Iraq News and Information Links July 28 2004
DEMOCRATIC delegates differ with Kerry on Iraq
Reuters AlertNet – London,England,UK
… at the Democratic national convention appear to be at odds with the
man they hope to put into the White House on whether America should have
gone to war in Iraq…

TWO Pakistani hostages executed in Iraq: al-Jazeera
Xinhua – China
CAIRO, July 28 (Xinhuanet) — An armed group holding two Pakistani hostages
in Iraq had announced their execution, al-Jazeera satellite news channel

68 die in Iraq suicide bomb attack
Straits Times – Singapore
… month after the interim government took back power from the United
States authorities and three days before a major political conference
to chart Iraq's future…,4386,263911,00.html

SAUDIS Propose Arab, Islamic Military Force in Iraq (Update2)
Bloomberg – USA
July 28 (Bloomberg) — Saudi Arabia proposed deployment to Iraq of a military
force drawn from Arab and Islamic nations to aid the US-led coalition,
or to…

KERRY Adviser Says Iraq Draws Terrorists
Miami Herald (subscription) – Miami,FL,USA
BOSTON – John Kerry's new senior adviser on national security issues, Susan
Rice, said Wednesday that Iraq has become a magnet for terrorists and

EMBASSY says Indians continue to enter Iraq
Times of India – India
NEW DELHI: Indians continue to enter Iraq, more often under force, despite
various measures initiated by the Indian embassy there to deter them,
Minister of…

SUICIDE bomber kills 68 in Iraq
ic Wales – Wales,UK
The attack, which destroyed a passing commuter bus and killed 21 people
inside, was the deadliest violence in Iraq since the United States transferred

BRITISH abuse in Iraq aired
News24 – South Africa
… hearing in London into whether inquiries should be called into the
alleged deaths of Iraqi civilians at the hands of British troops who control
southern Iraq.…,6119,2-10-1460_1564474,00.html

NATO Struggles To Find Iraq Consensus
Deutsche Welle – Germany
… that would be done. Both France and Germany have expressed their opposition
to providing the training inside Iraq. In the end, the…,3367,1433_A_1278853_1_A,00.html?mpb=en

SAUDI, Iraq to Reopen Embassies Shut Since Gulf War
Reuters – USA
JEDDAH (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia and Iraq have agreed to reopen their embassies
which have been closed since the 1991 Gulf War when US troops launched

IRAQ Pushes Back Assembly-Making
CBS News – USA
(CBS/AP) Iraq will hold its national conference July 31, delaying the key
event by several days at the request of the United Nations because officials
are not…

SUICIDE Car Bomb Kills Dozens in Iraq
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
BAQUBAH, Iraq ˜ A suicide car bomb exploded this morning outside a downtown
police station, killing at least 68 people and tearing through shops in
the worst…,1,3937025.story?coll=la-home-headlines

HUGE Iraq bombing leaves 68 dead as Powell tours Mideast
Channel News Asia – Singapore
BAQUBA, Iraq : Some 68 people were killed and scores injured in a massive
suicide bombing outside an Iraqi police station, as US Secretary of State

IRAN/IRAQ: Recent Comments Suggest Problems In Baghdad-Tehran…
Radio Free Europe – Prague,Czech Republic
Iraqi Defense Minister Hazim Shalan al-Khuza'i called Tehran Iraq's “first
enemy” and accused it of seeking to “kill democracy” in the country.…

IRAQ regains sovereignty in early handover
Manila Bulletin – Manila,Philippines
BAGHDAD (AFP) ˜ Iraq regained its sovereignty Monday from the US-led
coalition after 14 months of occupation in a low key official ceremony
inside the former…

HUGE bomb attack kills scores in Iraq
International Herald Tribune – Paris,France
BAQUBA, Iraq A minibus packed with explosives blew up near a police station
north of Baghdad on Wednesday, killing 68 people and wounding 30 in the

SCORES killed in Iraq bus blast
The Age – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
… blew up at a market in a town north of Baghdad yesterday, killing at
least 50 people and injuring 40 just days before a major conference to
plot Iraq's future.…

DEMS assail Bush on Iraq, push unity
Arizona Republic – Phoenix,AZ,USA
BOSTON – Democrats appealed Tuesday to a divided America with soft tributes
to patriotism and hard charges against the war in Iraq.…

IRAQ Bomb Kills 51, Injures 40 at Police Station, Ministry Says
Bloomberg – USA
July 28 (Bloomberg) — Fifty-one people were killed and 40 injured today
when a car bomb exploded outside a police station in the Iraqi city of
Baqubah, an…

