Iraq News and Information Links August 10 2004
US planes pound Iraq holy city, oil prices peak over limited…
Channel News Asia – Singapore
NAJAF, Iraq : US planes pounded Najaf during the sixth night of clashes
with Shiite militiamen that has brought a halt to output from Iraq's southern
oilfields…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/100170/1/.html

KERRY to slash Iraq troops
Melbourne Herald Sun – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
DEMOCRATIC presidential candidate John Kerry's pledge to slash US troop
levels in Iraq by next August has sharpened a debate over the war that
had produced…
www.heraldsun.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5478,10410113%255E1702,00.html

ZEBARI Says Iraq Never Welcomes Anti-Iran Remarks
Tehran Times – Tehran,Iran
TEHRAN (IRNA) — Iraq's Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari on Tuesday dismissed
the recent anti-Iran remarks by certain Iraqi officials, stressing that
the policy…
www.tehrantimes.com/Description.asp?Da=8/11/2004&Cat=2&Num=013

THE Vietnamization of Iraq Begins
Tehran Times – Tehran,Iran
By Parviz Esmaeili. TEHRAN (MNA) — Former US administrator Paul Bremer
left Iraq two days earlier than scheduled. Immediately after…
www.tehrantimes.com/Description.asp?Da=8/11/2004&Cat=2&Num=010

US forces press offensive in Iraq holy city, urge residents to…
Channel News Asia – Singapore
NAJAF, Iraq : US forces urged civilians to evacuate Najaf, the sixth day
of clashes with Shiite militiamen that brought a halt to output from Iraq's
southern…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/100150/1/.html

CHALABI Vows to Return to Iraq to Face Charges
New York Times – New York,NY,USA
EHRAN, Aug. 10 ˜ Iraq's former Finance Minister Ahmad Chalabi said today
that he would return to Iraq to face criminal charges brought against
him there.…
www.nytimes.com/2004/08/10/international/middleeast/09CND-CHAL.html

REPORT: Iran invites Iraq's Allawi
CNN – USA
(CNN) — An official Iranian news agency Tuesday reported that Iraq's interim
prime minister, Ayad Allawi, has been invited to make an official visit
to Iran.…
www.cnn.com/2004/WORLD/meast/08/10/iran.allawi/

OFFICIAL: Iraq hopes to resume normal oil production within two…
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
LONDON (AP) Iraq has enough oil available in storage tanks to continue
exporting crude until production in its vast southern oil fields returns
to normal…
www.boston.com/dailynews/223/economy/Official_Iraq_hopes_to_resume_:.shtml

RP may send team to Iraq, under UN
ABS CBN News – Quezon City,Philippines
The government is still open to sending another humanitarian contingent
to Iraq, but if it does so, it will be under the auspices of the United
Nations and not…
www.abs-cbnnews.com/NewsStory.aspx?section=National&oid=57084

IRAN Denies Helping Shi'ite Rebels in Iraq
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
Iran's defense minister has denied Iraqi charges that Tehran has supplied
weapons to Shi'ite militiamen battling Iraqi and US forces in parts of
Iraq.…
www.voanews.com/article.cfm?objectID=EABE48A9-51D8-4F0A-ACC30E235ABD0262

OFFICIAL Projects on Iraq Oil Production
Forbes – USA
Iraq has enough oil available in storage tanks to continue exporting crude
until production in its vast southern oil fields returns to normal, possibly
within…
www.forbes.com/business/businesstech/feeds/ap/2004/08/10/ap1498414.html

BRITAIN names soldier killed in Iraq
Xinhua – China
… O'Callaghan's death was the second to hit the unit in Iraq in less
than a week. Private Christopher Rayment, 22, was killed in an accident
in Al Amarah on Aug.…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-08/10/content_1755803.htm

LIST of Foreigners Taken Hostage in Iraq
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
… 7, kidnappers accused Iran of meddling in Iraq's affairs. … In video
aired July 29, insurgents threaten to kill him if his Kuwaiti employer
doesn't leave Iraq.…
www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/world/9363913.htm

