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Friday  July 2, 2004

U.N. approves additional $380 million for victims of Iraq's 1990 invasion of Kuwait - 7/2/04 10:56 PM
GENEVA (AP) -- A U.N. panel overseeing compensation for victims of Iraq's 1990 invasion of Kuwait approved an additional $380 million in claims, officials said Friday.
Former Indian foreign minister is favored for U.N. Iraq envoy, diplomats say - 7/2/04 10:19 PM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Former Indian Foreign Secretary Salman Haidar is the frontrunner to be the new U.N. envoy to Iraq, diplomats said Friday.
Iraq's deputy foreign ministers urges France and Germany to help with military training - 7/2/04 8:41 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Iraq's deputy foreign minister appealed Friday to France and Germany to help build and train the country's security forces, saying the new Iraqi government wants to broaden its relations beyond Washington and London.
U.S. has spent $366 million of $18.4 billion in Iraq rebuilding funds - 7/2/04 7:15 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Only $366 million has been spent of the $18.4 billion President Bush and Congress provided last fall for rebuilding Iraq, a White House report showed Friday.
A daily look at U.S. military deaths in Iraq - 7/2/04 6:49 PM
As of Friday, July 2, 858 U.S. service members have died since the beginning of military operations in Iraq last year, according to the Defense Department. Of those, 636 died as a result of hostile action and 222 died of non-hostile causes.
Family of Turkish hostage in Iraq jubilant at word of his release - 7/2/04 5:58 PM
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- The mother of a Turkish laborer released Friday after a month held hostage by Iraqi militants was joyfully cooking her son's favorite meal. His father was preparing to sacrifice a sheep in thanks to God.
Shiites call for Saddam's execution, sentiments in Sunni community are less sharp - 7/2/04 5:21 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Thousands of Shiite Muslims chanted "Saddam must be executed" following prayer services Friday, while Sunnis generally ignored his court appearance -- underscoring how differently each community views Saddam Hussein and his legacy.
Gadhafi's daughter joins Saddam's defense team - 7/2/04 4:22 PM
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) -- The daughter of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi will help defend Saddam Hussein in court, a Jordanian lawyer and member of the legal team representing the former Iraqi dictator said Friday.
Saddam's courtroom defiance underscores gamble faced by Allawi's government - 7/2/04 4:12 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Saddam Hussein's defiant courtroom performance illustrates the gamble Iraq's new government is taking by rushing to prosecute the ousted dictator even as it deals with an insurgency and tries to project an image of independence from the United States.
Jordan, Yemen conditionally offer troops to Iraq to help U.S. ally - 7/2/04 3:56 PM
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) -- Jordan and Yemen offered troops to Iraq -- a major policy shift that could be an attempt to encourage other Arab and Muslim nations to help the country's new U.S.-backed government restore security.
Soldiers find they need to relearn some lessons from Iraq war - 7/2/04 3:27 PM
In preparing his soldiers for a yearlong tour in Iraq, Lt. Col. Todd Wood, a 3rd Infantry Division battalion commander, found during exercises this summer at the Army's National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif., that even the war veterans in his unit needed to relearn some lessons.
Insurgents fire rockets into central Baghdad, hitting two hotel compounds - 7/2/04 3:13 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Guerrillas using a makeshift launcher fired rockets into the heart of Baghdad on Friday, shaking the capital and hitting two hotel compounds frequented by foreigners.
Army's 3rd Infantry heading back to a changed Iraq - 7/2/04 2:44 PM
FORT IRWIN, Calif. (AP) -- Just after dawn, Lt. Col. Todd Wood's Humvee rolls across the desert to the outskirts of a mock Iraqi village. U.S. commandos swoop in by Black Hawk helicopter, snatch a leader of the "insurgency" and steal away, leaving Wood's soldiers to rush in and calm an angry Sunni Arab "ma ...
Chemical munitions found by Polish soldiers were being pursued by terrorists; U.S. says rockets posed no danger - 7/2/04 2:14 PM
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Terrorists may have been close to obtaining munitions containing the deadly nerve agent cyclosarin that Polish soldiers recovered last month in Iraq, the head of Poland's military intelligence said Friday.
Yemen willing to send peacekeeping forces to Iraq, but only with U.N. mandate - 7/2/04 12:19 PM
SAN'A, Yemen (AP) -- Yemen is willing to send peacekeeping forces to Iraq, but only if they form part of a force that is under U.N. control, Foreign Ministry officials said Friday.
Pakistani hostage freed in Iraq, official says - 7/2/04 12:11 PM
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) -- A Pakistani driver who was taken hostage by insurgents in Iraq has been freed, the information minister said Friday.
