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Some Headlines For March 2010

Monday March 1, 2010 to Wednesday March 31, 2010

UN council calls on Iraqi parties to respect election results and avoid inflammatory rhetoric 3/31/2010, 11:12 a.m. PDT
(AP) UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. Security Council is calling on all political parties to respect Iraq's election results and the choices of the Iraqi people.
Anti-US cleric calls for Iraq referendum on PM 3/30/2010, 10:30 a.m. PDT
(AP) BAGHDAD - A close aide says anti-American cleric Muqtada al-Sadr is calling for an Iraqi referendum on who will be the next prime minister.
Anti-US cleric calls for Iraq referendum on PM 3/30/2010, 10:30 a.m. PDT
(AP) BAGHDAD - An anti-American Shiite cleric called Tuesday for a referendum on who will be Iraq's prime minister, a proposal that was nearly certain to fail but which added more turmoil to an already tense and uncertain postelection period.
Convicted Iraq war roadside bomber in Dutch jail 3/30/2010, 8:50 a.m. PDT
(AP) THE HAGUE, Netherlands - A Dutch citizen convicted of conspiring to kill Americans with roadside bombs in the Iraq war was flown back to the Netherlands Tuesday to serve his sentence, his lawyer said.
At least 12 killed in triple Iraq bombing 3/29/2010, 4:12 a.m. PDT
(AP) Karbala (dpa)-At least 12 people were killed and 32 injured in a triple bombing in the central Iraqi city of Karbala on Monday, medics and witnesses said
Iraqi panel wants to bar 4 elected on winning list 3/29/2010, 1:52 a.m. PDT
(AP) BAGHDAD - A committee that vets candidates for ties to Saddam Hussein's regime is recommending four people elected to parliament from the winning list of former Prime Minister Ayad Allawi be disqualified, an official on the committee said Monday. The challenge risks deepening Iraq's sectarian tensions.
Twin car bombs in Iraqi holy city kill 4 3/29/2010, 1:52 a.m. PDT
(AP) BAGHDAD - Iraqi police say a pair of car bombs in the holy city of Karbala killed at least four people and wounded 22, with the second blast detonating near the provincial governor's home
Oud maker labors in secret on Baghdad rooftop 3/28/2010, 4:01 p.m. PDT
(AP) BAGHDAD - In a tiny workshop on the roof of his home in a Baghdad slum, Farhan Hassan works in secret, lovingly curving wood and tightening strings to make his ouds-a traditional Arabic instrument.
Analysis: Iraqi PM takes risks by challenging vote 3/28/2010, 12:10 p.m. PDT
(AP) CAIRO - The challenge by Iraq's Shiite prime minister to election results that showed him coming in a close second to his chief rival-Sunni-backed Ayad Allawi-is a risky tactic.
Following Iraq upset, Allawi turns to negotiations 3/27/2010, 11:42 p.m. PDT
(AP) BAGHDAD - The secular challenger who stunned Iraq with his razor-thin parliamentary election win turned his attention to negotiations over a future government even as supporters of the prime minister vowed to fight the results.
Bombs kill 5 at house tied to Iraq Sunni candidate 3/27/2010, 11:42 p.m. PDT
(AP) BAGHDAD - Several bombs exploded Sunday near a house linked to a prominent Sunni figure who ran in this month's parliamentary elections in Iraq, killing five people and wounding 26 others, a police official said.
Analysis: Allawi win could curb Iran's influence 3/27/2010, 10:32 a.m. PDT
(AP) CAIRO - The surprisingly strong election showing by a secular, nationalist coalition in Iraq has provided a sudden opening for the mostly Sunni Arab world to curtail Iranian influence in Iraq, something that has been a source of serious alarm for the United States and its Arab allies since 2003.
Following Iraq upset, Allawi turns to negotiations 3/27/2010, 12:06 a.m. PDT
(AP) BAGHDAD - The secular challenger who stunned Iraq with his razor-thin parliamentary election win turned his attention to negotiations over a future government Saturday even as supporters of the prime minister vowed to fight the results.
