Iraq News and Information Links June 13 2004
INDIA May Send Army Doctors To Iraq, No Troops: Paper
Tehran Times – Tehran,Iran
NEW DELHI (Reuters) — India may send army doctors and nurses to Iraq but
not troops, the Indian Express newspaper reported on Sunday.…
www.tehrantimes.com/Description.asp?Da=6/14/2004&Cat=4&Num=003

WANTED for elections in Iraq: a few good judges
Daily Star – Beirut,Lebanon
Among the mostly depressing news coming out of Iraq in recent weeks was
Sunday's announcement that the militant Shiite leader Moqtada al-Sadr
will soon form a…
www.dailystar.com.lb/article.asp?edition_id=10&article_id=5241&categ_id=17

IRAQ attacks 'undermine confidence' in government
Financial Times – London,England,UK
Escalating attacks on Iraqi officials threaten to undermine efforts by
Iraq's new interim government to build ties with its people, Iraqi officials
have warned…
news.ft.com/servlet/ContentServer?pagename=FT.com/StoryFT/FullStory&c=StoryFT&cid=1086940178352

IRAQ to bring back visas
Melbourne Herald Sun – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
IRAQ is to impose visa restrictions on foreigners entering the country
as part of a campaign to bolster internal security after it regains sovereignty
at the…
www.heraldsun.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5478,9838568%255E1702,00.html

POWELL Speaks on Iraq, Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia
Defenselink.mil – USA
… A democratic Iraq governed under the rule of law, and respecting the
rights of all, would be an example to other countries of the Middle East,
he said.…
www.defenselink.mil/news/Jun2004/n06132004_200406133.html

TURKISH, Egyptian Hostages Freed in Iraq, Mediator Says
Reuters – USA
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Two foreign hostages, a Turk and an Egyptian, were
freed in Iraq on Sunday, a mediator said, but they have made no public
appearance.…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=5408328

US Warns of Increasing Threats in Iraq
Guardian – UK
… Iraq's interim president also said tearing down the infamous Abu Ghraib
prison, as President Bush has suggested, would be reactionary and a waste
of money, and…
www.guardian.co.uk/uslatest/story/0,1282,-4200527,00.html

IRAQ President Won't Destroy Abu Ghraib Prison
Reuters – USA
… regime of former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein, but said it would
be unwise and reactionary to destroy all such symbols, given the high
cost of rebuilding Iraq…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=5408187

WORLD News > Australian exit from Iraq will be disasterous :…
New Kerala – Ernakulam,Kerala,India
US Secretary of State Colin Powell said Sunday that it would be a political
disaster if Australian troops were taken out of Iraq.…
www.newkerala.com/news-daily/news/features.php?action=fullnews&showcomments=1&id=22967

IRAQ hostage typical of Egyptian migrants
Seattle Post Intelligencer – Seattle,WA,USA
… on a videotape broadcast by Arab TV stations in which a masked men
threatened to kill the hostages unless their governments condemned American
actions in Iraq.…
seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/apmideast_story.asp?category=1107&slug=Egypt%20Desperate%20Journey

TRANSPORT company returns from Iraq
Tallahassee.com – Tallahassee,FL,USA
FORT BENNING, Ga. – Friends and family cheered and applauded 69 soldiers
from the 13th Core Support Battalion Saturday as they returned home from
Iraq.…
www.tallahassee.com/mld/tallahassee/news/local/8915144.htm

INDIA plans Iraq aid
Washington Times – Washington,DC,USA
New Delhi, India, Jun. 13 (UPI) — India was planning Sunday to put together
a division of troops to help with the “rehabilitation and reconstruction”
of Iraq.…
washingtontimes.com/upi-breaking/20040613-124323-8752r.htm

TWELVE Die in Suicide Bombing as Violence Rocks Iraq
Scotland on Sunday – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
… The suicide attack near the US Army‚s Camp Cuervo in eastern Baghdad
was the 15th car-bombing in Iraq since the start of the month, US officials
said.…
news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=3059971

