Iraq News and Information Links July 30 2004
KERRY chides Bush on Iraq war, Œcredibility‚ gap in White…
Fort Frances Times – Fort Frances,Ontario,Canada
Kerry chided Bush, without naming him, for invading Iraq when there was
no imminent threat and he promised to lead a global effort to hunt down
terrorists…
www.fftimes.com/index.php/3/2004-07-30/17831

POWELL vows to stand by Iraq
Reuters – London,England,UK
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – US Secretary of State Colin Powell says Washington
will speed up aid to create more jobs in Iraq and will not let guerrillas
drag the…
www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=556992&section=news

US audit exposes CPA fraud in Iraq
Al-Jazeera – Qatar
US investigators found multiple examples of fraud and abuse in millions
of dollars worth of contracts to rebuild Iraq that used US taxpayer and
Iraqi funds…
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/C477CAF6-5AC5-4038-A2B1-41B1657AE673.htm

RAY of Hope for Kenyan Hostages Held in Iraq
AllAfrica.com – Africa
… Samira Ahmed, wife of Kenyan trucker Jalal Awadh, who is held captive
in Iraq, with their children Fatma Jalal and Zena Jalal at a press conference
at Chester…
allafrica.com/stories/200407300695.html

POWELL Vows to Stand by Iraq, Speed Up New Jobs
Reuters – USA
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Secretary of State Colin Powell said Friday Washington
would speed up aid to create more jobs in Iraq and would not let guerrillas
drag the…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=5832070

NATO Agrees To Training Mission In Iraq
Radio Free Europe – Prague,Czech Republic
He said an advance team will leave for Iraq as soon as possible to begin
the training and will report back in September about proposed relations
with the US…
www.rferl.org/featuresarticle/2004/07/be30fb13-6565-4b07-ad13-5ac03955164f.html

ANGER mounts in India over hostages in Iraq
Stuff.co.nz – New Zealand
… of people blocked traffic in northern India yesterday in protest against
the government's failure to win the release of three men held hostage
in Iraq, as a…
www.stuff.co.nz/stuff/0,2106,2987679a12,00.html

IRAQ captors give 24 more hrs
Hindustan Times – New Delhi,India
The three Indian hostages in Iraq got a last-gasp reprieve after their
kidnappers, the Holders of the Black Banner, extended the deadline to
execute them by 24…
www.hindustantimes.com/news/5922_919823,0015002000000000.htm

US Voices Concern Over Iranian Influence In Iraq
Radio Free Europe – Prague,Czech Republic
… of State Colin Powell said during a visit to Baghdad today that the
United States in concerned over Iranian attempts to exert influence in
neighboring Iraq.…
www.rferl.org/featuresarticle/2004/07/4b0a805e-d1d9-4db5-869e-902f90a6496f.html

POWELL vows to stand by Iraq
Reuters – London,England,UK
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – US Secretary of State Colin Powell says Washington
will speed up aid to create more jobs in Iraq and would not let guerrillas
drag the…
www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=556964&section=news

NATO agrees to send training mission to Iraq but sidesteps command…
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
… Secretary-General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer said a 40-member advance team
would leave for Iraq as soon as possible to begin the training and would
report back in…
www.boston.com/dailynews/212/world/NATO_agrees_to_send_training_m:.shtml

IRAQ mediator positive on talks to free 7 drivers
Reuters AlertNet – London,England,UK
BAGHDAD, July 30 (Reuters) – An Iraqi tribal sheikh trying to win the release
of seven foreign drivers held hostage in Iraq said he would meet a representative

www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/KAR052048.htm

PROPOSAL for Arab Security Force Draws Mixed Response in Iraq
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
Iraqis have mixed feelings about Saudi Arabia's proposal for a security
force from Arab and Muslim countries to help stabilize Iraq.…
www.voanews.com/article.cfm?objectID=261B354A-B95A-4EA7-B3004348E2750A45

AUDIT on Iraq Contracts Finds Fraud, Other Abuses
Reuters – USA
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – US investigators found multiple examples of fraud
and abuse in millions of dollars worth of contracts to rebuild Iraq that
used US…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=domesticNews&storyID=5830317

