Iraq News and Information Links September 3 2004
MUSLIMS should fight US in Iraq: cleric
Tehran Times – Tehran,Iran
An Egyptian cleric based in Qatar and often described as a moderate has
ruled that it is a religious duty for Muslims to fight Americans in Iraq,
including US…
www.tehrantimes.com/Description.asp?Da=9/4/2004&Cat=4&Num=004

BEAUTY salons under attack in Iraq
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
BY NANCY A. YOUSSEF. BAGHDAD, Iraq – (KRT) – Two months ago, Baghdad had
a spree of attacks on liquor and music stores. Now beauty salons are being
bombed.…
www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/world/9576083.htm

FRENCH hostage crisis drags on, Iraq's northern oil exports halted
Channel News Asia – Singapore
BAGHDAD : France held its breath for two of its reporters kidnapped in
Iraq, while the war-torn country's ailing economy was dealt a massive
blow after a key…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/104875/1/.html

US changes arrest techniques in Iraq
Seattle Post Intelligencer – Seattle,WA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq — The US military is avoiding once-common arrest techniques
like bagging suspects' heads, the US commander in charge of the Iraqi
capital said…
seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/apmideast_story.asp?category=1107&slug=Iraq%20Arrests

EU Plans to Help Iraq Hold Elections, Train Police
Reuters – USA
VALKENBURG, Netherlands (Reuters) – The European Union discussed proposals
on Friday to help stabilize Iraq and organize elections there despite
lingering…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=6149043

BUSH defends Iraq policy, pitches for second term in tight race
Canada.com – Canada
Bush, tied in opinion polls with Democratic challenger John Kerry and facing
a major backlash from the Iraq invasion, portrayed himself as a solid,
steady…
www.canada.com/news/world/story.html?id=391374f4-7a19-4d12-b181-2ec07c74337d

HOPES grow for French hostages in Iraq
Reuters – London,England,UK
BAGHDAD/PARIS (Reuters) – Hopes for the release of two French hostages
held in Iraq have risen, with an Iraqi negotiator and the Arab League
both expressing…
www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=576730&section=news

FIRE Rages Near Iraq's Northern Oil Fields
Miami Herald (subscription) – Miami,FL,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq – Firefighters fought a massive oil pipeline fire in northern
Iraq on Friday, after insurgents detonated explosives on a northern line
in what…
www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/news/world/9575047.htm

US Troops Death Toll Mounts as Iraq Danger Persists
Reuters – USA
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The US military death toll in Iraq is approaching
1,000, with the danger faced by American troops undiminished in the two
months since…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=6148384

IRAQ president halts French visit
BBC News – London,England,UK
Iraq's President Ghazi Yawer has postponed a visit to France scheduled
for next week following the kidnapping of two French journalists in Iraq.

news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/3625572.stm

BRITISH Government Wants To Regulate Private Security Contractors…
Radio Free Europe – Prague,Czech Republic
… is responding to a request from Baghdad to regulate thousands of private
security workers that are flowing from the United Kingdom into Iraq and
Afghanistan to…
www.rferl.org/featuresarticle/2004/9/54F0D5F5-1D1A-4CE1-89A5-D603F5B44C73.html

OIL Holds Firm After Iraq Sabotage
Reuters – USA
LONDON (Reuters) – World oil prices held strong on Friday following Thursday's
pipeline sabotage attack in Iraq, which has brought market focus sharply
back on…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=businessNews&storyID=6147864

BUSH unapologetic over Iraq war
The Hindu – Chennai,India
3. (Guardian News Service): Making no apologies for the Iraq invasion,
on Thursday, President Bush pledged that if re-elected he would press
on with an…
www.hinduonnet.com/thehindu/holnus/003200409032157.htm

BUSH, Kerry Square Off Over Jobs, Iraq
Reuters – USA
… Bush, in his acceptance speech on Thursday night, defended the US-led
invasion of Iraq as well as his leadership in the war on terror, and he
promised to…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=6146382

