Iraq News and Information Links June 13 2004
INDIA May Send Army Doctors To Iraq, No Troops: Paper
Tehran Times – Tehran,Iran
NEW DELHI (Reuters) — India may send army doctors and nurses to Iraq but
not troops, the Indian Express newspaper reported on Sunday.…

WANTED for elections in Iraq: a few good judges
Daily Star – Beirut,Lebanon
Among the mostly depressing news coming out of Iraq in recent weeks was
Sunday's announcement that the militant Shiite leader Moqtada al-Sadr
will soon form a…

IRAQ attacks 'undermine confidence' in government
Financial Times – London,England,UK
Escalating attacks on Iraqi officials threaten to undermine efforts by
Iraq's new interim government to build ties with its people, Iraqi officials
have warned…

IRAQ to bring back visas
Melbourne Herald Sun – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
IRAQ is to impose visa restrictions on foreigners entering the country
as part of a campaign to bolster internal security after it regains sovereignty
at the…,5478,9838568%255E1702,00.html

POWELL Speaks on Iraq, Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia – USA
… A democratic Iraq governed under the rule of law, and respecting the
rights of all, would be an example to other countries of the Middle East,
he said.…

TURKISH, Egyptian Hostages Freed in Iraq, Mediator Says
Reuters – USA
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Two foreign hostages, a Turk and an Egyptian, were
freed in Iraq on Sunday, a mediator said, but they have made no public

US Warns of Increasing Threats in Iraq
Guardian – UK
… Iraq's interim president also said tearing down the infamous Abu Ghraib
prison, as President Bush has suggested, would be reactionary and a waste
of money, and…,1282,-4200527,00.html

IRAQ President Won't Destroy Abu Ghraib Prison
Reuters – USA
… regime of former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein, but said it would
be unwise and reactionary to destroy all such symbols, given the high
cost of rebuilding Iraq…

WORLD News > Australian exit from Iraq will be disasterous :…
New Kerala – Ernakulam,Kerala,India
US Secretary of State Colin Powell said Sunday that it would be a political
disaster if Australian troops were taken out of Iraq.…

IRAQ hostage typical of Egyptian migrants
Seattle Post Intelligencer – Seattle,WA,USA
… on a videotape broadcast by Arab TV stations in which a masked men
threatened to kill the hostages unless their governments condemned American
actions in Iraq.…

TRANSPORT company returns from Iraq – Tallahassee,FL,USA
FORT BENNING, Ga. – Friends and family cheered and applauded 69 soldiers
from the 13th Core Support Battalion Saturday as they returned home from

INDIA plans Iraq aid
Washington Times – Washington,DC,USA
New Delhi, India, Jun. 13 (UPI) — India was planning Sunday to put together
a division of troops to help with the “rehabilitation and reconstruction”
of Iraq.…

TWELVE Die in Suicide Bombing as Violence Rocks Iraq
Scotland on Sunday – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
… The suicide attack near the US Army‚s Camp Cuervo in eastern Baghdad
was the 15th car-bombing in Iraq since the start of the month, US officials

WORLD News: Australian exit from Iraq will be disasterous: Powell
Keralanext – Kerala,India
Latham's call for an early troops withdrawal from Iraq came at a time when
the US-led coalition forces faced repeated terrorist attacks and harsh
criticism for…

LABOR prepares Iraq shift
The Australian – Australia
MARK Latham's apparent use of nuance yesterday for his plan to withdraw
Australian troops from Iraq this year suggests George W. Bush could continue
to claim…,5744,9815976%255E31477,00.html

IRAQ'S Al-Sadr To Form Political Party
Radio Free Europe – Prague,Czech Republic
… year — a charge al-Sadr denies. Al-Sadr's Imam Al-Mahdi Army launched
an armed uprising against US-led forces in Iraq in April.

MPS Urge Blair 'To Admit to Mistakes on Iraq'
Scotland on Sunday – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
By Vivienne Morgan, Political Staff, PA News. The Government should seek
to win back public trust by admitting its mistakes over Iraq, Labour MPs
urged today.…

TURKISH, Egyptian Hostages Released In Iraq
Radio Free Europe – Prague,Czech Republic
… A wave of kidnappings began sweeping through Iraq in April when US
forces launched an operation in the town of Al-Fallujah and a radical
Shi'a cleric, Muqtada…

POWELL: failure not an option in Iraq
KPLC-TV – Lake Charles,LA,USA
Powell tells NBC's “Meet the Press” that the assassinations of a top Iraqi
diplomat and a civil servant won't deter the US from helping Iraq.…

AUSTRALIA'S withdrawal from Iraq to be a political disaster:…
Xinhua – China
… June 13 (Xinhuanet) — US Secretary of State Colin Powell said Sunday
that it would be a political disaster if Australian troops were taken
out of Iraq.…

WAVE Of Assasination Attempts In Iraq Continues
Radio Free Europe – Prague,Czech Republic
… The US military command in Iraq says the car bomb was detonated as
police tried to stop it from driving into the heavily guarded Camp Cuervo.

