Iraq News and Information Links July 27 2004
IRAQ Militants Kill Official, Seize Two Jordanians
Tehran Times – Tehran,Iran
BAGHDAD (Reuters) — Guerrillas killed eight people in Iraq on Monday including
a senior Interior Ministry official gunned down near his home, and two

www.tehrantimes.com/Description.asp?Da=7/28/2004&Cat=4&Num=003

PULLOUT from Iraq different
Philippine Daily Inquirer – Makati City,Philippines
LONDON — Australia made a clear distinction Monday between Spain's withdrawal
of troops from Iraq following the Madrid train bombings and the Philippines

www.inq7.net/brk/2004/jul/26/brkpol_13-1.htm

IRAQ denies normalization with Israel, in talks between Allawi…
Arabic News – Middle East
Iraq's interim prime minister Eyad Allawi denied the existence of Israelis
in Iraq. He said that the information discussed by the…
www.arabicnews.com/ansub/Daily/Day/040727/2004072705.html

HUNGARY Pledges to Keep Forces in Iraq
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
Hungary has pledged not to withdraw its forces from Iraq, despite growing
public pressure to do so after a Hungarian soldier was killed and other
Eastern…
www.voanews.com/article.cfm?objectID=F53BDDDD-1BDC-47FF-9AC03545AEB5B1E3

JORDANIAN Firm Will Pull Staff From Iraq
Guardian – UK
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) – The chief executive a Jordanian firm working for the
US military in Iraq said Tuesday he would pull out of the country to win
the release…
www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-4356969,00.html

IN Iraq, growing number of foreign truckers refuse to brave…
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) On his first journey to Iraq in eight months, Jordanian
truck driver Faisal Suleyman was followed, pulled over and robbed by four
men in a…
www.boston.com/dailynews/209/world/In_Iraq_growing_number_of_fore:.shtml

JORDANIAN Firm Pulls Workers From Iraq
Guardian – UK
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) – A Jordanian company working for the US military decided
Tuesday to withdraw from Iraq, complying with demands of kidnappers threatening
to…
www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-4356770,00.html

PAKISTAN makes new appeal to Iraq captors
Times of India – India
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Tuesday issued a fresh appeal for the release of
two nationals taken hostage by an Islamic militant group in Iraq which
has threatened…
timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/792220.cms

JORDAN Hostages Employer to Stop Work at US Iraq Base
Reuters – USA
AMMAN (Reuters) – A Jordanian firm said Tuesday it had stopped construction
work on a US base in Iraq to save the lives of two of its drivers kidnapped
in Iraq…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=5787221

POWELL Calls for Resolve Over Iraq Kidnappings
Reuters – USA
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Secretary of State Colin Powell, speaking in Hungary,
urged allies in Iraq not to bow to guerrillas waging a campaign of hostage-taking
and…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=5787264

HOSTAGE'S father didn't know son was in Iraq
Reuters – London,England,UK
NEW DELHI (Reuters) – The father of an Indian truck driver held hostage
by a militant Islamic group has said he had no idea his son was in Iraq
until he was…
www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=554669&section=news

HOSTAGES' relatives threaten to kill company owner if Iraq…
San Francisco Chronicle – San Francisco,CA,USA
Relatives of two Jordanian drivers abducted in Iraq threatened Tuesday
to behead the director of the company the hostages work for and to kill
all the firm's…
sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/news/a/2004/07/27/international0806EDT0499.DTL

POWELL Urges Hungary to Remain Part of Iraq Coalition
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
US Secretary of State Colin Powell is urging Hungary to remain part of
the US-led coalition in Iraq. In talks with Hungarian officials…
www.voanews.com/article.cfm?objectID=054DFDCA-1F67-4DFB-80DBA8A240C31809

KIDNAPPING will not affect Egypt's policy to Iraq: FM
Xinhua – China
¡¡CAIRO, July 27 (Xinhuanet) — Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Abul
Gheit said Tuesday that the recent kidnapping of an Egyptian diplomat
in Iraq would not…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-07/27/content_1658040.htm

