Iraq News and Information Links June 14 2004
HALLIBURTON Iraq Contract Properly Awarded, GAO Says (Update1)
Bloomberg – USA
… The GAO report found that of 25 new contracts in Iraq, representing
about 80 percent of reconstruction appropriations, ``involved circumstances
that the law…
quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000103&sid=aOT9GhHJ31I8&refer=us

EXTREMISM sweeping Iraq among Sunni, Shiite Muslims alike
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq – (KRT) – Instead of becoming a Middle Eastern model of pro-Western
democracy, as the Bush administration had hoped, Iraq is being swept by
Sunni…
www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/world/8921711.htm

JAPANESE Troops To Stay In Iraq After Transition: Koizumi
Tehran Times – Tehran,Iran
TOKYO (AFP) — Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi said Monday Tokyo
will keep its troops in Iraq for non-combat purposes alongside a multinational
force…
www.tehrantimes.com/Description.asp?Da=6/15/2004&Cat=4&Num=003

US Trucks Carrying Radioactive Materials Intercepted In Iraq-…
Tehran Times – Tehran,Iran
… UAE-based daily Al-Khaleej reported on Monday that Kuwaiti tariff officials
have intercepted a truck loaded with radioactive materials in the Iraq-Kuwait
border…
www.tehrantimes.com/Description.asp?Da=6/15/2004&Cat=4&Num=020

BRITISH soldiers face Iraq abuse charges
ABC Online – Australia
… themselves. The allegations came to light a year ago when one soldier
who had returned from Iraq took his film in for processing.…
www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200406/s1131733.htm

IRAQ PM: US will hand over Saddam
BBC News – London,England,UK
Iraqi Prime Minister Iyad Allawi says the US-led coalition will hand over
all detainees – including Saddam Hussein – to the interim Iraqi government.

news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/3807119.stm

RUSSELL back from Iraq, says thanks for support
Carmi Times – Carmi,IL,USA
… old. Last week, S.Sgt. Russell, a native of White County, returned
home from Fort Hood, Texas, following a stint in Iraq. Russell…
www.carmitimes.com/articles/2004/06/14/news/news2.txt

5 foreigners among 13 dead in Iraq blast
Daily Star – Beirut,Lebanon
… British Defense Secretary Geoffrey Hoon began a surprise 24-hour trip
to the southern city of Basra, where most of Britain's 8,530 troops in
Iraq are deployed.…
www.dailystar.com.lb/article.asp?edition_id=10&categ_id=2&article_id=5283

IRAQ rebels make contractors' task tough
Seattle Post Intelligencer – Seattle,WA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq — The deadly car bombing of a convoy of General Electric
contractors Monday dramatizes the dangerous challenge the United States
faces as it…
seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/apmideast_story.asp?category=1107&slug=Iraq%20Power%20Woes

IRAQ needs better security, legitimacy, economy
Daily Yomiuri – Tokyo,Japan
The Iraq war roiled the world of international diplomacy as few other issues
have since 1945. Those … recover. Iraq's recovery must start now.…
www.yomiuri.co.jp/newse/20040615wo41.htm

IRAQ Neighbors Wait for Stability
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari said recently that the departure
of the US-led coalition authority in Iraq could pave the way for improved
relations with…
www.voanews.com/article.cfm?objectID=56107A31-C73D-4750-A6F4FCE4357A3699

HEARING Set for Woman in Iraq Abuse Case
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
FORT BRAGG, NC – A military court hearing for an Army reservist seen in
some of the most notorious abuse photos from Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison
will begin June 22…
www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/consumer_news/8920739.htm

FIVE Foreign Contractors Among 13 Dead in Iraq Blast
Reuters – USA
… The initial information shows that the person who carried out the bombing
was not Iraqi and came from outside Iraq,” he told Al Arabiya television.

www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=5416911

BLAIR limits NATO Iraq role to training
Reuters – London,England,UK
LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Tony Blair says he expects any further
NATO role in Iraq to be limited to training security forces, rejecting
talk of a split…
www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=529474&section=news

