Iraq News and Information Links August 9 2004
IRAQ Cleric Vows Fight to Death Vs. US
Atlanta Journal Constitution (subscription) – Atlanta,GA,USA
NAJAF, Iraq (AP)—Militant cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, whose Shiite militia
has been battling US forces across Iraq, warned Monday that he would fight
``until the…
www.ajc.com/news/content/news/ap/ap_story.html/Intl/AP.V2825.AP-Iraq.html

IRAQ stops pumping from south, sending oil prices to record high
Daily Star – Beirut,Lebanon
Iraq's Southern Oil Company has stopped pumping crude after Shiite militiamen
threatened to attack local oil infrastructure, sending oil prices to record
highs…
www.dailystar.com.lb/article.asp?edition_id=10&categ_id=3&article_id=7119

IRAQ oil shutdown sends price to record
The Times (subscription) – London,England,UK
… Soaring prices plunged the world‚s aviation industry into yet another
crisis just as airlines showed signs of recovering from the Iraq war and
the outbreak…
business.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,8209-1209888,00.html

KERRY: Still Would Have Approved Force for Iraq
Reuters – USA
… Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry said on Monday he would
have voted for the congressional resolution authorizing force against
Iraq even if he had…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=politicsNews&storyID=5915798

BUSH hails Polish role in Iraq
Xinhua – China
… US President George W. Bush met Polish Prime Minister Marek Belka in
the Oval Office on Monday, saying Polish troops have “performed brilliantly”
in Iraq,.…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-08/10/content_1748640.htm

UN chief concerned over fighting in Iraq, calls for ceasefire
Xinhua – China
… Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan voiced extreme concern on Monday
over widespread fighting between US troops and Shiite militiamen in Iraq
and called for a…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-08/10/content_1748576.htm

CLERIC Sadr Vows to Fight on in Iraq's Najaf
Reuters – USA
NAJAF, Iraq (Reuters) – A firebrand Shi'ite cleric Monday defied demands
from Iraq's interim government that his militia pull out of Najaf and
threats from his…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=5914551

MEDIA Watchdog Urges Iraq to Lift Al Jazeera Ban
Reuters – USA
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Iraq's interim government should immediately lift
its ban on Qatar-based Al Jazeera satellite television network to show
it respected…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=televisionNews&storyID=5914802

GROUP Threatens Attacks on Iraq Offices
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq – A militant group on Monday threatened to launch a campaign
of attacks against ministers and government offices and warned Iraqi state
employees…
www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/local/9357324.htm

IRAQ halts crude output from the south
Al-Jazeera – Qatar
Oil production from Iraq's southern oil fields was stopped on Monday after
alleged threats by Shia leader Muqtada al-Sadr's Mehdi Army to disrupt
operations…
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/42FCA6CC-6270-4EDE-A467-345F66ED6561.htm

BRITISH soldier killed in Iraq
Telegraph.co.uk – London,England,UK
A British soldier has been killed and several other UK troops injured after
clashes with insurgents in southern Iraq. The Ministry…
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2004/08/
09/usoldier.xml&sSheet=/portal/2004/08/09/ixportaltop.html

IRAQ Cleric Vows Fight To Death Vs. Us
Guardian – UK
NAJAF, Iraq (AP) – A radical Shiite cleric vowed to fight to the death
as his loyalists battled US troops for a fifth straight day Monday, and
bombings in…
www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-4403421,00.html

CRUDE Oil Jumps to Record After Iraq Cuts Shipments to Tankers
Bloomberg – USA
9 (Bloomberg) — Crude oil rose to a record $44.97 a barrel after Iraq
cut shipments to tankers in the Persian Gulf because of warnings of possible
attacks on…
quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000006&sid=az_OCs38rvG8&refer=home

BRITISH Soldier Killed in Iraq
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
By Andrew Woodcock, PA News. A British soldier has been killed and a number
of other UK troops injured in clashes with insurgents in southern Iraq
today.…
news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=3319328

IRAQ Stops South Oil Flow on Militia Fear
Reuters – USA
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Iraq stopped oil production from its southern oilfields
on Monday after a Shi'ite Muslim uprising led by radical cleric Moqtada
al-Sadr…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=businessNews&storyID=5913792

