Iraq News and Information Links
January 11 2005
 

www.themoscowtimes.com/stories/2005/01/12/013.html
Parliament Urges Speedy Iraq Pullout
Moscow Times (subscription) – Moscow,Russia
By Aleksandar Vasovic. KIEV — The Ukrainian parliament called Tuesday for an immediate withdrawal of the nation’s peacekeepers from Iraq. …

www.turkishpress.com/news.asp?ID=35862
Oil bubbles higher ahead of Iraq poll, OPEC meeting
Turkish Press – Turkey
… “The volatility is extremely high, people are still nervous. “The northern pipelines are pretty much out of action in Iraq; cold weather is coming to the …

news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/4166587.stm
‘No election’ for parts of Iraq
BBC News – London,England,UK
Iraqi Prime Minister Iyad Allawi has admitted for the first time that violence will prevent some parts of Iraq voting in this month’s election. …

www.boston.com/dailynews/011/nation/A_daily_look_at_U_S_military_d:.shtml
A daily look at US military deaths in Iraq
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
11, 2005, at least 1,355 members of the US military have died since the beginning of the Iraq war in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count. …

www.dailystar.com.lb/article.asp?edition_id=10&categ_id=2&article_id=11745
Iraq, Turkey, US discuss tackling Kurdish rebels
Daily Star – Beirut,Lebanon
… and US officials Tuesday discussed with their Turkish counterparts measures to tackle Turkish Kurd militants hiding in northern Iraq, including intelligence …

www.dailystar.com.lb/article.asp?edition_id=10&categ_id=2&article_id=11744
Fears of further chaos and civil war in Iraq after elections
Daily Star – Beirut,Lebanon
WASHINGTON: Some US analysts are worried Iraq could spiral down into further chaos and even civil war after its Jan. 30 elections …

abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory?id=403676
Diplomat Questions Validity of Iraq Voting
ABC News – USA
… The election planned for Jan. 30 is the first democratic vote in Iraq since the country was formed in 1932. … He said Jordan cannot afford a failure in Iraq. …

www.turkishpress.com/world/news.asp?id=050111193707.e3dpin1r.xml
Iraq PM admits nationwide polls impossible as 18 die in attacks
Turkish Press – Turkey
TIKRIT, Iraq (AFP) – Prime Minister Iyad Allawi admitted that some parts of Iraq would not be able to take part in elections in three weeks’ time as deadly …

news.xinhuanet.com/english/2005-01/12/content_2447370.htm
Egypt hosts 1st meeting of follow-up mechanism on Iraq
Xinhua – Beijing,China
The meeting stressed the necessity of implementing the conference’s final communique to facilitate the political process in Iraq, the Egyptian Foreign Ministry …

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Zapatero supports Iraq election efforts
Financial Times – UK
Spain’s Socialist government, which withdrew its troops last year from Iraq, on Tuesday pledged €20m ($26m) to help finance the Iraqi elections that will be …

www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200501/s1280410.htm
20 killed in Iraq attacks as elections loom
ABC Online – Australia
Guerrillas have killed 20 people in attacks in Iraq and Prime Minister Iyad Allawi acknowledged what he called pockets of the country would be too unsafe for …

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General Says Syria Should Tighten Border with Iraq
NPR (audio) – Washington,D.C.,USA
… abized, iraq, war, election, vote, poll, iraqi, voting, violence, westerfelt. … General John Abizaid says the voting will mark an important step for Iraq. …

www.reuters.co.uk/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=652350
Iraq’s Allawi says some areas unsafe for poll
Reuters – UK
BAGHDAD, Iraq (Reuters) – Prime Minister Iyad Allawi has acknowledged there are what he calls pockets of Iraq that would be too unsafe for voting in a January …

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Marine ‘Committed Suicide by Cop to Avoid Iraq Return’
Scotland on Sunday – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
By Mark Sage, PA, in New York. A 19-year-old US Marine committed “suicide by cop” rather than return to Iraq, police said today. …

news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/4165627.stm
Iraq abuse trial to hear victims
BBC News – London,England,UK
Testimony from three former Iraqi inmates is due to be heard at the court martial of the suspected US ringleader in the Abu Ghraib prison abuse scandal. …

