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Friday  May 28, 2004

Former opposition exile chosen as prime minister by Iraqi Governing Council - 5/28/04 10:23 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- The Iraqi Governing Council chose a longtime anti-Saddam Hussein exile to become prime minister of Iraq's interim government, making the surprise announcement Friday despite U.N. concerns over his ties to the United States and the CIA.
Poland questions reports of abuse by Polish troops in Iraq - 5/28/04 9:57 PM
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Polish officials on Friday denied that their troops mistreated Iraqi prisoners, saying there is no substance to the claim that surfaced in the U.S. investigation of abuse at Abu Ghraib prison.
A daily look at U.S. military deaths in Iraq - 5/28/04 7:24 PM
As of Friday, May 28, 800 U.S. service members have died since the beginning of military operations in Iraq last year, according to the Defense Department. Of those, 585 died as a result of hostile action and 215 died of non-hostile causes.
White House praises selection of Iraqi exile as prime minister - 5/28/04 6:17 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The White House on Friday gave a glowing endorsement of a once-exiled Shiite Muslim to be prime minister of Iraq after initially expressing hesitancy about the choice.
Former opposition exile chosen as prime minister by Iraqi Governing Council - 5/28/04 5:11 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- The Iraqi Governing Council chose a longtime anti-Saddam Hussein exile to become prime minister of Iraq's interim government, making the surprise announcement Friday despite U.N. concerns over his ties to the United States and the CIA.
617 prisoners released from Abu Ghraib prison - 5/28/04 4:35 PM
ABU GHRAIB, Iraq (AP) -- Shots rang out Friday as U.S. soldiers escorted 617 prisoners away from Abu Ghraib prison, prompting a return volley toward nearby apartment buildings.
Governing Council nominates Iyad Allawi as prime minister of transitional Iraq government - 5/28/04 4:30 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- The Iraqi Governing Council on Friday chose one of its members, Iyad Allawi, a Shiite Muslim and former exiled opponent of Saddam Hussein, to become prime minister in the new government taking power June 30.
Attackers wound two soldiers in Kufa, shell U.S. base in Najaf; assaults threaten peace deal - 5/28/04 3:32 PM
NAJAF, Iraq (AP) -- Attackers wounded two U.S. soldiers Friday and mortar shells rained down on the main American base in Najaf -- separate incidents that threatened the deal aimed at ending the bloody, seven-week standoff around this Shiite holy city.
Powell signals willingness to compromise on Iraq's control of U.S. troops - 5/28/04 3:24 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Secretary of State Colin Powell said Friday the Bush administration was open to suggestions by China and other nations that would strengthen control by a new Iraqi government over U.S.-led forces in the country.
Investigators probing military intelligence's role in abuses in Iraq prisons, elsewhere - 5/28/04 2:38 PM
Seven low-level military police have been the public faces of prison abuse in Iraq.
Governing Council nominates Iyad Allawi as prime minister of transitional Iraq government - 5/28/04 2:08 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- The Iraqi Governing Council on Friday chose one of its members, Iyad Allawi, a Shiite Muslim and former exiled opponent of Saddam Hussein, to become prime minister in the new government taking power June 30.
Governing Council nominates Iyad Allawi as prime minister of transitional Iraq government - 5/28/04 1:42 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- The Iraqi Governing Council on Friday chose one of its members, Iyad Allawi, a Shiite Muslim and former exiled opponent of Saddam Hussein, to become prime minister in the new government taking power June 30.
Al-Sadr gunmen fire on U.S. troops in Kufa, straining truce - 5/28/04 1:13 PM
NAJAF, Iraq (AP) -- Gunmen opened fire on a U.S. patrol Friday near the mosque stronghold of a radical cleric, wounding two American soldiers and raising fears over an agreement aimed at ending the bloody standoff around this Shiite holy city.
Bush pledges transfer of full sovereignty in Iraq - 5/28/04 12:43 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush pledged Friday that the U.S.-led coalition will transfer "complete and full sovereignty" to a caretaker government in Iraq, responding to doubts that Washington will yield total control to the new leaders.
Governing Council nominates Iyad Allawi as prime minister of transitional Iraq government - 5/28/04 12:01 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- The Iraqi Governing Council on Friday nominated one of its members -- Iyad Allawi, a Shiite Muslim who was prominent in the exiled opposition against Saddam Hussein -- to become prime minister in the new government taking power June 30, members said.
Hearing scheduled for Pfc. Lynndie England on prisoner abuse charges, lawyer says - 5/28/04 11:34 AM
FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) -- Army Pfc. Lynndie England, who appeared in Abu Ghraib prison photographs pointing at Iraqi prisoners' genitals and holding a leash attached to a detainee, will face a military court hearing next month, her lawyer said Friday.
