Iraq News and Information Links
November 23 2004
 
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Britain joins major new pre-election offensive against Iraq rebels
Turkish Press – Turkey
in the so-called Triangle of Death just south of Baghdad came as the international community threw its weight behind the tight timetable for Iraq's first post

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Strains show at conference on Iraq's future
Financial Times – London,England,UK
That the US sat around the same table with its bitter critics and some of its enemies to try to forge a common policy on Iraq was in itself the main

news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=3796061
Black Watch to Play Key Role in New Iraq Offensive
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
By Nick Allen, PA with the US Marines in Babil, Iraq. The Black Watch are set to play a key role in a major new US-led offensive in Iraq, it emerged tonight.

www.dailystar.com.lb/article.asp?edition_id=10&categ_id=2&article_id=10346
Iraq's Hoshyar Zebari: guerrilla turned statesman
Daily Star – Beirut,Lebanon
Zebari was a guerrilla diplomat, shuttling secretly between different countries in sometimes futile attempts to build up goodwill for Iraq's Kurdish minority

www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,3-1371617,00.html
Iran and Syria condemn the insurgency in Iraq
The Times – London,England,UK
Jack Straw tonight hailed a new mood of international unity on Iraq after a gathering of key foreign ministers endorsed the elections set for January 30.

www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_1119509,00050004.htm
Iraq minister brands Al-Jazeera a 'terror channel'
Hindustan Times – New Delhi,India
The Qatar-based station, which has been banned from reporting in Iraq since early August, has frequently been accused by US and Iraqi authorities of inciting

npr.streamsage.com/google/programlist/feature.php?wfid=4183571
Rebuilding Iraq with Guns and Cash
NPR (audio) – Washington,D.C.,USA
American troops are waging war in Iraq with both weapons and cash. When Americans move into a city like Fallujah, soldiers hire Iraqis to help rebuild.

www.stuff.co.nz/stuff/0,2106,3107190a12,00.html
Confusion reigns as US raid misses target in Iraq
Stuff.co.nz – New Zealand
For the past 19 months, US forces have carried out raids across Iraq, sometimes netting big targets and gathering key intelligence to help them combat the sort

www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-4633147,00.html
Iraq Says US-Led Military Role Crucial
Guardian – UK
SHARM EL-SHEIK, Egypt (AP) – Iraq told an international conference Tuesday that US-led military operations in the war-ravaged country are essential to allowing

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Number of US troops wounded throughout Iraq since Fallujah started
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
WASHINGTON (AP) The number of US troops wounded throughout Iraq since the Fallujah offensive began Nov. 7 has surpassed 850, and

www.albawaba.com/news/index.php3?sid=289471%E2%8C%A9=e&dir=news
Iraq conference ends without setting deadline for withdrawing
Al-Bawaba – Amman,Jordan
Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshiar Zibari on Tuesday described the international conference on Iraq, held in Egypt, as a “success.” Speaking at a press conference

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Are Iraq elections viable?
BBC News – London,England,UK
Members of Iraq's interim government are attending an international conference aimed at supporting the country's political process.

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Powell Talks Focus on Iraq, Palestinian Elections
NPR (audio) – Washington,D.C.,USA
Powell says he had “rather direct” talks with Syrian Foreign Minister Farouk Sharaa about the need to secure Syria's long border with Iraq.

www.turkishpress.com/news.asp?ID=34333
US-led forces launch massive raid against Iraq insurgents
Turkish Press – Turkey
BAGHDAD, Nov 23 (AFP) – A force of 5,000 US, British and Iraqi troops on Tuesday swept through insurgent bastions south of Baghdad in the latest push to

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Powell: Solid support for Iraq poll
CNN International – Atlanta,GA,USA
SHARM EL-SHEIK, Egypt (CNN) — US Secretary of State Colin Powell said there appears to be solid support at the international conference on Iraq for that

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Second Sunni opponent of election killed in Iraq
CTV – Canada
BAGHDAD, Iraq — Masked gunmen assassinated a Sunni cleric north of Baghdad on Tuesday — the second such killing in as many days.

www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/world/10254048.htm
156 Parties to Run in Iraq Elections
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq Iraq's Independent Electoral Commission said Tuesday that 156 political parties have been approved to run candidates in the Jan.