ABA to vote on condemning prisoner abuse in Iraq
Atlanta Journal Constitution (subscription) – Atlanta,GA,USA
… organization today will vote on a resolution that condemns the use
of torture and inhuman treatment against US detainees captured in Afghanistan
and Iraq.…
www.ajc.com/news/content/news/0804/09aba.html

TERROR Threat in Iraq Pushes Oil Prices to Record Highs
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
World oil prices have risen to record highs, following the shutdown of
Iraq's oil terminals in the southern city of Basra. The pipelines…
www.voanews.com/article.cfm?objectID=3AA2BEFF-D572-41F0-9B3F47247216CB65

BREAKING: Scores Dead in Najaf, al-Sadr Pledges Fight to Death
www.truthout.org/docs_04/081004Z.shtml

IRAN Plays Down Iraq Rift, Seeks Hostage Release
Reuters – USA
TEHRAN (Reuters) – Iran on Monday played down fresh accusations that it
was stirring up violence in Iraq and sought to secure the release of an
Iranian…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=5913169

CHALABIS Sip the Poisoned Chalice of Postwar Iraq
Reuters – USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (Reuters) – Educated in the United States and a former associate
in one of the world's top law firms, Salem Chalabi, the man charged with

www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=5913237

PHILIPPINE military prepares for redeployment in Iraq
Xinhua – China
… Monday said that it had prepared a battalion of soldiers in case the
government decides to send another batch of Filipino peacekeepers to Iraq
under the…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-08/09/content_1748430.htm

IRAQ Cleric Vows Fight to Death Vs. US
Washington Post – Washington,DC,USA
NAJAF, Iraq – A radical cleric whose loyalists battled US troops for the
fifth straight day Monday vowed to continue fighting and said he would
not to budge…
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A51766-2004Aug9.html

MUSLIMS Told Not to Send Team to Iraq
AllAfrica.com – Africa
Five Kenyan drivers returned home from the Middle East yesterday with the
clear warning to Muslim leaders not to send emissaries to Iraq.…
allafrica.com/stories/200408090457.html

MUGABE slams 'bully of world' for Iraq war
Independent Online – South Africa
Harare – The United States and Britain lied to justify the war against
Iraq, and smaller countries should guard against being dragged into similar
“illegal…
www.iol.co.za/index.php?set_id=1&click_id=84&art_id=qw1092061620322B251

IRAQ envoy Clwyd to join privy council
Guardian – UK
The prime minister's special representative on human rights in Iraq, Ann
Clwyd, is to become a privy counsellor, Downing Street announced today.

politics.guardian.co.uk/labour/story/0,9061,1279473,00.html

IRAQ Cleric Vows Fight to Death Vs. US
ABC News – USA
NAJAF, Iraq Aug. … “Resistance will continue and increase day by day,”
he said. “Our demand is for the American occupation to get out of Iraq.

abcnews.go.com/wire/World/ap20040809_326.html

IRAQ orders arrest of one-time US favorite
International Herald Tribune – Paris,France
BAGHDAD Ahmad Chalabi, the exiled leader who returned to Iraq last year
hoping to run the country with US support, was ordered arrested on counterfeiting

www.iht.com/articles/533160.html

AUSTRALIAN prime minister lashes back at Iraq critics
International Herald Tribune – Paris,France
… Prime Minister John Howard hit back Monday at former Australian defense
chiefs and diplomats who had accused his government of lying about the
Iraq war, saying…
www.iht.com/articles/533156.html

THE Iraq Reconstruction Fiasco
New York Times – New York,NY,USA
hings have gone so obviously wrong with America's approach to rebuilding
Iraq that even the Bush administration is now willing to listen to some
informed advice…
www.nytimes.com/2004/08/09/opinion/09mon1.html

UK cash helps boost Iraq tourism
BBC News – London,England,UK
Pack your sunglasses, swimsuit and don't forget your flak jacket – the
new holiday hotspot could be Iraq if the British government has its way.