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Eighteen dead in latest Iraq attacks
Telegraph.co.uk – London,England,UK
Eighteen people have been killed in the latest string of attacks to threaten Iraq’s Jan 30 elections. A group led by al-Qa’eda-linked …

www.aljazeera.com/cgi-bin/news_service/middle_east_full_story.asp?service_id=6758
Allawi admits Iraq not prepared for holding elections
Aljazeera.com – London,UK
Iraq’s interim Prime Minister Iyad Allawi admitted on Tuesday that some areas in Iraq will be too unsafe to participate in the country’s national elections …

news.xinhuanet.com/english/2005-01/12/content_2447309.htm
Turkey, Iraq agree to fight against outlawed PKK
Xinhua – Beijing,China
11 (Xinhuanet) — Turkey and Iraq on Tuesday agreed tojointly fight against the outlawed Kurdish Workers’ Party (PKK).A joint statement issued after a …

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Iraq’s Allawi Says Some Areas Unsafe for Poll
Reuters – USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (Reuters) – Prime Minister Iyad Allawi acknowledged Tuesday there were what he called pockets of Iraq that would be too unsafe for voting in a Jan …

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Vatican Wants US to Finish Job in Iraq
Newsday – Long Island,NY,USA
ROME — The US ambassador to the Vatican said Tuesday that Vatican officials want the United States to remain in Iraq and pacify the country despite Pope John …

www.boston.com/dailynews/011/world/Allawi_Some_areas_of_Iraq_may_:.shtml
Allawi: Some areas of Iraq may be too unsafe to vote; two bombings …
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
By Nick Wadhams, Associated Press, 1/11/2005 08:22. BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Some areas of Iraq will probably be too unsafe to take part in the Jan. …

www.heraldsun.news.com.au/common/story_page/
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Nude pyramid not torture, says lawyer in Iraq abuse case
Melbourne Herald Sun – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
THE lawyer for a US soldier court martialed in the Abu Ghraib detainee abuse scandal said there was nothing wrong with piling up naked prisoners or leashing …

news.xinhuanet.com/english/2005-01/11/content_2446491.htm
Ukrainian parliament urges troops withdrawal from Iraq
Xinhua – Beijing,China
KIEV, Jan. 11 (Xinhuanet) — The Ukrainian parliament called on Tuesday for the withdrawal of the country’s contingent of troopsfrom Iraq as soon as possible. …

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Bombers kill 13 as Iraq is rocked by double attack
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
… to Beiji. Insurgents have repeatedly targeted Iraq’s oil infrastructure, denying the country much-needed reconstruction money.

news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/4164337.stm
Frenchmen told of Iraq ‘holy war’
BBC News – London,England,UK
The two French journalists released by kidnappers in Iraq last month have told the BBC that their captors supported the goals of Osama Bin Laden. …

www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,143973,00.html
Ukraine Parliament Calls for Iraq Troop Pullout
FOX News – USA
KIEV, Ukraine — The Ukrainian parliament called Tuesday for an immediate withdrawal of the nation’s peacekeepers from Iraq (search). …

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Iraq Bomb Kills 6 Police; 7 Die as Blast Misses Convoy, AP Says
Bloomberg – USA
Jan. 11 (Bloomberg) — A car bomb exploded in the northern Iraqi city of Tikrit today, killing six of the country’s police officers, the US military said. …

www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/politics/10617451.htm
Ark. Soldier Back in Iraq After Lawsuit
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
– Spc. David Qualls, who sued to challenge the Army’s policy requiring him to serve longer than the term of his enlistment contract, is back in Iraq. …

www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/world/10616311.htm
Insurgents step up slayings of security officials in Iraq
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq – Gunmen assassinated Baghdad’s deputy police chief and his son Monday, and a car bomb exploded near a police station as attacks continued on …