Iraq's top vote-getter cuts across sectarian lines 3/26/2010, 5:59 p.m. PDT
(AP) BAGHDAD - He has fought off a machete-wielding assassin believed sent by Saddam Hussein, spent much of his life in exile and was rumored to have personally shot a number of insurgents. Ayad Allawi is a survivor, and he showed it more than ever in Iraq's parliamentary elections.
Alliance led by ex-Iraqi PM wins election narrowly 3/26/2010, 1:52 a.m. PDT
(AP) BAGHDAD - Former U.S.-backed prime minister Ayad Allawi and his secular, anti-Iranian coalition narrowly won Iraq's parliamentary elections in final returns Friday, edging out the bloc of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, who angrily vowed to challenge the results.
Iraq's tight race prompts warnings of violence 3/25/2010, 3:36 a.m. PDT
(AP) BAGHDAD - Iraqi election results Friday will likely show a virtual tie between the two top vote-getting blocs led by the prime minister and his chief rival, a political equation that could add up to bitter political wrangling and risk re-igniting violence.
Meeting of Shiite rivals in Iraq may signal shift 3/24/2010, 5:18 a.m. PDT
(AP) BAGHDAD - The Iraqi prime minister held talks with a radical Shiite group he once tried to destroy in bloody street battles, both sides said Wednesday, showing his willingness to put aside animosities with some of his fiercest enemies to ensure a second term in office after a divisive election.
Botox in Baghdad? Iraqis go for a little nip, tuck 3/22/2010, 1:00 a.m. PDT
(AP) BAGHDAD - Dr. Abbas al-Sahan's patient wasn't a war victim. She didn't have a scar that needed cosmetic surgery. All she wanted was a cute nose. And she got it.
Recount calls add to Iraq's political tension 3/21/2010, 4:48 a.m. PDT
(AP) BAGHDAD - Iraq's president on Sunday demanded a recount in this month's historic parliamentary elections, intensifying the political conflict over the not-yet-completed tally and increasing the chances that the vote will be a long, chaotic test of the nascent democracy.
Rival edges ahead of Iraq PM in overall vote count 3/20/2010, 7:20 a.m. PDT
(AP) BAGHDAD - A secular challenger to Iraq's prime minister edged ahead Saturday in the overall vote count in parliamentary elections, while the prime minister held onto his province-by-province lead as the counting neared completion.
Rival edges ahead of Iraq PM in overall vote count 3/19/2010, 8:50 a.m. PDT
(AP) BAGHDAD - A secular challenger to Iraq's prime minister has again edged ahead in parliamentary elections now that the vote count is nearly complete.
Rival edges ahead of Iraq PM in overall vote count 3/19/2010, 8:50 a.m. PDT
(AP) BAGHDAD - A secular challenger to Iraq's prime minister has again edged ahead in parliamentary elections now that the vote count is nearly complete.
UN calls for Afghans to take charge of future 3/18/2010, 11:12 a.m. PDT
(AP) UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. peacekeeping chief said Thursday it's time for the international community to take "concrete steps" to allow Afghans to take charge of their future-and to ensure that "Afghanization" becomes more than a slogan.
Chaos marks Iraq election vote tally 3/18/2010, 10:53 a.m. PDT
(AP) BAGHDAD - Dozens of Iraqi journalists waited hours for results in Iraq's election. What they finally got was a single CD containing all the information and instructions to make copies themselves, prompting a mad dash to the nearest Internet cafe where they paid $1.20 each to find out who was ahead in the ballot count.
Pirates release hijacked Iranian vessel 3/18/2010, 9:43 a.m. PDT
(AP) BRUSSELS - Somali pirates abandoned a hijacked Iranian vessel and set its 19-man crew free Thursday after encountering an Italian warship just off the coast of Somalia, NATO said.
Warships take new strategy against Somali pirates 3/18/2010, 9:34 a.m. PDT
(AP) NAIROBI, Kenya - An international fleet of warships is attacking and destroying Somali pirate vessels closer to the shores of East Africa and the new strategy, combined with more aggressive confrontations further out to sea, has dealt the brigands a setback, officials and experts said Thursday.