www.theaustralian.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5744,11481071%255E2703,00.html
Bomb found on commercial flight in Iraq
The Australian – Australia
BAGHDAD: A homemade bomb was discovered on a commercial airliner in Iraq yesterday, the US embassy in Baghdad said. The embassy

www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=6896210
US-Led Forces Raid Iraq's 'Triangle of Death'
Reuters – NY,USA
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – US-led forces launched an offensive on Tuesday against a cluster of towns southwest of Baghdad dubbed the “triangle of death,” arresting 32

www.smh.com.au/news/After-Saddam/Sydney-Muslim-cleric-speaks-
of-Iraq-kidnap-ordeal/2004/11/23/1100972398625.html

Sydney Muslim cleric speaks of Iraq kidnap ordeal
Sydney Morning Herald (subscription) – Sydney,New South Wales,Australia
A Sydney Muslim cleric kidnapped by insurgents in Iraq says he will not let the experience prevent him from returning to his troubled homeland.

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Influential Sunni cleric killed in Iraq
Independent Online – South Africa
for a boycott of national elections, just a day after Iraqi officials announced the balloting would be held in January in spite of rising violence in Iraq.

www.khaleejtimes.com/DisplayArticle.asp?xfile=data/middleeast/
2004/November/middleeast_November615.xml&section=middleeast

Mideast quartet holds talks on sidelines of Iraq conference
Khaleej Times – Dubai,United Arab Emirates
SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt – The Middle East diplomatic quartet met Tuesday for talks on the sidelines of the international conference on Iraq, in the first such

www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=6894361
Iraq Conference Hears Calls for Full Voting
Reuters – NY,USA
SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (Reuters) – Foreign ministers at an international conference on the political future of Iraq told the interim Iraqi government Tuesday

www.aljazeera.com/cgi-bin/news_service/middle_east_full_story.asp?service_id=5674
Second Sunni cleric assassinated in Iraq
Al-Jazeera – Qatar
It is considered one of the most influential Sunni groups in Iraq and has rejected the US offensive on the war-torn city of Fallujah.

www.suntimes.com/output/iraq/cst-nws-iside23.html
Malnourishment doubles in Iraq
Chicago Sun Times – Chicago,IL,USA
STOCKHOLM, Sweden — Malnutrition among Iraq's youngest children has nearly doubled since the US-led invasion of Iraq despite UN efforts to deliver food to the

news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-11/23/content_2251701.htm
Annan stresses UN's role in Iraq's reconstruction
Xinhua – Beijing,China
23 (Xinhua) — UN chief Kofi Annan said here on Tuesday that the international community should work toward establishing “a stable Iraq, a peaceful Iraq, a

washingtontimes.com/upi-breaking/20041123-034923-7038r.htm
Seoul moves to extend Iraq troop mission
Washington Times – Washington,DC,USA
23 (UPI) — South Korea's Cabinet Tuesday endorsed a plan to extend the country's troop deployment to Iraq by another year to help rebuild the war-torn nation.

www.dw-world.de/dw/article/0,1564,1405206,00.html
Setting the Date for Elections in Iraq
Deutsche Welle – Germany
As the international conference on the future of Iraq moves into its second day, delegates are expected to sign a statement encouraging the interim government

www.freep.com/news/nw/iraq23e_20041123.htm
Allawi expects small Iraq election boycott
Detroit Free Press – Detroit,MI,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq Iraq's interim prime minister said Monday he's confident only a small number of people will boycott the Jan. 30

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Iraq to Ask Sofia to Write Off Debt
Sofia News Agency – Bulgaria
The Iraqi government will launch negotiations with Bulgaria to write off 80% of the USD 1.7 B debt overdue from Iraq. Bulgarian

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World's top diplomats join Iraq's neighbours to map out future
Turkish Press – Turkey
SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AFP) – The world's top diplomats joined Iraq's neighbours on the second day of a conference in this Red Sea resort aimed at endorsing a

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Conference on Iraq to Back the War on Rebels
Scotland on Sunday – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
leaders meeting in Egypt today focused on Israel, the Palestinians and what is seen as a chance to jump start the peace process, before shifting focus to Iraq.

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Second Sunni Cleric Gunned Down in Iraq
Scotland on Sunday – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
The Association of Muslim Scholars, considered one of the most influential Sunni groups in Iraq, has loudly opposed the US assault against the rebel stronghold

www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=
|worldNews&storyID=625813&section=news

Bomb found on Iraq commercial flight
Reuters – London,England,UK
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – A bomb has been found on a commercial flight in Iraq, the US embassy says. The improvised device was found on Monday, a spokeswoman said.

