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1-19 July 2005
 

19/7/05

GREATER Cooperation Needed to Fight Iraq Violence: Naif
Arab News – Jeddah,Saudi Arabia
ISTANBUL/BAGHDAD, 20 July 2005 — Interior Minister Prince Naif yesterday
sought greater cooperation and coordination among Iraq’s neighbors, saying
not …
www.arabnews.com/?page=4&section=0&article=67215&d=20&m=7&y=2005

`THE real scandal is the mess in Iraq’
Miami Herald – FL,USA
… administration sources told columnist Robert Novak and others, who
chose her husband to go Africa to see if Niger had sold uranium to Saddam
Hussein’s Iraq. …
www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/news/opinion/12165468.htm

SUNNIS helping to draft constitution slain in Iraq
Jerusalem Post – Israel
Gunmen assassinated two Sunni Arabs involved in the drafting of Iraq’s
constitution, another blow to US and Iraqi efforts to draw members of
the disaffected …
www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=JPost/JPArticle/ShowFull&cid=1121796128661

31 die in Iraq ambush
News24 – South Africa
Baghdad – At least 31 people were killed on Tuesday in Iraq violence, including
13 slaughtered when insurgents ambushed a bus carrying workers to a United

www.news24.com/News24/World/Iraq/0,,2-10-1460_1740034,00.html

BRIT troops charged with Iraq war crimes
The Age (subscription) – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
… Britain, Washington’s key ally in Iraq, has investigated scores of
deaths and injuries of Iraqis since joining the US-led invasion of Iraq
in 2003. …
www.theage.com.au/news/World/Brit-troops-charged-with
-Iraq-war-crimes/2005/07/20/1121539002704.html

18/7/05

SIX policemen, gov’t worker killed in Iraq
CTV – Canada
BAGHDAD, Iraq — Insurgents killed six policemen and a government worker
in six separate shootings across central Iraq, officials said Monday.

www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/1121682228356_2/?hub=World

BRITAIN Assails Critical Report on Role in Iraq
New York Times – United States
… reacted sharply on Monday to a private research report that said Britain
was particularly exposed to a terrorist attack because of its role in
Iraq as an ally …
www.nytimes.com/2005/07/19/international/europe/19london.html

US backs good Iraq-Iran ties
IranMania News – Iran
LONDON, July 19 (IranMania) – The United States reiterated its backing
for good relations between Iraq and Iran while calling on all of Iraq’s
neighbors to …
www.iranmania.com/News/ArticleView/Default.a
sp?NewsCode=33437&NewsKind=Current%20Affairs

LAWYER Wants Saddam Trial Moved From Iraq
Guardian Unlimited – UK
LONDON (AP) – A lawyer for Saddam Hussein said Monday that Iraq’s insurgency
has made Baghdad far too dangerous a venue for the former leader’s trial,
and that …
www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-5149327,00.html

SECURITY Forces, Officials Targeted in Iraq; 24 Dead
Washington Post – United States
BAGHDAD, July 18 — Gunmen killed at least 24 police officers, soldiers
and government workers in Iraq on Monday, and an Iraqi general said about
50 suspected …
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/07/18/AR2005071801344.html

17/7/05

IRAQ suicide bomber kills 98; Saddam indicted
Reuters – USA
MUSAYYIB, Iraq (Reuters) – Stricken townspeople swept away the wreckage
of a fuel truck bomb that killed 98 people south of Baghdad and three
more suicide car …
today.reuters.com/news/newsArticle.aspx?type=worldNews&storyID=2005-07-1
8T013444Z_01_N17218412_RTRIDST_0_INTERNATIONAL-IRAQ-DC.XML

FIRST trial set in Iraq for Saddam in killings
International Herald Tribune – France
… 5,000 people in a chemical weapons attack on the Kurdish town of Halabja
in March 1988; Sultan Hashim Ahmed, who was a corps commander in northern
Iraq at the …
www.iht.com/articles/2005/07/18/africa/saddam.php

IRAN-IRAQ talks heal old wounds
BBC News – UK
Iran’s President Mohammed Khatami has welcomed what he called a “turning
point” in relations with Iraq. He said the current visit …
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/4691615.stm

