Iraq News and Information Links May 10 2004
Q&A: Iraq abuse charges
BBC News – London,England,UK
… Civilians working for the Central Intelligence Agency are also being
investigated in relation to deaths of prisoners in Iraq and Afghanistan.

news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/3701941.stm

US, Britain, Seek to Contain Iraq Abuse Scandal
Reuters – USA
WASHINGTON/LONDON (Reuters) – The United States and its main Iraq war ally,
Britain, sought on Monday to limit fallout from the Iraq prisoner abuse
scandal as…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=5096197

PIPELINE blast cuts Iraq's oil exports
Toronto Star – Toronto,Ontario,Canada
BY HAMZA HENDAWI. KARBALA, Iraq ˜ Insurgents blasted an oil pipeline,
setting off a huge blaze and slashing Iraq's daily oil exports by about
25 per cent.…
www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_Type1
&c=Article&cid=1084186814332&call_pageid=968256289824&col=968705899037

VOICES: Iraq abuse scandal
Toronto Star – Toronto,Ontario,Canada
Given the allegations of widespread abuse of Iraqi detainees by American
troops, what must the US do to restore confidence in its handling of post-war
Iraq?…
www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_Type1
&c=Article&cid=1084226562841&call_pageid=968332188492&col=968705899037

WARNING issued after New Zealander killed in Iraq
ABC Online – Australia
New Zealand's Prime Minister Helen Clark has warned civilians to stay out
of Iraq, after armed gunmen killed a New Zealand engineer yesterday.…
www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/s1105455.htm

IRAQ Cleric to Widen War After US Bombs Baghdad HQ
Reuters – USA
NAJAF, Iraq (Reuters) – Iraqi Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr ordered his
Mehdi Army on Monday to launch a broad new offensive against US-led occupying
forces…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=5096105

IRAQ to Seek Bids for Port Management
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
LONDON ˜ Iraq plans to seek bids from foreign firms to manage and help
upgrade its two functioning cargo ports, the Iraq Ports Authority chief
said Monday.…
www.latimes.com/business/investing/wire/sns-ap-iraq-ports,1,5636634.story?coll=sns-ap-investing-headlines

BUSH shown Iraq abuse photos, again backs Rumsfeld
New Zealand Herald – Auckland,New Zealand
… prisoners being humiliated by Americans at Abu Ghraib prison near Baghdad
were broadcast by CBS television two weeks ago, triggering deep anger
in Iraq and the…
www.nzherald.co.nz/storydisplay.cfm?storyID=3565660&thesection=news&thesubsection=world

BRITAIN'S Blair, defense minister seek to downplay Iraq prisoners…
Channel News Asia – Singapore
… of the Red Cross (ICRC) on the treatment of Iraqi prisoners, adding
that he understood it contained just two references to the conduct of
British forces in Iraq…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/84217/1/.html

PIPELINE blast cuts Iraq's oil experts by 25 percent, US troops…
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
KARBALA, Iraq (AP) Insurgents blasted an oil pipeline, setting off a huge
blaze and slashing Iraq's daily oil exports by about 25 percent.…
www.boston.com/dailynews/131/world/Pipeline_blast_cuts_Iraq_s_oil:.shtml

FIRST Court-Martial Set for Iraq Prisoner Abuse Scandal
NPR (audio) – USA
Jeremy Sivits of the 372nd Military Police Company will be the first soldier
to face a court-marshal over abuses at the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq.

npr.streamsage.com/google/programlist/feature.php?wfid=1890278

WHAT else is hidden in the prisons of Iraq and Palestine?
Daily Star – Beirut,Lebanon
… The Iraqi people and those who have visited Iraq know very well the
American soldiers' blatant disrespect for Iraqi lives and values, protected
by the immunity…
www.dailystar.com.lb/article.asp?edition_id=10&categ_id=5&article_id=3421

IRAQ to seek bids by foreign firms to manage its ports
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
LONDON (AP) Iraq plans to seek bids from foreign firms to manage and help
upgrade its two functioning cargo ports, the Iraq Ports Authority chief
said Monday.…
www.boston.com/dailynews/131/economy/Iraq_to_seek_bids_by_foreign_f:.shtml