BRITONS Killed by Iraq Bomb Worked for Security Company
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
… The dead men, who have not been identified, were employees of London-based
Olive Security, which has around 300 members of staff in Iraq.…
news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=3064810

LINE of fire: Baker lawyer banks on Iraq
MSNBC – USA
… protection (despite what John Grisham may have you believe), but then
again, most attorneys are not trying to forge new business relationships
in Iraq, either.…
msnbc.msn.com/id/5209506/

TOP-RANKING military and civilian officials approved torture in…
Granma International – La Habana,Cuba
LONDON/LOS ANGELES/BAGHDAD.˜New evidence of the torture inflicted by
US soldiers in Iraq confirms that such procedures were approved and supported
by top…
www.granma.cu/ingles/2004/junio/lun14/25nuw.html

KIWIS under fire in Iraq
Stuff.co.nz – New Zealand
A mortar attack on a military base housing 61 New Zealanders in Basra has
not put the Government off its deployment of troops to Iraq.…
www.stuff.co.nz/stuff/0,2106,2941337a10,00.html

ATTORNEY General to charge four soldiers with Iraq abuse
Reuters – London,England,UK
… pictures — later proven to be fakes — it said showed British troops
abusing prisoners, with supporting testimony from anonymous troops who
had served in Iraq…
www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=529453&section=news

IRAQ war exposes weakness of American empire
Infoshop News – USA
By PB Floyd. For those hoping to limit the American empire‚s power and
violence, the outcome of the war on Iraq has in some ways been a very
good thing.…
www.infoshop.org/inews/stories.php?story=04/06/14/9924945

NO regrets over Iraq despite election drubbing: Blair spokesman
EUbusiness – London,UK
British Prime Minister Tony Blair is not about to express regret over the
Iraq war despite the pounding handed out to his Labour Party in European
and local…
www.eubusiness.com/afp/040614140028.b7bgad4g

THIRTEEN die in Iraq suicide blast
Reuters – London,England,UK
… contractors were employees of a wholly-owned GE subsidiary, Granite
Services, and the other two were security staff contracted to the company's
team in Iraq.…
www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=529387&section=news

WESTERN Power Workers Killed in Iraq Car Blast
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
… Louise Binns, a spokeswoman for the international company, refused
to reveal details of the employees‚ nationalities but said work in Iraq
would continue.…
news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=3063853

FOUR British soldiers charged with Iraq assault
Reuters – London,England,UK
… Reuters) – Britain is to charge four soldiers from the Royal Fusiliers
with indecently assaulting prisoners while they were serving in Iraq,
the Attorney…
www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=529409&section=news

RED Cross urges Iraq POW action
BBC News – London,England,UK
The Red Cross says Iraqi prisoners – Saddam Hussein included – must be
released or charged ahead of a formal end of occupation on 30 June.…
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/3805747.stm

ATTACKERS kill five Kurdish army recruits in Iraq
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Attackers killed five Kurdish army recruits in central
Iraq, and police returned the victims' remains to their families Monday,
officials…
www.boston.com/dailynews/166/world/Attackers_kill_five_Kurdish_ar:.shtml

OFFICERS were told last year of Iraq abuses
International Herald Tribune – Paris,France
The disclosure of the documents raises new questions about whether senior
officers in Iraq were alerted about serious abuses at the prison before
January.…
www.iht.com/articles/524787.htm

CAR Bomb Kills Five Foreigners in Iraq
Atlanta Journal Constitution (subscription) – Atlanta,GA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP)—A car bomb tore through a convoy Monday in central
Baghdad, killing at least 12 people, including an American and four other
foreigners…
www.ajc.com/news/content/news/ap/ap_story.html/Intl/AP.V2117.AP-Iraq.html

DARK Iraq: The other power struggle
International Herald Tribune – Paris,France
… to its reliance on by-the-book engineering, the United States has failed
by a wide margin to meet its long-stated goal of reviving Iraq's electricity
output…
www.iht.com/articles/524817.htm