SAY what you will, US can’t just leave Iraq
Atlanta Journal Constitution (subscription) – GA,USA
Trying to predict the course of events in Iraq has proved an exercise for
the foolhardy. Of course, having predicted that John Kerry …
www.ajc.com/opinion/content/opinion/bookman/2005/071805.html

TUBE bombs ‘linked to Iraq conflict’
Guardian Unlimited – UK
Britain’s involvement in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan contributed to
the terrorist attacks in London, a respected independent thinktank on
foreign affairs …
politics.guardian.co.uk/iraq/story/0,12956,1530820,00.html

16/7/05

SUICIDE BOMB IN IRAQ
Special Broadcasting Service – Australia
… The blast was the worst single attack in the past two months, following
a week of violence in Iraq in which 100 people were killed in 16 suicide
attacks in …
www9.sbs.com.au/theworldnews/region.php?id=116063&region=3

IRAQ Suicide Blast Kills 54, Injures 82
Guardian Unlimited – UK
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) – An insurgent suicide bomber detonated explosives strapped
to his body Saturday, triggering a huge explosion at a gas station near
a mosque …
www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-5146228,00.html

THREE British soldiers die after roadside explosion in Iraq
Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
AN INVESTIGATION was under way last night after three British soldiers
died and two others were injured in a roadside bomb blast in Iraq. …
news.scotsman.com/international.cfm?id=1641852005

TANKER bomber kills 54 in Iraq
Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
A SUICIDE bomber killed at least 54 people in Iraq yesterday after triggering
his explosives next to a fuel tanker near a mosque. …
news.scotsman.com/index.cfm?id=1642002005

IRAN and Iraq close to security pact
Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
… Since Saddam’s fall, Iraq has tried to build closer ties with Iran
and heal scars left by the 1980-88 war that killed more than one million
on both sides. …
news.scotsman.com/international.cfm?id=1640302005

15/7/05

CAR Bombs and Explosions Kill 29 in Iraq
Guardian Unlimited – UK
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) – Suicide car bombs and explosions rocked wide areas
of the Iraqi capital Friday, targeting US and Iraqi security forces and
killing at …
www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-5144160,00.html

22 killed in 10 Iraq bombings
Gulf Daily News – Manama,Bahrain
BAGHDAD: Ten suicide bombers blew themselves up in separate attacks in
Baghdad and northern Iraq yesterday, killing at least 22 people and wounding
more than …
www.gulf-daily-news.com/Story.asp?Article=117249&Sn=WORL&IssueID=28118

SHORT says she has no doubt of Iraq war link
Financial Times – London,England,UK
… secretary, claimed to speak for half of the parliamentary Labour party
on Friday when she linked last week’s terrorist bombings in London with
the war in Iraq …
news.ft.com/cms/s/11d2283c-f550-11d9-8ffc-00000e2511c8.html

POLISH finishes troop rotation in Iraq
Xinhua – Beijing,China
WARSAW, July 15 (Xinhuanet) — Poland has finished its fifth and last large-scale
rotation of troops to Iraq, the Defense Ministry said Friday. …
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2005-07/16/content_3226190.htm

IRAQ suicide attacks raise tough questions
Independent Online – Cape Town,South Africa
… foreign militants. “The suicide attacks on the Green Zone were conducted
by followers from the land of the two rivers (Iraq). May …
www.iol.co.za/index.php?sf=2813&click_id=
2813&art_id=qw1121432224449B262&set_id=6

14/7/05

SUICIDE bombers step up role in Iraq
Financial Times – London,England,UK
Suicide bomb attacks in Iraq have averaged at least one per day since the
announcement of a new government in April, according to data gathered
by the US …
news.ft.com/cms/s/20cbe5c8-f4cc-11d9-9dd1-00000e2511c8.html

TINY victims a target as Iraq toll rises
Age (subscription) – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
… “Failure is not an option,” he said. He plans to begin talks with Iraqis
about developing a schedule for reducing US forces in Iraq. …
www.theage.com.au/news/iraq/tiny-victims-a-
target-as-iraq-toll-rises/2005/07/14/1120934365648.html