PAKISTAN appeals to Iraq group to free its nationals
Indian Express – New Delhi,India
… JULY 26: Pakistan today appealed to an armed Islamic group to free
two Pakistani hostages, Raja Azad Khan and Sajjad Naeem, it is holding
in Iraq, saying they…
www.indianexpress.com/full_story.php?content_id=51828

IRAQ Captors Agree to Free 7 Truckers, Company Says (Update2)
Bloomberg – USA
July 27 (Bloomberg) — Kidnappers holding seven truck drivers who were
seized in Iraq may release them as a result of negotiations involving
the men's employer…
quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000087&sid=aYpYrhAqsiSA&refer=top_world_news

KIDNAPPINGS, bombings plague Iraq
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq – A spate of kidnappings, car bombings and attacks on government
officials reverberated across Iraq on Monday, raising the question of
how much…
www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/world/9252108.htm

PAKISTAN Pleads for Iraq Hostages in Name of Islam
Reuters – USA
ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Pakistan appealed in the name of Islam to kidnappers
in Iraq Tuesday to free two Pakistani hostages, saying no decision had
been taken…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=5783205

POWELL Calls for Resolve Over Iraq Kidnappings
Reuters – USA
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Secretary of State Colin Powell urged allies in Iraq
Tuesday not to bow to guerrillas who have stepped up a campaign of hostage
taking, a…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=5783280

US Grants Protection for Anti-Tehran Group In Iraq
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
… US military has granted “protected person” status to 3,800 members
of an exiled Iranian opposition group, who are currently interned by coalition
forces in Iraq…
www.voanews.com/article.cfm?objectID=E6CA5507-C954-4C7F-BD86A59D1E1B1739

SECURITY challenges surge as Iraq faces new violence
The Globe and Mail – Canada
BAGHDAD — Militants killed eight people in Iraq yesterday, including a
senior Interior Ministry official gunned down near his home, and two Jordanian
drivers…
www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/ArticleNews/TPStory/LAC/20040727/IRAQ27/TPInternational/Africa

KIDNAPPERS in Iraq free Egyptian envoy
Toronto Star – Toronto,Ontario,Canada
BAGHDAD˜An Egyptian diplomat kidnapped outside a mosque in Iraq last
week said yesterday his captors had freed him and he was safe at the Egyptian
embassy in…
www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/
Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1090879820244&call_pageid=968332188854&col=968350060724

IRAQ violence spirals
Winnipeg Sun – Winnipeg,Manitoba,Canada
… the latest in a wave of attacks against coalition forces and abductions
of foreigners designed to pressure countries to withdraw their troops
from Iraq and to…
www.canoe.ca/NewsStand/WinnipegSun/News/2004/07/27/558340.html

POWELL Says Iraq Coalition Must Be Steadfast
Reuters – USA
BUDAPEST (Reuters) – Secretary of State Colin Powell thanked Hungary Tuesday
for sending troops to Iraq and said now is not the time to “get weak in
the knees…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=politicsNews&storyID=5781449

KIDNAPPINGS, bombings plague Iraq
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq – A spate of kidnappings, car bombings and attacks on government
officials reverberated across Iraq on Monday, raising the question of
how much…
www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/world/9252108.htm

PAKISTAN Pleads for Iraq Hostages in Name of Islam
Reuters – USA
ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Pakistan appealed in the name of Islam to kidnappers
in Iraq Tuesday to free two Pakistani hostages, saying no decision had
been taken…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=5783205

POWELL Calls for Resolve Over Iraq Kidnappings
Reuters – USA
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Secretary of State Colin Powell urged allies in Iraq
Tuesday not to bow to guerrillas who have stepped up a campaign of hostage
taking, a…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=5783280

US Grants Protection for Anti-Tehran Group In Iraq
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
… US military has granted “protected person” status to 3,800 members
of an exiled Iranian opposition group, who are currently interned by coalition
forces in Iraq…
www.voanews.com/article.cfm?objectID=E6CA5507-C954-4C7F-BD86A59D1E1B1739