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hunger23nov23,1,95728.story?coll=la-headlines-world

Child Malnutrition Doubles in Iraq
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
STOCKHOLM — Malnutrition among Iraq's youngest children has nearly doubled since the US-led invasion of Iraq, despite UN efforts to deliver food to the war

news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-11/23/content_2251622.htm
China concerned about situation in Iraq: Hu
Xinhua – Beijing,China
SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt, Nov. 23 (Xinhuanet) — Chinese President HuJintao has said that his country is concerned about the deteriorating situation in Iraq.

news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-11/23/content_2251664.htm
S. Korea government to prolong sojourn of troops in Iraq
Xinhua – Beijing,China
23 (Xinhuanet) — The South Korean Cabinet on Tuesday approved a plan aimed at extending its troop deployment in Iraq, reported South Korean Yonhap News Agency

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US Uncovers Big Weapons Cache in Northern Iraq (Update1)
Bloomberg – USA
23 (Bloomberg) — A weapons and munitions stockpile, described as one of largest in northern Iraq, was discovered near Mosul yesterday, the US military, which

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Iraq readies for election as world powers focus on future
Turkish Press – Turkey
BAGHDAD (AFP) – World powers readied to hammer out a statement on Iraq's future at a conference in Egypt, as the nation ravaged by unyielding violence prepared

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Mideast Summit Switches Focus to Iraq
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
and what is seen as a chance to jump start the stalled peace process today, with plans to shift the focus to another Mideast hotspot — Iraq — later in the

www.indystar.com/articles/1/196929-5181-010.html
Nations won't set date for US to leave Iraq
Indianapolis Star – Indianapolis,IN,USA
SHARM EL-SHEIK, Egypt — Leaders meeting on Iraq's future will back the interim government's war against insurgents but won't set a deadline for withdrawing US

www.rte.ie/news/2004/1123/iraq.html
US says bomb found on airliner in Iraq
RTE Interactive – Ireland
The US embassy in Baghdad has said a home-made bomb was found on a commercial airliner in Iraq yesterday. The embassy said US citizens

www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2004/11/23/wall_st_analyst_iraq_casualty
Wall St. analyst, Iraq casualty
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
of duty following the World Trade Center attacks, Dimitrios Gavriel left behind his career as a Wall Street analyst, joined the Marines, and shipped out to Iraq …

washingtontimes.com/upi-breaking/20041122-085431-6573r.htm
US split on Iraq, but most like Bush
Washington Times – Washington,DC,USA
22 (UPI) — The United States is reportedly split over Iraq, but 60 percent of people surveyed have a positive opinion of President Bush, while 39 percent do

www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/special_packages/iraq/10250567.htm
Former state trooper killed in Iraq laid to rest
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
LEXINGTON, SC – A former state trooper who died working for a private company in Iraq has been remembered for the little things he did for soldiers and children

www.usatoday.com/news/world/iraq/2004-11-23-iraq-elections-usat_x.htm
In Iraq, setting election date the easiest part
USA Today – McLean,VA,USA
The Bush administration's hopes for Iraq rest heavily on whether Iraqis can shape their political future through elections, but it could be difficult for them

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Straw calls for Iraq poll backing
BBC News – London,England,UK
Jack Straw joins fellow foreign ministers from Arab states and the industrialised world in Egypt later on Tuesday for a conference on Iraq.

www.dawn.com/2004/11/23/top12.htm
US needs more troops in Iraq
Pakistan Dawn – Karachi,Pakistan
WASHINGTON, Nov 22: Senior US military commanders in Iraq are demanding more troops to put down resistance in other parts of the country after capturing

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Necessary Troop Commitment in Iraq Debated
NPR (audio) – Washington,D.C.,USA
John McCain (R-AZ) and others are calling for a big increase in US forces in Iraq, others suggest a decrease, arguing that the presence of US troops is fueling

www.nytimes.com/2004/11/23/international/middleeast/23egypt.html
Iraq's Neighbors Discuss War, Elections and Reconstruction
New York Times – New York,NY,USA
and antagonism prompted by the American military presence in the Middle East surfaced Monday at a meeting of foreign ministers from Iraq's neighbors, on the

www.dawn.com/2004/11/23/top13.htm
Six US troops killed in Iraq
Pakistan Dawn – Karachi,Pakistan
WASHINGTON, Nov 22: The US Defence Department on Monday announced the recent deaths of a soldier and five marines from its forces in Iraq, including three who

seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/apus_story.asp?category=
1110&slug=Stryker%20Homecoming