FRESH fighting erupts in Iraq's Najaf
Reuters – London,England,UK
NAJAF, Iraq (Reuters) – Fresh fighting has broken out in Iraq's Najaf,
with explosions and gunfire coming from the heart of the holy city where
militiamen…
www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=562062&section=news

IRAQ issues arrest warrants for prominent Iraqi politicians
eTaiwan News – Taipei,Taiwan
Both Ahmad Chalabi and his nephew Salem Chalabi said yesterday that warrants
issued for their arrests by Iraq's Central Criminal Court were part of
a political…
www.etaiwannews.com/World/2004/08/10/1092102916.htm

CRUDE Oil Rises to Record as Security Concerns Halt Iraq Output
Bloomberg – USA
10 (Bloomberg) — Crude oil rose to a record in New York after Agence France-Presse
reported that Iraq, the Middle East's fifth-largest oil producer, stopped

quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000100&sid=ac95yf1FURQU&refer=germany

KERRY says he'd still vote to authorize Iraq war
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
… John F. Kerry for the first time yesterday said he still would have
voted to give President Bush the authority to go to war in Iraq, even
if he had known in…
www.boston.com/news/politics/president/articles/2004/08/10/kerry_says_hed_still_vote_to_authorize_iraq_war

POLAND, US Discuss How Polish Force in Iraq Will Be Reduced
Bloomberg – USA
10 (Bloomberg) — Poland discussed with the US how the Polish contingent
in Iraq will be reduced when the Iraqi government has control in the country,
Poland's…
quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000087&sid=awYypKf.LXu4&refer=top_world_news

PHILIPPINES bracing for reduced or delayed US aid after Iraq row
Channel News Asia – Singapore
… Philippine officials expect a reduction or suspension of development
aid from the United States after Manila's early military pullout from
Iraq last month, a…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_asiapacific/view/100045/1/.html

FIERCE battle in Najaf as Iraq threats spur oil prices to record…
Channel News Asia – Singapore
NAJAF, Iraq : For the fifth straight day US marines battled followers of
Shiite Muslim radical leader Moqtada Sadr in this ancient Shiite holy
city, as threats…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/100022/1/.html

US supports Iraq's decision to ban Al-Jazeera
Hindustan Times – New Delhi,India
… channel. “The United States in Iraq, as elsewhere, supports a free
and open media. … Monday. “And it's a difficult situation in Iraq.…
www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_938509,00050001.htm

FEARS About Iraq and Russia Push Oil to Another Record
New York Times – New York,NY,USA
Crude oil rose to a record $44.98 a barrel after Iraq cut shipments to
tankers in the Persian Gulf because of warnings of possible attacks on
the petroleum…
www.nytimes.com/2004/08/10/business/10oil.html

IRAQ halts oil production; fuel prices shoot up
Sify – Delhi,India
New York: World oil prices closed at new all-time high on Monday as Iraq's
southern oil fields halted pumping to avoid a threatened attack by Shia
Muslim…
sify.com/news/international/fullstory.php?id=13541026

KERRY Says He Wouldn't Have Voted Differently on Iraq
New York Times – New York,NY,USA
… 9 – Senator John Kerry said Monday that he would have voted to authorize
the invasion of Iraq even if he had known all he does now about the apparent
dearth of…
www.nytimes.com/2004/08/10/politics/campaign/10kerry.html

IRAQ gets gold for sheer presence
Newsday – Long Island,NY,USA
… to Athens yesterday, thanks to the Australian Air Force, and were even
fed a hot lunch, the first sign that it won't be a typical Olympic experience
for Iraq.…
www.newsday.com/sports/olympics/columnists/ny-spopow0810,0,4920222.column?coll=ny-sports-olympics-headlines

DAILY look at US military Iraq deaths
Seattle Post Intelligencer – Seattle,WA,USA
As of Monday, Aug. 9, 928 US service members have died since the beginning
of military operations in Iraq in March 2003, according to the Defense
Department.…
seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/apus_story.asp?category=1110&slug=Iraq%20US%20Deaths

FIERCE battle in Najaf as Iraq threats spur oil prices to record…
Channel News Asia – Singapore
NAJAF, Iraq : For the fifth straight day US marines battled followers of
Shiite Muslim radical leader Moqtada Sadr in this ancient Shiite holy
city, as threats…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/100022/1/.html

