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October 26 2004
   
www.cnn.com/2004/LAW/10/26/noniraqi.prisoners/
Justice Dept. : Geneva Conventions limited in Iraq
CNN – USA
WASHINGTON (CNN) — Non-Iraqi prisoners captured by US forces on the Iraq battlefield are not entitled to the protections afforded by the Geneva Conventions

washingtontimes.com/upi-breaking/20041026-042203-7565r.htm
Bush, Kerry sharpen Iraq duel
Washington Times – Washington,DC,USA
26 (UPI) — President George W. Bush and Sen. John F. Kerry continued their battle over Iraq Tuesday during campaign appearances in Wisconsin.

www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=6619157
Zarqawi Group Abducts Japanese Hostage in Iraq
Reuters – USA
Reuters) – A group led by al Qaeda ally Abu Musab al-Zarqawi threatened to behead a Japanese hostage it said worked with Japanese forces in Iraq if Tokyo did

www.heraldsun.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5478,11201124%255E1702,00.html
Britons oppose Iraq troop shift
Melbourne Herald Sun – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
BRITONS overwhelmingly oppose Prime Minister Tony Blair's decision to move some troops in Iraq to back up American forces near Baghdad, a poll showed today.

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Cheney Defends US Handling of Iraq Explosives
Wired News – USA
John Kerry on Tuesday of being an “arm-chair general” and defended the Bush administration's handling of weapons sites in Iraq amid news that tonnes explosives

www.theaustralian.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5744,11201056%255E1702,00.html
Experts ponder missing Iraq weapons
The Australian – Australia
REVELATIONS that nearly 400 tonnes of conventional explosives have gone missing in Iraq have experts wondering what other weapons might be in jeopardy of

www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=6617476
Iraq Blames US-Led Forces for Army Massacre
Reuters – USA
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Iraq's US-backed government said on Tuesday that “major neglect” by its American-led allies led to a massacre of 49 army recruits at the

www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/local/10020168.htm
Bush Said to Seek Iraq, Afghanistan Aid
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,United States
WASHINGTON – President Bush plans to send Congress a request early next year to finance wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and operations against terrorism that

news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/3956975.stm
Iraq group 'seizes Japan citizen'
BBC News – London,England,UK
A militant group in Iraq has claimed it is holding a Japanese citizen hostage and gave Tokyo 48 hours to withdraw troops from the country.

news.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=20974
Iraq involvement increases threat: ASIO
Ninemsn – Sydney,New South Wales,Australia
Australia's involvement in the war in Iraq may have increased the terror threat at home and in the Middle East, ASIO chief Dennis Richardson said.

www.theaustralian.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5744,11201056%255E1702,00.html
Experts ponder missing Iraq weapons
The Australian – Australia
REVELATIONS that nearly 400 tonnes of conventional explosives have gone missing in Iraq have experts wondering what other weapons might be in jeopardy of

www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=6617476
Iraq Blames US-Led Forces for Army Massacre
Reuters – USA
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Iraq's US-backed government said on Tuesday that “major neglect” by its American-led allies led to a massacre of 49 army recruits at the

www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/local/10020168.htm
Bush Said to Seek Iraq, Afghanistan Aid
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,United States
WASHINGTON – President Bush plans to send Congress a request early next year to finance wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and operations against terrorism that

news.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=20974
Iraq involvement increases threat: ASIO
Ninemsn – Sydney,New South Wales,Australia
Australia's involvement in the war in Iraq may have increased the terror threat at home and in the Middle East, ASIO chief Dennis Richardson said.

www.cbsnews.com/stories/2004/10/26/opinion/main651523.shtml
Is Iraq War Fueling Al Qaeda?
CBS News – USA
Has Iraq made America's fight against Islamic extremism more difficult? Has the war further radicalized the Muslim world, making

www.theaustralian.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5744,11201056%255E1702,00.html
Experts ponder missing Iraq weapons
The Australian – Australia
REVELATIONS that nearly 400 tonnes of conventional explosives have gone missing in Iraq have experts wondering what other weapons might be in jeopardy of

www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=6617476
Iraq Blames US-Led Forces for Army Massacre
Reuters – USA
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Iraq's US-backed government said on Tuesday that “major neglect” by its American-led allies led to a massacre of 49 army recruits at the

news.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=20974
Iraq involvement increases threat: ASIO
Ninemsn – Sydney,New South Wales,Australia
Australia's involvement in the war in Iraq may have increased the terror threat at home and in the Middle East, ASIO chief Dennis Richardson said.

