Iraq News and Information Links June 27 2004
US predicts more support over Iraq
ABC Online – Australia
… The officials said the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (Nato), which
has baulked at providing more troops for Iraq, was virtually certain to
approve…
www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200406/s1141637.htm

TURKEY rejects Iraq rebels' demand
Indian Express – New Delhi,India
BAGHDAD, JUNE 27: Turkey rejected on Sunday the demands of militants threatening
to behead three Turks held hostage in Iraq during US President George
W. Bush…
www.indianexpress.com/full_story.php?content_id=49888

AL-JAZEERA Reports Marine Held Hostage in Iraq
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq ˜ An Arab satellite TV network broadcast a videotape today
showing a blindfolded man in military fatigues and said he was a US Marine
taken…
www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/iraq/la-062704marine_wr,1,4024448.story?coll=la-home-headlines

LETTER from Iraq: Mayhem, day by day
International Herald Tribune – Paris,France
… bloody shreds of an American uniform. “God is great! The American Army
will collapse here in Iraq!”. I looked at the crowd that had…
www.iht.com/articles/526823.htm

NATO training missions in Iraq expected soon, Bush aide says
International Herald Tribune – Paris,France
… meeting in Istanbul, a top Bush administration official said she expected
alliance member countries to begin sending training missions to Iraq “quickly,
on a…
www.iht.com/articles/526840.htm

NATO Summit to Focus on Iraq and Afghanistan
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
President Bush is in Istanbul for a NATO summit expected to focus on Iraq
and Afghanistan. The president arrived in Istanbul under…
www.voanews.com/article.cfm?objectID=0DF4FE90-83F4-42A6-9FF40911D89B9C8F

IRAQ dominates NATO agenda
TVNZ – New Zealand
NATO leaders gathered on Sunday to repair relations torn by the Iraq war,
buoyed by a likely deal on training Iraqi troops but struggling to equip
their…
tvnz.co.nz/view/news_world_story_skin/433026?format=html

TURKEY Rejects Demands of Kidnappers in Iraq
Reuters – USA
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Turkey rejected Sunday the demands of militants threatening
to behead three Turkish hostages in Iraq during President Bush's visit
to…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=5523218

BRIDGING Gap Between Iraq, Coalition Authority
NPR (audio) – USA
Description: Lt. Col. Alan King shed his uniform for civilian duds to become
resident tribal expert for the US-led occupation authority in Iraq. …<npr.streamsage.com/google/programlist/feature.php?wfid=1979668

US Seeks New International Troops for Iraq
NPR (audio) – USA
With five days remaining before the transfer of sovereignty in Iraq, the
United States still has not convinced more countries to join the multinational

npr.streamsage.com/google/programlist/feature.php?wfid=1979670

TRANSATLANTIC ties impossible to return to pre-Iraq war status:…
Xinhua – China
… Treaty Organization (NATO) Jaap de Hoop Scheffer said here Sunday that
it is impossible for the trans-Atlantic ties to return to the pre-Iraq
war status.…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-06/28/content_1550042.htm

IRAQ gov't must abide by US-made laws
Seattle Post Intelligencer – Seattle,WA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq — The US led-coalition, facing a Wednesday deadline to hand
back power, has put in place major legal revisions that would force Iraqis
to get…
seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/apmideast_story.asp?category=1107&slug=Iraq%20US%20Law

BLAIR and Bush seek focus on Iraq
BBC News – London,England,UK
By Nick Assinder. Tony Blair has joined George Bush in Istanbul for a Nato
summit on the future of Iraq. The two leaders hope to…
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/politics/3844861.stm

RICE Expects Europe, NATO to Support Iraq
Defenselink.mil – USA
… Council resolution, it's time for everybody to pull together and support
this new Iraqi government, as it tries to build a stable and secure Iraq,”
Rice said.…
www.defenselink.mil/news/Jun2004/n06272004_2004062706.html

US: NATO to Send Military Help to Iraq
ABC News – USA
ISTANBUL, Turkey June 27, 2004 ˜ NATO closed ranks Sunday on a pledge
to take a bigger military role in Iraq as violence and bloodshed surged
before the…
abcnews.go.com/wire/World/ap20040627_623.html

