Iraq News and Information Links June 26 2004
BUSH wins EU support on Iraq, but takes criticism over Guantanamo
Independent – London,England,UK
… Bush faced European criticism yesterday over US treatment of prisoners
in the “war on terror” while winning grudging support for his efforts
to stabilise Iraq.…
news.independent.co.uk/world/americas/story.jsp?story=535596

INSURGENTS step up attacks in Iraq
Sunday Times – Johannesburg,South Africa
… In yesterday's attacks, rebels targeted offices of two political parties
– one of them run by Iraq's prime minister – a police station and a government
building…
www.sundaytimes.co.za/2004/06/27/news/world/world04.asp

NEIGHBOURS cast a nervous eye on Iraq ‚ s future
Sunday Herald – Glasgow,Scotland,UK
… arrested three Royal Navy patrol craft and their eight crewmen as they
made their way up the Shatt-al-Arab waterway, the sensitive riverine border
with Iraq.…
www.sundayherald.com/42969

BEHEADED South Korean's remains return from Iraq
Ha'aretz – Israel
BUSAN, South Korea – The body of a South Korean hostage beheaded in Iraq
yesterday returned to his hometown, his coffin draped in the national
flag and…
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/443635.html

IRAQ welcomes NATO training plan
ABC Online – Australia
Iraq's interim Government says it would welcome NATO troops in the country
as the military alliance reached a deal on training its fledgling armed
forces.…
www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200406/s1141282.htm

EU backs Bush on NATO role in Iraq
Ha'aretz – Israel
By Agencies. CLARECASTLE, Ireland – The United States and European Union
yesterday offered strong support for an urgent plea from Iraq for NATO
military help.…
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/443641.html

BOMBS kill 17 in Iraq
Japan Today – Tokyo,Japan
… least 17 people were killed and 40 wounded in a car bomb in Hilla Saturday,
as Islamic militants threatened to behead three Turkish hostages in Iraq,
four days…
www.japantoday.com/e/?content=news&cat=8&id=303549

BUSH declares Iraq rifts healed
ABC Online – Australia
United States President George W Bush has declared an end to Western rifts
over Iraq but has won little in his search for European military help
in the country…
www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200406/s1141278.htm

US handing over an unfulfilled Iraq
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq – (KRT) – The Iraq that the United States discovered when
it invaded last year was more lawless, dilapidated and hostile than war
planners…
www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/world/9020862.htm

TURKISH hostages seized in Iraq
TVNZ – New Zealand
… operative Abu Musab al-Zarqawi have seized three Turkish hostages and
are threatening to behead them unless Turks stopped working with US-led
forces in Iraq.…
tvnz.co.nz/view/news_world_story_skin/432914?format=html

INSURGENT Attacks Kill at Least Six in Iraq
NPR (audio) – USA
Description: New insurgent attacks in Iraq, including a car bomb near a
university, claim at least six lives. Meanwhile, the hunt…
npr.streamsage.com/google/programlist/feature.php?wfid=1979251

BUSH wins European support for NATO help in Iraq
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
NEWMARKET-ON-FERGUS, Ireland – (KRT) – President Bush won European support
Saturday for his plan for more NATO involvement in Iraq and expressed
confidence…
www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/world/9020836.htm

EXPLOSION rocks Iraq Shiite city; 17 dead
Salon (subscription) – USA
June 26, 2004 | BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) — An explosion rocked the center of
the predominantly Shiite Muslim city of Hilla late Saturday, killing 17
people and…
www.salon.com/news/wire/2004/06/26/iraq_explosion/

IRAQ'S Allawi Says January Vote Date Not Absolute
Reuters – USA
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Security concerns could force a delay in Iraqi national
elections set for next January, Iraqi interim Prime Minister Iyad Allawi
said on…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=5521510

NICKLES to visit Iraq, Afghanistan on Middle East trip
NewsOK.com (subscription) – Oklahoma City,OK,USA
PONCA CITY – US Sen. Don Nickles will be among several senators traveling
to several Middle Eastern countries, including Iraq, this week.…
www.newsok.com/cgi-bin/show_article?ID=1271971&TP=getarticle

