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Friday  May 2, 2003

Orlando honors former POW who was captured in Iraq - 5/2/03 11:12 PM
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- A pilot who was captured after his helicopter went down in Iraq said a combination of events, including heavy enemy fire, led to the crash.
Key Iraqi exiles hold back on U.S. plan to revive oil industry - 5/2/03 7:42 PM
LONDON (AP) -- U.S. efforts to rebuild Iraq's economically vital oil industry could be hindered by the refusal of key Iraqi experts to participate, analysts and oil professionals say.
Tape shows exhausted, confused Saddam promising eventual victory over coalition - 5/2/03 4:40 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- In what is purported to be his last known wartime speech -- a video never before televised -- Saddam Hussein appears exhausted, at times confused and seemingly resigned to defeat, but he tells Iraqis that God, somehow, will help them expel the American-British occupiers.
Prominent Iranian cleric urges suicide attacks to expel U.S. from Iraq - 5/2/03 4:28 PM
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- A leading Iranian cleric urged Iraqis to use suicide attacks to expel U.S. forces from Iraq and learn from Iran's Islamic revolution to set up a new government.
Putin says nations must decide on world order after Iraq war - 5/2/03 4:26 PM
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin said Friday that the international community must decide what kind of world order it wants in the wake of the U.S.-led war on Iraq.
Two arrested after gunfire in Iraqi holy city; clerics blame Baath operatives - 5/2/03 4:23 PM
NAJAF, Iraq (AP) -- Gunmen shot automatic weapons and threw a hand grenade Friday outside the central shrine in this holy city. Two men were arrested -- and turned out to be suspects in the brutal murder of an Islamic cleric at the same spot last month.
U.S. forces kill three suspected Iraqi paramilitary fighters taking ammunition from cache - 5/2/03 4:18 PM
TIKRIT, Iraq (AP) -- Soldiers with the U.S. Army 4th Infantry Division killed three suspected Iraqi paramilitary fighters Friday after a drone surveillance plane spotted them taking mortar rounds from an ammunition cache.
U.S. officials summon Baghdad police back to duty on Sunday - 5/2/03 3:55 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Iraq's U.S. administrators have called on all Baghdad policemen to return to their jobs on Sunday, with a slight change of uniform, to help restore order in the capital.
In postwar Baghdad, life flows back into abandoned international compounds - 5/2/03 3:49 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Veronique Taveau leaned out her window, struggling to get a signal on her handheld satellite telephone. "Khaled? Khaled? I can't find that out," she boomed. "We are not allowed to go outside the building."
Aid group asks U.S. to make improving medical care a priority in Iraq - 5/2/03 3:39 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. forces now trying to restore basic services in Iraq have failed to help the country's hospitals that are treating the sick and wounded, the humanitarian group Doctors Without Borders said Friday.
Official to head Iraq's economic recovery says job will take time - 5/2/03 3:18 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The United States will help transform Iraq's ravaged economy from establishing a sound currency to putting in place laws to attract investment, but it will take time, a top U.S. official involved in the effort said Friday.
Three more of Iraq's `most wanted' in custody, U.S. military says - 5/2/03 3:02 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Tracking the scattered vestiges of Saddam Hussein's ousted regime, the U.S. military announced Friday that three more members of its most-wanted "deck of cards" were in custody, including one of Saddam's most trusted aides and a top weapons-development official.
U.S. troops capture three senior regime officials, raid Saddam's hometown - 5/2/03 2:18 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- U.S.-led forces detained three top leaders of Saddam Hussein's regime, including a vice president and a director of weapons development, U.S. officials said Friday. American soldiers also staged a raid in Saddam's hometown, killing one Iraqi and arresting about 20.
Tape shows exhausted, confused Saddam promising eventual victory over coalition - 5/2/03 2:09 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- In what is purported to be his last known wartime speech -- a video never before televised -- Saddam Hussein appears exhausted, at times confused and seemingly resigned to defeat, but he tells Iraqis that God, somehow, will help them expel the American-British occupiers.
In postwar Baghdad, life flows back into abandoned international compounds - 5/2/03 1:48 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Veronique Taveau leaned out her window, struggling to get a signal on her handheld satellite telephone. "Khaled? Khaled? I can't find that out," she boomed. "We are not allowed to go outside the building."
Two arrested after gunfire in Iraqi holy city; clerics blame Baath operatives - 5/2/03 1:46 PM
NAJAF, Iraq (AP) -- Gunmen shot automatic weapons and threw hand grenades Friday outside the central shrine in this holy city. Two men were arrested -- and turned out to be suspects in the brutal murder of an Islamic cleric at the same spot last month.
Developments in Iraq's oil fields, world oil markets - 5/2/03 11:40 AM
THE OIL FIELDS: Engineers were trying to squeeze extra output from a refinery in the southern Iraqi city of Basra, where supplies of refined fuels were running low.
Branson, Virgin CEO, flies planeload of medical supplies to Iraq - 5/2/03 10:20 AM
BASRA, Iraq (AP) -- Sir Richard Branson used one of his 747s to fly 60 tons of medical supplies into Basra International Airport on Friday -- the first commercial airliner to land in Iraq since the war.
Arrests of most wanted Iraqis by coalition forces - 5/2/03 9:57 AM
Eighteen of the 55 wanted members of Saddam's inner circle are in custody. One other was reported killed.
