Iraq News and Information Links August 11 2004
US Marines in Iraq prepare for final assault on Najaf
Daily Star – Beirut,Lebanon
… On the political front, leading politician Ahmed Chalabi, once tipped
to lead post-war Iraq, returned to Baghdad to face an arrest warrant that
has rocked the…
www.dailystar.com.lb/article.asp?edition_id=10&categ_id=2&article_id=7214

CHALABI returns to Iraq
Melbourne Herald Sun – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
AHMAD Chalabi, a former Governing Council member wanted in Iraq on counterfeiting
charges, has returned to the country to face the accusations, an official

www.heraldsun.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5478,10418991%255E1702,00.html

BUSH Mocks Kerry On Iraq
CBS News – USA
By David Paul Kuhn. By Dotty Lynch. By Bob Schieffer. (CBS/AP) President
Bush mocked rival John Kerry's stand on the Iraq war Tuesday and rejected
the Democrat's…
www.cbsnews.com/stories/2004/08/11/politics/main635342.shtml

BUSH bombs Kerry on Iraq
Times of India – India
NICEVILLE: President Bush accused Democrat John Kerry of shifting positions
on the Iraq war on Tuesday as he opened a campaign with a bus tour in
Florida.…
timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/811326.cms

JORDANIAN kidnapped in Iraq released
Xinhua – China
… Ministry said Wednesday. Taha's brother Yassin Al Maharamah told the
source that Taha isnow in the Jordanian Embassy in Iraq. He called…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-08/12/content_1764401.htm

OIL: Price higher as Iraq threats counter Saudi oil pledge
New Zealand Herald – Auckland,New Zealand
LONDON – Oil prices closed higher on Wednesday after bombing threats by
an anti-US militia in Iraq raised the spectre of more export disruptions
and countered…
www.nzherald.co.nz/latestnewsstory.cfm?storyID=3583839&thesection=business&thesubsection=latest

NEWSMAKER Profile: al-Sistani Commands Universal Respect in Iraq
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
In Iraq, where followers of a radical Shia cleric have been battling US
forces for days, the country's most revered Shia religious leader has
been not only…
www.voanews.com/article.cfm?objectID=379241EF-07E2-4F7B-BE1708714A7ADF7E

QUASI-COUP in Iraq
Tehran Times – Tehran,Iran
The recent events in Najaf and the measures taken by the joint US and Iraqi
police forces led by Iraq‚s interior minister and the Najaf governor
to suppress…
www.tehrantimes.com/Description.asp?Da=8/12/2004&Cat=14&Num=001

ISLAMIC militants sends Italy “final warning” over withdrawal from…
Xinhua – China
… with terrorist attacks sent a “final warning” to the Italian people
on Wednesday via the Internet, demanding Italy pull its troops out of
Iraq, Italian media…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-08/12/content_1764402.htm

IRAQ'S Chalabi Returns to Baghdad to Face Warrant
Reuters – USA
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Leading Iraqi politician Ahmad Chalabi returned to
Iraq on Wednesday to face an arrest warrant that could land him in jail
for years, an…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=5941771

BODY of Second Bulgarian Hostage in Iraq Identified
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
Officials in Bulgaria say they have identified the body of a second Bulgarian
truck driver kidnapped in Iraq last month. Bulgaria's…
www.voanews.com/article.cfm?objectID=CABDA6AB-B164-4A77-871A4F53D50089EA

US military prepares 'major assaults' against Sadr army in Iraq
Channel News Asia – Singapore
NAJAF, Iraq : The US military said it was poised to crush a Shiite Muslim
uprising, which Iraqi officials have blamed for halving key oil exports,
after…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/100306/1/.html

CHALABI Returns to Iraq to Face Charges
Guardian – UK
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) – Ahmad Chalabi, a former Governing Council member wanted
in Iraq on counterfeiting charges, has returned to the country to face
the charges…
www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-4410861,00.html

OIL Holds Strong Near $45 on Iraq, Russia
Reuters – USA
LONDON (Reuters) – Oil prices held strong near record highs on Wednesday
as sabotage in Iraq, worries about Russian oil company YUKOS and a fresh
warning on…
www.reuters.com/financeNewsArticle.jhtml?type=businessNews&storyID=5935382

BUSH pounces on rival over comment on Iraq
International Herald Tribune – Paris,France
… conservative Panhandle Tuesday, President George W. Bush wanted to
let supporters know that he had a new backer for his decision to invade
Iraq – Senator John…
www.iht.com/articles/533492.html

FOUR journos kidnapped in Iraq
News24 – South Africa
… the kidnapping of Iranian diplomat Fereydoun Jahani, who went missing
on August 4 on the road leading from Baghdad to Karbala, in central Iraq,
where Tehran…
www.news24.com/News24/World/Iraq/0,,2-10-1460_1571414,00.html

IRAQ oil flowing again
ic Wales – Wales,UK
Production resumed at Iraq's vast southern oil fields after authorities
reached an accord with militant Shiites who had threatened to attack the
country's…
icwales.icnetwork.co.uk/0100news/0700world/tm_objectid
=14519144&method=full&siteid=50082&headline=iraq-oil-flowing-again-name_page.html

IF only it were just Iraq, Prime Minister
The Age – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
… assessments. There is still a reluctance to be frank with the public
about the reasons for decisions on Iraq and their consequences.…
www.theage.com.au/articles/2004/08/11/1092102518806.html

DEAD soldier's family call for Iraq pull-out
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
THE family of a soldier shot dead by militiamen in Basra days before he
was due home have called on the Prime Minister to pull troops out of Iraq.

news.scotsman.com/uk.cfm?id=924342004

BUSH Mocks Kerry's 'Nuance' on Iraq
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
… John F. Kerry to explain his position on the Iraq war, President Bush
on Tuesday derided Kerry's answer as disingenuous, accusing him of finding
“a new nuance…
www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/politics/whitehouse/la-na-bush11aug11,1,3704792.story?coll=la-news-politics-white_house

PHILIPPINES withdraws Iraq deployment offer
ABC Online – Australia
The Philippines has abruptly scrapped its offer to send peacekeeping troops
back to Iraq under a United Nations framework in a fresh turnaround that
risks…
www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200408/s1174440.htm

  
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