SECURITY challenges surge as Iraq faces new violence
The Globe and Mail – Canada
BAGHDAD — Militants killed eight people in Iraq yesterday, including a
senior Interior Ministry official gunned down near his home, and two Jordanian
drivers…
www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/ArticleNews/TPStory/LAC/20040727/IRAQ27/TPInternational/Africa

KIDNAPPERS in Iraq free Egyptian envoy
Toronto Star – Toronto,Ontario,Canada
BAGHDAD˜An Egyptian diplomat kidnapped outside a mosque in Iraq last
week said yesterday his captors had freed him and he was safe at the Egyptian
embassy in…
www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/
Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1090879820244&call_pageid=968332188854&col=968350060724

IRAQ violence spirals
Winnipeg Sun – Winnipeg,Manitoba,Canada
… the latest in a wave of attacks against coalition forces and abductions
of foreigners designed to pressure countries to withdraw their troops
from Iraq and to…
www.canoe.ca/NewsStand/WinnipegSun/News/2004/07/27/558340.html

POWELL Says Iraq Coalition Must Be Steadfast
Reuters – USA
BUDAPEST (Reuters) – Secretary of State Colin Powell thanked Hungary Tuesday
for sending troops to Iraq and said now is not the time to “get weak in
the knees…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=politicsNews&storyID=5781449

ENVOY set free, but Iraq abductions go on
Atlanta Journal Constitution (subscription) – Atlanta,GA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq ˜ A car bomb packed with explosives, mortars and rockets
exploded Monday outside a US base in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul,
killing a three…
www.ajc.com/news/content/news/0704/27iraq.html

INDIANS willing to risk Iraq to escape poverty
Daily Times – Pakistan
India has emerged as one of the major suppliers of manpower for US military
forces in Kuwait and Iraq, many of them paying recruiting agents substantial
sums…
www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_27-7-2004_pg4_26

FAMILIES plead for lives of Pakistanis kidnapped in Iraq
Daily Times – Pakistan
… kidnapped on Friday in Baghdad and their kidnappers had threatened
to kill them because their country was discussing the possibility of sending
troops to Iraq.…
www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_27-7-2004_pg7_21

IRAQ storm into Asian Cup quarters
Daily Times – Pakistan
CHENGDU (China): Iraq reached the quarter-finals of the Asian Cup here
Monday after knocking out three-time champions Saudi Arabia with a 2-1
victory.…
www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_27-7-2004_pg2_13

IRAQ warns Iran not to infiltrate spies, saboteurs
Daily Times – Pakistan
WASHINGTON: Iraq‚s defence minister Hazem al-Shaalan said that neighbouring
Iran remains his country‚s “first enemy‰ in an interview with the

www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_27-7-2004_pg4_19

EGYPTIAN diplomat released in Iraq
CNN International – USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) — Captors in Iraq have released an Egyptian diplomat
after declining a large ransom and citing his polite and spiritual personality
as the…
edition.cnn.com/2004/WORLD/meast/07/27/iraq.main/

KURDS Wonder Where They Fit in the New Iraq
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
SULAYMANIYA, Iraq ˜ Sitting on the top of Azmar Mountain, looking down
on the twinkling lights of this Kurdish city with a whiskey in his plastic
cup and a…
www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/iraq/la-fg-kurds27jul27,1,712035.story?coll=la-home-headlines

ABDUCTIONS surge in Iraq
Christian Science Monitor – USA
… It is also driving up security and insurance costs for companies doing
everything from fixing Iraq's sewers to providing mail service to US troops,
leaving far…
www.csmonitor.com/2004/0727/p01s03-woiq.html

SPAIN reprimands Australia over Iraq comment
Al-Jazeera – Qatar
Spain summoned the Australian ambassador in Madrid to protest against her
country's view that the pullout of Spanish troops from Iraq has given
al-Qaida the…
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/58FC9B07-45E4-4060-B941-88F06273E0CE.htm

IRAQ pullout 'an economic decision'
Straits Times – Singapore
… the Union address yesterday, Philippine President Gloria Arroyo linked
national economic priorities with her controversial decision to pull troops
out of Iraq.…
straitstimes.asia1.com.sg/asia/story/0,4386,263601,00.html