Europeans debate exiting euro 3/18/2010, 9:26 a.m. PDT
(AP) LONDON - As Europe struggles to emerge from its fiscal crisis, a notion long considered taboo is gaining currency: could countries be kicked out of the euro or be given an easy way to leave?
Chaos marks Iraq election vote tally 3/18/2010, 10:53 a.m. PDT
(AP) BAGHDAD - Dozens of Iraqi journalists waited hours for results in Iraq's election. What they finally got was a single CD containing all the information and instructions to make copies themselves, prompting a mad dash to the nearest Internet cafe where they paid $1.20 each to find out who was ahead in the ballot count.
US soldier dies in combat in Baghdad 3/18/2010, 9:00 a.m. PDT
(AP) BAGHDAD - The U.S. military says an American soldier has died in combat in Baghdad.
Putin: Iran's new nuclear plant to start up soon 3/18/2010, 8:15 a.m. PDT
(AP) VOLGODONSK, Russia - Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said Thursday that Iran's new Russian-built nuclear power plant will begin operating this summer, even as the United States called for Russia to delay the startup.
Iraqi PM fights for survival as votes are counted 3/17/2010, 1:07 p.m. PDT
(AP) BAGHDAD - The man who has led Iraq for the past four years is battling for his political survival just as U.S. troops are getting ready to pack up and go home.
Iraq PM back in the lead in vote count 3/17/2010, 1:07 p.m. PDT
(AP) BAGHDAD - The Iraqi prime minister's coalition has retaken the lead from his secular challenger in a preliminary tally of votes in Iraq's parliamentary elections, the country's election commission said Wednesday.
Iraqi PM's bloc accuses election official of fraud 3/16/2010, 5:40 a.m. PDT
(AP) BAGHDAD - The Iraqi prime minister's coalition has accused an election official of manipulating vote counts and called for a recount.
Challenger overtakes Iraq PM in overall vote count 3/16/2010, 5:40 a.m. PDT
(AP) BAGHDAD - A secular coalition challenging the Iraqi prime minister in the country's historic parliamentary elections has narrowly pulled ahead for the first time in the overall vote count, although it still trails in the crucial province-by-province count.
Iraqi PM's bloc accuses election official of fraud 3/16/2010, 5:40 a.m. PDT
(AP) BAGHDAD - The Iraqi prime minister's coalition has accused an election official of manipulating vote counts and called for a recount.
Suicide car bomber kills 4 in western Iraq 3/15/2010, 5:40 a.m. PDT
(AP) BAGHDAD - A suicide car bomber killed four people and wounded 29 others when his vehicle exploded in a busy street Monday during the morning rush hour in western Iraq.
US military hands over prison to Iraqi government 3/15/2010, 5:40 a.m. PDT
(AP) TAJI, Iraq - The U.S. military handed over control of a prison holding some 2,900 detainees to Iraqi authorities on Monday as the Americans move ahead with preparations for a full withdrawal by the end of 2011.
Iraq Shiite group: We didn't mistreat freed Briton 3/15/2010, 2:05 a.m. PDT
(AP) BAGHDAD - A Shiite extremist group on Monday discounted claims from its former hostage that he was mistreated, presenting a video taken during his two-and-a-half year captivity showing the Briton exercising and playing with a child.
Iraq Shiite group: We didn't mistreat freed Briton 3/15/2010, 2:05 a.m. PDT
(AP) BAGHDAD - A Shiite extremist group on Monday discounted claims from its former hostage that he was mistreated, presenting a video taken during his two-and-a-half year captivity showing the Briton exercising and playing with a child.
Iraqi PM holds slim lead in partial election tally 3/14/2010, 6:34 a.m. PDT
(AP) BAGHDAD - Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki edged ahead Sunday in a tight race in the country's parliamentary elections after partial results from all of Iraq's 18 provinces showed his bloc leading in seven-two more than his chief rival.
