Iraq News and Information Links August 23 2004
SHI'ITE Gunmen Take to the Streets in Iraq's Basra
Reuters – USA
BASRA, Iraq (Reuters) – Scores of Shi'ite militiamen took to the streets
of the southern Iraqi city of Basra on Tuesday, brandishing assault rifles
and rocket…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=6052004

SOUTHERN Iraq exports resume; Yukos risk eases
CBS MarketWatch – USA
… fell Monday to close at their lowest level in a week, with risks to
oil supply and production eased by the resumption of oil exports in Iraq
and progress by…
cbs.marketwatch.com/news/story.asp?guid=%7BAA5D26F1-FBF0-4D58-BEC7-27CB2F3A5DAB%7D&siteid=google&dist=google

13 Nepalese Workers Kidnapped In Iraq
IndoLink – San Ramon,CA,USA
Kathmandu, August 24 (NNN): Nepal has confirmed that 13 Nepalese workers
have been taken hostage in the troubled Gulf nation of Iraq.…
www.indolink.com/displayArticleS.php?id=082304095428

IRAQ Olympians Say Bush Is Not on Their Team
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
… But now Iraq's Olympic soccer players, and many of their fans, are
complaining that their team has become a political football in President
Bush's reelection…
www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/politics/whitehouse/
la-fg-iraqiteam24aug24,1,3820903.story?coll=la-news-politics-white_house

IRAQ supply helps steady oil price
CNN International – USA
SINGAPORE — The restoring of oil exports from Iraq helped keep prices
steady in Asia Tuesday but concerns over supply stability continues to
keep the market…
edition.cnn.com/2004/BUSINESS/08/24/oil.price/

OKANOGAN man dies in Iraq combat
Seattle Post Intelligencer – Seattle,WA,USA
An Okanogan man was among four Marines killed during combat in Iraq on
Saturday, the US Department of Defense announced yesterday. Sgt.…
seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/187641_marine24.html

ASSAILANTS target Iraq's environment, education ministers in two…
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Assailants targeted convoys of the interim government's
ministers of environment and education in two separate bombings in Baghdad
on Tuesday…
www.boston.com/dailynews/237/world/Assailants_target_Iraq_s_envir:.shtml

13 Nepalese held hostage in Iraq
TVNZ – New Zealand
Nepal has confirmed that 13 of its citizens had been kidnapped by an Islamic
group in Iraq and appealed for their release. Nepal…
tvnz.co.nz/view/news_world_story_skin/443717?format=html

IRAQ'S new soccer heroes enraged by Bush praise
Taipei Times – Taipei,Taiwan
… Iraq, whose progress to the semifinals has been one of the Athens Games'
most captivating stories, will meet Paraguay today for a possible place
in the finals.…
www.taipeitimes.com/News/front/archives/2004/08/24/2003199980

GOVT appeals for understanding on Iraq jobs ban
ABS CBN News – Quezon City,Philippines
Malacañang on Tuesday appealed for understanding and cooperation on the
government‚s stand to ban the deployment of workers to Iraq, saying
it is “in the…
www.abs-cbnnews.com/FlashNewsStory.aspx?FlashOID=19544

CRUDE Oil Futures Fall a 3rd Day as Iraq Increases Shipments
Bloomberg – USA
24 (Bloomberg) — Crude oil futures fell for a third day as Iraq, the sixth-largest
supplier to the US, increased shipments to tankers for the first time
in…
quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000006&sid=awMCv1x8se9k&refer=home

ALTON man killed in Iraq
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
STAUNTON, Ill. – A 30-year-old Marine from Alton was killed in Iraq over
the weekend, his father and Defense Department officials said Monday.
Marine Cpl.…
www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/special_packages/iraq/9476852.htm

EL Salvador completes sending 380 troops to Iraq amid attack…
Xinhua – China
23 (Xinhuanet) — El Salvador has completed sending its third contingent
of 380 troops to Iraq amid fears of being the target of terrorist attacks
by radical…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-08/24/content_1871970.htm

MARINE from Texas is killed in Iraq
Dallas Morning News (subscription) – Dallas,TX,USA
The Department of Defense said Monday that a 19-year-old Marine from Texas
had been killed in Iraq. Lance Cpl. Seth Huston of Perryton…
www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/dn/latestnews/stories/082404dnmettexasmarine.5101f.html