U.S. troops capture three senior regime officials, raid Saddam's hometown - 5/2/03 9:22 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- U.S-led forces detained three top leaders of Saddam Hussein's regime, including a vice president and a director of weapons development, U.S. officials said Friday. American soldiers also staged a raid in Saddam's hometown, killing one Iraqi and arresting about 20.
Flying President Bush to carrier was 'just awesome' - 5/2/03 8:38 AM
Navy pilot John "Skip" Lussier has made hundreds of aircraft carrier landings but none to compare with his latest, a picture-perfect touchdown that could have come from the movie "Top Gun."
Three top members of Saddam Hussein's regime in custody, U.S. military says - 5/2/03 8:21 AM
DOHA, Qatar (AP) -- Three top members of Saddam Hussein's ousted regime, including one of his most trusted aides and the official in charge of developing weapons, were in custody Friday, the U.S. military said.
JIM HEINTZ Associated Press Writer - 5/2/03 7:42 AM
DOHA, Qatar (AP) -- The director of Iraq's office of military industrialization and one of Iraq's two vice presidents under Saddam Hussein have been taken in custody by the U.S.-led military coalition, U.S. Central Command announced Friday.
U.S. troops capture three senior regime officials, raid Saddam's hometown - 5/2/03 7:41 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- U.S-led forces captured three top officials of Saddam Hussein's regime, including a vice president and the military industrialization chief, U.S. officials said Friday. American soldiers also staged a raid in Saddam's hometown, killing one Iraqi and detaining about 20.
DOHA, Qatar: reported arrest. - 5/2/03 7:29 AM
Marouf was the only Kurd in the Baath hierarchy. He was appointed as one of Iraq's two vice presidents in 1975, but the position is seen largely as a gesture to the Kurdish minority and he had little real power.
DOHA, Qatar: No. 42. - 5/2/03 7:24 AM
The statement came several hours after the U.S. military in Baghdad said that a man said to be a close confidant of Saddam was under arrest Friday after being taken into custody in the Iraqi capital.
DOHA, Qatar: Command Council. - 5/2/03 7:22 AM
The statemnt did not give details of where the men were detained, where they were being held or whether they surrendered or were seized.
Iraq-Arrest - 5/2/03 7:20 AM
In a brief statement, Central Command identified the detained men as Abd al Tawab Mullah Huwaysh, director of the Office of Military Industrialization, and Taha Muhyl al Din Maruf, an Iraqi vice president and member of the Revolutionary Command Council.
Developments in Iraq's oil fields, world oil markets - 5/2/03 6:42 AM
THE OIL FIELDS: Engineers were trying to squeeze extra output from a refinery in the southern city of Basra, where supplies of refined fuels were running low.
U.S. troops raid Saddam's hometown; capture senior regime official - 5/2/03 6:30 AM
TIKRIT, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. soldiers raided a dozen buildings in Saddam Hussein's hometown Friday, killing one Iraqi and detaining about 20. U.S. officials also announced the capture in Baghdad of one of Saddam's most trusted aides.
Florida-based rescue group saved most U.S. troops in Iraq - 5/2/03 5:03 AM
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) -- Three weeks ago, Tony Cunha was flying a helicopter through a night sandstorm toward Baghdad. He and his unit were doing what they do best: rescuing fellow soldiers.
U.S. military: Top figure in Saddam regime arrested - 5/2/03 4:02 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- A top official from Saddam Hussein's former regime, a man said to be a close confidant of the leader himself, was under arrest Friday after being taken into custody in the Iraqi capital, the U.S. military said.
U.S. military: Top figure in Saddam regime reported arrested - 5/2/03 3:49 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- A top official of Saddam Hussein's former regime was reported under arrest Friday after being taken into custody in the Iraqi capital, the U.S. military said.
U.S. troops raid Saddam's hometown; one Iraqi killed, 20 detained - 5/2/03 3:41 AM
TIKRIT, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. soldiers raided a dozen buildings in Saddam Hussein's hometown Friday, killing one Iraqi and detaining about 20 people as part of a campaign to crush any regrouping of Saddam's loyalists.
BAGHDAD, Iraq: Infantry Division. - 5/2/03 3:38 AM
The announcement also said Muhammad Mahdi al-Salih, the former minister of trade, had been arrested Thursday. But the U.S. military had already reported his arrest on April 23, and U.S. Central Command in Doha, Qatar, could not immediately reconcile the discrepancy.
Cautious reaction abroad meets Bush's declaration major fighting over in Iraq - 5/2/03 2:05 AM
TOKYO (AP) -- With a potentially long and dangerous occupation ahead, President Bush's dramatic announcement that major combat in Iraq had ended was met on Friday with caution abroad, not cheers.
Australia to reopen diplomatic mission in Iraq 'soon' - 5/2/03 1:56 AM
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- Australia will soon reopen its diplomatic mission in Iraq -- 12 years after shutting it down at the start of the first Gulf War, the Australian Foreign Minister said Friday
Humanitarian efforts help coalition forces forge new relations with Iraqis - 5/2/03 1:51 AM
NASIRIYAH, Iraq (AP) -- In his first days of trying to help Iraqis feel more secure, Sgt. David Marr felt so insecure himself that he wore his body armor and helmet. Now he's ditched that gear for a T-shirt and headscarf and won the trust of local Bedouins who call him "Sheik Daoud."
In complicated post-Saddam landscape, many Iraqi Shiites reject Iranian influence - 5/2/03 1:41 AM
NAJAF, Iraq (AP) -- A faded door at number 206, Alley 57 opens into a cramped concrete courtyard. For years here, in a pale-green fountain, the father of Iran's Islamic revolution washed himself before he said his prayers.
For Americans, end of combat brings new worries about Iraq's uncertain future - 5/2/03 1:39 AM
Iraqi-American Ali al-Taye cheered the war in his homeland. Grad student Yvonne Bolten opposed it. The end of major military operations in Iraq finally has them seeing eye-to-eye.

The Above Headlines were gathered from various news sites.

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