RUMSFELD aide says Iraq arms claims ‘overemphasized’
Houston Chronicle – Houston,TX,USA
… The comment by Douglas Feith, in an interview with the Associated Press,
is a rare admission of error about Iraq by a senior administration official.

www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/nation/3267014

ANALYSTS see no quick drop in US troops in Iraq
USA Today – USA
… of Iraqi insurgents and slow development of the nation’s military make
it unlikely that significant numbers of US troops will leave Iraq soon,
according to …
www.usatoday.com/news/world/iraq/2005-07-14-iraq-troops_x.htm

ZARQAWI Aide, Suspect in Envoy’s Death, Held in Iraq (Update1)
Bloomberg – USA
July 14 (Bloomberg) — US forces in Iraq said they have captured two high-ranking
al-Qaeda agents, including one suspected in the murder this month of Egypt’s

www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000087
& sid=a_yCx2sDRaec&refer=top_world_news

14/7/05

WILSON’S Iraq Assertions Hold Up Under Fire From Rove Backers
Bloomberg – USA
July 14 (Bloomberg) — Two-year old assertions by former ambassador Joseph
Wilson regarding Iraq and uranium, which lie at the heart of the controversy
over …
www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000103&sid=a8dab8rni_Do&refer=us

IRAQ Suicide Blast Targeting US Troops Kills 24 Children
Los Angeles Times – CA,USA
… In the deadliest insurgent attack in Iraq in more than two months and
the most lethal one involving children since September, an explosives-filled
SUV killed …
www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-f
g-iraq14jul14,1,4438376.story?coll=la-headlines-world

EARLY mark for Aussies in Iraq
Melbourne Herald Sun – Melbourne, Australia
AUSTRALIA’S 450 troops at al-Muthanna may be out of Iraq by October, months
before they were originally thought due for withdrawal. …
www.heraldsun.news.com.au/common/story_
page/0,5478,15921969%255E662,00.html

OFFICIAL skeptical about Iraq flights
IranMania News – Iran
LONDON, July 14 (IranMania) – Iran is willing to resume flights to Iraq,
said a senior aviation industry official stressing that the two sides
have discussed …
www.iranmania.com/News/ArticleView/Default.as
p?NewsCode=33342&NewsKind=Current%20Affairs

13/7/05

US forces kill 14 insurgents in northwestern Iraq: statement
People’s Daily Online – Beijing,China
Fourteen suspected insurgents have been killed by US forces in northwestern
Iraq, the US military said Tuesday in a statement. The …
english.people.com.cn/200507/13/eng20050713_195800.html

UK forces ‘could lead Iraq withdrawal’
Financial Times – London,England,UK
… The diplomat suggested that the handover to local Iraqi forces could
take place sooner in southern Iraq, where British troops now control a
relatively quiet …
news.ft.com/cms/s/fc8986e4-f2f9-11d9-843f-00000e2511c8.html

IRAQ dangers inflated, Guard general says
Minneapolis Star Tribune (subscription) – MN,USA
WASHINGTON, DC — The dangers faced by US troops in Iraq have been exaggerated,
adding to the difficulty of recruiting, the Army general in charge of
National …
www.startribune.com/stories/484/5503493.html

PENTAGON says key Zarqawi operative caught in Iraq
Stuff.co.nz – Wellington,New Zealand
WASHINGTON: American forces have captured a key operative in the organisation
of Iraq’s al Qaeda leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the top US general said
today. …
www.stuff.co.nz/stuff/0,2106,3344273a12,00.html

IRAQ defends US troop presence
Daily Times – Lahore,Pakistan
BAGHDAD: Iraq’s prime minister defended the presence of US troops on Iraqi
soil on Tuesday, telling parliament they would not remain forever but
that a …
www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_13-7-2005_pg4_11

11/7/05

LEAKED memo details UK plan for Iraq cutback
Taipei Times – Taipei,Taiwan
A confidential British military assessment examines the possibility of
drastically cutting troop strength in Iraq by the end of next year, to
3,000 from about …
www.taipeitimes.com/News/front/archives/2005/07/12/2003263165