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Russia Seeks Return of UN Inspectors to Iraq to Find Explosives
Bloomberg – United States
Oct. 26 (Bloomberg) — Russia asked the Security Council to consider sending United Nations weapons inspectors back to Iraq following a report that 376 tons of

olympics.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=6616958
US Mulls Higher Troop Level in Iraq for Election
Reuters – USA
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Pentagon is considering delaying the departure of some troops in Iraq and speeding the arrival of others already due to deploy to

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Bush Steps Up Attacks as Iraq, Economy Give Kerry New Openings
Bloomberg – United States
President George W. Bush stepped up his attacks on Democratic nominee John Kerry, seeking to offset damaging news about missing explosives in Iraq and the loss

www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/113645/1/.html
US says Zarqawi aide killed in Fallujah, Iraq probes army massacre
Channel News Asia – Singapore
BAGHDAD : The US military said it killed an aide to Iraq's most wanted man Abu Mussab al-Zarqawi in an air strike on rebel-held Fallujah, as the Iraqi

www.nytimes.com/2004/10/26/international/middleeast/27iraqcnd.html
Iraq Government Begins Inquiry Into Executions
New York Times – New York,NY,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq, , Oct. American officials say Mr. Zarqawi has been behind many of the car-bombings and beheadings that have taken place in Iraq.

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Geneva Conventions Ruled Out for Some Iraq Prisoners
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
Some prisoners captured in Iraq are not entitled to the protections of the Geneva Conventions, the American government has concluded, it was reported today.

www.turkishpress.com/turkishpress/news.asp?ID=31886
Bush wants more money for Iraq, Afghanistan: report
Turkish Press – Turkey
Oct 26 (AFP) – US President George W. Bush, if re-elected, plans to ask Congress for around 70 billion dollars in emergency funding for Iraq and Afghanistan

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2004/October/focusoniraq_October256.xml&section=focusoniraq

Jordanian hostage released in Iraq
Khaleej Times – Dubai,United Arab Emirates
AMMAN – A Jordanian man held hostage in Iraq for 13 days has been released by his kidnappers and is expected to return home later on Tuesday, a foreign

www.turkishpress.com/turkishpress/news.asp?ID=31869
PM warns of more violence, Iraq says 560 killed in suicide attacks
Turkish Press – Turkey
June and September. “I can tell you we expect more attacks against Iraq,” Allawi told the country's interim parliament. He said

www.cbsnews.com/stories/2004/10/26/iraq/main651376.shtml
Inside Job Eyed In Iraq Massacre
CBS News – USA
… Embassy announced. Edward Seitz, 41, was believed to be the first US diplomat killed in Iraq since the war began in 2003. The Lebanese …

www.itv.com/news/1777207.html
Iraq: Black Watch set for danger zones
ITV.com – UK
… Al-Qaeda Organisation for Holy War in Iraq, led by the man who killed hostage Ken Bigley, admitted killing the Iraqi recruits in a statement on a website. …

www.smh.com.au/articles/2004/10/26/1098667763331.html
Iraq war spurs local terrorists, says ASIO
Sydney Morning Herald (subscription) – Sydney,New South Wales,Australia
Australia's spy chief has directly linked the Iraq war to the rising ranks of global terrorists and says it could have inspired new followers of Osama bin …

iafrica.com/news/worldnews/385531.htm
Bush wants more funds for Iraq
IAfrica South African News – Cape Town,South Africa
US President George W. Bush, if re-elected, plans to ask Congress for around $70-billion in emergency funding for Iraq and Afghanistan early next year, The …

www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/world/10016666.htm
Candidates exchange harsh words on Iraq
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
… John Kerry leveled one of his harshest denunciations of President Bush's handling of the war in Iraq on Monday amid reports that 380 tons of powerful …

npr.streamsage.com/google/programlist/feature.php?wfid=4125899
Iraq: Several Hundred Tons of Explosives Disappear
NPR (audio) – Washington,D.C.,United States
… I'm Melissa Block. The International Atomic Energy Agency has confirmed that hundreds of tons of high explosives in Iraq have disappeared. …

