Iraq News and Information Links July 29 2004
KERRY challenges Bush on Iraq war, says future 'belongs to freedom…
San Francisco Chronicle – San Francisco,CA,USA
John Kerry challenged President Bush over the war in Iraq Thursday in the
climactic speech of the Democratic National Convention and pledged an
administration…
www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/news/archive/2004/07/29/politics1652EDT0707.DTL

IRAQ PM calls for help from Muslim and Arab forces
Independent – London,England,UK
Iyad Allawi, the interim Iraqi Prime Minister, joined calls yesterday for
the creation of a Muslim force to help bring stability to Iraq, saying
it was time…
news.independent.co.uk/world/middle_east/story.jsp?story=546085

FRANCO-US discord blocks NATO Iraq training mission
Channel News Asia – Singapore
… efficiency. But France, which opposed the US-led invasion of Iraq,
is against NATO becoming in any way absorbed into the coalition.…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/98312/1/.html

IRAQ hostage takers threaten to kill one
ABC Online – Australia
Kidnappers holding seven foreign drivers hostage in Iraq have threatened
to “slaughter” one of them on Friday (local time) if there is no answer
to their…
www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200407/s1165073.htm

SAUDIS take lead in bringing Muslim troops to Iraq
Daily Star – Beirut,Lebanon
… support for a Saudi-led initiative under which Muslim countries would
be encouraged to contribute to a new force that would try to bring stability
to Iraq.…
www.dailystar.com.lb/article.asp?edition_id=10&categ_id=2&article_id=6773

PAKISTANI government blamed for Iraq killing
Al-Jazeera – Qatar
A shocked Pakistan on Thursday regretted the killing of two of its nationals
by armed men in Iraq , and held President Pervez Musharraf as responsible
for the…
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/F95371EA-AAF1-469B-9E28-696F4F4BF54F.htm

NATO Deadlocked on Iraq as US, France Spar
Reuters – USA
BRUSSELS, Belgium (Reuters) – NATO was deadlocked after a second day of
debate on training Iraq's troops Thursday, as the United States and France
stuck to…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=5818314

IRAQ: Hostage Crisis Escalates Amid Disputes Over Responses To…
Radio Free Europe – Prague,Czech Republic
… the lengths to which the hostage takers are willing to go as they seek
to use kidnappings to pressure foreign governments to change their policies
on Iraq.…
www.rferl.org/featuresarticle/2004/07/18e4fcd1-1f7e-42c4-827e-bb8b3fe42d61.html

IRAQ postpones national meeting to 'widen interest'
Financial Times – London,England,UK
Iraq on Thursday postponed a key national conference until the middle of
next month, saying it needed more time to publicise its aims and bring
on board…
news.ft.com/servlet/ContentServer?pagename=FT.com/StoryFT/FullStory&c=StoryFT&cid=1087374076036

IRAQ at Risk of Becoming 'Failed State' – MPs
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
The failure of Britain and the US to impose order in Iraq has turned the
country into a “battle ground for al Qaida‰, MPs said today.…
news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=3271381

IRAQ hostage crisis deepens as Arab leaders mull troop proposal
Channel News Asia – Singapore
BAGHDAD : Iraq's hostage crisis deepened as US and Iraqi officials mulled
a Saudi proposal to dispatch Arab or Muslim troops to Iraq and an Arab
League “troika…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/98289/1/.html

BRITAIN says human rights law impossible to apply in Iraq
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
LONDON (AP) The British government expressed ''regret and sympathy'' for
the deaths of civilians in Iraq, but argued in court Thursday that it
would be…
www.boston.com/dailynews/211/world/Britain_says_human_rights_law_:.shtml

NATO Edges Closer to Deal on Iraq Mission
ABC News – USA
Two days of closed-door debates appeared to overcome French-led resistance
to a high-profile alliance role inside Iraq, which Washington had pressed
for…
abcnews.go.com/wire/World/ap20040729_1014.html

GROUP Vows to Hit Muslims Who Send Troops to Iraq
Reuters – USA
DUBAI (Reuters) – An Islamist militant group threatened Thursday to attack
Muslim countries that send troops to Iraq as proposed by Saudi Arabia
and welcomed…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=5816272

HUMAN Rights Convention 'Can't Be Applied to Iraq War'
Scotland on Sunday – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
If the European Convention on Human Rights applied to British troops in
situations like Iraq “it would be war as it has never been fought before,‰
the High…
news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=3270840