KERRY Woos Hispanics, Vows US-Latam Partnership
Wired News – USA
… He also proposed a council for democracy to work within the Organization
of American States to resolve crises like those in Haiti and Venezuela,
and a North…
wireservice.wired.com/wired/story.asp?section=Breaking&storyId=884673&tw=wn_wire_story

MILITANTS threaten to kill 3 Turks in Iraq
Reuters – London,England,UK
BAGHDAD, Iraq (Reuters) – Militants loyal to alleged al Qaeda operative
Abu Musab al-Zarqawi say they have seized three Turkish hostages and will
behead them…
www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=536454&section=news

IRAQ'S political parties latest target in wave of violence
Channel News Asia – Singapore
BAQUBA, Iraq : Political parties became the latest target of Iraq's violent
insurgency as rebels hit the local office of the prime minister's political
group…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/92235/1/.html

IRAQ: At least 17 dead in car blast as Zarqawi group threatens to…
Albawaba Middle East News – Amman,Middle East
… Robert Strzelecki. The city, 100 kilometers south of Baghdad, falls
under the responsibility of Polish troops serving together with American
forces in Iraq.…
www.albawaba.com/news/index.php3?sid=279749&lang=e&dir=news

IRAQ war protesters gather in Boston
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
… 00. BOSTON (AP) Hundreds of protesters rallied Saturday on a city plaza
to call for an end to the US military presence in Iraq. ''We…
www.boston.com/dailynews/178/region/Iraq_war_protesters_gather_in_:.shtml

BUSH Wins EU Support for NATO Aid to Iraq
ABC News – USA
ANKARA, Turkey June 26, 2004 ˜ With European Union support in hand, President
Bush looked to seal an agreement for NATO to help stabilize Iraq as its

abcnews.go.com/wire/World/ap20040626_693.html

EXPLOSIONS rock predominantly Shiite city in Iraq
The Globe and Mail – Canada
There were casualties. The city falls under the responsibility of Polish
troops serving together with American forces in Iraq. The…
www.globeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20040626.whilla0626/BNStory/Front/

SECOND Basra pipeline repaired, oil flowing from southern Iraq
Channel News Asia – Singapore
BASRA, Iraq : Iraq's two key oil pipelines in the south were pumping oil
to Iraqi sea terminals again after engineers finished fixing the damage
caused by a…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world_business/view/92225/1/.html

EU, US Vow Support for Iraq's Interim Government
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
President Bush says the United States and the European Union stand together
in their support for Iraq's new interim government, and he is urging NATO
to step…
www.voanews.com/article.cfm?objectID=15C6021B-D5C2-4F93-BFFCF00B75CDFFF5

NEIGHBORS wonder whether Iraq will be source of democracy, or…
Boston Herald – Boston,MA,USA
CAIRO, Egypt – The reality of almost daily car bombings in Iraq and an
economy as battered as its sabotaged oil pipelines hasn't stopped some
in the region…
news.bostonherald.com/international/view.bg?articleid=33442

IRAQ militants threaten to behead 3 Turks
Reuters – London,England,UK
DUBAI (Reuters) – Suspected militants from Abu Musab al-Zarqawi's group
have kidnapped three Turks in Iraq and are threatening to behead them
unless Ankara…
www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=536444&section=news

EUROPE remains split over how to help Iraq's interim government
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
By John Leicester, Associated Press, 6/26/2004 12:33. PARIS (AP) In French
eyes, Iraq's problems won't be solved by sending more troops.…
www.boston.com/dailynews/178/world/Europe_remains_split_over_how_:.shtml

GUERRILLAS launch new Iraq raids
Reuters – London,England,UK
ARBIL, Iraq (Reuters) – Six guerrillas have been killed in clashes in Baquba,
a town north of Baghdad where fighters have proclaimed loyalty to Jordanian

www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=536431&section=news

EU and US sidestep details of Iraq debt issue
Reuters – USA
NEWMARKET-ON-FERGUS, Ireland, June 26 (Reuters) – The United States and
European Union sidestepped the details of a proposed deal to reduce Iraq's
foreign debt…
www.reuters.com/financeNewsArticle.jhtml?type=bondsNews&storyID=5521206

