Iraq News and Information Links June 24 2004
BRITISH sailors freed, but issues over disputed Iran-Iraq border…
San Francisco Chronicle – San Francisco,CA,USA
… diplomatic standoff with Britain over eight captured Royal Navy sailors
showed the hard-line regime flexing its muscles over its border with Iraq
and the…
www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/news/archive/2004/06/24/international1634EDT0694.DTL

ATTACKS by insurgents kill about 100 across Iraq
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
BAQOUBA, Iraq – Insurgents staged near-simultaneous attacks Thursday against
police and security installations across Iraq, killing around 100 people
and…
www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/special_packages/iraq/9004198.htm

RICE: Bush to Appeal to NATO for Iraq Help
Guardian – UK
WASHINGTON (AP) – Seeking help for Iraq, the White House challenged skeptical
NATO members Thursday to provide security training and equipment for the

www.guardian.co.uk/uslatest/story/0,1282,-4242074,00.html

IN Iraq, lofty goals for transformation, terror reduction unmet
Knight-Ridder Washington Bureau – San Jose,CA,USA
WASHINGTON – When President Bush ordered the US invasion of Iraq 15 months
ago, he portrayed it as a bold move not just to oust Saddam Hussein, but
to begin…
www.realcities.com/mld/krwashington/9004242.htm

UKRAINE seamen detail Iraq prison torture
Seattle Post Intelligencer – Seattle,WA,USA
… torture, but said, “we know who was in charge of Abu Ghraib.” The American-run
prison is at the center of allegations that coalition forces in Iraq have
abused…
seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/apeurope_story.asp?category=1103&slug=Ukraine%20Iraq%20Abuse

HEAD of State Dept.'s Iraq desk honored
Seattle Post Intelligencer – Seattle,WA,USA
WASHINGTON — Ronald L. Schlicher, a US foreign service officer who heads
the Iraq desk at the State Department, was honored Thursday by the American
Foreign…
seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/apwashington_story.asp?category=1152&slug=Honored%20Diplomat

89 killed in attacks across Iraq
The Australian – Australia
INSURGENTS unleashed a wave of apparently coordinated attacks across Iraq
overnight, leaving at least 89 people dead just six days from the handover
of power.…
www.theaustralian.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5744,9949496%255E1702,00.html

VULNERABLE Iraq bears brunt of coordinated attacks
ABC Online – Australia
TONY JONES: Now, returning to tonight's top story — the coordinated violence
across Iraq which has claimed 70 lives. The attacks…
www.abc.net.au/lateline/content/2004/s1139934.htm

BRITAIN, Chieftains and the Founding of Modern Iraq
NPR (audio) – USA
… talks to Chris Catherwood, author of Churchill's Folly, and Judith
Yaphe, of the National Defense University, about the founding of modern
Iraq, the history of…
npr.streamsage.com/google/programlist/feature.php?wfid=1973676

STATE Dept. Influence in Iraq Expected to Expand
NPR (audio) – USA
Description: John Negroponte was sworn in as the new US ambassador to Iraq
Wednesday, a week before the US occupation authority shuts down.…
npr.streamsage.com/google/programlist/feature.php?wfid=1973666

LAWSUIT Denies Iraq Its '.IQ' Internet Domain Code
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
When an interim government takes over from the US-led occupation next week,
Iraq will regain its place among the world‚s sovereign nations ˆ except
on the…
news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=3113545

VIOLENCE flares in Iraq
ABC Online – Australia
TONY JONES: The fragility of security in Iraq had been dramatically been
underscored by a wave of coordinated attacks. More than…
www.abc.net.au/lateline/content/2004/s1139914.htm

US Lacks Standardized Rules for Iraq Contractors
Reuters – USA
… Reuters) – The Defense Department lacks standardized rules for most
issues involving private contractors accompanying US forces in Iraq, including
whether they…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=reutersEdge&storyID=5508092

AT least 89 killed as insurgents strike Iraq days before power…
Channel News Asia – Singapore
BAQUBA, Iraq : Insurgents unleashed a wave of apparently coordinated attacks
across four Iraqi cities, leaving 89 people dead just six days from the
handover…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/91899/1/.html