12 Nepalese kidnapped in Iraq
Japan Today – Tokyo,Japan
AMMAN ˜ Nepal's foreign minister confirmed Monday that 12 Nepalese workers
had been kidnapped in Iraq, while the Jordan-based services company that
employed…
www.japantoday.com/e/?content=news&cat=8&id=309775

WE‚RE MAKING PROGRESS IN IRAQ:BUSH
Special Broadcasting Service – Australia
President George W. Bush has portrayed the ongoing occupation of Iraq in
optimistic terms even as the US death toll nears 1,000.…
www9.sbs.com.au/theworldnews/region.php?id=92416&region=4

DIFFERENT motives for Iraq, Argentina
Rediff – Mumbai,India
Iraq and Argentina will have different motives but ultimately the same
goal in the semi-finals of the men's Olympic soccer tournament on Tuesday.

inhome.rediff.com/sports/2004/aug/23oly-foot.htm

OKANOGAN Marine dies in Iraq
Seattle Post Intelligencer – Seattle,WA,USA
CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. — A Marine from Okanogan, Wash., has been killed
in Iraq, the US Marine Corps announced Monday. Sgt. Jason…
seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/aplocal_story.asp?category=6420&slug=WA%20Marine's%20Death

BATTLE near Iraq shrine rages, US planes strike
Reuters – London,England,UK
NAJAF, Iraq (Reuters) – US warplanes, artillery and marines have engaged
Shi'ite militiamen in a fierce battle around a shrine in the Iraqi city
of Najaf in…
www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=570259&section=news

US soldier seeks to suppress Iraq abuse photos
Daily Times – Pakistan
Specialist Charles Graner and three others are accused of sexually humiliating
and, in some cases, beating Iraqi detainees at Iraq‚s notorious Abu
Ghraib…
www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_24-8-2004_pg4_4

FREED journo keen to stay in Iraq
Melbourne Herald Sun – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
DESPITE spending more than a week as a captive of militants in Iraq, US
journalist Micah Garen says he hopes to stay in the country to finish
his documentary…
www.heraldsun.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5478,10551176%255E1702,00.html

IRAQ shipments ease oil prices
Telegraph.co.uk – London,England,UK
By Roland Gribben (Filed: 24/08/2004). Oil prices eased slightly yesterday,
helping the dollar in the process, after exports began flowing from Iraq
again.…
www.telegraph.co.uk/money/main.jhtml?xml=/money/
2004/08/24/cnoil24.xml&sSheet=/money/2004/08/24/ixcity.html

BUSH may go to Athens to watch Iraq at soccer
Daily Times – Pakistan
By Khalid Hasan. WASHINGTON: President George Bush may appear at the Olympics
on the day Iraq plays in the soccer final, assuming it wins its semi final
match.…
www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_24-8-2004_pg7_44

IRAQ Can Clinch Olympic Medal With Victory in Soccer Semifinal
Bloomberg – USA
24 (Bloomberg) — Iraq, which is trying to rebuild its Olympic sports after
decades of decline under one of Saddam Hussein's sons, can clinch its
first medal…
quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000085&sid=aMs4WkriLEwI&refer=europe

A daily look at US military deaths in Iraq
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
As of Monday, Aug. 23, 958 US service members have died since the beginning
of military operations in Iraq in March 2003, according to the Defense
Department.…
www.boston.com/dailynews/236/nation/A_daily_look_at_U_S_military_d:.shtml

BUSH Optimistic on Progress in Iraq
ABC News – USA
23, 2004 ˜ President Bush, who faces a tough re-election ballot in just
10 weeks, portrayed the ongoing occupation of Iraq in optimistic terms
Monday even as…
abcnews.go.com/wire/Politics/ap20040823_1657.html

GROUP Threatens US-Led Troops in Iraq Over Najaf
Reuters – USA
DUBAI (Reuters) – A hitherto unknown Islamist group has threatened to attack
US-led troops and American citizens in Iraq if foreign forces do not leave
the…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=6048752

THE Iraq War and Unmourned Victims
Arab News – Saudi Arabia
… some Western journalists to focus on a part instead of the whole, says
Muhammad Fahd Al-Harithy in the fourth and concluding part of his series
on the Iraq war…
www.arabnews.com/?page=7&section=0&article=50370&d=24&m=8&y=2004

OIL Eases as Iraq Resumes Exports
Reuters – USA
LONDON (Reuters) – High-flying oil prices eased for a second session on
Monday as Iraq resumed exports from both its northern and southern outlets
after…
www.reuters.com/financeNewsArticle.jhtml?type=businessNews&storyID=6048078

