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Some Headlines For January 2010

Friday January 1, 2010 to January 31, 2010

Pakistani Taliban deny reports their leader died 1/31/2010, 11:13 p.m. PST
(AP) DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan - The Pakistani Taliban on Monday denied reports that their leader died from injuries sustained in a U.S. drone strike in mid-January, saying they would try to provide proof he is alive in the next few days
Police: Suicide bomber kills 2 at Iraqi restaurant 1/30/2010, 1:53 a.m. PST
(AP) BAGHDAD - A suicide bomber detonated an explosives belt Saturday at a restaurant popular with police in an Iraqi city that was once a flash point for sectarian slaughter, killing at least two people, authorities said.
Iraqi sheik threatens boycott over ballot purge 1/30/2010, 1:23 a.m. PST
(AP) RAMADI, Iraq - A prominent sheik and U.S. ally is weighing whether to urge fellow Sunnis to boycott upcoming elections in protest of the government's ballot purge of hundreds of candidates suspected of links to Saddam Hussein's regime
Blair offers his justification for Iraq war 1/29/2010, 5:06 a.m. PST
(AP) LONDON - An unrepentant Tony Blair defended his decision to join the United States in attacking Iraq, arguing Friday before a British panel investigating the war that the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks made the threat of weapons of mass destruction impossible to ignore.
2 Americans detained in Iraq on visa violations 1/29/2010, 4:56 a.m. PST
(AP) BAGHDAD - Two Americans were being questioned Friday by an Iraqi army investigator after they were found without visas in an area of northern Iraq where forces engage in almost daily battles with insurgents
US soldier dies in Iraq; death not combat related 1/29/2010, 1:56 a.m. PST
(AP) BAGHDAD - The U.S. military says an American soldier has died in southern Iraq of injuries unrelated to combat
Blair offers justification for Iraq war 1/28/2010, 7:53 a.m. PST
(AP) LONDON - Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair said Friday that the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks changed dramatically the approach to Iraq in both London and Washington, raising fears of terrorists acquiring weapons of mass destruction from rogue or failed states.
Iraq: bomb-hunting devices could be pulled 1/28/2010, 4:45 a.m. PST
(AP) BAGHDAD - Iraq could halt the use of a scandal-ridden bomb detection device if an investigation backs up charges that the units are ineffective, the interior minister said.
Jewish cemetery desecrated in eastern France 1/27/2010, 8:39 a.m. PST
(AP) STRASBOURG, France - Police and Jewish officials say a Jewish cemetery in eastern France has been desecrated, with some gravestones marked with swastikas and overturned.
Al-Qaida group claims hotel blasts in Baghdad 1/26/2010, 10:16 p.m. PST
(AP) BAGDHAD - An al-Qaida front group in Iraq says it carried out the deadly bombings against Baghdad hotels earlier this week.
New blast hits central Baghdad, killing at least 6 1/25/2010, 11:45 p.m. PST
(AP) BAGHDAD - A suicide car bomber killed at least six Tuesday in a strike against Interior Ministry offices in central Baghdad, a day after several hotels were hit by suicide attacks, officials said.
Car bomb hits central Baghdad, killing at least 18 1/25/2010, 11:45 p.m. PST
(AP) BAGHDAD - A suicide car bomber killed at least 18 and injured dozens more Tuesday in a strike against a police crime lab in central Baghdad, a day after several hotels were also hit by suicide attacks, officials said.
Iraq militants using new tactics to foil security 1/25/2010, 11:45 p.m. PST
(AP) BAGHDAD - Militant groups are finding new ways to foil Iraqi security-hiding explosives in the chassis of vehicles or tucking them into secret compartments, the top U.S. commander in Iraq said Tuesday as Baghdad was again hit by a suicide car bomb that sheared off the front of the main crime lab. At least 22 people were killed.
Iraq's 'Chemical Ali' hanged for 1988 gas attack 1/25/2010, 8:21 a.m. PST
(AP) Iraq's government spokesman, Ali al-Dabbagh, gave no other details of the execution. But that didn't stop speculation that three deadly suicide attacks in Baghdad-just before the official announcement ofam suspected the non-Arab Kurds of siding with Persian Iran during the war. But it was the Halabja attack that riveted the world's attention.
Iraq's 'Chemical Ali' infamous for 1988 gas attack 1/25/2010, 8:21 a.m. PST
(AP) BAGHDAD - Saddam Hussein's cousin Ali Hassan al-Majid, who was hanged Monday, ordered the infamous poison gas attack on the northern Iraqi Kurdish village of Halabja in 1988 that killed 5,000 people and earned him the chilling moniker "Chemical Ali."
