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Monday  April 28, 2003

In heart of Saddam's Baghdad, a promise for a new Iraqi government - 4/28/03 10:29 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Delegates from inside and outside Iraq agreed Monday to hold a nation-building meeting next month and fashion a temporary, post-Saddam Hussein government that the United States predicted could be in place within days after that.
Annan declined invitation to send U.N. representative to Baghdad gathering - 4/28/03 10:27 PM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan declined a U.S. invitation to send a representative to Monday's meeting in Baghdad on forming a temporary government in Iraq -- a reflection of the world body's still unclear role in reconstruction of the country.
Syria detains two British special forces troops, later releases them - 4/28/03 8:05 PM
LONDON (AP) -- Syrian forces captured two British special forces soldiers who had entered the country from Iraq, detaining them for five days before releasing them, a British news agency reported Monday.
In heart of Saddam's Baghdad, a promise for a new Iraqi government - 4/28/03 7:41 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Delegates from inside and outside Iraq agreed Monday to hold a nation-building meeting next month and fashion a temporary, post-Saddam Hussein government that the United States predicted could be in place within days after that.
USAID ignored its rule on security clearances in Iraq reconstruction contract - 4/28/03 7:17 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The government ignored its own rule requiring security clearances for companies seeking Iraq rebuilding contracts, an internal investigation found Monday, awarding a seaport project to a firm without such a clearance.
Final U.S. soldier missing in Iraq confirmed dead - 4/28/03 6:49 PM
LOS FRESNOS, Texas (AP) -- The body of a soldier found the day after a convoy was ambushed in southern Iraq was identified as Army Spc. Edward John Anguiano, the last missing soldier in Iraq, the Pentagon said Monday.
Tests cast doubt on possible find of Iraqi chemical weapons - 4/28/03 6:43 PM
BAIJI, Iraq (AP) -- A metal drum found in northern Iraq that initially tested positive for nerve and blister agents might instead contain rocket fuel, according to new tests, a U.S. chemical weapons expert said Monday.
Iraqis now free to sin; some vow revenge against Americans who made it that way - 4/28/03 6:38 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- When the Atlas Cinema last showed "Blue Chill," people screamed: "Yes! Yes!" every time the actors began kissing, only to see the scratched reel jump to the next scene. On Monday, they sat in awed silence as naked couples writhed on screen.
Connecticut Marine buried in rare Buddhist funeral at Arlington - 4/28/03 6:07 PM
ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) -- Surrounded by Marines in crisp blue uniforms, Buddhist monks in flowing orange robes prayed over the casket of Cpl. Kemaphoom Chanawongse Monday at Arlington National Cemetery.
Coalition troop casualties, MIAs - 4/28/03 5:42 PM
The names of coalition casualties, provided by relatives or military officials. The AP and the Pentagon both counted 137 dead U.S. servicemembers Monday. The British government said 32 of its soldiers had died.
Quiet birthdays for Saddam and bin Laden _ alive or dead - 4/28/03 5:26 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Saddam Hussein turned 66 (or maybe not) on Monday in much the same style that Osama bin Laden recently grew another year older (or maybe not): gone from the public eye, supposedly plotting revenge while key henchmen in U.S. custody keep their names alive.
Franks says no security breaches with embeds, and they will be used again - 4/28/03 5:24 PM
CAMP AS SAYLIYAH, Qatar (AP) -- Gen. Tommy Franks said Monday there were no operational security breaches involving embedded reporters in the war against Iraq and that the U.S. military would bring journalists along with front-line forces in the future.
On what would be his 66th birthday, Saddam remains center of speculation, dread - 4/28/03 5:15 PM
TIKRIT, Iraq (AP) -- Saddam Hussein's hometown loyalists celebrated his 66th birthday Monday with blood oaths and vows of devotion, three weeks after the U.S. military drove him from power. In Baghdad, residents scorned the ousted leader and swapped rumors that he would surface for a final birthday attack.
Kurdish paramilitaries comply with U.S. order to cease armed patrols - 4/28/03 5:09 PM
MOSUL, Iraq (AP) -- Kurdish paramilitary forces said Monday they are complying with a U.S. Army order to cease armed patrols and that they will not act as an occupation force in Mosul, a city deeply divided between Kurds and Arabs.
Poland considers providing thousands of troops as stabilizers in Iraq - 4/28/03 4:55 PM
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Poland's government said Monday it may send troops to Iraq as part of a stabilization force, but only if other coalition members finance the mission, Defense Minister Jerzy Szmajdzinski said.
Final U.S. soldier missing in Iraq confirmed dead - 4/28/03 4:17 PM
LOS FRESNOS, Texas (AP) -- Army Sgt. Edward John Anguiano, the last U.S. soldier missing in Iraq, was found dead, family members and the Pentagon said Monday.