AT least 21 killed in co-ordinated Iraq attacks
New Zealand Herald – Auckland,New Zealand
Guerrillas attacked US and Iraqi forces in apparently co-ordinated strikes
in several mainly Sunni Muslim towns in Iraq on Thursday and at least
21 people were…
www.nzherald.co.nz/latestnewsstory.cfm?storyID=3574629&thesection=news&thesubsection=world

POLITICAL PULSE / Minshuto policy on SDF Iraq role irresponsible
Daily Yomiuri – Tokyo,Japan
… party pledged that it would consider easing the criteria for Japan's
participation in international peacekeeping operations or peacekeeping
forces in Iraq.…
www.yomiuri.co.jp/newse/20040625wo05.htm

UN resolution on Iraq as a base of the continuation of the…
Aljazeerah.info
… made by leading British-American and EU political circles, that the
recently accepted UN-Security-resolution about the transfer of power in
Iraq on June 30…
www.aljazeerah.info/Opinion%20editorials/2004%20opinions/June/24%20o/
UN%20resolution%20on%20Iraq%20as%20a%20base%20of%20the%20continuation
%20of%20the%20occupation%20By%20Astrid%20Essed.htm

WOLFOWITZ Says Media 'Afraid' in Iraq, Resulting in Rumors
Editor & Publisher (subscription) – USA
… Secretary Paul Wolfowitz's testimony before the House Armed Services
Committee overlooked his slamming the media for acting “afraid” in Iraq
and publishing…
199.249.170.220/eandp/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1000550484

AT NATO, Bush to Lobby for Help in Iraq
Reuters – USA
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Bush will seek more international support
to combat a surge of violence in Iraq at next week's NATO summit in Turkey,
without…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=politicsNews&storyID=5507510

US, Iraq agree on immunity arrangement for American troops
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
WASHINGTON (AP) American troops in Iraq would remain immune from prosecution
in local courts after the occupation officially ends, under an agreement
in…
www.boston.com/dailynews/176/wash/U_S_Iraq_agree_on_immunity_arr:.shtml

DEADLIEST attacks in Iraq this year
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
June 24: Coordinated attacks in north and central Iraq leave 89 people
dead, including three US soldiers; at least 318 are wounded.…
www.boston.com/dailynews/176/world/Deadliest_attacks_in_Iraq_this:.shtml

S. Korean Government Faces Protests Over Kidnap, Murder in Iraq
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
South Korea's government faces growing protests over its handling of the
kidnapping of a young Korean civilian in Iraq, who was later beheaded
by his captors.…
www.voanews.com/article.cfm?objectID=742720F1-E73B-4A9C-94BFC89BD5DDB573

AMERICA'S remission of power in Iraq is, of necessity, much…
Economist (subscription) – London,England,UK
JUNE 30th has long been seen as a date of almost mystical significance
for the future of Iraq. On that day, America will hand over…
www.economist.com/world/africa/displaystory.cfm?story_id=2792453

INSURGENTS launch series of attacks in Sunni Muslim dominated…
San Diego Union Tribune – San Diego,CA,USA
BAQOUBA, Iraq ˆ Insurgents launched coordinated attacks against police
and government buildings across Iraq on Thursday, less than a week before
the handover…
www.signonsandiego.com/news/world/iraq/20040624-0821-iraq.html

BUSH pushing for NATO to help in Iraq
Boston Herald – Boston,MA,USA
WASHINGTON – With a help-wanted letter from Iraq's new prime minister in
hand, President Bush [related, bio] is appealing to NATO to help quell
violence that…
news.bostonherald.com/international/view.bg?articleid=33202

BAN on RP workers to Iraq lifted on July 1, DFA says
Manila Bulletin – Manila,Philippines
The government will lift the deployment ban on overseas Filipino workers
(OFWs) to Iraq on Thursday, July 1, the Department of Foreign Affairs
(DFA) announced…
www.mb.com.ph/MTNN2004062512614.html

TERRORIST vows to kill Iraq PM
Tucson Citizen – Tucson,AZ,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq – The suspected mastermind of beheadings and bombings threatened
to assassinate Iraq's prime minister. The threat…
www.tucsoncitizen.com/index.php?page=national&story_id=062404b1_iraq