LABOR trips up in plan for Iraq
The Australian – Australia
… Let's see what the advice is,” he said. On March 30, Labor backbencher
Dick Adams said Labor could send peacekeepers to Iraq if the UN sanctioned
the move.…,5744,9835517%255E421,00.html

EDUCATION ministry official assassinated in Iraq
Financial Times – London,England,UK
A senior official in Iraq's education ministry was shot and fatally wounded
in Baghdad on Sunday in the second assassination of a top government official
in as…

TOP diplomat killed in blow to new Iraq regime
Calcutta Telegraph – Calcutta,India
Baghdad, June 12 (Reuters): Gunmen killed a top Iraqi diplomat today in
the first high-profile assassination in Iraq since an interim government
took over on…

RECENT major bomb attacks in Iraq
Sydney Morning Herald – Sydney,New South Wales,Australia
… Khan Bani Saad. December 14 – Car bomb rips through police station
in Khalidiyah in western Iraq, killing at least 17. December 27…

ASSASSINS kill senior diplomat in Iraq
San Francisco Chronicle – San Francisco,CA,USA
… carried out the first assassination of a top Iraqi official since the
new interim government took office 12 days ago, fatally shooting Iraq's
most senior…

NDA Plans To Target Natwar On Iraq Issue In Coming Days
IndoLink – San Ramon,CA,USA
… as after facing a sharp reaction back home, External Affairs Minister
Natwar Singh has clarified that, “the question of sending Indian troops
to Iraq does not…

US 0-for-50 in air strikes on Iraq leaders at war's start
San Francisco Chronicle – San Francisco,CA,USA
… least 13 Iraqi leaders, including Gen. Izzat Ibrahim, Iraq's No. 2
official, the officials said. Ibrahim is still at large, along…

BLAIR takes drubbing over Iraq
Xinhua – China
BEIJING, June 13 (Xinhuanet) — LONDON: Britons angry over Iraq have punished
Prime Minister Tony Blair in local elections, relegating his Labour Party
to an…

CAR Bomb in Iraq's Capital Kills 12 People , Wounds 13 Others ,…
Bloomberg – USA
… reported. Unidentified gunmen today also shot dead Kamal Jarrah, an
official in Iraq's Education Ministry, outside his home in the city.…

INDIA News > 'Pakistan-based Lashker raises suicide squads in…
New Kerala – Ernakulam,Kerala,India
… Pakistan-based terror group active in Jammu and Kashmir, has raised
a “full-blown unit for suicide squad operations against Western forces”
in Iraq, a media…

INDIA News > India remains divided over Iraq involvement
New Kerala – Ernakulam,Kerala,India
… that began with External Affairs Minister Natwar Singh's statement
in Washington that India may have to take a “fresh look” at the situation
in Iraq provoked a…

Newsday – Long Island,NY,USA
BY CECELIA M. LYNCH. Can the United Nations maintain its moral legitimacy
while giving its stamp of approval to US actions in Iraq?…,0,2714540.story?coll=ny-viewpoints-headlines

AUSTRALIAN Iraq exit won't hurt US ties
Reuters – London,England,UK
SYDNEY (Reuters) – The United States will maintain close relations with
Australia even if a new government withdraws Australian troops from Iraq,
US Secretary…

SLAYINGS Point Up Weak Spot in Iraq's Interim Government
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
… The urgent need for such discussions in Iraq was highlighted today
when gunmen killed the cultural affairs officer for the Education Ministry,
the second…

IRAQ: Abuse scandal debate escalates
Grand Forks Herald – Grand Forks,ND,USA
… a move that would permit a top to bottom examination of the actions
of the military chain of command, including those of the commander of
all US forces in Iraq…

IRAQ war casualty laid to rest
The Republican – Springfield,MA,USA
… Markus J. Johnson, who was killed in Iraq June 1. Johnson … service.
Armstrong said Johnson was proud to have joined the Army and gone to Iraq.

WINNING UN support for the mission in Iraq
Miami Herald (subscription) – Miami,FL,USA
The unanimous support of the UN Security Council for a resolution ending
the formal occupation of Iraq by June 30 won't bring US troops home right
away, but it…

US friends left hapless by policy on Iraq
Miami Herald (subscription) – Miami,FL,USA
… the beaches of Normandy to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the D-Day
landings, much of the talk concerned the divisions between America and
Europe over Iraq.…

EDUCATION Ministry Official Killed in Iraq
Washington Post – Washington,DC,USA
BAGHDAD, June 13 – A senior official in Iraq's education ministry was shot
and fatally wounded in Baghdad on Sunday in the second assassination of
a top…

INDIA News: India remains divided over Iraq involvement
Keralanext – Kerala,India
It all began when Natwar Singh travelled to the US to attend Ronald Reagan's
funeral and said India would take a “new look” at sending troops to Iraq.