IRAQ postpones key step to democracy
Reuters – London,England,UK
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – A major political conference to chart Iraq's path to
democracy has been postponed until August 15 under pressure from the United
Nations…
www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=556167&section=news

SHOULD a Muslim force be set up for Iraq?
BBC News – London,England,UK
Saudi Arabia has signalled that it might take a lead in forming a Muslim
international military force to help establish security in Iraq.…
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/talking_point/3936167.stm

CAR bomb, gun battle kill scores in Iraq
ABS CBN News – Quezon City,Philippines
BAQOUBA, Iraq – As many as 70 people were killed Wednesday when a suicide
bomber detonated an explosive- packed sedan on a busy street here.…
www.abs-cbnnews.com/NewsStory.aspx?section=World&oid=56197

PAKISTAN Says No Decision Yet on Troops for Iraq
ABC News – USA
July 29, 2004 ˜ ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Pakistan has discussed sending
troops to Iraq as part of a Muslim force but has not made any decision,
officials said…
www.abcnews.go.com/wire/World/reuters20040729_181.html

7/28/04 – POWELL ON IRAQ KIDNAPPINGS
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
Terrorists bent on undermining Iraq‚s new government continue to engage
in brutal tactics. … Hungary has sent three-hundred troops to Iraq.

www.voanews.com/Editorials/article.cfm?objectID=BABBAD34-C2C0-483B-90691B920F827F57

NATO Struggles for Consensus on Iraq Plan
Guardian – UK
… bridge divisions over where the training would be held, who would pay
for it and how closely it could be linked to the US-led coalition forces
already in Iraq.…
www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-4364283,00.html

SAUDI, US, Iraq mull sending Arab or Muslim troops to Iraq
Channel News Asia – Singapore
JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia : US and Iraqi officials said they were discussing
a Saudi proposal to dispatch Arab or Muslim troops to Iraq, either as
part of the US…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/98227/1/.html

ISLAMABAD condemns killing of Pakistani hostages in Iraq
Channel News Asia – Singapore
ISLAMABAD : Pakistan has strongly condemned the killing of two of its citizens
held hostage by militants in Iraq since last week.…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/southasia/view/98250/1/.html

IRAQ postpones key step to democracy
Reuters – London,England,UK
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – A major political conference to chart Iraq's future,
due to be held on Saturday, has been postponed until mid-August following
pressure…
www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=556098&section=news

INDIA issues travel advisory to Iraq
Times of India – India
NEW DELHI: Advising Indian workers against going to Iraq, the government
on Thursday suspended emigration clearance for applicants.…
timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/795052.cms

SAUDIS offer to help build Muslim force for Iraq
Guardian – UK
The Saudi offer, made yesterday, came on the most violent day in Iraq since
the US-appointed interim government took office a month ago.…
www.guardian.co.uk/saudi/story/0,11599,1271598,00.html

PAKISTAN Condemns Hostages' Killers In Iraq
Radio Free Europe – Prague,Czech Republic
29 July 2004 — Pakistan's government has condemned the reported killing
of two Pakistanis by militants in Iraq. Foreign Ministry…
www.rferl.org/featuresarticle/2004/07/3e803246-b818-4f11-b7aa-ce7d3f3ed142.html

SUICIDE car bombing, attacks kill 113 in Iraq
San Francisco Chronicle – San Francisco,CA,USA
The attack in the tense city of Baquba, about 35 miles northeast of Baghdad,
was the deadliest in Iraq since the June 28 transfer of political power
from US to…
www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2004/07/29/MNGR37V1NE1.DTL

PAKISTANI Hostages Killed in Iraq Amid Plans for Muslim Force
Bloomberg – USA
July 29 (Bloomberg) — Pakistan's government today confirmed that two men
killed in Iraq are Pakistani citizens taken hostage by a group that warned
the…
quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000087&sid=aU2DAwULDVmA&refer=top_world_news

IRAQ blast felt in Boston
International Herald Tribune – Paris,France
BOSTON The speeches may be scripted and the party‚s message may be calculated,
but as the bloody bombing in Iraq on Wednesday demonstrated, forces beyond

www.iht.com/articles/531703.htm

SAUDIS trying to create security force for Iraq
Chicago Sun Times – Chicago,IL,USA
JIDDAH, Saudi Arabia — With American support, Saudi Arabia is taking the
lead in trying to form a Muslim security force to help Iraq overcome its
15-month-old…
www.suntimes.com/output/iraq/cst-nws-powell29.html