WORLD News: Australian exit from Iraq will be disasterous: Powell
Keralanext – Kerala,India
Latham's call for an early troops withdrawal from Iraq came at a time when
the US-led coalition forces faced repeated terrorist attacks and harsh
criticism for…
www.keralanext.com/news/index.asp?id=38989

LABOR prepares Iraq shift
The Australian – Australia
MARK Latham's apparent use of nuance yesterday for his plan to withdraw
Australian troops from Iraq this year suggests George W. Bush could continue
to claim…
www.theaustralian.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5744,9815976%255E31477,00.html

IRAQ'S Al-Sadr To Form Political Party
Radio Free Europe – Prague,Czech Republic
… year — a charge al-Sadr denies. Al-Sadr's Imam Al-Mahdi Army launched
an armed uprising against US-led forces in Iraq in April.
www.rferl.org/featuresarticle/2004/06/7e89db08-af31-4da1-ba9b-ef843838ef46.html

MPS Urge Blair 'To Admit to Mistakes on Iraq'
Scotland on Sunday – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
By Vivienne Morgan, Political Staff, PA News. The Government should seek
to win back public trust by admitting its mistakes over Iraq, Labour MPs
urged today.…
news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=3059361

TURKISH, Egyptian Hostages Released In Iraq
Radio Free Europe – Prague,Czech Republic
… A wave of kidnappings began sweeping through Iraq in April when US
forces launched an operation in the town of Al-Fallujah and a radical
Shi'a cleric, Muqtada…
www.rferl.org/featuresarticle/2004/06/23373c44-9e6c-4e6a-b7a0-0c880882544b.html

POWELL: failure not an option in Iraq
KPLC-TV – Lake Charles,LA,USA
Powell tells NBC's “Meet the Press” that the assassinations of a top Iraqi
diplomat and a civil servant won't deter the US from helping Iraq.…
<www.kplctv.com/Global/story.asp?S=1937171

AUSTRALIA'S withdrawal from Iraq to be a political disaster:…
Xinhua – China
… June 13 (Xinhuanet) — US Secretary of State Colin Powell said Sunday
that it would be a political disaster if Australian troops were taken
out of Iraq.…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-06/13/content_1523255.htm

WAVE Of Assasination Attempts In Iraq Continues
Radio Free Europe – Prague,Czech Republic
… The US military command in Iraq says the car bomb was detonated as
police tried to stop it from driving into the heavily guarded Camp Cuervo.

www.rferl.org/featuresarticle/2004/06/1533d2a2-9041-46d3-bd2f-c54e53f00e5e.html

LABOR trips up in plan for Iraq
The Australian – Australia
… Let's see what the advice is,” he said. On March 30, Labor backbencher
Dick Adams said Labor could send peacekeepers to Iraq if the UN sanctioned
the move.…
www.theaustralian.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5744,9835517%255E421,00.html

EDUCATION ministry official assassinated in Iraq
Financial Times – London,England,UK
A senior official in Iraq's education ministry was shot and fatally wounded
in Baghdad on Sunday in the second assassination of a top government official
in as…
news.ft.com/servlet/ContentServer?pagename=FT.com/StoryFT/FullStory&c=StoryFT&cid=1086940173156

TOP diplomat killed in blow to new Iraq regime
Calcutta Telegraph – Calcutta,India
Baghdad, June 12 (Reuters): Gunmen killed a top Iraqi diplomat today in
the first high-profile assassination in Iraq since an interim government
took over on…
www.telegraphindia.com/1040613/asp/foreign/story_3365501.asp

RECENT major bomb attacks in Iraq
Sydney Morning Herald – Sydney,New South Wales,Australia
… Khan Bani Saad. December 14 – Car bomb rips through police station
in Khalidiyah in western Iraq, killing at least 17. December 27…
<www.smh.com.au/articles/2004/06/13/1087065033057.html