MARKETS mixed as economic news, attacks in Iraq, give buyers…
MLive.com – MI,USA
… But violence in Iraq and a pair of bomb blasts in Turkey, including
one near a hotel where President Bush is expected to stay ahead of Monday's
NATO summit…
www.mlive.com/newsflash/business/index.ssf?/newsflash/get_story.ssf?/cgi-free/
getstory_ssf.cgi?f0117_BC_WallStreet&&news&newsflash-financial

US Immunity in Iraq to Extend Past Handover
Reuters – USA
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States will extend immunity from Iraqi
prosecution for US and other foreign troops and personnel in Iraq beyond
the handover…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=5506639

INSURGENTS launch attacks in Sunni Muslim areas of Iraq; al-…
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
BAQOUBA, Iraq (AP) Insurgents launched coordinated attacks against police
and government buildings across Iraq on Thursday, less than a week before
the…
www.boston.com/dailynews/176/world/Insurgents_launch_attacks_in_S:.shtml

DEVELOPMENTS in Iraq
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
Insurgents launched coordinated attacks against police and government buildings
across Iraq, killing 69 people, including three American soldiers, and
wounded…
www.boston.com/dailynews/176/world/Developments_in_Iraq_:.shtml

QAEDA-LINKED Group Claims Iraq Attacks-Web Site
Reuters – USA
DUBAI (Reuters) – A group headed by al Qaeda-linked operative Abu Musab
al-Zarqawi claimed responsibility for a wave of attacks across Iraq on
Thursday which…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=5506180

US, Iraq agree on immunity for troops
Seattle Post Intelligencer – Seattle,WA,USA
WASHINGTON — American troops serving in Iraq would be immune from prosecution
in local courts under an agreement in principle between the United States
and…
seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/apmideast_story.asp?category=1107&slug=US%20Iraq%20Immunity

COORDINATED attacks hit Iraq
ABC Online – Australia
TONY JONES: And joining us now from Baghdad is the ABC's Iraq correspondent
Matt Brown. The most ominous thing, though, appears…
www.abc.net.au/lateline/content/2004/s1139915.htm

US to extend immunity for its troops in Iraq
Sydney Morning Herald – Sydney,New South Wales,Australia
… It is expected to stay in place for about another six months, until
the first national elections are held in Iraq. The US claims…
www.smh.com.au/articles/2004/06/24/1088046225545.html

CANADIAN Gold Stocks Rise Following Bombings in Iraq, Turkey
Bloomberg – USA
June 24 (Bloomberg) — Canadian gold stocks rose, including miners such
as Placer Dome Inc., after explosions and violence in Iraq and Turkey.

quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000082&sid=amr4yUeIoIrg&refer=canada

KOREA divided over sending troops to Iraq
Independent Online – South Africa
Seoul – The beheading of a South Korean hostage in Iraq has set off new
demands, including from the president's own party, for the country to
stop sending…
www.iol.co.za/index.php?sf=2813&art_id=vn20040624110320499C796361&click_id=2813&set_id=1

IRAN Frees British Troops Seized on the Border With Iraq
New York Times – New York,NY,USA
… boats. The crewmen were arrested by the Revolutionary Guards on Shatt
al Arab, a stretch of water that divides Iran and Iraq. British…
www.nytimes.com/2004/06/24/international/middleeast/24CND-IRAN.html

IRAQ attacks leave 83 dead
News24 – South Africa
Baghdad – Insurgents launched simultaneous attacks in four cities across
Iraq on Thursday in a bid to cause chaos before the transfer of sovereignty
in less…
www.news24.com/News24/World/Iraq/0,,2-10-1460_1547578,00.html

MORE than 35 killed in rebel attacks across Iraq, US helicopter…
Channel News Asia – Singapore
BAQUBA, Iraq : Insurgents, some believed linked with terror suspect Abu
Mussab al-Zarqawi, unleashed attacks on four cities across Iraq leaving
more than 35…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/91827/1/.html

BUSH to seek EU support on Iraq
Expatica – Netherlands
… US President George W. Bush heads to Ireland this weekend to meet with
EU leaders as he continues to seek more European support to secure Iraq
and his agenda…
www.expatica.com/source/site_article.asp?subchannel_id=52&story_id=8846

IRAQ soldier shot to death in San Bernardino County
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
VICTORVILLE, Calif. – An Army paratrooper who served in Afghanistan and
Iraq was shot to death outside his mother's home, authorities said.…
www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/local/states/california/the_valley/9001643.htm