REPORT: Commanders Share Blame in Iraq Prisoner Abuse
NPR (audio) – USA
Description: The US military says only a small number of guards should
be blamed for the abuse of prisoners in Iraq. But investigative…
npr.streamsage.com/google/programlist/feature.php?wfid=1890373

US battles on two Iraq fronts
Melbourne Herald Sun – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
THE US-led coalition reeled from fresh revelations of prisoner abuse at
its jails in Iraq today amid continuing deadly clashes with militiamen
loyal to the…
www.heraldsun.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5478,9529091%255E1702,00.html

OREGONIAN killed in Iraq
Seattle Post Intelligencer – Seattle,WA,USA
EUGENE, Ore. — A soldier from Oregon was one of two soldiers killed in
Iraq over the weekend, the US Department of Defense reported Monday on
its Web site.…
seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/aplocal_story.asp?category=6420&slug=OR%20Soldier%20Killed

SENATORS Set Hearings on Iraq Prisoner Abuse
Reuters – USA
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Following up on Friday's grilling of Defense Secretary
Donald Rumsfeld on mistreatment of Iraqi prisoners, the Senate Armed Services

www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=politicsNews&storyID=5094055

MINISTERS 'did not see' Iraq abuse report
Guardian – UK
… On the topic of the February report by the International Committee
of the Red Cross (ICRC), Mr Hoon revealed that the US administrator in
Iraq, Paul Bremer…
politics.guardian.co.uk/iraq/story/0,12956,1213626,00.html

NO Simple Place to Pin Blame for Iraq Oil-For-Food Problems
Atlantic Online – USA
… the GAO is also documenting what a shambles the US made of the program
after it took over the program in November, and warning that the new Iraq
must be…
www.theatlantic.com/foreign/unwire/crossette2004-05-10.htm

DEVELOPMENTS in Iraq
Guardian – UK
… Insurgents bombed the Faw oil pipeline in southern Iraq on Saturday,
slashing daily Iraqi oil exports by about 25 percent, or 450,000 barrels
per day, an…
www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-4074544,00.html

IRAQ prisoner scandal provokes disgust
MLive.com – MI,USA
VIENNA, Austria (AP) ˜ America's allies in Iraq, voicing disgust at abuse
of Iraqi prisoners by US troops, demanded Monday that the Pentagon track
down, put…
www.mlive.com/newsflash/lateststories/index.ssf?/base/international-14/1084209546304220.xml

NZ engineer shot in Iraq car ambush
New Zealand Herald – Auckland,New Zealand
… They want to kill everybody walking in Iraq.”. … She said New Zealand
had issued “the strongest type of travel warning that we ever issue” about
Iraq.…
www.nzherald.co.nz/storydisplay.cfm?storyID=3565657&thesection=news&thesubsection=world

UK casts doubt on Iraq photos
ABC Online – Australia
… There are strong indications that the vehicle in which the photographs
were taken was not in Iraq during the relevant period,” Mr Hoon said.

www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/s1105351.htm

SPAIN to cede Iraq base to US
CNN – USA
By CNN Madrid Bureau Chief Al Goodman. MADRID, Spain (CNN) — Spain has
said it will cede its military base in Iraq to the United States between
May 15 and 17.…
www.cnn.com/2004/WORLD/meast/05/10/iraq.spain/

FORMER detainees tell of Iraq prison drama
Independent Online – South Africa
… It is evident that torture is systemised and deliberate in all the
detention camps all over Iraq,” the non-governmental organisations (NGOs)
said in a…
www.iol.co.za/index.php?sf=2813&art_id=qw1084192741965I621&click_id=2813&set_id=1

ABUSE vehicle 'not in Iraq'
Ananova – England,UK
There are “strong indications” that a vehicle shown in Daily Mirror photos
of alleged abuse of prisoners was not in Iraq, Geoff Hoon has said.…
www.ananova.com/news/story/sm_951384.html

