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Tuesday  July 13, 2004

International board concerned about absence of equipment to monitor Iraq's oil production - 7/13/04 11:28 PM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The international board charged with monitoring Iraq's oil revenue says it is concerned about the lack of equipment measuring how much crude is being extracted and about contracts awarded by the former U.S.-controlled administration without competitive bidding.
Philippines says it is withdrawing troops from Iraq early to meet kidnappers' demand - 7/13/04 10:05 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- The Philippines announced plans Wednesday to withdraw its peacekeepers from Iraq, an apparent effort to meet the demand of kidnappers threatening to kill a captive Filipino truck driver.
A daily look at U.S. military deaths in Iraq - 7/13/04 9:36 PM
As of Tuesday, July 13, 880 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 229 died of non-hostile causes.
Blair's Iraq woes continue with report on prewar intelligence - 7/13/04 8:55 PM
LONDON (AP) -- Prime Minister Tony Blair, facing the prospect of another potentially critical report on Britain's participation in the war in Iraq, insisted Tuesday he made the right decision and denied it was based on bad intelligence about weapons of mass destruction.
Militants say they've killed Bulgarian hostage; Iraqi police arrest hundreds in Baghdad sweep - 7/13/04 8:25 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Militants in Iraq said they killed a captive Bulgarian truck driver and threatened to put another hostage to death in 24 hours, Al-Jazeera television reported Wednesday.
Militants kill Bulgarian hostage; Iraqi police arrest hundreds in criminal sweep - 7/13/04 6:46 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Militants in Iraq said they killed a captive Bulgarian truck driver and threatened to put another hostage to death in 24 hours, Al-Jazeera television reported Wednesday.
Money for Iraq's reconstruction slow in coming in - 7/13/04 5:13 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Nations that pledged last October to help Iraq's reconstruction have been slow to make good on their promises.
Militants announce killing of Bulgarian hostage - 7/13/04 5:03 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Militants said they killed a captive Bulgarian truck driver and threatened to put another hostage to death in 24 hours, Al-Jazeera television reported Wednesday.
Air Force death in Iraq was service's first since March - 7/13/04 4:52 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Military deaths reported by the Pentagon on Tuesday included the first Air Force member to be killed in action in Iraq since March and only the fifth since the invasion a year earlier.
Militant group says it killed one Bulgarian hostage - 7/13/04 4:12 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- A militant group holding two Bulgarian truck drivers said it had killed one of them, the Pan-Arab television station Al-Jazeera reported Wednesday.
Head of Iraq Olympic Committee says he escaped assassination attempt - 7/13/04 2:20 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- The head of the Iraqi Olympic committee said Tuesday militants had ambushed his convoy with rocket- propelled grenades in the middle of Baghdad, damaging his bodyguards' car and injuring one of them.
Iraq appeals for urgent NATO help to improve security - 7/13/04 2:02 PM
BRUSSELS, Belgium (AP) -- Iraq's foreign minister appealed Tuesday for NATO to urgently start its promised aid to his country's armed forces, saying Iraq was racing to improve security before next year's elections.
Hoping to save hostage, Philippines vows to withdraw troops from Iraq soon - 7/13/04 1:25 PM
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- Frantically trying to obtain the release of a captive Filipino truck driver with the clock ticking down, the Philippines said Tuesday it would withdraw its tiny peacekeeping force from Iraq as soon as it can.
Blair faces another judgment on prewar Iraq intelligence, denies intelligence was bad - 7/13/04 12:54 PM
LONDON (AP) -- A day before the release of a potentially embarrassing report on British intelligence, Prime Minister Tony Blair said on Tuesday he did not believe his government received poor information about Iraq's alleged weapons of mass destruction.
Khamenei says America and Israel, not Muslims, behind beheadings and kidnappings in Iraq - 7/13/04 12:23 PM
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran's supreme leader on Tuesday accused U.S. and Israeli agents, not Muslims, of responsibility for the wave of beheadings and kidnappings in Iraq, the official Islamic Republic News Agency reported.
Criminals clash with Iraqi police in Baghdad - 7/13/04 11:47 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Hundreds were detained in an Iraqi police sweep of suspected criminals in a Baghdad neighborhood, police said Tuesday.
Blair faces another judgment on prewar Iraq intelligence, denies intelligence was bad - 7/13/04 10:41 AM
LONDON (AP) -- A day before the release of a potentially embarrassing report on British intelligence, Prime Minister Tony Blair said on Tuesday he did not believe his government received poor information about Iraq's alleged weapons of mass destruction.