TERRORISTS threaten Iraq prime minister
The State – Columbia,SC,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq ˜ The foreign terrorist group that took responsibility
for beheading a South Korean hostage turned its sights on the new Iraqi
prime minister…
www.thestate.com/mld/thestate/news/nation/8997985.htm

PRIME Ministerial Nominee Answers Questions on Capital Move, Iraq…
Chosun Ilbo – South Korea
… About the government‚s plans on sending more troops to Iraq, Lee
said, “We should greatly increase the defensive capacity of the troops,
including their…
english.chosun.com/w21data/html/news/200406/200406240054.html

PRYOR Calls for Renewed Investigation of Halliburton
KATV – Little Rock,AR,USA
… Rock (AP) – Senator Mark Pryor says he wants a congressional committee
to start a formal investigation into alleged contract abuses by Halliburton
in Iraq.…
www.katv.com/news/stories/0604/155067.html

PAYCHECK drew victim to Iraq
Orlando Sentinel (subscription) – Orlando,FL,USA
… Walter Zbryski, 56, of Montverde, was killed June 17 in Iraq working
as a private contractor for KBR, a subsidiary of oil-services giant Halliburton.

www.orlandosentinel.com/news/local/lake/orl-locliraq24062404jun24,1,6142122.story?coll=orl-news-headlines

ALL Koreans in Iraq Heroes
Korea Times – Seoul,South Korea
… an American citizen that has never been to South Korea, but, even so,
I was profoundly saddened by news that Kim Sun-il had been murdered by
terrorists in Iraq…
times.hankooki.com/lpage/opinion/200406/kt2004062419103254070.htm

INSURGENTS Kill Dozens of People in Iraq
ABC News – USA
BAQOUBA, Iraq June 24, 2004 ˜ Insurgents launched coordinated attacks
against police and government buildings across Sunni Muslim areas of Iraq
Thursday…
abcnews.go.com/wire/World/ap20040624_273.html

BUSH Administration counts financial and human cost of Iraq war
Channel News Asia – Singapore
WASHINGTON : At the end of June, sovereignty will be returned to the people
of Iraq and the United States and its coalition partners will cease to
be an…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/americas/view/91788/1/.html

THE man America fears most in Iraq
The Globe and Mail – Canada
Back in February, a little-known Jordanian man living in Iraq sent a 17-page
letter to his friend and rival Osama bin Laden, asking for assistance
and boasting…
www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/ArticleNews/TPStory/LAC/20040624/IRAQMILITANT24/TPInternational/Africa

US ambassador to Iraq is sworn in
Contra Costa Times – Contra Costa County,CA,USA
WASHINGTON – John Negroponte was sworn in as the US ambassador to Iraq
on Wednesday and vowed to work with the government in Baghdad taking power
next week to…
www.contracostatimes.com/mld/cctimes/news/9000167.htm

MORE US reservists set for Iraq
CNN International – USA
WASHINGTON (CNN) — A group of Army Reserve soldiers rarely tapped for
duty could soon be heading to Iraq, Pentagon officials said Wednesday.

edition.cnn.com/2004/US/06/24/pentagon.troops/

MILITANT ACTIVITY: Terrorists promise they'll kill Iraq's new…
Detroit Free Press – Detroit,MI,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq — The terrorist group that took responsibility for beheading
a South Korean hostage turned its sights on the new Iraqi prime minister
Wednesday…
www.freep.com/news/nw/iraq24_20040624.htm

IRAQ spells bad Bush campaign news
Newsday – Long Island,NY,USA
Unfortunately for President George W. Bush, that is happening with Iraq.
Bush gambled on the basic proposition that he could make…
www.newsday.com/news/opinion/ny-vpklu243865076jun24,0,5275043.column?coll=ny-viewpoints-headlines

REBELS attacks in Iraq kill at least 23
Reuters – London,England,UK
… Zarqawi's Jama'at al-Tawhid and Jihad group has claimed responsibility
for many attacks in Iraq, including this week's beheading of a South Korean
hostage.…
www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=535017&section=news

IRAQ'S interim prime minister appeals to NATO
Seattle Times – Seattle,WA,USA
WASHINGTON ˜ Iraq's interim prime minister has formally asked NATO to
do more to help stabilize his violence-wracked country by training its
nascent security…
seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2001963961_iraq24.html