HOPES rise for French hostages in Iraq
Reuters – London,England,UK
DUBAI/PARIS (Reuters) – Hopes that Islamic militants will soon free two
French hostages in Iraq are rising, despite confusion over which group
is now holding…
www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=576451&section=news

IRAQ to increase oil exports to two million barrels daily within…
Arabic News – Middle East
The Iraqi South Oil company announced on Thursday it is planning to increase
its oil exports from the southern ports to two million barrels daily within
the…
www.arabicnews.com/ansub/Daily/Day/040903/2004090304.html

IRAQ war takes centre stage
BBC News – London,England,UK
By Neil Smith. After a string of anti-Bush films, books and TV shows, two
plays that are heavily critical of the war in Iraq have arrived in London
theatres.…
news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/arts/3624558.stm

EDITOR: Hostages in Iraq Given to Group
ABC News – USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq Sept. 3, 2004 ˜ France said it had received word that two
French reporters held captive in Iraq were alive while…
abcnews.go.com/wire/World/ap20040903_440.html

BUSH presents re-election vision; defends war on Iraq
Hindustan Times – New Delhi,India
… of economic difficulties, US President George W Bush vigorously defended
his four years in office, particularly his decision to send troops to
Iraq and vowed…
www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_985940,00050001.htm

IRAQ rebels say 3 hostages killed
Chicago Tribune (subscription) – Chicago,IL,USA
… Before Thursday, 142 contract workers in Iraq had been killed, according
to a Web site that tallies kidnappings and casualties based on news accounts.

www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/chi-0409030215sep03,1,6115493.story?coll=chi-newsnationworld-hed

FIRE Still Raging On Iraq's Northern Pipeline
Radio Free Europe – Prague,Czech Republic
3 September 2004 — A fire is still raging on Iraq's northern oil pipeline
after it was attacked by saboteurs overnight yesterday.…
www.rferl.org/featuresarticle/2004/09/83a25bd0-a8d1-41bd-98ec-4721b37d331d.html

GUNMEN Kill AP Driver In Iraq
Radio Free Europe – Prague,Czech Republic
… this morning. In other news, Islamic militants in Iraq have handed
over two French journalists to a moderate Iraqi group. One French…
www.rferl.org/featuresarticle/2004/09/a87572bd-4a39-4fec-abf3-e28bab8c57eb.html

FRENCH hopeful about hostages held in Iraq
Chicago Sun Times – Chicago,IL,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq — A Paris newspaper editor said there had been positive
movement in the effort to free two captive French journalists Thursday,
while a separate…
www.suntimes.com/output/terror/cst-nws-iraq03.html

BUSH Strongly Defends Iraq, Afghan Wars
IndoLink – San Ramon,CA,USA
… at the end of the Republican Party convention, US President George
Walker Bush has defended his record, notably the wars in Afghanistan and
Iraq, and set out…
www.indolink.com/displayArticleS.php?id=090204105539

IRAQ: 'French hostages handed over'
ITV.com – UK
… “The latest information is that Christian Chesnot and Georges Malbrunot
have been handed over by the Islamic Army in Iraq to an Iraqi Sunni guerrilla
group……
www.itv.com/news/697267.html

KILLINGS amid Iraq talks
The Namibian – Windhoek,Namibia
… A militant group calling itself “The Islamic Army of Iraq” said it
had kidnapped veteran French reporters, Christian Chesnot and Georges
Malbrunot, and was…
www.namibian.com.na/2004/September/world/046400AD0D.html

ONE of Sukhdeo's kin still in Iraq, incommunicado
The Hindu – Chennai,India
… year. Both had joined Kuwait and Gulf Links (KGL) transport company
which sent them to Iraq to drive trucks carrying US supplies.…
www.hinduonnet.com/thehindu/holnus/001200409031323.htm

US Marine guilty of Iraq abuse
The Age – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
A marine reservist has been found guilty of dereliction of duty and the
abuse of prisoners last year at a makeshift detention camp in Iraq.…
www.theage.com.au/articles/2004/09/03/1093939137455.html

