Iraq News and Information Links
January 22 2005
 

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Iraq insurgents release 8 Chinese hostages
Japan Today – Tokyo,Japan
CAIRO — Insurgents in Iraq released eight Chinese laborers they had taken hostage earlier this week and threatened to execute, according to a videotape aired …

www.voanews.com/english/2005-01-22-voa21.cfm
Iraq Preparing to Lock Down Country for Elections
Voice of America – USA
With elections coming in just over a week, Iraq’s interim interior minister has announced Saturday additional security measures in an effort to prevent …

www.turkishpress.com/world/news.asp?id=050122211211.8dav0x1d.xml
Iraq insurgents free Chinese hostages but Brazilian reported held
Turkish Press – Turkey
… freed eight Chinese hostages but announced they had captured a Brazilian as they pressed their bloody campaign of intimidation ahead of Iraq’s landmark January …

www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200501/s1287001.htm
China confirms hostages released in Iraq
ABC Online – Australia
The Chinese embassy in Baghdad has confirmed that eight Chinese workers taken hostage in Iraq last week have been freed. But the …

www.reuters.co.uk/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=658796
Iraq insurgents free Chinese hostages
Reuters – UK
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Insurgents in Iraq say they have released eight Chinese hostages, as an Islamist militant group said it had shot dead 15 kidnapped Iraqi …

news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/from_our_own_correspondent/4197367.stm
Danger haunts Iraq’s campaign trail
BBC News – London,England,UK
By Jim Muir. With just a week to go before elections, Iraq has seen an upsurge of violence by insurgents determined to drive out the Americans and their allies. …

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Troops Arrive at Iraq Base
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
British troops from the 1st Battalion, Royal Highland Fusiliers, have all now arrived safely at their base in Iraq, the MoD said tonight. …

abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory?id=433986
Iraq Overseas Voter Registration Extended
ABC News – USA
… Only 6,500 Iraqis living in Australia have so far added their names to Iraq’s electoral rolls, despite predictions that as many as 50,000 could register to …

www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1396496,00.html
Further security measures announced in Iraq
Guardian – UK
… with the hostages. Kidnappings of foreigners in Iraq are again on the rise after a decline in recent months. A French journalist …

www.khaleejtimes.com/DisplayArticle.asp?xfile=data/focusoniraq/
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Iraq’s interior minister says no arrest warrant for Chalabi
Khaleej Times – Dubai,United Arab Emirates
BAGHDAD – Iraq’s Interior Minister Falah al-Naquib said on Saturday there was no arrest warrant for Ahmed Chalabi after the country’s defense minister …

www.boston.com/dailynews/022/world/It_s_all_go_for_Iraq_s_vote_al:.shtml
It’s all go for Iraq’s vote, all that’s left is for voters to come …
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Millions of ballots have been printed, thousands of voting booths assembled and 300,000 Iraqi and American troops put at the ready. …

www.nytimes.com/2005/01/23/national/23vets.html
Aided by Web, Iraq War Veterans Organize as Critics
New York Times – USA
… Sept. 11 attacks and was, in his own words, “red, white and blue all the way” when he deployed to Iraq 16 months later. Unquestioning …

www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200501/s1287000.htm
Iraq security to be increased
ABC Online – Australia
Iraq’s Interior Minister has announced further security measures aimed at quelling expected violence in the last week before the country goes to the polls for …

www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200501/s1287001.htm
China confirms hostages released in Iraq
ABC Online – Australia
The Chinese embassy in Baghdad has confirmed that eight Chinese workers taken hostage in Iraq last week have been freed. But the …

www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=7400128
Iraq Insurgents Say Free 8 Chinese Hostages
Reuters – USA
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Insurgents in Iraq said they released eight Chinese hostages on Saturday, as an Islamist militant group said it had shot dead 15 kidnapped …

www.nypost.com/news/worldnews/38651.htm
IRAQ BOMB MURDERERS HIT WEDDING
New York Post – New York,NY,USA
… Also yesterday, Iraq’s interim defense minister said the government would arrest Iraqi National Congress leader and one-time US ally Ahmad Chalabi after the …

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Iraq’s interior minister says no arrest warrant for Chalabi
Khaleej Times – Dubai,United Arab Emirates
BAGHDAD – Iraq’s Interior Minister Falah al-Naquib said on Saturday there was no arrest warrant for Ahmed Chalabi after the country’s defense minister …

news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/4198221.stm
UK ground fleet in Iraq bolstered
BBC News – London,England,UK
A fleet of new British Army armoured vehicles has arrived in southern Iraq to bolster ground security in the run-up to elections on 30 January. …

abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory?id=433986
Iraq Overseas Voter Registration Extended
ABC News – USA
… Only 6,500 Iraqis living in Australia have so far added their names to Iraq’s electoral rolls, despite predictions that as many as 50,000 could register to …

www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1396496,00.html
Further security measures announced in Iraq
Guardian – UK
… with the hostages. Kidnappings of foreigners in Iraq are again on the rise after a decline in recent months. A French journalist …