www.boston.com/dailynews/011/world/Ukrainian_parliament_calls_for:.shtml
Ukrainian parliament calls for immediate withdrawal of …
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) The Ukrainian parliament on Tuesday called for an immediate withdrawal of the nation’s peacekeepers from Iraq. …

www.reuters.co.uk/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=652050
Iraq insurgent attacks kill 17
Reuters – UK
TIKRIT, Iraq (Reuters) – A car bomb has killed seven policemen in Saddam Hussein’s home town and gunmen have shot dead eight people in a minibus south of …

npr.streamsage.com/google/programlist/feature.php?wfid=4277179
Bush Painted Himself into a Corner on Iraq Elections
NPR (audio) – Washington,D.C.,USA
Description: NPR’s Daniel Schorr says that poor security in parts of Iraq may mean that some Iraqis will not be able to participate in the upcoming election. …

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13 killed in Iraq bombings
Ireland Online – Dublin,Ireland
… to Beiji. Insurgents have repeatedly targeted Iraq’s oil infrastructure, denying the country much-needed reconstruction money.

www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/local/10617190.htm
Witness: CIA, SEALs Beat Iraq Prisoners
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
SAN DIEGO – A former Navy SEAL says he saw fellow SEALs and CIA officials kick, choke and eye-gouge detainees at a US military base in Iraq. …

www.freep.com/news/nw/iraq11e_20050111.htm
Witnesses tell of Iraq prison abuse
Detroit Free Press – Detroit,MI,USA
BY TA BADGER. FT. HOOD, Texas — The alleged ringleader of the Abu Ghraib prison scandal went on trial Monday with witnesses telling …

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Car bomb kills six in Iraq’s Sunni stronghold
Financial Times – UK
… has killed at least six people outside the police headquarters in Saddam Hussein’s home town of Tikrit as insurgents struck yet again at Iraq’s beleaguered …

www.newsday.com/news/nationworld/world/ny-woelec1141
11173jan11,0,90913.story?coll=ny-worldnews-headlines

Iraq’s shaky rush to polls
Newsday – Long Island,NY,USA
BEIRUT – With less than three weeks before Iraq’s national election, there are still major logistical problems that could seriously undermine the vote …

www.turkishpress.com/world/news.asp?id=050111065757.xgahu6zi.xml
US releasing documents to panel probing UN’s Iraq oil-for-food …
Turkish Press – Turkey
WASHINGTON (AFP) – The United States said it was releasing documents to the independent panel probing the United Nations’ scandal-plagued Iraq oil-for-food …

seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2002147569_iraqpolice11.html
As vote approaches, attacks taking a toll on Iraq authorities
Seattle Times – Seattle,WA,USA
By Dan Murphy. BAGHDAD — As Iraq moves closer to its Jan. 30 elections, Iraqi police charged with protecting the vote are donning …

www.indystar.com/articles/0/208502-1990-010.html
Ukraine president seeks speedy exit of nation’s troops in Iraq
Indianapolis Star – Indianapolis,IN,USA
… Ukraine — President Leonid Kuchma on Monday ordered the foreign and defense ministries to develop a plan for withdrawing Ukraine’s troops from Iraq within six …

www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A64720-2005Jan11.html
Car Bomb at Police HQ in Tikrit, Iraq; Some Killed
Washington Post – Washington,DC,USA
We want to give you the opportunity to show firsthand what it is like to live and work in Iraq. Portraits of US service members …

www.sun-sentinel.com/news/local/miami/sfl-dtroops
11jan11,0,1826081.story?coll=sfla-news-miami

Marines based in Miami head for Iraq, Africa
Sun-Sentinel.com – Fort Lauderdale,FL,USA
MIAMI LAKES During the months her son was in Iraq in 2003, Lucy Salas gathered with other mothers of US military personnel to pray that their children would …

www.theage.com.au/news/World/Iraq-bombings-kill-13s/
2005/01/11/1105423480656.html

Iraq bombings kill 13
The Age (subscription) – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
A roadside bomb that missed a passing US military convoy killed seven Iraqis and wounded one south of Baghdad on Tuesday, police and hospital sources said …

  
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