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Friday  May 23, 2003

Annan names U.N. human rights chief as special envoy to Iraq - 5/23/03 7:57 PM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- U.N. human rights chief Sergio Vieira de Mello, a diplomatic troubleshooter in hotspots around the world, has been chosen as the U.N. special representative to Iraq, Secretary-General Kofi Annan announced Friday
Diplomats: U.N. human rights chief named special envoy to Iraq - 5/23/03 6:11 PM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- U.N. human rights chief Sergio Vieira de Mello has been chosen as the United Nations' special representative to Iraq, diplomats said Friday.
Iraqi oil bosses welcome end of sanctions but warn of more hurdles ahead - 5/23/03 3:57 PM
BASRA, Iraq (AP) -- Oil exports so pivotal to the rebuilding of Iraq could resume by the end of June, but only if the country's oil industry repairs key facilities and protects them against looting, Iraqi oil executives said Friday.
Diplomats: U.N. human rights chief named special envoy to Iraq - 5/23/03 3:31 PM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- U.N. human rights chief Sergio Vieira de Mello has been chosen as the United Nations' special representative to Iraq, diplomats said Friday.
UNITED NATIONS: Iraqi affairs. - 5/23/03 3:16 PM
Vieira de Mello gained widespread praise for overseeing East Timor's three-year transition to independence after Indonesia withdrew in 1999.
UNITED NATIONS: his selection. - 5/23/03 3:13 PM
U.S. support could prove vital for the 54-year-old French-educated Brazilian as the United Nations tries to carve out a role in shaping a new government for Iraq.
US authorities to clamp down on arms possession in bid to restore peace - 5/23/03 3:11 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- A new U.S. policy aimed at drastically reducing the number of weapons in Iraq will allow people to keep guns for self defense at home but outlaw them almost everywhere else, the commander of American ground forces in Iraq said Friday.
Vanquished Iraqi military disbanded; U.S. occupying force to set up new army - 5/23/03 2:33 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- The military that failed to protect Saddam Hussein's regime took its final fall Friday, as the American occupation force ordered the dismantling of the Iraqi army and the Republican Guard, to be replaced by a "New Iraqi Corps."
Poland says it has enough participants to make up peacekeeping force - 5/23/03 1:43 PM
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Warsaw has received enough pledges of troops, equipment and money to deploy a peacekeeping force in postwar Iraq, a defense ministry spokesman said Friday.
Iraq's armed forces dissolved, new defense force to be formed, U.S. administration says - 5/23/03 12:39 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Iraq's military and the security organizations that supported Saddam Hussein's regime have been officially dissolved, and a new defense force "representative of all Iraqis" will be set up to replace them, the U.S. civil administrator announced Friday.
Officials say found Iraq gold may be worth half a billion dollars - 5/23/03 10:32 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- At a roadblock in Iraq, American troops confiscated what they believe may be gold bars worth up to $500 million, defense officials said Friday.
US troops in Iraq find $34 million in gold bars - 5/23/03 10:03 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- American troops confiscated gold bars valued at $34 million from a truck in northern Iraq, defense officials said Friday.
End of sanctions gives green light to resumption of oil shipments and start of reconstruction - 5/23/03 6:08 AM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- With the immediate lifting of economic sanctions against Iraq, the international community now can resume oil shipments and start the long process of reconstruction and building a democratic government.
Television's back in Baghdad _ and fiestier than before - 5/23/03 4:46 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- During Saddam Hussein's 33-year reign, the Iraqi people could watch only state-controlled television networks whose main task was to act as Baath Party mouthpieces and praise Saddam and his policies
Iraq's armed forces dissolved, new defense force to be formed, U.S. administration says. - 5/23/03 3:11 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Iraq's armed forces and the security organizations that supported Saddam Hussein's regime have been dissolved, and a new defense force will be set up to replace them, the country's U.S.-led administration announced Friday.
BAGHDAD: statement said. - 5/23/03 3:09 AM
But the order said that officers with the rank of colonel or above will receive no benefits because they "will be presumed to be in the barred classes, unless they prove otherwise."
BAGHDAD: it said. - 5/23/03 3:07 AM
The statement did not elaborate on when the new defense force would be set up, but U.S. officials have in the past indicated it would include members of the army, navy and air force who were not compromised by their association to the banned Baath Party and who were not involved in criminal acts.
Baghdad police join U.S. military to raid suspected arms cache - 5/23/03 2:48 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- It was not unlike other recent raids in this lawless capital, with U.S. troops in helmets and flak vests running crouched down along the perimeter of a building, then dashing into an open doorway
Courteous looters, camels in minefields: Postwar limbo in Iraq's prize oil patch - 5/23/03 2:23 AM
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.
Pentagon releases names of four Marines killed in helicopter crash - 5/23/03 1:48 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Pentagon on Thursday disclosed the names of four Marines killed Monday when their CH-46 transport helicopter crashed into a canal in central Iraq shortly after takeoff.
Party time: Iraq's post-Saddam political landscape diverse, confusing - 5/23/03 1:42 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- For a generation they were forbidden, and any whiff of political activity could have meant punishment, even death. But now, in the maze of postwar Iraq, political parties are flourishing -- and facing a future they are determined to help shape.

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