REBUILDING Iraq's Educational System
NPR (audio) – USA
Description: Iraq's schools and universities once produced some of the
Middle East's finest doctors, authors and academics. For…
npr.streamsage.com/google/programlist/feature.php?wfid=1972369

AT least 21 killed in Iraq attacks
swissinfo – Switzerland
… Two insurgents were killed. responsibility for many attacks in Iraq,
including this week's beheading of a South Korean hostage.…
www.swissinfo.org/sen/swissinfo.html?siteSect=143&sid=5032610

GENESIS of 9/11-Iraq connection
Indianapolis Star – Indianapolis,IN,USA
WASHINGTON — Why have the Bush administration and some of the staunchest
supporters of the Iraq war gone nuts over the 9/11 commission's staff
report…
www.indystar.com/articles/9/157290-7129-021.html

DEATH threat for Iraq leader
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
WASHINGTON — Islamic militants issued a new threat to assassinate Iraq's
interim prime minister yesterday as the new US ambassador to Iraq was
sworn in and…
www.boston.com/news/world/middleeast/articles/2004/06/24/death_threat_for_iraq_leader

AT least 14 killed in Iraq attacks
Reuters – London,England,UK
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Guerrillas have attacked US or Iraqi forces in apparently
coordinated strikes in several mainly Sunni Muslim towns in Iraq and at
least 14…
www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=534873&section=news

IRAQ PM shrugs off death threats
CNN – USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) — Iraq's Interim Prime Minister Iyad Allawi has shrugged
off two death threats delivered via television and the Internet Wednesday,
saying…
www.cnn.com/2004/WORLD/meast/06/24/iraq.zarqawi/

BUSH pushing for NATO to help in Iraq
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
WASHINGTON (AP) With a help-wanted letter from Iraq's new prime minister
in hand, President Bush is appealing to NATO to help quell violence that
has escalated…
www.boston.com/dailynews/176/wash/Bush_pushing_for_NATO_to_help_:.shtml

AT Least 14 Killed in Coordinated Iraq Attacks
Reuters – USA
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Guerrillas attacked US or Iraqi forces in apparently
coordinated strikes in several mainly Sunni Muslim towns in Iraq Thursday
and at least…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=5501050

US troops in Iraq granted immunity
Minneapolis Star Tribune (subscription) – Minneapolis,MN,USA
… from prosecution by Iraqi courts for killing Iraqis or destroying local
property after the occupation ends and sovereignty returns to Iraq, US
officials said…
www.startribune.com/stories/1557/4844125.html

MORE Stryker troops to Iraq
Seattle Post Intelligencer – Seattle,WA,USA
The Army is planning a changing of the guard within its Stryker units deployed
in Iraq. … The 3rd Brigade has done very well in Iraq,” said Capt.…
seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/179278_stryker24.html

MULTIPLE attacks in Iraq
Al-Jazeera – Qatar
Resistance fighters have a launched a series of attacks on police stations
and US troops around Iraq. Rocket-propelled grenades…
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/78657592-15F6-4274-90AC-0ADFAF8C4EF9.htm

CIA to Audit Information on Iraq, al-Qaida
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
… calling on the CIA to conduct an audit of any evidence it provided
to the Bush Administration and Congress concerning a relationship between
Iraq and the al…
www.voanews.com/article.cfm?objectID=54D1C254-0161-4484-88E0A52DF91911FD

INSURGENTS in Iraq using bombs, mortars
Seattle Post Intelligencer – Seattle,WA,USA
ABU GHRAIB, Iraq — The most feared weapon in the arsenal of Iraqi insurgents
is simple to make, easy to set off, impossible to trace and deadly effective:
an…
seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/apmideast_story.asp?category=1107&slug=Iraq%20Feared%20Weapons

TWO California National Guard soldiers die in Iraq
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
… of the San Francisco Bay area who now lives in Tracy, was killed Tuesday,
along with a member of his unit from Riverside, while they were patrolling
in Iraq.…
www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/special_packages/iraq/8998088.htm

S.KOREA'S Roh Orders Full Probe Into Iraq Death
Reuters – USA
… President Roh Moo-hyun ordered a full investigation Thursday into the
kidnapping and beheading of a South Korean hostage by militants in Iraq
after it emerged…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=5499847

