Nur al-Cubicle

A blog on the current crises in the Middle East and news accounts unpublished by the US press. Daily timeline of events in Iraq as collected from stories and dispatches in the French and Italian media: Le Monde (Paris), Il Corriere della Sera (Milan), La Repubblica (Rome), L'Orient-Le Jour (Beirut) and occasionally from El Mundo (Madrid).

Friday, May 28, 2004

28 May 2004 Events in Iraq.

18.50 Washington. BUSH "TRANSFER OF FULL SOVEREIGNTY". After a meeting Danish Premier Anders Fogh Rasmussen, Bush says there will be transfer of full sovranty on 30 June. Bush also had a phone conversation with Vladimir Putin, saying We agreed to work together for the good of the Iraqi people an their new government. [LIES, all lies--Nur]

17.36 Baghdad. IRAQ: BRAHIMI SAY `YES' TO ALLAWI AS PREMIER. UN Special Representative to Iraq Lakhdar Brahimi has welcomed the choice of Allawi as premier

17.07 Washington. POWELL IS OPTIMISTIC ON NEW UN RESOLUTION. Colin Powell says talkes have been "constructive" to bring the international community on board for Iraq's future.

16.56 Baghdad. JEEP GOES OUT OF CONTROL, 3 DUTCH SOLDIERS HURT. Jeep fired upon by insurgents.

16.54 Washington. USA DENIES DEAL ON ALLAWI NOMINATION. US denies that the selection of Iyad Allawi was the result of a compromise.

14.40 Baghdad. PRIME MINISTER NAMED. Iyad Allawi, the Shi'ite founder of the political party, Iraqi National Accord, was named prime minister after a compromise was reached with the 25 members of the IGC. Allawi is thought to have close ties to the CIA


13.49 Baquba. CLASHES NEAR BAQUBA, CIVILIAN KILLED. US patrol attacked with RPGs near Bohroz, 5km south of Baquba. The attack occurred as worshipers were existing a mosque.

13.30 Kirkuk. US TROOPS KILL IRAQI TEENAGER BY MISTAKE. Youth was driving a car near Kirkuk when incident occurred.

12.42 Najaf. SHI'A MODERATE ATTACKED IN NAJAF. Unknown assailants open fire on Sheik Saddredin al-Kubbanji as he leaves mosque.

12.34 Baghdad. 600 RELEASED FROM ABU GHRAIB. As gates opened, gunmen in crowd fired upon sentries in anger over prisoner abuses.

11.50 Kufa. AL SADR SKIPS SERMON IN KUFA. Moqtada al Sadr did not deliver the weekly sermon in Kufa.

11.36 Moscow. RUSSIA DISAPPOINTED BY THE 80 TECHNICIANS WHO CHOSE TO REMAIN IN IRAQ. FM Ivanov says he's disappointed that all contractors did not leave.

10.28 Baghdad. KIDNAPPED NBC NEWS TEAM RELEASED. Correspondent Ned Colt, cameraman Maurice Roper, sound man Robert Colvill and freelance reporter Ashraf Al Taie were kidnapped on Tuesday.


10.02 Tokyo. JAPANESE AMBUSHED, TOKYO CONFIRMS DEATHS. Japanese government confirms that hospital spokesman in Mahmudiya, 30 km south of Baghdad has reported deaths of Shinsuke Hashida, 61 years old, and his nephew Kotaro Ogawa 33.

08.49 Warsaw. POLAND DENIES INVOLVEMENT OF ITS TROOPS IN PRISONER TORTURE. Polish military officials say troops not involved in Abu Ghraib abuses.

08.40 Mahmudiya. DOCTORS CONFIRM JAPANESE DEATHS. 2 Japanese, their chauffeur and a translator were killed when car explodes after crashing.

00.40 Paris. FRANCE FAVORS DELAY IN UN RESOLUTION. France requests postponement of discussions of new UN resolution until after the G8 Summit in Sea Island, Georgia (USA)

00.30 Baghdad. Hussain Shahristani says guilty US servicemen in Abu Ghraib torture scandal should be tried in an Iraqi court


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