BUSH Says EU's Backing of Iraq a Step Forward (Update1)
Bloomberg – USA
June 26 (Bloomberg) — US President George W. Bush said a European Union
statement endorsing Iraq's interim government and a pledge to help the
country realize…
quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000103&sid=aEg70X3xNRnM&refer=us

IRAQ insurgency much worse, admits US
The Hindu – Chennai,India
Washington, June 26. (PTI): With casualties mounting in Iraq, the US government
has stated that the insurgency in the war-torn country is much worse than
it…
www.hinduonnet.com/thehindu/holnus/001200406262013.htm

NEW Iraq Bombings Kill at Least Six
NPR (audio) – USA
Description: A series of car bombings around Iraq claim at least six lives.
Meanwhile, the hunt continues for Abu Musab Zarqawi, the…
npr.streamsage.com/google/programlist/srfeature.php?wfid=1979251

BUSH seeks Europe's aid in Iraq
The Age – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
By Jim Krane. Anti-government fighters launched attacks in Iraq's strife-ridden
city of Baquba yesterday, leaving nine dead, six of them insurgents.…
www.theage.com.au/articles/2004/06/26/1088145022975.html

US scrambles for EU support as violence rockets in Iraq
Sydney Morning Herald – Sydney,New South Wales,Australia
A top European Union official warned yesterday that violence could break
Iraq apart within months and that the EU role in reconstruction and election
planning…
www.smh.com.au/articles/2004/06/26/1088145026470.html

BUSH: Violence Does Not Threaten Iraq Handover Plans
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
President Bush says violence in Iraq does not threaten plans to hand over
power there on Wednesday. In his weekly radio address, Mr…
www.voanews.com/article.cfm?objectID=98401EC1-C6D8-4C38-BF055882B33A08F6

NINE Die As Insurgents Hit Baqouba, Iraq
Fredericksburg.com – Fredericksburg,VA,USA
… In the Saturday attacks, rebels targeted offices of two political parties
_ one of them run by Iraq's prime minister _ a police station and a government

www.fredericksburg.com/News/apmethods/apstory?urlfeed=D83ENJM00.xml

SLAIN South Korean's Body Returns Home from Iraq
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
The young man's murder in Iraq has gripped the nation, and amplified public
anger over the government's decision to send troops to support the US-led
coalition…
www.voanews.com/article.cfm?objectID=9ED4F36D-9749-4AE3-97B2A8DEE527939D

ATTACK on our troops in Iraq
NEWS.com.au – Australia
… condition. Up to eight mortar rounds were fired at the force based
at a 19th century fortress just outside Mosul, in northern Iraq.…
news.com.au/common/story_page/0,4057,9965591%255E948,00.html

IRAQ insecurity dominates Arab press
BBC News – London,England,UK
As the scheduled handover of power approaches in Iraq, Baghdad newspapers
are focusing on the need for the interim government quickly to improve
security in…
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/3842577.stm

BUSH heads to NATO with Iraq pledge from Europe
EUbusiness – London,UK
President George W. Bush on Saturday won the European Union's unqualified
backing for Iraq's new leaders four days before they take power, but made
no tangible…
www.eubusiness.com/afp/040626123125.wp2zf9dh

TEXT of US-EU joint statement on Iraq
Seattle Post Intelligencer – Seattle,WA,USA
… Iraq needs and deserves the strong support of the international community
to realize its potential. We applaud the unanimous approval…
seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/apeurope_story.asp?category=1103&slug=US%20EU%20Iraq%20Text

US, EU Offer Strong NATO Aid for Iraq
Fredericksburg.com – Fredericksburg,VA,USA
The United States and the European Union offered strong support for Iraq's
urgent request for NATO military help, in a joint statement Saturday that
made a…
www.fredericksburg.com/News/apmethods/apstory?urlfeed=D83EMV9O0.xml

