Iraq News and Information Links
February 23 2005
 

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Iraq Political Maneuvering Continues Amidst Insurgency
Voice of America – USA
Iraq’s interim prime minister says he is forming a coalition to hold on to his job and the Shi’ite political party that took the most seats in last month’s …

news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/4292529.stm
Iraq ‘rebels’ claim Syria backing
BBC News – E,UK
… The allegations made by the apparent rebels on al-Iraqiya TV would, if verified, back US and Iraqi claims of Syrian meddling in Iraq’s affairs. …

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Soldiers convicted over Iraq prisoner abuse
Financial Times – UK
Two British soldiers were convicted on Wednesday of abusing detainees in Iraq in a case echoing the Abu Ghraib scandal involving US troops. …

www.stuff.co.nz/stuff/0,2106,3198424a12,00.html
Bush’s uncle reaps stock options for Iraq work
Stuff.co.nz – New Zealand
WASHINGTON: President George W Bush’s uncle, who serves on the board of a US defence contractor with over $US100 million in business in Iraq, recently cashed …

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Ability to unify Iraq is Al-Jaafari’s ace
CNN International – USA
… Al-Jaafari, 58, has indicated that he wants Iraq’s new government to be diverse. “I think we have to involve them in government,” al-Jaafari said last week. …

www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=politicsNews&storyID=7716349
Bush and Schroeder Bury Iraq Hatchet
Reuters – USA
MAINZ, Germany (Reuters) – Putting their row over Iraq behind them, President Bush and German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder vowed to rebuild a frayed …

xtramsn.co.nz/news/0,,11965-4140377,00.html
Bush Says Iran Is Not Iraq
Xtra News – New Zealand
… George W Bush has said that European diplomatic efforts to rein in Iran’s nuclear programme are only just beginning and that comparisons with Iraq are wrong. …

www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200502/s1309654.htm
Italy makes fresh appeal for Iraq hostage’s release
ABC Online – Australia
Italy’s President Carlo Azeglio Ciampi has made a fresh appeal to the kidnappers of Giuliana Sgrena, the Italian journalist held hostage in Iraq for the past …

www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=7716603
Bush Thanks US Troops for Extended Iraq Tours
Reuters – USA
WIESBADEN, Germany (Reuters) – President Bush told a roaring crowd of US veterans of the Iraq war on Wednesday “America stands with you,” and thanked them for …

xtramsn.co.nz/news/0,,11965-4140377,00.html
Bush Says Iran Is Not Iraq
Xtra News – New Zealand
… George W Bush has said that European diplomatic efforts to rein in Iran’s nuclear programme are only just beginning and that comparisons with Iraq are wrong. …

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Ability to unify Iraq is Al-Jaafari’s ace
CNN International – USA
… Al-Jaafari, 58, has indicated that he wants Iraq’s new government to be diverse. “I think we have to involve them in government,” al-Jaafari said last week. …

www.turkishpress.com/world/news.asp?id=050223180009.9n61dv43.xml
Political haggling intensifies in Iraq, British soldiers convicted …
Turkish Press – Turkey
… smaller lists which won the elections and we are working with some of those lists to form a national Iraqi democratic coalition which believes in Iraq and its …

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Two convicted of Iraq abuse
Reuters.uk – UK
OSNABRUECK, Germany (Reuters) – Two soldiers have been found guilty of abusing detainees in Iraq but prosecutors failed to punish anyone for making Iraqis …

www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=7716603
Bush Thanks US Troops for Extended Iraq Tours
Reuters – USA
WIESBADEN, Germany (Reuters) – President Bush told a roaring crowd of US veterans of the Iraq war on Wednesday “America stands with you,” and thanked them for …

www.theage.com.au/news/Breaking-News/Syrian-officer-trained-
Iraq-terrorists/2005/02/24/1109179991666.html

‘Syrian officer’ trained Iraq terrorists
Age (subscription) – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
… Identified as Lieutenant Anas Ahmed al-Essa of the Syrian intelligence service, the 30-year-old said his group had been recruited to “cause chaos in Iraq … …

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Bush says Iran is not Iraq
Swissinfo – Switzerland
… to rein in. Iran’s nuclear programme are only just beginning and that comparisons with Iraq are wrong. “Iran is not Iraq. We just …

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Bush and Schroeder bury Iraq hatchet
Reuters.uk – UK
MAINZ, Germany (Reuters) – Putting their row over Iraq behind them, US President George W. Bush and German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder have vowed to rebuild a …

