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…

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…

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…

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…

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.,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…

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…

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

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…

CHALABI survives gun attack in Iraq – 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.…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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.…

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.…

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.…

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…

CAPTORS release 7 hostages in Iraq
(CNN) — Seven truck drivers taken hostage in Iraq over a month ago have
been released, according to their employer, Kuwait and Gulf Link Transport

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…

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…

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.…

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

FRANCE awaits fate of Iraq hostages – 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

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…

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

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.…

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.''.

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…,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.…

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,

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

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…

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 .…

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.…

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.

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.…

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

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…

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.…

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.…

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.…

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…

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.…

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