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Thursday  July 29, 2004

A daily look at U.S. military deaths in Iraq - 7/29/04 9:57 PM
As of Thursday, July 29, 909 U.S. service members have died since the beginning of military operations in Iraq in March 2003, according to the Defense Department. Of those, 674 died as a result of hostile action and 235 died of non-hostile causes.
Planned Iraqi national conference delayed for at least two weeks amid disarray - 7/29/04 9:38 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Iraq authorities abruptly put off Thursday a national conference of political, religious and civic leaders considered a crucial step on the road to democracy amid rising violence and disarray over choosing delegates and boycott threats by key factions.
Iraqi girl seeks political asylum, claiming harm for cooperating with U.S. - 7/29/04 7:23 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A 15-year-old Iraqi girl who came to America for medical treatment is seeking political asylum, claiming persecution at home because her family cooperated with the U.S. military.
Bush lifts sanctions imposed against Iraq in 1990 - 7/29/04 7:19 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush signed an order Thursday officially lifting the sanctions imposed against Iraq by his father 14 years ago.
Criticism and questions as Arab governments and other Muslim countries consider sending troops to Iraq - 7/29/04 6:56 PM
CAIRO, Egypt (AP) -- Arab governments say they want to help restore calm in Iraq and Pakistan is discussing the possibility of sending several hundred troops. But a militant group warned Thursday that they would attack any country that provided troops.
Planned Iraqi national conference delayed for at least two weeks amid disarray - 7/29/04 5:53 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Iraq authorities abruptly put off Thursday a national conference of political, religious and civic leaders considered a crucial step on the road to democracy amid disarray over choosing delegates and boycott threats by key factions.
U.S. authorities didn't keep track of Iraq reconstruction spending, audit says - 7/29/04 5:51 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. civilian authorities in Baghdad failed to keep good track of nearly $1 billion in Iraqi money spent for reconstruction projects and can't produce records to show whether they got some services and products they paid for, anew audit concludes.
A daily look at U.S. military deaths in Iraq - 7/29/04 5:31 PM
As of Thursday, July 29, 909 U.S. service members have died since the beginning of military operations in Iraq in March 2003, according to the Defense Department. Of those, 674 died as a result of hostile action and 235 died of non-hostile causes.
Iraqi police arrest 270 militants, most from neighboring countries, interior minister says - 7/29/04 4:33 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Iraqi police have arrested 270 terrorists, mostly from neighboring Arab countries, in recent raids, the interim interior minister said in remarks published Thursday.
Britain says human rights law impossible to apply in Iraq - 7/29/04 3:41 PM
LONDON (AP) -- The British government expressed "regret and sympathy" for the deaths of civilians in Iraq, but argued in court Thursday that it would be impossible to apply domestic and European human rights laws in Iraq.
Militant group posts Internet warning against participation in Saudi-proposed Muslim force for Iraq - 7/29/04 3:17 PM
CAIRO, Egypt (AP) -- A militant group has posted Internet warning that threatens attacks against any Islamic or Arab nation that contributes troops to a Saudi-proposed Muslim force for Iraq.
France objects to U.S. command of NATO training force for Iraqis - 7/29/04 2:57 PM
BRUSSELS, Belgium (AP) -- France dropped its objection to having a NATO training mission inside Iraq but refused Thursday to accept Washington's demand that its commander be an American.
Ukraine in discussions with U.S., Poland to reduce, withdraw troops from Iraq - 7/29/04 1:31 PM
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- Ukraine is negotiating with the United States and Poland to reduce and eventually withdraw its troops from Iraq, a top defense official said Thursday, becoming the latest country to consider pulling out its mission.
Iraqi national conference postponed for two weeks to encourage more participation - 7/29/04 1:21 PM
BAQOUBA, Iraq (AP) -- A national conference considered a crucial first step in the country's fledgling move toward democracy was postponed for two weeks, an organizer said Thursday, a day after a massive car bombing that killed 70 people.
Militant group threatens to kill one of seven hostages if demands not met - 7/29/04 1:16 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- A militant group holding seven foreign truck drivers hostage said Thursday it would kill one of the hostages within 24 hours if its demands were not met, according to a video shown on Al-Arabiya television.
NATO edges closer to agreement on Iraqi training mission, debates shifts to who will pay, lead - 7/29/04 12:39 PM
BRUSSELS, Belgium (AP) -- NATO diplomats edged closer Thursday to a deal on how to carry out promised training for Iraqi forces, with debate shifting from where the mission would be based to nitty-gritty issues over who would pay and who would lead it.