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Iraq abuse soldiers found guilty
Scotsman – UK
… involved are members of the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers, which was involved in an operation against looters near the city of Basra in southern Iraq in May 2003 …

seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/apeurope_story
.asp?category=1103&slug=Bush%20Troops

Bush defends war on Iraq while in Europe
Seattle Post Intelligencer – USA
WIESBADEN, Germany — President Bush on Wednesday firmly defended his decision to invade Iraq, displaying his military pride on a tour of European nations that …

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Oil prices slip but remain above $51 a barrel
USA Today – USA
VIENNA, Austria (AP) — Crude oil futures prices fell but remained above the $51 a barrel level on Wednesday after a big spike in the previous session as …

www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/business/10965993.htm
As oil prices jump, stock prices plummet
Kansas City Star (subscription) – MO,USA
Once crude oil prices started rising above $50 a barrel and then $51 a barrel Tuesday, a drop in stock prices that started in midmorning accelerated into the …

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1b7?type=businessNews&localeKey=en_CA&storyID=7717496

Canadian Natural Profit Jumps As It Turns to Oil Sands
Reuters Canada – Toronto,Canada
2 independent oil explorer, more than doubled on surging commodity prices and a jump in production, it said on Wednesday. Canadian …

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European Stocks Decline on Oil Concern; Syngenta, Peugeot Fall
Bloomberg – USA
23 (Bloomberg) — European stocks fell, led by automotive and chemical companies, amid concern that crude-oil prices above $50 a barrel may crimp earnings. …

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=af50337e-9f1b-4d10-95b4-3ee3b4ccf66b

PetroKazakhstan Inc. boosts oil and gas reserves by 13 per cent
Canada.com – Canada
CALGARY (CP) – PetroKazakhstan announced significant additions to its estimated oil and gas reserves Wednesday, crediting successful oil exploration and …

www.deccanherald.com/deccanherald/feb232005/i15.asp
Russia offers OVL participation in 11 oil and gas projects
Deccan Herald – Bangalore,India
Russia’s state-owned oil major Rosneft has offered India’s ONGC Videsh Limited (OVL) stake in 11 oil and gas projects in Russia including Yuganskneftegaz …

www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/business/10969326.htm
Stocks plunge over fears about dollar, oil prices
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – USA
Fears that the US dollar is further losing its luster against Asian currencies, and that oil prices could continue to spike, helped send the stock market lower …

www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L23190329.htm
Nigeria probes deaths in military raid in oil delta
Reuters AlertNet – London,England,UK
… task force in the delta has said only one person was killed in Saturday’s raid on a group suspected of killing civilians and stealing crude oil in Odiama. …

allafrica.com/stories/200502230271.html
Oil Revenue: IBB, Others’ Trial, May 4
AllAfrica.com – Africa
… Resources, Professor Jubril Aminu, and three others over their alleged inability to account for export earnings realised from the sale of crude oil during the …

allafrica.com/stories/200502230315.html
NNPC, Chevron Award $1bn Deepwater Oil Contract
AllAfrica.com – Africa
… award of a $1.1 billion contract for the construction of the floating, production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel for the Agbami deep offshore oil field. …

www.stuff.co.nz/stuff/0,2106,3197437a12,00.html
Australia defends extra troops for Iraq as polls oppose it
Stuff.co.nz – New Zealand
SYDNEY: Australian Prime Minister John Howard defended yesterday his decision to change policy and send hundreds of extra troops to Iraq, as opinion polls …

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Tragic Past of Hero Soldier Shamed by Iraq Abuse
Scotsman – UK
… During the 2003 Iraq war, Kenyon was feted for his bravery for defusing nearly 80 crates of explosives placed near a recently-captured enemy bridge. …

www.turkishpress.com/world/news.asp?id=050223144303.kwywaf86.xml
Politicial haggling intensifies as Iraq’s likely PM gathers …
Turkish Press – Turkey
BAGHDAD (AFP) – Political horse-trading to establish Iraq’s new government line-up intensified after the election-winning Shiite list picked a conservative …

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Breaking&storyId=994787&tw=wn_wire_story

Bush, Schroeder Bury Iraq Hatchet; Iran in Focus
Wired News – USA
MAINZ, Germany (Reuters) – Putting their nasty dispute over Iraq behind them, President Bush and German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder vowed Wednesday to foster …

www.smh.com.au/news/After-Saddam/Jaafari-a-sure
-thing-for-Iraqs-top-job/2005/02/23/1109046991219.html