IRAQ South Oil Exports Near Normal
Reuters – USA
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Flows to Iraq's southern oil terminals were running
at near full rates on Saturday after crews finished repairs on two sabotaged
pipelines…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=businessNews&storyID=5520796

US, EU agree on strong NATO aid for Iraq
CTV – Canada
The European Union and the United States pledged their support for Iraq's
request that NATO help train the interim Iraqi government's security forces
in the…
www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/1088256087342_12/?hub=TopStories

WORLD News South Korean probe into hostage killed in Iraq
New Kerala – Ernakulam,Kerala,India
… parliament decided Saturday to investigate into allegations that the
government bungled attempts to rescue a citizen seized and beheaded in
Iraq, Xinhua reports…
news.newkerala.com/world-news/?action=fullnews&id=25399

WORLD News > US soldier killed in Iraq
New Kerala – Ernakulam,Kerala,India
A US soldier Saturday died of wounds sustained during an attack on his
patrol by rocket-propelled grenades in Iraq, Xinhua reports.…
www.newkerala.com/news-daily/news/features.php?action=fullnews&id=25391

US, EU Offer Strong NATO Aid for Iraq
ABC News – USA
NEWMARKET-ON-FERGUS, Ireland June 26, 2004 ˜ The United States and the
European Union offered strong support Saturday for Iraq's urgent request
for NATO help…
abcnews.go.com/wire/World/ap20040626_322.html

BUSH Seeks Iraq Unity at EU-US Summit
Reuters – USA
NEWMARKET-ON-FERGUS, Ireland (Reuters) – President Bush tried to forge
unity over Iraq on Saturday in a lightning summit with European leaders
who backed the…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=552067

'IRAQ Will never Find Peace Unless We get out Rights'
Zaman – Turkey
President of Iraq Turkmen Front (ITF) Faruk Abdullah Abdurrahman declared
that unless the Turkmen are granted their own rights, Iraq would never
find calm.…
www.zaman.org/?bl=international&alt=&trh=20040626&hn=9848

SIX Die in Iraq Violence Ahead of Handover; Attackers target…
Matamat.com – Bangladesh
ARBIL, Iraq – A car bomb in northern Iraq killed a man and wounded 40 people
in the Kurdish city of Arbil on Saturday as insurgents kept up a bloody
drive to…
<www.matamat.com/fullstory.php?gd=25&cd=2004-06-26

NINE Dead in Spate of Attacks in Iraq
Guardian – UK
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) – Insurgents launched attacks in the strife-ridden city
of Baqouba on Saturday, and nine people died, six of them insurgents,
US and Iraqi…
www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-4247737,00.html

IRAQ PM party offices attacked
CNN/SI – USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) — At least two people were killed when attackers struck
two political party offices in Baqubah, north of Baghdad, including those
of…
sportsillustrated.cnn.com/cnn/2004/WORLD/meast/06/26/iraq.main/

LUGAR Warns NATO Its Reputation at Stake in Iraq
Washington Post – Washington,DC,USA
ISTANBUL (Reuters) – US Senator Richard Lugar warned NATO Saturday that
its reputation would stand or fall on its commitment to act in Iraq, after
bickering…
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A7545-2004Jun26.html

BUSH seeks Iraq unity at summit
Reuters – London,England,UK
NEWMARKET-ON-FERGUS (Reuters) – President George W. Bush is trying to forge
unity over Iraq in a lightning US-EU summit fortified against anti-American

www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=536311&section=news

SIX Die in Iraq Violence Ahead of Handover
Washington Post – Washington,DC,USA
ARBIL, Iraq – A car bomb explosion killed a man and wounded 40 people in
the Kurdish city of Arbil on Saturday as insurgents kept up a bloody drive
to derail…
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A7463-2004Jun26.html

UN Seeks Access To Iraq Inmates In US Custody
IndoLink – San Ramon,CA,USA
Geneva, June 26 (NNN): United Nations human rights experts have sought
access to inmates in US custody in Iraq, Afghanistan and Guantanamo Bay
and also terror…
www.indolink.com/displayArticleS.php?id=062604012254

