Iraq News and Information Links
January 25 2005
 

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Bush seeks $80 bil for wars in Iraq, Afghanistan
Japan Today – Tokyo,Japan
WASHINGTON — US President George W Bush will request $80 billion mainly for the US-led wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, a senior US official said Tuesday. …

abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory?id=441992
US Hostage Pleads for Life in Iraq Video
ABC News – USA
… Hallums, 56, was seized Nov. 1 along with Robert Tarongoy of the Philippines during an armed assault on their compound in Baghdad’s Mansour district in Iraq. …

www.csmonitor.com/2005/0126/p08s02-comv.html
Iraq Aligns with Its Future
Christian Science Monitor – USA
… democracy like the United States still has trouble with credible vote counts, it’s worth remaining a bit humble in judging this Sunday’s election in Iraq. …

abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory?id=441496
Bush Wants $80B More for Iraq, Afghan Wars
ABC News – USA
US Army 1st Battalion, 24th Infantry soldiers search a building on patrol in Mosul, Iraq Monday, Jan. 24, 2005. US and Iraqi officials …

www.forbes.com/home/feeds/ap/2005/01/25/ap1780261.html
Update 8: Oil Prices Rise on Iraq Election Worries
Forbes – USA
Crude oil futures prices rose above $49 a barrel Tuesday on concerns about the forthcoming Iraqi elections, terrorist threats to Middle East oil installations …

www.dailystar.com.lb/article.asp?edition_id=10&categ_id=2&article_id=12100
‘US troops to stay until Iraq can handle rebels alone’
Daily Star – Beirut,Lebanon
… reporters. “I will not deal with the security matter under political pretexts and exaggerations that do not serve Iraq and its people.”. …

www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,1020615,00.html
Iraq FAQ
TIME – USA
… The prime minister and cabinet must be confirmed by the Assembly, giving Iraq its first democratic government since the fall of Saddam. …

washingtontimes.com/upi-breaking/20050125-121822-3102r.htm
Chinese hostages head home from Iraq
Washington Times – Washington,DC,USA
… Chinese government called for their immediate release and contacted the Association of Muslim Scholars, an influential religious body in Iraq’s Sunni population …

news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/4206327.stm
Iraq’s remote-control election
BBC News – London,England,UK
The violence has also prevented many of Iraq’s politicians from campaigning freely. … Ahmed Rikabi runs Iraq’s first talk-radio station, Radio Dijla. …

www.nytimes.com/2005/01/25/politics/25cnd-dipl.html
Democrats Use Rice Debate to Inveigh Against War in Iraq
New York Times – USA
… 25 – Senate Democrats who oppose President Bush’s Iraq policy spoke today against Condoleezza Rice’s nomination to be secretary of state, signaling that they …

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Bush Wants $80B More for Iraq, Afghan Wars
Newsday – Long Island,NY,USA
WASHINGTON — As Congress started to digest a new Bush administration request of $80 billion to bankroll wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, its top budget analyst …

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US Hostage Pleads for His Life in Iraq
ABC News – USA
… Hallums, 56, was seized Nov. 1 along with Robert Tarongoy of the Philippines during an armed assault on their compound in Baghdad’s Mansour district in Iraq. …

www.turkishpress.com/news.asp?ID=36397
Al-Jazeera airs video of US hostage in Iraq pleading for help
Turkish Press – Turkey
… AFP) – Al-Jazeera television aired a videotape on Tuesday showing what it said was a US hostage who allegedly worked for American forces in Iraq urging Arab …

www.turkishpress.com/news.asp?ID=36398
Bush, Allawi, discuss Iraq elections
Turkish Press – Turkey
WASHINGTON, Jan 25 (AFP) – US President George W. Bush, poised to seek 80 billion dollars more for Iraq and Afghanistan in 2005, discussed Iraq’s elections …

www.turkishpress.com/news.asp?ID=36402
Iraq’s mosaic of ethnic groups line up for elections
Turkish Press – Turkey
BAGHDAD, Jan 25 (AFP) – Iraq’s mosaic of ethnic groups are lined up for Sunday’s elections in which the Shiites as the majority community are expected to …

www.startribune.com/stories/587/5203875.html
Bush wants $80 billion more for Iraq, Afghan wars; $855 billion …
Minneapolis Star Tribune (subscription) – Minneapolis,MN,USA
… another $855 billion in deficits over the next decade, excluding the costs of President Bush’s Social Security plan and ongoing wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. …

