Iraq News and Information Links
November 21 2004
 
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US wins $31 billion Iraq debt write-off from Paris Club
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
PARIS (AP) Major economic powers agreed to write off $31 billion of Iraqi debt on Sunday in a major breakthrough for US-led efforts to get Iraq's economy back

www.iht.com/articles/2004/11/21/opinion/edfried.html
Thomas L. Friedman: To gauge Iraq, listen to the troops
International Herald Tribune – Paris,France
WASHINGTON Of all the images I saw on a short visit to Iraq last week, two stand out in my mind. We are not doing nation-building in Iraq.

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torture-houses/2004/11/22/1100972291447.html

Iraq wrap: Marines uncover torture houses
The Age (subscription) – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
On November 8, US troops backed by Iraqi government forces launched the largest post-Saddam military operation in Iraq in a bid to reclaim lawless enclaves

www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/world/10240765.htm
Iraq sets elections for Jan. 30, despite violence and calls for
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
BY OMAR JASSIM. BAGHDAD, Iraq – (KRT) – Iraq's Electoral Commission announced Sunday that Iraq will hold national elections Jan.

www.boston.com/dailynews/326/world/Iraq_sets_date_for_new_electio:.shtml
Iraq sets date for new election as violence sweeps through Sunni
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
By Maggie Michael, Associated Press, 11/21/2004 15:03. BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Iraqi authorities set Jan. 30 as the date for the nation's

www.usatoday.com/news/world/iraq/2004-11-21-iraq-debt-cut_x.htm?POE=NEWISVA
Eighty percent of Iraq debt cut by Paris Club
USA Today – McLean,VA,USA
PARIS (AP) — A French Finance ministry spokesman said the Paris Club of creditor nations had reached deal Sunday to write off 80% of the debts Iraq owes them

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pl_afp/iraq_conference_us&time=1101063830&feed=iraq

Washington expects 'message of unity' on Iraq from conference
SierraTimes.com – USA
WASHINGTON (AFP) – Washington expects this week's international conference on Iraq to send a strong and unified message of support for the country, according

seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/apmideast_story.asp?category=1107&slug=Iraq%20Conference
Disputes cloud meeting on Iraq's future
Seattle Post Intelligencer – Seattle,WA,USA
SHARM EL-SHEIK, Egypt — Iraq's sharp accusations that its neighbors aren't doing enough to restore stability, as well as disputes over money and policy, cloud

www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=624998&section=news
Marines kill several people in Iraq bus shooting
Reuters – London,England,UK
RAMADI, Iraq (Reuters) – US Marines killed several Iraqi civilians when a bus drove through a checkpoint in the restive city of Ramadi, the US military and

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Several countries agree on Iraq debt reduction
The Globe and Mail (subscription) – Toronto,ON,Canada
Paris — Major economic powers agreed in principle to write off billions of dollars of debt for Iraq, officials said Sunday, with France in particular

news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-11/22/content_2244303.htm
Iraq conference aimed at settling disputes: Egyptian FM
Xinhua – Beijing,China
21 (Xinhuanet) — The upcoming international conferenceon Iraq in Egypt's Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh is aimed at settling disputes, Egyptian Foreign

www.boston.com/dailynews/326/world/Iraq_Prime_Minister_s_cousin_r:.shtml
Iraq Prime Minister's cousin released by kidnappers
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Prime Minister Ayad Allawi's cousin has been released by his kidnappers, the Iraqi leader's office said Saturday.

www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/world/2911419
Silence surrounds fates of contractors in Iraq
Houston Chronicle – Houston,TX,USA
Were they captured? Is there reason for hope? Like those of many contractors caught in the violence of Iraq, their fates are shrouded in mystery.

www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-4628769,00.html
Nations Agree to Write Off Iraq's Debt
Guardian – UK
PARIS (AP) – Major economic powers agreed in principle to write off billions of dollars of debt for Iraq, officials said Sunday, with France in particular

