Iraq News and Information Links September 25 2004
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MORE kidnapping operations in Iraq
Arabic News – Middle East
Once again, the number of hostages in Iraq has increased with a confirmation made by the Egyptian foreign ministry on kidnapping 6 Egyptians working in Iraq…

www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200409/s1207165.htm
SEVEN killed, 11 wounded in fresh US airstrike in Iraq
ABC Online – Australia
Doctors in the Iraqi city of Fallujah say at least seven people have been killed and 11 wounded in a fresh US airstrike. The US…

www.arabicnews.com/ansub/Daily/Day/040925/2004092509.html
ALLAWI calls for supporting Iraq
Arabic News – Middle East
The interim Iraqi prime minister Eyad Allawi has called on the international community to help Iraq. In a speech he delivered before…

www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/special_packages/election2004/9760350.htm
CANDIDATES' divisions on Iraq get blurred looking to future
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
… KRT) – With more than 1,000 Americans dead, 138,000 troops committed and no end in sight, it may be difficult to understand why the conflict in Iraq has only…

www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200409/s1207165.htm
SEVEN killed, 11 wounded in fresh US airstrike in Iraq
ABC Online – Australia
Doctors in the Iraqi city of Fallujah say at least seven people have been killed and 11 wounded in a fresh US airstrike. The US…

www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/108528/1/.html
US forces pound Fallujah; British Muslim leaders arrive in Iraq
Channel News Asia – Singapore
FALLUJAH, Iraq : US aircraft pounded the insurgent enclave of Fallujah, killing seven Iraqis in a raid the military said targeted a hideout of a militant group…

www.indianexpress.com/full_story.php?content_id=55848
IRAQ complicated war on terror: Gen
Indian Express – New Delhi,India
WASHINGTON, SEPTEMBER 25: Pakistan's President Pervez Musharraf said on Friday the US-led invasion of Iraq had made the world a more dangerous place and…

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BUSH Reiterates Iraq Election on Track; Democrats Criticize His…
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
Democrats say the US-led invasion of Iraq has weakened the overall fight against terrorism. With less than 40 days before the US…

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US House Democratic Leader Calls War in Iraq 'Grotesque Mistake'
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
… Nancy Pelosi, says the United States would be safer if President Bush had kept his focus on Osama bin Laden and al-Qaida, instead of invading Iraq.…

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CANADA reminds its citizens to leave Iraq
Tehran Times – Tehran,Iran
OTTAWA (AFP) — Canada reiterated Thursday that its citizens should leave strife-torn Iraq, two days after a Canadian woman who had been held hostage for 16…

www.arabicnews.com/ansub/Daily/Day/040925/2004092523.html
SHIFTS in Iraq funding designed to address immediate priorities
Arabic News – Middle East
… Consequently, he said, US Ambassador to Iraq John Negroponte, in consultation with Iraqi officials, conducted a review of the strategic priorities under the…

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EGYPT calls for release of hostages in Iraq
Xinhua – Beijing,China
CAIRO, Sept. 25 (Xinhuanet) — Egypt on Saturday called for the immediate release of Egyptians and other nationals taken hostage in violence-ravaged Iraq.…

www.arabicnews.com/ansub/Daily/Day/040925/2004092512.html
BUSH order removing Iraq's name from terrorism sponsoring states…
Arabic News – Middle East
The US President George W. Bush yesterday issued a decision for removing Iraq's name from the list of countries sponsoring terrorism after the toppling of the…

www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/entertainment/gossip/9759838.htm
CBS Nixes '60 Minutes' Story on Iraq War
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
NEW YORK – CBS News has shelved a “60 Minutes” report on the rationale for war in Iraq because it would be “inappropriate” to air it so close to the…

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SALMOND: Blair Lied over Iraq
Scotland on Sunday – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
SNP leader Alex Salmond today repeated his claim that Prime Minister Tony Blair had lied over Iraq and said this was the view of “the vast majority” of the…

