean that the war was unjustified or that the coalition exaggerated the threat posed by Saddam Hussein, British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw said Friday.
Tariq Aziz captured, U.S. says; he was public face of Iraqi government - 4/25/03 5:29 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. officials, pleased to have former Iraqi official Tariq Aziz in custody, say they're optimistic even more wanted Iraqis will be captured in coming days.
Unexploded bombs make children new casualties of war - 4/25/03 5:22 AM
MOSUL, Iraq (AP) -- It was two boys fighting over what they thought was a toy. Only it wasn't a toy at all.
Children of Air Force personnel get idea of what parents go through at deployment - 4/25/03 3:42 AM
DOVER, Del. (AP) -- As they waited in line to receive dog tags and have their passport photos taken, the children of active duty personnel got an idea of what happens when their parents are deployed.
Rumsfeld says Iraqis can form their own government, so long as it not religious-style - 4/25/03 3:33 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld is ruling out an Iran-style religious government in Iraq as well as any attempt by Syria and others in the region to influence Iraq's future.
U.S. goals in Iraq _ quick withdrawal and democratic government _ may conflict - 4/25/03 2:56 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The message sent by the passionate Shiite Muslim pilgrimage to Karbala -- Get out of Iraq, and don't expect us to pick a government bearing an American stamp -- has drawn this response from the United States
At U.S. field hospital, staff treat civilians, prisoners, U.S. soldiers - 4/25/03 1:34 AM
TALLIL, Iraq (AP) -- Sitting on a hospital bed, a young woman shrouded in black cradles the bandaged stump where her right foot once was and weeps for her husband and family -- killed when Saddam Hussein's forces put them in the middle of the fighting.
The night the lights went on: Rat-tat-tat-tat - 4/25/03 1:30 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Jubilant residents of south Baghdad celebrated the end of a three-week power outage Thursday by firing guns into the air, now ritual as electricity blinks back on, neighborhood by neighborhood.
A chance encounter leads to one family finding their home _ intact, against all odds - 4/25/03 1:29 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- In March, when the U.S. Air Force planes broadcast the warning -- the attack was coming, bombs would fall and anyone or anything near a targets was at risk -- Sadd Kerikor Eskander listened.
Australian flag flies over remnants of Iraq's defeated air force - 4/25/03 1:29 AM
AL ASAD AIRFIELD, Iraq (AP) -- Not a single Iraqi plane was believed to have made it off the ground during the U.S.-led war to topple Saddam Hussein, and this isolated airfield in the western Iraqi desert shows why.
France may face consequences for its stand on Iraq, Straw says - 4/25/03 12:41 AM
LONDON (AP) -- France may face consequences for opposing the U.S.-led war against Iraq, Britain's foreign secretary said Thursday, echoing similar warnings from Washington.

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