TV Cameras Banned From Iraq Court-Martial
Newsday – Long Island,NY,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq — No television cameras will be allowed in the courtroom
at next week's court-martial of a US soldier charged in the Abu Ghraib
prison abuse…
www.newsday.com/news/politics/wire/sns-ap-iraq-trial,0,7297844.story?coll=sns-ap-politics-headlines

HOW to Get Out of Iraq: Part II
Iraq Occupation Watch – San Francisco,CA,USA
As the situation in Iraq goes from bad to worse, many Americans who opposed
the war, including Nation editors and writers, understand that the country
must…
www.occupationwatch.org/article.php?id=4673

TROOPS battle Shiite militia in Iraq, US braces for more abuse…
Channel News Asia – Singapore
… several days of gains against Sadr's militia in Baghdad and the Shiite
holy cities to the south of the capital, the US-led occupation of Iraq
remains mired in…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/84137/1/.html

CONTRITE Blair Under Fire in Iraq Abuse Scandal
Reuters – USA
… have been carried out,” the prime minister said in a second day of
hand-wringing from London over increasing abuse claims against US and
British troops in Iraq…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=5091210

PRISONER abuse in Iraq systematic, Red Cross says
The Globe and Mail – Canada
Geneva ˜ The Red Cross saw US soldiers routinely mistreat prisoners at
Abu Ghraib prison and elsewhere in Iraq that included both physical and
psychological…
www.globeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20040510.wiraq0510/BNStory/International/

SPAIN Refused Request to Hunt Iraq Leader
Atlanta Journal Constitution (subscripition) – Atlanta,GA,USA
MADRID, Spain (AP)—US commanders in Iraq asked Spanish forces to help
hunt down or kill a religious leader, but Spain refused, saying its mission
was…
www.ajc.com/news/content/news/ap/ap_story.html/Intl/AP.V4666.AP-Spain-Iraq.html

FRANCE rules out troops for Iraq
Expatica – Netherlands
BRUSSELS, May 10 (AFP) – France on Monday strongly ruled out sending troops
to Iraq, but said it was prepared to take part in economic and political

www.expatica.com/source/site_article.asp?subchannel_id=58&story_id=7400

FORT Bragg divided over Iraq abuse charges
MSNBC – USA
… There‚s the investigation, gathering of evidence here and in Iraq,
getting witnesses.” Bruckner explained that any court martial would likely
be held at Ft.…
msnbc.msn.com/id/4943837/

RED Cross report describes abuse in Iraq
MLive.com – MI,USA
… It said some coalition military intelligence officers estimated “between
70 percent and 90 percent of the persons deprived of their liberty in
Iraq had been…
www.mlive.com/newsflash/lateststories/index.ssf?/base/international-6/1084193942227120.xml

IRAQ scandal: Red Cross rebuffs Bush comments, says US prisoner…
Albawaba Middle East News – Amman,Middle East
The international Red Cross saw US military intelligence officers routinely
mistreating prisoners under interrogation during a visit to Abu Ghraib
prison last…
www.albawaba.com/news/index.php3?sid=276559&lang=e&dir=news

US NATO Man Says Iraq Abuse Means Crisis for Bush
Reuters – USA
BERLIN (Reuters) – The US ambassador to NATO said Monday a scandal surrounding
the abuse of Iraqi prisoners by US troops had plunged President Bush's

www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=politicsNews&storyID=5090930

WAR graves hit over Iraq 'abuse'
BBC News – London,England,UK
Palestinian vandals have attacked more than 30 Commonwealth war graves
in Gaza City in an apparent act of retaliation for the abuse of prisoners
in Iraq.…
<news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/3700173.stm

SADR Tells Militia to Fight Throughout Iraq, Aide Says
Reuters – USA
NAJAF, Iraq (Reuters) – Iraqi radical Shi'ite Muslim leader Moqtada Sadr
has ordered his militia to spread their battle against US troops across
Iraq, a senior…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=5089490

US sets first trial for Iraq abuse
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq – A 24-year-old military police officer from Pennsylvania
will be court-martialed here May 19, becoming the first US soldier to
face trial in the…
www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/8630932.htm