'Chemical Ali' executed in Iraq 1/25/2010, 2:45 a.m. PST
(AP) BAGHDAD - Saddam Hussein's notorious cousin "Chemical Ali" was executed Monday, said Iraq's government spokesman Ali al-Dabbagh
Analysis: Iraq's president vs Saddam past 1/24/2010, 9:33 a.m. PST
(AP) BAGHDAD - To hear Iraq's president tell it: the country's future depends on purging its past links with Saddam Hussein's regime.
Iraq's PM orders probe on bomb detectors 1/24/2010, 4:14 a.m. PST
(AP) BAGHDAD - An Iraqi official says the country's prime minister has ordered a probe into the use of bomb-detection devices Iraq bought from a British company.
Biden confident Iraqis to settle election dispute 1/23/2010, 6:49 a.m. PST
(AP) BAGHDAD - U.S. Vice President Joe Biden says he's confident Iraqis are working toward a solution to difficult pre-election dispute.
US Marines' Iraq command ends; Biden in Baghdad 1/23/2010, 2:01 a.m. PST
(AP) RAMADI, Iraq - The U.S. Marines marked the end of nearly seven years in Iraq on Saturday by handing the Army their command of Anbar province, once one of the war's fiercest battlefields but now a centerpiece of U.S.-Iraqi cooperation.
Biden in Iraq to help ease pre-election tensions 1/22/2010, 4:31 a.m. PST
(AP) BAGHDAD - Vice President Joe Biden brought Washington's concerns about Iraqi political tensions directly to leaders in Baghdad on Friday, but officials appeared to leave little room for outside mediation over whether to ban hundreds of election candidates for suspected links to Saddam Hussein's regime
Premier to appear soon at Britain's Iraq inquiry 1/22/2010, 4:13 a.m. PST
(AP) LONDON - British Prime Minister Gordon Brown will be quizzed sooner than expected about his role in the decision to join the unpopular war in Iraq, the chairman of an inquiry into the conflict confirmed Friday.
US Embassy in Baghdad looking for Facebook friends 1/21/2010, 9:17 a.m. PST
(AP) BAGHDAD - The U.S. Embassy in Baghdad is looking for Iraqi friends on its new Facebook page.
UK leader to appear at Iraq inquiry soon 1/21/2010, 6:46 a.m. PST
(AP) LONDON - British Prime Minister Gordon Brown will be questioned about his role in the invasion of Iraq, the inquiry's press office confirmed Friday
Iraq election chief: More candidates to be banned 1/21/2010, 6:11 a.m. PST
(AP) BAGHDAD - The head of Iraq's electoral commission said Friday he expects more names will be added to a list of candidates who could be banned from running in March parliamentary elections because of suspected ties to former dictator Saddam Hussein.
Iraq leader seeks ruling on committee behind ban 1/21/2010, 6:11 a.m. PST
(AP) BAGHDAD - Iraq's president sought to calm rising pre-election tensions Thursday, pushing for a legal ruling on whether a political vetting panel had the right to blacklist hundreds of candidates for suspected links to Saddam Hussein's Sunni-led regime.
NZ army to remove bible quotes from weapon sights 1/20/2010, 2:17 p.m. PST
(AP) WELLINGTON, New Zealand - New Zealand's defense force said Thursday that Biblical citations on markings on weapon sights used by its troops in Afghanistan will be removed
Foiled assault on Baghdad jewelry store kills 3 1/20/2010, 8:05 a.m. PST
(AP) BAGHDAD - An brazen robbery attempt in Baghdad and a series of attacks on security forces in the north killed six people and wounded dozens more Wednesday, raising tensions in the run-up to parliamentary elections.
Iraq election tensions stir White House mission 1/20/2010, 8:05 a.m. PST
(AP) BAGHDAD - An upcoming election intended to ease Iraq's sectarian rifts is instead dredging up old tensions-with the White House sending Vice President Joe Biden to smooth tensions between the Shiites who hold power and the Sunnis who want a greater slice of it.
Ex-UK minister: postwar planning for Iraq lacking 1/19/2010, 6:59 a.m. PST
(AP) LONDON - British officials worried before the invasion of Iraq that the Americans weren't putting enough thought into postwar planning, the head of Britain's defense ministry at the time said Tuesday.