A list of foreigners taken hostage in Iraq - 7/29/04 12:27 PM
Insurgents in Iraq have kidnapped nearly 70 people in their campaign to drive out coalition forces and hamper reconstruction
Iraqi human rights minister says Saddam has prostate infection - 7/29/04 11:36 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Deposed Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein suffers from a chronic prostate infection and has refused to have a biopsy to rule out any chance he has cancer, an Iraqi official said in an interview Thursday on Al-Jazeera television.
NATO seeks to move on Iraqi training mission despite French resistance to alliance presence inside Iraq - 7/29/04 9:35 AM
BRUSSELS, Belgium (AP) -- NATO diplomats on Thursday tackled the divisive question of how to proceed with a mission to train Iraqi forces, struggling for consensus in the face of French-led resistance to U.S. pressure for a high-profile alliance role inside the country.
Iraqi national conference postponed for two weeks - 7/29/04 9:24 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- A crucial national conference considered a key first step in the country's fledgling move toward democracy was postponed for two weeks, a conference organizer said Thursday, a day after a massive car bombing that killed 70 people.
Iraqi officials say they have postponed national conference for two weeks - 7/29/04 8:52 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- The Iraqi national conference, considered a key step in the country's efforts to move toward democracy, has been postponed for two weeks, a conference spokesman said Thursday, a day after a devastating car bomb north of Baghdad.
Somali man kidnapped, death toll from bomb blast rises to 70 - 7/29/04 6:58 AM
BAQOUBA, Iraq (AP) -- The insurgent group of Jordanian militant Abu Musab al-Zarqawi kidnapped a Somali truck driver in Iraq and threatened to behead him if his Kuwaiti company doesn't stop working there, according to a videotape aired Thursday.
Military says two Marines killed in fighting in Iraq's Anbar province, Polish soldier dies - 7/29/04 4:47 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Fighting between insurgents and American forces west of Baghdad has killed two U.S. Marines, the military said in a statement Thursday.
Pakistani prime minister discussed sending troops to Iraq as part of "Muslim Force" - 7/29/04 4:36 AM
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) -- Pakistan's prime minister discussed the possibility of creating a "Muslim force" to help bring stability to Iraq durng a visit to Saudi Arabia last week, two senior officials told The Associated Press on Thursday.
Al-Zarqawi's terrorist group kidnaps Somali driver in Iraq: video aired on Arab TV says - 7/29/04 4:30 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- The insurgent group of Jordanian militant Abu Musab al-Zarqawi kidnapped a Somali truck driver in Iraq and threatened to behead him if his Kuwaiti company doesn't stop working there, according to a videotape aired Thursday.
Al-Zarqawi's terrorist group kidnaps Somali driver in Iraq, according to tape released on Al-Jazeera - 7/29/04 3:47 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- The terrorist group of Jordanian militant Abu Musab al-Zarqawi kidnapped a Somali truck driver working for a Kuwaiti company in Iraq, according to a videotape aired Thursday on Al-Jazeera.
New video shows kidnapped Somali driver in Iraq - 7/29/04 3:33 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- The terrorist group of Jordanian militant Abu Musab al-Zarqawi kidnapped a Somali truck driver working for a Kuwaiti company in Iraq, according to a videotape aired Thursday on Al-Jazeera.
Death toll rises to 70 in suicide bombing; militants kill abducted Pakistanis in Iraq - 7/29/04 3:03 AM
BAQOUBA, Iraq (AP) -- Iraqi health officials on Thursday raised the death toll to 70 from a suicide car bomb that devastated a busy, shop-filled street in Baqouba, while militants said they had killed two adbucted Pakistani contractors but freed their Iraq driver.
A list of foreigners taken hostage in Iraq - 7/29/04 2:27 AM
Insurgents in Iraq have kidnapped nearly 70 people in their campaign to drive out coalition forces and hamper reconstruction:
Pakistan condemns killing of its two citizens by Iraqi insurgents - 7/29/04 2:24 AM
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) -- President Gen. Pervez Musharraf and Pakistan's prime minister on Thursday condemned the apparent killing of two Pakistanis kidnapped in Iraq, while the slain men's grieving families pleaded with their killers to release the bodies for proper burial.
Militant group says it has killed two Pakistani hostages - 7/29/04 12:36 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- A militant group holding two Pakistani contractors hostage said Wednesday it had killed the men but freed their Iraqi driver, the Al-Jazeera television station Al-Jazeera reported.

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