Iraq News and Information Links August 28 2004
GENERAL election only solution to Iraq crisis
Tehran Times – Tehran,Iran
… Arranging a speedy withdrawal of the occupying forces and a general
election is the only way to prevent the continuation of the Iraq crisis,
for which both the…

IRAQ group captures French journalists
Al-Jazeera – Qatar
Aljazeera has aired a video tape showing two French journalists captured
in Iraq by an armed group. The video on Saturday showed…

BODIES of 2 Turkish hostages found in Iraq: Aljazeera
Tehran Times – Tehran,Iran
… At least four Turks have been kidnapped in Iraq this month, two on
Aug. 5, one on Aug. … Scores of foreign workers in Iraq have been kidnapped
since April.…

AUSTRALIAN troops engaged in US-led covert action in Iraq: report
Tehran Times – Tehran,Iran
SYDNEY (AFP) — Around 30 to 40 specially trained Australian soldiers are
taking part in US-led covert jobs in Iraq, including kidnapping and the
“full gamut…

AFGHANISTAN, Iraq polls: India to help
Al-Jazeera – Qatar
India, the world's largest democracy, will help Iraq and Afghanistan conduct
their forthcoming elections under an agreement signed between New Delhi
and the…

IRAQ Shia leaders reject violence
BBC News – London,England,UK
The four senior Shia clerics in Iraq have said that armed resistance is
not the way to protest against the continued presence of US-led forces.

IRAN wants calm in Iraq
News24 (subscription) – South Africa
Tehran – President Mohammad Khatami asserted on Saturday that Iran was
not stirring violence in Iraq even though he acknowledged that relations
with the United…,,2-10-1460_1580145,00.html

SIX police killed, 11 people wounded in Iraq
ABC Online – Australia
Six Iraqi policemen have been shot dead and 11 people wounded when gunmen
travelling in two minibuses opened fire on a checkpoint in the restive
city of Baquba…

ANTI-AMERICANISM erupts in Iraq face-off
Sydney Morning Herald (subscription) – Sydney,New South Wales,Australia
… erupted at the Faliro Olympic stadium today during the men's preliminary
round of 16 taekwondo match between Steven Lopez of the US and Raid Rasheed
of Iraq.…

DEMOCRATS Seek More Benefits for Iraq Reservists
Reuters – USA
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Nearly half the US soldiers in Iraq are reservists
and they deserve to have their health care and education benefits increased

IRAQ'S top Shi'ite clerics oppose armed resistance to US
Sydney Morning Herald (subscription) – Sydney,New South Wales,Australia
Iraq's Shi'ite Muslim authority reaffirmed its opposition to armed resistance
to US-led forces in the country today as life spluttered back to normal
in the…

IRAQ'S top Shiite clerics oppose armed resistance to US
Channel News Asia – Singapore
NAJAF, Iraq : Iraq's Shiite Muslim authority reaffirmed its opposition
to armed resistance to US-led forces in the country as life spluttered
back to normal in…

1 Egyptian killed, another kidnapped in Iraq
Xinhua – China
BAGHDAD, Aug. 28 (Xinhuanet) — An Egyptian citizen working in the Iraqi
town of Baiji, north of Baghdad has been killed while another…

GUNMEN shot dead female university lecturer in Iraq's Mosul
Xinhua – China
28 (Xinhuanet) — Unidentified gunmen shot and killed a female university
lecturer as she was driving to work in Iraq's main northern city of Mosul
on Saturday…

BUSH admits Iraq `miscalculation'
Chicago Tribune (subscription) – Chicago,IL,USA
WASHINGTON — President Bush has acknowledged a “miscalculation” about
what the United States would encounter in postwar Iraq after the fall
of Saddam…

IRAQ'S top Shiite clerics meet in Najaf, academic shot dead in…
Channel News Asia – Singapore
NAJAF, Iraq : Iraq's top Shiite Muslim clerics, back in control of Najaf's
Imam Ali shrine after a four-month militia occupation, met amid the ruins
of the…

TEACHER killed in latest Iraq strife
Al-Jazeera – Qatar
… Police said there was no obvious motive for the attack, but anti-government
forces regularly target Iraq's political and intellectual elite as part
of their…

Newsday – Long Island,NY,USA
From the outset, it has been clear that the battle for Najaf could be a
turning point for Iraq. Certainly, if the rebel forces of…