IRAQ firm on election date
News24 – South Africa
Hilla – Iraq was jolted by more deadly car-bombs, killing 23 people, in
the latest painful episode in the march towards the return of sovereignty,
as Iraqi…
www.news24.com/News24/World/Iraq/0,,2-10-1460_1548956,00.html

MASKED Iraq Gunmen Threaten to Behead Pakistani-TV
Reuters – USA
DUBAI (Reuters) – An unidentified group of gunmen in Iraq have kidnapped
a Pakistani driver and are threatening to behead him within three days
unless Iraqi…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=5523213

US, Iraq at odds on Saddam
Melbourne Herald Sun – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
… in the physical custody of US forces for the “foreseeable future”,
US Secretary of State Colin Powell said today, apparently contradicting
Iraq's new prime…
www.heraldsun.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5478,9975752%255E1702,00.html

CASUALTIES in Iraq
NPR (audio) – USA
The Pentagon says it does not keep statistics on the number of the Rockies
killed since the American led invasion of Iraq began last year a group
of American…
npr.streamsage.com/google/programlist/srfeature.php?wfid=1979672

EU, US vow to support Iraq's reconstruction
Viet Nam News Agency – Hanoi,Vietnam
… of the Iraqi Interim Government and offered their full and sustained
support for its assumption of full sovereignty, and for its mission to
guide Iraq with the…
www.vnagency.com.vn/NewsA.asp?LANGUAGE_ID=2&CATEGORY_ID=34&NEWS_ID=106038

TWIN Summit Wins For Prez On Iraq
CBS News – USA
(CBS/AP) The United States and European Union offered support for Iraq's
urgent request for NATO military help Saturday. “NATO has…
www.cbsnews.com/stories/2004/06/27/politics/main626281.shtml

NATO Expected to Support Call to Help in Iraq
Defenselink.mil – USA
… Heads of state from NATO's 26 nations will discuss Allawi's request
for help in bolstering Iraq's security forces to defeat terrorists he
said “are determined…
www.defenselink.mil/news/Jun2004/n06272004_2004062701.html

US Seeks New International Troops for Iraq
NPR (audio) – USA
We at five days remaining before the transfer sovereignty in Iraq the United
States still is not convinced more countries to join the multinational.

npr.streamsage.com/google/programlist/srfeature.php?wfid=1979670

BLAIR confident of Nato deal on Iraq
ITV.com – UK
Prime Minister Tony Blair has flown into Istanbul confident of a Nato summit
deal to help train Iraq's fledgling army. Mr Blair…
www.itv.com/news/547664.html

CAR-BOMB kills 23 as Iraq's
Philippine Daily Inquirer – Makati City,Philippines
HILLA, Iraq – A car-bomb attack killed 23 people south of Baghdad in the
latest atrocity to blight Iraq's build-up to sovereignty this week, as
the caretaker…
www.inq7.net/wnw/2004/jun/28/wnw_1-1.htm

EU Leaders Pledge Support for Iraq Government
NPR (audio) – USA
Description: At a summit with European Union leaders in Ireland, President
Bush wins a joint statement of support for Iraq's new interim government,
and…
npr.streamsage.com/google/programlist/feature.php?wfid=1979525

TURKEY Rejects Iraq Kidnappers' Demands
ABC News – USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq June 27, 2004 ˜ Turkey rejected on Sunday the demands of
Islamic militants who are threatening to behead three of its kidnapped
citizens during…
abcnews.go.com/wire/World/ap20040627_468.html

NATO: 'Possible NATO's mission in Iraq depends on Iraqi…
Turkish Press – Turkey
ISTANBUL (CIHAN) – The NATO General Secretary, Jaap De Hoop Scheffer said
in Istanbul on Sunday that NATO`s mission in Iraq totally depends on Iraqi
government…
www.turkishpress.com/turkishpress/news.asp?ID=21716

IRAQ Bombing Kills 17; Turkish Workers Kidnapped
NPR (audio) – USA
Description: Violence continues in Iraq. A bomb in Hilla, 60 miles south
of Baghdad, claims 17 lives. And the Arab TV network al…
npr.streamsage.com/google/programlist/feature.php?wfid=1979529