Blair faces another judgment on prewar Iraq intelligence - 7/13/04 10:19 AM
LONDON (AP) -- Prime Minister Tony Blair and senior government officials will receive a report on the quality of prewar British intelligence on Iraq's weapons programs Tuesday, a day before the potentially embarrassing findings are released to opposition politicians and the public.
Philippine government appeals for hostage's release; interim Iraqi president threatens death penalty for insurgents - 7/13/04 10:02 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- The Philippine government made a direct appeal Tuesday to insurgents holding a Filipino hostage, pleading with them to show mercy for the man they threatened to kill if the country did not agree to pull its troops from Iraq early.
Blair faces another judgment on prewar Iraq intelligence - 7/13/04 9:06 AM
LONDON (AP) -- Prime Minister Tony Blair and senior government officials will receive a report on the quality of prewar British intelligence on Iraq's weapons programs Tuesday, a day before the potentially embarrassing findings are released to opposition politicians and the public.
Hoping to save hostage, Philippines vows to withdraw troops from Iraq soon - 7/13/04 8:55 AM
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- Frantically trying to obtain the release of a captive Filipino truck driver with the clock ticking down, the Philippines said Tuesday it would withdraw its tiny peacekeeping force from Iraq as soon as it can.
Iraqi foreign minister appeals for urgent NATO help to train army, aid elections - 7/13/04 8:39 AM
BRUSSELS, Belgium (AP) -- Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari appealed Tuesday for NATO to quickly begin its promised mission to train his country's armed forces and provide assistance including military hardware.
Hong Kong oil tanker refuses to visit Basra due to terror threat - 7/13/04 6:49 AM
HONG KONG (AP) -- The crew of a Hong Kong-registered oil tanker refused to dock in the Iraqi oil terminal of Basra out of fears of terror attacks, the company that owns the ship said Tuesday.
Kurdish forces capture 15 militants in Iraq, including suspected leader of al-Qaida-linked group - 7/13/04 5:48 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Kurdish security forces have captured 15 militants in northern Iraq, including one man believed to be a senior leader of a local al-Qaida-linked group, an official in a pro-American Kurdish party said Tuesday.
NATO chief, Iraqi foreign minister discuss alliance's role in Iraq - 7/13/04 5:31 AM
BRUSSELS, Belgium (AP) -- Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari opened talks at NATO headquarters Tuesday as the alliance draws up plans to help train his government's fledgling military and considers further assistance.
Kurdish forces capture 15 suspected militants - 7/13/04 4:29 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Kurdish security forces have captured 15 militants, including one man believed to be a senior leader in a local group linked to al-Qaida, an official in a pro-American Kurdish party said Tuesday.
Iraqi police launch massive sweep of Baghdad neighborhood - 7/13/04 3:28 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Iraqi police launched a massive sweep of a Baghdad neighborhood, killing one person and rounding up hundreds of suspected criminals, as the interim president promised to crack down on anyone threatening the country's security.
Annan selects Pakistan's ambassador to Washington for top U.N. post in Iraq - 7/13/04 3:17 AM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Pakistan's ambassador to the United States was chosen as the new U.N. envoy to Iraq, replacing a diplomat who died in a Baghdad bombing last year.
Several explosions heard in central Baghdad - 7/13/04 2:56 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Several explosions were heard Tuesday in the Iraqi capital, and a cloud of dust could be seen rising above Baghdad's so-called Green Zone.
Iraq's leaders step up with tough talk in the face of insurgents - 7/13/04 1:59 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- In the span of roughly a week, Iraq's new interim leaders have passed sweeping emergency laws, promised to "crush" troublemakers and use a "very sharp sword" to combat unrepentant insurgents.
U.S. Civil Affairs soldiers, helping rebuild Iraq, also trying to work themselves out of a job - 7/13/04 1:54 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Sgt. Abubakar Senge walks through the secondary school with his rifle slung across his chest, his helmet hanging off his arm and a notebook in his hand, inspecting the work he hired an Iraqi builder to perform.
Several explosions heard in central Baghdad - 7/13/04 1:19 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Several explosions were heard Tuesday in central Baghdad. There was no immediate word on what caused the blasts
Annan selects Pakistan's ambassador to Washington for top U.N. post in Iraq - 7/13/04 12:42 AM
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.

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