Jaafari a sure thing for Iraq’s top job
Sydney Morning Herald (subscription) – New South Wales,Australia
… Ibrahim al-Jaafari, the mild-mannered leader of one of Iraq’s biggest Islamic parties, has been named as the man most likely to head the country’s new …

www.news.com.au/story/0,10117,12353597-2,00.html
More forces could be bound for Iraq
NEWS.com.au – Australia
JOHN Howard is facing demands for a pledge he refuses to give – that no additional troops will be sent to Iraq. The Prime Minister …

www.iht.com/articles/2005/02/23/news/bush.html
Iran, Iraq and Chinese arms on agenda as Bush arrives in Germany
International Herald Tribune – France
… unity meetings with European leaders, President George W. Bush and Chancellor Gerhard Schröder of Germany met on Wednesday to work out post-Iraq differences. …

english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/3999960C-4D3E-4C24-BDB7-0FCD667C0A8C.htm
Top UK lawyer warned of Iraq war illegality
Aljazeera.net – Qatar
The British government’s top lawyer warned less than two weeks before the US led invasion of Iraq that military action could be illegal, the Guardian newspaper …

www.heraldsun.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5478,12351961%255E662,00.html
Iraq brigade fears
Melbourne Herald Sun – Australia
A MILITARY report has raised concerns about the readiness of the 450 troops bound for Iraq. Troops from the Darwin-based 2nd Cavalry …

olympics.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=politicsNews&storyID=7712464
Bush: Iran Is Not Iraq, Diplomacy Just Beginning
Reuters – USA
… President Bush said Wednesday that European diplomatic efforts were just beginning to try to rein in Iran’s nuclear program and comparisons with Iraq were wrong …

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2005/February/theworld_February597.xml&section=theworld

Bush, Schroeder seek common ground after Iraq row
Khaleej Times – Dubai,United Arab Emirates
… Germany – US President George W. Bush paid a fence-mending trip on Wednesday to German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder, one of his most fierce Iraq war critics. …

www.turkishpress.com/world/news.asp?id=050223112847.h52x6yfj.xml
Verdict awaited in Iraq abuse court martial of British soldiers
Turkish Press – Turkey
The British soldiers are accused of mistreating captured Iraqi looters at a humanitarian aid depot known as Camp Bread Basket, in southern Iraq, in May 2003. …

www.khaleejtimes.com/DisplayArticle.asp?xfile=data/focusoniraq/
2005/February/focusoniraq_February170.xml&section=focusoniraq

US soldier, six Iraqis killed in attacks in northern Iraq
Khaleej Times – Dubai,United Arab Emirates
KIRKUK, Iraq – A US soldier was killed by a homemade bomb, a policeman was gunned down, two civilians died in a rocket strike and a car bomb killed two more in …

www.turkishpress.com/world/news.asp?id=050223103738.fiwre336.xml
Politicial haggling intensifies as Iraq’s likely PM gathers …
Turkish Press – Turkey
BAGHDAD (AFP) – Political horse-trading to establish Iraq’s new government line-up intensified after the election-winning Shiite list picked a conservative …

www.suntimes.com/output/news/cst-nws-bush23.html
US, Europe ‘reconnect’ on Iraq
Chicago Sun-Times – USA
BY TERENCE HUNT. BRUSSELS, Belgium — President Bush and European leaders — after a two-year battle — settled their differences about Iraq on Tuesday. …

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Bush Talks Mideast Peace, Iraq with NATO, EU
NPR (audio) – Washington,D.C.,USA
… He also won assurances of training assistance in Iraq from all 26 NATO member nations. This is MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I’m Steve Inskeep. …

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Marines Enter Insurgent Town in Restive West Iraq
Reuters – USA
HAQLANIYA, Iraq (Reuters) – US Marines fought their way into the insurgent stronghold of Haqlaniya on Wednesday as they intensified a campaign to bring the …

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Bush appeals for more NATO support on Iraq
Globe and Mail – Canada
Brussels — US President George W. Bush conferred with NATO leaders on Tuesday about the alliance’s future role in postwar Iraq. …

www.turkishpress.com/world/news.asp?id=050223030430.qinddk8d.xml
Shiite leader set to become Iraq PM, Bush urges Europe to get over …
Turkish Press – Turkey
BAGHDAD, (AFP) – The head of a Shiite religious party with links to Iran was poised to become Iraq’s prime minister as US President George W. Bush won European …
www.nytimes.com/2005/02/23/international/23aussie.html
Australia Will Send More Troops to Iraq
New York Times – USA
… resisting entreaties from the Bush administration, Prime Minister John Howard of Australia announced Tuesday that he would dispatch more combat troops to Iraq. …