U.S. soldiers escorting prisoners from Abu Ghraib exchange gunfire with unknown attackers - 5/28/04 9:36 AM
ABU GHRAIB, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. soldiers escorting a convoy of at least 500 prisoners released from the Abu Ghraib facility briefly exchanged gunfire with unknown assailants Friday after stopping in the middle of a highway outside the Iraqi capital.
Putin speaks with Bush, says U.N. resolution must accelerate handover of sovereignty to Iraqis - 5/28/04 9:36 AM
MOSCOW (AP) -- Vladimir Putin and President Bush spoke Friday about the situation in Iraq, and the Russian leader underlined that a U.N. resolution proposed by Washington must give Iraqis "real sovereignty."
Governing Council nominates Iyad Allawi as prime minister of transitional Iraq government - 5/28/04 9:32 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- The Iraqi Governing Council on Friday nominated one of its own members, Iyad Allawi, a Shiite Muslim physician who spent years in exile, to become prime minister of the new government to take power June 30, members said.
Three NBC journalists, Iraqi freelancer released after three days in captivity - 5/28/04 8:46 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Iraqi gunmen released three veteran NBC journalists and an Iraqi freelancer Friday, three days after the group was captured in Fallujah, NBC said in a statement.
U.S. soldiers escorting prisoners from Abu Ghraib come under attack; two U.S. soldiers wounded in Kufa - 5/28/04 7:24 AM
NAJAF, Iraq (AP) -- Gunmen opened fire on a U.S. Army vehicle Friday in Najaf's twin city, wounding two American soldiers and raising fears over the agreement struck the day before to end the bloody standoff around this Shiite holy city. Mortars fell on the main U.S. garrison but caused no injuries.
Poland questions reports of abuse by Polish troops in Iraq - 5/28/04 6:38 AM
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- The Polish military denied allegations Friday that its troops were involved in prisoner abuse in Iraq.
Two bodies found in Iraq identified as Japanese - 5/28/04 6:22 AM
TOKYO (AP) -- Gunmen attacked a car carrying two Japanese journalists in Iraq and the vehicle burst into flames, Japan's Foreign Ministry said Friday. Two bodies were found at the scene, and hospital officials identified them as Japanese.
U.S. soldiers escorting prisoners from Abu Ghraib come under attack; two US soldiers wounded in Kufa - 5/28/04 5:58 AM
ABU GHRAIB, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. soldiers escorting a convoy of buses filled with Abu Ghraib prison inmates being released came under attack Friday, but there were no reports of casualties. Two U.S. soldiers were wounded in Kufa despite an agreement to end fighting between U.S. forces and Shiite insurgents.
U.S. soldiers escorting prisoners from Abu Ghraib come under attack - 5/28/04 4:55 AM
ABU GHRAIB, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. soldiers escorting a convoy of buses filled with Abu Ghraib prison inmates on their way to be released came under attack Friday, but there were no reports of casualties. In Kufa, explosions were heard one day after an agreement to end fighting between U.S. forces and Shiite in ...
Two bodies in Iraq identified as Japanese - 5/28/04 4:04 AM
TOKYO (AP) -- Two bodies found near where Japanese journalists were attacked in Iraq have been identified by hospital officials as Japanese citizens, a government spokesman said Friday.
Explosions rock center of Iraqi city - 5/28/04 4:00 AM
KUFA, Iraq (AP) -- Explosions were heard Friday in the center of the Iraqi city of Kufa, one day after an agreement to end fighting between U.S. forces and Shiite insurgents here and in the twin city Najaf.
U.S. soldiers escorting prisoners from Abu Ghraib come under attack - 5/28/04 3:18 AM
ABU GHRAIB, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. soldiers escorting a convoy of prisoners released from the Abu Ghraib facility came under attack Friday, forcing the buses to stop on an Iraqi highway.
Three NBC journalists, Iraqi freelancer released after three days in captivity - 5/28/04 2:45 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Iraqi gunmen released three veteran NBC journalists and an Iraqi freelancer Friday, three days after the group was captured in Fallujah, NBC said in a statement.
U.S. military releases some prisoners from Abu Ghraib - 5/28/04 2:44 AM
ABU GHRAIB, Iraq (AP) -- The U.S. military released Iraqi prisoners Friday from the Abu Ghraib facility, the center of a scandal involving abuse of detainees by American soldiers.
Coalition suspends operations in Najaf after anti-American cleric offers to end standoff - 5/28/04 1:25 AM
NAJAF, Iraq (AP) -- The U.S.-led coalition agreed Thursday to suspend offensive military operations in Najaf after Shiite leaders struck a deal with a radical cleric to end fighting that killed more than 350 Iraqis and 21 coalition troops.

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