DELAYS Hit US-Funded Iraq Oil Projects
Reuters – USA
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – US-funded projects to repair Iraq's oil industry have
run into severe delays, damaging efforts to raise output needed to raise
funds for…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=businessNews&storyID=5415324

CAR Bombings Kill at Least 12 in Iraq
Indiana Gazette – Indiana County,PA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq – A car bomb tore through a convoy Monday in central Baghdad,
killing at least 12 people, including an American and four other foreigners
working…
www.zwire.com/site/news.cfm?BRD=1078&dept_id=151021&newsid=11944542&PAG=461&rfi=9

JAPAN to Keep Troops in Iraq
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi says Tokyo will keep its troops
in Iraq after the interim government takes over in Baghdad on June 30.

www.voanews.com/article.cfm?objectID=A4DEB239-3821-4A49-A8F8B90D918DA67C

FEAR and favor: The Australia-Iraq-US equation
Asia Times Online – Hong Kong
… Answering a question from an Australian journalist regarding the opposition
Labor Party's policy of withdrawing the country's 850 troops from Iraq,
Bush said…
www.atimes.com/atimes/Front_Page/FF15Aa04.html

2ND Iraq official slain
Chicago Tribune (subscription) – Chicago,IL,USA
… Kamal al-Jarah, 63, a senior official at Iraq's Education Ministry,
was gunned down outside his home in the predominantly Sunni neighborhood
of Ghazaliya.…
www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chi-0406140141jun14,1,5394375.story?coll=chi-news-hed

AT Least 12 Killed in Iraq Car Bombings
Washington Post – Washington,DC,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq – A car bomb tore through a convoy in central Baghdad on
Monday, killing at least three foreigners working to rebuild Iraq's power
plants.…
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A39864-2004Jun14.html

IRAQ car bomb targets foreigners
BBC News – London,England,UK
Iraq's Prime Minister Iyad Allawi said five foreign contractors were known
to be among the dead. … These people were helping rebuild Iraq.…
news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/3804021.stm

AT least 13 die in Iraq suicide bombing
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
… Police fired in the air to try to clear people from the area. A US
military official said there had been 15 car bombs in Iraq since the beginning
of the month.
news.scotsman.com/international.cfm?id=674542004

IRAQ'S leaders resisting US legal demands
San Francisco Chronicle – San Francisco,CA,USA
Baghdad — In an early test of its imminent sovereignty, Iraq's new government
has been resisting a US demand that thousands of foreign contract workers
here…
www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2004/06/14/MNGAO75R1L1.DTL

JAPANESE troops to stay in Iraq after transition: Koizumi
SpaceDaily – USA
Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi said Monday Tokyo will keep its
troops in Iraq for non-combat purposes alongside a multinational force
after the…
www.spacewar.com/2004/040614075828.4sy4dano.html

LOCAL Soldiers Head for Iraq
WIVB – Buffalo,NY,USA
(Buffalo, NY, June 14, 2004) – – More local soldiers are heading for a
tour of duty in Iraq. Members of the 42nd Infantry Division…
www.wivb.com/Global/story.asp?S=1937958&nav=0RapNsl3

FIVE French among dead in Iraq bombing
The Globe and Mail – Canada
… bomb exploded during rush hour Monday on a busy street in Baghdad,
killing 12 people ˜ five of them French contractors working to rebuild
Iraq's power plants…
www.globeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20040614.wbomb0614/BNStory/Front/

UK, US, French, Philippine Citizens Die in Iraq, AFP Says
Bloomberg – USA
… The Iraqi leader said attacks in Iraq are expected to increase and
that the government will work hard to capture all militants and ``achieve
victory.'' The…
quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000087&sid=aLt_MZPkG4rA&refer=top_world_news

SEOUL to Finalize Iraq Troop Dispatch Issue
Korea Times – Seoul,South Korea
The Seoul government is planning to wrap up the debate and come to a final
arrangement for the dispatch of troops to help reconstruction in Iraq
within this…
times.hankooki.com/lpage/200406/kt2004061417524212070.htm

