Iraq News and Information Links
January 19 2005
 

www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200501/s1285279.htm
Anderson rules out Iraq troop withdrawal
ABC Online – Australia
Acting Prime Minister John Anderson says Australia will not be withdrawing any troops from Iraq following a bomb attack near the Australian embassy in Baghdad. …

www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,7374-1448288,00.html
Army admits losing control of troops after Iraq invasion
The Times – UK
… Lance Corporal Darren Larkin, 30, admitted one charge of assaulting an unknown male at an aid camp known as the Bread Basket in Basra, southern Iraq, in May …

www.iht.com/articles/2005/01/19/opinion/edbarton.html
Iraq: America should engineer an exit poll
International Herald Tribune – France
The Bush administration insists that American troops will stay until a free, stable and peaceful Iraq is established. But it seems …

www.indianexpress.com/full_story.php?content_id=63071
Bombing spree kills 26 in Iraq
Indian Express – New Delhi,India
… On Tuesday, Iraq’s US-backed interim government announced measures to try to prevent bloodshed during the ballot, with land borders to be closed for three …

economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/995695.cms
Acid Test: Rice unfazed as Senate grills her on Iraq
Economic Times – New Delhi,India
WASHINGTON: Condoleezza Rice gave little ground to senators lambasting US policies in Iraq on the first day of her confirmation hearing to be secretary of state …

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THE LEADER ARTICLE: Asian Drama: After Iraq, US Targets Iran with …
Times of India – Mumbai,India
… Iran would like to see a Shia-majority government in Iraq after the proposed elections. But how it will use its influence in Iraq …

www.csmonitor.com/2005/0120/p01s04-woiq.html
Iraq’s critical Sistani factor
Christian Science Monitor – USA
BAGHDAD — Car-bombs and assassinations that have killed hundreds and a threatened Sunni boycott haven’t slowed the march toward Iraq’s Jan. 30 election. …

news.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=28669
Blair condemns Iraq abuse
Ninemsn – Sydney,New South Wales,Australia
… “The vast majority of those 65,000 British soldiers who have served in Iraq have done so with distinction, with courage and with great honour to this country. …

www.voanews.com/english/2005-01-19-voa19.cfm
Insurgents Intensify Anti-Election Attacks in Iraq
Voice of America – USA
More than two dozen Iraqi civilians and policemen have been killed in a wave of bombings Wednesday in Baghdad and parts of central and northern Iraq meant to …

www.turkishpress.com/world/news.asp?id=050119173435.13giw0am.xml
British troops ‘knew the rules’, expert tells Iraq abuse case
Turkish Press – Turkey
Lieutenant Colonel Nicholas Mercer was giving evidence in a case that has shocked Britain, drawn parallels with US abuses in Iraq and raised new questions …

www.voanews.com/english/2005-01-19-voa12.cfm
New Iraq Prisoner Abuse Photos Shock Britain
Voice of America – USA
… “I think and hope that people in Iraq do understand that the very fact that we are taking this action and prosecuting people who we believe may have been …

www.turkishpress.com/news.asp?ID=36214
Turkey asks Iraq to act against Kurdish parties with alleged links …
Turkish Press – Turkey
… has waged a 15-year armed campaign for Kurdish self-rule in southeast Turkey, are estimated to have found refuge across the border in northern Iraq prior to …

www.usatoday.com/news/washington/2005-01-19-rice_x.htm?POE=NEWISVA
Biden challenges Rice on Iraq
USA Today – USA
… Foreign Relations Committee, challenged Secretary of State-designate Condoleezza Rice Wednesday to acknowledge Bush administration mistakes on Iraq and said he …

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breaking_news/breaking_news__international_news/

Wave of violence rocks Iraq
Mail & Guardian Online (subscription) – Johannesburg,South Africa
… The al-Qaeda in Iraq terror group, led by Jordanian-born Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, claimed it was behind the blast at the Australian embassy in a statement posted …

politics.guardian.co.uk/iraq/story/0,12956,1393914,00.html
Blair appalled at Iraq prisoner photos
Guardian – UK
… The Liberal Democrat leader, Charles Kennedy, asked Mr Blair whether further troop deployments would be needed in Iraq given the inevitable increase in danger …

news.inq7.net/world/index.php?index=1&story_id=24825
China faces dilemma over kidnapped nationals in Iraq
Philippine Daily Inquirer – Makati City,Philippines
BEIJING, China — China supports Iraq’s drive for peace and is keen for a slice of the huge reconstruction pie, but the kidnapping of eight of its nationals on …

www.iht.com/articles/2005/01/19/news/exit.html
Iraq expected to press for pullout
International Herald Tribune – France
… which has said it would honor an Iraqi request but has declined to set a timetable for withdrawing the 173,000 US and other foreign troops now in Iraq. …

www.theage.com.au/news/Iraq/Condoleezza-Rice-Iraq-
war-was-right/2005/01/19/1106110808027.html