50,000 former fighters now in Iraqi state jobs 1/19/2010, 5:41 a.m. PST
(AP) BAGHDAD - Nearly 50,000 Sunni fighters who sided with American forces against al-Qaida and other militants in Iraq are now in government jobs, a top official said Tuesday in an attempt to soothe fears they would be neglected by the country's Shiite leaders.
Attacks in northern Iraq kill 1, wound 27 1/19/2010, 5:41 a.m. PST
(AP) BAGHDAD - Two separate attacks targeting security forces in northern Iraq have killed a police officer and wounded dozens more, raising concerns about a surge in violence caused by heightened political tensions.
Iraqis authorize government to sue Blackwater 1/18/2010, 6:18 a.m. PST
(AP) BAGHDAD - Iraq's government has started collecting signatures for a class-action lawsuit from victims who were wounded or lost family in incidents involving the U.S. private security firm formerly known as Blackwater
Blair to give evidence to Iraq inquiry on Jan. 29 1/18/2010, 5:18 a.m. PST
(AP) LONDON - Britain's Iraq war inquiry says former Prime Minister Tony Blair will give evidence on January 29.
Marines exit Iraq in first wave of US forces out 1/18/2010, 12:00 a.m. PST
(AP) AL-ASAD, Iraq - The base loudspeaker no longer wakes them up with calls for blood donors; armored trucks sit idle in neat rows. The U.S. Marines who stood at some of the bloodiest turning points of the Iraq war are packing up and leaving.
Iraqi military says it captures militant leader 1/16/2010, 4:35 a.m. PST
(AP) BAGHDAD - Iraqi authorities say they have captured a senior leader of a militant group linked to al-Qaida in Iraq.
Iraq's electoral commission bars 500 candidates 1/14/2010, 7:20 a.m. PST
(AP) BAGHDAD - Iraq's electoral commission on Thursday barred 500 candidates from running in March's parliamentary election, including a prominent Sunni lawmaker, in a decision that is sure to deepen Iraq's sectarian divides.
Dutch PM backs away from criticizing Iraq report 1/13/2010, 2:52 p.m. PST
(AP) THE HAGUE, Netherlands - Dutch Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende conceded Wednesday, "with the knowledge of now," that a stronger legal mandate was needed for the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in 2003-and his decision to support it.
Iraq sentences 11 to death for government bombings 1/13/2010, 8:12 a.m. PST
(AP) BAGHDAD - An Iraqi court Thursday sentenced 11 people to death by hanging after convicting them of carrying out the August bombings of two government ministries that killed more than 100 people in the heart of Baghdad.
Baghdad Under Partial Curfew After Seizure of Explosives Cache (Baghdad) 1/12/2010, 5:33 p.m. PST
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Team: Dutch politics trumped law regarding Iraq 1/12/2010, 12:17 a.m. PST
(AP) THE HAGUE, Netherlands - An independent commission reported Tuesday the Dutch government let politics override law when it supported the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq and ignored intelligence that downplayed the threat of Saddam Hussein's weapons program.
Report: Dutch ignored law in supporting Iraq war 1/12/2010, 12:17 a.m. PST
(AP) THE HAGUE, Netherlands - An independent commission charged Tuesday that the Dutch government let politics override law when it supported the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq, and ignored intelligence that downplayed the threat of Saddam Hussein's weapons program.
Bomb plot against ministries in Baghdad thwarted 1/11/2010, 9:28 p.m. PST
(AP) BAGHDAD - Iraqi forces seized a large cache of explosives and arrested suspected insurgents allegedly planning to target government ministries Tuesday, in a crackdown across the capital that brought parts of the city to a standstill
Tony Blair's communications chief testifies 1/11/2010, 8:42 a.m. PST
(AP) LONDON - Former Prime Minister Tony's Blair's communications chief denied Tuesday that a special dossier was tailored to exaggerate Saddam Hussein's military strength, testifying before a British inquiry that no one ordered him to make the case for the 2003 war.
Bomb trageting Iraqi lawmaker wounds 3 guards 1/11/2010, 12:26 a.m. PST
(AP) BAGHDAD - A bomb attached to a pickup truck in an Iraqi Shiite lawmaker's convoy wounded five people, including three of his bodyguards, when it exploded in the Iraqi capital Monday, officials said.
Iraqi in Blackwater case rejects compensation deal 1/10/2010, 4:51 a.m. PST
(AP) BAGHDAD - An Iraqi injured by the U.S. private security firm once known as Blackwater said Sunday he would not accept a compensation deal for injuries he suffered after company employees opened fire in a crowded Baghdad square because the amount of money offered is too low.