ASSASSINS kill senior diplomat in Iraq
San Francisco Chronicle – San Francisco,CA,USA
… carried out the first assassination of a top Iraqi official since the
new interim government took office 12 days ago, fatally shooting Iraq's
most senior…
www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2004/06/13/MNGBH75IGF1.DTL

NDA Plans To Target Natwar On Iraq Issue In Coming Days
IndoLink – San Ramon,CA,USA
… as after facing a sharp reaction back home, External Affairs Minister
Natwar Singh has clarified that, “the question of sending Indian troops
to Iraq does not…
www.indolink.com/displayArticleS.php?id=061304011417

US 0-for-50 in air strikes on Iraq leaders at war's start
San Francisco Chronicle – San Francisco,CA,USA
… least 13 Iraqi leaders, including Gen. Izzat Ibrahim, Iraq's No. 2
official, the officials said. Ibrahim is still at large, along…
www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2004/06/13/MNG2K75D8J1.DTL

BLAIR takes drubbing over Iraq
Xinhua – China
BEIJING, June 13 (Xinhuanet) — LONDON: Britons angry over Iraq have punished
Prime Minister Tony Blair in local elections, relegating his Labour Party
to an…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-06/13/content_1523147.htm

CAR Bomb in Iraq's Capital Kills 12 People , Wounds 13 Others ,…
Bloomberg – USA
… reported. Unidentified gunmen today also shot dead Kamal Jarrah, an
official in Iraq's Education Ministry, outside his home in the city.…
quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000087&sid=avYi3Ej2ZU.E&refer=top_world_news

INDIA News > 'Pakistan-based Lashker raises suicide squads in…
New Kerala – Ernakulam,Kerala,India
… Pakistan-based terror group active in Jammu and Kashmir, has raised
a “full-blown unit for suicide squad operations against Western forces”
in Iraq, a media…
www.newkerala.com/news-daily/news/features.php?action=fullnews&showcomments=1&id=22863

INDIA News > India remains divided over Iraq involvement
New Kerala – Ernakulam,Kerala,India
… that began with External Affairs Minister Natwar Singh's statement
in Washington that India may have to take a “fresh look” at the situation
in Iraq provoked a…
www.newkerala.com/news-daily/news/features.php?action=fullnews&showcomments=1&id=22859

THE SECURITY COUNCIL AND IRAQ
Newsday – Long Island,NY,USA
BY CECELIA M. LYNCH. Can the United Nations maintain its moral legitimacy
while giving its stamp of approval to US actions in Iraq?…
www.newsday.com/news/opinion/ny-vplyn133848056jun13,0,2714540.story?coll=ny-viewpoints-headlines

AUSTRALIAN Iraq exit won't hurt US ties
Reuters – London,England,UK
SYDNEY (Reuters) – The United States will maintain close relations with
Australia even if a new government withdraws Australian troops from Iraq,
US Secretary…
www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=528299&section=news

SLAYINGS Point Up Weak Spot in Iraq's Interim Government
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
… The urgent need for such discussions in Iraq was highlighted today
when gunmen killed the cultural affairs officer for the Education Ministry,
the second…
www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-s
ecurity13jun13,1,4278591.story?coll=la-home-world

IRAQ: Abuse scandal debate escalates
Grand Forks Herald – Grand Forks,ND,USA
… a move that would permit a top to bottom examination of the actions
of the military chain of command, including those of the commander of
all US forces in Iraq…
www.grandforks.com/mld/grandforks/8911503.htm

IRAQ war casualty laid to rest
The Republican – Springfield,MA,USA
… Markus J. Johnson, who was killed in Iraq June 1. Johnson … service.
Armstrong said Johnson was proud to have joined the Army and gone to Iraq.

www.masslive.com/news/topstories/index.ssf?/base/news-1/1087112933271232.xml

WINNING UN support for the mission in Iraq
Miami Herald (subscription) – Miami,FL,USA
The unanimous support of the UN Security Council for a resolution ending
the formal occupation of Iraq by June 30 won't bring US troops home right
away, but it…
www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/news/opinion/8901941.htm