Condoleezza Rice: Iraq war was right
The Age (subscription) – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
… Dr Rice defended the Bush Administration’s decision to go to war against Iraq, pledged that she would personally get involved to restart the Middle East peace …

www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/128160/1/.html
Iraq suicide bombing rampage kills 15 as China races to save …
Channel News Asia – Singapore
BAGHDAD : At least 15 people were killed when insurgents went on a bloody six-car bomb rampage in Iraq targeting the Australian embassy in Baghdad and the …

www.reuters.co.uk/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=656883
Soldier in Iraq abuse photos “obeying orders”
Reuters – UK
… He was found guilty of a series of offences last week. The case echoed the Abu Ghraib scandal involving US soldiers at a prison in Iraq. …

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UK rocked by pictures of apparent Iraq abuse
MSNBC – USA
… Some newspapers said Prime Minister Tony Blair, President Bush’s closest ally on Iraq, could be hit politically as he prepares to call a general election …

www.rte.ie/news/2005/0119/iraqabuse.html
Fears of backlash over British abuse in Iraq
RTE Interactive – Ireland
… fear the photographs showing UK soldiers apparently abusing Iraqi prisoners could lead to a backlash against serving soldiers ahead of Iraq’s elections at the …

www.itv.com/news/world_1721428.html
Eight Chinese captured in Iraq
ITV.com – UK
… threatened to kill the men. They said the eight would die unless the Chinese government clarifies its role in Iraq. A video released by …

www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/world/10679208.htm
Boxer challenges Rice’s Iraq statements
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
… In an unusually sharp exchange, the California Democrat charged Rice with misleading the nation about the need to go to war in Iraq while serving in her …

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Iraq Abuse Soldier A ‘War Hero’
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
… Baba and the 40 Thieves — was given by Major Dan Taylor, who was in charge of a humanitarian aid camp called Camp Bread Basket, near Basra in southern Iraq. …

english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/9705736F-872E-4095-A6A8-7CFCB066C2E9.htm
China urges Iraq to help free captives
Al-Jazeera.Net – Qatar
Ch ina ‘s leaders have urged officials in Iraq to spare no effort to free eight captured Chinese nationals and expressed deep concern over their fate. …

www.suntimes.com/output/iraq/cst-nws-iside19.html
British court-martial views Iraq abuse photos
Chicago Sun-Times – Chicago,IL,USA
BY TONY CZUCZKA. OSNABRUECK, Germany — A court-martial jury viewed photos of what prosecutors called ‘’shocking and appalling’’ mistreatment …

www.azcentral.com/news/articles/0119rice19.html
Rice defends decision to go to war with Iraq
AZ Central.com – AZ,USA
… Senate Democrats at the confirmation hearing for Secretary of State nominee Condoleezza Rice harshly questioned administration policy on Iraq on Tuesday and …

www.canoe.ca/NewsStand/LondonFreePress/News/2005/01/19/902879-sun.html
Iraq to seal its borders for election
London Free Press – London,Ontario,Canada
BAGHDAD — Iraq will seal its borders, extend a curfew and restrict movement to protect voters during the Jan. 30 election, officials …

www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-
vincent19jan19,1,6390644.story?coll=la-headlines-world

A Life Shaped by Unwavering Loyalty to Iraq
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
… to illegally receiving millions of dollars from Saddam Hussein’s regime in exchange for lobbying UN and US officials to lift sanctions on Iraq, has interesting …

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Iraq Bombs Strike Police and Embassy, 7 Killed
ABC News – USA
… On Tuesday, Iraq’s US-backed interim government announced a range of unprecedented measures to try to prevent bloodshed during the ballot, with land borders to …

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=vn20050119064307413C875482&set_id=6

Iraq will seal its frontiers during elections
Independent Online – South Africa
… workers held hostage by gunmen who claim the men are employed by a construction company working with US troops, in the latest abduction of foreigners in Iraq. …

www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2005/01/19/RICE.TMP
Rice defends Bush’s Iraq policies in testy exchange with Boxer …
San Francisco Chronicle – San Francisco,CA,USA
Washington — National security adviser Condoleezza Rice issued a sweeping defense of administration policy on Iraq at hearings Tuesday to confirm her …

