Iraq News and Information Links September 1 2004
TRAGEDY of kidnapping of French journalists in Iraq
Tehran Times – Tehran,Iran
Efforts to obtain the release of two French journalists who were recently
kidnapped in Iraq are continuing, even after the kidnappers‚ deadline
came and went…
www.tehrantimes.com/Description.asp?Da=9/2/2004&Cat=14&Num=001

SENIOR Sadr aide assassinated in Iraq
Tehran Times – Tehran,Iran
BAGHDAD (AFP) — A senior aide to radical Iraqi Shiite cleric Moqtada Sadr
was assassinated on the road between the holy city of Najaf and Baghdad,
an official…
www.tehrantimes.com/Description.asp?Da=9/2/2004&Cat=4&Num=003

SEVEN hostages freed in Iraq
The Age – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
Militants in Iraq freed seven foreign truckers they held for six weeks
after receiving a ransom payment, while Muslims united behind calls for
the release of…
www.theage.com.au/articles/2004/09/02/1093939021053.html

FRENCH cling to hope for Iraq hostages
Reuters – London,England,UK
DOHA (Reuters) – France's foreign minister has made a new plea to Islamic
militants to free two journalists held in Iraq and Pope John Paul has
echoed Muslim…
www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=575195&section=news

KERRY Lists Bush's Alleged Iraq Mistakes
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
By Matea Gold, Times Staff Writer. NASHVILLE, Tenn. ˜ In one of his most
pointed critiques of the Bush administration's handling of Iraq, Sen.

www.latimes.com/news/politics/la-090104kerry_lat,1,1406250.story?coll=la-home-headlines

BAGHDAD Bounty: Don't Stall Labour Flow To Iraq
Times of India – India
The killing of 12 Nepalese in Iraq raises important questions on the policy
ramifications of India's hostage crisis. The Indian…
timesofindia.indiatimes.com/cms.dll/html/uncomp/articleshow/835331.cms

IRAQ'S Chalabi Escapes Assassination, Arrest
Reuters – USA
By Khaled Yacoub Oweis. BAGHDAD, Iraq (Reuters) – Ahmad Chalabi has survived
again. Just after escaping an attempt to kill him Wednesday…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=6126963

FRANCE unites to plead for Iraq hostages
Sydney Morning Herald (subscription) – Sydney,New South Wales,Australia
France's Iraq hostage crisis has united the country behind the Chirac Government's
controversial ban on Muslim headscarves in state schools, with even previous

www.smh.com.au/articles/2004/09/01/1093938998528.html

SEVEN truckers freed in Iraq; France awaits word
ABS CBN News – Quezon City,Philippines
BAGHDAD – Islamic militants freed seven truck drivers from India, Kenya
and Egypt Wednesday after holding them hostage in Iraq for six weeks,
offering a ray of…
www.abs-cbnnews.com/NewsStory.aspx?section=WORLD&oid=58677

CHALABI survives gun attack in Iraq
Telegraph.co.uk – London,England,UK
… near Latifiyah, south of Baghdad, as Mr Chalabi was driving to Baghdad
after visiting Ayatollah al-Sistani, the leader of Shia Muslims in Iraq,
in Najaf.…
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2004/09/
01/uchal.xml&sSheet=/portal/2004/09/01/ixportaltop.html

KIDNAPPERS in Iraq Free Seven Truckers
Atlanta Journal Constitution (subscription) – Atlanta,GA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP)—Militants in Iraq freed seven foreign truck drivers
Wednesday after holding them six weeks, while Muslims united behind calls
for the…
www.ajc.com/news/content/news/ap/ap_story.html/Intl/AP.V5011.AP-Iraq.html

FOREIGN truckers freed in Iraq
Reuters – London,England,UK
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Islamic militants have freed seven truck drivers from
India, Kenya and Egypt held hostage in Iraq for six weeks, offering a
ray of hope to…
www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=575025&section=news

SEVEN employees of Kuwaiti trucking company released in Iraq…
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) A militant group in Iraq on Wednesday released seven
foreign truck drivers they had held hostage for six weeks after dropping
nearly all…
www.boston.com/dailynews/245/world/Seven_employees_of_Kuwaiti_tru:.shtml

SOUTHERN Iraq oil exports at full capacity, port agents and…
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) Iraq's southern oil terminals are fully
operational, with exports running at between 1.7 million and 1.9 million
barrels a day…
www.boston.com/dailynews/245/world/Southern_Iraq_oil_exports_at_f:.shtml

