Iraq News and Information Links
October 12 2004
   
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Bush Hammers Kerry, Defends Iraq War
Reuters – USA
(Reuters) – President Bush on Tuesday hammered away at Democrat John Kerry as a tax-and-spend liberal and said his decision to invade Iraq was the toughest he

www.turkishpress.com/turkishpress/news.asp?ID=30555
UN watchdog says nuclear equipment vanished in Iraq
Turkish Press – Turkey
and materials that could be used to make nuclear weapons, in some cases entire buildings housing sophisticated technology, are disappearing from Iraq, the UN

www.turkishpress.com/turkishpress/news.asp?ID=30530
Rumsfeld appeals for NATO help in Iraq
Turkish Press – Turkey
in the Carpathian Mountains are expected to take up a NATO plan to train Iraqi security forces in a significant expansion of the alliance's involvement in Iraq …

www.guardian.co.uk/uslatest/story/0,1282,-4545733,00.html
Cheney: Iraq Could Have Been Arms Source
Guardian – UK
DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) – Vice President Dick Cheney, who acknowledged last week that Iraq had produced no weapons of mass destruction after 1991, said Tuesday

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Blair can't escape Iraq cloud at Labour meeting
MSNBC – USA
LONDON – The image of a British hostage in Iraq pleading for his life in a video released on Wednesday is certainly not helping Prime Minister Tony Blair

www.cnn.com/2004/WORLD/meast/10/12/iraq.nuclear/
UN agency: Nuclear materials vanish in Iraq
CNN – USA
UNITED NATIONS (CNN) — Equipment and materials that could be used to make nuclear weapons have disappeared from Iraq, warns the chief of the atomic watchdog

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Islamic insurgents release 10 Turkish hostages in Iraq, Turkish
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) Islamic insurgents released 10 Turkish hostages in Iraq, and their employer said Tuesday that his company will resume operations in the

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Straw pressed for apology on Iraq
IAfrica South African News – Cape Town,South Africa
Jack Straw was pressed Tuesday for a “full apology” on how his government presented intelligence to the public as it built its case for the war in Iraq.

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1103&slug=Romania%20Iraq%20Rumsfeld

Romanian president says Iraq war 'moral'
Seattle Post Intelligencer – Seattle,WA,USA
BUCHAREST, Romania — President Ion Iliescu said Tuesday the war against Iraq was “moral and legitimate” after meeting US Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld

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Iraq downplays missing materials report
Reuters – London,England,UK
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – If UN nuclear inspectors want to return to Iraq to check for missing equipment and materials, they are welcome, a government minister says.

www.cbsnews.com/stories/2004/10/12/iraq/main648718.shtml
New Offensives In Iraq On Hold
CBS News – USA
(CBS/AP) The United States will put off major offensives against insurgent strongholds in Iraq — deemed crucial At least 1,064 US troops have died in Iraq.

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Confusion over Iraq nuclear assets
BBC News – London,England,UK
The statement by Mohamed ElBaradei, head of the UN's nuclear monitoring agency, on the disappearance of nuclear equipment and materials in Iraq, may give rise

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Turkish captives released in Iraq
Al-Jazeera – Qatar
Ten Turkish hostages held captive by a group in Iraq since last month have returned to their company's offices in Baghdad. “We can

www.suntimes.com/output/iraq/cst-nws-quints12.html
Quintuplets born as dad hurt in Iraq
Chicago Sun Times – Chicago,IL,USA
Horton's husband, Joshua, had to miss the arrival of the Horton Five, as they've been dubbed by family members, because of the war in Iraq.

www.guardian.co.uk/international/story/0,3604,1325364,00.html
Nuclear items missing in Iraq
Guardian – UK
Equipment and materials that could be used to make nuclear weapons have disappeared from Iraq, the UN's nuclear watchdog warned yesterday.

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1107&slug=Turkey%20Iraq%20Hostages

10 Turkish hostages freed in Iraq
Seattle Post Intelligencer – Seattle,WA,USA
By SELCAN HACAOGLU. ANKARA, Turkey — Turkey's foreign minister confirmed Tuesday that 10 Turks abducted last month in Iraq had been freed.