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BUSH Promises to Step Up Iraq Rebuilding Spending
Reuters – USA
CRAWFORD, Texas (Reuters) – President Bush, under election-year pressure from Democrats and some fellow Republicans over Iraq, promised on Saturday to step up…

www.smh.com.au/articles/2004/09/25/1095961917762.html
CLARK greets NZ troops back from Iraq
Sydney Morning Herald (subscription) – Sydney,New South Wales,Australia
Prime Minister Helen Clark welcomed home about 60 New Zealand troops tonight as they touched down at Ohakea air base after six months helping to rebuild Iraq.…

news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-09/25/content_2021360.htm
BRITISH hostage killed in Iraq: website
Xinhua – Beijing,China
25 (Xinhuanet) — An Islamic website posted a statement on Saturday claiming that British Kenneth Bigley held hostage in Iraq has been killed by his kidnappers…

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KERRY turns up heat on Bush over Iraq invasion
San Francisco Chronicle – San Francisco,CA,USA
John Kerry declared here Friday that the invasion of Iraq was “a profound diversion from the battle against our greatest enemy, al Qaeda,” and asserted that he…

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FOUR US marines killed in attacks in Iraq
Hindustan Times – New Delhi,India
Four US marines were killed in action in Iraq on Friday in three attacks west of Baghdad, the American military said on Saturday.…

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TROOPS back from Iraq mission
TVNZ – New Zealand
Family members and officials have turned out to welcome home New Zealand troops who arrived back from Iraq on Saturday night. Prime…

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JABS over state of Iraq
Newsday – Long Island,NY,USA
… The day after Allawi gave Congress and the national media an upbeat picture of Iraq, Bush disparaged Kerry for questioning Allawi's assessment.…

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FOUR US Marines Killed in Attacks in Iraq
Reuters – USA
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Four US Marines were killed in action in Iraq on Friday in three attacks west of Baghdad, the American military said on Saturday.…

www.boston.com/news/globe/editorial_opinion/editorials/articles/2004/09/25/a_vote_for_iraq
A VOTE FOR IRAQ
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
… views that were expressed this week on the part of Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani, the foremost spiritual authority of Iraqi Shi'ites, and by Iraq's interim prime…

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KERRY hits Bush for “wrong choices” on terrorism, Iraq
Seattle Times – Seattle,WA,USA
… yesterday that President Bush had “made the wrong choices in the war on terror” and had been diverted from that mission by the invasion of Iraq, leaving the…

www.alternet.org/waroniraq/19982/
WHY We Must Leave Iraq
AlterNet – San Francisco,CA,USA
Washington Post columnist Richard Cohen, once a supporter of the war in Iraq, has been rethinking his position. … The United States should just pull out of Iraq.…

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GUNMEN Kill 6 Iraq National Guard Recruits
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq – Gunmen opened fire on a vehicle carrying Iraqi National Guard applicants in Baghdad on Saturday, killing six people, police said.…

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US, Iraq Pressing for Electoral Conference -NYT
Reuters – USA
… Allawi are pushing several Western and Middle Eastern countries, including Iran, to join in holding a conference in October to boost Iraq's electoral process…

www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/108451/1/.html
BUSH and Kerry at war over Iraq, Al-Qaeda
Channel News Asia – Singapore
… turn said that he would run “a tougher, smarter, more effective” war on terror than the Republican president who he said had rushed to invade Iraq instead of…

news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-09/25/content_2020366.htm
PAKISTANI leader says Iraq war makes world more dangerous
Xinhua – Beijing,China
24 (Xinhuanet) — Pakistan's President Pervez Musharraf said on Friday the Iraq war had brought more trouble to the world and made the world more dangerous.…

www.taipeitimes.com/News/front/archives/2004/09/25/2003204250
MORE troops needed in Iraq: Rumsfeld
Taipei Times – Taipei,Taiwan
US Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld acknowledged Thursday that more US troops may have to be sent to Iraq to provide security for January elections that are…