SIX die in Iraq violence ahead of handover
swissinfo – Switzerland
By Seb Walker. insurgents keep up a bloody drive to derail Iraq's transition
to an interim government in four days' time. by interim…
www.swissinfo.org/sen/swissinfo.html?siteSect=143&sid=5040139

BUSH seeks Iraq help from Europe, NATO
EUbusiness – London,UK
President George W. Bush hoped to win a show of EU support Saturday for
Iraq's interim leaders, amid growing US confidence that NATO will agree
to train and…
www.eubusiness.com/afp/040626084212.lick8i8n

CARR comments back Liberals on Iraq: PM
The Age – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
Prime Minister John Howard said today NSW Premier Bob Carr had effectively
backed the government's criticism that federal Labor's Iraq troop policy
would hurt…
www.theage.com.au/articles/2004/06/26/1088145018807.html

US underestimated Iraq insurgency threat
Southeast Missourian – Cape Girardeau,MO,USA
WASHINGTON — Officials in the State and Defense departments told senators
Friday that they know relatively little about the enemy in Iraq but they
believe…
www.semissourian.com/story.html$rec=140465

WAVE of attacks in northern Iraq
Jerusalem Post – Jerusalem,Israel
… and a government building in Baqouba, as US soldiers and Iraqi security
forces took up defensive positions across the city, the center of Iraq's
orange-growing…
www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=JPost/JPArticle/ShowFull&cid=1088231176464

BUSH Seeks to Heal Iraq Rift at EU-US Summit
Reuters – USA
NEWMARKET-ON-FERGUS, Ireland (Reuters) – President Bush opened talks with
European Union leaders Saturday seeking unity in his mission to help Iraq,
but his…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=5520359

IRAQ Insurgency Well Coordinated, Officials Concede
NPR (audio) – USA
Description: Pentagon and State Department officials are cautiously optimistic
about the future of Iraq in testimony before the Senate.…
npr.streamsage.com/google/programlist/feature.php?wfid=1978743

BUSH seeks solidarity on Iraq with allies who opposed the war
San Diego Union Tribune – San Diego,CA,USA
NEWMARKET-ON-FERGUS, Ireland ˆ President Bush is seeking solidarity on
Iraq with allies who opposed the war, hoping to give a strong vote of
confidence to…
www.signonsandiego.com/news/world/iraq/20040625-2358-bush.html

US bombs safe house used by Iraq militants
Indianapolis Star – Indianapolis,IN,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq — US Marines attacked the insurgent stronghold of Fallujah
with airstrikes on Friday, and Iraq's new government again strongly hinted
that it…
www.indystar.com/articles/0/157967-6080-010.html

IRAQ in turmoil as handover date looms
The Globe and Mail – Canada
BAGHDAD — When Sadoun al-Dulame returned to Iraq last year from 17 years
in self-imposed exile, he thought he was helping establish a democracy.

www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/ArticleNews/TPStory/LAC/20040626/IRAQ26/TPInternational/TopStories

IRAQ, Afghan wars to cost $86bn
NEWS.com.au – Australia
AMERICAN military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan probably will cost
$US55 billion to $US60 billion ($78.84 billion to $86 billion) next year
if troop…
www.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,4057,9963042%255E1702,00.html

'IRAQ contacted Osama against Saudis'
Times of India – India
… a broad effort by Baghdad to work with organisations opposing the Saudi
ruling family, according to a newly disclosed document obtained by the
Americans in Iraq…
timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/754566.cmsgoogle&newsclusterurl
=http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/754566.cms>

SENIOR Australian Labor figure warns of alienating US over Iraq
Channel News Asia – Singapore
SYDNEY: An Australian Labor Party opposition pledge to withdraw troops
from Iraq will present a major challenge to US ties if his party wins
office in…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_asiapacific/view/92175/1/.html

LIVING in Iraq, US army-style
Toronto Star – Toronto,Ontario,Canada
… It is midday Thursday and all of Iraq seems to be exploding. … If
there were such a place as Stepford, Iraq, North Victory would be it.

