Iraq News and Information Links October 4 2004
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Campaign Ads Trade Barbs on Iraq Policy
NPR (audio) – Washington,D.C.,United States
building. A new Kerry ad responds in kind, accusing President Bush of overstating the threat Iraq posed. Hear NPR's John McChesney.

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A debate that avoided answering the vital questions on Iraq
Daily Star – Beirut,Lebanon
But it didn't provide much clarity about what either candidate would do as a wartime president to resolve the deteriorating situation in Iraq.

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At least 22 killed in spate of Iraq bombings; Indonesian hostages
Channel News Asia – Singapore
Sugito and Istiqomah binti Misnad were coming to Iraq to work as maids for two Lebanese nationals contracted by an Iraqi electronics company.

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Two Indonesian women released in Iraq
Al-Jazeera – Qatar
A UAE diplomat told the channel they would be handed over to the Red Cross in Iraq. “There is no Indonesian embassy in Iraq so we

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From Beginning, Knight Ridder Was Right on Iraq Nukes
Editor & Publisher (subscription) – New York,NY,USA
NEW YORK In Sunday's 10,000-word New York Times probe of how the Bush administration misled the public on evidence of Iraq's prewar nuclear capabilites, the

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Poland unexpectedly says troops may quit Iraq in 2005
International Herald Tribune – Paris,France
on Monday to end an escalating row inside his country's fragile leftist government coalition, saying he hoped that 2,500 troops serving in Iraq would be

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France in crisis talks over Iraq hostages fiasco
swissinfo – Switzerland
Socialist regional leader. crisis since the hostages were seized by a group called the Islamic Army in Iraq on August 20. Royal demanded

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Rumsfeld predicts major Iraq ops
BBC News – London,England,UK
Large-scale assaults on Iraq's troublespots could be the way to wrest control back from militants, US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld has said.

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Campaign Ads Trade Barbs on Iraq Policy
NPR (audio) – Washington,D.C.,United States
building. A new Kerry ad responds in kind, accusing President Bush of overstating the threat Iraq posed. Hear NPR's John McChesney.

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More car bombs target Iraq's green zone
The Age – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
Insurgents unleashed a pair of powerful car bombs near the symbol of US authority in Iraq – the heavilyfortified Green Zone – where the US Embassy and key

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At least 22 killed in spate of Iraq bombings; Indonesian hostages
Channel News Asia – Singapore
Sugito and Istiqomah binti Misnad were coming to Iraq to work as maids for two Lebanese nationals contracted by an Iraqi electronics company.

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From Beginning, Knight Ridder Was Right on Iraq Nukes
Editor & Publisher (subscription) – New York,NY,USA
NEW YORK In Sunday's 10,000-word New York Times probe of how the Bush administration misled the public on evidence of Iraq's prewar nuclear capabilites, the

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Two Indonesian women released in Iraq
Al-Jazeera – Qatar
A UAE diplomat told the channel they would be handed over to the Red Cross in Iraq. “There is no Indonesian embassy in Iraq so we

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Foreign troops to complete mission in Iraq before withdrawal, US
Xinhua – Beijing,China
4 (Xinhuanet) — A senior US official said here on Monday that the coalition troops will not withdraw from Iraq until their mission is completed.

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France vows 'discreet' bid to free journalists in Iraq
Channel News Asia – Singapore
PARIS : France vowed to work “with discretion and a sense of responsibility” in its bid to free two French reporters held hostage in Iraq, amid a flurry of

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US soldiers charged with Iraq murder
Al-Jazeera – Qatar
Four US soldiers have been charged with murder in the asphyxiation death of an Iraqi general during questioning in Iraq last fall.

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Deadly bombs hit Iraq
swissinfo – Switzerland
A militant who appeared in the video accused the two of spying. hostages in Iraq. They include British engineer Ken Bigley and two French journalists.

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Two Indonesian women released in Iraq
Al-Jazeera – Qatar
A UAE diplomat told the channel they would be handed over to the Red Cross in Iraq. “There is no Indonesian embassy in Iraq so we

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From Beginning, Knight Ridder Was Right on Iraq Nukes
Editor & Publisher (subscription) – New York,NY,USA
NEW YORK In Sunday's 10,000-word New York Times probe of how the Bush administration misled the public on evidence of Iraq's prewar nuclear capabilites, the

www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/110044/1/.html
France vows 'discreet' bid to free journalists in Iraq
Channel News Asia – Singapore
PARIS : France vowed to work “with discretion and a sense of responsibility” in its bid to free two French reporters held hostage in Iraq, amid a flurry of

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Poland should withdraw troops from Iraq by end of next year
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
WARSAW, Poland (AP) Poland should withdraw its troops from Iraq by the end of next year, Polish leaders said Monday, the first time the key US ally has

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Politicus: An odd US roundabout on Paris's new Iraq line
International Herald Tribune – Paris,France
the way to the boss's debate with John Kerry about the United States' role in the world: It seemed to duck or swerve around a new French line on Iraq that some

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18 die in Iraq car bombings
News24 – South Africa
Earlier in the day, US forces had conducted a new round of aerial bombings in Fallujah, a centre of insurgence against the US military in Iraq.

