Iraq News and Information Links July 19 2004
LAST Filipino Troops Leaving Iraq
Radio Free Europe – Prague,Czech Republic
19 July 2004 — The Philippines government today said that the last of
its 51 troops in Iraq are en route out of the country. Foreign…
www.rferl.org/featuresarticle/2004/07/62d52cca-079f-4312-a5fa-0139b9259020.html

IRAQ appoints 43 new ambassadors
Seattle Post Intelligencer – Seattle,WA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq — Less than a month after regaining sovereignty from the
US occupation authority, Iraq on Monday announced the appointment of 43
new ambassadors…
seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/apmideast_story.asp?category=1107&slug=Iraq%20New%20Ambassadors

TANKER suicide blast kills nine in Iraq
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
… posted a statement attributed to a group close to Jordanian militant
Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, offering a reward of the £150,000 to whoever kills
Iraq‚s interim…
news.scotsman.com/international.cfm?id=823662004

GENERAL returns home as Philippines completes Iraq retreat
Channel News Asia – Singapore
… Chief Twink Macaraig. MANILA : The commander of the Philippines' humanitarian
mission in Iraq has touched down in Manila. And the…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/southeastasia/view/96429/1/.html

IRAN Prepared to Assist Brotherly Nation of Iraq
Tehran Times – Tehran,Iran
In a message to Iraqi Prime Minister Iyad Allawi, Iranian President Mohammad
Khatami expressed hope that the transfer of sovereignty to Iraq‚s interim

www.tehrantimes.com/Description.asp?Da=7/19/2004&Cat=14&Num=001

NEW Iraq stock market off to a booming start
San Francisco Chronicle – San Francisco,CA,USA
But that means little to Talib Al-Tabatabaie, chairman of the board of
governors of the new Iraq Stock Exchange. For him, Iraq is…
www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2004/07/19/MNGFE7NSET1.DTL

PHILIPPINES completes Iraq pullout
The Age – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
The Philippines said it has completed the controversial withdrawal of its
peacekeeping contingent from Iraq, meeting a demand by Iraqi insurgents
threatening…
www.theage.com.au/articles/2004/07/19/1090089092993.html

IRAQ PM authorizes air strike
Newsday – Long Island,NY,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq – A US air strike authorized by Iraqi interim Prime Minister
Iyad Allawi killed 14 people in Fallujah early yesterday, and the American
military…
www.newsday.com/news/nationworld/world/ny-woiraq193898152jul19,0,5573004.story?coll=ny-worldnews-headlines

IRAQ TRIES CARROT AND STICK
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq ˜ Prime Minister Iyad Allawi on Sunday ordered the reopening
of a radical Shiite newspaper closed by US soldiers nearly four months
ago.…
www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/world/9186709.htm

REPORTS lend credence to Iraq uranium claims
Detroit Free Press – Detroit,MI,USA
WASHINGTON — It was one of the first signs that the intelligence used
to go to war in Iraq was wrong: the White House repudiation of 16 words
in last year's…
www.freep.com/news/nw/intel19_20040719.htm

SMALL agency's Iraq record beats large rivals'
Miami Herald (subscription) – Miami,FL,USA
Armed with a mere 165 analysts, the Bureau of Intelligence and Research,
was least wrong about the state of illicit weapons in prewar Iraq. BY
DOUGLAS JEHL.…
www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/news/nation/9187343.htm

PRIME Minister pays surprise visit to Iraq
Warsaw Business Journal – Warszawa,Morocco,Poland
Prime Minister Marek Belka unexpectedly appeared on Sunday at a ceremony
during which the leadership over the multinational division in Iraq was
handed over to…
www.wbj.pl/?command=article&id=23264&

IRAQ makes plans to appoint ambassadors
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq ˜ Iraq announced Sunday it would appoint ambassadors to
43 countries in a move designed to normalize relations with other nations.

www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/world/9186642.htm

SEOUL Sees `Credible Threat' to Iraq-Bound Korean Nationals
Korea Times – Seoul,South Korea
… Korea has been receiving a series of ``credible‚‚ intelligence
reports that its nationals could become the target of terrorist attacks
in Iraq, a senior…
times.hankooki.com/lpage/nation/200407/kt2004071917345711970.htm

PHILIPPINES to hand over Iraq duties
CNN – USA
MANILA, Philippines (CNN) — Remaining members of Philippines forces in
Iraq will leave the country on Monday after handing over their duties
to Polish troops…
www.cnn.com/2004/WORLD/meast/07/19/iraq.philippines/

CASUALTIES feared in Iraq blast
NEWS.com.au – Australia
A CAR bomb tore through a car park for a police station in southern Baghdad
on Monday morning causing unknown numbers of dead and injured, a police
colonel said…
www.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,4057,10181301%255E401,00.html