www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_
Type1&c=Article&cid=1088201411882&call_pageid=968332188854&col=968350060724

NATO nears deal to train Iraq army
Arizona Republic – Phoenix,AZ,USA
… out in the nearby town of Shannon, near the capital of Dublin, and
elsewhere around the country to protest Bush's visit and the increasingly
bloody war in Iraq…
www.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/news/articles/0626bush-nato26.html

DEFINE Iraq success, senators demand
Miami Herald (subscription) – Miami,FL,USA
Senators pressed top Bush administration officials to describe what success
will look like for the US military in Iraq. BY ELISE ACKERMAN.…
www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/news/nation/9016941.htm

ARMY Replaces Leader of Iraq Prison Inquiry
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
… Gen. Anthony R. Jones, as chief investigator into the role of military
intelligence in the abuse at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq. At…
www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-briefs26.1jun26,1,2035292.story?coll=la-headlines-world

COALITION cracks down on militants in Iraq
ABC Online – Australia
HAMISH ROBERTSON: But first, with just days to go before the handover to
a sovereign civilian government in Iraq, the US-led coalition appears
to be stepping…
www.abc.net.au/am/content/2004/s1141122.htm

IRAQ Insurgency Showing Signs of Momentum
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
… BAGHDAD ˜ As this week's coordinated violence demonstrates, Iraq's
insurgent movement is increasingly potent, riding a wave of anti-US nationalism
and…
www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/iraq/la-fg-insurgency26jun26,1,7240371.story?coll=la-home-headlines

DEPLOYING Marines face rising violence in Iraq
North County Times – Escondido,CA,USA
… the Defense Department's news service. “Their objectives are to derail
Iraq's transition to self-government. We've seen threats…
www.nctimes.com/articles/2004/06/26/military/22_41_526_25_04.txt

LATEST developments in Iraq
Xinhua – China
BAGHDAD, June 26 (Xinhuanet) — The security situation in Iraq is deteriorating
as June 30 power handover approaches. Following…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-06/26/content_1548433.htm

BUSH wants NATO to help rebuild Iraq
Newark Star Ledger – Newark,NJ,USA
… of power in Baghdad, President Bush opened a European trip yesterday
with growing confidence that NATO would take a bigger role in Iraq despite
reservations…
www.nj.com/news/ledger/index.ssf?/base/news-16/1088226729296510.xml

PROBE into Iraq hostage death
Melbourne Herald Sun – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
SOUTH Korea's parliament decided today to open a formal investigation into
Seoul's failed attempts to rescue a Korean hostage beheaded in Iraq by
an armed…
www.heraldsun.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5478,9961106%255E1702,00.html

A practical strategy for Iraq's Kurds
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
By David L. Phillips | June 26, 2004. IRAQI KURDS are accusing Iraq's Arab
Shi'a of undermining the interim constitution. Instead…
www.boston.com/news/globe/editorial_opinion/oped/articles/2004/06/26/a_practical_strategy_for_iraqs_kurds

3 key players in the new Iraq
Atlanta Journal Constitution (subscription) – Atlanta,GA,USA
AGHDAD, Iraq ˜ When Iraq's Prime Minister Iyad Allawi went to view a
ruptured oil pipeline recently, American press aides insisted that he
not be…
www.ajc.com/opinion/content/opinion/0604/27iraq.html

IRAQ debt solution 'by end of the year'
Gulf Daily News – Manama,Bahrain
LONDON: US President George W Bush may prod Europeans at a summit in Ireland
today to write off much of Iraq's $120 billion foreign debt, but a solution
may…
www.gulf-daily-news.com/Story.asp?Article=85247&Sn=BUSI&IssueID=27098

EUROPE'S Commitment To Iraq
Washington Post – USA
… Many Europeans were, however, convinced that the invasion of Iraq would
make Islamist terrorism more difficult to overcome, even though all agreed
that Saddam…
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A6965-2004Jun25.html

FILMMAKER contends Iraq has lost faith in US
Arizona Republic – Phoenix,AZ,USA
Iraqi civilians are losing faith in the American occupying force in Iraq
as they struggle through the dangers and frustrations of everyday life,
a filmmaker…
www.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/tempe/articles/0626TiraqZ10.html