US friends left hapless by policy on Iraq
Miami Herald (subscription) – Miami,FL,USA
… the beaches of Normandy to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the D-Day
landings, much of the talk concerned the divisions between America and
Europe over Iraq.…
www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/news/opinion/8901924.htm

EDUCATION Ministry Official Killed in Iraq
Washington Post – Washington,DC,USA
BAGHDAD, June 13 – A senior official in Iraq's education ministry was shot
and fatally wounded in Baghdad on Sunday in the second assassination of
a top…
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A37857-2004Jun13.html

INDIA News: India remains divided over Iraq involvement
Keralanext – Kerala,India
It all began when Natwar Singh travelled to the US to attend Ronald Reagan's
funeral and said India would take a “new look” at sending troops to Iraq.

www.keralanext.com/news/index.asp?id=38959

GUARD combat unit prepares for Iraq
The Tennessean – Nashville,TN,USA
By MATT GOURAS. KNOXVILLE ˜ Soldiers from the 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment
in East Tennessee never expected to be sent to fight in Iraq.…
www.tennessean.com/local/archives/04/06/52797624.shtml?Element_ID=52797624

SEVEN Turkish hostages released in Iraq: embassy
Hi Pakistan – Lahore,Pakistan
BAGHDAD: Seven Turkish construction workers kidnapped in Iraq earlier in
the week have been released and are on their way home, the Turkish embassy
in Baghdad…
www.hipakistan.com/en/detail.php?newsId=en67830&F_catID=&f_type=source

MOST in poll say Iraq not worth going to war
Houston Chronicle – Houston,TX,USA
WASHINGTON — Most US voters now say it was not worth going to war in Iraq,
but an overwhelming majority reject the idea of setting a deadline to
withdraw all…
www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/nation/2623579

7 hostages released in Iraq, 3 killed
Deepika – India
BAGHDAD : Seven Turkish hostages seized in Iraq this week were freed on
Saturday, but a Lebanese and two Iraqi hostages abducted in a separate
incident were…
www.deepikaglobal.com/latestnews.asp?ncode=16833

AN Exit Strategy for the Bush Administration in Iraq: Independent…
ChronWatch.com – USA
… Since it is unlikely that violence in Iraq will diminish after June
30, attacks on American troops will continue, which means more American
casualties.…
www.chronwatch.com/site.asp?id=7892

BLAIR acknowledges Iraq factor in local elections rout
CBC News – Canada
LONDON, ENGLAND – Prime Minister Tony Blair on Saturday returned to Britain
and acknowledged the slap in face voters had given him over the Iraq war
in local…
www.cbc.ca/stories/2004/06/12/world/blair040612

MUCH of Iraq handover done
Minneapolis Star Tribune (subscription) – Minneapolis,MN,USA
BAGHDAD — With less than three weeks to go before sovereignty returns
to Iraq, US and Iraqi officials are saying that much of the transfer has
already happened…
www.startribune.com/stories/484/4825739.html

LABOR'S two stories on Iraq: Downer
Melbourne Herald Sun – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
FOREIGN Minister Alexander Downer today accused the federal opposition
of playing a cynical game of deceit over its policy on Australian troops
in Iraq.…
www.heraldsun.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5478,9832346%255E1702,00.html

BIG danger, big bucks characterize civilian contractor's Iraq…
Winston Salem Journal – Winston-Salem,NC,USA
The way David Shoe of Randolph County tells it, his stint as a civilian
contractor in Iraq started when a buddy asked him to tag along to “watch
his back.”.…
www.journalnow.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=WSJ%2FMGArticle%2
FWSJ_ColumnistArticle&c=MGArticle&cid=1031776021579&path=!opinion&s=1037645509163

IRAQ Tactics Have Long History With US Interrogators
Washington Post – USA
… situation.”. The specific coercive methods it describes echo today's
news stories about Guantanamo and the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq.…
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A37340-2004Jun12.html