RED Cross Report Describes Abuse in Iraq
Atlanta Journal Constitution (subscripition) – Atlanta,GA,USA
… AP)—The international Red Cross saw US military intelligence officers
routinely mistreating prisoners under interrogation during a visit to
Iraq's Abu Ghraib…
www.ajc.com/news/content/news/ap/ap_story.html/Intl/AP.V4323.AP-Red-Cross-Priso.html

PORTUGAL to keep troops in Iraq
Xinhua – China
… May 10 (Xinhuanet) — Portuguese Prime Minister Jose Manuel Durao Barroso
said late on Sunday that the troops of his country will stay in Iraq despite
the…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-05/10/content_1461351.htm

POLL: Majority in UK wants troops out of Iraq
Jerusalem Post – Jerusalem,Israel
A majority of Britons surveyed in an opinion poll published Monday want
British troops to leave Iraq by the end of June. The poll…
www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=JPost/JPArticle/ShowFull&cid=1084160738856

BRITAIN was probing Iraq abuse before Red Cross report: Blair
The Globe and Mail – Canada
London ˜ Prime Minister Tony Blair said Monday that he only recently
became aware of some specific allegations by the Red Cross that British
and American…
www.globeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20040510.wtony0510/BNStory/Front/

INDONESIA urges US action over Iraq prisoner abuse
Jakarta Post – Indonesia
… Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim country, urged the United
States on Monday to take action against troops accused of abusing prisoners
in Iraq.…
www.thejakartapost.com/detaillatestnews.asp?fileid=20040510182251&irec=1

' No Excuse ' for Abusing Iraq Prisoners – Blair CONTRITE government under Iraq abuse scrutiny
Reuters – London,England,UK
… have been carried out,” Blair said in a second day of hand-wringing
from London over the increasing abuse claims against allied US and British
troops in Iraq.…
www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=507798&section=news

[NEWS FOCUS]Abuse fuels opposition to Iraq troop dispatch
Korea Herald – Seoul,South Korea
Cries to reconsider sending additional Korean troops to Iraq are growing
louder, fueled by a worsening security situation and the scandal over
US abuse of…
www.koreaherald.co.kr/SITE/data/html_dir/2004/05/11/200405110003.asp

The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
… sensory deprivation. But he appealed for people to pay tribute to the
work the majority of British forces were doing in Iraq. The…
news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=2903028

FATHER defends US soldier over photos in Iraq abuse scandal
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
… C. Sivits, 24, a member of the 372d Military Police Company, will face
a court-martial May 19 in Baghdad, Brigadier General Mark Kimmitt said
yesterday in Iraq…
www.boston.com/news/nation/articles/2004/05/10/father_defends_us_soldier_over_photos_in_iraq_abuse_scandal

HOON faces MPs over Iraq abuse
BBC News – London,England,UK
… Mr Blair and those around him had hoped they would be able to draw
a line under Iraq, said Marr, but he added: “That's a forlorn hope at
the moment.”.…
news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/3699665.stm

SABOTAGE Hits Iraq's Southern Oil Exports
Reuters – USA
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – A sabotage attack on a southern pipeline has struck
oil exports from Iraq's vital Basra terminal, denting Baghdad's main source
of revenue…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=businessNews&storyID=5087650

BUSH, Pentagon confront wider effect of Iraq prison abuse
Seattle Post Intelligencer – Seattle,WA,USA
WASHINGTON — When President Bush travels to the Pentagon this morning
for a classified briefing on the Iraq war, the subtext of the conversation
will have…
seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/172666_assess10.html

GNP Sticks by Iraq Troop Dispatch Plan
Korea Times – Seoul,South Korea
… opposition Grand National Party leader Park Geun-hye said on Monday
that the country should stand by its decision to send additional troops
to Iraq in support…
times.hankooki.com/lpage/200405/kt2004051017361010220.htm

36 More Killed In Continuing Iraq Violence
IndoLink – San Ramon,CA,USA
Baghdad, May 10 (NNN): At least 19 members of Shia cleric Moqtada Sadr‚s
Mehdi Army militia were among 36 people killed in continuing Iraq violence
during…
www.indolink.com/displayArticleS.php?id=050904114908