IRAQ carnage relentless
Melbourne Herald Sun – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
A SUICIDE blast that killed 40 and a new threat to behead hostages have
overshadowed NATO's decision yesterday to train Iraq's army.…
www.heraldsun.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5478,9971563%255E663,00.html

IF NATO In, Bulgaria Out of Iraq
Novinite – Bulgaria
Bulgaria is likely to withdraw from Iraq if NATO takes over greater role
in the post-war country. According to Foreign Minister…
www.novinite.com/view_news.php?id=36348

DEPUTY PM insists troops remain in Iraq
Melbourne Herald Sun – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
A MORTAR attack on Australian troops has strengthened Federal Government
resolve to keep our forces in Iraq. As insurgents stepped…
www.heraldsun.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5478,9972879%255E662,00.html

IRAQ government 'faces hard task'
BBC News – London,England,UK
The new Iraqi government faces a tough task as the upsurge in violence
will continue after this week's handover, Britain's Iraq ambassador has
warned.…
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/3844453.stm

IRAQ PM says victims of terror should be compensated
ABC Online – Australia
Interim Prime Minister Iyad Allawi has said that the victims of terror
acts in violence-torn Iraq should be financially compensated.…
www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200406/s1141575.htm

TURKEY rejects kidnappers' demands in Iraq
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Turkey rejected on Sunday the demands of Islamic militants
who are threatening to behead three of its kidnapped citizens during a
visit by…
www.boston.com/dailynews/179/world/Turkey_rejects_kidnappers_dema:.shtml

CARR denies opposing Iraq view
Sydney Morning Herald – Sydney,New South Wales,Australia
… Bob Carr, has denied he is out of step with the Federal Opposition
Leader, Mark Latham, over the withdrawal of Australian troops from Iraq,
claiming reports of…
www.smh.com.au/articles/2004/06/27/1088274626996.html

RUMSFELD: Iraq may have enough troops
Telegraph.co.uk – London,England,UK
Donald Rumsfeld, the American defence secretary, has said the US may not
need to deploy more troops in Iraq. He said the US Army…
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2004/06/27/uiraq.xml&sSheet=/portal/2004/06/27/ixportaltop.html

IRAQ torn by terror on eve of handover
Sydney Morning Herald – Sydney,New South Wales,Australia
Iraq's interim government warns that it may be forced to impose a state
of emergency and delay its first democratic elections as terrorist bombers
and hostage…
www.smh.com.au/articles/2004/06/27/1088274628161.html

SADDAM to be moved to new jail in Iraq
ABC Online – Australia
… force to be involved in the protection of the outside, of the outskirts
of the prison, but definitely he will be under the jurisdiction of Iraq,”
he said.…
www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200406/s1141564.htm

REIGN of chaos and confusion in Iraq
NEWS.com.au – Australia
MORE hostages on the screen of Al-Jazeera, more bombs exploding in Iraq's
cities. … Almost every family in Iraq's big towns has a gun.…
news.com.au/common/story_page/0,4057,9972714%255E401,00.html

TURKEY rejects demands of al Qaeda members in Iraq threatening to…
Albawaba Middle East News – Amman,Middle East
Turkey rejected on Sunday the demands of al Qaeda members in Iraq threatening
to behead three Turkish hostages during US President George Bush's visit
to…
www.albawaba.com/news/index.php3?sid=279813&lang=e&dir=news

US vows to eliminate PKK from Iraq: Bush
Xinhua – China
… George W. Bush promised that his country would take concrete steps
to eliminate the Kurdish Workers' Party (PKK) from the north of Iraq,
Anatolia News Agency…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-06/27/content_1549863.htm

CAR-BOMBING kills 23 as Iraq's bloody sovereignty build-up…
Channel News Asia – Singapore
BAGHDAD : A car-bomb attack killed 23 people south of Baghdad in the latest
atrocity to blight Iraq's build-up to sovereignty this week as the caretaker
prime…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/92349/1/.html

BUSH Garners Support for NATO in Iraq
Zaman – Turkey
US President George W. Bush took a serious step towards convincing his
European allies that NATO should assume a role in Iraq. Protests…
www.zaman.org/?bl=international&alt=&trh=20040627&hn=9865