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11 policemen killed in Iraq clashes
Times of India – Mumbai,India
… Amid the violence, Interim Prime Minister Ayad Allawi said the time was not right to talk of a US troop withdrawal and that Iraq must first build up its …

english.chosun.com/w21data/html/news/200501/200501250044.html
Eight Former Chinese Hostages Leaving Iraq for Home
Chosun Ilbo – Seoul,South Korea
… Tuesday. The kidnappers released a video threatening to kill the Chinese workers if Beijing did not explain why they were in Iraq. …

washingtontimes.com/upi-breaking/20050125-084632-9111r.htm
Iraq Sunnis want constitutional input
Washington Times – Washington,DC,USA
Baghdad, Iraq, Jan. 25 (UPI) — Despite mounting violence by Sunni Muslims in Iraq, some Sunni leaders say they want a role in drafting …

www.iht.com/articles/2005/01/25/news/deploy.html
US Army sets troop level in Iraq
International Herald Tribune – France
WASHINGTON The US Army’s current plan is to keep about 120,000 soldiers in Iraq through 2006, roughly the same number that are there now, according to a senior …

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Bush Wants $80B More for Iraq, Afghan Wars
ABC News – USA
US Army 1st Battalion, 24th Infantry soldiers search a building on patrol in Mosul, Iraq Monday, Jan. 24, 2005. US and Iraqi officials …

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Insurgent video seems to show US hostage in Iraq
Malayala Manorama – India
Baghdad: An insurgent video distributed in Iraq and seen by Reuters appears to show an American citizen being held hostage by militants and pleading for his …

washingtontimes.com/upi-breaking/20050125-073545-6926r.htm
Two more years for US troops in Iraq
Washington Times – Washington,DC,USA
25 (UPI) — A Pentagon official says it’s likely the United States will keep about 120,000 troops in Iraq at least until 2006, the Washington Post reported …

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2005/January/focusoniraq_January207.xml&section=focusoniraq

Allawi rejects fixed timeline for US troop withdrawal from Iraq
Khaleej Times – Dubai,United Arab Emirates
… His comments jibed with ideas floated by the Pentagon for a shift in the US mission in Iraq from a priority on fighting the insurgency to speeding up the…

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Rebels attack Iraq polling stations
IAfrica South African News – Cape Town,South Africa
… targeted.”. Meanwhile, Polish troops in central Iraq reported a polling station in Diwaniyah was sprayed with gunfire on Monday night. …

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Oil prices chase $50; Iraq woes in focus
Chicago Tribune (subscription) – Chicago,IL,USA
Crude oil futures closed in on $49 a barrel Monday as traders kept an eye on the possibility of another OPEC production cut and violence in Iraq ahead of the …

news.xinhuanet.com/english/2005-01/25/content_2506902.htm
Video shows US hostage in Iraq pleading for his life
Xinhua – Beijing,China
BAGHDAD, Jan. 25 (Xinhuanet) — One US citizen, apparently taken hostage in Iraq, has pleaded for his life, according to a video tape released on Tuesday. …

www.zaman.com/?bl=columnists&alt=&trh=20050125&hn=15938
Excessive Power Blindness and Iraq
Zaman Online – Istanbul,Turkey
Excessive power makes people blind. What they cannot see is not the reality that Iran is not Iraq. Of course, they are perfectly aware of this. …

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Senior judge slain in Iraq
The Globe and Mail – Toronto,ON,Canada
Baghdad — Gunmen in Iraq assassinated a senior judge as part of a series of slayings that highlight the grave security risks in the run-up to this weekend’s …

news.xinhuanet.com/english/2005-01/25/content_2506224.htm
Released Chinese hostages leave Iraq for home
Xinhua – Beijing,China
BAGHDAD, Jan. 25 (Xinhuanet) — The eight Chinese men held hostageby Iraqi militants for a few days earlier this month left for …

www.azcentral.com/news/articles/0125iraqspending25.html
Iraq, Afghan wars need $80 bil more
Arizona Republic – Phoenix,AZ,USA
… The Bush administration is completing work on a request to Congress for about $80 billion in new funds for military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan …

www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A34258-2005Jan25.html
Report: Arbitrary Arrests Commited in Iraq
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.azcentral.com/news/articles/0125iraq-saudi25.html
Army to keep 120,000 in Iraq through 2007
AZ Central.com – AZ,USA
WASHINGTON – The Army’s current plan is to keep about 120,000 soldiers in Iraq through 2007, roughly the same number there now, a senior operations officer …

edition.cnn.com/2005/WORLD/meast/01/25/iraq.main/
Gunmen kill high-ranking Iraq Justice Ministry official
CNN International – USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) — A high-ranking official in Iraq’s Justice Ministry was gunned down Tuesday morning as he was leaving his home southeast of Baghdad …

www.boston.com/dailynews/025/wash/Bush_wants_80_billion_more_for:.shtml
Bush wants $80 billion more for Iraq, Afghan wars as new deficit …
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
WASHINGTON (AP) President Bush is getting ready to ask Congress for an additional $80 billion for conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, as budget analysts prepare …

www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/world/3007313
Sunni Arabs wary of Iraq’s future
Houston Chronicle – Houston,TX,USA
… He is pessimistic about the future of his country, and like many of Iraq’s Sunni Arab minority, he says he will stay away from the parliamentary elections …