IRAQ announces conference of delegates to pick assembly
Chicago Sun Times – Chicago,IL,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq — Iraq announced that a national conference for 1,000 delegates
to choose an interim assembly would begin Saturday — a vital step toward

DOZENS killed in suicide blast in Iraq
Independent Online – South Africa
… The attack, near a police station in the city north of Baghdad, is
the latest in a series of car bombings to hit Iraq since an interim Iraqi
government took…

CAR bomb kills 51 in Iraq
Reuters – London,England,UK
BAQUBA, Iraq (Reuters) – A minibus packed with explosives has blown up
near a police station and a market north of Baghdad, killing 51 people
and wounding 40…

MANILA Scolds Australian Envoy in Iraq Row
Reuters – USA
… CANBERRA (Reuters) – A diplomatic row sparked by Australia blaming
the Philippines and Spain for encouraging terrorists by withdrawing from
Iraq deepened on…

IRAQ Suicide Car Bombing Kills 68 People
Boston Herald – Boston,MA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq – A suicide car bomb exploded outside a police recruiting
center in central Baqouba on Wednesday, killing 68 Iraqis and turning
the busy city…

SUICIDE bomber kills at least 68 in Iraq
Business Standard – New Delhi,India
… buildings. It raised fears of further guerrilla attacks just days before
a major political conference to plot Iraq's future. Reuters…

MUCH more to come in Iraq hostage crisis
Asia Times Online – Hong Kong
KARACHI – The surge in hostage-taking in Iraq, with the most recent involving
two Pakistani nationals, could be the prelude to many, as hundreds of

HUGE Iraq bombing leaves 68 dead
Sify – Delhi,India
Iraq: Some 68 people were killed and scores injured on Wednesday in a massive
suicide bombing outside an Iraqi police station, as US Secretary of State

SUICIDE Bomber Kills at Least 68 in Iraq Attack
Reuters – USA
BAQUBA, Iraq (Reuters) – A minibus packed with explosives blew up near
a police station and a market north of Baghdad Wednesday, killing 68 people
and wounding…

IRAQ Car Bomb Targets Police Station; 68 Killed, 65 Injured
Bloomberg – USA
… telephone from Baghdad. The attack at about 9:30 am Iraq time also
destroyed six shops and four vehicles, he said. Baqubah, about…

MANILA Calls in Australian Envoy Amid Iraq Row
Reuters – USA
… A diplomatic row sparked by Australia blaming the Philippines and Spain
for feeding terror threats by withdrawing troops from Iraq deepened Wednesday
when the…

JORDANIAN firm pulls out of Iraq
Newsday – Long Island,NY,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq – A Jordanian company working for the US military in Iraq
has decided to pull out of the country to win the release of two employees
kidnapped by…

GOP Produces Video of Kerry on Iraq
Washington Post – Washington,DC,USA
… Republicans think they've found the ideal person to explain in detail
the Democratic presidential candidate's evolving position on the war in
Iraq – John Kerry…

IRAQ Veterans Lost In Fog Of Politics
Hartford Courant (subscription) – Hartford,CT,USA
By LISA CHEDEKEL, Courant Staff Writer. BOSTON — Sam Poulten brought his
bugle to Kuwait last year as a distraction from the Iraq war.…,1,7397800.story?coll=hc-headlines-nationworld

CHENEY Defends Policy on War in Iraq
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
… Cheney used his appearance before 2,500 camouflage-clad Marines, many
of whom have served in Iraq, to defend the administration's decision to
go to war.…,1,610540.story?coll=la-headlines-california

SUICIDE Bombing in Iraq Kills 15
ABC News – USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq July 28, 2004 ˜ A suicide attacker exploded a car bomb
Wednesday outside a Baqouba police station being used as a recruiting
center, killing 15…

FIRM decides to leave Iraq
London Free Press – London,Ontario,Canada
BAGHDAD — A Jordanian company working for the US military decided yesterday
to withdraw from Iraq, complying with demands of kidnappers threatening
to kill…

POWELL'S pressure on Iraq coalition angers many in pro-US eastern…
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) Matyas Reisz doesn't get weak in the knees when
he thinks about Hungary's 300 troops risking life and limb in Iraq.…

IRAQ to name its assembly this weekend
Houston Chronicle – Houston,TX,USA
BAGHDAD, IRAQ – A national conference viewed as a crucial step in Iraq's
postwar democratic development will open Saturday, two days later than
expected, amid…