JAPAN prepares to join multinational force in Iraq
Arab Times – Middle East
TOKYO (Reuters) – Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi began laying the groundwork
for Japan's participation in a multinational force for Iraq, saying on
Monday…
www.arabtimesonline.com/arabtimes/breakingnews/view.asp?msgID=6187

ATTACKS linked to Iraq power switch
Detroit Free Press – Detroit,MI,USA
… to return limited sovereignty to an interim Iraqi government June 30,
the United States and its Iraqi allies are battling insurgents for control
of Iraq.…
www.freep.com/news/nw/iraq14_20040614.htm

US warns of more violence in Iraq
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
… Iraq's interim president also said that tearing down the infamous Abu
Ghraib prison, as President Bush has suggested, would be reactionary and
a waste of money…
www.boston.com/news/nation/washington/articles/2004/06/14/us_warns_of_more_violence_in_iraq

IRAQ needs • 16.6 bn to boost oil production
Ireland Online – Dublin,Ireland
Pre-war hopes that foreign investment would quickly turn Iraq into a major
oil supplier were “too optimistic” and the industry is likely to remain
starved…
212.2.162.45/news/story.asp?j=107464496&p=yx7465zxz&n=107465256

BOMB kills 12 outside US base in Iraq
Baltimore Sun – Baltimore,MD,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq – At least a dozen people were killed and 13 wounded in a
suicide car bombing outside a US military base yesterday, as violence
continued to…
www.baltimoresun.com/news/nationworld/bal-te.iraq14jun14,0,5049932.story?coll=bal-nationworld-headlines

BUSH to step up campaigning on economy, Iraq
ABS CBN News – Quezon City,Philippines
… it is having trouble getting its message through, said on Sunday it
would step up efforts to convince voters the economy and handover plans
for Iraq are on…
www.abs-cbnnews.com/NewsStory.aspx?section=WORLD&oid=53118

BUSH should show world the benefits of his Iraq plan
Miami Herald (subscription) – Miami,FL,USA
I wish President Bush would set forth his plan for Iraq and show how it
would benefit France and Germany if he succeeds. … Iraq's gross national
product was low.…
www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/news/opinion/8916977.htm

12 Killed in Iraq Suicide Bombing
Atlanta Journal Constitution (subscription) – Atlanta,GA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP)—A car bomb exploded during rush hour Monday along a
busy street in the center of Baghdad, destroying three civilian sport
utility vehicles…
www.ajc.com/news/content/news/ap/ap_story.html/Intl/AP.V1879.AP-Iraq.html

VIOLENCE won't end with Iraq handover
Seattle Times – Seattle,WA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq ˜ The killings of two Iraqi ministry figures over the weekend
have sent a grim message to the new interim administration: Government
officials…
seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2001955525_iraq14.html

JAPAN Debates Soldiers in Iraq
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
… rekindled this week, sparked by Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi's
declaration that Japanese troops will join a multinational force to provide
security in Iraq…
www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-japan14jun14,1,5499615.story?coll=la-headlines-world

A bloody weekend in Iraq
London Free Press – London,Ontario,Canada
… 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
said.…
www.canoe.ca/NewsStand/LondonFreePress/News/2004/06/14/498446.html

US-EUROPE Division Runs Deeper Than Iraq
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
… And of course, there was the new resolution at the UN Security Council,
belatedly giving Old Europe's blessing to the occupation of Iraq.…
www.latimes.com/news/opinion/commentary/la-oe-micklethwaitjun14,1,7318674.story

ASSASSINS strike again in Iraq
Calcutta Telegraph – Calcutta,India
… has said insurgents may step up attacks before and after the occupation
formally ends on June 30 to disrupt the handover and discredit Iraq‚s
new government.…
www.telegraphindia.com/1040614/asp/foreign/story_3368055.asp