US general teaches soldiers in Iraq to “squeeze out” information…
Xinhua – China
WASHINGTON, May 9 (Xinhuanet) — Major General Geoffrey Miller, commandant
at the US military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, was sent to Iraq last
year to…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-05/10/content_1460859.htm

MILITARY officer to face trial for prison abuse in Iraq
Detroit Free Press – Detroit,MI,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq — Stung by a worldwide outcry, the US military announced
Sunday the first court-martial in the Abu Ghraib prisoner abuse allegations,
ordering a…
www.freep.com/news/nw/iraq10_20040510.htm

UNDER Pressure Blair Too Says Sorry For Iraq Prisoners Abuses
IndoLink – San Ramon,CA,USA
… leave no stone unturned” in their investigation and said inquiries
had already been made into 33 cases of civilian deaths, injuries or ill
treatment in Iraq.…
www.indolink.com/displayArticleS.php?id=050904110337

FIGHTING escalates in Iraq as US seeks to crush Shia rebellion
World Socialist
Just over a year after George Bush declared “major combat‰ to be over
in Iraq, fighting is escalating between occupation troops and Iraqi fighters
loyal to…
www.wsws.org/articles/2004/may2004/iraq-m10.shtml

EXPOSE Prison Abuse in Iraq to Questions From All Sides
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
The disgusting, dehumanizing, criminal abuse of Iraqi prisoners at the
infamous Abu Ghraib prison cries out for establishment of an international
tribunal…
www.latimes.com/news/opinion/letters/la-le-abuse10may10,1,979879.story?coll=la-news-comment-letters

ISLAMIC Nations Urge Central UN Role in Iraq and Possible…
Channel News Asia – Singapore
… Organisation of the Islamic Conference or OIC, today, urged the US
to introduce a Security Council resolution granting the United Nations
a central role in Iraq…
www.channelnewsasia.com/analysis/2004/0422_iraq.htm

FOUR Poles killed in black weekend in Iraq
Warsaw Business Journal – Warszawa,Morocco,Poland
Waldemar Milewicz, TVP war correspondent, was killed on Friday in Iraq
when terrorist attacked a car carrying Polish journalists.…
www.wbj.pl/?command=article&id=22417&

NEW image from Iraq fuels abuse scandal
The Globe and Mail – Canada
Washington ˜ The Iraq prison-abuse scandal continues to grow as a chilling
new photograph appeared yesterday showing a naked prisoner cowering before
a guard…
www.globeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20040510.wxabuse0510/BNStory/International/

BLAIR apologises for Iraq excesses
Times of India – India
… Blair and Chirac agreed to work together to ensure a smooth transition
in Iraq, with just eight weeks remaining before the handover of sovereignty
to Iraqis…
timesofindia.indiatimes.com/cms.dll/html/uncomp/articleshow/667165.cms

HOON to face MPs over Iraq abuse
ITV.com – UK
Defence Secretary Geoff Hoon is under intense pressure to reveal when ministers
were told about abuse allegations against British troops and exactly what
they…
www.itv.com/news/76152.html

DISSENT in US military over Iraq strategy
Times of India – India
WASHINGTON : Some senior US military leaders on Sunday publicly questioned
their country‚s war strategy in Iraq , which brought a speedy invasion
but now…
timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/666675.cms

IRAQ prison abuses were inevitable
Toronto Star – Toronto,Ontario,Canada
… Everybody in the Middle East has seen the photographs and even those
who have been supportive of US efforts in Iraq are going to shrug when
the Fourth Geneva…
www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/
Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1083967808368&call_pageid=968256290204&col=968350116795

IRAQ so dangerous that US now outfitting military dogs with…
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
By Louis Meixler, Associated Press, 5/10/2004 01:21. BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP)
On dangerous missions, Sgt. … Jarrod Zaleski, the Army kennel master
in Iraq.…
www.boston.com/dailynews/131/world/Iraq_so_dangerous_that_U_S_now:.shtml