TURKEY rejects Iraq kidnap demand
BBC News – London,England,UK
Turkey has said it will not give in to Iraqi militants who have threatened
to kill three Turkish hostages if Turkish firms do not leave Iraq.…
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/3843971.stm

VISITING Bush touts Turkey as example for Iraq
Channel News Asia – Singapore
ANKARA : US President George W. Bush aimed to bolster ties with Turkey
after strains over the war in Iraq, meeting with political and religious
leaders as he…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/92342/1/.html

DOZENS Are Killed In Iraq
Hartford Courant (subscription) – Hartford,CT,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq — Just days before the hand-over of sovereignty, car bombs
in two cities and fighting in a third killed dozens of Iraqis on Saturday,
and…
www.ctnow.com/news/custom/topnews/hc-iraq0627.artjun27,1,4224425.story?coll=hc-headlines-topnews

WHOSE IRAQ IS IT?
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
… occupation. For the transfer of power to ultimately succeed in Iraq,
the United States will need to win the game of perception.…
www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/editorial/9024342.htm

NATO Set to Take Iraq Training Role
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
Nato states are expected to agree at a summit in Istanbul to provide training
and equipment for Iraq‚s new homegrown security forces, US Defence Secretary

news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=3123730

IRAQ braces for sovereignty shift
San Francisco Chronicle – San Francisco,CA,USA
President Bush has repeatedly declared that on June 30 the United States
will take a giant stride in establishing a friendly and free Iraq by handing
over…
www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2004/06/27/MNGGE7COG61.DTL

POWELL: Rebels can help Iraq
Chicago Tribune (subscription) – Chicago,IL,USA
CAIRO — The war in Iraq is straining America's military, and terrorists
battling US troops should lay down arms and help the new Iraqi government,
Secretary…
www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/chi-0406270158jun27,1,3686080.story?coll=chi-newsnationworld-hed

IN Iraq, lofty goals not yet achieved
Fort Worth Star Telegram (subscription) – Fort Worth,TX,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
also to…
www.dfw.com/mld/dfw/news/9024970.htm

IRAQ braces for sovereignty shift
San Francisco Chronicle – San Francisco,CA,USA
But to the US troops here, it really won't be a surprise if Iraq erupts
into more violence in the month following the transfer of power to a new
Iraqi…
www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2004/06/27/MNGFS7CTU51.DTL

AL-QAEDA Threatens To Behead Turk Hostages In Iraq
IndoLink – San Ramon,CA,USA
Dubai, June 27 (NNN): Suspected supporters of an al-Qaeda terror network
leader are threatening to behead three Turks taken hostage in Iraq.…
www.indolink.com/displayArticleS.php?id=062704010010

IRAQ focus for NATO meeting
CNN International – USA
… Sunday with Turkey's leadership in the capital city of Ankara, before
heading to Istanbul for a NATO meeting that could solidify the alliance's
role in Iraq.…
edition.cnn.com/2004/WORLD/europe/06/27/turkey.bush/

NATO head issues warning over Iraq
Al-Jazeera – Qatar
The international community must not watch with indifference as Iraq goes
up in flames, NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer has warned.

english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/0472B457-B1F9-43AB-A268-C290B1B87797.htm

SOUTH Korean parties to launch Iraq inquiry
Radio Australia – Australia
… parties in South Korea have agreed to launch a one-month parliamentary
investigation into the government's failed attempt to rescue a Korean
hostage in Iraq.…
www.abc.net.au/ra/newstories/RANewsStories_1141527.htm

THE HANDOFF IN IRAQ
Newsday – Long Island,NY,USA
BY MOHAMMED AL-JASSEM. Most Kuwaitis supported the war of liberating Iraq
from the regime of Saddam Hussein. … Yet trade between Iraq and Kuwait
is ongoing.…
www.newsday.com/news/opinion/ny-vpsjas273869054jun27,0,7796490.story?coll=ny-viewpoints-headlines