news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/3548130.stm

FORMER US Adviser Chalabi Wanted in Iraq
NPR (audio) – USA
Description: Iraq issues an arrest warrant for former Pentagon adviser
and Iraqi governing council member Ahmed Chalabi. He's accused of counterfeiting.

npr.streamsage.com/google/programlist/srfeature.php?wfid=3840063

BUSH, Polish PM to Discuss Iraq
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
… Bush meets at the White House Monday with Polish Prime Minister Marek
Belka for talks expected to focus on Warwaw's role in the US-led coalition
in Iraq.…
www.voanews.com/article.cfm?objectID=7437D5D1-B402-4283-A7887821685EC650

CLERIC Vows to Fight on in Iraq's Najaf, 360 Dead
Wired News – USA
NAJAF, Iraq (Reuters) – Radical Shi'ite Muslim cleric Moqtada al-Sadr Monday
defied a demand from Iraq's interim government that his militia quit Najaf,
after…
wireservice.wired.com/wired/story.asp?section=Breaking&storyId=905096&tw=wn_wire_story

IRAQI Tribunal Chief Delays Return to Iraq, Fears for His Life
Bloomberg – USA
… Salem Chalabi, the chief of the Iraqi tribunal that will try Saddam
Hussein for war crimes, said in London today that he won't return to Iraq
to face murder…
quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000102&sid=a2cvJ9byQN7Y&refer=uk

IRAQ'S Defense Minister: Rebels Use Iranian Weapons
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
Iraq's interim defense minister says Shi'ite rebels fighting in Najaf are
using weapons obtained from Iran. Hazim al-Shalaan made…
www.voanews.com/article.cfm?objectID=A253C6A0-FB79-406C-88BBA4AFB276A798

SOUTH Korean Journalist Released in Iraq
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
The South Korean Foreign ministry says a photographer working in Iraq has
been released after being held for 15 hours by radical Shiite militiamen.

www.voanews.com/article.cfm?objectID=314DDE1B-F217-49E1-8889E04F79BFACA4

IRAQ cleric snubs PM's orders
The Namibian – Windhoek,Namibia
… said a commission had been monitoring Al Jazeera to see whether it
was inciting violence and hatred, and the decision was taken “to protect
the people of Iraq…
www.namibian.com.na/2004/august/world/045B0C3AF5.html

PM stands by Iraq action despite latest criticism
ABC Online – Australia
Prime Minister John Howard is standing by Australia's involvement in Iraq
despite a group of prominent people claiming the Federal Government mislead
the…
www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200408/s1172467.htm

IRAQ hostages: No Plan B
Times of India – India
… I am following this whole business of the three Indian truckers kidnapped
by some nobody group in Iraq. … Iraq has not government to speak of.

timesofindia.indiatimes.com/cms.dll/html/uncomp/articleshow/807957.cms

PUT the focus back on Iraq
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
By Paul Krugman. A funny thing happened after the United States transferred
sovereignty over Iraq. … Incredibly, the same thing happened to Iraq
after June 28.…
www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/opinion/9354298.htm

IRAQ'S Sadr says to fight on
Reuters – London,England,UK
NAJAF, Iraq (Reuters) – Radical Shi'ite Muslim cleric Moqtada al-Sadr has
rejected an order from Iraq's interim government to his militia to quit
the holy city…
www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=561524&section=news

IRAQ tribunal head fears for life
BBC News – London,England,UK
The head of the tribunal trying Saddam Hussein has told the BBC that charges
levelled against him in Iraq are ridiculous and he fears for his life.

news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/3547760.stm

IRANIAN consul kidnapped in Iraq
The Globe and Mail – Canada
BAGHDAD — Militants in Iraq have kidnapped an Iranian diplomat and accused
him of inciting sectarian strife, Al-Alabiya television reported yesterday.

www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/ArticleNews/TPStory/LAC/20040809/IRAQS09/TPInternational/Africa

CAR bomb blast kills seven people in Iraq
Seattle Post Intelligencer – Seattle,WA,USA
By MARIAM FAM. BAGHDAD, Iraq — A suicide car bomb exploded northeast of
the Iraqi capital on Monday, an apparent attempt to assassinate a deputy
governor.…
seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/aplatin_story.asp?category=1102&slug=Iraq%20Car%20Bomb