MILITANTS step up attacks in approach to Iraq's national…
Independent – London,England,UK
Insurgents killed eight people in Iraq yesterday, including a senior interior
ministry official gunned down near his home, and two Jordanian drivers
became the…
news.independent.co.uk/world/middle_east/story.jsp?story=545068

US grants protected status to Iranian opposition forces in Iraq
Xinhua – China
WASHINGTON, July 26 (Xinhuanet) — The United States on Monday confirmed
that it had given protected status to 3,800 Iranian rebels at the Ashraf
base in Iraq.…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-07/27/content_1653185.htm

IRAQ not to establish diplomatic ties with Israel: Allawi
Xinhua – China
In a joint press conference with his Lebanese counterpart Rafiqel-Hariri,
Allawi asserted that Iraq was against establishing or normalizing relations
with…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-07/27/content_1653187.htm

KIDNAPPERS release Egyptian hostage, 10 killed in Iraq
Channel News Asia – Singapore
BAGHDAD : Kidnappers released an Egyptian diplomat, in a dramatic twist
to Iraq's hostage crisis, as two Jordanians were snatched and two Pakistanis
threatened…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/97748/1/.html

DEMOCRATS weigh leverage in Iraq pullout
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
… Democrats I spoke with as the party's convention loomed, John Kerry
included, the leverage the United States has to involve Iraq's responsible
neighbors and…
www.boston.com/news/globe/editorial_opinion/oped/articles/2004/07/27/democrats_weigh_leverage_in_iraq_pullout

CONNECTICUT National Guard expected to deploy more troops in Iraq
Newsday – Long Island,NY,USA
HARTFORD, Conn. — The Connecticut Army National Guard expects to deploy
50 more soldiers in the Iraq war, with the possibility of hundreds more
being called up…
www.newsday.com/news/local/wire/ny-bc-ct—iraqdeployment0726jul26,0,5946810.story?coll=ny-ap-regional-wire

SPAIN protests against Australian statement on Iraq withdrawal
Xinhua – China
… Monday against the statement of Australian Foreign Minister Alexander
Downer who accused Spain of encouraging terrorism through its troop withdrawal
from Iraq.…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-07/27/content_1655052.htm

KIDNAPPED Egyptian diplomat freed, eight killed in Iraq
Xinhua – China
CAIRO, July 27 (Xinhuanet) — An Egyptian diplomat kidnapped in Iraq was
freed on Monday, another deadly day when two Jordanian citizens were abducted
and…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-07/27/content_1655263.htm

KIDNAPPED Egyptian diplomat freed in Iraq: al-Jazeera
People's Daily – China
… Al-Jazeera TV channel reported last Friday that Qutb had been held
hostage in Iraq, while airing a footage which showed Qutbsitting in front
of six masked men…
english.peopledaily.com.cn/200407/27/eng20040727_150896.html

TWO Pakistani Contractors Are Taken Hostage in Iraq
New York Times – New York,NY,USA
SLAMABAD, Pakistan, July 26 – A militant group identifying itself as the
Islamic Army has taken two Pakistani contractors hostage in Iraq and has
threatened to…
www.nytimes.com/2004/07/27/international/asia/27stan.html

ARROYO defends Iraq pullout
Gulf Daily News – Manama,Bahrain
MANILA: President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo defiantly rejected criticism
of her decision to withdraw Philippine troops from Iraq to save the life
of a captive…
www.gulf-daily-news.com/Story.asp?Article=87811&Sn=WORL&IssueID=27129

EARLY Steps, Maybe, Toward Democracy in Iraq
New York Times – New York,NY,USA
AGHDAD, Iraq, July 26 – Whether democracy is really coming to Iraq, or
whether it is even possible here, seemed of no immediate concern to Dr.
Ahmad Abu-Raghif…
www.nytimes.com/2004/07/27/international/middleeast/27conf.html

US grants protected status to Iranian opposition forces in Iraq
Xinhua – China
WASHINGTON, July 26 (Xinhuanet) — The United States on Monday confirmed
that it had given protected status to 3,800 Iranian rebels at the Ashraf
base in Iraq.…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-07/27/content_1653185.htm

  
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