LABOR opposes more troops for Iraq
Age (subscription) – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
Labor says it will oppose any moves to send more troops to Iraq as doing
so would spread Australia’s military too thinly. Federal …
www.theage.com.au/news/National/Labor-opposes-more-troops-for-Iraq/2005/07/12/1120934214764.html

LONDON attacks highlight importance of Iraq war: Bush
ABC Online – Australia
US President George W Bush says the London bombings demonstrate the importance
of fighting terrorists in Iraq. Mr Bush also says …
www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200507/s1411971.htm

US troops kill insurgents after weekend of violence in Iraq
Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
UNITED States troops killed ten insurgents in Tal Afar in the north of
Iraq yesterday, while ten Iraqi troops died in two attacks north-east
of the capital – a …
news.scotsman.com/international.cfm?id=787572005

IRAQ’S Qaeda claims attack on Bahraini envoy-Web
Reuters AlertNet – London,England,UK
DUBAI, July 11 (Reuters) – Iraq’s al Qaeda group, which killed Egypt’s
envoy to Iraq, said on Monday it was behind an attack against a Bahraini
diplomat in …
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L11123514.htm

10/7/05

EGYPT and Iraq in row over slaying of envoy
Khaleej Times – Dubai,United Arab Emirates
The denials are an apparent bid to contain Cairo’s anger at Baghdad over
remarks made by Iraq’s government spokesman that envoy Ihab El Sherif
may have …
www.khaleejtimes.com/DisplayArticle.asp?xfile=data/middleeast/
2005/July/middleeast_July281.xml&section=middleeast&col=

SUICIDE and car bombs wreak havoc across Iraq
Taipei Times – Taipei,Taiwan
Suicide bombers struck Iraq yesterday, killing at least 33 people and wounding
dozens more in three attacks on an army recruiting center, a police convoy
and …
www.taipeitimes.com/News/front/archives/2005/07/11/2003263040

US military releases LA filmmaker from custody in Iraq
San Jose Mercury News – San Jose,CA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq – An aspiring Iranian-American filmmaker who has been detained
by the US military for nearly two months without being charged was released
Sunday …
www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/12102762.htm

AUSTRALIA plays down reports of more troops for Iraq
Sify – Taramani,Chennai,India
Sydney: Prime Minister John Howard on Monday played down reports that Britain
might ask Australia to send more troops to Iraq so that it could redeploy
its own …
sify.com/news/international/fullstory.php?id=13893030

US, Britain working on strategy to exit Iraq’
Economic Times – India
LONDON: Britain and the US are trying to build a new strategy to exit Iraq
that could see British troops coming home by Christmas, a newspaper reported
citing …
economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/1166630.cms

9/7/05

EGYPT quizzes Iraq over ‘slain envoy’ remark
ITV.com – UK
… He said a serious security effort was needed in Iraq to catch the killers
and “to bring back confidence in the possibility of restoring security
and stability …
www.itv.com/news/world_1670884.html

US Marines, Iraq Soldiers Launch Raids
Guardian Unlimited – UK
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) – Hundreds of US Marines and Iraqi soldiers have launched
new raids against insurgent strongholds in a volatile Sunni province,
officials …
www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-5130484,00.html

IRAQ: Italy pullout from September
Hindu – Chennai,India
GLENEAGLES (SCOTLAND): Italy plans to begin withdrawing 300 troops from
Iraq in September as Iraqi security forces become increasingly capable
of securing the …
www.hindu.com/2005/07/10/stories/2005071002471200.htm

US Says It Will Release American Held in Iraq
New York Times – New York,NY,USA
… an aspiring American filmmaker who has been imprisoned without charge
for nearly two months at a United States military detention center in
Iraq, lawyers and …
www.nytimes.com/2005/07/10/politics/10release.html

UK draws up Iraq ‘pull-out plan’
BBC News – UK
Plans have been drawn up to withdraw thousands of UK and US troops from
Iraq by the Spring of 2006. The paper, by Defence Secretary …
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/4668661.stm

IRAQ urges other nations to keep envoys in Baghdad
London Free Press – London,Ontario,Canada
BAGHDAD — Iraq appealed to its global partners yesterday to defy al-Qaida’s
“blackmail” and keep their diplomats in Baghdad despite the reported slaying
of …
www.canoe.ca/NewsStand/LondonFreePress/News/2005/07/09/1123783-sun.html