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Suicide car bombs hit Australian embassy in Iraq
Financial Times – UK
… Australian embassy and a police headquarters in Baghdad on Wednesday, killing at least seven people in the latest deadly guerrilla strikes before Iraq’s Jan. …

www.itv.com/news/1628076.html
Kidnapped bishop freed in Iraq
ITV.com – UK
… The blast at the Supreme Council for the Islamic Revolution in Iraq office appeared to be the latest insurgent attack designed to stoke sectarian strife before …

www.indystar.com/articles/8/210648-3768-010.html
Man pleads guilty in Iraq oil-for-food probe
Indianapolis Star – Indianapolis,IN,USA
WASHINGTON — An Iraqi-American businessman, accused of pocketing millions of dollars through the UN oil-for-food program with Iraq, pleaded guilty Tuesday to …

www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200501/s1285068.htm
Diggers wounded in Iraq attack
ABC Online – Australia
… The attacks come just 11 days out from Iraq’s national election, with the US military and the Iraqi Government warning of more insurgent strikes before polling …

www.newkerala.com/news-daily/news/features.php?action=fullnews&id=61835
Eight Chinese nationals kidnapped in Iraq:
New Kerala – Ernakulam,Kerala,India
… diplomats in Baghdad said the eight construction workers hailing from the southern province of Fujian have been abducted by militants in Iraq, the official …

www.chinadaily.com.cn/english/doc/2005-01/19/content_410429.htm
Britain rocked by pictures of apparent Iraq abuse
China Daily – Beijing,China
… all from the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers, face charges of mistreating Iraqis during an operation to stop looting in the chaotic weeks after the invasion of Iraq …

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Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1106088610017&call_pageid=968256290204&col=968350116795

Iraq’s `saviours’ guilty of vandalism
Toronto Star – Toronto,Ontario,Canada
… The general situation in Iraq is, of course, overwhelmingly a human and political tragedy but that does not exempt the US authorities, who were in charge until …

iafrica.com/news/worldnews/404656.htm
Invading Iraq was right – Rice
IAfrica South African News – Cape Town,South Africa
… Rice on Tuesday angrily defended her integrity from Senate Democrats, who accused her of bending her statements to conform to administration policy on Iraq. …

washingtontimes.com/national/20050119-121705-1633r.htm
American pleads guilty in Iraq scam
Washington Times – Washington,DC,USA
… Vincent consulted with and repeatedly received direction from the now-deposed Iraqi dictator concerning payments to illegally act as Iraq’s agent in the United …

www.boston.com/news/world/middleeast/articles/2005/
01/19/iraq_borders_to_be_sealed_before_vote

Iraq borders to be sealed before vote
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
… In Baghdad, masked gunmen shot and killed Shaker Jabbar Sahl, 48, a Shi’ite who was running on a ticket led by a cousin of Iraq’s last king. …

www.latimes.com/news/custom/timespoll/la-na-iraq
poll19jan19,1,3970423.story?coll=la-news-times_poll

Support for War in Iraq Hits New Low
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
… WASHINGTON — Support for the war in Iraq has continued to erode, but most Americans still are inclined to give the Bush administration some time to try to …

www.ajc.com/news/content/news/stories/0105/19iraq.html
Bloodshed spreads as vote nears in Iraq
Atlanta Journal Constitution (subscription) – Atlanta,GA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq — With three candidates killed in the last three days, the top United Nations election adviser in Iraq said Tuesday that election workers will …

news.inq7.net/breaking/index.php?index=3&story_id=24790
2 dead in blast outside Australian military barracks in Iraq
Philippine Daily Inquirer – Makati City,Philippines
BAGHDAD, Iraq — A car bomb exploded outside Australian military barracks at the nation’s embassy in central-eastern Baghdad, killing at least two, witnesses …

www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-na-rice
19jan19,0,1743315.story?coll=la-home-headlines

Rice Defends US Course on Iraq
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
… President Bush’s second-term foreign policy plans during her confirmation hearing, Rice strongly defended the administration’s course on Iraq but acknowledged …

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1106046658274_87/?hub=CTVNewsAt11

Archbishop kidnapped in Iraq is freed
CTV – Canada
Less than 24 hours after kidnappers snatched him from the street in front of his church in northern Iraq, Catholic Archbishop Basile Georges Casmoussa is a …