NEWS analysis: Behind Bush's no more sanctions on Iraq
Xinhua – China
WASHINGTON, July 30 (Xinhuanet) — US President George W. Bush on Thursday
signed an order officially lifting the sanctions imposed on Iraq 14 years
ago, in a…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-07/30/content_1684556.htm

CHINA beat Iraq 3-0 to reach Asian Cup semifinals
Xinhua – China
BEIJING, July 30 (Xinhuanet) — Zheng Zhi scored a penalty double as China
beat Iraq 3-0 to reach the semifinals of the 13th Asian Cup at the Worker's
Stadium…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-07/30/content_1684756.htm

KUWAITI newspaper: Zarqawi captured on Syrian – Iraq border
Albawaba Middle East News – Amman,Middle East
Reports in Kuwait on Friday said a man assumed to be Al Qaeda leader in
Iraq, Abu Musab Zarqawi has been captured near the Syrian border.…
www.albawaba.com/news/index.php3?sid=282053&lang=e&dir=news

POWELL sees president in surprise visit to Iraq
International Herald Tribune – Paris,France
… on Friday and held discussions with the interim president, Ghazi al-Yawer,
who expressed confidence that escalating violence would not deter Iraq
from electing…
www.iht.com/articles/531932.htm

IRAQ: Officials Postpone National Conference
Radio Free Europe – Prague,Czech Republic
… 31 July. The event, viewed as a crucial step in Iraq's transition to
democracy, is now due to be held in mid-August. The official…
www.rferl.org/featuresarticle/2004/7/499E3676-578E-41EF-9D8C-2E3371A43DBD.html

COMMANDERS Get Immunity in Iraq Case
Guardian – UK
… told us a forensic doctor would be brought from the United States to
conduct an autopsy but this has not happened,'' he said by telephone from
Iraq on Thursday…
www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-4367920,00.html

IRAQ Mediator Positive on Talks to Free 7 Drivers
Reuters – USA
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – An Iraqi tribal sheikh trying to win the release of
seven foreign drivers held hostage in Iraq said he would meet a representative
from…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=5830170

POWELL Says US Uneasy About Iranian Role in Iraq
Reuters – USA
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – The United States is uneasy about attempts by Iran
to gain influence in Shi'ite dominated southern Iraq, Secretary of State
Colin Powell…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=5829026

AL denies Troika's talks on sending forces to Iraq
Xinhua – China
CAIRO, July 30 (Xinhuanet) — The Arab League (AL) on Friday denied that
an Arab troika meeting had discussed the issue of sending Arab troops
to Iraq.…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-07/30/content_1683504.htm

TOP Al-Qaeda leader captured in Iraq: Report
Hindustan Times – New Delhi,India
Reports in Kuwait City on Friday said a man assumed to be Al-Qaeda number
3 Abu Musab Zarqawi has been captured in Iraq, Xinhua reports.…
www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_918773,00050004.htm

POWELL pays surprise trip to Iraq
Reuters – London,England,UK
… US official to visit since sovereignty was handed to an interim government
last month, arrived a day after a major conference to chart Iraq's political
future…
www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=556714&section=news

I am finished: Father of Indian hostage in Iraq
Indian Express – New Delhi,India
New York, July 30: The father of an Indian hostage in Iraq shown on video
with a gun to his head, said on Thursday he would rather die than see
his son killed.…
www.expressindia.com/fullstory.php?newsid=34428

INJURED striker Hao to start in China vs Iraq match
Xinhua – China
… Striker Hao Haidong, who injured his knee in China's 5-0 rout of Indonesia
last week, is to start in the country's Asian Cup quarter-final against
Iraq at the…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-07/30/content_1683084.htm

IRAQ conference delayed
Chicago Tribune (subscription) – Chicago,IL,USA
BAGHDAD — Organizers of a national conference regarded as a key building
block in Iraq's bid to govern through democracy announced Thursday that
they have…
www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/chi-0407300180jul30,1,6115495.story?coll=chi-newsnationworld-hed