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Three More Bodies Found in Iraq's Restive Mosul
Reuters – NY,USA
MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) – The bodies of three men killed by insurgents were found on a street in the Iraqi city of Mosul on Sunday, a day after US troops in the

www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=6876360
Iraq Sets Election Date But Unrest Threatens Poll
Reuters – NY,USA
By Waleed Ibrahim. BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Iraq chose Jan. 30 for its first democratic election in decades on Sunday, but violence in

www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=
worldNews&storyID=624957&section=news

Facts about the Iraq vote
Reuters – London,England,UK
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Iraq's Electoral Commission has set a date of January 30 for the country's first postwar election. Voters will

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aChzvxOHnw6I&refer=top_world_news

Iraq to Hold First Elections on January 30 (Update1)
Bloomberg – USA
Nov. 21 (Bloomberg) — Iraq plans to hold elections to vote in its first democratic assembly since the removal of Saddam Hussein from power last year on Jan.

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Russia holds out on Iraq debt plan
CNN International – Atlanta,GA,USA
BERLIN, Germany (CNN) — Russia has not agreed to a German-US proposal that would forgive up to 80 percent of Iraq's foreign debt, according to German Finance

www.smh.com.au/news/After-Saddam/German-deal-will-slash-
42bn-off-Iraqs-debts/2004/11/21/1100972263044.html

German deal will slash $42bn off Iraq's debts
Sydney Morning Herald (subscription) – Sydney,New South Wales,Australia
Berlin: The United States and Germany have brokered a multi-national agreement to forgive up to $US33 billion ($42 billion) of Iraq's debts, helping mend ties

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2004/November/focusoniraq_November187.xml&section=focusoniraq

Iraq's first post-Saddam vote set for January 30
Khaleej Times – Dubai,United Arab Emirates
BAGHDAD – Iraq announced on Sunday that its first post-Saddam Hussein elections will be held on January 30, as world powers prepared for a conference on the

news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-11/21/content_2243461.htm
Iraq sets Jan. 30 as election day: spokesman
Xinhua – Beijing,China
He said Iraq will hold national elections on Jan. The announcement comes on the eve of an international conference on Iraq slated for Nov.

washingtontimes.com/upi-breaking/20041121-070355-9859r.htm
Japan may extend its presence in Iraq
Washington Times – Washington,DC,USA
21 (UPI) — Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi has implied Japan is prepared to extend the duty of its Self-Defense Forces in Iraq past its December

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topNews&storyID=624862&section=news

Iraq sets election day
Reuters – London,England,UK
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Iraq has chosen January 30 for its first democratic election in decades but violence in Sunni Muslim areas is underlining the challenge of

www.boston.com/dailynews/326/world/Official_Paris_Club_with_excep:.shtml
Official: Paris Club, with exception of Russia, agrees on Iraq …
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
PARIS (AP) The Paris Club of creditor nations, except for Russia, has agreed in principle to slash debts Iraq owes to the group by up to 80 percent, an

www.itv.com/news/index_765540.html>Iraq election date announced
ITV.com – UK
Iraq's Electoral Commission has announced that elections in the country will go ahead on January 30, not January 27 as previously suggested.

english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/200776F7-E7E3-4BA0-8D96-E10FE25B3249.htm
Child malnutrition soars in Iraq
Al-Jazeera – Qatar
Young children in Iraq are suffering from acute malnutrition, which a series of new surveys say has nearly doubled since the US-led invasion of the country

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uiraq.xml&sSheet=/portal/2004/11/21/ixportaltop.html

Election date set for Iraq
Telegraph.co.uk – London,England,UK
Iraq will hold national elections on Jan. … Iraq's majority Shi'ites, long oppressed under Saddam Hussein, are insisting that the elections go ahead on time.

www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/world/10238202.htm
Reporter's year in Iraq: a long story of death
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
Our ability to uncover and tell the truth about Iraq — good and bad — has suffered terribly. Unlike for many of my colleagues, Iraq is my first war zone.

www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/world/10235124.htm
US soldier killed in Iraq ambush
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq — Insurgents Saturday ambushed a US patrol and killed a soldier, gunned down four government employees and clashed with American troops in