SEVERE violence in Iraq ahead of handover
ABC Online – Australia
ELEANOR HALL: To Iraq now, where there's been severe violence across the
country in the last 24 hours. With just eight weeks to…
www.abc.net.au/worldtoday/content/2004/s1105081.htm

BUSH'S Slide in Polls on Handling of Iraq Gave No Lift to Kerry
Bloomberg – USA
May 10 (Bloomberg) — US President George W. Bush's approval rating fell
in three national polls last week as public support for the war in Iraq
dwindled.…
quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000103&sid=aSScgfLW2rDo&refer=us

BUSH vows not to “cut and run” in Iraq
Reuters – London,England,UK
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – US President George W. Bush has vowed not to “cut
and run” in Iraq and says he deserves to be reelected because he has demonstrated
his…
www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=507496&section=news

IRAQ southern oil exports cut by pipeline sabotage
Forbes – USA
BAGHDAD, May 10 (Reuters) – A sabotage attack against a southern pipeline
has reduced Iraq's oil exports sharply, the South Oil Company President
said on Monday…
www.forbes.com/business/energy/newswire/2004/05/10/rtr1364990.html

NEW Zealander killed in Iraq attack
The Australian – Australia
ASSAILANTS have shot dead a New Zealander, a South African and an Iraqi
working for a reconstruction firm in the northern Iraqi oil city of Kirkuk,
police said…
www.theaustralian.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5744,9521063%255E1702,00.html

36 die in Iraq attacks
PakTribune.com – Pakistan
… An oil pipeline supplying one of Iraq‚s southern exporting terminals
was on fire after a suspected sabotage attack, said firemen.…
www.paktribune.com/news/index.php?id=64444

BEDFORD MP faces May 19 trial on Iraq prison abuse
Pittsburgh Post Gazette – Pittsburgh,PA,USA
By Johnna Pro, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. In the tiny town of Hyndman, Bedford
County, people who know Army Spc. Jeremy Sivits say…
www.post-gazette.com/pg/04131/313979.stm

BLAIR will push for Pakistani troops to shore up Iraq effort
Taipei Times – Taipei,Taiwan
British Prime Minister Tony Blair is to push for Muslim troops from Pakistan
to be deployed in Iraq in a desperate attempt to shore up the reputation
of the…
www.taipeitimes.com/News/world/archives/2004/05/10/2003154889

MOST Britons Say UK Troops Must Leave Iraq, Independent Says
Bloomberg – USA
May 10 (Bloomberg) — Over 50 percent of Britons believe their government
should pull troops out of Iraq by June 30, the Independent said, citing
a NOP poll…
quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000102&sid=a51FfRPSBaE4&refer=uk

BLAIR Apologizes for Any Abuse by UK Troops in Iraq, FT Says
Bloomberg – USA
… did not make public concerns raised by the International Committee
of the Red Cross over the way prisoners were treated in British-run jails
in Iraq, the FT…
quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000102&sid=aC5UYwe0hBYg&refer=uk

INDIA tightens Iraq emigration checks for workers
Daily Times – Pakistan
NEW DELHI India said on Sunday it had tightened checks on nationals heading
to the Gulf after reports that Indians were working illegally in Iraq.

www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_10-5-2004_pg4_13

BLAIR apologises for British abuses in Iraq
Independent Online – South Africa
Paris – British Prime Minister Tony Blair apologised on Sunday for British
soldiers' mistreatment of prisoners in Iraq and pledged to punish those
responsible…
www.iol.co.za/index.php?click_id=3&art_id=qw1084147381510B262&set_id=1

US military intelligence had control of Iraq prison
The Globe and Mail – Canada
New York ˜ Military police in charge of prisons in Iraq saw their mission
shift from guarding prisoners to supporting intelligence-gathering to
help counter…
www.globeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20040509.wiraqiabuse-main0509a/BNStory/International/

TIMELINE of Prisoner Abuse in Iraq
NPR (audio) – USA
… aware of the existence of the photographs in mid-January when the abuses
were first reported by a US guard at the notorious Abu Ghraib prison in
Iraq, but they…
npr.streamsage.com/google/programlist/feature.php?wfid=1889746