US soldier dies in Iraq
Seattle Times – Seattle,WA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq ˜ A US soldier was killed and two others wounded yesterday
when insurgents attacked their unit with a car bomb and small-arms fire,
a US…
seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2001955463_killed14.html

INSURGENTS target new Iraq leaders
Lexington Herald Leader – Lexington,KY,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq – The second Iraqi government official in as many days was
assassinated yesterday; a suicide car bomber killed at least 12 Iraqis
and wounded 13…
www.kentucky.com/mld/heraldleader/news/8917618.htm

SHOULD troops be sent to Iraq?
Indian Express – New Delhi,India
Chandigarh, June 13: EXTERNAL Affairs Minister K Natwar Singh‚s visit
to the United States has sparked off a controversy on sending Indian troops
to Iraq.…
cities.expressindia.com/fullstory.php?newsid=87607

IRAQ capital rocked by wave of violence
Houston Chronicle – Houston,TX,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq — A suicide car-bomb killed 12 people outside a US military
base Sunday as violence continued to convulse the nation in the run-up
to the June…
www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/headline/world/2625793

KOIZUMI seeks support for SDF in multinational Iraq force
Japan Today – Tokyo,Japan
… support from the governing coalition for his plan to have the Self-Defense
Forces participate in an envisaged multinational force in Iraq, Chief
Cabinet…
www.japantoday.com/e/?content=news&cat=9&id=302075

THE economic transition in Iraq
Enter Stage Right – Sudbury,Ontario,Canada
… American efforts to stabilize the country, the Bush administration
has made a point of emphasizing the importance of establishing a competent
democracy in Iraq…
www.enterstageright.com/archive/articles/0604/0604iraqmarket.htm

RICE, Powell say Iraq faces more violence
Winston Salem Journal – Winston-Salem,NC,USA
Iraq's interim president also said that tearing down the infamous Abu Ghraib
prison, as President Bush has suggested, would be reactionary and a waste
of money…
www.journalnow.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=WSJ%2FMGArticle%2
FWSJ_BasicArticle&c=MGArticle&cid=1031776034869&path=!nationworld&s=1037645509161

CNN to air key debate on Iraq from Dubai
Khaleej Times – Dubai,United Arab Emirates
… will host a panel discussion from Dubai on June 30 during which key
Arab opinion formers will air their views about the handover of sovereignty
to Iraq.…
www.khaleejtimes.com/DisplayArticle.asp?xfile=
data/theuae/2004/June/theuae_June340.xml&section=theuae

UN.OFFER little guidance on Iraq
Harlingen Valley Morning Star – Harlingen,TX,USA
The United Nations resolution on Iraq seems to have passed the Security
Council unanimously, with only a few tweaks, because it means very little.

www.valleystar.com/editorial_more.php?id=53618_0_28_0_M

IRAQ'S president makes impressive US debut
Financial Times – London,England,UK
… With this casualintroduction, Sheikh Ghazi al-Yawar, the first president
of Iraq ever to visit Washington, launched into a news conference at the
National…
news.ft.com/servlet/ContentServer?pagename=FT.com/StoryFT/FullStory&c=StoryFT&cid=1086940187512

JAPAN considers Iraq role
Financial Times – London,England,UK
Junichiro Koizumi, Japan's prime minister, is considering keeping Japan's
self-defence forces (SDF) in Iraq as part of a United Nations multinational
force…
news.ft.com/servlet/ContentServer?pagename=FT.com/StoryFT/FullStory&c=StoryFT&cid=1086940187534

BUSH to step up campaigning on economy, Iraq
SABC News – Auckland Park,South Africa
… it is having trouble getting its message through, said yesterday it
would step up efforts to convince voters the economy and handover plans
for Iraq are on…
www.sabcnews.com/world/north_america/0,2172,81664,00.html

IRAQ prison abuse reported as early as November, soldiers say
Atlanta Journal Constitution (subscription) – Atlanta,GA,USA
… The disclosure of the documents raises new questions about whether
senior officers in Iraq were alerted about serious abuses at the prison
before January.…
www.ajc.com/news/content/news/0604/14iraqabuse.html

