Iraq News and Information Links
November 27 2004
 
www.nytimes.com/2004/11/28/international/middleeast/28iraq.html
Shiite Leader Opposes Delay in Iraq's Vote
New York Times – New York,NY,USA
By EDWARD WONG. BAGHDAD, Iraq, Nov. The American ambassador to Iraq, John D. Negroponte, lent his forceful support to keeping the present election date.

www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200411/s1253176.htm
Iraq raids net nine suspected insurgents
ABC Online – Australia
US officers say US and Iraqi forces seized nine suspected insurgents in overnight raids on the lawless town of Latifiya, south of Baghdad.

www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200411/s1253083.htm
Iraq power brokers reject election delay request
ABC Online – Australia
The prospect of a delay to Iraq's historic January 30 elections faded after major power brokers insisted the schedule should be respected, while the parties

www.boston.com/dailynews/332/world/Iraq_s_security_forces_are_tar:.shtml
Iraq's security forces are target of increasingly brutal campaigns
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) The warning left in the garage of Omar Hameed, Iraqi National Guardsman, showed two bloody swords and a message: ''If you don't quit your

npr.streamsage.com/google/programlist/feature.php?wfid=4188434
Troops in Iraq Fear War's Complexities Aren't Felt at Home
NPR (audio) – Washington,D.C.,USA
Much has been said about the battles fought by US forces in Iraq in places like Fallujah, Najaf and Samarra, but the outcome of the conflict will be determined

www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=
entertainmentNews&storyID=628878&section=news

Acting dynasty forms party in Iraq protest
Reuters – London,England,UK
Act. The new party, which will set out its manifesto in greater detail next March, pledges to withdraw British troops from Iraq.

www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200411/s1253083.htm
Iraq power brokers reject election delay request
ABC Online – Australia
The prospect of a delay to Iraq's historic January 30 elections faded after major power brokers insisted the schedule should be respected, while the parties

www.boston.com/dailynews/332/world/Iraq_s_security_forces_are_tar:.shtml
Iraq's security forces are target of increasingly brutal campaigns
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) The warning left in the garage of Omar Hameed, Iraqi National Guardsman, showed two bloody swords and a message: ''If you don't quit your

npr.streamsage.com/google/programlist/feature.php?wfid=4188434
Troops in Iraq Fear War's Complexities Aren't Felt at Home
NPR (audio) – Washington,D.C.,USA
Much has been said about the battles fought by US forces in Iraq in places like Fallujah, Najaf and Samarra, but the outcome of the conflict will be determined

www.khaleejtimes.com/DisplayArticle.asp?xfile=data/focusoniraq/2004/
November/focusoniraq_November230.xml&section=focusoniraq

Calls for Iraq poll delay fuel tension as violence continues
Khaleej Times – Dubai,United Arab Emirates
BAGHDAD – Iraq's main Shiite parties insisted on Saturday that elections should go ahead on Jan. 30 as planned, rejecting mounting

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Calls for Iraq Poll Delay Fuel Tension
ABC News – USA
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Iraq's main Shi'ite parties insisted on Saturday that elections should go ahead on Jan. 30 as planned, rejecting

www.turkishpress.com/world/news.asp?id=041127145941.ptomrg4z.xml
Prospect of Iraq vote delay recedes but violence continues
Turkish Press – Turkey
BAGHDAD (AFP) – The threat of a delay to Iraq's landmark January polls demanded by several top parties receded after the electoral commission, the government

abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory?id=285888
Iraq Determined to Keep Election Date
ABC News – USA
with a child before allowing them to leave the scene of a joint raid by Iraqi National Guard and US forces near a mosque in central Mosul, Iraq, Saturday, Nov.

www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/world/10282940.htm
Iraq jails strain as arrests surge
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
ABU GHURAYB, Iraq – More aggressive US military operations in Iraq over the past two months have generated a surge in detainees, nearly doubling the number

www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/special_packages/iraq/10284188.htm
Soldiers' ATVs stolen after return from Iraq
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
AKRON, Ohio – Two soldiers who just returned home from service in Iraq had their all-terrain vehicles stolen before they could begin a long-planned getaway.

www.cbsnews.com/stories/2004/11/27/iraq/main657902.shtml
Key Iraq Parties Seek Vote Delay
CBS News – USA
Both men are backers of US policy in Iraq. The rift between Iraq's Sunni and Shiite community widened with this month's assault on Fallujah.

www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A16111-2004Nov27.html
Violence Flares Across Northern Iraq
Washington Post – Washington,DC,USA
BAGHDAD – Violence flared across Sunni areas of Iraq on Saturday as insurgents attacked US-backed forces near Baquba and fighting erupted in Ramadi.