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Rights Group Says Torture by Iraq Routine
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
… Some have been deprived of food and water and crammed into standing-room-only cells. “The people of Iraq were promised something better than this after the …

washingtontimes.com/national/20050125-121720-5502r.htm
Iraq arrests Zarqawi’s top assassin
Washington Times – Washington,DC,USA
The top assassin for terrorist Abu Musab Zarqawi has been captured in Iraq, as the US military ratchets up pre-election raids to find and destroy the …

www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A33349-2005Jan24.html
Torture in Iraq Still Routine, Report Says
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 …

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Army plans to keep 120,000 troops in Iraq
MSNBC – USA
The US Army expects to keep its troop strength in Iraq at the current level of about 120,000 for at least two more years, according to the Army’s top …

washingtontimes.com/business/20050124-095125-4174r.htm
Iraq, oil price rise send stocks down
Washington Times – Washington,DC,USA
… A car bomb attack in Baghdad, targeting the prime minister’s party headquarters, did little to ease the anxiety of investors ahead of Iraq’s Sunday election. …

www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/world/10724131.htm
Top al-Zarqawi aide suspected in bombings captured in Iraq
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq – (KRT) – Iraqi authorities have captured a man they allege is responsible for some of the bloodiest bombings in Baghdad, including an attack on …

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Iraq Update: Top Al Qaeda Operative Captured
NPR (audio) – Washington,D.C.,USA
… He’s the al-Qaeda leader in Iraq. The Iraq elections are Sunday. NPR’s Anne Garrels has more. Calling him the most lethal of Zarqawi’s …

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Sources: Bush wants $80B more for Iraq, Afghanistan
CNN – USA
WASHINGTON (CNN) — The Bush administration soon will ask Congress for about $80 billion in additional funding for military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan …

www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200501/s1288491.htm
US to keep 120,000 troops in Iraq
ABC Online – Australia
A senior general says the US Army is now planning to keep at least 120,000 troops in Iraq for the next two years to train and fight with Iraqi forces against …

www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/world/10724131.htm
Top al-Zarqawi aide suspected in bombings captured in Iraq
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq – (KRT) – Iraqi authorities have captured a man they allege is responsible for some of the bloodiest bombings in Baghdad, including an attack on …

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Iraq Update: Top Al Qaeda Operative Captured
NPR (audio) – Washington,D.C.,USA
… He’s the al-Qaeda leader in Iraq. The Iraq elections are Sunday. NPR’s Anne Garrels has more. Calling him the most lethal of Zarqawi’s …

www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_asiapacific/view/128944/1/.html
Freed Chinese hostages still in Iraq as flight cancelled
Channel News Asia – Singapore
BEIJING : Celebrations for the return of eight Chinese hostages freed in Iraq were put on hold when their flight out of the country was cancelled. …

news.independent.co.uk/world/middle_east/story.jsp?story=604283
Iraq election: A jovial face that offers the hope of stability
Independent – UK
… In the six months since he was appointed interim Prime Minister by the US, Iraq has sunk ever deeper into war and economic misery. …

www.turkishpress.com/business/news.asp?id=050124223130.y2ios42u.xml
Oil prices edge higher amid fears on Iraq, OPEC
Turkish Press – Turkey
… Steeves said he expected more volatility in the week ahead of the January 30 elections in Iraq — the same day of a meeting of the Organization of Petroleum …

www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=7415430
Iraq Insurgents Said Planning Big Pre-Poll Attack
Reuters – USA
… Erv Lessel, deputy director of operations in Iraq, said in an interview from Baghdad with CNN that there had been a 50 percent drop in attacks by insurgents in …

news.independent.co.uk/world/middle_east/story.jsp?story=604290
Iraq seizes Zarqawi’s ‘most lethal bomb ally’
Independent – UK
… He is suspected of making at least 32 car bombs, including the one used in an attack on UN buildings in Iraq in August 2003 which killed the UN envoy, Sergio …

www.turkishpress.com/business/news.asp?id=050124223130.y2ios42u.xml
Oil prices edge higher amid fears on Iraq, OPEC
Turkish Press – Turkey
… Steeves said he expected more volatility in the week ahead of the January 30 elections in Iraq — the same day of a meeting of the Organization of Petroleum …

www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2-1455416,00.html
Officer accepts no blame for Iraq abuse
The Times – UK
By Michael Horsnell. A BRITISH army officer was accused yesterday of treating his soldiers like “sacrificial lambs” to save his own career. …

www.news24.com/News24/World/Iraq/0,,2-10-1460_1651131,00.html
12 die in Iraq hospital fire
News24 – South Africa
Nasiriyah – A fire swept through the general hospital in this southern Iraqi city early on Sunday, killing at least 12 people and injuring up to 100, the fire …

www.iht.com/articles/2005/01/24/yourmoney/mart.html
Stocks: Iraq pre-election violence weighs on Wall St.
International Herald Tribune – France
… profit taking. “In general, the market is waiting for the elections in Iraq” which are scheduled for Sunday, Berman said. “And oil …

  
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