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October 12 2004
Bush Hammers Kerry, Defends Iraq War
Reuters – USA
(Reuters) – President Bush on Tuesday hammered away at Democrat John Kerry as a tax-and-spend liberal and said his decision to invade Iraq was the toughest he
UN watchdog says nuclear equipment vanished in Iraq
Turkish Press – Turkey
and materials that could be used to make nuclear weapons, in some cases entire buildings housing sophisticated technology, are disappearing from Iraq, the UN
Rumsfeld appeals for NATO help in Iraq
Turkish Press – Turkey
in the Carpathian Mountains are expected to take up a NATO plan to train Iraqi security forces in a significant expansion of the alliance's involvement in Iraq …,1282,-4545733,00.html
Cheney: Iraq Could Have Been Arms Source
Guardian – UK
DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) – Vice President Dick Cheney, who acknowledged last week that Iraq had produced no weapons of mass destruction after 1991, said Tuesday
Blair can't escape Iraq cloud at Labour meeting
LONDON – The image of a British hostage in Iraq pleading for his life in a video released on Wednesday is certainly not helping Prime Minister Tony Blair
UN agency: Nuclear materials vanish in Iraq
UNITED NATIONS (CNN) — Equipment and materials that could be used to make nuclear weapons have disappeared from Iraq, warns the chief of the atomic watchdog
Islamic insurgents release 10 Turkish hostages in Iraq, Turkish
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) Islamic insurgents released 10 Turkish hostages in Iraq, and their employer said Tuesday that his company will resume operations in the
Straw pressed for apology on Iraq
IAfrica South African News – Cape Town,South Africa
Jack Straw was pressed Tuesday for a “full apology” on how his government presented intelligence to the public as it built its case for the war in Iraq.

Romanian president says Iraq war 'moral'
Seattle Post Intelligencer – Seattle,WA,USA
BUCHAREST, Romania — President Ion Iliescu said Tuesday the war against Iraq was “moral and legitimate” after meeting US Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld
Iraq downplays missing materials report
Reuters – London,England,UK
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – If UN nuclear inspectors want to return to Iraq to check for missing equipment and materials, they are welcome, a government minister says.
New Offensives In Iraq On Hold
CBS News – USA
(CBS/AP) The United States will put off major offensives against insurgent strongholds in Iraq — deemed crucial At least 1,064 US troops have died in Iraq.
Confusion over Iraq nuclear assets
BBC News – London,England,UK
The statement by Mohamed ElBaradei, head of the UN's nuclear monitoring agency, on the disappearance of nuclear equipment and materials in Iraq, may give rise
Turkish captives released in Iraq
Al-Jazeera – Qatar
Ten Turkish hostages held captive by a group in Iraq since last month have returned to their company's offices in Baghdad. “We can
Quintuplets born as dad hurt in Iraq
Chicago Sun Times – Chicago,IL,USA
Horton's husband, Joshua, had to miss the arrival of the Horton Five, as they've been dubbed by family members, because of the war in Iraq.,3604,1325364,00.html
Nuclear items missing in Iraq
Guardian – UK
Equipment and materials that could be used to make nuclear weapons have disappeared from Iraq, the UN's nuclear watchdog warned yesterday.

10 Turkish hostages freed in Iraq
Seattle Post Intelligencer – Seattle,WA,USA
By SELCAN HACAOGLU. ANKARA, Turkey — Turkey's foreign minister confirmed Tuesday that 10 Turks abducted last month in Iraq had been freed.
Iraq mosque raids anger residents
Mail & Guardian Online (subscription) – Johannesburg,South Africa
US warplanes struck twice early on Tuesday, destroying a popular restaurant and a house that the US command said were used by members of Iraq's most feared
UN worries over missing nuke-related gear in Iraq
Seattle Times – Seattle,WA,USA
NATIONS — The chief of the UN nuclear-watchdog agency, Mohamed ElBaradei, expressed concern yesterday at the disappearance from Iraq's nuclear facilities of
US raid destroys Iraq restaurant
Reuters – London,England,UK
FALLUJA, Iraq (Reuters) – American warplanes have flattened Falluja's most popular restaurant overnight, killing two security guards, in what the military said
Turkish contractor, Kurdish translator beheaded in Iraq
Xinhua – Beijing,China
vi deo on the internet of the beheading of two men it identifies as a Turkish contractor and an Iraqi Kurdish translator, it says worked with US forces in Iraq …
Poll: US allies' residents link Iraq war, more terror
Indianapolis Star – Indianapolis,IN,USA
More than two-thirds of the people living in Australia, Britain and Italy — three countries allied with the United States in the Iraq war — believe the war
Iraq's donors to hold meeting in Tokyo
Xinhua – Beijing,China
Donors from around 50 countries and international organizations are to gather Wednesday in Tokyo for a two-day meeting on the reconstruction efforts in Iraq.

Sadr shows the way in Iraq
Khaleej Times – Dubai,United Arab Emirates
IT IS not often that good news comes out of Iraq. I am sure, dear readers, that this will have a positive and far-reaching impact on the life in Iraq.
Iraq-pact leaders face doubt at home
Washington Times – Washington,DC,USA
All three leaders happen to be staunch allies of the US-led war in Iraq. Leaders of several countries that opposed the Iraq war
Web video shows 2 beheaded in Iraq
Atlanta Journal Constitution (subscription) – Atlanta,GA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq — A Turkish contractor and an Iraqi Kurdish translator were beheaded on a video posted Monday, and a statement said they had been taken captive
Nuclear materials 'vanish' in Iraq
UNITED NATIONS (CNN) — Equipment and materials that could be used to make nuclear weapons have disappeared from Iraq, the chief of the UN's atomic watchdog
Iran plots Ramadan infiltration in Iraq
Washington Times – Washington,DC,USA
Iranian dissident living in Paris says up to 800 clerics and theology students from Iran are in the process of infiltrating cities in neighboring Iraq in time
Iraq Shiite militia starts handing in weapons
Philippine Daily Inquirer – Makati City,Philippines
BAGHDAD, Iraq — Radical Shiite cleric Moqtada Sadr's militia slowly began turning in weapons Monday under a deal with the Iraqi government aimed at bringing a
Terrorism and Iraq war dominate US election campaign
ABC Online – Australia
TONY EASTLEY: It's less than a month now until the United States election and terrorism and the war in Iraq continue to dominate that campaign, to the virtual
Edwards disputes Rice on Iraq
Economic Times – New Delhi,India
was responding to US national security adviser Condoleezza Rice, who said that President Bush was “absolutely” correct to have launched the invasion of Iraq …
MPs to quiz ministers over Iraq
Ananova – England,UK
MPs are getting their first chance to quiz the Government over Iraq since Parliament broke for the summer in July. Foreign Secretary
Election in Afghanistan Touted As Model for Iraq — to a Point
Washington Post – Washington,DC,USA
in the US presidential campaign, the Bush administration is promoting the tentative success of Afghanistan's election as a hopeful model for Iraq's future: a
Nuclear weapons materials 'vanish from Iraq'
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
Story in full EQUIPMENT and materials that could be used to make nuclear weapons are disappearing from Iraq but neither Baghdad nor Washington appears to have

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