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Reports: Iraq Hostage Transferred to New Group
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
The brother of British Iraq hostage Ken Bigley says sources in Kuwait believe his sibling is being transferred by hard-line extremists to another group.

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Women hostages freed in Iraq
The Australian – Australia
TWO Indonesian women taken hostage by an Islamic militant group in Iraq were released unharmed and handed over to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) embassy today.

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Poland sets pullout from Iraq in 2005
International Herald Tribune – Paris,France
BERLIN In a surprise announcement, Poland said Monday that it would withdraw its troops from Iraq by the end of 2005, leaving the US-led multinational forces

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At least 20 killed in spate of Iraq bombings
Channel News Asia – Singapore
Northern Iraq was also rocked when a third car bomb exploded in the city of Mosul, killing three people — including two bombers and a child — and wounding 11

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Car bombs rip through Iraq
Independent Online – South Africa
Baghdad – A series of car bomb blasts tore through Baghdad and the northern Iraq city of Mosul on Monday, killing at least 26 people and wounding more than 100

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France calls crisis talks over Iraq hostages fiasco
Reuters – London,England,UK
PARIS (Reuters) – French Prime Minister Jean-Pierre Raffarin has called a ministerial crisis meeting on two French journalists held hostage in Iraq as efforts

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Tollner's Iraq blunder
NEWS.com.au – Australia
By PAUL DYER. Member for Solomon David Tollner last night denied he had broken ranks with the Howard Government by saying going to war in Iraq was wrong.

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Poland to Reduce Force In Iraq
Deutsche Welle – Germany
Poland will significantly reduce its number of troops in Iraq by the end of 2005, the country's defense minister said on Monday.

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Three deadly car bombs hit Iraq
Reuters – London,England,UK
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – A series of car bomb blasts have torn through Baghdad and the northern Iraq city of Mosul, killing at least 21 people and wounding scores.

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British hostage in Iraq possibly handed over to another group
Xinhua – Beijing,China
4 (Xinhua) — The brother of Briton Kenneth Bigley who has been held hostage in Iraq said Monday that the hostage might have been handed over to a group which

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Car Bombs in Iraq Kill 21, Wound More Than 100
Washington Post – Washington,DC,USA
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – A series of car bomb blasts tore through Baghdad and the northern Iraq city of Mosul on Monday, killing at least 21 people and wounding

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Voters Air Concerns on Iraq, Health Ahead of Australian Election
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
Australia's decision to join the US-led campaign in Iraq is a key issue among many voters, including army veteran Roger Burzacott.

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Poland to pull troops from Iraq by end of 2005: defense minister
Channel News Asia – Singapore
WARSAW : Poland will pull all of its troops out of Iraq by the end of 2005, with Defense Minister Jerzy Szmajdzinski for the first time setting a firm

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Benigni turns camera on Iraq
Guardian – UK
Roberto Benigni, who won an Oscar with a comedy set in a concentration camp, is turning his attention on Iraq. The Italian actor

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Iraq Hostage 'Transferred to New Captors'
Scotland on Sunday – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
By Will Batchelor, PA News. The brother of British hostage Ken Bigley today said he believed he is now in the hands of a more moderate group in Iraq.

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Indonesia confirms identity of women hostages in Iraq
Jakarta Post – Jakarta,Indonesia
JAKARTA (AFP): Indonesia on Monday confirmed the identity of two women being held hostage by militants in Iraq and appealed to Muslim leaders in the Middle

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Contact lost with group holding French scribes in Iraq: Envoy
Hindustan Times – New Delhi,India
Attempts to negotiate the release of two French journalists abducted in Iraq have suffered a setback, with contact lost with the group holding them, a

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Australian election is referendum on Iraq war, US ties
Chicago Tribune (subscription) – Chicago,IL,USA
poised to become Australia's second-longest serving prime minister when the country goes to the polls Saturday, despite criticism over the war in Iraq and his

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Poland To Pull Troops From Iraq By End Of 2005
Radio Free Europe – Prague,Czech Republic
4 October 2004 — Polish Defense Minister Jerzy Szmajdzinski said today that his country plans to pull all of its troops out of Iraq by the end of the year 2005