BUSH Sees Military Progress in Iraq
ABC News – USA
23, 2004 ˜ President Bush said US-led forces were “making progress” in
Iraq where Marines were engaged in fierce battles with followers of a
radical cleric…
abcnews.go.com/wire/Politics/ap20040823_1321.html

OIL Declines After Iraq Boosts Shipments to Export Terminals
Bloomberg – USA
23 (Bloomberg) — Oil futures fell after Iraq, the sixth-largest supplier
to the US, boosted shipments to tankers to normal rates for the first
time in two…
quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000006&sid=amYJHYyWvqcY&refer=home

FREED US journalist says hopes to stay in Iraq
Newsday – Long Island,NY,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq — US journalist Micah Garen, freed after nine days of being
held by kidnappers, said he hoped to stay in Iraq to continue working
on a…
www.newsday.com/news/local/wire/ny-bc-ct-iraq-
missingjourna0823aug23,0,1343213.story?coll=ny-ap-regional-wire

US military judge threatens to suspend Iraq prison abuse hearing
Channel News Asia – Singapore
… The judge rejected the defence motion and another seeking to have the
court martial, for which no date has been set, moved from Iraq to the
United States.…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/102683/1/.html

ISLAMIC world‚s hatred of occupiers of Iraq on the rise
Tehran Times – Tehran,Iran
… MNA) ˜ Animosity toward the United States is on the rise in the Islamic
world as US occupation forces have gone beyond the pale in Iraq by desecrating
the…
www.tehrantimes.com/Description.asp?Da=8/24/2004&Cat=4&Num=016

US soldier will plead guilty to some charges in Iraq prisoner…
Canada.com – Canada
HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) – One of the army reservists charged with abusing
Iraqi detainees at Abu Ghraib prison said Monday that he…
www.canada.com/news/world/story.html?id=a7d9f68f-6624-4573-adf9-36f492a069c8

NEPALESE missing in Iraq were lured by top dollars
Channel News Asia – Singapore
AMMAN : Twelve Nepalese believed kidnapped in Iraq had come to Jordan seeking
jobs but were lured by offers of higher salaries across the border in
Iraq, an…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_asiapacific/view/102688/1/.html

OIL Eases as Iraq Resumes Exports
Reuters – USA
LONDON (Reuters) – High-flying oil prices eased for a second session on
Monday as Iraq resumed exports from both its northern and southern outlets
after…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=businessNews&storyID=6046902

JUDGE rejects attempts to have Iraq prison abuse photos quashed
Channel News Asia – Singapore
MANNHEIM, Germany : A military judge rejected a request to exclude potentially
incriminating photographs from the court martial of a soldier suspected
of being…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/102655/1/.html

IMPOVERISHED families of Nepal hostages in Iraq desperate for…
Channel News Asia – Singapore
KATHMANDU : Relatives of 12 Nepalese workers missing in Iraq were desperately
seeking information after an Islamist website showed alleged pictures
of them in…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_asiapacific/view/102666/1/.html

RP engineer confirmed hurt in Iraq car bombing
ABS CBN News – Quezon City,Philippines
The Department of Foreign Affairs confirmed on Monday that a Filipino engineer
was among the eight people injured in the latest car bombings in Mosul,
Iraq.…
www.abs-cbnnews.com/NewsStory.aspx?section=NATIONAL&oid=57971

IRAQ seeks to end mediators role in oil contracts to avoid…
Arabic News – Middle East
… considering that the phenomenon of mediators in these contracts contributed
to kickbacks and the blackmailing of the major wealth ( oil) in Iraq,
noting an…
www.arabicnews.com/ansub/Daily/Day/040823/2004082301.html

TWELVE Nepalese Workers Are Kidnapped Inside Iraq, AP Reports
Bloomberg – USA
23 (Bloomberg) — Twelve Nepalese workers were kidnapped in Iraq after
crossing over the Jordanian border for contracting work, the Associated
Press reported…
quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000080&sid=a3TqRsbwJZIw&refer=asia

LETTER from Baghdad: Two power brokers collide over Iraq's fate
International Herald Tribune – Paris,France
BAGHDAD In Iraq, of late, it has been a tale of two cities, and of two
men of vaulting ambition, each seeking a path to power in the Iraq that
will emerge…
www.iht.com/articles/535285.html