www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200410/s1228465.htm
US applying Geneva 'exceptions' in Iraq
ABC Online – Australia
The Bush administration has concluded for the first time that some non-Iraqi prisoners captured by American forces in Iraq are not entitled to the protections …

news.newkerala.com/india-news/?action=fullnews&id=38996
Female GIs in Iraq feature on a porn website!:
New Kerala – Ernakulam,Kerala,India
[World News]: New York, Oct 26 : The Pentagon has reportedly launched investigations into nude photos of three female GIs in Iraq being displayed on a porn …

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OFWs wanting to go to Iraq told to wait after January polls
Philippine Daily Inquirer – Makati City,Philippines
… FOREIGN Affairs Secretary Alberto Romulo asked Filipinos wanting to go to Iraq to wait until after the election there in January 2005. …

www.canoe.ca/NewsStand/LondonFreePress/News/2004/10/26/685149.html
US loses explosives in Iraq
London Free Press – London,Ontario,Canada
Senator John Kerry cited the Iraq war and a huge cache of missing explosives yesterday as proof US President George W. Bush has “failed the test of being …

www.albawaba.com/news/index.php3?sid=287646%E2%8C%A9=e&dir=news
Iraq: US claims to kill al-Zarqawi aide in Fallujah
Al-Bawaba – Amman,Jordan
The US military said Tuesday that an aide to Jordanian activists Abu Musab al-Zarqawi was killed in an airstrike in Fallujah. “The …

www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/113562/1/.html
Australians, Estonians under attack in Iraq, explosives missing
Channel News Asia – Singapore
BAGHDAD : Australian soldiers came under fire in Baghdad as a wave of explosions ripped through Iraq leaving at least 11 people dead, after the discovery of …

www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/story/246296p-210983c.html
Bushies guilty of a big bang snafu in Iraq
New York Daily News – New York,NY,USA
… stockpiled near Baghdad get swiped right from under its nose, an error that John Kerry leaped at as “one of the great blunders of the Bush policy in Iraq.”. …

www.abs-cbnnews.com/FlashNewsStory.aspx?FlashOID=20905
2,000 OFWs entered Iraq from Kuwait, says DFA
ABS CBN News – Quezon City,Philippines
An estimated 2,000 overseas Filipino workers slipped into Iraq from Kuwait on Saturday after the latter relaxed border restrictions, the Department of Foreign …

news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-10/26/content_2140912.htm
Syria arrests Kuwaitis trying to fight in Iraq
Xinhua – Beijing,China
26 (Xinhuanet) — Syrian security forces have recently arrested several Kuwaitis who had attempted to enter Iraq to fight a holy war against US forces in …

news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-10/26/content_2140880.htm
Injured Turkish driver in Iraq return home
Xinhua – Beijing,China
26 (Xinhuanet) — Turkish driver Enver Ali Kilicgedik, who was injured in an attack three days ago in Mosul of Iraq, has returned home, semi-official Anatolia …

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South African elite cops flock to Iraq
Independent Online – South Africa
The South African Police Services' (SAPS) elite Special Task Force is facing a crisis as dozens of highly skilled members leave for Iraq. …

iafrica.com/highlife/herlife/features/385377.htm
America's 'GI Janes' hit Iraq
IAfrica South African News – Cape Town,South Africa
… mundane jobs like clerks. But in Iraq, they have been thrown into the middle of combat operations against the insurgency. It may well …

www.dawn.com/2004/10/26/top13.htm
380 tons of explosives missing in Iraq
Pakistan Dawn – Pakistan
… of powerful explosives that could be used in conventional or nuclear missiles disappeared from an unguarded military installation in Iraq, the International …

www.nytimes.com/2004/10/26/international/middleeast/26iraq.html
Inquiry in Iraq Ambush Opens; Infiltration Is Suspected
New York Times – New York,NY,USA
By RICHARD A. OPPEL Jr. BAGHDAD, Iraq, Oct. 25 – Iraqi officials opened an investigation Monday into the role played by infiltrators …