NATO expected to take Iraq role
Washington Times – Washington,DC,USA
… were differences over whether NATO should train Iraqi officers inside
the country under a NATO flag or limit its role to training outside of
Iraq and acting as…
washingtontimes.com/national/20040626-121141-4290r.htm

EUROPE'S Commitment To Iraq
Washington Post – Washington,DC,USA
By Romano Prodi and Chris Patten. The occupation of Iraq will be formally
over in a matter of days. As acres of newsprint have testified…
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A6965-2004Jun25.html

PM praises Carr for Iraq comment
Melbourne Herald Sun – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
PRIME Minister John Howard today praised NSW Labor Premier Bob Carr for
telling Opposition Leader Mark Latham he was wrong about Iraq.…
www.heraldsun.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5478,9960708%255E1702,00.html

S Korean security officials to meet over Iraq killing
Taipei Times – Taipei,Taiwan
… Korea's influential National Security Council yesterday was likely
to touch on whether more could have been done to prevent the killing in
Iraq of hostage Kim…
www.taipeitimes.com/News/world/archives/2004/06/26/2003176596

PAYING the Price: The Mounting Costs of the Iraq War
Iraq Occupation Watch – San Francisco,CA,USA
by Phyllis Bennis and the IPS Iraq Task Force, Institute for Policy Studies
and Foreign Policy in Focus. This new report by the Institute…
www.occupationwatch.org/article.php?id=5546

CLERICS in Iraq preach unity
Minneapolis Star Tribune (subscription) – Minneapolis,MN,USA
BAGHDAD — Preachers in Iraq's mosques have heaped scorn on the American-run
occupation every Friday for weeks, venting their anger and frustration
from…
www.startribune.com/stories/484/4847808.html

UN to appoint new Iraq envoy
Al-Jazeera – Qatar
… Annan ordered all UN international staff to leave Iraq in October following
two bombings at UN headquarters and a spate of attacks targeting foreign
workers.…
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/2F4A8E2A-0716-4B3D-8FF9-9741B7831AC9.htm

KOIZUMI: SDF to stay course in Iraq
Asahi Shimbun – Tokyo,Japan
Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi said Friday the Self-Defense Forces will
continue their humanitarian mission in Iraq despite intensifying attacks
ahead of the…
www.asahi.com/english/politics/TKY200406260150.html

US Air Strike on Iraq Safe House Kills 20-25
ABC News – USA
June 25, 2004 ˜ BAGHDAD (Reuters) – A US air strike on a suspected insurgent
safe house in the town of Falluja on Friday killed between 20 and 25 people,
a…
www.abcnews.go.com/wire/US/reuters20040625_212.html

'SAFEST place to be in Iraq'
Dallas Morning News (subscription) – Dallas,TX,USA
… With our presence here, it's definitely the safest place to be in Iraq,”
he said. In fact, life inside the Green Zone is more low-key.…
www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/news/world/stories/062604dnintgreenzone.746f.html

NEW leaders in desperate bid to curb Iraq violence
Guardian – UK
Coalition forces yesterday set up a series of checkpoints inside and outside
Baghdad as Iraq's new leaders admitted they were considering imposing
a state of…
www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1247709,00.html

US lawmakers doubt NATO role in Iraq
Al-Jazeera – Qatar
… the Senate Armed Services Committee on Friday pointed to NATO's ineffectiveness
in other conflict zones as reasons why no NATO troops may be dispatched
to Iraq…
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/B90B7004-BCEF-48D1-BAED-185CA5D1B01A.htm

OFFICIALS: We underestimated Iraq insurgency
Newsday – Long Island,NY,USA
WASHINGTON — The Bush administration made a series of miscalculations
that underestimated the deadly potency of Iraq's insurgency, top US officials
said Friday…
www.newsday.com/news/nationworld/nation/ny-uswolf0626,0,855718.story?coll=ny-top-headlines