OIL Holds at $47 as Iraq Resumes Exports
Reuters – USA
LONDON (Reuters) – Oil prices held just below the $47 mark on Monday as
Iraq resumed exports from both its northern and southern outlets after
lengthy…
www.reuters.com/financeNewsArticle.jhtml?type=businessNews&storyID=6045019

FREED US journalist says hopes to stay in Iraq
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) US journalist Micah Garen, freed after nine days of
being held by kidnappers, said he hoped to stay in Iraq to continue working
on a…
www.boston.com/dailynews/236/world/Freed_U_S_journalist_says_hope:.shtml

'WE'RE not free,' Iraq football coach tells Bush
The Times (subscription) – London,England,UK
President Bush came under attack from Iraq's Olympic football coach today
for a campaign ad claiming credit for ensuring that a free Iraq is competing
at the…
www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,15809-1229568,00.html

IRAQ group 'kidnaps 13 Nepalese'
BBC News – London,England,UK
A cabinet minister in Nepal has confirmed that 13 Nepalese workers have
been taken hostage in Iraq. The minister of state for foreign…
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/3591030.stm

IRAQ is the star team despite Argentina-Italy match in men's…
Canada.com – Canada
… in the other semifinal. Iraq has overcome unprecedented problems to
get within one game of the gold-medal match. It has to beat…
www.canada.com/sports/soccer/story.html?id=11813EE6-343D-47E9-B480-F1528313414D

IRAQ reopens main export pipeline
CNN – USA
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Authorities reopened the main export pipeline in southern
Iraq on Monday after deploying US-backed Iraqi National Guardsmen to protect
oil…
money.cnn.com/2004/08/23/news/international/iraq_energy.reut/

INDONESIAN engineer's death in Iraq stuns family
Jakarta Post – Indonesia
… A father in Jakarta expected his globetrotting son home this week only
to discover on Monday that the young engineer had been killed in Iraq,
the first known…
www.thejakartapost.com/detaillatestnews.asp?fileid=20040823190917&irec=0

NEPAL says hostages reached Iraq through Jordan
Hindustan Times – New Delhi,India
Nepal said that 12 of its nationals abducted in Iraq by an Islamic group
had gone to the war-ravaged country illegally through Jordan.…
www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_965206,0005.htm

3 killed in Iraq's northern Tikrit
Xinhua – China
23 (Xinhuanet) — One Turkish contractor and two Iraqis were killed in
an ambush in Iraq's northern city of Tikrit on Monday, a US military spokesman
said.…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-08/23/content_1865122.htm

CRUDE Oil Rises as Fighting in Iraq Heightens Supply Concern
Bloomberg – USA
23 (Bloomberg) — Crude oil futures rose, after falling from a record on
Friday, as fighting in Iraq's holy city of Najaf heightened concern crude
exports from…

quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000006&sid=a7QHz58JJ5po&refer=home

FREED Kidnap Victim Wants to Stay in Iraq
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
Hours after being freed by kidnappers who threatened to kill him, US journalist
Micah Garen said he hoped to stay in Iraq to continue working on a documentary

news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=3393553

LATHAM accuses PM of lying over Iraq
The Age – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
Opposition Leader Mark Latham has accused Prime Minister John Howard of
lying and contradicting intelligence warnings by saying the war in Iraq
would decrease…
www.theage.com.au/articles/2004/08/23/1093246437417.html

OIL prices rise amid unrest in Iraq
Business Line – Chennai,India
London: World oil prices rose today as sporadic clashes between US troops
and Shiite militiamen flared in major producer Iraq. New…
www.thehindubusinessline.com/businessline/blnus/14231504.htm

INDONESIA seeks info on citizen reportedly killed in Iraq
Jakarta Post – Indonesia
JAKARTA (Antara): Indonesia is seeking reliable information on its citizen
reportedly shot dead in Iraq, spokesman of the ministry of foreign affairs
said on…
www.thejakartapost.com/detaillatestnews.asp?fileid=20040823165421&irec=0

FRIENDS, family mourn Lake Worth soldier killed in Iraq
Miami Herald (subscription) – Miami,FL,USA
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – More than 100 people at a memorial service remembered
a 21-year-old soldier killed in Iraq as a happy-go-lucky guy who liked
going to…
www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/news/state/9472636.htm

FREED US journalist says hopes to stay in Iraq
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Hours after being freed by kidnappers who threatened
to kill him, US journalist Micah Garen said he hoped to stay in Iraq to
continue…
www.boston.com/dailynews/236/region/Freed_U_S_journalist_says_hope:.shtml