RESTORING Iraq to self-rule
Fort Worth Star Telegram (subscription) – Fort Worth,TX,USA
… What's more, the resolution reflects significant efforts by the Bush
administration to meet the concerns of key nations that opposed the Iraq
war in 2003.…
www.dfw.com/mld/dfw/news/opinion/9019188.htm

PROTESTERS demand return of troops from Iraq
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
Richard and Rita Clement said yesterday that they want their 21-year-old
son back from Iraq before his scheduled return date next March, preferably
right now.…
www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2004/06/27/protesters_demand_return_of_troops_from_iraq

IRAQ car bomb blasts kills 40
swissinfo – Switzerland
… attended by US President George W. Bush, who will discuss a NATO role
in Iraq. … companies that support the occupation forces in Iraq” left
by the deadline.…
www.swissinfo.org/sen/swissinfo.html?siteSect=143&sid=5041156

DOUBLE car blast kills 40 as Iraq's bloody sovereignty build-up…
Channel News Asia – Singapore
BAGHDAD : A twin car-bombing killed up to 40 people south of Baghdad in
the latest atrocity to blight Iraq's build-up to sovereignty as the caretaker
prime…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/92316/1/.html

LABOR in damage control over Iraq
The Age – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
… ALP is damage control to douse claims of disunity between its federal
leader and the NSW premier over plans to pull Australian troops out of
Iraq by Christmas.…
www.theage.com.au/articles/2004/06/27/1088274622964.html

AMERICA'S grave errors in Iraq might force Bush out of power
Jamaica Observer – Jamaica
The process of restoring Iraq's sovereignty will begin in the next few
days, but the way ahead is filled with uncertainty that is not of the
glorious type.…
www.jamaicaobserver.com/columns/html/20040627T020000-0500_61850_OBS_AMERICA_S_GRAVE_ERRORS_IN_IRAQ_MIGHT_FORCE_BUSH_OUT_OF_POWER.asp

NEW envoy to Iraq faces a delicate balancing act
Indianapolis Star – Indianapolis,IN,USA
… the world. Negroponte was sworn in last week in Washington as the first
US ambassador to the sovereign postwar Iraq. On Wednesday…
www.indystar.com/articles/5/158108-5225-010.html

WEDNESDAY'S itinerary for Iraq handover
Indianapolis Star – Indianapolis,IN,USA
L. Paul Bremer, the top civilian administrator for Iraq, will leave the
country immediately after ceding authority. The arrival…
www.indystar.com/articles/0/158117-7180-010.html

EU pledges to help Iraq government
San Diego Union Tribune – San Diego,CA,USA
NEWMARKET-ON-FERGUS, Ireland ˆ President Bush yesterday declared an end
to differences between the United States and Europe over the Iraq war,
and secured a…
www.signonsandiego.com/news/world/iraq/20040627-9999-1n27bush.html

3 Turks Taken Hostage in Iraq
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
… 1 target” in Iraq announced Saturday that they had kidnapped three
Turkish contractors and threatened to behead them, even as President Bush
was flying to…
www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/iraq/la-fg-iraq27jun27,1,3592131.story?coll=la-home-headlines

NEW prime minister must piece together Iraq puzzle
Seattle Times – Seattle,WA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq ˜ While officially Prime Minister Iyad Allawi and his government
of opposition leaders and technocrats will be in charge after Wednesday,
much…
seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2001966456_handoverallawi27.html

CAR bombs kill 40 in southern Iraq
CNN – USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) — Insurgents are pressing their campaign as the handover
of sovereignty to Iraq's interim government draws nearer, spilling fresh
blood…
www.cnn.com/2004/WORLD/meast/06/27/iraq.main/

HANDOVER or takeover in Iraq?
Seattle Post Intelligencer – Seattle,WA,USA
The orchestrated violence that has erupted across Iraq's heartland in the
days approaching the June 30 transfer of power to the US-appointed interim
government…
seattlepi.nwsource.com/opinion/179544_transfered.html

AUSTRALIAN opposition denies internal rift over Iraq withdrawal…
Channel News Asia – Singapore
SYDNEY : The Australian opposition denied it was internally divided over
a controversial pledge to withdraw troops from Iraq if it wins office
in elections…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_asiapacific/view/92308/1/.html

