Iraq News and Information Links
January 23 2005
 

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Zarqawi declares war on Iraq’s elections
Daily Times – Pakistan
DUBAI: Al Qaeda ally Abu Musab al-Zarqawi declared a “bitter war” on Iraq’s parliamentary elections next Sunday, in an audiotape purporting to come from …

www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_24-1-2005_pg4_1
‘Despite violence, Iraq poll can be credible’
Daily Times – Pakistan
BAGHDAD: Conditions for Iraq’s election are far from ideal and violence is expected on the day, but the vote will go ahead on Jan 30 and should be credible …

www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_24-1-2005_pg4_3
US operating secret spy branch in Iraq, Afghanistan
Daily Times – Pakistan
… Washington Post. It has operated in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as other undisclosed locations, the newspaper reported. The group …

www.nzherald.co.nz/index.cfm?c_id=3&ObjectID=10007830
US stocks: Investors eye earnings, Iraq and OPEC
New Zealand Herald – Auckland,New Zealand
… Concerns over the Iraq elections and the outcome of the next meeting of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, (OPEC) both scheduled for Jan. …

news.xinhuanet.com/english/2005-01/24/content_2498703.htm
FM confirms kidnapped Chinese return to Chinese embassy in Iraq
Xinhua – Beijing,China
… Department of West Asian and North African Affairs of Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Yang Honglin (R1), Chinese ambassador to Iraq, express sympathy …

www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200501/s1287364.htm
US confirms Iraq money investigation
ABC Online – Australia
The United States has confirmed that it is investigating reports that $300 million in US currency was secretly flown out of Iraq to Lebanon, allegedly to buy …

english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/383CEEE7-F4CC-45AB-82B0-1E1207FE9676.htm
Two held in Germany over Iraq plot
Al-Jazeera.Net – Qatar
… Federal Prosecutor Kay Nehm told a news conference the Iraqi had recruited the second suspect in September 2004 as a future bomber in Iraq. …

www.turkishpress.com/news.asp?ID=36336
US ambassador to Iraq expects ‘wide participation’ in elections
Turkish Press – Turkey
WASHINGTON, Jan 23 (AFP) – US ambassador to Iraq John Negroponte said Sunday that he expects “wide participation” in the upcoming Iraqi elections but that …

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Freed Chinese hostages in Iraq ‘safe and sound’
Sify – Delhi,India
Baghdad: Eight Chinese hostages freed in Iraq have been handed back to the Chinese authorities, a diplomat said Sunday, ending 24 hours of jitters and …

www.turkishpress.com/news.asp?ID=36301
Zarqawi audiotape declares war on Iraq vote
Turkish Press – Turkey
DUBAI, Jan 23 (AFP) – Al-Qaeda’s frontman in Iraq, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, on Sunday declared war on the elections which he said were aimed at bringing the …

www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=7402149
Germany Arrests Two Suspected Iraq Bomb Plotters
Reuters – USA
By Diana Niedernhoefer. KARLSRUHE, Germany (Reuters) – German police arrested two men Sunday suspected of plotting an al Qaeda suicide attack in Iraq. …

www.boston.com/dailynews/023/wash/Many_pitfalls_ahead_in_Iraq_ev:.shtml
Many pitfalls ahead in Iraq, even if elections are successful
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
… put away his tuxedo from the inaugural festivities when deadly bombings in Baghdad presented a stark reminder of the grim backdrop against which Iraq will hold …

www.turkishpress.com/world/news.asp?id=050123181202.bat0yxb6.xml
Zarqawi declares war on Iraq elections, Chinese hostages safe
Turkish Press – Turkey
BAGHDAD (AFP) – Iraq’s most wanted man vowed to wreck next week’s landmark polls and claimed to have murdered a candidate on the prime minister’s list, while …

www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000085&sid=a.PhlESO58R4&refer=europe
Allawi Says Iraq Election `Beginning of a Process’ (Update1)
Bloomberg – USA
… vote for 275 members of a national assembly that will appoint a government and draft a constitution will be held amid continued attacks on Iraq security forces …

www.chinadaily.com.cn/english/doc/2005-01/23/content_411510.htm
Embassy strives to locate hostages in Iraq
China Daily – Beijing,China
The Chinese Embassy in Baghdad is still doing all it can to try to locate eight Chinese hostages who were seen being freed in televised video in Iraq. …

www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/10714995.htm
Lebanon: Iraq Money Transfer Legal
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
BEIRUT, Lebanon – Lebanon’s finance minister played down Sunday the transfer by Iraq’s Defense Ministry of $500 million in cash to a financial institution in …

thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2005/1/23/latest/20926AlQaidal&sec=latest
Al-Qaida leader in Iraq declares ‘fierce war’ on democracy
The Malaysia Star – Malaysia
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) – Iraq’s most feared terror chief declared a “fierce war’’ on democracy in a new audio recording posted Sunday on the Web, as insurgents …

www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/chi-0501230349
jan23,1,1527963.story?coll=chi-newsnationworld-hed