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Deal nears on Iraq debt write-off
BBC News – London,England,UK
More than a quarter of Iraq's foreign debt burden could be forgiven after a framework agreement was reached by two of the country's main creditors.

www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-redcross21
nov21,1,7171362.story?coll=la-headlines-world

Rules of War Are Ignored in Iraq, Says Red Cross
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
GENEVA — The International Committee of the Red Cross is “deeply concerned” about the killing of noncombatants in Iraq, operations director Pierre

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2004/November/focusoniraq_November186.xml&section=focusoniraq

Zebari heads to Egypt conference seeking support for new Iraq
Khaleej Times – Dubai,United Arab Emirates
BAGHDAD – Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari heads to an international conference on Iraq's future Monday seeking to overcome old differences and muster

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2004/November/middleeast_November558.xml&section=middleeast

Iran says meeting Powell at Iraq conference would be pointless
Khaleej Times – Dubai,United Arab Emirates
on Sunday ruled out the prospect of any meeting with US Secretary of State Colin Powell on the sidelines of an international conference on Iraq, saying direct

www.indystar.com/articles/6/196420-4126-010.html
Child malnutrition soared in Iraq, agencies report
Indianapolis Star – Indianapolis,IN,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq — Acute malnutrition among young children in Iraq has nearly doubled since the United States led an invasion of the country 20 months ago

www.aljazeera.com/cgi-bin/news_service/middle_east_full_story.asp?service_id=5628
Redgrave siblings call for ending Iraq war
Al-Jazeera – Qatar
Britain's most famous acting dynasty decided to launch a new party to calling for the respect of human rights it says have been abused in the US-led war on Iraq …

www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/breaking_news/10238112.htm
Los Angeles Marine killed in Iraq
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
Victor Lu was killed Nov. 13 in Iraq after taking fire during the US-led campaign to secure the insurgent stronghold of Fallujah.

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Plan OK'd to cancel some Iraq debt
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
BERLIN — Germany and the United States have agreed on a proposal to write off as much as 80 percent of Iraq's debt, Germany's finance minister said yesterday

english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/62DE0967-9F1A-4323-96F0-983EBF791294.htm
Polish woman released in Iraq
Al-Jazeera – Qatar
A Polish woman kidnapped in Iraq last month has been freed and flown to Poland , raising hopes for other foreign hostages. Teresa

washingtontimes.com/national/20041120-113711-2755r.htm
3rd Division to return to Iraq
Washington Times – Washington,DC,USA
By Kris Osborn. SAVANNAH, Ga. — More than 18 months after leading the assault on Baghdad, the Army's 3rd Infantry Division is preparing to head back to Iraq.

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More of Iraq's children starve after invasion
Minneapolis Star Tribune (subscription) – Minneapolis,MN,USA
BAGHDAD — Acute malnutrition among young children in Iraq has nearly doubled since the United States led an invasion of the country 20 months ago, according

www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/world/2910025
Redgrave siblings form new party to protest Iraq war
Houston Chronicle – Houston,TX,USA
a new party to promote the human rights it says have been abused in the war on terror, the latest venture by the entertainment world into post-Iraq war politics

news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-11/21/content_2242404.htm
Int'l creditors to forgive Iraq's debt
Xinhua – Beijing,China
21 (Xinhuanet) — Amid renewed violence, major creditor nations of Iraq reached an agreement Saturday in Berlin to write off 80 percent of Iraq's debts to help

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43 killed in Iraq violence
Hi Pakistan – Lahore,Pakistan
Lieutenant General Lance Smith, deputy US commander in the region that includes Iraq, also said his command may ask for 3,000 to 5,000 more troops to improve

www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A1252-2004Nov20.html
A Look at US Military Deaths in Iraq
Washington Post – Washington,DC,USA
20, 2004, at least 1,221 members of the US military have died since the beginning of the Iraq war in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count.

