26 May 2004 Events in Iraq
18.56 Baghdad. CPA SHOULD ABANDON FORMER PRESIDENTIAL PALACE. IGC President Ghazi al Yauar gave a press conference today calling upon the Americans to move out of the Presidential Palace. We shall not accept continuing use by the Americans of the place and we believe that the Americans do not wish to occupy it permanently.
18.53 Washington. HUMAN RIGHTS: WHITE HOUSE REJECTS AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL'S 2004 REPORT ON PRISONER ABUSE. White House rejects accusations of abuse carried out in the name of the War on Terror in Iraq, Afghanistan and Guantanamo.
18.27 Washington. USA, 20 SERVICEWOMEN KILLED IN IRAQ. 20 women have died in the name of Operation Iraqi Freedom, starting with Lori Piestewa and ending with Leslie Jackson, 18 of Richmond VA, killed last Thursday. 162 women have been wounded of which 99 too gravely to return to service.
18.00 Balad. THREE IRAQIS KILLED BY CARBOMB. Car bomb in Balad Ruz, 75 km northeast of Baghdad which exploded as the convoy of Col. Ali Ismail passed nearly.
17.50 New York. NEW YORK TIMES ISSUES APOLOGY FOR WMD REPORTING. NYT apologies for its series of inaccurate articles on Iraq's alleged WMD.
17.45 Najaf. DOZENS DIE IN NAJAF AND SADR CITY. US airstrikes, tanks and helicopters kill dozens in Najaf and Sadr City.
17.30 Moscow. RUSSIAN COMPANY WITH MULTI-BILLION DOLLAR CONTRACT LEAVES IRAQ Interenergoservis evacuated all 300 employees after 2 employees killed outside the al-Dawra power station.
17.00 Berlin. SCHROEDER, UN DRAFT IS A STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION
16.32 Washington. WHITE HOUSE, USA UNDER IMMINENT TERRORIST THREAT
16.20 Baghdad. CPA DENIES THAT SHAHRISTANI WILL BE NAMED NEW PREMIER. Hussain Shahristani will not be named the new Premier of Iraq.
14.45 Baghdad. NEW COMMANDANT FOR ABU GHRAIB UNIT. Gen. William Tarpeluk is the new commandant of the 800th MP Brigade
14.40 Baghdad. AL YAWAR, NEW GOVERNMENT TO BE NAMED NEXT WEEK. IGC Interim President Ghazi Mashal Ajil al-Yawar says new government to be named next week.
13.30 London. BLAIR: I AM IN ABSOLUTE AGREEMENT WITH THE USA on the total transfer of sovereignty to the Iraqis". [Well, someone will have to backpedal--Nur]
13.04 London. BLAIR: TROOPS IN IRAQ TO REMAIN UNDER US COMMAND
12.49 Najaf. RELATIVE OF AL SADR ARRESTED. Ryad al-Nouri, Sadr's right-hand man and cousin, is arrested.
12.20 Baghdad. BRAHIMI: "FUTURE GOVERNMENT LIKELY TO BE ACCEPTABLE TO UN".
12.15 Balad. BOMBING NORTHEAST OF BAGHDAD, 3 CIVILIANS KILLED, 18 WOUNDED in Balad Ruz
11.39 Najaf. CLASHES IN HOLY CITY, 9 IRAQIS KILLED, 33 WOUNDED.
11.07 Rome. SPEAKER OF ITALIAN CHAMBER OF DEPUTIES CALLS FOR COMPLETE IRAQI SOVEREIGNTY.
10.48 Doha. AL JAZEERA, EXPLOSION IN BAGHDAD.
10.00 Baghdad. 6 RUSSIAN TECHNICIANS WOUNDED. Bus taking workers to power station bombed.
09.32 Baghdad. MOSCOW ORGANIZES EVACUATION OF TECHNICIANS IN IRAQ.
09.06 Baghdad. TWO RUSSIANS KILLED, FIVE WOUNDED.
09.02 Rome. ITALIAN DEFENSE MINISTER IN NASSIRIYA.
08.35 Najaf. US HELICOPTERS AND TANKS DEPLOYED TO NAJAF CEMETERY.
07.00 Baghdad. AUSTRALIA TO KEEP EMBASSY OPEN.
06.30 Rome. ITALIAN FOREIGN MINISTER FRATTINI SAYS NEW IRAQI GOVT WILL HAVE VETO POWER OVER MILITARY OPERATIONS.
03.30 New York. KOFI ANNAN: BRAHIMI WILL ANNOUNCE NEW GOVT ON MONDAY
03.00 Baghdad. ADNAN PACHACHI TO BE NEW PRESIDENT OF IRAQ.
02.18 Baghdad. AL ZARQAWI BOUNTY RAISED FROM 10 TO 25 MILLION DOLLARS BY USA
01.01 Baghdad. SHARISTANI TO BE NEW IRAQI PREMIER.