DOWNER dismisses 'sexed up' Iraq warning claims
Channel News Asia – Singapore
SYDNEY : Foreign Minister Alexander Downer dismissed newspaper claims the
Australian government was repeatedly warned its support for the Iraq war
would impede…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_asiapacific/view/102561/1/.html

US troops begin hearing over Iraq abuse
Reuters – London,England,UK
Specialist Charles Graner and three others are accused of sexually humiliating
and, in some cases, beating Iraqi detainees at Iraq's notorious Abu Ghraib
prison…
www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=569785&section=news

FIERCE fighting erupts in Iraq's Najaf
Indian Express – New Delhi,India
Najaf, Iraq, August 23: Fierce fighting broke out in the holy Iraqi city
of Najaf on Monday, with numerous explosions and gunfire echoing around
a sacred…
www.expressindia.com/fullstory.php?newsid=35316

INSURGENTS kill 1 Turk, 2 Iraqis in Iraq ambush
Reuters AlertNet – London,England,UK
TIKRIT, Iraq, Aug 23 (Reuters) – A Turkish contractor and two Iraqis were
killed in an ambush in the northern city of Tikrit on Monday, a spokesman
for the US…
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L23606456.htm

IRAQ: fierce fighting erupts in Najaf
ITV.com – UK
… I've heard at least ten explosions,” another witness said from inside
the compound of the gold-domed mosque, Iraq's holiest Shi'ite Muslim shrine.

www.itv.com/news/index_1777189.html

CRUDE Oil Rises in New York as Iraq Fighting May Limit Exports
Bloomberg – USA
23 (Bloomberg) — Crude oil futures rose in New York, after falling from
a record on Friday, as fighting in Iraq's holy city of Najaf damped expectations
the…
quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000006&sid=atWRjzDtKh.I&refer=home

US journalist kidnapped in Iraq is released; said to be in 'very…
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) American journalist Micah Garen, kidnapped in Iraq more
than a week ago while making a documentary on archaeological looting,
was released…
www.boston.com/dailynews/236/world/U_S_journalist_kidnapped_in_Ir:.shtml

REFORMING Legal Education in Iraq
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
… The headlines from Baghdad may be filled with violence and mayhem,
but Sermid Al-Sarraf sees a different Iraq beginning to bloom: a land
where Americans and…
www.latimes.com/news/education/la-me-sermid23aug23,1,3239016.story?coll=la-news-learning

IRAQ soccer team to to Olympics semi-finals
ABC Online – Australia
… But to get to the medals round Iraq first had to beat Australia, which
they did, one-nil, in Crete on Sunday morning, ending the Olyroos' Olympic
campaign.…
www.abc.net.au/worldtoday/content/2004/s1182950.htm

REPORTERS Without Borders troubled over Iraq
Jerusalem Post – Jerusalem,Israel
… out of Najaf within 48 hours. Garen was in Iraq making a film about
cultural history and protection of ancient sites in war zones.
www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=JPost/JPArticle/
ShowFull&cid=1093229942070&p=1006688055060

INDONESIAN engineer killed in Iraq: report
Xinhua – China
JAKARTA, Aug. 23 (Xinhuanet) — An Indonesian engineer working for Germany-based
telecommunication giant Siemens was killed in a…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-08/23/content_1863497.htm

IRAQ: Fierce Battle Shake Najaf's Old City
Scotland on Sunday – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
… As of Friday, 949 US service members have died since the beginning
of military operations in Iraq in March 2003, according to the US Defence
Department.…
news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=3392592

KIDNAPPERS free journalist in Iraq
CNN International – USA
NAJAF, Iraq (CNN) — French-American journalist Micah Garen was released
in Nasiriya and was in US hands late Sunday after being kidnapped by insurgents
in the…
edition.cnn.com/2004/WORLD/meast/08/23/iraq.garen/

LIST of Ohio casualties in Iraq
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
… Samuel Bowen, 38, of Cleveland, with the 216th Engineer Battalion from
Brook Park, was killed in Samarra, Iraq, when a rocket-propelled grenade
exploded near…
www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/special_packages/iraq/9470062.htm

KIDNAP victim released in Iraq
Dallas Morning News (subscription) – Dallas,TX,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq ˆ US journalist Micah Garen, who was kidnapped in Iraq
more than a week ago, was released Sunday in the southern city of An Nasiriyah.

www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/news/world/stories/082304dnintiraqrdp.a07e.html

