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Monday  July 12, 2004

Official makes last-minute appeal to Iraqi captors of Filipino hostage - 7/12/04 10:34 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- A Philippine official said Tuesday the country would withdraw its troops from Iraq "as soon as possible" in response to kidnappers' demands. But it was unclear if such a pullout would come ahead of its scheduled Aug. 20 departure.
Iraqi president threatens a "very sharp sword" for insurgents - 7/12/04 7:49 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Iraq's interim president issued a warning Monday to guerrillas who have killed hundreds of Iraqis, promising to use a "very sharp sword" against anyone threatening the country's security.
Filipino official says country will pull out troops as soon as possible - 7/12/04 6:53 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- A Philippine official said Tuesday the country would withdraw its troops from Iraq "as soon as possible" in response to kidnappers' demands. But it was unclear if such a pullout would come ahead of its scheduled Aug. 20 departure.
Filipino official makes direct appeal to kidnappers for compassion for captured truck driver - 7/12/04 5:34 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- A Philippine official made a direct appeal Tuesday to insurgents holding a Filipino truck driver hostage, pleading with them to show mercy for the man.
Government says 99 foreign fighters detained in Iraq - 7/12/04 5:31 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Iraq is currently detaining 99 foreign fighters, the majority of whom are Syrians, Iraq's human rights minister said Monday.
A daily look at U.S. military deaths in Iraq - 7/12/04 5:23 PM
As of Monday, July 12, 876 U.S. service members have died since the beginning of military operations in Iraq in March 2003, according to the Defense Department. Of those, 651 died as a result of hostile action and 225 died of non-hostile causes.
Blair faces another judgement on pre-war Iraq intelligence - 7/12/04 4:47 PM
LONDON (AP) -- Prime Minister Tony Blair, no longer confident that weapons of mass destruction will be found in Iraq, now faces a potentially damning report on Britain's prewar intelligence.
Soldier at center of prison abuse scandal appears in court, next hearing set for Aug. 3 - 7/12/04 4:15 PM
FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) -- Army Reserve Pfc. Lynndie England, charged with abusing Iraqis at Abu Ghraib prison, was read her rights in court Monday and a military judge set an Aug. 3 hearing to decide if she should face trial.
Iraqi president threatens a "very sharp sword" for insurgents - 7/12/04 3:52 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Iraq's interim president issued a warning Monday to guerrillas who have killed hundreds of Iraqis, promising to use a "very sharp sword" against anyone threatening the country's security.
Radical Shiite movement reconsiders policies to cash in on popularity - 7/12/04 3:20 PM
NAJAF, Iraq (AP) -- A Shiite group whose militia fought U.S. troops for two months is quietly working to transform itself into a behind-the-scenes political power.
France, Iraq re-establish diplomatic ties - 7/12/04 3:09 PM
PARIS (AP) -- France became the latest nation to re-establish diplomatic ties with Iraq, hoisting its tricolor flag over the French Embassy in Baghdad on Monday for the first time in 13 years.
Iraqi captors give Manila just hours before deadline for beheading of Filipino hostage - 7/12/04 2:24 PM
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- Philippine officials found themselves with just hours to act early Tuesday when militants holding a Filipino truck driver hostage in Iraq advanced their deadline for killing him by 24 hours.
Hearing date set to decide whether to court-martial Lynndie England in prisoner abuse case - 7/12/04 1:54 PM
FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) -- Pfc. Lynndie England, the Army reservist at the center of the Abu Ghraib prisoner abuse case, was read her rights in military court Monday and given a date of Aug. 3 for a hearing on whether she is to face a court-martial.
Bush administration praises Manila for remaining steadfast - 7/12/04 1:50 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Bush administration praised the Philippines on Monday for refusing to withdraw from Iraq even as Iraqi insurgents moved closer to executing a Filipino hostage.
Annan selects Pakistan's ambassador to Washington for top U.N. post in Iraq - 7/12/04 1:36 PM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Secretary-General Kofi Annan has selected Pakistan's ambassador to Washington for the job of U.N. envoy to Iraq, replacing a top diplomat who was killed in a Baghdad bombing last year.
Kidnappers say hostage is still alive - 7/12/04 12:49 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Al-Jazeera television broadcast a videotape Monday of a kidnapped Filipino truck driver pleading for his life, and his captors said the man had been taken to the place where he would be killed if the Philippines fails to meet their demands.
Military court hears Lynndie England case as pressure builds on private charged in Iraqi prisoner abuse - 7/12/04 12:39 PM
FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) -- A hearing Monday in the case of the Army private at the center of the Abu Ghraib prisoner abuse case in Iraq could determine how long a delay defense lawyers for Pfc. Lynndie England receive and whether an Army lawyer is appointed to join them.
Annan selects Pakistan's ambassador to Washington for top U.N. post in Iraq, U.N. official says - 7/12/04 12:09 PM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Secretary-General Kofi Annan has chosen Pakistan's ambassador to Washington as U.N. envoy to Iraq, a senior U.N. official said Monday.
Military court hears Lynndie England case as pressure builds on Army private charged in Iraqi prisoner abuse - 7/12/04 11:26 AM
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- A hearing Monday in the case of the Army reserve private at the center of the Abu Ghraib prisoner abuse case in Iraq could determine how long a delay defense lawyers for Pfc. Lynndie England receive.
Iraqi captors of Filipino hostage extend deadline for killing him - 7/12/04 10:35 AM
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- Iraqi insurgents threatening to kill a Filipino hostage unless the government agrees to an early troop withdrawal from the Middle East country have extended the deadline until Tuesday, an official said.
Former intelligence chief criticizes relationship between government and spy agencies - 7/12/04 8:13 AM
LONDON (AP) -- A former British intelligence chief expressed concern Monday that government policy toward Iraq was influencing the gathering of intelligence in the runup to the war.
Insurgents kill three U.S. soldiers in Iraq; Militants holding Filipino hostage extend deadline - 7/12/04 7:21 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Insurgents killed three U.S. soldiers and an Iraqi civilian in separate attacks, and a militant group threatening to kill its Filipino hostage extended until Tuesday its deadline for Manila to agree to withdraw peacekeepers early.
France, Iraq re-establish diplomatic ties - 7/12/04 7:10 AM
PARIS (AP) -- France and Iraq have restored diplomatic relations that were severed 13 years ago during the Gulf War and they plan to exchange ambassadors as soon as possible, the French Foreign Ministry said Monday.
Iraqi captors of Filipino hostage extend deadline to kill him, official says - 7/12/04 4:36 AM
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- Iraqi insurgents threatening to kill a Filipino hostage unless the government agrees to an early troop withdrawal from the Middle East country have extended the deadline until Tuesday, an official said.
Iraq's interim president says insurgents to get amnesty - 7/12/04 3:44 AM
LONDON (AP) -- Iraqi interim President Ghazi al-Yawer said his government will soon offer an amnesty to those who have fought against the U.S.-led coalition, a British newspaper reported Monday.
Head of regional office of Shiite party assassinated - 7/12/04 2:51 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Gunmen killed the head of a regional office of one Iraq's largest Shiite parties in a drive-by shooting south of the capital, police officials said Monday.

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