Iraq tells of steps to ensure safe vote
Chicago Tribune (subscription) – Chicago,IL,USA
… Separately, The New York Times reported that a retired Army general sent to Iraq two weeks ago to assess operations has concluded that the US military must …

www.khaleejtimes.com/DisplayArticle.asp?xfile=data/focusoniraq/2005/
January/focusoniraq_January184.xml&section=focusoniraq

Iraq elections will defeat violence says Allawi
Khaleej Times – Dubai,United Arab Emirates
LONDON – The interim Iraqi Prime Minister Iyad Allawi on Sunday insisted that Iraq’s looming elections would put an end to the country’s bloody violence. …

www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2005/01/23/
uiraq.xml&sSheet=/portal/2005/01/23/ixportaltop.html

Zarqawi pledges war on Iraq elections
Telegraph.co.uk – London,England,UK
Jordanian terrorist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi has declared a “bitter war” on Iraq’s parliamentary elections in an audio tape posted on the Internet. …

www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/world/10714724.htm
Iraq’s landmark elections bound to shake up Mideast
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
… 30 elections in Iraq are a milestone event that likely will shake up a region of the world where power has been the product of imperial armies, wars and palace …

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2005/January/focusoniraq_January181.xml&section=focusoniraq

Iraq’s defence minister wants to hand Chalabi over to Jordan
Khaleej Times – Dubai,United Arab Emirates
… Defence Minister Hazim al-Shalan and his political rival Ahmed Chalabi escalated on Sunday, a week before democratic elections for Iraq’s transitional …

www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200501/s1287324.htm
Zarqawi declares war on Iraq vote
ABC Online – Australia
Al Qaeda’s frontman in Iraq, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, has declared war on next Sunday’s elections, which he said were aimed at bringing the country under Shiite …

www.sptimes.com/2005/01/23/Columns/President_s_idealism_.shtml
President’s idealism rhetoric won’t erase Iraq reality
St. Petersburg Times – St. Petersburg,FL,USA
… The president did not even mention Iraq in his “freedom speech.” My hunch is the speech was less about signaling a major change in US foreign policy than about …

www.reuters.co.uk/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=658888
Two US soldiers sentenced over Iraq killing
Reuters – UK
… been sentenced to jail terms, reduction in rank and bad conduct discharges for their role in the killing of a female civilian interpreter in Iraq in November …

www.aljazeera.com/me.asp?service_ID=6714
Fuel shortage in Iraq creates conspiracy theories
Aljazeera.com – London,UK
… According to officials, attacks targeting pipelines, ambushes of fuel convoys, and collapsing infrastructure in Iraq’s petroleum industry are to blame for the …

www.boston.com/news/world/middleeast/articles/2005/
01/23/iraq_campaign_season_becomes_a_test_of_faith

Iraq campaign season becomes a test of faith
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
BAGHDAD — As Iraq’s campaign season winds into its final week, voters will have to make their choices in a fog of limited information. …

www.indystar.com/articles/5/211677-6325-010.html
Iraq vows to protect voters
Indianapolis Star – Indianapolis,IN,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq — The Iraqi government pledged Saturday it would do everything in its power to protect voters from insurgent attacks during next week’s national …

www.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/news/articles/0123iraq-voices23.html
A split Iraq awaits election
Arizona Republic – Phoenix,AZ,USA
… in it.”. If Iraq was ever a divided country, it is especially divided now. With Iraq’s crucial election coming up on Jan. 30, people …

www.boston.com/news/globe/editorial_opinion/oped/
articles/2005/01/23/iraqs_rendezvous_with_destiny

Iraq’s rendezvous with destiny
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
By Jeff Jacoby | January 23, 2005. IDEALLY, Iraq would be holding its first democratic election not next week but next year, or maybe the year after that. …

english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/34ECB6D6-69CC-4DC8-9D79-EBBAE0BFFB9A.htm
Iraq vote registration in Australia extended
Al-Jazeera.Net – Qatar
Registration in Australia for Iraq’s 30 January election has been extended by two days from Sunday’s scheduled close after a disappointing turnout over the …

www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/world/3003648
Iraq’s future hinges on Sunni turnout
Houston Chronicle – Houston,TX,USA
… Everything is in place for Iraq’s national elections. … Voters in the Kurdish-ruled area of northern Iraq will also elect a new regional parliament. …

www.post-gazette.com/pg/05023/446847.stm
Bush’s legacy hinges on Iraq
Pittsburgh Post Gazette – Pittsburgh,PA,USA
President Bush has called the November election an accountability moment on his policy in Iraq. … Bush didn’t mention Iraq in that address. He didn’t have to. …