Stryker brigade returns from Iraq
Seattle Post Intelligencer – Seattle,WA,USA
By MELANTHIA MITCHELL. FORT LEWIS, Wash. — Clad in desert camouflage and standing at attention, members of the first Stryker Brigade sent to Iraq were honored

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Iraq gears up for election as world powers focus on future
Turkish Press – Turkey
BAGHDAD (AFP) – Iraq geared up for its first post-Saddam Hussein elections on January 30 despite relentless nationwide violence, as world powers gathered in

www.turkishpress.com/business/news.asp?id=041122203433.1stpaxez.xml
Iraq and US hail debt forgiveness deal
Turkish Press – Turkey
PARIS (AFP) – Iraq and the United States hailed as “historic” an agreement by a group of creditor nations to write off billions of dollars of debt inherited

www.arabnews.com/?page=4&section=0&article=54945&d=23&m=11&y=2004
Arabs Propose Delaying Iraq Vote
Arab News – Saudi Arabia
BAGHDAD, 23 November 2004 — Some Arab delegations at a meeting in Sharm El-Sheikh, with counterparts from Iraq's neighbors and the United States among

www.chinadaily.com.cn/english/doc/2004-11/23/content_393934.htm
Iraqi PM confident about Iraq elections
China Daily – Beijing,China
Iraq's interim prime minister said Monday he's confident only a small number of people will boycott the Jan. 30 elections despite

www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2004/
11/23/wirq223.xml&sSheet=/news/2004/11/23/ixnewstop.html

Iraq? It's not as dangerous as Tanzania, FO tells travellers
Telegraph.co.uk – London,England,UK
Travelling in Iraq is no more dangerous than taking a road-trip through parts of Tanzania or Zambia, according to Foreign Office travel advice for Britons.

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US Death Toll in Iraq for Nov. Tops 100
ABC News – USA
US Army soldiers search for insurgents suspected of planting a roadside bomb in Mosul, Iraq Sunday, Nov. 21, 2004. US and Iraqi

abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory?id=274197
Bomb Found on Commercial Flight in Iraq
ABC News – USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq Nov 22, 2004 — A homemade bomb was found Monday on a commercial flight inside Iraq, prompting additional screening measures to go into effect

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Nations Gather for Iraq Conference
NPR (audio) – Washington,D.C.,USA
Description: Foreign ministers from more than 20 nations meet on the future of Iraq. The conference was convened at the request

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Slate's Commentary: Iraq Elections, Intel Reform
NPR (audio) – Washington,D.C.,USA
Description: NPR's Noah Adams talks with Slate editor Jacob Weisberg about the prospect of successful democratic elections in Iraq, and the failure of the US

IRAQ gears up for election as world powers focus on future
Turkish Press – Turkey
BAGHDAD (AFP) – Iraq geared up for its first post-Saddam Hussein elections
on January 30 despite relentless nationwide violence, as world powers
gathered in…
www.turkishpress.com/int/news.asp?id=041122235541.j5h29v1p.xml

IRAQ and US hail debt forgiveness deal
Turkish Press – Turkey
PARIS (AFP) – Iraq and the United States hailed as “historic” an agreement
by a group of creditor nations to write off billions of dollars of debt
inherited…
www.turkishpress.com/business/news.asp?id=041122203433.1stpaxez.xml

ARABS Propose Delaying Iraq Vote
Arab News – Saudi Arabia
BAGHDAD, 23 November 2004 — Some Arab delegations at a meeting in Sharm
El-Sheikh, with counterparts from Iraq's neighbors and the United States
among…
www.arabnews.com/?page=4&section=0&article=54945&d=23&m=11&y=2004

IRAQI PM confident about Iraq elections
China Daily – Beijing,China
Iraq's interim prime minister said Monday he's confident only a small number
of people will boycott the Jan. 30 elections despite…
www.chinadaily.com.cn/english/doc/2004-11/23/content_393934.htm

IRAQ? It's not as dangerous as Tanzania, FO tells travellers
Telegraph.co.uk – London,England,UK
Travelling in Iraq is no more dangerous than taking a road-trip through
parts of Tanzania or Zambia, according to Foreign Office travel advice
for Britons.…
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11/23/wirq223.xml&sSheet=/news/2004/11/23/ixnewstop.html

  
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