SOUTH Korea blocks access to video of Iraq beheading
The Age – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
… Korean Internet service providers blocked access to web sites suspected
of carrying graphic images of the beheading of a Korean hostage in Iraq,
officials said…
www.theage.com.au/articles/2004/06/24/1088046207706.html

MILITANTS vow to assassinate Iraq premier
Gulf Daily News – Manama,Bahrain
BAGHDAD: Militants vowed yesterday to assassinate Iraq's interim prime
minister, hours after saying they had beheaded a South Korean hostage
in the violent run…
www.gulf-daily-news.com/Story.asp?Article=85153&Sn=WORL&IssueID=27096

REPORT: US Immunity in Iraq to Extend Past Handover
Reuters – USA
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Bush administration plans to extend immunity
from prosecution for US troops in Iraq beyond the handover of power on
June 30, The…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=5499980

MORTON Kondracke: Facts to fight back on Iraq-Al Qaeda tie
Naples Daily News – Naples,FL,USA
… all the intelligence it can about contacts between Al Qaeda and Saddam
Hussein, and it must cooperate with Congressional investigations on prison
abuse in Iraq…
www.naplesnews.com/npdn/pe_columnists/article/0,2071,NPDN_14960_2985533,00.html

SINGAPORE warning on Iraq travel
The Australian – Australia
THE Singapore Government today warned Singaporeans not to travel to Iraq
in the wake of the beheading of a South Korean hostage by Islamic militants.

www.theaustralian.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5744,9940629%255E1702,00.html

IRAQ: The Creators
Tech Central Station – USA
By Charles Rousseaux. Amid the car bombs and carnage, being optimistic
about the situation in Iraq and the June 30 handover of sovereignty is
quite a challenge.…
www.techcentralstation.com/062404B.html

INSURGENTS launch simultaneous attacks on police stations in…
Calgary Sun – Calgary,Alberta,Canada
BAGHDAD (AP) – Insurgents launched a series of attacks Thursday on police
stations in the western Iraqi city of Ramadi, killing seven and injuring
13, police…
cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/World/2004/06/24/511548-ap.html

SOUTH Korea reels after hostage is beheaded in Iraq
Taipei Times – Taipei,Taiwan
South Koreans reacted with shock and anger yesterday to the beheading of
a hostage in Iraq by militants who killed him after Seoul refused their
demand to…
www.taipeitimes.com/News/front/archives/2004/06/24/2003176276

BUSH to Push for Nato Role in Iraq
Scotland on Sunday – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
US President George Bush will appeal to allied leaders next week to send
a Nato force to Iraq to bolster the coalition that is struggling against
a potent…
news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=3108208

NEW ambassador to Iraq faces huge job
Atlanta Journal Constitution (subscription) – Atlanta,GA,USA
WASHINGTON ˜ The United States began a new chapter Wednesday in its relations
with Iraq, swearing in its first ambassador to Baghdad in more than a
decade.…
www.ajc.com/news/content/news/0604/24irnegroponte.html

IRAQ Update
New York Times – USA
THREAT AGAINST PREMIER The terrorist group that claimed responsibility
for beheading a South Korean threatened to assassinate Iraq's new prime
minister.…
www.nytimes.com/2004/06/24/international/middleeast/24UPDA.html?ex=1088654400&en=fc4b973bf736e4f9&ei=5062

MILITANTS threaten Iraq PM, warn of more action
CTV – Canada
Days before the American-led coalition is due to transfer sovereignty to
Iraq's interim government, the suspected mastermind of a deadly terror
campaign is…
www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/1087986417035_52/?hub=CTVNewsAt11

BUSH To Push NATO To Send Force To Iraq
The New Mexico Channel.com – Albuquerque,NM,USA
WASHINGTON — At next week's NATO summit, President Bush will urge the
alliance to send troops to Iraq. Two senior administration…
www.thenewmexicochannel.com/news/3454437/detail.html

FLORIDA truck driver killed in Iraq was retired NYC firefighter
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
– The central Florida man killed driving a truck last week in Iraq was
a former … He started driving trucks in Kuwait and later Iraq, lured
by the high salaries.…
www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/special_packages/iraq/8996404.htm