GIs return to their war zone and find it peaceful 1/9/2010, 9:02 a.m. PST
(AP) TARMIYAH, Iraq - Popcorn popping, thought Army Staff Sgt. Jason Fisher. That's the sound the bullets made as they hit the wall of the American outpost.
Fate of 15 Iraqi political parties in balance 1/9/2010, 12:38 a.m. PST
(AP) BAGHDAD - Iraq's electoral commission will decide within days whether to ban 15 political parties from running in March polls because their leaders allegedly have links to former dictator Saddam Hussein, a spokesman said Saturday
Iraq Sunni leader to be kept from election 1/8/2010, 12:18 a.m. PST
(AP) BAGHDAD - An Iraqi parliamentary committee has moved to bar a prominent Sunni politician from running in the upcoming elections due to his alleged connections with the previous regime, the candidate said Friday, a decision likely to stoke already tense sectarian tensions in the country.
Iran lawmaker says US hikers not to be freed soon 1/7/2010, 1:42 p.m. PST
(AP) TEHRAN, Iran - A senior Iranian lawmaker said Thursday the United States should not expect the release anytime soon of three American hikers detained by his country since July
British troops feared civilian casualties in Basra 1/7/2010, 5:12 a.m. PST
(AP) LONDON - A senior British army commander says his troops were unwilling to help the Iraqi army in air strikes against militias in the city of Basra because they feared killing civilians.
5 Iraqis killed in traffic accident with US forces 1/6/2010, 8:20 a.m. PST
(AP) BAGHDAD - A minibus carrying an extended Iraqi family collided Wednesday with a U.S. military vehicle south of Baghdad, killing five Iraqis and wounding at least 10 people, including three American soldiers, U.S. and Iraqi officials said.
Blasts kill 6 in Iraq's western Anbar province 1/6/2010, 8:20 a.m. PST
(AP) BAGHDAD - A series of blasts killed six people in Iraq's western province of Anbar on Thursday, a police official said, in the latest attack to hit the province that was once the heartland of the al-Qaida-led insurgency.
UK agreed cease-fire with Iraqi militants in Basra 1/6/2010, 5:54 a.m. PST
(AP) LONDON - A U.K. government official says Britain negotiated a cease-fire with Iraqi militants in Basra three months before British troops pulled out of the city.
5 Iraqis killed in traffic accident with US forces 1/5/2010, 11:31 a.m. PST
(AP) BAGHDAD - An Iraqi police spokesman says five Iraqis were killed and eight injured after their minibus collided with a U.S. military vehicle that was traveling in the wrong lane.
Iraqi police seize artifacts amid smuggling fears 1/5/2010, 4:20 a.m. PST
(AP) BAGHDAD - Iraqi police on Tuesday seized a small cache of ancient statues and other artifacts in the south of the country, officials said, after authorities feared the items would be smuggled abroad.
Iraqi PM vows justice in Blackwater shooting case 1/3/2010, 8:33 a.m. PST
(AP) BAGHDAD - The Iraqi prime minister vowed Monday to seek punishment for the Blackwater guards accused of killing 17 people at a busy Baghdad intersection after U.S. courts dropped the case in a decision that outraged many Iraqis.
3 guards killed in northern Iraqi city by gunmen 1/2/2010, 10:36 a.m. PST
(AP) BAGHDAD - Iraqi officials in the northern city of Mosul say gunmen have killed three guards in a drive-by shooting.
Iraqis outraged as Blackwater case thrown out 1/1/2010, 11:03 a.m. PST
(AP) BAGHDAD - Iraqis seeking justice for 17 people shot dead at a Baghdad intersection responded with bitterness and outrage Friday at a U.S. judge's decision to throw out a case against a Blackwater security team accused in the killings.
December 1st month without US combat death in Iraq 1/1/2010, 6:25 a.m. PST
(AP) BAGHDAD - December was the first month since the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq nearly seven years ago in which no U.S. forces died in combat in the country.
British hostage held in Iran after Iraq kidnapping 1/1/2010, 3:54 a.m. PST
(AP) BAGHDAD - A British computer programmer seized in Iraq was held in Iran for at least part of his captivity, the U.S. general who oversees the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan said on Friday.
British hostage held in Iran after Iraq kidnapping 1/1/2010, 3:54 a.m. PST
(AP) BAGHDAD - A British computer programmer seized in Iraq was held in Iran for at least part of his captivity, the U.S. general who oversees the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan said on Friday.

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