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Violence Heightens Iraq Pre-Election Tension
Scotland on Sunday – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
A suicide bomber struck the Baghdad headquarters of Iraq’s biggest Shiite political party, killing three people, as the government announced plans to close …

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Guilty plea in US over Iraq food offences
Financial Times – UK
The US Department of Justice yesterday announced an American citizen had entered a guilty plea over criminal offences related to Iraq’s scandal-ridden oil-for …

english.chosun.com/w21data/html/news/200501/200501190002.html
Iraq to Close Borders, Ban Non-Official Cars During Election
Chosun Ilbo – Seoul,South Korea
Iraq’s election commission has announced that it will close the nation’s borders and ban all non-governmental vehicles from the roads for three days beginning …

www.dawn.com/2005/01/19/top15.htm
8 Chinese workers kidnapped in Iraq
Pakistan Dawn – Karachi,Pakistan
BAGHDAD, Jan 18: Unidentified gunmen kidnapped eight Chinese workers in Iraq on Tuesday and threatened to kill them in 48 hours unless Beijing “clarified” its …

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Army on defensive over Iraq ‘abuse’ pictures
Financial Times – UK
The army was yesterday forced to defend the conduct of British forces in Iraq as 22 photographs of alleged abuse at a Basra aid camp were presented at the …

www.theage.com.au/news/Breaking-News/Tax-breaks-
restored-for-workers-in-Iraq/2005/01/19/1106074831509.html

Tax breaks restored for workers in Iraq
The Age (subscription) – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
Australians working in Iraq will soon be able to enjoy restored tax breaks under new laws being drawn up by the federal government. …

wireservice.wired.com/wired/story.asp?section=Breaking&storyId=977336&tw=wn_wire_story
Rice Defends Her Integrity in Clash Over Iraq
Wired News – USA
… Rice on Tuesday defended herself against a charge that she put loyalty above truthfulness in making the Bush administration’s case for going to war against Iraq …

www.freep.com/news/latestnews/pm2349_20050118.htm
Catholic archbishop kidnapped in northern Iraq is freed, says …
Detroit Free Press – Detroit,MI,USA
MOSUL, Iraq – A Catholic archbishop kidnapped in northern Iraq was freed Tuesday after one day in captivity and said his abductors did not intend to target the …

www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1393502,00.html
Iraq to close borders and impose poll curfews
Guardian – UK
… Arabic television networks. The US military said three American troops had been killed in western Iraq on Monday. But a Catholic …

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Guilty plea in US over Iraq food offences
Financial Times – UK
The US Department of Justice yesterday announced an American citizen had entered a guilty plea over criminal offences related to Iraq’s scandal-ridden oil-for …

www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.
20050118.wabuse0118/BNStory/International/

Brits accused of ‘shocking’ abuse in Iraq
The Globe and Mail – Toronto,ON,Canada
Osnabrueck, Germany — A court-martial jury viewed photos of what prosecutors called “shocking and appalling” mistreatment of Iraqis as three British …

www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/politics/10675062.htm
US mission in Iraq dominates Rice’s confirmation hearing
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
… KRT) – Senators from both parties pressed Secretary of State-designate Condoleezza Rice on Tuesday to provide a clearer US exit strategy from Iraq, and one …

www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1393502,00.html
Iraq to close borders and impose poll curfews
Guardian – UK
… Arabic television networks. The US military said three American troops had been killed in western Iraq on Monday. But a Catholic …

www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20050118.wabuse0118/BNStory/International/
Brits accused of ‘shocking’ abuse in Iraq
The Globe and Mail – Toronto,ON,Canada
Osnabrueck, Germany — A court-martial jury viewed photos of what prosecutors called “shocking and appalling” mistreatment of Iraqis as three British …

abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory?id=422911
Iraq Rebels Vent Frustrations at ‘Peace Conference’
ABC News – USA
BAQUBA, Iraq (Reuters) – When dozens of suspected insurgents showed up for a “peace conference” in troubled Baquba on Tuesday, they told the governor …

www.arabnews.com/?page=4&section=0&article=57786&d=19&m=1&y=2005
8 Chinese Taken Hostage in Iraq
Arab News – Saudi Arabia
… 2005 — Kidnappers released footage yesterday of eight Chinese hostages it threatened to execute unless Beijing “clarifies its role” in Iraq, while a …

  
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