IRAQ chaos dwarfs gains under US
Miami Herald (subscription) – Miami,FL,USA
With the hand-over of sovereignty in Iraq nearing, the improvements that
Americans hoped would be in place are overshadowed by mayhem. BY TOM LASSETER.

www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/news/world/9022387.htm

WORLDVIEW | Iraq chaos a result of blinkered arrogance
Philadelphia Inquirer (subscription) – Philadelphia,PA,USA
By Trudy Rubin. BAGHDAD – As Iraq nears the formal end of US occupation,
it's time to examine why things have gone so wrong over the last 15 months.

www.philly.com/mld/inquirer/9020222.htm

TWIN bombs kill 40 in Iraq
News24 – South Africa
“Estimates of the number of Iraqi civilians killed in explosions from two
vehicle-borne improvised explosive devices June 26 in Al Hillah, Iraq,
have grown to…
www.news24.com/News24/World/Iraq/0,,2-10-1460_1548774,00.html

DEATH toll rises to 40 in latest Iraq explosions
Dallas Morning News (subscription) – Dallas,TX,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq ˆ Explosions that rocked the center of the predominantly
Shiite Muslim city of Hillah killed 40 people and injured 22, the military
said Sunday…
www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/dn/latestnews/stories/062704dnintiraq.368df.html

SECURING the peace in Iraq
Dallas Morning News (subscription) – Dallas,TX,USA
… government as it prepares to take over administrative power on Wednesday
from the US-led Coalition Provisional Authority, which has governed Iraq
since Saddam…
www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/dn/latestnews/stories/062704dnintfixit.d21a8.html

IRAQ power transfer: Era of uncertainty begins
Minneapolis Star Tribune (subscription) – Minneapolis,MN,USA
… Saddam Hussein. But for all its significance, both real and symbolic,
June 30 will not give rise to a brand new Iraq. Instead, it…
www.startribune.com/stories/484/4847981.html

CAR bomb kills up to 40 in Iraq, interim PM warns violence could…
Channel News Asia – Singapore
BAGHDAD : A car bomb killed up to 40 and wounded at least 22 south of Baghdad
Saturday, as Iraq's interim premier warned violence could delay national

www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/92291/1/.html

THREE Turks Held In Iraq; Blast Kills 19
Pakistan News Service – Lahore,Pakistan
BAGHDAD, Iraq – Militants loyal to Abu Musab al-Zarqawi said Saturday they
have kidnapped three Turkish workers and threatened to behead them in
72 hours…
www.paknews.com/headingNews.php?id=2906&date1=2004-06-26

ANXIOUS times in Iraq
Pittsburgh Post Gazette – Pittsburgh,PA,USA
… But for Iraq, where he was minister of internal affairs until early
this month, he predicts little but violence and chaos for weeks, if not
months.…
www.post-gazette.com/pg/04179/337666.stm

IRAQ and Al Qaeda
Newsweek – New York,NY,USA
… with Saddam Hussein's regime has changed his story, setting back White
House efforts to shore up the credibility of its original case for the
invasion of Iraq.…
msnbc.msn.com/id/5305085/site/newsweek/

SECURITY could keep Iraq elections on hold
Boston Herald – Boston,MA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq – Iraq's interim prime minister Iyad Allawi said yesterday
that national elections set for January 2005 could be delayed if security
is not…
news.bostonherald.com/international/view.bg?articleid=33551

BUSH garners EU support for impending Iraq exit
Boston Herald – Boston,MA,USA
… gains limited sovereignty on June 30, President Bush [related, bio]
yesterday insisted the power transfer doesn't signal the start of an exit
strategy from Iraq…
news.bostonherald.com/international/view.bg?articleid=33503

IRAQ Pipeline Watch
IAGS Energy Security – USA
2003 1. June 12 ˜ attack along the 600 mile (960km) pipeline that carries
crude oil from Iraq's northern fields near Kirkuk to Turkey's port of
Ceyhan on the…
www.iags.org/n062604.htm

AL-ZARQAWI militants kidnap three Turks in Iraq
CTV – Canada
Al-Zarqawi's group issued an ultimatum calling for all Turkish companies
to withdraw from Iraq before the three-day deadline is up.…
www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/1088274727827_62/?hub=CTVNewsAt11