40 killed in fresh Iraq violence
Daily Times – Pakistan
BAGHDAD Clashes between coalition forces and Shia cleric Moqtada Sadr‚s
Mehdi Army left 30 people dead across Iraq on Sunday.…
www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_10-5-2004_pg1_5

US announces first court martial for prison abuse in Iraq
Xinhua – China
BAGHDAD, May 9 (Xinhuanet) — US forces have announced their first court-martial
in Baghdad after ordering a military policeman to stand trial this month
for…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-05/10/content_1459901.htm

WE must use the courts to get answers about Iraq
Guardian – UK
… Against the law of war, G2, May 4). It always feared its agents might
be among the first to end up in the dock – the latest revelations from
Iraq show how…
www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1213144,00.html

COMPANY sales up despite war in Iraq
China Daily – Beijing,China
US companies that sell products overseas say opposition to the war in Iraq
and anti-Americanism hasn't led to a loss in sales, the New York Times
said, citing…
www.chinadaily.com.cn/english/doc/2004-05/10/content_329238.htm

BLAIR apologizes for British abuse of prisoners in Iraq
Channel News Asia – Singapore
PARIS : British Prime Minister Tony Blair apologized for British soldiers'
mistreatment of prisoners in Iraq, in the first official admission of
abuse by his…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/84048/1/.htm

NZ troops in Iraq confined to barracks as fighting flaresup
Xinhua – China
WELLINGTON, May 10 (Xinhuanet) — New Zealand troops in Iraq's second biggest
city Basra are confined to barracks after fresh fighting broke out on
Saturday…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-05/10/content_1459523.htm

THE Earlier Iraq Is Handed Over to the UN, the Better for…
Arab News – Saudi Arabia
… Soldiers of the US-led coalition forces who came to Iraq promising
liberation and restoration of human dignity and security to Iraqi people
committed all of…
www.arabnews.com/?page=7&section=0&article=44642&d=10&m=5&y=2004

MAGAZINE Says MP Mission Shifted in Iraq
Atlanta Journal Constitution (subscripition) – Atlanta,GA,USA
NEW YORK (AP)—Military police in charge of prisons in Iraq saw their mission
shift from guarding prisoners to supporting intelligence-gathering to
help…
www.ajc.com/news/content/news/ap/ap_story.html/Intl/AP.V3879.AP-Prisoner-Abuse-.html

BLAIR apologises for British abuse of prisoners in Iraq
ABC Online – Australia
British Prime Minister Tony Blair has apologised for British soldiers'
mistreatment of prisoners in Iraq, in the first official admission of
abuse by his…
www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/s1104680.htm

MPS who served at Iraq prison knew of abuse, fault weak…
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
BY JOHN SIMERMAN. ANTIOCH, Calif. – (KRT) – Long before the world saw shocking
photos of US soldiers abusing Iraqi detainees, Sgt.…
www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/nation/8628012.htm

BLAIR apologises over Iraq abuse
Reuters – London,England,UK
… That is absolutely and totally unacceptable,” Blair told France 3 television
on Sunday. “We went to Iraq to end those type of abuses, not to engage
in them.”.…
www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=507456&section=news

US military split over where Iraq occupation is headed
Straits Times – Singapore
WASHINGTON – Deep divisions are emerging at the top of the US military
over the course of the occupation of Iraq. Some senior officers…
straitstimes.asia1.com.sg/world/story/0,4386,250092,00.html

DOZENS dead after day of fighting across Iraq
ABC Online – Australia
… In Iraq, it was another day of major bloodshed, with US forces killing
19 insurgents loyal to Sadr in four separate clashes across Baghdad, while
a bomb blast…
www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/s1104641.htm

A daily look at US military deaths in Iraq
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
As of Friday, May 7, 763 US service members have died since the beginning
of military operations in Iraq last year, according to the Department
of Defense.…
www.boston.com/dailynews/130/nation/A_daily_look_at_U_S_military_d:.shtml

  
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