In heart of Saddam's Baghdad, a promise for a new Iraqi government - 4/28/03 4:08 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Delegates from inside and outside Iraq agreed Monday to hold a nation-building meeting next month and fashion a temporary, post-Saddam Hussein government that the United States predicted could be in place within days after that.
Iraqis now free to sin; some vow revenge against Americans who made it that way - 4/28/03 4:03 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- When the Atlas Cinema last showed "Blue Chill," people screamed: "Yes! Yes!" every time the actors began kissing, only to see the scratched reel jump to the next scene. On Monday, they sat in awed silence as naked couples writhed on screen.
Final U.S. soldier missing in Iraq was killed, family says - 4/28/03 4:01 PM
LOS FRESNOS, Texas (AP) -- Army Sgt. Edward John Anguiano, the last U.S. soldier missing in Iraq, has been found dead, family members said Monday.
Special Forces soldiers operated inside Iraq months before war began - 4/28/03 3:38 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. Special Forces soldiers worked secretly with Iraqis in a Baghdad suburb for months before the war began, military officials disclosed on Monday.
Iraq's oil industry has fitful start, big money still long way off - 4/28/03 3:17 PM
DOHA, Qatar (AP) -- The rebirth of Iraq's once-booming oil industry could challenge the world's big oil exporters and bring down prices -- if it cranks up production to fund reconstruction projects and is unfettered by market controls.
Two Iraqis killed in attacks on U.S. command centers - 4/28/03 2:47 PM
MOSUL, Iraq (AP) -- Two Iraqis were killed Monday night in attacks on U.S. tactical command centers in the northern city of Mosul, and a newly established information center was evacuated after it came under fire.
Delegates to Iraq conference agree to meet within a month to select interim government - 4/28/03 2:31 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- An all-day meeting of U.S. administrators and delegates from Iraq's political factions agreed Monday to convene a larger conference within a month that will select an interim government for the war-torn nation.
Iraq-Leaving the Uniform - 4/28/03 2:14 PM
The National Guardsman was activated last month and is preparing for another trip to Iraq.
Army Rangers get pre-dawn homecoming in Georgia - 4/28/03 2:08 PM
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) -- The Iraqis didn't want Capt. Jack Rich's company of Army Rangers to leave, but he had another mission awaiting him at home.
Kurdish paramilitaries comply with U.S. order to cease armed patrols - 4/28/03 1:49 PM
MOSUL, Iraq (AP) -- Kurdish paramilitary forces said Monday they are complying with a U.S. Army order to cease armed patrols and that they will not act as an occupation force in Mosul, a city deeply divided between Kurds and Arabs.
On what would be his 66th birthday, Saddam remains center of speculation, dread - 4/28/03 1:43 PM
TIKRIT, Iraq (AP) -- Saddam Hussein's hometown loyalists celebrated his 66th birthday Monday with blood oaths and vows of devotion, three weeks after the U.S. military drove him from power. In Baghdad, residents scorned the ousted leader and swapped rumors that he would surface for a final birthday attack.
BAGHDAD, Iraq: southern Iraq. - 4/28/03 1:40 PM
Shiite and Sunni Muslim clerics in robes, Kurds from the north, tribal chiefs in Arab headdresses and Westernized exiles in expensive suits came together for the conference.
BAGHDAD, Iraq: Khalilzad said. - 4/28/03 1:36 PM
The meeting was attended by 300 people from groups from inside and outside Iraq.
Developments in Iraq's oil fields, world oil markets - 4/28/03 12:49 PM
THE OIL FIELDS: Engineers were working to repair line leaks that temporarily suspended the flow of oil to the southern refinery in Basra.
Kurdish paramilitaries comply with U.S. order to cease armed patrols - 4/28/03 12:05 PM
MOSUL, Iraq (AP) -- Kurdish paramilitary forces said Monday they are complying with a U.S. Army order to cease armed patrols and that they will not act as an occupation force in Mosul, a city deeply divided between Kurds and Arabs.
Iraqis come together with U.S. administrator for government talks, Rumsfeld praises troops - 4/28/03 11:37 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Stressing unity in a divided land, more than 200 delegates from inside and outside Iraq haggled Monday over Iraq's future, meeting in Saddam Hussein's elaborate convention hall under the protection of a ring of U.S. tanks.
On what would be his 66th birthday, Saddam remains center of speculation, fear, dread - 4/28/03 11:37 AM
TIKRIT, Iraq (AP) -- Saddam Hussein's 66th birthday arrived Monday with none of the elaborate fanfare of past years but with rumors that the deposed leader was still alive -- and was planning a revenge attack to mark the occasion.
USS Kitty Hawk to return to Japan from Gulf on May 6 - 4/28/03 10:39 AM
TOKYO (AP) -- The U.S. aircraft carrier Kitty Hawk will return from the Persian Gulf to its home port near Tokyo on May 6.
Blair: no doubt Saddam had banned weapons - 4/28/03 10:00 AM
LONDON (AP) -- Prime Minister Tony Blair said Monday he had no doubt that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction and predicted that evidence would emerge linking Saddam Hussein to terrorist groups.