GUARD combat unit prepares for Iraq
The Tennessean – Nashville,TN,USA
By MATT GOURAS. KNOXVILLE ˜ Soldiers from the 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment
in East Tennessee never expected to be sent to fight in Iraq.…

SEVEN Turkish hostages released in Iraq: embassy
Hi Pakistan – Lahore,Pakistan
BAGHDAD: Seven Turkish construction workers kidnapped in Iraq earlier in
the week have been released and are on their way home, the Turkish embassy
in Baghdad…

MOST in poll say Iraq not worth going to war
Houston Chronicle – Houston,TX,USA
WASHINGTON — Most US voters now say it was not worth going to war in Iraq,
but an overwhelming majority reject the idea of setting a deadline to
withdraw all…

7 hostages released in Iraq, 3 killed
Deepika – India
BAGHDAD : Seven Turkish hostages seized in Iraq this week were freed on
Saturday, but a Lebanese and two Iraqi hostages abducted in a separate
incident were…

AN Exit Strategy for the Bush Administration in Iraq: Independent… – USA
… Since it is unlikely that violence in Iraq will diminish after June
30, attacks on American troops will continue, which means more American

BLAIR acknowledges Iraq factor in local elections rout
CBC News – Canada
LONDON, ENGLAND – Prime Minister Tony Blair on Saturday returned to Britain
and acknowledged the slap in face voters had given him over the Iraq war
in local…

MUCH of Iraq handover done
Minneapolis Star Tribune (subscription) – Minneapolis,MN,USA
BAGHDAD — With less than three weeks to go before sovereignty returns
to Iraq, US and Iraqi officials are saying that much of the transfer has
already happened…

LABOR'S two stories on Iraq: Downer
Melbourne Herald Sun – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
FOREIGN Minister Alexander Downer today accused the federal opposition
of playing a cynical game of deceit over its policy on Australian troops
in Iraq.…,5478,9832346%255E1702,00.html

BIG danger, big bucks characterize civilian contractor's Iraq…
Winston Salem Journal – Winston-Salem,NC,USA
The way David Shoe of Randolph County tells it, his stint as a civilian
contractor in Iraq started when a buddy asked him to tag along to “watch
his back.”.…

IRAQ Tactics Have Long History With US Interrogators
Washington Post – USA
… situation.”. The specific coercive methods it describes echo today's
news stories about Guantanamo and the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq.…

IRAQ still clouds Wall Street
Business Report – Johannesburg,South Africa
… Street rally gathered steam over the past week, but analysts are keeping
a guarded outlook for the market with the June 30 handover of power in
Iraq looming.…

1 word, many views in Iraq
Dallas Morning News (subscription) – Dallas,TX,USA
By TOD ROBBERSON / The Dallas Morning News. LONDON ˆ More than 150,000
foreign troops will remain in Iraq with no firm date for their departure.

DAMAGE Control in Iraq
Washington Post – Washington,DC,USA
… A whirlwind of summiteering in Georgia and bargaining at the United
Nations over a new resolution on Iraq gained the administration favorable
headlines and…

LABOR would leave some troops in Iraq: Rudd
The Age – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
Labor foreign affairs spokesman Kevin Rudd today said Labor could leave
some troops inside Iraq past Christmas to guard Australian diplomats,
if the party won…

CHALLENGES abound for soldiers in Iraq
Dallas Morning News (subscription) – Dallas,TX,USA
… So goes the battle for hearts and minds in Iraq, amid a struggle against
insurgents who are determined to derail US efforts in Iraq.…

GWYNNE Dyer: Allies trying to help US leave Iraq, but Bush sees…
Minneapolis Star Tribune (subscription) – Minneapolis,MN,USA
President Bush has had a good two weeks on Iraq. A United Nations special
envoy helped to choose the members of an Iraqi interim government.…

TROOPS may stay for diplomats
Melbourne Herald Sun – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
KEY Opposition figures today indicated some troops could be left in Iraq
after Christmas under a Labor government. Labor foreign…,5478,9832151%255E1702,00.html

'IRAQ' is now shorthand for all that voters dislike about Blair – London,England,UK
… followed. Iraq, he conceded, had indeed (to borrow the metaphor used
earlier by the Prime Minister) cast “a shadow” over the elections.…

NO rethink on troops to Iraq issue: Indian FM
Daily Times – Pakistan
NEW DELHI: Indian Foreign Minister Natwar Singh on Saturday said there
was “no reconsideration‰ of India‚s decision not to send troops
to Iraq.…

SADDAM'S half-brother behind Iraq PM 'hit' – London,England,UK
… In the bedroom of his home in Epsom, Ayad Allawi, who was then a little-known
opposition leader exiled from Iraq, found himself fighting an axeman sent

HOW America armed Iraq
Sunday Herald – Glasgow,Scotland,UK
… had “identified many US-manufactured items exported pursuant of licences
issued by the US department of commerce that were used to further Iraq‚s

ILL. group to pay bill for ISU student in Iraq
Indianapolis Star – Indianapolis,IN,USA
… support group in Illinois is collecting donations from its members
to pay a $270 ambulance bill that was sent to an Army Reservist on active
duty in Iraq.…

BRAHIMI quits post as UN envoy in Iraq
Ha'aretz – Israel
NEW YORK – Lakhdar Brahimi, the United Nations special envoy to Iraq, announced
his resignation from the post at a meeting yesterday of the Security Council

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