CHARGES of fraud in Iraq contracts
San Francisco Chronicle – San Francisco,CA,USA
Washington — A comprehensive examination of the US-led agency that oversaw
the rebuilding of Iraq has triggered at least 27 criminal investigations
and…
www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2004/07/30/MNGGS7VRH31.DTL

INDIA Appeals For Iraq Hostages Release As Deadline Nears
IndoLink – San Ramon,CA,USA
… threat to kill the captives by 1900 IST on Friday, the Indian government
has issued yet another appeal for the release of the three Indian hostages
held in Iraq…
www.indolink.com/displayArticleS.php?id=073004124547

SAUDIS Propose Islamic Force in Iraq
NPR (audio) – USA
Description: The Saudi Arabian government calls for establishing an Islamic
force to help stabilize Iraq. The United States and…
npr.streamsage.com/google/programlist/feature.php?wfid=3803154

POWELL in Iraq; Hostage Deadline Looms
Wired News – USA
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Secretary of State Colin Powell arrived in Baghdad
for talks Friday, the most senior US official to visit Iraq since Washington
handed over…
wireservice.wired.com/wired/story.asp?section=Breaking&storyId=900850&tw=wn_wire_story

BAGHDAD: Powell meets with Iraq's new president
Jerusalem Post (subscription) – Jerusalem,Israel
… Powell arrived in Baghdad early Friday following talks with Saudi officials
on a proposal to form a Muslim force to help stamp out the deadly insurgency
in Iraq…
www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=JPost/JPArticle/ShowFull&cid=1091167448956

IRAQ delays vote on assembly
Toronto Star – Toronto,Ontario,Canada
… militant Abu Musab al-Zarqawi said yesterday it had kidnapped a Somali
truck driver and would behead him if his Kuwaiti company did not stop
working in Iraq.…
www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_
Type1&c=Article&cid=1091139010540&call_pageid=968332188854&col=968350060724

POWELL Flies Into Iraq on Unannounced Visit
Reuters – USA
Powell met Iraqi Prime Minister Iyad Allawi in Saudi Arabia Thursday, where
both welcomed a Saudi proposal for Muslim countries to send troops to
Iraq.…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=5823844

INDIA fears for hostages in Iraq as deadline nears
Indian Express – New Delhi,India
New Delhi, July 30: India voiced its deep anxiety about three citizens
kidnapped in Iraq and stressed none would return if freed, the foreign
ministry said…
www.expressindia.com/fullstory.php?newsid=34412

US authorities didn't keep track of Iraq reconstruction spending…
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
… Officials of the former Coalition Provisional Authority did not have
records to justify the $24.7 million cost for replacing Iraq's currency,
according to the…
www.boston.com/dailynews/212/economy/U_S_authorities_didn_t_keep_tr:.shtml

MUSLIM troops are sought for Iraq
Detroit Free Press – Detroit,MI,USA
… Saudi Arabia — Joined by Secretary of State Colin Powell, Iraqi Prime
Minister Ayad Allawi urged Muslim nations on Thursday to dispatch troops
to Iraq to help…
www.freep.com/news/nw/iraq30e_20040730.htm

'HUMAN rights law impossible in free Iraq'
Independent Online – South Africa
… for the deaths of Iraqi civilians, but argued in court that it would
be impossible to apply domestic and European human rights laws in the
chaos of Iraq.…
www.iol.co.za/index.php?set_id=1&click_id=24&art_id=qw1091160361533B216

KERRY offers little new on Iraq
Reuters – London,England,UK
… effort to define himself as a clear alternative to President George
W. Bush at the Democratic National Convention but on the key issue of
Iraq, he held out…
www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=556372&section=news

SAUDI plans for Muslim force in Iraq
eTaiwan News – Taipei,Taiwan
… support for a Saudi-led initiative under which Muslim countries would
be encouraged to contribute to a new force that would try to bring stability
to Iraq.…
www.etaiwannews.com/World/2004/07/30/1091152886.htm

GI Convicted of Carjacking Shiek in Iraq
ABC News – USA
The panel also convicted Sgt. 1st Class James Williams of willful dereliction
of duty for allowing his soldiers to consume alcohol in Iraq.…
abcnews.go.com/wire/US/ap20040729_1948.html