FEARS About Iraq and Russia Push Oil to Another Record
New York Times – New York,NY,USA
Crude oil rose to a record $44.98 a barrel after Iraq cut shipments to
tankers in the Persian Gulf because of warnings of possible attacks on
the petroleum…
www.nytimes.com/2004/08/10/business/10oil.html

IRAQ halts oil production; fuel prices shoot up
Sify – Delhi,India
New York: World oil prices closed at new all-time high on Monday as Iraq's
southern oil fields halted pumping to avoid a threatened attack by Shia
Muslim…
sify.com/news/international/fullstory.php?id=13541026

KERRY Says He Wouldn't Have Voted Differently on Iraq
New York Times – New York,NY,USA
… 9 – Senator John Kerry said Monday that he would have voted to authorize
the invasion of Iraq even if he had known all he does now about the apparent
dearth of…
www.nytimes.com/2004/08/10/politics/campaign/10kerry.html

IRAQ gets gold for sheer presence
Newsday – Long Island,NY,USA
… to Athens yesterday, thanks to the Australian Air Force, and were even
fed a hot lunch, the first sign that it won't be a typical Olympic experience
for Iraq.…
www.newsday.com/sports/olympics/columnists/ny-spopow0810,0,4920222.column?coll=ny-sports-olympics-headlines

CRYSTAL Lake Marine killed in Iraq
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
CRYSTAL LAKE, Ill. – A 19-year-old Marine from Crystal Lake has been killed
in Iraq, the Defense Department announced Monday. Lance Cpl.…
www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/special_packages/iraq/9359448.htm

NO let-up in Iraq uprising
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
A BRITISH soldier died and five others were injured in Iraq yesterday when
intense fighting erupted in Basra, leading to the suspension of oil production
in…
thescotsman.scotsman.com/international.cfm?id=915932004

CHALABI vows return to Iraq to defend himself against charges
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq – (KRT) – Former US ally Ahmad Chalabi said arrest warrants
that an Iraqi judge issued against him and his nephew over the weekend
are an attempt…
www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/world/9358610.htm

US Withholds Criticism of Iraq's Al-Jazeera Closing
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
The State Department says despite the 30-day closure, Iraq still has “vibrant”
news media. The United States has traditionally been…
www.voanews.com/article.cfm?objectID=5357D627-29B0-4A48-A62FBC881C9D30E1

TOP Iranian diplomat taken hostage in Iraq
Straits Times – Singapore
TEHERAN – An Iranian diplomat has been kidnapped in Baghdad, Iran confirmed
yesterday – a day after militants in Iraq said they had taken a top Iranian

straitstimes.asia1.com.sg/topstories/story/0,4386,266155,00.html

CRUDE Oil Jumps to Record After Iraq Cuts Terminal Shipments
Bloomberg – USA
10 (Bloomberg) — Crude oil rose to a record $44.99 a barrel after Iraq
cut shipments to tankers at its Persian Gulf terminals because of warnings
of possible…
quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000006&sid=azJQ0CLTtWxQ&refer=home

OIL prices hit record high amid Iraq woes
Gulf Daily News – Manama,Bahrain
NEW YORK: World oil prices closed at new all-time highs yesterday as Iraq's
southern oil fields halted pumping to avoid a threatened attack by Shi'ite
militia.…
www.gulf-daily-news.com/Story.asp?Article=88896&Sn=BUSI&IssueID=27143

IRAQ team wants to reclaim Olympics as a symbol of peace
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
ATHENS – (KRT) – Proclaiming “Iraq is here, Iraq is back,” the Iraqi national
team arrived in Athens on Monday, complete with 25 athletes and a conviction
that…
www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/sports/9358814.htm

KERRY stands by 'yes' vote on Iraq war
CNN – USA
… PARK, Arizona (CNN) — Democratic presidential nomiee John Kerry said
Monday he would not have changed his vote to authorize the war against
Iraq, but said he…
www.cnn.com/2004/ALLPOLITICS/08/09/kerry.iraq/

  
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