IRAQ PM Vows to Hunt Militants Behind Death Threat
Reuters – USA
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Iraq's interim Prime Minister Iyad Allawi vowed Wednesday
to hunt down militants threatening to assassinate him, dismissing their
bloody…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=5498487

IRAQ Update: Death Threat for Interim Prime Minister
NPR (audio) – USA
… NPR's Madeleine Brand talks to Edward Wong of The New York Times about
an assassination threat aimed at the interim prime minister for Iraq,
Iyad Allawi.…
npr.streamsage.com/google/programlist/feature.php?wfid=1971929

IRAQ prime minister plans to reinstate army
Newsday – Long Island,NY,USA
Iraq's prime minister told a top Pentagon official last week that he will
move rapidly to reconstitute several of the army divisions abolished by
the United…
www.newsday.com/news/nationworld/nation/ny-usarmy0624,0,5185694.story?coll=ny-nationalnews-headlines

IRAQ'S Allawi Asks for NATO Aid in Training, US Official Says
Bloomberg – USA
… Bush will make his case at the Istanbul meeting for a broader NATO
role in Iraq, the aide said, speaking on condition of anonymity.…
quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000085&sid=aR34ANLaNpLA&refer=europe

SENATE Wants Bush to Report Back on Iraq
ABC News – USA
… The spending bill also would add 20,000 troops to an Army stretched
thin by the war in Iraq and other commitments around the world, a move
opposed by the…
abcnews.go.com/wire/Politics/ap20040623_2409.html

BRITISH soldiers may face court martial in Iraq
Telegraph.co.uk – London,England,UK
Four British soldiers accused of abusing Iraqi prisoners could face trial
in Iraq, a senior Ministry of Defence official told MPs yesterday.…
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2004/06/24/ntort24.xml&sSheet=/news/2004/06/24/ixnewstop.html

POWELL says US has much to do in Iraq after handover
Xinhua – China
WASHINGTON, June 23 (Xinhuanet) — The US mission in Iraq will not end
after the handover of power on June 30 and there is still much left to
do, US Secretary…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-06/24/content_1543658.htm

WHITE House: Interrogation methods not meant for Iraq
Newsday – Long Island,NY,USA
… interrogation techniques approved for use in Guantanamo Bay prison
— but, top Bush administration lawyers insisted this week, never meant
to be applied in Iraq…
www.newsday.com/news/nationworld/nation/ny-usabus0624,0,7025289.story?coll=ny-nationalnews-headlines

DARKENING in Iraq
Straits Times – Singapore
THE execution by beheading of civilian foreigners caught up in the Iraq
war is the height of depravity. The executioners bow to…
straitstimes.asia1.com.sg/commentary/story/0,4386,258045,00.html

US, Europe expected to call for agreement on Iraq debt relief
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
WASHINGTON (AP) The United States and Europe will pledge to work toward
reducing Iraq's massive foreign debt by year's end although differences
remain over the…
www.boston.com/dailynews/175/wash/U_S_Europe_expected_to_call_fo:.shtml

DEMOCRACY comes to Iraq
Telegraph.co.uk – London,England,UK
… assembly and government would confer on the new dispensation would
refute the Islamist claim that the coalition always intended to turn post-Saddam
Iraq into a…
www.opinion.telegraph.co.uk/opinion/main.jhtml?xml=/opinion/
2004/06/24/dl2402.xml&sSheet=/opinion/2004/06/24/ixopinion.html

BUSH Goes to NATO Looking for Help in Iraq
Reuters – USA
… Bush administration official said on Wednesday the United States hopes
NATO leaders will respond positively to a formal request from Iraq's prime
minister…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=5498386

REBUILDING Iraq's Educational System
NPR (audio) – USA
Description: Iraq's schools and universities once produced some of the
Middle East's finest doctors, authors and academics. For…
npr.streamsage.com/google/programlist/srfeature.php?wfid=1972369

SIX key questions for the future of Iraq – and its oil
Christian Science Monitor – USA
… the world. It is sometimes alleged that the real reason the United
States invaded Iraq was to control that nation's petroleum. But…
www.csmonitor.com/2004/0624/p16s01-cogn.html

SENATORS Battle Over Iraq Abuse Memos
Reuters – USA
… to block Democrats from demanding the Bush administration release more
documents on the treatment of enemy combatants after the prisoner abuse
scandal in Iraq.…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=politicsNews&storyID=5497974

  
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