British commander sees no sign of Tehran government influencing Iraq - 4/28/03 9:41 AM
CAMP AS SAYLIYAH, Qatar (AP) -- The commander of British forces in the Persian Gulf said Monday he saw no sign the Iranian government was meddling in Iraqi affairs, despite U.S. claims to the contrary.
On what would be his 66th birthday, Saddam remains center of speculation, fear, dread - 4/28/03 9:08 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Saddam Hussein's 66th birthday arrived Monday with none of the elaborate fanfare of past years but with rumors that the deposed dictator was still alive -- and was planning something dastardly to mark the occasion.
Iraqis come together with U.S. administrator for government talks, Rumsfeld praises troops - 4/28/03 8:37 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Stressing unity in a divided land, more than 200 delegates from inside and outside Iraq met Monday at Saddam Hussein's elaborate convention hall, protected by a ring of U.S. tanks as they searched for agreement on a new government.
Oil leaks stymie petroleum production in southern Iraq - 4/28/03 8:09 AM
DOHA, Qatar (AP) -- Engineers were racing Monday to repair oil leaks that have stymied efforts to restart a key oil refinery in southern Iraq, where supplies of finished products such as gasoline are running short.
Blair: no doubt Saddam had banned weapons - 4/28/03 7:59 AM
LONDON (AP) -- There is no doubt that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction, Prime Minister Tony Blair said Monday, predicting that evidence would also emerge linking the former Iraqi leader to terrorist groups.
One-third of Iraq's crop is safe, the rest remains in doubt, U.N. food agency says - 4/28/03 6:52 AM
ROME (AP) -- About one-third of Iraq's spring grain crop appears to have been spared damage from the war, a U.N. food agency said Monday. The rest of the badly needed crop remains in doubt.
Kurdish fighters face deadline to end armed patrols in Mosul - 4/28/03 5:52 AM
MOSUL, Iraq (AP) -- Kurdish paramilitary forces have begun complying with U.S. Army orders to stop conducting armed patrols at checkpoints in Mosul, in order to relieve tensions between Arabs and Kurds, U.S. military officials said Monday.
Developments in Iraq's oil fields, world oil markets - 4/28/03 5:28 AM
THE OIL FIELDS: Engineers were working to repair line leaks that temporarily suspended the flow of oil to the southern refinery in Basra.
USS Kitty Hawk to return to Japan from Gulf on May 6 - 4/28/03 5:07 AM
TOKYO (AP) -- The U.S. aircraft carrier Kitty Hawk will return from the Persian Gulf to its home port just south of Tokyo on May 6.
Blair warns against French vision of multipolar world - 4/28/03 4:52 AM
LONDON (AP) -- French President Jacques Chirac's vision of a multipolar world risks deepening divisions between Europe and the United States, Prime Minister Tony Blair said in an interview published Monday
Key Shiite group indicates readiness to join U.S.-led talks on forming government - 4/28/03 2:26 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Iraqi delegates -- dressed in business suits and clerics' robes -- assembled Monday morning behind a wall of U.S. Army tanks surrounding Saddam Hussein's showcase convention hall to work on the difficult process of forming a government to replace the longtime dictator.
After years of oppression, Iraq's Bedouin tribes start to emerge from desert isolation - 4/28/03 1:42 AM
NASIRIYAH, Iraq (AP) -- Wahid Soud, a proud man in a patched, dirty white robe, spent a lifetime in the desert to escape harassment by Saddam Hussein's henchmen. Now that the dictator is gone, Soud has brought his family and herd to greener pastures outside this southern city.
Commander who led troops into Baghdad says U.S. soldiers were underestimated - 4/28/03 1:33 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Before the capital fell, armchair generals painted gloomy scenarios of perilous street fighting and plenty of American dead in Baghdad. America could fight from the air, they said, but lacked the stomach for a fight on the ground.
Disgraced, but still worth something: In Iraq, Saddam dinars in every wallet - 4/28/03 1:17 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- They toppled statues, shredded paintings and defaced murals, all to wipe Saddam Hussein's omnipresent image from the Iraqi psyche. But three weeks after the Americans took Baghdad, the fact remains: Saddam is still in everybody's pocket.
Iraqi POW, home at last, recounts tale; one of 200 released by U.S. military - 4/28/03 1:17 AM
BASRA, Iraq (AP) -- Down a dusty road, past the wandering livestock and barefoot children, Asa'ad Atta Abdul Sayyed Sukeini's eyes brightened when he saw the small mud house. After nearly a month in a coalition prisoner-of-war camp, he was home.
Iraqi boy seriously injured in war gets successful skin graft - 4/28/03 12:59 AM
KUWAIT CITY (AP) -- A 12-year-old Iraqi boy who lost both arms and was severely burned in the bombardment of Baghdad is in "much better spirits" following a successful skin graft operation, his plastic surgeon said.

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