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Thursday  May 22, 2003

Mass murderers will be brought to justice, Iraq's U.S. administrator says - 5/22/03 10:36 PM
MAHAWEEL, Iraq (AP) -- The top American administrator in Iraq visited a mass grave Thursday believed to contain the remains of thousands of Saddam Hussein's victims and said those responsible for the killings would be hunted down.
Senior Baath Party leader now in US custody - 5/22/03 10:20 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Reports of a death notice and a mourning ceremony did not fool U.S. forces tracking down Aziz Saleh al-Numan, the highest-ranking capture on the list of the 55 most-wanted Iraqis.
Security Council OKs U.S.-British rule of Iraq and ends 13 years of economic sanctions - 5/22/03 8:54 PM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Putting aside bitter divisions over the Iraqi war, the U.N. Security Council gave the United States and Britain a mandate Thursday to govern Iraq and use its oil riches to rebuild the country. The resolution opened the door to a quick resumption of oil exports.
Lawmakers pressing for public disclosure of Iraq contract information - 5/22/03 7:08 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate went on record Thursday in favor of full competition for companies seeking to help rebuild Iraq, and Congress pressed for a public explanation when contracts are awarded without open bidding.
Intelligence agencies examining quality of information war planners had - 5/22/03 5:57 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The CIA and other intelligence agencies are reviewing the accuracy of their prewar views of Iraq on a host of issues, including the unproven assertion of a large-scale program to develop chemical, biological and nuclear weapons.
U.N. troubleshooter has long history in hotspots - 5/22/03 5:21 PM
GENEVA (AP) -- Sergio Vieira de Mello, the top U.N. human rights official, has made his name over more than 30 years as a U.N. troubleshooter in the world's hotspots, from Bangladesh to East Timor. He may add a new nation to that list: Iraq.
Wolfowitz says Iraq will seem `messier' until political problems are resolved - 5/22/03 4:53 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Facing lawmakers critical of the Pentagon strategy for a postwar Iraq, Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz said Thursday that U.S. plans cannot be judged "against a standard of unachievable perfection."
Iraqis give lifting of sanctions a cool reception - 5/22/03 3:44 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Preoccupied with anarchy that has plagued Iraq since Saddam Hussein's fall, Iraqis reacted with a mixture of skepticism and indifference Thursday to the end of 13 years of U.N. sanctions.
The immediate impact of the new U.N. resolution on post-war Iraq - 5/22/03 2:56 PM
A look at some of the steps that will soon follow under the resolution on post-war Iraq approved Thursday by the U.N. Security Council. The resolution lifts sanctions that were imposed on Iraq after its 1990 invasion of Kuwait and authorizes Britain and the United States to run Iraq
Courteous looters, camels in minefields: Postwar limbo in Iraq's prize oil patch - 5/22/03 2:12 PM
NORTH RUMEILAH, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. and British invaders swept into southern Iraq like the dust devils of swirling sand that whip across the region's oil fields, capturing pipelines, oil wells and pumping stations.
Security Council approves U.S.-led administration of Iraq and lifts economic sanctions - 5/22/03 2:03 PM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- In a victory for the United States, the U.N. Security Council overwhelmingly approved a resolution Thursday empowering the United States and Britain to govern Iraq and use its oil wealth to rebuild the country.
U.S. officials examining quality of information war planners had before invasion - 5/22/03 1:30 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. intelligence agencies have undertaken a high-level review to determine how their prewar assessments on a host of issues -- including the unproven presence of large-scale weapons of mass destruction programs -- have lined up with the realities since discovered in Iraq.
The immediate impact of the new U.N. resolution on post-war Iraq - 5/22/03 1:07 PM
A look at some of the steps that will soon follow under the resolution on post-war Iraq approved Thursday by the U.N. Security Council. The resolution lifts sanctions that were imposed on Iraq after its 1990 invasion of Kuwait and authorizes Britain and the United States to run Iraq
Lawmakers pressing for public disclosure of Iraq contract information - 5/22/03 12:17 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Members of Congress pressed Thursday for a public explanation of why Iraq reconstruction contracts were awarded by federal agencies without full competition.
Warsaw seeks participants for Polish-led stabilization force in Iraq - 5/22/03 11:31 AM
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Envoys of more than a dozen nations gathered in an old military fortress Thursday to begin putting together a Polish-led peacekeeping force to oversee one of three allied zones in postwar Iraq.
Senior Baath Party leader now in US custody - 5/22/03 11:20 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. forces captured a former senior Baath Party leader who is No. 8 on Central Command's list of the 55 most-wanted Iraqis, American officials announced Thursday.
