Sistani urges all Iraqis to help in draft

BAGHDAD, July 27 (UPI) -- Iraq's highest Shiite religious authority Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani urged all Iraqi factions to participate in drafting Iraq's new constitution.

Jordan Islamists seek to punish Chalabi

AMMAN, Jordan, June 4 (UPI) -- Jordan Islamic lawmakers called on Prime Minister Adnan Badran Saturday to exclude Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister Ahmed Chalabi from a general amnesty.

The Almanac

Today is Thursday, June 2, the 153rd of 2005 with 212 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Friday, May 20, the 140th day of 2005 with 225 to follow.
By United Press International

Chalabi seeks trial in Jordan civil court

BAGHDAD, May 17 (UPI) -- Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister Ahmed Chalabi has asked for a trial in a Jordanian civil court on charges of embezzlement, refusing a possible royal pardon.

Talabani to settle Chalabi Jordan case

ALGIERS, Algeria, May 9 (UPI) -- Iraqi President Jalal Talabani says foreign troops will remain in place until the national army is restructured and rehabilitated.

New Iraqi government wins confidence

BAGHDAD, April 28 (UPI) -- Iraqi Prime Minister Ibrahim Jaafari's cabinet was approved by legislators Thursday, garnering 180 votes in the 275-seat national assembly.

Chalabi drops bid, alliance names Jaafri

BAGHDAD, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- The victorious Shiite group has named a moderate in place of Ahmed Chalabi as its candidate for prime minister of Iraq.

Chalabi seeks U.S. help to gain key post

BAGHDAD, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Iraqi National Congress head Ahmed Chalabi wants Washington's help to become his nation's next prime minister.

Lebanon denies Iraq clandestine transfers

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- Lebanese Central Bank Governor Riyad Salameh Monday denied any officials of the former Iraqi government had transferred money clandestinely to Lebanese banks.

Iraqi leaders trade charges in arms scam

BAGHDAD, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- A fortune in U.S. cash missing from Iraq's central bank has engulfed Iraqi leaders in a verbal battle over who is responsible for the lost $300 million.

Shiites urge Sunnis to vote

BAGHDAD, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Members of the Shia United Iraqi Alliance Sunday urged disaffected Iraqi Sunnis to participate in the Jan. 30 elections.

'Abu Sayyaf' group tried in Jordan

AMMAN, Jordan, Dec. 27 (UPI) -- Jordan's state security court issued rulings against 13 defendants accused of conspiring to carry out terrorist attacks against U.S. interests in Jordan.

Iraq Shiites to join hands in polls

BAGHDAD, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- Iraqi Shiite political parties and movements grouped in the Shiite Political Council agreed Tuesday to run for general elections with a unified ticket.

FBI probing AIPAC, Chalabi leaks

WASHINGTON, Sept. 3 (UPI) -- The FBI is probing whether Pentagon officials leaked classified data to Iraqi politician Ahmed Chalabi and the American Israel Public Affairs Committee.

Iraq's Chalabi escapes assassination

BAGHDAD, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- Iraqi Shiite politician Ahmed Chalabi escaped unharmed Wednesday an attempt to assassinate him by gunmen who opened fire on his convoy.

FBI investigating claims of Israeli spy

WASHINGTON, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- The FBI is reportedly investigating a Pentagon staffer who allegedly passed classified information to Israel.

Ahmed Chalabi returns to Iraq

BAGHDAD, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- Iraqi politician Ahmed Chalabi has returned to Baghdad to face arrest on money counterfeiting charges, the BBC reported Wednesday quoting his aides.

Chalabi claims U.S. legal set-up

BAGHDAD, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- Former Iraqi leader Ahmed Chalabi said Monday he and his nephew will return from exile to Iraq to face murder and counterfeiting charges, CNN reported.

Saddam led anti-U.S. resistance

BEIRUT, Lebanon, July 23 (UPI) -- Iraqi Shiite leader Ahmed Chalabi said ousted President Saddam Hussein led resistance against U.S.-led coalition forces until he was captured in December.

FBI probes Chalabi over Iran intelligence

WASHINGTON, June 2 (UPI) -- Exiled Iraqi leader Ahmed Chalabi is being investigated by the FBI for allegedly tipping off Iran its spy code had been broken, the New York Times said.

Iraq council chief, Chalabi slam UN draft

BAGHDAD, May 26 (UPI) -- Iraqi National Congress leader Ahmed Chalabi Wednesday joined the growing list of Iraqi critics of the U.N. draft on his country's future.

DOD's Wolfowitz de-funded INC

WASHINGTON, May 25 (UPI) -- The Pentagon cut off funding to the Iraqi National Congress because it did not want to fund one political party over another, a U.S. spokesman said Tuesday.

Draft Iraq resolution criticized

BAGHDAD, May 25 (UPI) -- A U.N. resolution presented by the United States and Britain on Iraqi sovereignty sharp criticism from Iraqi Governing Council members.

U.S.: Iraqis to try Saddam

WASHINGTON, May 24 (UPI) -- The United States said Monday it wants the Iraqis to decide who will try deposed Iraqi President Saddam Hussein.
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