Saddam's court appearance big news in Arab world - 7/2/04 11:41 AM
CAIRO, Egypt (AP) -- Arab newspapers were fascinated by Saddam Hussein's court appearance, publishing Friday a series of photographs of the fallen dictator as he had never been seen before.
Insurgents fire rockets into central Baghdad; Yemen, Jordan willing to send troops - 7/2/04 11:20 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Insurgents launched a series of rocket strikes in Baghdad on Friday, hitting two hotel compounds used by Westerners, police and witnesses said. Three hostages -- two Turks and a Pakistani -- were released by their captors.
Pakistani hostage freed in Iraq, official says - 7/2/04 10:53 AM
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) -- A Pakistani driver who was taken hostage by insurgents in Iraq has been freed, Pakistan's information minister said Friday
Two U.S. Marines killed during operations west of Iraqi capital - 7/2/04 10:24 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- A U.S. Marine was killed in action Friday and a second died of wounds suffered in a separate engagement the previous day, the U.S. command said.
Chemical munitions found by Polish soldiers were being pursued by terrorists - 7/2/04 10:18 AM
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Terrorists may have been close to obtaining munitions containing the deadly nerve agent cyclosarin that Polish soldiers recovered last month in Iraq, the head of Poland's military intelligence said Friday.
Insurgents fire rockets into central Baghdad; Yemen, Jordan willing to send troops - 7/2/04 9:56 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Insurgents launched a series of rocket strikes in Baghdad on Friday, hitting two hotel compounds used by Westerners, police and witnesses said.
Yemen willing to send peacekeeping forces to Iraq, but only with U.N. mandate - 7/2/04 9:36 AM
SAN'A, Yemen (AP) -- Yemen is willing to send peacekeeping soldiers to Iraq if the deployment had U.N. backing and was under the control of the world body, Foreign Ministry officials said Friday.
Two Turkish hostages freed after their company agrees not to do business in Iraq - 7/2/04 9:26 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Iraqi insurgents on Friday freed two Turkish hostages whose company had reportedly promised to stop working with the U.S. miltary in Iraq to win their release.
Insurgents fire rockets into central Baghdad - 7/2/04 9:06 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Insurgents launched a series of rocket strikes in Baghdad on Friday, hitting two hotel compounds used by Westerners, police and witnesses said.
British soldier to stand trial over shooting of Iraqi boy - 7/2/04 8:44 AM
LONDON (AP) -- A British soldier will face court-martial over the shooting of a 13-year-old Iraqi boy, the government said Friday.
Chemical munitions found by Polish soldiers in Iraq date back to 1980s - 7/2/04 8:36 AM
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Warheads believed to contain the deadly nerve agent cyclosarin that were found by Polish troops in Iraq date back to Saddam Hussein's war with Iran in the 1980s, authorities said Friday.
British soldier to stand trial over death of Iraqi boy - 7/2/04 7:20 AM
LONDON (AP) -- A British soldier will stand trial over the shooting of a 13-year-old Iraqi boy, the government general said Friday.
Explosions rock central Baghdad - 7/2/04 7:00 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Insurgents fired rockets Friday in central Baghdad, hitting a hotel used by westerners but setting their own van on fire, police and witnesses said. One man was wounded, hospital officials said.
Day after Saddam court appearance, insurgents fire rockets at western hotels - 7/2/04 6:48 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Saddam Hussein got his day in court, and Iraqi leaders and U.S. troops got back to the task of fighting an insurgency that shows no sign of abating, as rebels fired rockets at two hotels Friday.
Two Turkish hostages freed after their company agrees not to do business in Iraq - 7/2/04 6:08 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Iraqi insurgents on Friday freed two Turkish hostages whose company had reportedly promised to stop working with the U.S. miltary in Iraq to with their release.
U.S. military court holds pretrial hearings for soldier charged with shooting Iraqi man - 7/2/04 1:55 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- A U.S. soldier suspected of killing an Iraqi man in Kufa appeared before a U.S military court in Baghdad for a pretrial hearing, the U.S. military said Friday.
Iraqi firm denies busting U.N. sanctions, diverting funds to Saddam Hussein - 7/2/04 1:26 AM
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) -- A prominent Iraqi entrepreneur who worked closely with Saddam Hussein's regime has seen his attempts to go into the airline business with Iraq's new leaders stall amid allegations he helped Saddam evade U.N. sanctions.
A defiant Saddam Hussein appears in Iraqi court, rejects charges - 7/2/04 12:13 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Saddam Hussein scoffed at charges of war crimes and mass killings Thursday, making a defiant first public appearance since being hunted down seven months ago. The deposed dictator fixed the judge with a penetrating stare and declared: "This is all a theater by Bush, the criminal."

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