Iraq's PM leads in early Baghdad vote count 3/13/2010, 3:09 a.m. PST
(AP) BAGHDAD - A coalition led by Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki was winning in the all-important capital and a Shiite province in the south, according to a partial tally of election results released Saturday.
Iraq PM uses early lead to pursue new govt allies 3/12/2010, 5:28 a.m. PST
(AP) BAGHDAD - Seizing on an early lead in Iraq's election, the prime minister's political coalition began reaching out to rivals Friday as partial results signaled a tight race that was unlikely to produce a clear-cut winner.
Early Iraq results: PM battling secular challenger 3/11/2010, 5:29 a.m. PST
(AP) BAGHDAD - Partial vote results in Iraq's historic election released Thursday showed a tight contest between the nation's prime minister, who had the lead in two provinces in the mainly Shiite south, and a secular challenger who appeared to be drawing on Sunni support north of Baghdad.
Early Iraq results: PM battling secular challenger 3/11/2010, 5:28 a.m. PST
(AP) BAGHDAD - First results from Iraq's parliamentary election showed the prime minister and his secular rival locked in an extremely tight contest amid fraud allegations by rival parties and a chaotic, unpredictable vote count.
First Iraqi vote results likely on Thursday 3/10/2010, 3:22 a.m. PST
(AP) BAGHDAD - The top United Nations envoy in Iraq urged election officials Wednesday to release the results of this week's historic vote as quickly as possible, saying Iraqis "have the right to know" the results as soon as possible.
Analysis: Greece's crisis could presage America's 3/9/2010, 3:42 p.m. PST
(AP) WASHINGTON - Greece is a financial basket case, begging for international help. Is America heading down that same road?
Iran calls political opponents enemies of Islam 3/9/2010, 12:36 p.m. PST
(AP) DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - A traditional Islamic concept about protecting the faith and its followers has become a judicial weapon for Iran's rulers: charging opponents as so-called enemies of God with the threat of possible death sentences.
Ex-spy chief: US misled allies over detainees 3/9/2010, 12:07 p.m. PST
(AP) LONDON - United States intelligence agencies misled key allies, including Britain, about its mistreatment of suspected terrorists, the former head of the country's domestic spy agency, MI5, said Tuesday.
Suspect: Charges in Argentine bomb case are 'lies' 3/9/2010, 11:04 a.m. PST
(AP) BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - An Iranian accused of masterminding the 1994 bombing of a Jewish cultural center that killed 85 people dismissed the allegations as "lies" on Tuesday and said he won't appear before an Argentine court.
Navy says 3 dogs died after contractor neglect 3/9/2010, 11:04 a.m. PST
(AP) WASHINGTON - The Navy says that three dogs died and dozens more were in poor health after being neglected by a private security contractor in Chicago that had been hired to train the dogs to detect explosives.
Egypt to pay for restoration of all synagogues 3/9/2010, 8:35 a.m. PST
(AP) CAIRO - Egypt will shoulder the costs of restoring the country's Jewish houses of worship said the culture minister Tuesday, two days after a historic synagogue in Cairo's ancient Jewish quarter was rededicated in a private ceremony.
Iraqi parties both claim to be ahead in election 3/8/2010, 3:06 p.m. PST
(AP) BAGHDAD - The Iraqi prime minister's coalition and its main secular rival both claimed to be ahead in the vote count Monday, a day after historic parliamentary elections that the top U.S. commander said would let all but 50,000 American troops come home by the end of summer.
Real Hurt Lockers in Iraq: Life is no movie 3/8/2010, 2:00 p.m. PST
(AP) NASIRIYAH, Iraq - American bomb disposal experts in Iraq say few people understood what they did.
Iraqi PM's coalition seen leading vote 3/7/2010, 6:12 p.m. PST
(AP) BAGHDAD - Early estimates from a range of Iraqi parties on Monday predicted a coalition led by Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki would take the lead in the parliamentary election, though official results were not expected for a few days.