IRAQ oil pipeline blazes after attack
Reuters – London,England,UK
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Iraq is struggling to cope with the fiercest attack
yet on its northern oil export network, while flows to southern export
terminals have…
www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=576219&section=news

PRINCE visits Iraq-bound troops
BBC News – London,England,UK
The Prince of Wales will travel to Germany on Friday to meet British soldiers
preparing for duty in Iraq. He will visit members…
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/3623680.stm

BUSH, Kerry Square Off Over Iraq, Jobs
Reuters – USA
… Bush, in his acceptance speech on Thursday night, vigorously defended
the US-led invasion of Iraq as well as his leadership in the war on terror,
and he…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=6142710

PROGRESS in Iraq abductions
Seattle Post Intelligencer – Seattle,WA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq — A Paris newspaper editor said there had been positive
movement in the effort to free two captive French journalists yesterday,
while a…
seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/189219_iraq03.html

LEADER in Afghan, Iraq wars backs Bush
Houston Chronicle – Houston,TX,USA
NEW YORK – The retired general who led American forces in Afghanistan and
Iraq on Thursday endorsed President Bush for re-election, saying Bush
is a man with…
www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/politics/2775539

BUSH presents re-election vision; defends war on Iraq
The Hindu – Chennai,India
… difficulties, US President George W Bush, today vigorously defended
his four years in office, particularly his decision to send troops to
Iraq and vowed to win…
www.hinduonnet.com/thehindu/holnus/003200409031219.htm

EMOTIONAL funeral for soldier killed in Iraq
ic Wales – Wales,UK
A WELSH soldier who was killed in action in Iraq last month was buried
with full military honours in Mid Wales yesterday. A total…
icwales.icnetwork.co.uk/0100news/0200wales/tm_objectid=14599230&
method=full&siteid=50082&headline=emotional-funeral-for-soldier-killed-in-iraq-name_page.html

KERRY Hits Bush on Iraq War, Economy
ABC News – USA
… John Kerry called President Bush “unfit to lead this nation” because
of the war in Iraq and his record on jobs, health care and energy prices.

abcnews.go.com/wire/Politics/ap20040903_35.html

TURKISH Captives In Iraq Executed, Videotape Shows
Washington Post – Washington,DC,USA
… shown in the video. Portraits of US service members who have died in
Iraq since the beginning of the war. The broadcast and the…
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A57303-2004Sep2.html

MORE hostages die in Iraq
Taipei Times – Taipei,Taiwan
… Tawhid and Jihad is the group led by Jordanian al-Qaeda ally Abu Musab
al-Zarqawi, Washington's most wanted man in Iraq with a US$25 million
price on his head.…
www.taipeitimes.com/News/front/archives/2004/09/03/2003201376

TURKEY to form joint group with Iraq to tackle hostage problem
Xinhua – China
2 (Xinhuanet) — Turkey decided Thursday to form a joint task group with
Iraq to deal with problems of Turkish citizens living and working in the
neighboring…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-09/03/content_1940949.htm

BUSH Goals for Second Term: Complete Work in Iraq and Afghanistan
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
President Bush says among his goals for a second term are completing the
US missions in Iraq and Afghanistan. The President accepted…
www.voanews.com/article.cfm?objectID=49C7ED04-F8FB-4AB0-97848C7F01B61D37&title=Bush%20Goals%20for%20Second%20Term
%3A%20Complete%20Work%20in%20Iraq%20and%20Afghanistan

KERRY struggles to move out of shadow of Iraq
Guardian – UK
… attacks on Mr Kerry in New York make it clear the White House will
fight the election almost solely on the question of leadership in the
war in Iraq, an issue…
politics.guardian.co.uk/Guardian/uselections2004/story/0,13918,1296378,00.html