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UN panel's torture fear over UK troops in Iraq
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
A UNITED Nations human rights panel has expressed concern that British troops in Iraq and Afghanistan have been breaking the global treaty against torture.

news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-11/27/content_2268128.htm
Iraq's PM to travel to Amman to meet opposition groups
Xinhua – Beijing,China
is yet to be specified, is to find common ground between the interim government and the opposition groups as well as to explain the political process in Iraq.

www.boston.com/dailynews/332/world/Spokesman_Iraq_s_prime_ministe:.shtml
Spokesman: Iraq's prime minister is determined to hold elections
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
55. BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Prime Minister Ayad Allawi's spokesman said Saturday that the government is determined to hold the Jan. 30

www.theage.com.au/news/Iraq/Troubled-Iraq-faces-poll-delay/2004/11/27/1101495458363.html
Troubled Iraq faces poll delay
The Age (subscription) – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
the two main Kurdish groups closely allied to the United States, want elections scheduled for January 30 to be postponed because of Iraq's widening violence.

www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/world/10283976.htm
Singapore Deploys Landing Ship to Iraq
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
SINGAPORE – Singapore dispatched a troop landing ship with a crew of 180 to Iraq on Saturday in the city-state's latest military contribution to coalition

www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=628723&section=news
Iraq says elections must go ahead on time
Reuters – London,England,UK
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Iraq's interim government is determined to go ahead with elections on January 30 as scheduled, the government's chief spokesman says.

www.theage.com.au/news/Iraq/Allies-trapped-in-Iraq-exBlair-
minister/2004/11/27/1101495458671.html

Allies trapped in Iraq: ex-Blair minister
The Age (subscription) – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
By Paul Heinrichs. The coalition fighting the war in Iraq faced a “no-win situation”, according to former British government minister Marjorie “Mo” Mowlam.

washingtontimes.com/upi-breaking/20041127-050337-7672r.htm
Iraq wants more than 80% scrap of debts
Washington Times – Washington,DC,USA
Baghdad, Iraq, Nov. 27 Fund.”. Hafez also complained about a proposal to scrap Iraq's debts in three stages, saying it is not justified.

www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/119347/1/.html
US ambassador to Iraq, in Fallujah, sticks to January 30 poll date
Channel News Asia – Singapore
FALLUJAH, Iraq : US Ambassador to Iraq John Negroponte, visiting the former Iraqi rebel stronghold of Fallujah, told AFP Saturday that the security situation

news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-11/27/content_2267436.htm
Official rules out delaying elections in Iraq
Xinhua – Beijing,China
BAGHDAD, Nov. 27 (Xinhuanet) — Iraq's head of electoral commission on Saturday ruled out a delay of the Jan. 30 elections, Dubai-Basedal-Arabiyah reported.

www.novinite.com/view_news.php?id=41982
Bulgarian Troops Land Safe and Sound in Iraq
Sofia News Agency – Bulgaria
Bulgaria's fourth infantry contingent in Iraq, which departed from Bulgaria on Friday, has arrived safely in Diwaniya's Eko base, the defence ministry announced

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November/focusoniraq_November226.xml&section=focusoniraq

Iraq's election chief says he can't delay Jan poll
Khaleej Times – Dubai,United Arab Emirates
BAGHDAD- The head of Iraq's electoral commission said on Saturday he was not empowered to delay the country's elections as demanded by some political

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Third of Halliburton-managed Iraq properties 'could not be located
Ireland Online – Dublin,Ireland
A third or more of the government property Halliburton was paid to manage for the US-led Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq could not be located by

breakingnews.iol.ie/news/story.asp?j=125545862&p=yz5546568
Iraq election delay sought as violence spirals
Ireland Online – Dublin,Ireland
as US forces uncovered more bodies in the northern city of Mosul, apparent victims of an intimidation campaign by insurgents against Iraq's fledgling

www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=
topNews&storyID=628641&section=news

Iraq election chief says can't delay poll
Reuters – London,England,UK
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – The head of Iraq's electoral commission says he is not empowered to delay the country's elections as demanded by some political parties

www.rte.ie/news/2004/1127/iraq.html
Iraq election delay call to be considered
RTE Interactive – Ireland
Iraq's election commission was expected today to consider a call by top political parties to delay January's vote because of violence gripping the country.

www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/special_packages/iraq/10282015.htm
Atlanta area man killed in Iraq
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
US officials said. His death came just a week before he was scheduled to leave Iraq, his brother, Tim Mollen said. Mollen was the

www.turkishpress.com/world/news.asp?id=041127072301.ykvcbjst.xml
Japanese troops return home from Iraq for rotation
Turkish Press – Turkey
TOKYO (AFP) – About 120 Japanese soldiers have returned home from their humanitarian mission to Iraq as part of the third rotation of Japan's 550-strong force

www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_1124891,001300180001.htm
Annan to take up Iraq in New York
Hindustan Times – New Delhi,India
UN Secretary General Kofi Annan returned to New York to take care of Iraq-related matters, his spokesman said on Friday. “Following

www.news-leader.com/today/1127-Texasseein-235819.html
Texas seeing more than fair share of Iraq deaths
News-Leader.com – Springfield,MO,USA
At least 108 US soldiers and Marines have died in combat in Iraq this month, the second-deadliest for American troops since the Iraq invasion, surpassed only

www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/10281788.htm
Son's Iraq Experience Shapes Lawmaker'
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
Duncan Hunter says his son, a Marine artillery officer who has served in Iraq, asked him for two favors. Duncan Duane Hunter, who has served two tours in Iraq.