IRAQ Conference to Go Ahead in Spite of Threats
Wired News – USA
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – The organizers of a major political conference, Iraq's
first effort at democracy, said on Thursday they were determined to push
ahead…
wireservice.wired.com/wired/story.asp?section=Breaking&storyId=900255&tw=wn_wire_story

IMAGES of Iraq carnage echo US security theme
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
… that really placed national security at the forefront of the nation's
consciousness yesterday were the grisly pictures of the carnage from Iraq,
primarily the…
www.boston.com/news/nation/articles/2004/07/29/images_of_iraq_carnage_echo_us_security_theme

PAKISTAN condemns hostage killing in Iraq; families blame…
Channel News Asia – Singapore
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has condemned the reported killing of two of its nationals
held hostage in Iraq, with President Pervez Musharraf describing the episode
as…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_asiapacific/view/98182/1/.html

EDWARDS links Bush war record to Iraq body count
The Times (subscription) – London,England,UK
John Edwards thrust the 900 American victims of the Iraq war into the heart
of the presidential campaign, accusing President Bush of failing to appreciate
the…
www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,11069-1195101,00.html

SUICIDE attack and political upset slam Iraq
Seattle Times – Seattle,WA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq ˜ Iraq's transition to democratic self-rule received two
huge blows yesterday: a massive car bombing in Baqouba that killed at
least 68 Iraqis…
seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2001991772_iraq29.html

SAUDIS press for Muslim military force in Iraq
Miami Herald (subscription) – Miami,FL,USA
Though the idea is in its infancy, the United States welcomed a Saudi proposal
to assemble a multinational force from Muslim nations to help stabilize
Iraq.…
www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/news/world/9267994.htm

PAKISTANI leader discussed sending troops to Iraq
USA Today – USA
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) ˜ Pakistan's prime minister discussed the possibility
of creating a “Muslim force” to help bring stability to Iraq during a
visit to…
<www.usatoday.com/news/world/iraq/2004-07-29-muslim-force_x.htm

MILITANTS in Iraq say hostages killed
Dallas Morning News (subscription) – Dallas,TX,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq ˆ A militant group holding two Pakistani contractors hostage
said Wednesday it had killed the men but freed their Iraqi driver, the
Al-Jazeera…
www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/news/world/stories/072904dninthostages.1e639.html

IRAQ Suicide Bombing, Clashes Toll Rises To 126
IndoLink – San Ramon,CA,USA
… July 29 (NNN): The death toll in Wednesday‚s suicide bombing rose
to 70 while more than 50 other people were killed in clashes across Iraq
during the past 24…
www.indolink.com/displayArticleS.php?id=072804085756

AUSSIE PM plays down diplomatic rift with Manila over Iraq
The Star – Malaysia
… a diplomatic spat with the Philippines triggered by his foreign minister's
fierce criticism of Manila's decision to withdraw its troops from Iraq
early to save…
thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2004/7/29/latest/18220AussiePM&sec=latest

IRAQ sees deadliest day since transfer of power
Houston Chronicle – Houston,TX,USA
BAGHDAD, IRAQ – A suicide bomber plowed a minibus into a crowd of several
hundred job applicants waiting outside a police station Wednesday morning,
detonating…
www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/world/2707912

SAUDIS propose Muslim troops for Iraq
ITV.com – UK
Saudi Arabia has proposed to the US that troops from Arab or Muslim nations
could be sent to Iraq. … Saudi Arabia has a long border with Iraq.…
www.itv.com/news/1534946.html

IRAQ death test cases to resume
BBC News – London,England,UK
A High Court challenge over the deaths of Iraqi civilians allegedly at
the hands of British soldiers will continue on Thursday.…
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/3935213.stm

SELF-RULE in Iraq suffers devastating 1-2 punch
Detroit Free Press – Detroit,MI,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq — Iraq's transition to democratic self-rule received two
huge blows on Wednesday: a massive car bombing that killed 68 Iraqis,
and the decision…
www.freep.com/news/nw/iraq29e_20040729.htm

WHAT about Iraq?
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
… due respect for Kerry's service, his band of brothers, and the made-for-TV
water taxi ride they took together yesterday across Boston Harbor — what
about Iraq…
www.boston.com/news/globe/editorial_opinion/oped/articles/2004/07/29/what_about_iraq

PAK hostages killed in Iraq
Rediff – Mumbai,India
The Gulf-based Al Jazeera news channel on Wednesday said that two Pakistani
nationals abducted in Iraq had been killed by their captors.…
us.rediff.com/news/2004/jul/29hostage.htm