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NATO allies agree to participate in Iraq training mission
Globe and Mail – Canada
Brussels — NATO’s secretary general said Tuesday that all 26 allies were working together to help train Iraq’s military — a decision designed to symbolize …

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Bush appeals for more NATO support on Iraq
Globe and Mail – Canada
Brussels — US President George W. Bush conferred with NATO leaders on Tuesday about the alliance’s future role in postwar Iraq. …

www.smh.com.au/news/National/Army-shocked-
at-PMs-Iraq-order/2005/02/23/1109046967612.html

Army shocked at PM’s Iraq order
Sydney Morning Herald (subscription) – New South Wales,Australia
The leader of Australia’s land forces says Prime Minister John Howard’s decision to double the number of troops in Iraq came as a shock. …

www.nytimes.com/2005/02/23/international/middleeast/23iraq.html
Shiites in Iraq Want Islamist to Be Premier
New York Times – USA
By JOHN F. BURNS and DEXTER FILKINS. BAGHDAD, Iraq, Feb. 22 – Ibrahim al-Jaafari, a Shiite doctor with an Islamist bent, was chosen …

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NATO allies agree to participate in Iraq training mission
Globe and Mail – Canada
Brussels — NATO’s secretary general said Tuesday that all 26 allies were working together to help train Iraq’s military — a decision designed to symbolize …

www.turkishpress.com/world/news.asp?id=050223030430.qinddk8d.xml
Shiite leader set to become Iraq PM, Bush urges Europe to get over …
Turkish Press – Turkey
BAGHDAD, (AFP) – The head of a Shiite religious party with links to Iran was poised to become Iraq’s prime minister as US President George W. Bush won European …

US, EU offer to co-host meet on Iraq
NDTV.com – New Delhi,India
The US and EU today proposed holding a joint conference to rally international
support for Iraq, in a further sign that both sides are putting differences
over …
www.ndtv.com/morenews/showmorestory.asp?slug
=US%2C+EU+offer+to+co-host+meet+on+Iraq&id=68937

BEAZLEY slams extra troop commitment to Iraq
ABC Online – Australia
… story. A grave-faced Prime Minister, John Howard, today announced a
large scaling up of Australia’s military commitment in Iraq. …
www.abc.net.au/lateline/content/2005/s1308760.htm

SHIAS make their choice for Iraq’s new Prime Minister
Independent – UK
The coalition of Shia parties which won half the vote in the Iraq election,
agreed on Ibrahim al-Jaafari as its candidate for prime minister yesterday

news.independent.co.uk/world/middle_east/story.jsp?story=613771

LOOKING for Help in Iraq, Bush Meets With NATO Leaders
New York Times – USA
BRUSSELS, Feb. 22 – President Bush met with NATO leaders today about the
alliance’s future role in Iraq, hoping to receive a pledge for more training
aid. …
www.nytimes.com/2005/02/22/international/22cnd-prexy.html

MINNESOTA troops killed in Iraq
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – USA
… 9. Cpl. Demetrius Lamont Rice, 24, Army, Ortonville, died July 14,
2004, in a vehicle rollover near Talafar, 45 miles from Mosul in northern
Iraq. … 21 in Iraq. …
www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/special_packages/iraq/10963350.htm

www.abc.net.au/lateline/content/2005/s1308760.htm
Beazley slams extra troop commitment to Iraq
ABC Online – Australia
… story. A grave-faced Prime Minister, John Howard, today announced a large scaling up of Australia’s military commitment in Iraq. …

news.independent.co.uk/world/middle_east/story.jsp?story=613771
Shias make their choice for Iraq’s new Prime Minister
Independent – UK
The coalition of Shia parties which won half the vote in the Iraq election, agreed on Ibrahim al-Jaafari as its candidate for prime minister yesterday …

www.newkerala.com/news-daily/news/features.php?action=fullnews&id=76232
Iraq’s Shia alliance names Jafari for premiership:
New Kerala – Ernakulam,Kerala,India
[World News]: Baghdad, Feb 22 : The Shia list that has won Iraq’s national election Tuesday named Ibrahim Jafari as its candidate for premiership in the new …

  
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