IRAQ-BOUND troops issued latest equipment
Houston Chronicle – Houston,TX,USA
FORT HOOD – From lighter helmets to more durable combat boots, National
Guard soldiers preparing to leave for Iraq are laden head to toe with
the latest field…
www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/metropolitan/2688483

PHILIPPINES to hand over Iraq duties
CNN – USA
MANILA, Philippines (CNN) — Remaining members of Philippines forces in
Iraq will leave the country on Monday after handing over their duties
to Polish troops…
www.cnn.com/2004/WORLD/meast/07/19/iraq.philippines/

IRAQ Approved Fallujah Air Strike
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
… positions used by fighters loyal to Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the al Qaida-linked
Jordanian militant blamed for masterminding car bombings and other attacks
in Iraq…
news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=3223262

IRAN 'has closer ties to al-Qa'eda than Iraq'
Telegraph.co.uk – London,England,UK
Iran will be accused of having closer ties to al-Qa'eda than Iraq and of
giving safe passage to many of the September 11 hijackers before the attacks
in a…
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2004/07/19/wiran19.xml&sSheet=/news/2004/07/19/ixworld.html

IRAQ Gives Order to Reopen Paper GI's Had Closed
New York Times – New York,NY,USA
AGHDAD, Iraq, July 18 ˜ Prime Minister Iyad Allawi on Sunday ordered
the reopening of a radical Shiite newspaper closed by United States soldiers
nearly four…
www.nytimes.com/2004/07/19/international/middleeast/19IRAQ.html

US senior official visits Iraq
Xinhua – China
BAGHDAD, July 19 (Xinhuanet) — US Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage
paid a one-day visit to Iraq on Sunday as his country airstroke Fallujah,
while…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-07/19/content_1613804.htm

IRAQ'S big board back in business
CNN – USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) — It's not Wall Street and the closing bell could
be a closing boom, but it is a start. Closed for 16 months…
www.cnn.com/2004/WORLD/meast/07/19/iraq.stock.exchange/

TOP commanders in Iraq allowed dogs to be used
USA Today – USA
WASHINGTON ˜ US military commanders in Iraq authorized the use of dogs
for interrogations at the Abu Ghraib prison five months after Defense
Secretary Donald…
www.usatoday.com/news/world/iraq/2004-07-19-iraq-dogs_x.htm

TINY Agency's Iraq Analysis Is Better Than Big Rivals'
New York Times – New York,NY,USA
ASHINGTON, July 18 ˜ On Iraq and illicit weapons, the intelligence agency
that got it least wrong, it now turns out, was one of the smallest˜
a State…
www.nytimes.com/2004/07/19/politics/19INTE.html

GOVT analyses Iraq intelligence report
ABC Online – Australia
… But Mr Howard is refusing to confirm reports the inquiry found a failure
of intelligence before the Iraq war and that one agency, the Office of
National…
www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200407/s1157000.htm

PHILIPPINE contingent in Iraq postpones trip back home
Xinhua – China
MANILA, July 19 (Xinhuanet) — The trip back home of 10 members ofthe Philippine
humanitarian contingent in Iraq, originally scheduled on Monday afternoon,
was…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-07/19/content_1613807.htm

US senior official visits Iraq
Xinhua – China
BAGHDAD, July 19 (Xinhuanet) — US Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage
paid a one-day visit to Iraq on Sunday as his country airstroke Fallujah,
while…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-07/19/content_1613804.htm

IRAN 'has closer ties to al-Qa'eda than Iraq'
Telegraph.co.uk – London,England,UK
Iran will be accused of having closer ties to al-Qa'eda than Iraq and of
giving safe passage to many of the September 11 hijackers before the attacks
in a…
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2004/07/19/wiran19.xml&sSheet=/news/2004/07/19/ixworld.html

IRAQ: US air strike kills 11 people
ABC Online – Australia
TONY EASTLEY: Doctors in Iraq say 11 people died in a US air strike on
a house in the flashpoint Iraqi city of Fallujah. Hospital…
www.abc.net.au/am/content/2004/s1156668.htm

IRAQ Gives Order to Reopen Paper GI's Had Closed
New York Times – New York,NY,USA
AGHDAD, Iraq, July 18 ˜ Prime Minister Iyad Allawi on Sunday ordered
the reopening of a radical Shiite newspaper closed by United States soldiers
nearly four…
www.nytimes.com/2004/07/19/international/middleeast/19IRAQ.html

TOP commanders in Iraq allowed dogs to be used
USA Today – USA
WASHINGTON ˜ US military commanders in Iraq authorized the use of dogs
for interrogations at the Abu Ghraib prison five months after Defense
Secretary Donald…
www.usatoday.com/news/world/iraq/2004-07-19-iraq-dogs_x.htm