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US tries to build trust, leaders in Iraq
MSNBC – USA
By Steve Fainaru. MOSUL, Iraq – A dozen US and Iraqi military officers dropped in on the Mosul police chief last week. After arriving …

www.turkishpress.com/news.asp?ID=36284
China still seeking contact with freed hostages in Iraq
Turkish Press – Turkey
BEIJING, Jan 23 (AFP) – Chinese officials were Sunday trying to track down eight nationals reportedly freed by their captors in Iraq, as Beijing pondered the …

www.theage.com.au/news/Iraq/Iraq-insurgents-free-
Chinese-hostages/2005/01/23/1106415444894.html

Iraq insurgents free Chinese hostages
The Age (subscription) – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
… freed eight Chinese hostages but announced they had captured a Brazilian as they pressed their bloody campaign of intimidation ahead of Iraq’s landmark January …

www.newkerala.com/news-daily/news/features.php?action=fullnews&id=63490
China confirms release of eight hostages in Iraq:
New Kerala – Ernakulam,Kerala,India
… Jan 22 : Eight Chinese hostages held by Iraqi insurgents since Tuesday have been released as a “goodwill gesture”, the Chinese Embassy in Iraq said today. …

www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/consumer_news/10710410.htm
Iraq Vows to Protect Voters From Attacks
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq – The Iraqi government pledged Saturday it would do everything in its power to protect voters from insurgent attacks during next week’s national …

www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/iraq/la-fg-iraq
23jan23,0,4759081.story?coll=la-home-headlines

Iraq Details Security Plans for Election Day
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq — Eight days before Iraqis go to the polls, the government detailed sweeping plans Saturday to close borders, ban driving, shut down the …

www.guardian.co.uk/Observer/international/story/0,6903,1396502,00.html
End of Iraq’s nightmare … or the start
Guardian – UK
… Balwa reflects the sharp divisions in Iraq in the run-up to an election for which 12.5 million people are registered to vote. He …

www.nytimes.com/2005/01/23/international/middleeast/23military.html
General Seeking Faster Training of Iraq Soldiers
New York Times – USA
… 22 – The retired four-star Army general who was sent to Iraq two weeks ago to assess operations there has concluded that American troops must speed up and …

www.newkerala.com/news-daily/news/features.php?action=fullnews&id=63490
China confirms release of eight hostages in Iraq:
New Kerala – Ernakulam,Kerala,India
… Jan 22 : Eight Chinese hostages held by Iraqi insurgents since Tuesday have been released as a “goodwill gesture”, the Chinese Embassy in Iraq said today. …

www.reuters.co.uk/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=658796
Iraq insurgents free Chinese hostages
Reuters – UK
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Insurgents in Iraq say they have released eight Chinese hostages, as an Islamist militant group said it had shot dead 15 kidnapped Iraqi …

www.theage.com.au/news/Iraq/AlQaeda-tries-to-incite
-more-violence-in-Iraq/2005/01/22/1106334264400.html

Al-Qaeda tries to incite more violence in Iraq
The Age (subscription) – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
Al-Qaeda’s leader in Iraq vowed to fan the flames of civil war and 15 people were killed and scores wounded in a car-bomb attack on a Shiite mosque while …

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Troops Arrive at Iraq Base
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
British troops from the 1st Battalion, Royal Highland Fusiliers, have all now arrived safely at their base in Iraq, the MoD said tonight. …

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2005/January/focusoniraq_January178.xml&section=focusoniraq

Iraq’s interior minister says no arrest warrant for Chalabi
Khaleej Times – Dubai,United Arab Emirates
BAGHDAD – Iraq’s Interior Minister Falah al-Naquib said on Saturday there was no arrest warrant for Ahmed Chalabi after the country’s defense minister …

www.nytimes.com/2005/01/23/international/middleeast/23voices.html
Iraq Remains Starkly Divided Over the Value of an Election
New York Times – USA
By JEFFREY GETTLEMAN. BAGHDAD, Iraq, Jan. … If Iraq was ever a divided country, it is especially divided now. With Iraq’s crucial election coming up on Jan. …

www.theage.com.au/news/World/US-soldier-sentenced
-for-Iraq-shootings/2005/01/23/1106415438487.html

US soldier sentenced for Iraq shooting
The Age (subscription) – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
A military court found an American soldier guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the fatal shooting of an Iraqi woman translator and sentenced him to three …

washingtontimes.com/upi-breaking/20050122-050156-3738r.htm
Brazilian engineer abducted in Iraq
Washington Times – Washington,DC,USA
Brasilia, Brazil, Jan. 22 (UPI) — A Brazilian engineer has been abducted in northern Iraq, Arab news station Al Jazeera reported Saturday. …

  
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