HARMONY of Games aids Iraq
Miami Herald (subscription) – Miami,FL,USA
BY LINDA ROBERTSON. Maurice ''Termite'' Watkins, an exterminator, went
to Iraq out of a sense of patriotic duty to provide relief for the US
military.…
www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/sports/9353025.htm

IRAQ issues warrants for Chalabi, nephew
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
BAGHDAD — Iraq has issued arrest warrants for Ahmed Chalabi, a former
Governing Council member, on counterfeiting charges, and for his nephew
Salem Chalabi…
www.boston.com/news/world/articles/2004/08/09/iraq_issues_warrants_for_chalabi_nephew

HOWARD hits back at Iraq critics
CNN International – USA
SYDNEY, Australia — Conservative Prime Minister John Howard has hit back
at high-profile criticism of Australia's involvement in the Iraq war,
rejecting…
edition.cnn.com/2004/WORLD/asiapcf/08/09/australia.howard.iraq/

FORMER defence chief accepted Iraq had WMD: PM
ABC Online – Australia
… past comments by a former chief of Australia's defence forces to reject
claims the Federal Government deceived voters over the reason for joining
the Iraq war.…
www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200408/s1172189.htm

IRAQ hostage crisis: Big B ready for appeal
Indian Express – New Delhi,India
New Delhi, August 9: Reacting to reports that negotiator in Iraq Sheikh
Hisham Al-Dulaimi has demanded that superstar Amitabh Bachchan or actress
of…
www.expressindia.com/fullstory.php?newsid=34797

IRAQ Explodes as Allawi Appeals for Ceasefire
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
Protected by about 100 guards, Iraq‚s interim Prime Minister Ayad Allawi
visited the war-shattered city of Najaf, calling on Shiite militants to
lay down…
news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=3316532

IRANIAN diplomat kidnapped in Iraq
CNN – USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) — An Iranian diplomat who disappeared four days ago
in Iraq was apparently kidnapped by Islamic militants, Iranian embassy
officials tell…
www.cnn.com/2004/WORLD/meast/08/09/iraq.main/

CHALABIS wanted in Iraq on murder, counterfeiting charges
Boston Herald – Boston,MA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq – Iraq has issued arrest warrants for Ahmad Chalabi, a former
Governing Council member with strong US ties, on counterfeiting charges,
and for…
news.bostonherald.com/international/view.bg?articleid=39077

FORMER defence chiefs criticise Howard's Iraq policy in open…
ABC Online – Australia
… Their open letter calls for both sides of politics to give priority
to truth in government and say the Australian people were deceived over
the invasion of Iraq…
www.abc.net.au/worldtoday/content/2004/s1172059.htm

IAEA inspectors complete nuclear verification in Iraq
Xinhua – China
8 (Xinhuanet) — Inspectors from the International Atomic Energy Agency
(IAEA) have verified that none of the declared nuclear material in Iraq
was missing…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-08/09/content_1744720.htm

IRAQ brings back the death penalty
Taipei Times – Taipei,Taiwan
Iraq's interim government reinstated the death penalty yesterday for a
range of crimes including murder, kidnapping and drug offences, officials
said.…
www.taipeitimes.com/News/front/archives/2004/08/09/2003198018

IRAQ'S Premier Takes Hard Line Against Rebels
New York Times – New York,NY,USA
By JOHN F. BURNS. AGHDAD, Iraq, Aug. 8 – Prime Minister Ayad Allawi, reinforcing
his reputation as a man ready to deal harshly with…
www.nytimes.com/2004/08/09/international/middleeast/09iraq.html

HOWARD takes flak over support for Iraq invasion, war
eTaiwan News – Taipei,Taiwan
Former defense chiefs and diplomats yesterday condemned Australia's involvement
in the Iraq war in what could be a major blow to Prime Minister John Howard's
re…
www.etaiwannews.com/Asia/2004/08/09/1092017178.htm