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Iraq mosque raids anger residents
Mail & Guardian Online (subscription) – Johannesburg,South Africa
US warplanes struck twice early on Tuesday, destroying a popular restaurant and a house that the US command said were used by members of Iraq's most feared

seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2002060237_iraqnukes12.html
UN worries over missing nuke-related gear in Iraq
Seattle Times – Seattle,WA,USA
NATIONS — The chief of the UN nuclear-watchdog agency, Mohamed ElBaradei, expressed concern yesterday at the disappearance from Iraq's nuclear facilities of

www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=601444&section=news
US raid destroys Iraq restaurant
Reuters – London,England,UK
FALLUJA, Iraq (Reuters) – American warplanes have flattened Falluja's most popular restaurant overnight, killing two security guards, in what the military said

news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-10/12/content_2081190.htm
Turkish contractor, Kurdish translator beheaded in Iraq
Xinhua – Beijing,China
vi deo on the internet of the beheading of two men it identifies as a Turkish contractor and an Iraqi Kurdish translator, it says worked with US forces in Iraq …

www.indystar.com/articles/1/185657-8331-010.html
Poll: US allies' residents link Iraq war, more terror
Indianapolis Star – Indianapolis,IN,USA
More than two-thirds of the people living in Australia, Britain and Italy — three countries allied with the United States in the Iraq war — believe the war

news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-10/12/content_2080922.htm
Iraq's donors to hold meeting in Tokyo
Xinhua – Beijing,China
Donors from around 50 countries and international organizations are to gather Wednesday in Tokyo for a two-day meeting on the reconstruction efforts in Iraq.

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2004/October/comment_October11.xml&section=comment

Sadr shows the way in Iraq
Khaleej Times – Dubai,United Arab Emirates
IT IS not often that good news comes out of Iraq. I am sure, dear readers, that this will have a positive and far-reaching impact on the life in Iraq.

washingtontimes.com/world/20041011-105526-9232r.htm
Iraq-pact leaders face doubt at home
Washington Times – Washington,DC,USA
All three leaders happen to be staunch allies of the US-led war in Iraq. Leaders of several countries that opposed the Iraq war

www.ajc.com/news/content/news/1004/12hostages.html
Web video shows 2 beheaded in Iraq
Atlanta Journal Constitution (subscription) – Atlanta,GA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq — A Turkish contractor and an Iraqi Kurdish translator were beheaded on a video posted Monday, and a statement said they had been taken captive

www.cnn.com/2004/WORLD/meast/10/11/iraq.nuclear/
Nuclear materials 'vanish' in Iraq
CNN – USA
UNITED NATIONS (CNN) — Equipment and materials that could be used to make nuclear weapons have disappeared from Iraq, the chief of the UN's atomic watchdog

washingtontimes.com/world/20041012-123421-3384r.htm
Iran plots Ramadan infiltration in Iraq
Washington Times – Washington,DC,USA
Iranian dissident living in Paris says up to 800 clerics and theology students from Iran are in the process of infiltrating cities in neighboring Iraq in time

news.inq7.net/world/index.php?index=1&story_id=14629
Iraq Shiite militia starts handing in weapons
Philippine Daily Inquirer – Makati City,Philippines
BAGHDAD, Iraq — Radical Shiite cleric Moqtada Sadr's militia slowly began turning in weapons Monday under a deal with the Iraqi government aimed at bringing a

www.abc.net.au/am/content/2004/s1218057.htm
Terrorism and Iraq war dominate US election campaign
ABC Online – Australia
TONY EASTLEY: It's less than a month now until the United States election and terrorism and the war in Iraq continue to dominate that campaign, to the virtual

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Edwards disputes Rice on Iraq
Economic Times – New Delhi,India
was responding to US national security adviser Condoleezza Rice, who said that President Bush was “absolutely” correct to have launched the invasion of Iraq …

www.ananova.com/news/story/sm_1135918.html
MPs to quiz ministers over Iraq
Ananova – England,UK
MPs are getting their first chance to quiz the Government over Iraq since Parliament broke for the summer in July. Foreign Secretary

www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A25421-2004Oct11.html
Election in Afghanistan Touted As Model for Iraq — to a Point
Washington Post – Washington,DC,USA
in the US presidential campaign, the Bush administration is promoting the tentative success of Afghanistan's election as a hopeful model for Iraq's future: a

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Nuclear weapons materials 'vanish from Iraq'
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
Story in full EQUIPMENT and materials that could be used to make nuclear weapons are disappearing from Iraq but neither Baghdad nor Washington appears to have

  
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