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Sunday  February 13, 2005

Shiites, Kurds sweep to victory in Iraq 2/13/2005, 11:58 p.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Clergy-backed Shiites and independence-minded Kurds swept to victory in Iraq's landmark elections, propelling to power the groups that suffered the most under Saddam Hussein and forcing Sunni Arabs to the margins for the first time in modern history, according to final results released Sunday.
Saboteurs target oil pipeline in Iraq 2/13/2005, 11:50 p.m. PT
KIRKUK, Iraq (AP) Saboteurs blew up an oil pipeline in the northern oilfields of Iraq, setting it on fire, a police officer said Monday.
Valentine's Day comes under fire in Iraq 2/13/2005, 11:30 p.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) For Adel Mousa, Valentine's Day is complicating an already delicate situation with his fiancee: He postponed their wedding planned for this month and has been looking for a safe way to make it up to her.
Shiites, Kurds sweep to victory in Iraq 2/13/2005, 6:58 p.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Clergy-backed Shiites and independence-minded Kurds swept to victory in Iraq's landmark elections, propelling to power the groups that suffered the most under Saddam Hussein and forcing Sunni Arabs to the margins for the first time in modern history, according to final results released Sunday.
A look at U.S. military deaths in Iraq 2/13/2005, 4:32 p.m. PT
(AP) As of Sunday, Feb. 13, 2005, at least 1,461 members of the U.S. military have died since the beginning of the Iraq war in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count. At least 1,111 died as a result of hostile action, the Defense Department said. The figures include four military civilians.
Nations congratulate Iraq election winners 2/13/2005, 3:14 p.m. PT
LONDON (AP) The British and U.S. governments, which led the invasion that ousted Saddam Hussein, congratulated the victors of Iraq's first free election in 50 years as Turkey complained that the results announced Sunday were skewed and asked the United Nations to look into it.
Analysts: Iraq politics must be inclusive 2/13/2005, 3:07 p.m. PT
CAIRO, Egypt (AP) Iraq's election results guaranteed political power for the country's long-oppressed Shiites and Kurds, but regional analysts warned Sunday that failure to include Sunnis who mostly stayed away from the polls risks escalating the rampant insurgency.
Shiites, Kurds winners in Iraq election 2/13/2005, 2:35 p.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Clergy-backed Shiites and independence-minded Kurds swept to victory in Iraq's landmark elections, propelling to power the groups that suffered the most under Saddam Hussein and forcing Sunni Arabs to the margins for the first time in modern history, according to final results released Sunday.
U.S. soldier killed in Iraq fighting 2/13/2005, 2:09 p.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) A U.S. soldier was killed in fighting north of Baghdad and gunmen assassinated an Iraqi general and two companions in a Shiite neighborhood of the capital Sunday. Election officials said a Shiite alliance won the most votes in the Jan. 30 elections but will have to form a coalition government.
Iraqi militant group claims kidnapping 2/13/2005, 1:49 p.m. PT
CAIRO, Egypt (AP) An Iraqi militant group claimed in an Internet statement Sunday that it kidnapped an Iraqi Christian translator who worked at a U.S. military base.
List of leading parties in Iraq election 2/13/2005, 12:36 p.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Here is a list of the political alliances receiving the most votes in Iraq's Jan. 30 national elections and the number of seats they will receive in the 275-member National Assembly, provided the results released Sunday are certified.
Summary: The Iraq election 2/13/2005, 12:36 p.m. PT
(AP) THE ELECTION: Voters elected a 275-member National Assembly and 18 provincial legislatures. People in the Kurdish-ruled region of northern Iraq also chose a new parliament.
Turkey expresses concern over Iraq vote 2/13/2005, 12:35 p.m. PT
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) Turkey urged Iraqi electoral officials and the United Nations to examine what it claimed were skewed Iraqi elections results released Sunday, saying it was particularly concerned about vote tallies in the oil-rich and ethnically mixed city of Kirkuk.
Allawi likely to be key in new government 2/13/2005, 11:15 a.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Iraq's tough-talking U.S.-backed interim prime minister may have been pummeled at the polls, but Ayad Allawi is likely to still play a key role in the new government.
Grand ayatollah a symbol of Shiite power 2/13/2005, 11:09 a.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) His supporters may insist that Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani is just a frail, white-bearded cleric devoted solely to spiritual pursuits. But the country's most-revered holy man is also now a symbol of Shiite political power, well-positioned to have a lasting impact on his adopted country.
Al-Hakim could be key to united Iraq 2/13/2005, 10:38 a.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Abdul-Aziz al-Hakim, the turbaned pro-Iranian cleric heading the Shiite ticket that won Iraq's national elections, is a longtime ally of Tehran's religious establishment who led an anti-Saddam Hussein militia for two decades from exile.
U.S., Britain congratulate elected Iraqis 2/13/2005, 8:59 a.m. PT
LONDON (AP) The United States and Britain, the leading members of the military coalition that ousted Saddam Hussein, congratulated Iraqis elected to the country's National Assembly after results from its first free vote in more than 50 years were announced Sunday.
Shiites win nearly half of Iraqi votes 2/13/2005, 8:57 a.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Iraq's majority Shiite Muslims won nearly half the votes in the nation's landmark Jan. 30 election, giving the long-oppressed group significant power but not enough to form a government on its own, according to results released Sunday.
Four dead after U.S. convoy attacked 2/13/2005, 4:53 a.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Insurgents attacked a U.S. convoy and a government building near the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, leaving at least four people dead, hospital workers said. Two Iraqi National Guard troops were also killed while trying to defuse a roadside bomb.
Iraqi general killed by gunmen in Baghdad 2/13/2005, 4:32 a.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Gunmen ambushed a car carrying an Iraqi general in a Shiite neighborhood of Baghdad on Sunday, killing him and two companions, police officials said.
Iraq to divulge results from Jan. balloting 2/13/2005, 3:24 a.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Iraqi election commission officials said they will announce the final results from the country's landmark Jan. 30 balloting Sunday, and the majority Shiites claimed to have won well over 50 percent of the vote.
Iraq election results to be announced 2/13/2005, 2:54 a.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) A car bomb killed 17 people Saturday and injured 21 others in a mostly Shiite Muslim town south of Baghdad, and U.S. troops backed by tanks battled rebels in the country's third-largest city as the insurgency showed no sign of abating after national elections.

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