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ENDORSEMENT: On Iraq, national security, the economy and more
Detroit Free Press – Detroit,MI,USA
He also offers a timetable to get American forces out of Iraq, as opposed to the Bush administration's open-ended commitment. Under

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US Forces in Iraq Regain Control of Rebel Hot Spot
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
SAMARRA, Iraq — US military officials on Sunday said they had regained control over this insurgent stronghold 60 miles north of Baghdad, recording a

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Indonesia confirms identity of women hostages in Iraq
Channel News Asia – Singapore
JAKARTA: Indonesia has confirmed the identity of two women being held hostage by militants in Iraq and appealed to Muslim leaders in the Middle East to help

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Rice defends early stance on Iraq arms
Seattle Times – Seattle,WA,USA
security adviser Condoleezza Rice yesterday defended her characterization of Saddam Hussein's nuclear capabilities in the months before the Iraq invasion, as a

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Another car bomb explodes in Iraq
The Hindu – Chennai,India
Baghdad (Iraq), Oct. 4. (AP): A car bomb exploded at an entrance to the Green Zone, a heavily fortified area on the west bank of

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US, Iraq control Samarra
Arizona Republic – Phoenix,AZ,USA
SAMARRA, Iraq – US and Iraqi forces in Samarra on Sunday finished retaking the last insurgent-controlled neighborhood, completing a relentless three-day push

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No agreement on Iraq debt relief
Richmond Times Dispatch – Richmond,VA,USA
The world's economic powers, which ended three days of meetings yesterday, insisted they are moving closer to a deal on debt relief for Iraq and other poor

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Australia's Howard must win polls to keep US-led Iraq coalition
Channel News Asia – Singapore
WASHINGTON: Australia's Prime Minister John Howard has to win upcoming elections to prevent a pullout by Canberra from the US-led coalition in Iraq.

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Security environment will be restored in Iraq, says US
The Hindu – Chennai,India
4. (PTI): As violence spiralled in Iraq, US has said the coalition forces remained committed to doing “whatever it takes” to ensure that terrorists don't find

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US struggles for hold on Iraq highway
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
MAHMOUDIAH, Iraq — This bloody and lawless region south of Baghdad illustrates the destabilizing results of a hands-off approach to Iraqi trouble spots.

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US still unclear on Iraq's Aluminium tubes: Rice
Hindustan Times – New Delhi,India
The United States has said that it was still unclear whether Iraq attempted to procure tens of thousands of aluminium tubes for a nuclear-weapons programme or

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US and France quarrel over Iraq
Daily Times – Pakistan
WASHINGTON: Differences between France and the United States over how much of Iraq's debt to cancel hardened on Saturday as the two attended a meeting aimed

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Libya Pledges Help to Iraq Hostage Family
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
By PA News Reporters. The brother of British hostage Ken Bigley was today praying that pressure from Colonel Gaddafi could end his sibling's Iraq hell.

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Daily US Military Deaths in Iraq
Washington Post – Washington,DC,USA
As of Friday, Oct. 1, 2004, 1,055 members of the US military have died since the beginning of the Iraq war in March 2003, according to the Defense Department.

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Iraq has asked us not to withdraw troops, Howard says
New Zealand Herald – Auckland,New Zealand
CANBERRA – Iraq's interim government has asked Australia to maintain a military presence in the war-torn country, Prime Minister John Howard said ahead of

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The Latest Developments in Iraq
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
_ A French lawmaker faced widespread criticism for undertaking a private mission to seek the release of two French hostages in Iraq, with the government saying

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Bush camp denies new report on prewar Iraq intelligence
Channel News Asia – Singapore
week's debate, US President George W. Bush's campaign was forced further on the defensive by a report that the White House knew before invading Iraq that key

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To quit Iraq now would be as shocking as the invasion
Guardian – UK
The weekend battles in Samarra are likely to prove only a foretaste of what will follow in Iraq if and when George Bush has secured re-election.

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Iraq: It's Time for US to Think of an Elegant Exit
Arab News – Saudi Arabia
elections may offer the United States the best, if not the only, hope for a relatively elegant escape from the deep hole which it has dug for itself in Iraq.

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Progress is being made to help Iraq help itself
Straits Times – Singapore,Singapore
Does the Bush administration have an exit strategy in Iraq? Now, however, 18 months after entering Iraq, I see tangible progress.

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West Bank Family Pleads for Release of Iraq Hostage
Reuters – USA
BETHLEHEM, West Bank (Reuters) – The Palestinian family of a Jordanian hostage threatened with death in Iraq appealed on Sunday for his release, saying he was

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Cheney, Halliburton and KBR's Iraq Performance
NPR (audio) – Washington,D.C.,United States
s very little profit associate with that and combined with a lot of people your employees that die forty-eight PGRM poison contractors have died in Iraq so far

  
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