www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/world/2920702
Iraq parties urge delay of election
Houston Chronicle – Houston,TX,USA
BAGHDAD, IRAQ — Some of Iraq's most powerful political groups, including the party led by the interim prime minister, called Friday for a six-month delay in

news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-11/27/content_2266709.htm
Iraq to consider top parties' call for election delay
Xinhua – Beijing,China
26 (Xinhuanet) — Iraq's election commission said Friday it would consider a call by top political parties to postpone the planned January election.

www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporelocalnews/view/119318/1/.html
CNA's new Indochina correspondent braved Iraq perils
Channel News Asia – Singapore
SINGAPORE: If war correspondent May Ying Welsh is heaving a sigh of relief at getting out of Iraq – with the kidnappings of foreigners on the rise in that war

www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/editorial/outlook/2920122
Struggling to pray amid the horrors of war in Iraq
Houston Chronicle – Houston,TX,USA
I found I prayed a great deal in Iraq, usually at night when I was trying to go to sleep. Prayer, however, wasn't always a nighttime exercise.

news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-11/27/content_2266708.htm
Singapore deploys LST to help Iraq's reconstruction
Xinhua – Beijing,China
27 (Xinhuanet) — Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) deployed a landing ship tank (LST) RSS Resolution on Saturday morning to help the reconstruction of Iraq.

www.theaustralian.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5744,11515009%255E1702,00.html
Iraq mulls election delay
The Australian – Australia
IRAQ'S election commission was expected today to consider a call by top political parties to delay January's vote because of violence gripping the country, as

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Iraq Elections 'A Tough Challenge' Says Salih
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
Iraq's deputy Prime Minister told an audience in Wales that it would be a “tough challenge” to hold delayed elections in the country on time.

IRAQ mulls election delay
The Australian – Australia
IRAQ'S election commission was expected today to consider a call by top
political parties to delay January's vote because of violence gripping
the country, as…
www.theaustralian.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5744,11515009%255E1702,00.html

POLITICIANS in Iraq call for delay to elections
Independent – London,England,UK
… The move came after a representatives from some of Iraq's main political
groups gathered at the Baghdad home of Adnan Pachachi, an influential,
moderate Sunni…
news.independent.co.uk/world/middle_east/story.jsp?story=587243

IRAQ Elections 'A Tough Challenge' Says Salih
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
Iraq's deputy Prime Minister told an audience in Wales that it would be
a “tough challenge” to hold delayed elections in the country on time.

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AUDIT: Halliburton lost track of government property in Iraq
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
… was paid to manage for the US-led Coalition Provisional Authority in
Iraq could not be located by auditors, investigative reports to Congress
show.…
www.boston.com/dailynews/331/wash/Audit_Halliburton_lost_track_o:.shtml

EX-GURKHAS killed in Iraq
News24 – South Africa
… Global Risks Strategies is one of the largest private security firms
operating in Iraq, with more than 1 000 employees, including former SAS
and other recruits…
www.news24.com/News24/World/Iraq/0,,2-10-1460_1627584,00.html

www.theaustralian.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5744,11514579%255E1702,00.html
Iraq 'needs its own forces'
The Australian – Australia
SECURITY cannot be truly established in Iraq until the country's own police, armed forces and other security organisations are firmly in place, Iraqi deputy

www.cbc.ca/cp/world/041126/w1126118.html
UN watchdog says Britain ignores anti-torture treaty in Iraq …
CBC News – Canada
rights panel expressed concern Britain limits its adherence to the global treaty against torture when it comes to its troops' actions in Afghanistan and Iraq.

www.boston.com/dailynews/331/nation/A_daily_look_at_U_S_military_d:.shtml
A daily look at US military deaths in Iraq
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
26, 2004, at least 1,233 members of the US military have died since the beginning of the Iraq war in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count.

www.arabnews.com/?page=4&section=0&article=55168&d=27&m=11&y=2004
Iraq to Consider Calls for Delaying Elections
Arab News – Saudi Arabia
BAGHDAD, 27 November 2004 — Iraq's election commission said yesterday it would consider delaying the January vote after leading Iraqi political parties

news.independent.co.uk/world/middle_east/story.jsp?story=587243
Politicians in Iraq call for delay to elections
Independent – London,England,UK
The move came after a representatives from some of Iraq's main political groups gathered at the Baghdad home of Adnan Pachachi, an influential, moderate Sunni

www.arabnews.com/?page=7&section=0&article=55125&d=27&m=11&y=2004
Iraq Elections: Beware of Fraud
Arab News – Saudi Arabia
Ignoring advice from some friends and rejecting pressure from many foes, Iraq's interim government has just decided to hold the country's first free

  
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