FOREIGN truckers freed in Iraq
swissinfo – Switzerland
Iraq for six weeks, offering a ray of hope to a dozen other foreign nationals
still in captivity. … captives in Iraq since a spate of kidnappings
began in April.…
www.swissinfo.org/sen/swissinfo.html?siteSect=143&sid=5185785

EXECUTIONS in Iraq trigger rioting in Nepal
International Herald Tribune – Paris,France
… Katmandu on Wednesday, setting fire to a mosque and an Arab airline
office and ransacking employment agencies after 12 Nepalese hostages were
executed in Iraq.…
www.iht.com/articles/536827.html

IRAQ'S Interim National Assembly Sworn-in
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
The 100-member assembly, which represents the country's ethnic and religious
diversity, will oversee the government until elections in January.…
www.voanews.com/article.cfm?objectID=4B0C1A6E-9DF7-472A-9F6CAB
5DA9C63977&title=Iraq's%20Interim%20National%20Assembly%20Sworn-in

FRANCE'S Barnier in Qatar for Talks on Iraq Hostages (Update1)
Bloomberg – USA
… today for meetings that include a visit to the Al-Jazeera television
channel as he seeks the release of two French reporters held hostage in
Iraq, his office…
quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000085&sid=a9fyNqqBJMrA&refer=europe

CAPTORS release 7 hostages in Iraq
CNN – USA
(CNN) — Seven truck drivers taken hostage in Iraq over a month ago have
been released, according to their employer, Kuwait and Gulf Link Transport
company.…
money.cnn.com/cnn/2004/WORLD/meast/09/01/iraq.main/

FEMALE GI in Iraq abuse case awaits judge's ruling
San Francisco Chronicle – San Francisco,CA,USA
… charges of abusing detainees and sexual misconduct, after hearing several
days of testimony about the soldier's alleged crimes at the Abu Ghraib
prison in Iraq…
www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2004/09/01/MNGSA8HMA11.DTL

FOREIGN truckers released in Iraq
BBC News – London,England,UK
Militants in Iraq have freed seven foreign lorry drivers held hostage for
more than a month, their employer says. The Kuwait and…
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/3617860.stm

OIL price rebounds as Iraq pipeline burns
Reuters – London,England,UK
… prices have risen, stemming an eight-session slide that has dragged
prices down 14 percent from record highs, as news emerges of a fresh pipeline
fire in Iraq.…
www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=businessNews&storyID=574889&section=finance

MORTARS Fired at Iraq National Assembly Opening
ABC News – USA
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Insurgents fired mortars and rockets at a venue where
Iraq's interim national assembly held its first session Wednesday, a stark
reminder…
www.abcnews.go.com/wire/World/reuters20040901_62.html

FRANCE awaits fate of Iraq hostages
ITV.com – UK
The fate of two French reporters held hostage in Iraq is still unclear
after a deadline for Paris to scrap a ban on Muslim headscarves in schools
passed…
www.itv.com/news/index_628726.html

NEPALI mosque attacked over Iraq killings
Reuters – London,England,UK
… on Kathmandu and warned violators will be shot after furious mobs attacked
a mosque and went on the rampage to protest against the killing of 12
Nepalis in Iraq…
www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=574847&section=news

IRAQ: Chalabi survives assassination attempt in Baghdad
Albawaba Middle East News – Amman,Middle East
… Chalabi, a one-time Pentagon favorite who fell out of favor with the
United States, returned to Iraq from Iran earlier this month to face counterfeiting
charges…
www.albawaba.com/news/index.php3?sid=284095&lang=e&dir=news

GUNMEN attack Iraq's Ahmed Chalabi
swissinfo – Switzerland
… Chalabi, a member of Iraq's interim national assembly, proceeded after
the attack to attend the assembly's first meeting in Baghdad.…
www.swissinfo.org/sen/Swissinfo.html?siteSect=143&sid=5185200

NEPAL Is Shocked by Killings of 12 Hostages in Iraq (Update2)
Bloomberg – USA
Sept. 1 (Bloomberg) — Nepal's government said reports of the killing of
12 Nepalese workers, who were held hostage by a group in Iraq, are ``shocking.''.

quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000080&sid=a.jYJZDoJmWo&refer=asia

MILITANTS Appear to Kill 12 Iraq Hostages
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
… The workers would be the biggest group of hostages slain in Iraq during
a five-month period in which dozens of foreigners have been abducted by
insurgents and…
www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-hostages1sep01,1,7097789.story?coll=la-headlines-world