IRAQ to hold national conference despite violence
ABS CBN News – Quezon City,Philippines
BAGHDAD – Iraq said on Tuesday a major national conference, billed as a
crucial next step on its road to democracy, would begin on Saturday despite

WASHINGTON TODAY: More kidnappings likely in Iraq insurgency
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
WASHINGTON (AP) Expect to see more targeted kidnappings of foreigners in
Iraq, particularly those from countries whose people didn't support the
war, American…

PM backs Downer on Iraq troop pullout remarks
ABC Online – Australia
… says his Foreign Minister Alexander Downer did not overstep the mark
by suggesting the Philippines acted like a 'marshmallow' for pulling its
troops out of Iraq…

JORDANIAN firm pulls out of Iraq to save workers' lives
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
A JORDANIAN firm working for the United States military in Iraq said yesterday
it was withdrawing from the country to secure the release of two employees

PHILIPPINES still friend despite Iraq withdrawal: Powell
Channel News Asia – Singapore
CAIRO : Washington was disappointed by Manila's decision to withdraw its
forces from Iraq early, but still considers the Philippines a friend and
ally, US…

POWELL calls for unity over Iraq hostage developments
Taipei Times – Taipei,Taiwan
US Secretary of State Colin Powell yesterday called for unity among US-led
forces in Iraq as a mortar attack in Baghdad killed a civilian and wounded
more than…

GOP Senator Criticizes Bush for Iraq War
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
Lincoln Chafee criticized the Bush administration on Tuesday for a “host
of mistakes” in its postwar reconstruction of Iraq, saying the country
is less secure…

AUSTRALIA stokes row with Spain over Iraq withdrawal – London,England,UK
… He said that Spain and the Philippines needed “to face up to the truth”
that by withdrawing their contingents from Iraq they had allowed themselves
to be…

POWELL Urges US Allies To Stay Steadfast in Iraq
Washington Post – Washington,DC,USA
BUDAPEST, July 27 — In a bid to shore up support for the US-led coalition
in Iraq, Secretary of State Colin L. Powell appealed Tuesday to Hungary
and 30 other…

HOSTAGE firm quits Iraq
Gulf Daily News – Manama,Bahrain
The chief executive of a Jordanian firm working for the US military in
Iraq yesterday said he was withdrawing from the country to secure the
release of two…

POLL shows division on Iraq war decision
International Herald Tribune – Paris,France
WASHINGTON Americans were divided on the decision to wage war in Iraq,
a poll showed Tuesday. Half of those surveyed believe the…

NATIONAL conference delayed but still on in Iraq
Minneapolis Star Tribune (subscription) – Minneapolis,MN,USA
BAGHDAD — A national conference to choose an interim assembly, viewed
as a crucial step in Iraq's postwar democratic development, will open
Saturday — two…

HOSTAGE truckers 'forced to enter Iraq'
Financial Times – London,England,UK
… They found themselves forced to drive through the frontlines of the
insurgency in neighbouring Iraq, delivering supplies to US and British
troops, according to…

NO Change In Policy On Iraq: Kasuri
Pakistan News Service – Lahore,Pakistan
… July 28 (PNS) – Foreign Minister Khursheed Mahmood Kasuri Tuesday assured
National Assembly to take any decision on sending troops to Iraq after
approval by…

KERRY, Democrats still struggling with Iraq
Channel News Asia – Singapore
BOSTON, United States : Although John Kerry's Democrats are doing their
utmost to forge a united front in their drive to retake the White House,
Iraq is still…

Special Broadcasting Service – Australia
The Philippines government will make an official complaint to the Australian
Ambassador in Manila over claims its decision to withdraw from Iraq has

POWELL asks Iraq allies not to yield to militants
International Herald Tribune – Paris,France
BUDAPEST Secretary of State Colin Powell said Tuesday that countries assisting
post-war Iraq must “not get weak in the knees” and yield to guerrillas
waging a…

IRAQ looking to shine against China
Daily Times – Pakistan
Speaking in the wake of Iraq‚s memorable 2-1 victory over the Saudis
in Group C on Monday, Hamd said his team were now determined to bring
more joy to their…

INDIAN, Filipino Truck Drivers Continue to Carry Fuel to Iraq
Arab News – Saudi Arabia
… for a Saudi transportation company was seriously injured when his vehicle,
part of a 50-truck convoy, was fired upon by a group of insurgents in
Iraq on Monday…

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