IRAQ still clouds Wall Street
Business Report – Johannesburg,South Africa
… Street rally gathered steam over the past week, but analysts are keeping
a guarded outlook for the market with the June 30 handover of power in
Iraq looming.…
www.busrep.co.za/index.php?fSectionId=564&fArticleId=2110702

1 word, many views in Iraq
Dallas Morning News (subscription) – Dallas,TX,USA
By TOD ROBBERSON / The Dallas Morning News. LONDON ˆ More than 150,000
foreign troops will remain in Iraq with no firm date for their departure.

www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/news/world/stories/061304dnintsovereignty.58254.html

DAMAGE Control in Iraq
Washington Post – Washington,DC,USA
… A whirlwind of summiteering in Georgia and bargaining at the United
Nations over a new resolution on Iraq gained the administration favorable
headlines and…
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A36313-2004Jun12.html

LABOR would leave some troops in Iraq: Rudd
The Age – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
Labor foreign affairs spokesman Kevin Rudd today said Labor could leave
some troops inside Iraq past Christmas to guard Australian diplomats,
if the party won…
www.theage.com.au/articles/2004/06/13/1087065019283.html

CHALLENGES abound for soldiers in Iraq
Dallas Morning News (subscription) – Dallas,TX,USA
… So goes the battle for hearts and minds in Iraq, amid a struggle against
insurgents who are determined to derail US efforts in Iraq.…
www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/news/world/stories/061304dnintsoldiers.256849813.html

GWYNNE Dyer: Allies trying to help US leave Iraq, but Bush sees…
Minneapolis Star Tribune (subscription) – Minneapolis,MN,USA
President Bush has had a good two weeks on Iraq. A United Nations special
envoy helped to choose the members of an Iraqi interim government.…
www.startribune.com/stories/1519/4824532.html

TROOPS may stay for diplomats
Melbourne Herald Sun – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
KEY Opposition figures today indicated some troops could be left in Iraq
after Christmas under a Labor government. Labor foreign…
www.heraldsun.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5478,9832151%255E1702,00.html

'IRAQ' is now shorthand for all that voters dislike about Blair
Telegraph.co.uk – London,England,UK
… followed. Iraq, he conceded, had indeed (to borrow the metaphor used
earlier by the Prime Minister) cast “a shadow” over the elections.…
www.telegraph.co.uk/opinion/main.jhtml?xml=/opinion/2004/06/
13/do1303.xml&sSheet=/news/2004/06/13/ixnewstop.html

NO rethink on troops to Iraq issue: Indian FM
Daily Times – Pakistan
NEW DELHI: Indian Foreign Minister Natwar Singh on Saturday said there
was “no reconsideration‰ of India‚s decision not to send troops
to Iraq.…
www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_13-6-2004_pg4_16

SADDAM'S half-brother behind Iraq PM 'hit'
Telegraph.co.uk – London,England,UK
… In the bedroom of his home in Epsom, Ayad Allawi, who was then a little-known
opposition leader exiled from Iraq, found himself fighting an axeman sent
by…
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2004/06/13/
wirq13.xml&sSheet=/portal/2004/06/13/ixportal.html

HOW America armed Iraq
Sunday Herald – Glasgow,Scotland,UK
… had “identified many US-manufactured items exported pursuant of licences
issued by the US department of commerce that were used to further Iraq‚s
chemical…
www.sundayherald.com/42647

ILL. group to pay bill for ISU student in Iraq
Indianapolis Star – Indianapolis,IN,USA
… support group in Illinois is collecting donations from its members
to pay a $270 ambulance bill that was sent to an Army Reservist on active
duty in Iraq.…
www.indystar.com/articles/3/154381-1113-103.html

BRAHIMI quits post as UN envoy in Iraq
Ha'aretz – Israel
NEW YORK – Lakhdar Brahimi, the United Nations special envoy to Iraq, announced
his resignation from the post at a meeting yesterday of the Security Council

www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/438248.html

  
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