NEPAL mosque stoned after Iraq killings
Reuters – London,England,UK
… Reuters) – Dozens of people have thrown stones at a mosque in Kathmandu
and tried to set it on fire to protest against the killing of 12 Nepalis
in Iraq.…
www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=574639&section=news

IRAQ oil output near full capacity
CNN International – USA
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (Reuters) — Iraq's southern oil exports were
still running near full capacity at 1.7 million barrels per day Wednesday,
having…
edition.cnn.com/2004/BUSINESS/09/01/oil.iraq.output.reut/

NEPAL Rioters Ransack Mosque in Iraq Deaths Protest
Scotland on Sunday – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
… They had disappeared soon after entering Iraq from Jordan on Aug. 19.
Nepal condemned the killings as a “heinous crime against the innocent
civilians.‰.…
news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=3437800

HOPE on Iraq Extends Decline in Oil Prices
New York Times – New York,NY,USA
… the price in eight sessions. Iraq is exporting 1.75 million barrels
of oil from its southern fields. While attacks on oil installations…
www.nytimes.com/2004/09/01/business/01oil.html

NEPAL in shock as 12 hostages killed in Iraq
Xinhua – China
… of Nepalese went to the streets in Nepal's capital Wednesday morning
and late Tuesday night to condemn the killing of 12 innocent Nepalese
people in Iraq .…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-09/01/content_1933926.htm

BUSH, Kerry agree on terrorism and Iraq as priorities, but…
Jamaica Observer – Jamaica
NEW YORK (AP) – President George W Bush considers the fight against terrorism
and the war in Iraq his foreign policy priorities.…
www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/html/20040831T230000-0500_65522_OBS_BUSH__
KERRY_AGREE_ON_TERRORISM_AND_IRAQ_AS_PRIORITIES__BUT___.asp

12 Hostages From Nepal Are Executed in Iraq, a Militant Group…
New York Times – New York,NY,USA
AGHDAD, Iraq, Aug. … The group said last weekend that it kidnapped the
workers because they were cooperating with the American forces in Iraq.

www.nytimes.com/2004/09/01/international/middleeast/01hostage.html

ROLE players give US soldiers a taste of Iraq
Atlanta Journal Constitution (subscription) – Atlanta,GA,USA
He walked out the first time because he did not want to fight against Iranians
when Saddam Hussein launched the nine-year Iran-Iraq war in 1980.…
www.ajc.com/news/content/news/0904/01roleplayers.html

BRITAIN to give Iraq $90m in aid
Gulf Daily News – Manama,Bahrain
BAGHDAD: Britain yesterday committed £50 million ($90m) in specific bilateral
aid projects for war-torn Iraq from a total 544 million package that London
has…
www.gulf-daily-news.com/Story.asp?Article=90594&Sn=BUSI&IssueID=27165

FRANCE Nervously Awaits Fate of Iraq Hostages
Reuters – USA
PARIS (Reuters) – Relatives of two French reporters held hostage in Iraq
waited anxiously on Wednesday for news of their fate after a deadline
for Paris to…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=6117878

12 Nepalese Hostages Said Slain in Iraq
ABC News – USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq Aug. … Nepal, which has no troops in Iraq, has long banned
its citizens from working in Iraq because of security concerns.…
abcnews.go.com/wire/World/ap20040831_1778.html

CRUDE Oil Falls as Iraq Exports and Russian Production Rise
Bloomberg – USA
Iraq is exporting 1.75 million barrels of oil from its southern fields
today, approaching the year's high of 1.8 million barrels a day averaged
in April.…
quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000081&sid=az68HDI3KVv8&refer=australia

THE Balancing Act in Iraq
NPR (audio) – USA
Description: Iraq's fledgling democracy is beset by violence, as the government
struggles to bring cities like Fallujah and Najaf under its control.…
npr.streamsage.com/google/programlist/feature.php?wfid=3881253

MOTHER of soldier killed in Iraq starts withdrawal petition
Independent – London,England,UK
… and stormed out of a meeting with John Prescott, the Deputy Prime Minister,
said she had spoken to many mothers who share her concerns over the position
in Iraq…
news.independent.co.uk/uk/politics/story.jsp?story=557053

PAUL Krugman: A no-win situation in Iraq
International Herald Tribune – Paris,France
… Last Sunday, The New York Times confirmed that while the world's attention
was focused on Najaf, western Iraq fell firmly under rebel control.…
www.iht.com/articles/536652.html

  
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