A look at the major coalitions in Iraq's election 3/7/2010, 12:37 p.m. PST
(AP) A look at the major alliances, coalitions expected to take part in Iraq's parliamentary elections
Gates: Surprisingly little violence in Iraq vote 3/7/2010, 11:16 a.m. PST
(AP) ABOARD A U.S. MILITARY AIRCRAFT - U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates says he sees surprisingly little violence associated with the Iraq elections and that security improvements have forced al Qaida-linked militants to change tactics.
Iraqi voters undaunted by attacks that kill 36 3/6/2010, 8:05 p.m. PST
(AP) BAGHDAD - Iraqis defied insurgents who lobbed hand grenades at voters and bombed a polling station Sunday in an attempt to intimidate those taking part in elections that will determine whether their country can overcome deep sectarian divides as U.S. forces prepare to leave.
Iraqis defy intimidation to vote, attacks kill 36 3/6/2010, 8:04 p.m. PST
(AP) BAGHDAD - Insurgents bombed a polling station and lobbed grenades at voters Sunday, killing 36 people in attacks aimed at intimidating those taking part in an election that will determine whether the country can overcome the sectarian divisions that have plagued it since the 2003 U.S.-led invasion.
Iraq's Sadr calls on followers to vote in election 3/5/2010, 11:04 p.m. PST
(AP) BAGHDAD - Anti-American cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, in a surprise news conference on the eve of the Iraqi election, has urged his followers to turn out and vote.
Iraq's Sunnis fear election could spark violence 3/5/2010, 12:10 p.m. PST
(AP) BAGHDAD - They're back, on street corners in places Sunnis had thought were safe again: the Shiite militiamen who drove them from their homes in a bloody campaign that brought Iraq to the brink of civil war
Turkey warns US over Armenian genocide vote 3/5/2010, 12:02 a.m. PST
(AP) ANKARA, Turkey - Turkey warned the Obama administration on Friday of negative diplomatic consequences if it doesn't impede a U.S. resolution branding the World War I-era killing of Armenians genocide.
Singapore bolsters security over terrorist threat 3/4/2010, 11:55 p.m. PST
(AP) SINGAPORE - Singapore raised its security alert and bolstered its defenses Friday after receiving information of a terrorist plot to attack vessels off the coast of the city-state in one of the world's busiest shipping lanes, a Cabinet minister said.
Iraqis begin to vote in Syria and other countries 3/4/2010, 11:53 p.m. PST
(AP) DAMASCUS, Syria - Iraqis living abroad began casting ballots in their homeland's crucial parliamentary elections Friday, the second for a full parliamentary term since the 2003 U.S.-led invasion ousted Saddam Hussein.
Hong Kong police raid underground radio station 3/4/2010, 11:05 p.m. PST
(AP) HONG KONG - Hong Kong authorities raided an underground radio station founded by pro-democracy activists-the latest in a series of police actions over the past two months critics call a concerted effort to muzzle dissent in this Chinese-ruled former British colony.
WH considering military trials for 9/11 suspects 3/4/2010, 9:19 p.m. PST
(AP) WASHINGTON - In a potential reversal, White House advisers are close to recommending that President Barack Obama opt for military tribunals for self-professed Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Sheik Mohammed and four of his alleged henchman, senior officials said.
Campaign styles reflect the choices in Iraq vote 3/4/2010, 12:39 p.m. PST
(AP) BAGHDAD - There were no politicians kissing babies at the campaign rally, but it came close.
Iraq early voting shattered by deadly blasts 3/4/2010, 1:43 a.m. PST
(AP) BAGHDAD - A string of deadly blasts shattered an early round of voting in Iraq Thursday, killing 17 people and highlighting the fragile nature of the country's security gains ahead of crucial parliamentary elections this Sunday.
Iran casts its shadow over high-stakes Iraq vote 3/3/2010, 2:44 p.m. PST
(AP) BAGHDAD - As the U.S. prepares to withdraw its forces from Iraq, Iran is said to be working hard to fill a potential power vacuum-an effort that faces its first big test in Sunday's elections, in which Tehran is backing hard-liners against a coalition of moderates.