www.turkishpress.com/news.asp?ID=36272
Powell may discuss Ukrainian troop withdrawal from Iraq: officials
Turkish Press – Turkey
WASHINGTON, Jan 21 (AFP) – Outgoing Secretary of State Colin Powell may discuss the planned withdrawal of Ukrainian troops from Iraq when he travels to Kiev …

www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200501/s1287000.htm
Iraq security to be increased
ABC Online – Australia
Iraq’s Interior Minister has announced further security measures aimed at quelling expected violence in the last week before the country goes to the polls for …

www.boston.com/dailynews/022/world/It_s_all_go_for_Iraq_s_vote_al:.shtml
It’s all go for Iraq’s vote, all that’s left is for voters to come …
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Millions of ballots have been printed, thousands of voting booths assembled and 300,000 Iraqi and American troops put at the ready. …

www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/world/10703832.htm
Iraq’s Shiite community targeted in deadly attacks
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq – (KRT) – Insurgents intent on disrupting Iraq’s election turned their firepower against Iraq’s Shiite community Friday, killing at least 22 in …

news.scotsman.com/uk.cfm?id=80832005
Officer in Iraq case ‘failed in duty to soldiers’
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
… to the army abuse court martial that he had come up with “Operation Ali Baba” and ordered his men to force Iraqi looters to clean up the mess at a camp in Iraq …

www.turkishpress.com/world/news.asp?id=050122034722.u0hu0231.xml
China says nationals already warned to shun Iraq amid kidnappings
Turkish Press – Turkey
BEIJING (AFP) – China says already has warned its citizens to stay out of Iraq after kidnappers holding eight Chinese men said they would spare their lives if …

www.gulf-daily-news.com/Story.asp?Article=102447&Sn=WORL&IssueID=27308
36 are killed in Iraq violence
Gulf Daily News – Manama,Bahrain
BAGHDAD: Twenty-nine people were killed in separate incidents in Iraq yesterday, including two soldiers, confirming fears that Sunni Arab insurgents are …

www.nytimes.com/2005/01/22/international/middleeast/22baghdad.html
Mystery in Iraq as $300 Million is Taken Abroad
New York Times – USA
By DEXTER FILKINS. BAGHDAD, Iraq, Jan. 21 – Earlier this month, according to Iraqi officials, $300 million in American bills was …

news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/4191787.stm
Low turnout for Iraq expat vote
BBC News – London,England,UK
… “Perhaps it is better that we are voting from outside Iraq,” Bassima Muhammad al-Naima, originally from Karbala but now in Syria, told the New York Times. …

www.signonsandiego.com/news/nation/20050121-9999-1n21assess.html
Tough-sounding address makes no mention of Iraq
San Diego Union Tribune – San Diego,CA,USA
… But with the nation embroiled in an increasingly unpopular war, he did not talk specifically about it, declining to mention the word “Iraq.”. …

thescotsman.scotsman.com/international.cfm?id=81432005
Mosque bomb kills 14 in Iraq
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
… killing seven. The deaths ratchet up tension between Iraq’s religious communities just over a week before landmark elections. In …

news.scotsman.com/uk.cfm?id=80832005
Officer in Iraq case ‘failed in duty to soldiers’
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
… to the army abuse court martial that he had come up with “Operation Ali Baba” and ordered his men to force Iraqi looters to clean up the mess at a camp in Iraq …

www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/world/10704222.htm
China Urges Iraq Gunmen to Free Hostages
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq – The Chinese Embassy on Friday urged gunmen holding eight Chinese hostages to release them, saying China had called its citizens not to come to …

www.abc.net.au/ra/news/stories/s1286324.htm
Security issues hampering Australian embassy relocation in Iraq
Radio Australia – Australia
Australia’s foreign minister, Alexander Downer, says Australia has had difficulties trying to move its embassy in Iraq to a safer location. …

www.arabnews.com/?page=4&section=0&article=57901&d=22&m=1&y=2005
Car Bombs Leave Over 20 Dead in Iraq Ahead of Elections
Arab News – Saudi Arabia
BAGHDAD, 22 January 2005 — Two car bombs left over 20 dead in Iraq yesterday. A suicide bomber killed 14 Shiite worshippers as …

www.arabnews.com/?page=7&section=0&article=57916&d=22&m=1&y=2005
Iraq Election: Wider Significance
Arab News – Saudi Arabia
… voting, Jan. 30, 2005, that is to give Iraq its first freely elected Parliament plus provincial and regional councils. The election …

www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200501/s1286832.htm
Iraq to arrest Ahmad Chalabi
ABC Online – Australia
Iraq’s interim Defence Minister says the Government will arrest Iraqi National Congress (INC) leader Ahmad Chalabi, after the Eid al-Adha holiday, on suspicion …

www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200501/s1286758.htm
Kidnappers call for China to ban citizens from Iraq
ABC Online – Australia
Kidnappers, who have threatened to kill eight Chinese nationals abducted in Iraq, say they will show mercy towards them if China bans its citizens from going …

  
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