IRAQ Asks Muslim States for Support After Envoy’s Killing
New York Times – New York,NY,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq, July 8 – Iraq’s transitional government reached out anxiously
on Friday to Arab and other Muslim nations, asking them not to be intimidated
by …
www.nytimes.com/2005/07/09/international/middleeast/09iraq.html

ITALY sets date to pull troops out of Iraq
Mail & Guardian Online – Johannesburg,South Africa
Italy’s Prime Minister, Silvio Berlusconi, on Friday confirmed that he
will start pulling his country’s troops out of Iraq within two months.

www.mg.co.za/articlepage.aspx?area=/breaking_
news/breaking_news__international_news/&articleid=244978

‘SQUANDERED Victory’ and ‘Losing Iraq’: Now What?
New York Times – New York,NY,USA
COULD the administration have chosen a different course in Iraq that would
today have the country farther down the road to popular government and
cost fewer …
www.nytimes.com/2005/07/10/books/review/10GERECHT.html

BOMBS stiffen resolve to see Iraq mission through to end
Financial Times – London,England,UK
Britain’s resolve to see its mission in Iraq through has strengthened following
the terrorist bombings in London, in spite of calls from anti-war campaigners

news.ft.com/cms/s/c8641ea0-f016-11d9-bd3b-00000e2511c8.html

7/7/05

EGYPT pulls diplomats out of Iraq after al-Qaida kills kidnapped …
CBC News – Canada
BAGHDAD (AP) – Egypt will close its mission in Baghdad and withdraw its
staff after al-Qaida’s wing in Iraq said it had killed an abducted top
Egyptian envoy …
www.cbc.ca/cp/world/050707/w0707152.html

REBELS Kill Egyptian Diplomat, Adding Pressure on Others in Iraq
New York Times – New York,NY,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq, July 7 – The insurgent group Al Qaeda in Iraq said Thursday
that it had killed Egypt’s ambassador-designate in Iraq, Ihab al-Sharif,
four days …
www.nytimes.com/2005/07/08/international/middleeast/08iraq.html

IRAN, Iraq to co-op in military, anti-terror fields
Xinhua – Beijing,China
… As to Tehran’s persistent call for withdrawal of foreign troopsfrom
Iraq, al-Dulaimi said that the current situation necessitate a longer
presence of them. …
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2005-07/08/content_3191182.htm

OCCUPATION is simply tearing Iraq asunder
Taipei Times – Taipei,Taiwan
By Sami Ramadani. Most people in the UK want troops withdrawn from Iraq
— and so do most Iraqis, according to opinion polls. Trade …
www.taipeitimes.com/News/editorials/archives/2005/07/08/2003262688

IRAQ, US urge envoys to stay despite attacks
Turkish Daily News – Ankara,Turkey
Iraq and the United States sought to prevent an exodus of diplomats from
Baghdad on Wednesday after an ambush prompted Pakistan to pull out its
ambassador …
www.turkishdailynews.com.tr/article.php?enewsid=17664

6/7/05

QAEDA says will kill Egypt’s Iraq envoy
China Daily – China
An Al Qaeda death sentence hung over Egypt’s hostage envoy to Iraq on Wednesday
as the new Iraqi government appealed to embassies not to desert Baghdad
after a …
www.chinadaily.com.cn/english/doc/2005-07/07/content_457925.htm

IRAQ Qaeda says will kill Egypt envoy
Indian Express – New Delhi,India
BAGHDAD, JULY 6: An Al Qaeda death sentence hung over Egypt’s hostage envoy
to Iraq on Wednesday, as the Iraqi government appealed to embassies not
to desert …
www.indianexpress.com/full_story.php?content_id=73994

IRAQ’S al-Qaida considers Iraqi army as enemy like Americans …
People’s Daily Online – Beijing,China
Iraq’s al-Qaida wing said on Tuesday in an audiotape that it had formed
a new brigade to fight the Shiite militia Badr Brigade and considered
the Iraqi army an …
english.people.com.cn/200507/07/eng20050707_194596.html