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Children pay cost of Iraq's chaos
MSNBC – USA
BAGHDAD – Acute malnutrition among young children in Iraq has nearly doubled since the United States led an invasion of the country 20 months ago, according to

IRAQ continues battle against insurgents
CBC News – Canada
BAGHDAD, IRAQ – Insurgents continued to strike against coalition targets
in Iraq Saturday, resulting in the deaths of one US soldier and four government

www.cbc.ca/story/world/national/2004/11/20/iraq-insurgents041120.html

PLAN Cancels Some of Debt Owed by Iraq
New York Times – New York,NY,USA
… 20 (AP) – Germany and the United States have agreed on a proposal to
cancel 80 percent or about $33 billion of the debt owed by Iraq to a group
of creditor…
www.nytimes.com/2004/11/21/international/europe/21berlin.html

VIOLENCE Continues to Wash Over Iraq
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq — Violence continued to plague Iraq on Saturday, with clashes,
insurgent attacks and bombings across the capital and a grisly discovery
in the…
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FIGHTERS attack US forces across Iraq
Al-Jazeera – Qatar
Fighters opposed to the US-led government in Iraq have attacked Iraqi and
US forces in Baghdad in daylight, as violence continued to flare across
the conflict…
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/B44C2164-6E22-448E-87BD-1BE6017D4DF0.htm

RED Cross condemns Iraq abuses
Guardian – UK
The International Red Cross has made an unprecedented appeal for an end
to human rights abuses in Iraq, saying it is 'deeply concerned' at the
impact of the…
www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1356170,00.html

www.cbc.ca/story/world/national/2004/11/20/iraq-insurgents041120.html
Iraq continues battle against insurgents
CBC News – Canada
BAGHDAD, IRAQ – Insurgents continued to strike against coalition targets in Iraq Saturday, resulting in the deaths of one US soldier and four government

www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/iraq/la-fg-iraq21nov21,0,2395206.story?coll=la-home-headlines
Violence Continues to Wash Over Iraq
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq — Violence continued to plague Iraq on Saturday, with clashes, insurgent attacks and bombings across the capital and a grisly discovery in the

www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1356170,00.html
Red Cross condemns Iraq abuses
Guardian – UK
The International Red Cross has made an unprecedented appeal for an end to human rights abuses in Iraq, saying it is 'deeply concerned' at the impact of the

washingtontimes.com/upi-breaking/20041120-084006-8548r.htm
US considers sending more troops to Iraq
Washington Times – Washington,DC,USA
Washington, DC, Nov. 20 (UPI) — The US army has said it may send several thousand more troops to Iraq before the January elections, the BBC reported Saturday.

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2004/November/focusoniraq_November183.xml&section=focusoniraq

After Fallujah, new Iraq rallies international support for
Khaleej Times – Dubai,United Arab Emirates
and barely two months ahead of crucial elections, international diplomacy aims to take centre-stage next week in the often divisive battle to build a new Iraq.

www.ajc.com/metro/content/metro/1104/21guard.html
4,000 Georgians pack up for Iraq
Atlanta Journal Constitution (subscription) – Atlanta,GA,USA
His brigade — the largest unit in the Georgia Guard — just has been called to duty in Iraq, where the situation continues to be grim: suicide bombings

www.nytimes.com/2004/11/21/international/europe/21berlin.html
Plan Cancels Some of Debt Owed by Iraq
New York Times – New York,NY,USA
20 (AP) – Germany and the United States have agreed on a proposal to cancel 80 percent or about $33 billion of the debt owed by Iraq to a group of creditor

washingtontimes.com/upi-breaking/20041120-054245-8873r.htm
Red Cross condemns rights abuses in Iraq
Washington Times – Washington,DC,USA
Baghdad, Iraq, Nov. 20 (UPI) — The International Committee of the Red Cross has issued a statement condemning the “utter contempt

www.boston.com/dailynews/325/nation/A_daily_look_at_U_S_military_d:.shtml
A daily look at US military deaths in Iraq
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
20, 2004, at least 1,219 members of the US military have died since the beginning of the Iraq war in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count.

www.startribune.com/stories/484/5096364.html
Rethinking the War in Iraq
Minneapolis Star Tribune (subscription) – Minneapolis,MN,USA
According to Bush's overall plan for defeating terrorism, a newly democratic Iraq will become a wedge to transform the Arab world and make it less hospitable

  
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