12 die in Iraq suicide attack; Education official assassinated
Minneapolis Star Tribune (subscription) – Minneapolis,MN,USA
… The suicide attack near the Army's Camp Cuervo in eastern Baghdad was
the 15th car-bombing in Iraq since the start of the month, US officials
said.…
www.startribune.com/stories/484/4826729.html

FOURTEEN die as Iraq is hit by fresh spate of killings
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
… Last month, a suicide bombing killed Izzedin Salim, the head of Iraq‚s
now-dissolved Governing Council, and another council member survived an
ambush south…
news.scotsman.com/international.cfm?id=673022004

IRAQ Human Rights Minister Charged with Difficult Task
NPR (audio) – USA
… Now he has to convince Iraqis that human rights will be respected in
a sovereign Iraq. … And he showed remorse, and that has never happened
in Iraq's history.…
npr.streamsage.com/google/programlist/feature.php?wfid=1956535

BUSH to Step Up Campaigning on Economy, Iraq
Reuters – USA
… it is having trouble getting its message through, said on Sunday it
would step up efforts to convince voters the economy and handover plans
for Iraq are on…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=politicsNews&storyID=5409589

'TOUGH Issue' of Iraq Divides Democrats
Washington Post – Washington,DC,USA
… one of the Democrats' most respected (and hawkish) lawmakers on military
matters — proposed sending many thousands more US troops to Iraq to help
stabilize…
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A39089-2004Jun13.html

ARMY sends 83 pregnant troops home from Iraq
Telegraph.co.uk – London,England,UK
Almost 1,700 members of the Armed Forces were medically downgraded because
of service in Iraq last year, of whom 83 were pregnant, according to Government

www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2004/
06/14/narmy14.xml&sSheet=/news/2004/06/14/ixhome.html

BAGHDAD: 12 killed in Iraq car bomb attack
New Straits Times – Kuala Lumpur,Malaysia
… an Iraqi police patrol,” a US military spokeswoman said, noting, “It
was near a coalition base in southeast Baghdad.” An official at Iraq's
Interior Ministry…
www.emedia.com.my/Current_News/NST/Monday/World/20040614075318/Article/indexb_html

EUROPEAN voters punish ruling parties over Iraq, other grievances
CJAD – Canada
LONDON (AP) – European voters punished leaders in Britain, Italy and the
Netherlands for getting involved in Iraq – but also turned their ire on
the war's…
www3.cjad.com/content/cp_article.asp?id=/global_feeds/canadianpress/worldnews/w061377A.htm

SUICIDE bombing, clashes, claim 20 lives in Iraq
Daily Times – Pakistan
BAGHDAD: Twenty people were killed and several others were injured in a
car explosion and clashes between the Mehdi Army and US forces.…
www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_14-6-2004_pg7_8

US war on terror mired in Iraq
Straits Times – Singapore
By Barry Desker. THE United States war on terror, launched with broad international
support, has become mired in the morass of the US war in Iraq.…
straitstimes.asia1.com.sg/commentary/story/0,4386,256140,00.html

THE Iraq track
Indian Express – New Delhi,India
… By accepting that the US-led multinational force will serve “at the
request of the incoming interim government of Iraq‰ the resolution has
re-established…
www.indianexpress.com/full_story.php?content_id=48901

IRAQ Car Bomb Kills 12; Official Slain
Guardian – UK
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) – A suicide car-bomber killed a dozen people Sunday
near a US garrison in Baghdad and gunmen assassinated a senior Education
Ministry…
www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-4201168,00.html

IRAQ'S graduates face bleak job market amid wide instability
Straits Times – Singapore
BAGHDAD – Outgoing and energetic, Iraq's class of 2004 is finishing final
examinations and about to receive degrees after a tough school year which
saw the…
straitstimes.asia1.com.sg/world/story/0,4386,256181,00.html

  
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