THOUSANDS protest Iraq war, Powell visit
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
… the Olympics, thousands of protesters clashed with police who stopped
them from marching on the United States Embassy to protest the war in
Iraq and Secretary…

ITALY denies Iraq medal
Calgary Sun – Calgary,Alberta,Canada
… Greece — Alberto Gilardino headed Italy to the bronze medal at the
Olympic soccer tournament yesterday with a 1-0 win over Iraq yesterday,
ending one of the…

IS the Iraq Occupation Fracturing the 'Neo-Con' Movement?
NPR (audio) – USA
Description: Pundits and politicians belonging to the so-called neo-conservative
movement strongly supported the US invasion of Iraq and the previously

IRAQ and the ayatollah
The Globe and Mail – Canada
… That came as a relief to the interim government of Prime Minister Ayad
Allawi, which welcomed the end of the battle as a victory for Iraq.…

ITALY Ends Iraq's Inspiring Soccer Run, Wins Bronze
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
THESSALONIKI, Greece ˜ Iraq's surprising Olympic soccer run came up short
with a 1-0 loss to Italy in a bronze-medal game that couldn't escape reminders

NO medal but Iraq has made big impact and many friends
Hindustan Times – New Delhi,India
Italy goes home with a bronze medal it scarcely deserves. Iraq made the
soccer world sit up but leaves the Olympics with nothing.…,001600810001.htm

RESERVISTS' Testimony Details Sleep Deprivation at US Facility in…
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
Marines say they were told to keep prisoners standing, a tactic the Corps
later banned. By Tony Perry, Times Staff Writer. CAMP PENDLETON…,1,429970.story?coll=la-headlines-california

BODIES of 2 Turkish hostages found in Iraq: Al Jazeera
ABC Online – Australia
… At least four Turks have been kidnapped in Iraq this month. … Several
Turkish firms have already withdrawn from Iraq amid security concerns
for their personnel.…

BUSH admits Iraq 'miscalculations,' media reveals
eTaiwan News – Taipei,Taiwan
… Republican National Convention, acknowledges a “miscalculation” of
the difficulties the United States would encounter in the post-Saddam
era occupation of Iraq…

'NO special ops troops in Iraq' – Australia
THE Defence Department today denied a report that Australian troops in
Iraq were part of a special operations group engaging in clandestine activities.,4057,10596691%255E1702,00.html

POWELL justifies Bush's “miscalculation” on Iraq
Times of India – India
WASHINGTON: US Secretary of State Colin Powell on Saturday justified President
George Bush's “miscalculation” on the post-war Iraq, saying no one can

FRANCE ready to help more in Iraq – Chirac
New Zealand Herald – Auckland,New Zealand
PARIS – France is ready to play a greater role in rebuilding Iraq and has
invited Iraqi President Ghazi Yawar for talks in Paris next month, President

PROPOSAL to replace US troops in Iraq with Muslims stalls
Taipei Times – Taipei,Taiwan
A proposal to replace US forces in Iraq with soldiers from Muslim countries
has stalled because of problems over the continued presence of American
troops and…

BUSH acknowledges 'miscalculation' on conditions in postwar Iraq
International Herald Tribune – Paris,France
… New Mexico President George W. Bush has acknowledged for the first
time that he made a “miscalculation of what the conditions would be” in
postwar Iraq.…

SOCCER: Iraq lose game overshadowed by killing
New Zealand Herald – Auckland,New Zealand
… second Olympic medal were shattered on Friday when Italy beat them
in a men's soccer bronze match overshadowed by the killing of an Italian
hostage in Iraq.…

OIL prices climb as fears over Iraq turmoil loom
Gulf Daily News – Manama,Bahrain
LONDON: World oil prices rose yesterday on concerns over the possibility
of further unrest in major producer Iraq despite a ceasefire in Najaf,
where fighting…

BUSH admits mistake over Iraq
Guardian – UK
President Bush yesterday conceded for the first time that he had “miscalculated”
the post-war situation in Iraq, but insisted US strategy was flexible

GRIEVING father brings Iraq war back into focus for US electorate
ABC Online – Australia
… ROBERTSON: One might have thought that the latest developments in Najaf
ˆ and the broader issue of America's continuing involvement in Iraq
ˆ would be a…

NY billboard ticks off cost of war in Iraq
Straits Times – Singapore
… hung a giant billboard in New York's Times Square with an electronic
counter, which ticks off, minute by minute, the billion- dollar cost of
the Iraq war to US…,4386,269597,00.html

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