SUICIDE carnage leaves 68 dead in city in Iraq
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
By DOGEN HANNAH. BAGHDAD, Iraq ˜ A car bomb tore through a bustling area
of shops and fruit stalls in Baqouba on Wednesday, killing 68 Iraqis and
injuring 56.…
www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/9267265.htm

US, Saudi Arabia discuss possible Arab force for Iraq
Xinhua – China
… 29 (Xinhuanet) — The United States and Saudi Arabia are discussing
a possible formation of a Muslim or Arab force to be dispatched to Iraq
for strengthening…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-07/29/content_1672380.htm

EU calls for more efforts to stabilize Iraq
Xinhua – China
… EU) foreign policy chief Javier Solana Wednesday called upon both the
Iraqi people and the international community to make efforts to stabilize
Iraq ahead of…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-07/29/content_1672407.htm

MUSLIM force hope for Iraq after 100 die
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
… They want the multi-national forces to leave Iraq and to destroy the
sovereign government,” – Brig-Gen Lessel. Story in full: THE…
news.scotsman.com/index.cfm?id=867542004

PAKISTAN condemns killing of hostages in Iraq, says Islam harmed
Channel News Asia – Singapore
ISLAMABAD: A shocked Pakistan has condemned the reported killing of two
of its nationals held hostage in Iraq, with President Pervez Musharraf
saying it had…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_asiapacific/view/98149/1/.html

SAUDI plans Muslim troops in Iraq
CNN International – USA
… Arabia (CNN) — US Secretary of State Colin Powell and Saudi Foreign
Minister Saud al-Faisal have met to discuss a Saudi proposal to send Muslim
troops to Iraq…
edition.cnn.com/2004/WORLD/meast/07/28/powell.saudi/

A Look at US Military Deaths in Iraq
Atlanta Journal Constitution (subscription) – Atlanta,GA,USA
As of Wednesday, July 28, 906 US service members have died since the beginning
of military operations in Iraq in March 2003, according to the Defense
Department…
www.ajc.com/news/content/news/ap/ap_story.html/Intl/AP.V9724.AP-Iraq-US-Deaths.html

ATTEMPTS to destabilise Iraq must not succeed
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
THE human carnage caused by yesterday‚s car bomb in Baquba, 40 miles
north of Iraq, is proof – if any were needed – that the handover of sovereignty
to an…
news.scotsman.com/opinion.cfm?id=867172004

PAKISTAN condemns killing of hostages in Iraq
Channel News Asia – Singapore
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has condemned the reported killing of two of its nationals
held hostage in Iraq. Foreign ministry spokesman…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_asiapacific/view/98145/1/.html

SUICIDE bomber kills 68 in Iraq
Dallas Morning News (subscription) – Dallas,TX,USA
BAQOUBA, Iraq ˆ A suicide bomber detonated a minibus on a crowded downtown
street Wednesday, killing 68 Iraqis in the deadliest attack since US authorities

www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/dn/latestnews/stories/072904dnintiraq.9eb3.html

SAUDIS propose Muslim troops for Iraq
Reuters – London,England,UK
JEDDAH (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia has proposed to the United States that
troops from Arab or Muslim nations could be sent to Iraq, Saudi officials
said after…
www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=555557&section=news

OFFICER 'ordered Iraq carjacking'
The Australian – Australia
A US army sergeant accused of carjacking a sheik's sport utility vehicle
in Iraq testified that an officer told him to do it, and that he did no't
think it was…
www.theaustralian.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5744,10279901%255E1702,00.html

PAKISTAN Condemns Killing of Two Nationals in Iraq
Reuters – USA
ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Pakistan on Thursday denounced the killing of two
of its nationals by militants in Iraq as a crime against humanity and
Islam.…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=5805015

120 Killed as Violence Rocks Iraq
Arab News – Saudi Arabia
BAQUBA, 29 July 2004 ˜ More than 120 people were killed in a suicide
bombing and clashes yesterday in two main cities as Iraq‚s interim government
marked…
www.arabnews.com/?page=4&section=0&article=49046&d=29&m=7&y=2004

SAUDIS Take Lead on Muslim Forces for Iraq
ABC News – USA
… Saudi Arabia July 28, 2004 ˜ With American support, Saudi Arabia
is taking the lead in trying to form a Muslim security force to help Iraq
overcome its 15…
abcnews.go.com/wire/World/ap20040728_1886.html

  
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