www.startribune.com/stories/484/5051753.html
8 killed, including one US soldier, in Iraq
Minneapolis Star Tribune (subscription) – Minneapolis,MN,USA
… spokesman said. Insurgent attacks across Iraq have increased 25 percent since the holy month of Ramadan began two weeks ago. Attacks …

www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A62992-2004Oct25.html
Bush and Kerry Spar Over Iraq, Security
Washington Post – Washington,DC,USA
… John Kerry cited the Iraq war and a huge cache of missing explosives Monday as proof President Bush has “failed the test of being commander in chief.” The …

www.ajc.com/news/content/news/1004/26detainees.html
Ruling alters status of some Iraq detainees
Atlanta Journal Constitution (subscription) – Atlanta,GA,USA
… A new legal opinion by the Bush administration has concluded for the first time that some non-Iraqi prisoners captured by US forces in Iraq are not entitled to …

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White House plays down loss of explosives in Iraq
Sify – Delhi,India
Greeley, Colorado: The White House on Monday played down the loss of 350 tonnes of high explosives in Iraq which Democratic presidential challenger John Kerry …

www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A62570-2004Oct25.html
Pentagon Probes Halliburton's Iraq Contracts
Washington Post – Washington,DC,USA
subsidiary unfairly won no-bid contracts worth billions of dollars for support services in Iraq and the Balkans. The complaint alleges …

www.mtv.com/chooseorlose/headlines/news.jhtml?id=1493006
The Bush Vs. Kerry Briefs: The War In Iraq
MTV.com – New York,NY,United States
You've heard a lot of blah blah blah from both campaigns about the war in Iraq, and let's face it, it's confusing. So here's a concise …

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France Denies Iraq 'Oil for Food' Scandal Claims
Scotland on Sunday – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
… Saddam's government had used the oil vouchers both to solicit kickbacks and to reward countries and individuals willing to cooperate with Iraq's political …

www.stuff.co.nz/stuff/0,2106,3076722a10,00.html
Explosives stockpile missing in Iraq – UN
Stuff.co.nz – New Zealand
… 377 tons of high explosives, monitored by inspectors from the Vienna-based International Atomic Energy Agency until the US-led invasion of Iraq in March 2003 …

www.smh.com.au/articles/2004/10/26/1098667712794.html
Director of CARE Iraq abducted
Sydney Morning Herald (subscription) – Sydney,New South Wales,Australia
Gunmen seized the head of CARE International's operations in Iraq – a woman who has worked on behalf of Iraqis for three decades – as the British government on …

news.xinhuanet.com/misc/2004-10/26/content_2138247.htm
Bush, Kerry clash over Iraq
Xinhua – Beijing,China
25 (Xinhuanet) — US President George W. Bush and his rival for the White House, Senator John Kerry, clashed over the war in Iraq on Monday as the two …

www.signonsandiego.com/news/world/iraq/20041025-1529-iraq.html
Bombings across Iraq kill at least eight, including American GI…
San Diego Union Tribune – San Diego,CA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq — Bombings struck four coalition and Iraqi military convoys and a provincial government office Monday, killing at least eight people, including …

abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory?id=197355
Developments Concerning Iraq
ABC News – United States
The International Atomic Energy Agency warned that insurgents in Iraq may have obtained nearly 400 tons of missing explosives that can be used in the kind of …

www.theage.com.au/articles/2004/10/26/1098667729099.html
Australia still needed in Iraq: govt
The Age – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
Australian forces would stay the distance in Iraq despite injuries suffered by three of its troops, Foreign Minister Alexander Downer said. …

olympics.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=6605055
Army Rallies Troops for 'Test of Wills' in Iraq
Reuters – USA
… A roadside bomb killed an American soldier in Iraq on Monday, bringing to 845 the number of US troops killed in action since the US-led invasion of Iraq last …

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category=1103&slug=Poland%20US%20Kerry

Kerry praises Poland's help in Iraq
Seattle Post Intelligencer – Seattle,WA,USA
… Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry thanked Poland in a newspaper interview published Monday for its military involvement in Iraq and promised Polish …

www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_26-10-2004_pg4_1
US troop withdrawal to stabilise Iraq: France
Daily Times – Pakistan
PARIS: The withdrawal of US troops from Iraq would be “a real signal of the return of sovereignty” for the violence-wracked country, French Foreign …

  
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