Former Gitmo detainee said running Afghan battles 3/3/2010, 10:57 a.m. PST
(AP) LASHKAR GAH, Afghanistan - A man who was freed from Guantanamo more than two years ago after he claimed he only wanted to go home and help his family is now a senior commander running Taliban resistance to the U.S.-led offensive in southern Afghanistan, two senior Afghan intelligence officials say.
Mice infest UK's Westminster Palace in London 3/3/2010, 10:55 a.m. PST
(AP) LONDON - The House of Lords has a momentous decision to make: Should it get cats to chase the mice that have infested one of Britain's most famous buildings?
Triple bombing kill 32 ahead of Iraqi vote 3/3/2010, 3:47 a.m. PST
(AP) BAGHDAD - Suicide bombers struck in quick succession Wednesday in a former insurgent stronghold northeast of Baghdad, killing at least 32 people just days before a crucial election that will determine who will govern the country as American forces depart.
Women take prominent role in Iraqi vote 3/2/2010, 10:41 p.m. PST
(AP) BAGHDAD - The minute Friday prayers are over, a crowd of women worshippers clothed in long black cloaks swarm around parliament member Maha al-Douri, peppering her with questions and requests. She is their access to power.
Iraq's Sunnis bracing for chaos after election 3/2/2010, 8:20 a.m. PST
(AP) RAMADI, Iraq - Here in the birthplace of Iraq's insurgency and its later turnabout against al-Qaida, Sunni Arabs are pushing to get out the vote in an election they see as their best hope of restoring some of their lost power. But they are gloomy over their chances of succeeding.
Iraqi police: Suicide blasts in Baqouba kill 30 3/2/2010, 6:04 a.m. PST
(AP) BAGHDAD - A string of three deadly suicide bombings killed at least 30 people in the former insurgent stronghold of Baqouba on Wednesday, including a blast from a suicide bomber who rode in an ambulance with the wounded before blowing himself up at a hospital, police said.
Muslim leader issues anti-terror fatwa 3/2/2010, 5:19 a.m. PST
(AP) LONDON - The leader of a global Muslim movement has issued a fatwa, or religious edict, that he calls an absolute condemnation of terrorism.
US Marines land on Iwo Jima to mark anniversary 3/2/2010, 5:00 a.m. PST
(AP) IWO TO, Japan - Hundreds of U.S. Marines landed on the remote island of Iwo Jima on Tuesday to prepare for the 65th anniversary of one of World War II's bloodiest and most iconic battles.
Iraq's Sunnis bracing for chaos after election 3/2/2010, 8:20 a.m. PST
(AP) RAMADI, Iraq - Here in the birthplace of Iraq's insurgency and its later turnabout against al-Qaida, Sunni Arabs are pushing to get out the vote in an election they see as their best hope of restoring some of their lost power. But they are gloomy over their chances of succeeding.
Pakistani army wraps up combat operations in Bajur 3/2/2010, 1:35 a.m. PST
(AP) DAMADOLA, Pakistan - Pakistan's army said Tuesday that it has wrapped up military operations in a former Taliban and al-Qaida stronghold in northwestern Pakistan that it declared free of militants a year ago only to see violence continue.
Rival groups see Iraqi vote as way to claim Kirkuk 3/1/2010, 10:37 a.m. PST
(AP) KIRKUK, Iraq - Young men hurtle down dusty streets in cars, waving flags and blaring campaign slogans in a fervor that highlights this city's dangerous ethnic divisions. Arabs, Turkomen and Kurds each see Iraq's parliamentary elections as a chance to prove one thing: Kirkuk is ours
Iran bans 2 pro-reform newspapers 3/1/2010, 6:27 a.m. PST
(AP) TEHRAN - A pro-reform newspaper editor says the Iranian government has banned his daily until further notice.
Britain to ban Somali terrorist group al-Shabab 3/1/2010, 4:58 a.m. PST
(AP) LONDON - The British government says it is moving to ban the Somali terrorist organization al-Shabab, an al-Qaida-aligned Islamist group fighting the anarchic country's transitional government.

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