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A Look at US Military Deaths in Iraq
Atlanta Journal Constitution (subscription) – Atlanta,GA,USA
… 24, 2004, 1,042 members of the US military have died since the beginning of the Iraq war in March 2003, according to the Defense Department.…

www.nytimes.com/2004/09/25/international/middleeast/25diplo.html
TO Help Iraq Vote, Powell Seeks Meeting of Nations
New York Times – New York,NY,USA
ecretary of State Colin L. Powell said Friday that the Bush administration was working with Prime Minister Ayad Allawi of Iraq to press the major Western…

www.abcnews.go.com/wire/Politics/reuters20040924_220.html
KERRY: Bush Dropped Ball on Terror with War in Iraq
ABC News – United States
… Reuters) – Democratic candidate John Kerry accused President Bush on Friday of neglecting the fight against terrorism by going to war in Iraq and said his…

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BUSH Says Kerry Criticisms on Iraq Threaten Effort
ABC News – United States
BANGOR, Maine (Reuters) – President Bush, back on the campaign trail after a show of unity with Iraq's prime minister, accused his Democratic rival on Thursday…

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BRITISH Hostage In Iraq May Have Been 'sold' To Zarqawi Group
Turkish Press – Turkey
LONDON, Sept 25 (AFP) – A senior Anglican clergyman with many years' experience in Iraq believes British hostage Kenneth Bigley was “sold” by the men who…

www.indystar.com/articles/6/181324-8476-102.html
FRIENDS remember Indiana soldier killed in Iraq
Indianapolis Star – Indianapolis,IN,USA
HIGHLAND, Ind. — Friends remembered a soldier from northwestern Indiana who was killed in Iraq as an upbeat man who was a fan of war movies like “Band of…

www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200409/s1207003.htm
UN unhappy with Rumsfeld's Iraq election comments
ABC Online – Australia
The head of the United Nations commission organising January's national election in Iraq, Carlos Valenzuela, has criticised comments made by the United States…

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CPS investigates 'friendly fire' death of soldier in Iraq
Independent – London,England,UK
By James Burleigh. An alleged unlawful killing in Iraq involving British soldiers is to be investigated by the Crown Prosecution Service.…

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BUSH, Allawi to press on with Iraq polls
Straits Times – Singapore,Singapore
WASHINGTON – President George W. Bush says that he and Iraqi Prime Minister Iyad Allawi will 'stay the course' in Iraq and hold a national election in January…

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SIX Egyptians snatched in Iraq
swissinfo – Switzerland
… Jack Hensley — and posted footage of the killings on the Internet. time despite the violence and said the situation in Iraq had been exaggerated.…

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9/24/04 – BUSH ON IRAQ
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
When the United Nations General Assembly met in New York City, among the nations represented was a newly sovereign Iraq. Iraq’s…

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IRAQ in desperate need for international help: PM
Xinhua – Beijing,China
… “I do recognize that some countries here objected to the war that brought down the regime of Saddam Hussein and his oppression and liberated Iraq, and that is…

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US clashes with Iraq over Saddam trial date
Ireland Online – Dublin,Ireland
… On Wednesday, Iraq’s Justice Ministry said that Iraqi and coalition authorities had decided to release Rihab Rashid Taha, the female scientist known as “Dr…

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MUSHARRAF: Iraq war complicates Middle East
MSNBC – USA
One of the Bush administration's key allies, Pakistan's President Perves Musharaf, expressed reservations about the effect of the war in Iraq on the war on…

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HOW Kerry can win the debate on terror and Iraq.
Slate – USA
… The Post story showed how peripheral Bush's shifts are. On the big issues—tax cuts and Iraq—he's been even steadier than Reagan. … Iraq is a mess.…

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US Official: Iraq Insurgency More Virulent Than Expected
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
A senior State Department Official has told Congress that the Bush administration underestimated the difficulties of post-war Iraq.…

www.boston.com/dailynews/268/world/Bush_Allawi_say_most_of_Iraq_i:.shtml
BUSH, Allawi say most of Iraq is stable; map, however, is dotted…
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Prime Minister Ayad Allawi and President Bush have declared that Iraq is on the road to stability, with the Iraqi leader saying elections…

  
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