Security Council approves U.S.-led administration of Iraq and lifts economic sanctions - 5/22/03 11:15 AM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- In a victory for the United States, the U.N. Security Council overwhelmingly approved a resolution Thursday giving the United Nations' backing to the U.S.-led administration of Iraq and lifting economic sanctions.
U.N. passes resolution to lift Iraqi sanctions; U.S. troops arrest Baath Party leader - 5/22/03 11:09 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- The U.N. Security Council overwhelmingly approved a resolution Thursday backing the U.S.-led administration of Iraq and lifting economic sanctions, and U.S. forces announced the arrest of a high-ranking Baath Party official -- their biggest catch yet.
Text of U.S.-supported resolution to lift U.N. sanctions on Iraq - 5/22/03 11:05 AM
Text of a resolution approved Thursday by the United Nations Security Council lifting sanctions on Iraq and authorizing the United States and Britain to run the country
UNITED NATIONS: monitoring reconstruction. - 5/22/03 10:25 AM
Negroponte insisted the United States would not accept any time limits on how long it could administer Iraq -- a response to a French and German suggestion that it be for one year and not open-ended.
UNITED NATIONS: is established." - 5/22/03 10:19 AM
With the immediate lifting of sanctions, Pakistan's U.N. Ambassador Munir Akram and other council diplomats said they expect Iraqi oil exports to resume quickly. There are 8 million barrels of Iraqi oil in storage points at the Turkish port of Ceyhan, one of Iraq's two export terminals, that can be sold im ...
UNITED NATIONS: Syria absent. - 5/22/03 10:17 AM
John Negroponte, the U.S. ambassador, said that after a decade of being frozen out of the world economy by sanctions against Saddam Hussein's regime "it is time for the Iraqi people to benefit from their natural resources."
U.S. begins deploying peacekeeping unit as U.N. set to lift sanctions - 5/22/03 9:10 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- The United States began deploying its most experienced peacekeeping unit in the Iraqi capital as the U.N. Security Council prepared Thursday to approve a resolution allowing America to administer and rebuild the country.
Iraq power situation to improve soon, U.N. agency predicts - 5/22/03 8:46 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- The electricity shortages that have plagued Iraq since Saddam Hussein's ouster will taper off soon, but the country needs massive investments in the next few years to fix its energy sector, the U.N. development agency said Thursday.
Franks: All members of Baath Party must identify themselves, await instructions - 5/22/03 8:29 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. Gen. Tommy Franks on Thursday ordered all full members of Saddam Hussein's toppled Baath Party to identify themselves to the U.S. military -- the latest salvo in efforts to dismantle the wellspring of Saddam's power.
U.S. armored vehicle damaged in ambush in town where troops fired on crowd - 5/22/03 5:58 AM
FALLUJAH, Iraq (AP) -- A U.S. armored vehicle was ambushed during a late-night raid in a restive city in central Iraq, an American military officer said Thursday. Townspeople said two Iraqi civilians were killed in the shooting that followed.
French foreign minister says position against war in Iraq not changed - 5/22/03 5:11 AM
PARIS (AP) -- French support for a U.S.-backed resolution on Iraqi reconstruction does not mean Paris now approves of the U.S.-led invasion, the foreign minister said Thursday
America's most experienced peacekeeping division to tackle Baghdad lawlessness - 5/22/03 3:05 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- The United States' most experienced peacekeeping unit has arrived and is ready to tame the chaotic, lawless Iraqi capital.
Kurds flock back to Iraqi oil city as tensions with Arabs soar - 5/22/03 2:54 AM
KIRKUK, Iraq (AP) -- Ahmad Najib Ahmad didn't wait. As soon as Saddam Hussein was ousted, Ahmad grabbed his wife and 2-year-old son and joined hundreds of other Kurds in moving back to Kirkuk, part of a migration that could create a Kurdish majority in northern Iraq's oil center.
Iraqi health ministry to conduct health survey around looted nuclear site - 5/22/03 1:58 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- The Iraqi Health Ministry has ordered an immediate health assessment around the country's largest nuclear facility after scavengers said they came into contact with radioactive materials they removed from the site.
Russia, France and Germany back U.S. on vote to lift sanctions on Iraq - 5/22/03 1:56 AM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- After winning crucial support from Russia, France and Germany, the United States was seeking Security Council backing Thursday for its plan to run postwar Iraq and rebuild the country with oil revenues.
Baghdad: confused, scarred, struggling to cope with change - 5/22/03 1:36 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- The artist couldn't sit still. He puffed nervously on his cigarette and wouldn't make eye contact with his foreign visitor. "How can I be sure that you are not a security agent?" he said. "I know that they use non-Iraqis sometimes."

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