FIVE US citizens in Iraq suspected of insurgency ties
USA Today – USA
WASHINGTON — The US military is holding five US citizens suspected of
insurgent activities in Iraq, a Pentagon spokesman said Wednesday. …
www.usatoday.com/news/world/iraq/2005-07-06-citizens-insurgents_x.htm

A Look at US Military Deaths in Iraq
Guardian Unlimited – UK
As of Wednesday, July 6, 2005, at least 1,750 members of the US military
have died since the beginning of the Iraq war in March 2003, according
to an …
www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-5123470,00.html

5/7/05

AL chief urges release of Egyptian diplomat in Iraq
People’s Daily Online – Beijing,China
… AL) Secretary General Amr Moussa urged Tuesday the prompt release of
the Egyptian envoy in Baghdad, Ihab el-Sharif, who was kidnapped in Iraq
on Saturday, the …
english.people.com.cn/200507/06/eng20050706_194325.html

INSURGENTS mount attacks against Islamic diplomats in Iraq
San Diego Union Tribune – San Diego,CA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq — Gunmen ambushed two more top diplomats from Muslim countries
Tuesday in apparent kidnap bids that seemed aimed at scaring off foreign

www.signonsandiego.com/news/world/iraq/20050705-1812-iraq.html

A prescription for Iraq
Rediff – India
Since April, 2005, there has been a co-ordinated escalation of acts of
jihadi terrorism in Iraq, Afghanistan and Jammu and Kashmir in India.

us.rediff.com/news/2005/jul/05raman.htm

AL-ZARQAWI denounces Iraq army as enemies
CTV – Canada
BAGHDAD, Iraq — The reputed leader of al-Qaeda in Iraq said the Iraqi
army is as great an enemy as the Americans and announced the formation
of a new terror …
www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/1120606815045_27/?hub=World

IRAQ insurgency forces Pentagon rethink on ability to fight two …
Guardian Unlimited – UK
The Iraq counter-insurgency is forcing the Pentagon to question its military
doctrine requiring forces be able to fight two major wars at the same
time, it was …
www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1522144,00.html

4/7/05

IRAQ car bomb kills two in Baghdad
eTaiwan News – Taipei,Taiwan
A car bomb in Baghdad killed two civilians and wounded four more yesterday,
police said, a day after Egypt’s top envoy to Iraq was reported kidnapped
in an …
www.etaiwannews.com/World/2005/07/05/1120532636.htm

BUSH Claims ‘Comprehensive Strategy’ for Iraq
Los Angeles Times – CA,USA
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — President Bush pledged Monday to keep US forces in
Iraq “until the fight is … In his remarks, the president again linked
Iraq to the Sept. …
www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-
bush5jul05,0,6317104.story?coll=la-home-headlines

IRAQ WRAPUP 1-Gunmen wound Bahrain’s envoy in Baghdad -police
Reuters AlertNet – London,England,UK
BAGHDAD, July 5 (Reuters) – Bahrain’s envoy in Iraq was shot and slightly
wounded by gunmen who opened fire on his car in Baghdad on Tuesday, the
second attack …
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L05461400.htm

BRITAIN plans major Iraq troops pullout over 18 months
China Daily – China
Britain’s defence ministry has drafted plans for a significant troop withdrawal
from Iraq over the next 18 months and a big deployment to Afghanistan.

www.chinadaily.com.cn/english/doc/2005-07/05/content_457205.htm

EXPLOSIONS heard near Japan camp in Iraq
Sydney Morning Herald (subscription) – New South Wales,Australia
… withdrawal of Japanese troops. Polls have indicated the Japanese public
is deeply divided over the country’s troop dispatch to Iraq.
www.smh.com.au/news/World/Explosions-heard-near-
Japan-camp-in-Iraq/2005/07/05/1120329433841.html

3/7/05

GONZALES Pays Surprise Visit to Iraq
Washington Post – Washington,DC,USA
… his name echoing in Washington as one of the most likely Supreme Court
candidates, Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales landed today in war-torn
Iraq for a …
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/a
rticle/2005/07/03/AR2005070300444.html

EGYPTIAN diplomat kidnapped in Iraq
San Jose Mercury News – San Jose,CA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq – The Egyptian ambassador-designate Ihab al-Sherif, the first
diplomat from an Arab nation to Iraq, was kidnapped from his upscale Mansour

www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/
news/special_packages/iraq/12049130.htm