THE Virgin Oilfields of Iraq
Newsweek – New York,NY,USA
By Leonardo Maugeri. July 5 issue – When it comes to oil, Iraq is˜believe
it or not˜largely virgin territory. Though much of…
msnbc.msn.com/id/5305462/site/newsweek/

IRAQ to provide amnesty to desperate resistants
Xinhua – China
… a sense of desperation, and those foreign terrorist fundamentalists
and criminals whose sole objective is to kill and maim innocent people
and to see Iraq fail…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-06/27/content_1549410.htm

IN Ireland, Bush works to ease strain over Iraq
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
… Ireland – (KRT) – President Bush on Saturday declared an end to the
“bitter differences” between the United States and Europe over the war
with Iraq and urged…
www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/world/9021441.htm

PEACE without honour leaves Iraq in chaos
Scotland on Sunday – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
… at the exact spot where the statue of Saddam Hussein was toppled by
the victorious US-led forces in April 2003, the president would formally
hand Iraq back its…
scotlandonsunday.scotsman.com/index.cfm?id=734952004

CAR bomb kills 17 in Iraq as hostages face beheading
New Straits Times – Kuala Lumpur,Malaysia
… 40 south of Baghdad as Islamic militants threatened to behead three
Turkish hostages, NATO agreed to train Iraqi security forces and Iraq's
interim premier…
www.emedia.com.my/Current_News/NST/AfpNews/200406270935001088300100.95/indexb_html

US-EU sidestep Iraq debt issue
Gulf Daily News – Manama,Bahrain
NEWMARKET-ON-FERGUS, Ireland: The United States and European Union sidestepped
the details of a proposed deal to reduce Iraq's foreign debt yesterday,
saying…
www.gulf-daily-news.com/Story.asp?Article=85341&Sn=BUSI&IssueID=27099

ALLAWI: Iraq elections could be postponed
Al-Jazeera – Qatar
Iraq's interim PM has said the tenuous security situation could delay next
year's national elections by two months. Although elections…
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/BA560098-8BC0-4B68-B954-00C74F5C27D5.htm

SUPPORT for Iraq spans the Atlantic
Guardian – UK
Iraq needs and deserves the strong support of the international community
to realise its potential. We applaud the unanimous approval…
www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1248476,00.html

SUSPECTED Car bomb Kills 17 in Iraq
Pakistan Times – Pakistan
BAGHDAD (Iraq): At least 17 people were killed and 40 wounded in a suspected
car bomb blast in the Iraqi city of Hilla, south of Baghdad, Saturday,
a senior US…
www.pakistantimes.net/2004/06/27/top4.htm

BUSH pleads for unity over Iraq
Guardian – UK
George Bush hailed an end to the 'bitter differences' between Europe and
America over Iraq yesterday after the European Union approved a key role
for Nato in…
observer.guardian.co.uk/international/story/0,6903,1248260,00.html

FEARFUL Iraq sets out on journey to the unknown
Guardian – UK
… This week, the soldiers and policemen of Iraq's forces will – as coalition
officials are fond of repeating – 'step up and take ownership' of the
security of…
observer.guardian.co.uk/focus/story/0,6903,1248249,00.html

NATO gives Blair green light for more Iraq troops
Sunday Herald – Glasgow,Scotland,UK
NATO will tomorrow agree to send military personnel to Iraq to help train
Iraqi security forces. Although the decision falls far…
www.sundayherald.com/43004

LOOKING at the Costs if Iraq Goes Up in Smoke
New York Times – USA
WASHINGTON The carnage of 100 dead in a single grim day in Iraq was still
playing out on television screens last week when the man about to take
over the…
www.nytimes.com/2004/06/27/weekinreview/27sang.html?ex=1088913600&en=4fa66e8e6220a8b2&ei=5062

VIOLENCE spreads across Iraq; militants vow to behead Turkish…
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq – (KRT) – Just days before the handover of sovereignty, a
bomb in the southern town of Hillah killed at least 17 Iraqis and wounded
as many as 40…
www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/world/9021121.htm

  
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