BACKGROUNDER: List of foreign hostages killed or held in Iraq
Xinhua – China
… He became the second senior foreign diplomat kidnapped in Iraq in recent
weeks, following Egyptian diplomat Mohammed Mamdouh Helmi Qutb, who was
abducted on…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-08/09/content_1742852.htm

IRAQ invasion 'tremendous gift' to Bin Laden
Gulf Daily News – Manama,Bahrain
WASHINGTON: The US invasion of Iraq was a “tremendous gift” to Osama bin
Laden and a major setback in the struggle against Al Qaeda, according
to a CIA…
www.gulf-daily-news.com/Story.asp?Article=88876&Sn=WORL&IssueID=27142

IRAQ'S Chalabis Face Warrants, Shia Fighting Rages
Reuters – USA
… Zuhair al-Maliki, chief investigative judge of the Central Criminal
Court of Iraq, said an arrest warrant had been issued against Ahmad Chalabi
in connection…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=5905617

IRAQ issues arrest warrant for former council man Chalabi
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
IRAQ has issued an arrest warrant for Ahmad Chalabi, a former Governing
Council member with strong ties to the United States, on counterfeiting
charges, and…
thescotsman.scotsman.com/international.cfm?id=912652004

CHALABI says will return to Iraq to face warrant
Reuters – London,England,UK
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Ahmad Chalabi, who spent decades in exile opposing
Saddam Hussein, said on Monday he would go home to Iraq to face an arrest
warrant he…
www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=561354&section=news

MISSING in action: Kerry's complete strategy for Iraq
USA Today – USA
Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry, so say his advisers, didn't
dwell much on his plans for Iraq at last month's convention ˜ a turn-away-and-you

www.usatoday.com/news/opinion/editorials/2004-08-08-missing-in-action_x.htm

6 explosions rock Iraq, injuring 11
Dallas Morning News (subscription) – Dallas,TX,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq ˆ Six explosions boomed across central Baghdad on Sunday,
sending plumes of smoke into the air and wounding at least 11 people,
a hospital…
www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/news/world/stories/080904dnintiraqrdp.92fe4.html

IRAQ Amnesty Spurned By Radicals
CBS News – USA
… “They have been showing a lot of crimes and criminals on TV, and they
(send) a bad picture about Iraq and about Iraqis and encourage criminals
to increase…
www.cbsnews.com/stories/2004/08/08/iraq/main634625.shtml

BAN on Al-Jazeera Not Going to End Iraq‚s Troubles
Arab News – Saudi Arabia
… According to the International-Federation of Journalists General-Secretary
Aidan White, “Democracy in Iraq will be won by defending human rights
and the…
www.arabnews.com/?page=7&section=0&article=49596&d=9&m=8&y=2004

MILITANTS kidnap Iranian diplomat in Iraq
swissinfo – Switzerland
… Iraq's defence minister last week accused Iran of “blatant interference”
in Iraq's affairs. … released him after the Philippines withdrew its
forces from Iraq.…
www.swisspolitics.org/en/news/index.php?section=int&page=news_inhalt&news_id=5130952

CHALABI Will Return to Iraq to Fight Fraud Charges, CNN Reports
Bloomberg – USA
Aug. 9 (Bloomberg) — Ahmed Chalabi, a former member of Iraq's governing
council, said he will return to Baghdad to fight charges of fraud, Cable
News Network…
quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000087&sid=awT50G1Q7924&refer=top_world_news

PM downplays Iraq criticism
The Age – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
The world has changed since the retirement of those signatories to a statement
which criticised the government over the Iraq War, Prime Minister John
Howard…
www.theage.com.au/articles/2004/08/09/1091903482587.html

DIPLOMATS Say Australian Govt Deceived Nation Joining Iraq War
Bloomberg – USA
9 (Bloomberg) — The Australian government deceived the nation when it
joined the Iraq war on false assumptions, according to a statement signed
by 43 former…
quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000081&sid=aVmgdhUgQg9U&refer=australia

UK MPs looking into 48 suspicious deaths in Iraq
Daily Times – Pakistan
LONDON: Britain‚s military police have opened investigations into the
suspicious deaths of 48 Iraqis, a jump of nearly a third from the figures
previously…
www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_9-8-2004_pg4_4

  
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