NEW US Iraq abuse probe chief
BBC News – London,England,UK
… new chief investigator. Crucially, he is slightly more senior than
the top US commander in Iraq, Lt Gen Ricardo Sanchez. In terms…
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/3841749.stm

THOUSANDS protest against Iraq war during Bush's visit to Ireland
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
… Arriving in Shannon at the start of his second visit to Europe this
month, he ran into a buzz saw of protest over his decision to invade Iraq
and the US-led…
www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/nation/9015520.htm

BUSH close to winning NATO's help in Iraq
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
… Many of his critics express doubt that such assistance is enough to
do the job, but the president appeared confident about Iraq's future as
he arrived here on…
www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/world/9015227.htm

A Look at US Military Deaths in Iraq
Atlanta Journal Constitution (subscription) – Atlanta,GA,USA
As of Friday, June 25, 848 US service members have died since the beginning
of military operations in Iraq last year, according to the Defense Department.

www.ajc.com/news/content/news/ap/ap_story.html/Intl/AP.V6238.AP-Iraq-US-Deaths.html

SENATORS press Wolfowitz on Iraq
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
… US senators on Friday pressed top Bush administration officials to
explain what the signs would be of a successful end to the American military
presence in Iraq…
www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/special_packages/iraq/9015054.htm

US names replacement Iraq abuse investigator
ABC Online – Australia
The US Army has named a higher-ranking general as the senior investigator
of abuse of Iraqis at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq amid lawmakers' complaints
the probe…
www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200406/s1141029.htm

IRAQ Insurgency Well Coordinated, Officials Concede
NPR (audio) – USA
Description: Pentagon and State Department officials are cautiously optimistic
about the future of Iraq in testimony before the Senate.…
npr.streamsage.com/google/programlist/srfeature.php?wfid=1978743

BUSH arrives in Ireland seeking Iraq support
EUbusiness – London,UK
US President George W. Bush arrived in Ireland Friday seeking more help
from Europe on Iraq and increasingly confident that NATO will agree to
train and equip…
www.eubusiness.com/afp/040625213327.eiq40khx

NATO strikes tentative Iraq security deal
ABC Online – Australia
… forces. Diplomats say the agreement comes after hours of wrangling
that echoed last year's bust-up before the US-led Iraq war. “We…
www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200406/s1141015.htm

US plans to inject 15000 troops in Iraq
Straits Times – Singapore
BAGHDAD – United States military planners are preparing to send possibly
as many as 15,000 more ground troops to Iraq if the violence increases.

straitstimes.asia1.com.sg/topstories/story/0,4386,258358,00.html

UP to 25 killed in Iraq air strike
Reuters – London,England,UK
… guerrilla safe house west of Baghdad, stepping up a hunt for Jordanian
militant Abu Musab Zarqawi blamed by Washington for a series of deadly
attacks in Iraq.…
www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=536162&section=news

WAR STORIES : HOW VETS VIEW THE ANTI – IRAQ DOCUMENTARIES
Newsweek – New York,NY,USA
… But where conspiracy theory distracts Moore‚s tour de farce, Dick
Mahoney‚s “Broken Places‰ largely ignores the “why‰ of the Iraq
war in favor of…
msnbc.msn.com/id/5298120/site/newsweek/

IRAQ, Afghan wars will cost up to $60 billion next year,…
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
WASHINGTON (AP) American military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan probably
will cost $55 billion to $60 billion next year if troop levels remain
unchanged…
www.boston.com/dailynews/177/wash/Iraq_Afghan_wars_will_cost_up_:.shtml

US Taps Higher-Ranking General to Head Iraq Probe
Reuters – USA
… Gen. George Fay, a two-star, in a move aimed at facilitating the interviewing
of Lt. Gen. Ricardo Sanchez, the three-star who is the top US commander
in Iraq.…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=5519532

KERALITE workers back from Iraq, with horror tales
Indian Express – New Delhi,India
ALAPPUZHA, JUNE 25: The lives of hundreds of Indian workers, most of them
Keralites, are under threat in the US Army camps in Iraq due to the escalating

www.indianexpress.com/full_story.php?content_id=49766

  
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