KERRY challenges Bush on Iraq war, vows to restore 'trust and…
San Francisco Chronicle – San Francisco,CA,USA
Sen. John Kerry challenged President Bush's Iraq policy in blunt, biting
terms in the climactic speech of the Democratic National Convention Thursday
night and…
www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/news/archive/2004/07/29/politics2215EDT0847.DTL

PAKISTAN acts to stop staff enlisting for Iraq
Financial Times – London,England,UK
… ordered its ambassador in Kuwait yesterday to begin urgent negotiations
with a Kuwaiti company, discouraging it from taking Pakistani workers
to Iraq after two…
news.ft.com/servlet/ContentServer?pagename=FT.com/StoryFT/FullStory&c=StoryFT&cid=1087374087796

IRAQ 'battleground' for al-Qaeda
Financial Times – London,England,UK
Iraq has become a “battleground” for al-Qaeda and more troops are needed
to combat the threat from terrorism, MPs warned yesterday, adding that
Afghanistan…
news.ft.com/servlet/ContentServer?pagename=FT.com/StoryFT/FullStory&c=StoryFT&cid=1087374087012

KERRY chides Bush on Iraq war, vows to regain the world's respect…
National Post (subscription) – Canada
Kerry chided Bush, without naming him, for invading Iraq when there was
no imminent threat and promised to quickly reform flawed US intelligence
agencies.…
www.canada.com/national/nationalpost/news/story.html?id=d268e0a7-6f1d-4906-b399-5a93583d1786

BOMBINGS, abductions sap coalition in Iraq
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
… The Arab League announced that it would not participate in a plan endorsed
by Saudi Arabia on Thursday to send an all-Muslim force to Iraq unless
Washington…
www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/world/9275757.htm

IRAQ official: Saddam has prostate infection
Minneapolis Star Tribune (subscription) – Minneapolis,MN,USA
… leader Saddam Hussein suffers from a chronic prostate infection but
has rebuffed suggestions that a biopsy be performed to rule out cancer,
Iraq's human rights…
www.startribune.com/stories/484/4901974.html

KEY Iraq event is postponed
Dallas Morning News (subscription) – Dallas,TX,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq ˆ Iraq on Thursday postponed a political convention regarded
as a key step toward democracy. Preparations for the…
www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/news/world/stories/073004dnintiraqrdp.9cadb.html

ARAB Gov'ts Weigh Sending Troops to Iraq
ABC News – USA
CAIRO, Egypt July 29, 2004 ˜ Arab governments say they want to help restore
calm in Iraq and Pakistan is discussing the possibility of sending several

abcnews.go.com/wire/World/ap20040729_1747.html

KERRY to Challenge Bush Over Iraq War
Guardian – UK
… John Kerry was to challenge President Bush over the war in Iraq Thursday
in the climactic speech of the Democratic National Convention and pledged
an…
www.guardian.co.uk/uslatest/story/0,1282,-4365650,00.html

IRAQ PM calls for help from Muslim and Arab forces
Independent – London,England,UK
Iyad Allawi, the interim Iraqi Prime Minister, joined calls yesterday for
the creation of a Muslim force to help bring stability to Iraq, saying
it was time…
news.independent.co.uk/world/middle_east/story.jsp?story=546085

PAKISTANI hostages executed in Iraq
Indian Express – New Delhi,India
The Islamic Army in Iraq announced on Monday that it had kidnapped two
Pakistanis working for US forces and had sentenced them to death as Pakistan
was…
www.indianexpress.com/full_story.php?content_id=52037

FRANCO-US discord blocks NATO Iraq training mission
Channel News Asia – Singapore
… efficiency. But France, which opposed the US-led invasion of Iraq,
is against NATO becoming in any way absorbed into the coalition.…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/98312/1/.html

UK report warns of Iraq, Afghanistan deterioration
ABC Online – Australia
A British parliamentary committee has warned the situation in Afghanistan
and Iraq is getting worse. The House of Commons Foreign…
www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200407/s1165143.htm

  
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