GOVT analyses Iraq intelligence report
ABC Online – Australia
… But Mr Howard is refusing to confirm reports the inquiry found a failure
of intelligence before the Iraq war and that one agency, the Office of
National…
www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200407/s1157000.htm

REPORTS bolster Bush Iraq-uranium claim
MSNBC – USA
WASHINGTON – It was one of the first signs that the intelligence used to
go to war in Iraq was wrong: White House repudiation of 16 words in last
year‚s…
msnbc.msn.com/id/5458642

TINY Agency's Iraq Analysis Is Better Than Big Rivals'
New York Times – New York,NY,USA
ASHINGTON, July 18 ˜ On Iraq and illicit weapons, the intelligence agency
that got it least wrong, it now turns out, was one of the smallest˜
a State…
www.nytimes.com/2004/07/19/politics/19INTE.html

HEAD of Philippine contingent in Iraq back home
Xinhua – China
MANILA, July 19 (Xinhuanet) — The head of Philippine troops in Iraq returned
to Manila early Monday, with the other 10 members ofthe contingent to
be arriving…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-07/19/content_1613360.htm

IRAQ Approved Fallujah Air Strike
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
… positions used by fighters loyal to Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the al Qaida-linked
Jordanian militant blamed for masterminding car bombings and other attacks
in Iraq…
news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=3223262

IRAN 'has closer ties to al-Qa'eda than Iraq'
Telegraph.co.uk – London,England,UK
Iran will be accused of having closer ties to al-Qa'eda than Iraq and of
giving safe passage to many of the September 11 hijackers before the attacks
in a…
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2004/07/19/wiran19.xml&sSheet=/news/2004/07/19/ixworld.html

NO evidence of Iraq-Qaeda tie-up, says commission
Daily Times – Pakistan
WASHINGTON: “We have no credible evidence that Iraq and Al Qaeda cooperated
on attacks against the United States,‰ the National Commission on Terrorist

www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_19-7-2004_pg7_3

IRAQ Gives Order to Reopen Paper GI's Had Closed
New York Times – New York,NY,USA
AGHDAD, Iraq, July 18 ˜ Prime Minister Iyad Allawi on Sunday ordered
the reopening of a radical Shiite newspaper closed by United States soldiers
nearly four…
www.nytimes.com/2004/07/19/international/middleeast/19IRAQ.html

TINY Agency's Iraq Analysis Is Better Than Big Rivals'
New York Times – New York,NY,USA
ASHINGTON, July 18 ˜ On Iraq and illicit weapons, the intelligence agency
that got it least wrong, it now turns out, was one of the smallest˜
a State…
www.nytimes.com/2004/07/19/politics/19INTE.html

REPORTS bolster Bush Iraq-uranium claim
MSNBC – USA
WASHINGTON – It was one of the first signs that the intelligence used to
go to war in Iraq was wrong: White House repudiation of 16 words in last
year‚s…
msnbc.msn.com/id/5458642

IRAQ go down fighting to Uzbekistan
Gulf Daily News – Manama,Bahrain
CHENGDU, China: Captain Mirdjalal Kasimov struck to give Uzbekistan a 1-0
win over Iraq and the lead in Group C in the Asian Cup yesterday.…
www.gulf-daily-news.com/Story.asp?Article=87171&Sn=SPOR&IssueID=27121

JORDANIAN King Takes Dim View of Sending Troops to Iraq
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
Jordan's King Abdullah says he would not favor dispatching troops from
his country to help bolster security in Iraq. King Abdullah…
www.voanews.com/article.cfm?objectID=B8959E9E-0DF2-4AD5-AEBBBB7AFE7C7691

PHILIPPINE commander in Iraq arrives home
ABC Online – Australia
The head of Philippine troops in Iraq has returned to Manila, the first
of the 51-member contingent to come home after the Philippines said it
would withdraw…
www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200407/s1156661.htm

AGENCY that got Iraq least wrong
International Herald Tribune – Paris,France
WASHINGTON On Iraq and illicit weapons, the intelligence agency that got
it least wrong, it now turns out, was one of the smallest – a State Department
bureau…
www.iht.com/articles/529952.htm

NO evidence of Iraq-Qaeda tie-up, says commission
Daily Times – Pakistan
WASHINGTON: “We have no credible evidence that Iraq and Al Qaeda cooperated
on attacks against the United States,‰ the National Commission on Terrorist

www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_19-7-2004_pg7_3

IRAQ: US air strike kills 11 people
ABC Online – Australia
TONY EASTLEY: Doctors in Iraq say 11 people died in a US air strike on
a house in the flashpoint Iraqi city of Fallujah. Hospital…
www.abc.net.au/am/content/2004/s1156668.htm

PRO-SADR paper reopens in Iraq
Guardian – UK
… so stupid. We have seen American freedom and democracy and we don't
think the Iraq government will do the same thing. They have…
www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1264302,00.html