CRUDE Oil Prices Stem Decline on Renewed Fighting in Iraq
Bloomberg – USA
23 (Bloomberg) — Crude oil futures were little changed in New York, after
falling from a record on Friday, as renewed fighting in Iraq's holy city
of Najaf…
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HOWARD warned that war in Iraq would increase terror threat
ABC Online – Australia
TONY EASTLEY: A report in today's Fairfax newspapers claims Prime Minister
John Howard was repeatedly warned that going to war in Iraq would inflame
extremism…
www.abc.net.au/am/content/2004/s1182723.htm

INJURED Filipino in Iraq identified
Xinhua – China
23 (Xinhuanet) — A Filipino was confirmed injured in an ambush in Iraq
Monday after the government announced maintenance of its ban on the deployment
of…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-08/23/content_1862872.htm

MORTARS Fired at Japan's Base in Iraq: No Injuries, Kyodo Says
Bloomberg – USA
… A contingent of 1,300 Dutch troops, which provides security, has also
been attacked. They reported their second fatality in Iraq earlier this
month.…
quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000101&sid=a.2PVMNtVTVI&refer=japan

THREE marines killed in Iraq's western province: US military
Xinhua – China
22 (Xinhuanet) — Separate attacks killed three US marines in Iraq's volatile
western province of Al-Anbar on Saturday, the US military said Sunday.

news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-08/23/content_1862592.htm

PM 'told' Iraq would hurt terror war
NEWS.com.au – Australia
THE Federal Government was told repeatedly by intelligence analysts that
the conflict in Iraq would harm the war on terrorism by fanning Islamic
extremism, it…
news.com.au/common/story_page/0,4057,10538369%255E421,00.html

NYMEX Oil Ticks Higher on Iraq Fighting
Reuters – USA
… NYMEX contract expired on Friday, crude had hit a record high for the
15th time in 16 sessions, at $49.40 a barrel, amid the increased violence
in Iraq.…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=businessNews&storyID=6038961

Q&A: Iraq abuse trials
BBC News – London,England,UK
… Civilians working for the Central Intelligence Agency are also being
investigated in relation to deaths of prisoners in Iraq and Afghanistan.

news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/3720967.stm

EXPLOSION Heard Near Japanese Army Base in Iraq, Kyodo Reports
Bloomberg – USA
… the area, has also been attacked. The Dutch a week ago suffered their
second fatality in Iraq. The Japanese contingent of 600 soldiers…
quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000101&sid=ahpTQaamObEQ&refer=japan

GRANDMOTHER lends voice to Iraq's women
Straits Times – Singapore
By Anthony Paul. IRAQ was the burning backdrop to a tense drama earlier
last week. A national conference in Baghdad attempted to…
straitstimes.asia1.com.sg/commentary/story/0,4386,268643,00.html

CRUDE Oil Steady as Fighting in Southern Iraq Limits Exports
Bloomberg – USA
Aug. 23 (Bloomberg) — Crude oil futures were little changed in New York
after falling Friday on expectations reduced fighting in Iraq's holy city
of Najaf may…
quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000087&sid=agnjojOg2j.U&refer=top_world_news

MILITANT group posts alleged pictures of Nepalese abducted in Iraq
Channel News Asia – Singapore
… A militant group published on a website the alleged pictures of twelve
Nepalese citizens whom it said it had abducted for cooperating with US
forces in Iraq.…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_asiapacific/view/102515/1/.html

AUSSIES repeatedly warned Iraq war would provoke terrorism
The Malaysia Star – Malaysia
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) – The Australian government was repeatedly warned
by its own intelligence agencies before Iraq was invaded that the war
would inflame…
thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2004/8/23/latest/18591Aussiesre&sec=latest

US soldier marries woman he met in Iraq
Seattle Post Intelligencer – Seattle,WA,USA
… Mansour is a Kurdish Christian – a population that makes up just 3
percent of Iraq's 24 million people. “It's such a learning experience,”
Hall said.…
seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/apus_story.asp?category=1110&slug=Iraqi%20War%20Bride

CONN. soldiers welcomed back from Iraq, others sent off to war
Newsday – Long Island,NY,USA
… friends and state officials welcomed back more than 130 Connecticut
National Guard members on Sunday during a ceremony thanking them for their
efforts in Iraq.…
www.newsday.com/news/local/wire/ny-bc-ct—iraq-conn.troops
0822aug22,0,4347439.story?coll=ny-ap-regional-wire

  
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