US Attorney-General visits Iraq
Xinhua – Beijing,China
BEIJING, July 4 — During his first trip to Iraq, US Attorney General Alberto
Gonzales showd support for US troops in Iraq in the face of sustained
deadly …
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2005-07/04/content_3171689.htm

BRITISH, US aid to Iraq diverted to commando units
Taipei Times – Taipei,Taiwan
British and US aid intended for Iraq’s hard-pressed police service is being
diverted to paramilitary commando units accused of widespread human rights
abuses …
www.taipeitimes.com/News/front/archives/2005/07/04/2003262131

GEORGIA GIs in Iraq often without Net
Atlanta Journal Constitution (subscription) – GA,USA
Instead of writing letters that can take days or weeks to arrive back home,
those serving in Iraq and Afghanistan have cellphones, satellite phones
and most …
www.ajc.com/news/content/news/stories/0705/04guardgive.html

2/7/05

HAGEL responds to O’Connor’s retirement, latest develoments in …
Grand Island Independent – Grand Island,NE,USA
… Hagel defended the critical comments he has made of President Bush
on Iraq, while also criticizing MoveOn.org for misrepresenting what his
statements and his …
www.theindependent.com/stories/070205/new_hagel02.shtml

SUICIDE Attacks Kill 26 in Iraq
Los Angeles Times – CA,USA
… Insurgent attacks have raised tensions among Iraq’s varied ethnic and
religious groups and raised fears of civil war. In a statement …
www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/iraq/la-fg-
iraq3jul03,0,6488345.story?coll=la-home-headlines

SUICIDE Bomber Kills 12 In Iraq
Washington Post – Washington,DC,USA
… Al Qaeda in Iraq, the guerrilla organization led by Abu Musab Zarqawi,
asserted responsibility for the bombing in a statement posted on the Internet.

www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/07/02/AR2005070201252.html

BUSH urges Americans to support Iraq campaign
Daily Times – Lahore,Pakistan
WASHINGTON: President George W Bush sought on Saturday to shore up support
for the Iraq war, saying the best way to honor the nation’s dead was to
“stay in …
www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_3-7-2005_pg4_8

AFGHANISTAN may quickly become `a mirror of Iraq’
Taipei Times – Taipei,Taiwan
… of the chopper on Tuesday — and a missing team of US soldiers — reinforce
concerns that while US casualties here are far fewer than in Iraq, the
rebellion …
www.taipeitimes.com/News/world/archives/2005/07/03/2003262003

1/7/05

PRESIDENT Bush Speaks to the American People About Iraq
Voice of America – USA
President Bush spoke to the American people on Tuesday about the war in
Iraq. … Mister Bush talked about images of the violence in Iraq. …
www.voanews.com/specialenglish/2005-07-01-voa3.cfm

GUNMEN assassinate aide to leading Shiite cleric in Iraq
San Jose Mercury News – San Jose,CA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq – An aide to Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, Iraq’s leading
Shiite Muslim cleric, was assassinated Friday in central Baghdad in the
latest attack …
www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/special_packages/iraq/12036508.htm

AMERICAN and British responsibility for the ‘anarchy’ in Iraq
Times Online – UK
Sir, President Bush has declared Iraq “the latest battlefield” in the war
against terrorism in attempting to dismiss the anarchy that has engulfed
Iraq …
www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,59-1677128,00.html

US Marines Accused of Killing Iraq Man
Guardian Unlimited – UK
UNITED NATIONS (AP) – Iraq’s UN ambassador accused US Marines of killing
his unarmed young cousin in what appeared to be ``cold blood’’ and demanded
an …
www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-5113195,00.html

BLAIR saves world and Iraq’s forgotten
Telegraph.co.uk – London,England,UK
… bore. Now that Iraq has ceased to dominate the world news agenda, it
has turned into a faraway country of which we know little. …
www.opinion.telegraph.co.uk/opinion/main.jhtml?xml=/opinion/
2005/07/02/do0202.xml&sSheet=/opinion/2005/07/02/ixopinion.html

  
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