REPORTS bolster Bush Iraq-uranium claim
MSNBC – USA
WASHINGTON – It was one of the first signs that the intelligence used to
go to war in Iraq was wrong: White House repudiation of 16 words in last
year‚s…
msnbc.msn.com/id/5458642

JORDANIAN King Takes Dim View of Sending Troops to Iraq
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
Jordan's King Abdullah says he would not favor dispatching troops from
his country to help bolster security in Iraq. King Abdullah…
www.voanews.com/article.cfm?objectID=B8959E9E-0DF2-4AD5-AEBBBB7AFE7C7691

ACCOUNTING for Iraq
Guardian – UK
While this country was digesting the findings of Lord Butler's report on
intelligence findings in the run-up to the invasion of Iraq, a more damning
account of…
www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1264229,00.html

PHILIPPINE commander in Iraq arrives home
ABC Online – Australia
The head of Philippine troops in Iraq has returned to Manila, the first
of the 51-member contingent to come home after the Philippines said it
would withdraw…
www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200407/s1156661.htm

AGENCY that got Iraq least wrong
International Herald Tribune – Paris,France
WASHINGTON On Iraq and illicit weapons, the intelligence agency that got
it least wrong, it now turns out, was one of the smallest – a State Department
bureau…
www.iht.com/articles/529952.htm

REPORTS bolster Bush Iraq-uranium claim
MSNBC – USA
WASHINGTON – It was one of the first signs that the intelligence used to
go to war in Iraq was wrong: White House repudiation of 16 words in last
year‚s…
msnbc.msn.com/id/5458642

AMERICAN air strike in Iraq kills at least 14
China Daily – Beijing,China
… it was targeting safehouses used by the network of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi,
the Jordanian militant blamed for masterminding car bombings and other
attacks in Iraq…
www.chinadaily.com.cn/english/doc/2004-07/19/content_349461.htm

IRAQ to Appoint 43 Ambassadors Monday
Newsday – Long Island,NY,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq — Iraq announced Sunday it would appoint ambassadors to
43 countries in a move designed to normalize relations with other nations
just three…
www.newsday.com/news/nationworld/world/sns-ap-iraq-us,0,6894326.story?coll=ny-worldnews-headlines

JORDANIAN King Takes Dim View of Sending Troops to Iraq
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
Jordan's King Abdullah says he would not favor dispatching troops from
his country to help bolster security in Iraq. King Abdullah…
www.voanews.com/article.cfm?objectID=B8959E9E-0DF2-4AD5-AEBBBB7AFE7C7691

ACCOUNTING for Iraq
Guardian – UK
While this country was digesting the findings of Lord Butler's report on
intelligence findings in the run-up to the invasion of Iraq, a more damning
account of…
www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1264229,00.html

FORMER US arms inspector says Bush, Blair should know Iraq…
Xinhua – China
… weapons inspector David Kay said Sunday that British Prime Minister
Tony Blair and US President George W. Bush should have been aware before
the Iraq war that…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-07/19/content_1612662.htm

PHILIPPINES hastens withdrawal from Iraq to save hostage
Independent – London,England,UK
The Philippines said it would complete the withdrawal of its peace-keeping
contingent from Iraq today in an apparent effort to save a Filipino hostage

news.independent.co.uk/world/asia/story.jsp?story=542369

US air raid kills 12 in Iraq
swissinfo – Switzerland
By Fadel Badran. Armitage said he had discussed Iraq's security woes with
interim Prime Minister Iyad Allawi. He. is the most senior…
www.swissinfo.org/sen/Swissinfo.html?siteSect=143&sid=5092196

REPORTS bolster Bush Iraq-uranium claim
MSNBC – USA
WASHINGTON – It was one of the first signs that the intelligence used to
go to war in Iraq was wrong: White House repudiation of 16 words in last
year‚s…
msnbc.msn.com/id/5458642

MANAGING Iraq's oil
Straits Times – Singapore
IN RECENT months, Iraq's oil production has grown to more than two million
barrels per day. … A number of factors enabled Iraq to increase its
output.…
straitstimes.asia1.com.sg/commentary/story/0,4386,262186,00.html

JORDANIAN King Takes Dim View of Sending Troops to Iraq
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
Jordan's King Abdullah says he would not favor dispatching troops from
his country to help bolster security in Iraq. King Abdullah…
www.voanews.com/article.cfm?objectID=B8959E9E-0DF2-4AD5-AEBBBB7AFE7C7691

FORMER US arms inspector says Bush, Blair should know Iraq…
Xinhua – China
… weapons inspector David Kay said Sunday that British Prime Minister
Tony Blair and US President George W. Bush should have been aware before
the Iraq war that…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-07/19/content_1612662.htm

  
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