IRAQ militants kill three Turks
Reuters – London,England,UK
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Militants have bombed Iraq's northern oil pipeline
to Turkey, halting exports, and killed three Turkish hostages in a campaign
to wreck…
www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=575956&section=news

OIL prices soar on Iraq fears and Yukos woes
Gulf Daily News – Manama,Bahrain
LONDON: World oil prices soared yesterday after a pipeline explosion in
Iraq fuelled fears about disruptions to supplies, traders said.…
www.gulf-daily-news.com/Story.asp?Article=90735&Sn=BUSI&IssueID=27167

THREE Indian truckers return home from Iraq after 42 days in…
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
… and tearful relatives greeted three Indian truckers who returned home
Friday after being released by their kidnappers following 42 days of captivity
in Iraq.…
www.boston.com/dailynews/246/world/Three_Indian_truckers_return_h:.shtml

IRAN Sees Nuclear Lesson in Iraq, N.Korea -Experts
ABC News – USA
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Bush administration may think tough talk will
discourage Iran's nuclear ambitions, but US policy on Iraq and North Korea
has left…
www.abcnews.go.com/wire/US/reuters20040902_456.html

FILIPINOS Still Seek Work in Iraq Despite Danger and Ban
New York Times – New York,NY,USA
… 2 – Despite a presidential order banning Filipino workers from going
to Iraq, hundreds of people still line up every day at employment agencies
here, hoping…
www.nytimes.com/2004/09/03/international/asia/03filip.html

THEY'VE got mail: Iraq makes postal progress
USA Today – USA
Under Saddam Hussein, the government saw Iraq's postal service as a great
way to spy on its citizens. Receipt of an overseas letter…
www.usatoday.com/news/world/iraq/2004-09-02-iraq-mail_x.htm

EDITOR says French hostages in Iraq handed to opposition group
San Diego Union Tribune – San Diego,CA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq ˆ A Paris newspaper editor said there had been positive
movement in the effort to free two captive French journalists Thursday,
while a…
www.signonsandiego.com/news/world/iraq/20040902-1404-iraq.html

BUSH defends Iraq policy, pitches for second term in tight…
Winnipeg Sun – Winnipeg,Manitoba,Canada
… Bush, tied in opinion polls with Kerry and facing a major backlash
from the Iraq invasion, also planned to lay out his strategy to improve
the lives of…
cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/World/2004/09/02/613572-cp.html

OFFICIALS: French Hostages in Iraq No Longer Held By Abductors
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
French officials say the two French journalists abducted in Iraq are no
longer in the custody of their kidnappers and are in good health.…
www.voanews.com/article.cfm?objectID=FF97750B-F18F-46E6-9868665157D1B680&title=
Officials%3A%20French%20Hostages%20in%20Iraq%20No%20Longer%20Held%20By%20
Abductors&catOID=45C9C78C-88AD-11D4-A57200A0CC5EE46C&categoryname=Europe

IRAQ Militants Kill Three Turks, Bomb Oil Pipeline
Reuters – USA
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Militants bombed Iraq's northern oil pipeline to Turkey
on Thursday, halting exports, and killed three Turkish hostages in a campaign
to…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=6140079

CLERIC: Duty of Muslims to fight US in Iraq
Al-Jazeera – Qatar
An Egyptian cleric based in Qatar and often described as a moderate has
ruled that it is a religious duty for Muslims to fight Americans in Iraq
, including US…
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/626A8CFB-EE21-4C5E-B929-6ACC10988F0C.htm

AMEC looks to £9m Iraq profits
Guardian – UK
Amec, the engineering group, says it is now employing 5,000 locals in Iraq
on reconstruction work and hopes to make profits of up to £9m next year
from its…
www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1296394,00.html

TURKISH hostages found dead in Iraq
Independent – London,England,UK
By Kim Sengupta. The bodies of two Turks taken hostage in Iraq, and a third
unidentified man, have been found at a remote farm in the north of the
country.…
news.independent.co.uk/world/middle_east/story.jsp?story=557730

  
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