Iraq News and Information Links August 29 2004
FRENCH government mobilized over hostage crisis in Iraq
Xinhua - China
29 (Xinhuanet) -- The French government has been mobilized on Sunday over
the kidnapping of two French journalists in Iraq, denouncing the ultimatum
of the ...
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-08/30/content_1922368.htm

JOHN Howard 1st Iraq Invader to Face Vote
ABC News - USA
29, 2004 Prime Minister John Howard will become the first of three
allied leaders who launched the US-led invasion of Iraq to face voters,
having announced ...
http://abcnews.go.com/wire/World/ap20040829_1328.html

TURKISH Hostages Freed in Iraq
Voice of America - Washington,DC,USA
Turkish diplomats say two Turkish hostages were released in Iraq Sunday
and are now safe at the Turkish Embassy in Baghdad. The ...
http://www.voanews.com/article.cfm?objectID=6595842C-4A54-410B-885D0DB13C193369&title=Turkish%20Hostages%20Freed%20in%20Iraq&catOID=45C9C78C-88AD-11D4-A57200A0CC5EE46C&categoryname=Europe

FRENCH Journalists Held in Iraq
Moscow Times – Moscow,Russia
CAIRO, Egypt — Islamic militants released a brief tape showing two French
journalists kidnapped recently in Iraq and said they were holding the
men to protest…
www.themoscowtimes.com/stories/2004/08/30/252.html

NEW York Marchers Condemn Bush and Iraq War
Reuters – USA
… toting colorful banners and shouting “no more Bush” marched in Manhattan
on Sunday the day before the Republican convention opens to decry the
Iraq war and…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=politicsNews&storyID=6096914

IRAQ shadows Bush presidency, presidential campaign
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
… 11 attacks, against the Taliban and into Iraq three defining moments
that have brought his political fortunes full circle to the same middling
job approval…
www.boston.com/dailynews/242/politics/Iraq_shadows_Bush_presidency_p:.shtml

OFFICIAL reports two Turkish hostages freed in Iraq
San Diego Union Tribune – San Diego,CA,USA
… Iraqi militants Sunday, a Turkish Foreign Ministry official said, less
than a week after the men's employers said they were ending operations
in Iraq to save…
www.signonsandiego.com/news/world/iraq/20040829-1109-turkey-iraq.html

GUARD soldiers honored for service in Iraq
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
SACO, Maine (AP) Members of two Maine military units that served in Iraq
were honored in separate homecoming ceremonies during the weekend.…
www.boston.com/dailynews/242/region/Guard_soldiers_honored_for_ser:.shtml

EVOLUTION of Bush's standing on Iraq
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
… ''To disarm Iraq, to free its people and to defend the world from grave
danger.''. … ''Only the use of armed forces'' can disarm Saddam Hussein's
Iraq.…
www.boston.com/dailynews/242/politics/Evolution_of_Bush_s_standing_o:.shtml

NEW York Marchers Condemn Bush, Iraq War
Reuters – USA
… carrying colorful banners and signs marched up one of New York's main
avenues on Sunday to protest President Bush's policies over the Iraq war
and the economy…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=domesticNews&storyID=6096674

RESTORING Najaf∑ and Iraq
Dar Al-Hayat – Saudi Arabia
… Its collapse means, simply, the collapse of elections and pushing Iraq
into long wars where Iraq's unity might be among the victims. … Saving
Iraq is a must.…
english.daralhayat.com/column/08-2004/Article-20040829-ab064d6c-c0a8-
01ed-0022-da17498f850e/story.html

FRANCE Seeks Return of Reporters Kidnapped in Iraq (Update1)
Bloomberg – USA
29 (Bloomberg) — The French government demanded the release of two journalists
kidnapped in Iraq by a group demanding that France rescind a ban on Islamic

quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000085&sid=aCy12zRyO8yk&refer=europe

EU Ready to Discuss Increased Aid for Iraq
Guardian – UK
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) – The Dutch foreign minister said Sunday that improved
security in Iraq as opened the way for the European Union to discuss stepped
up…
www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-4459029,00.html

RADICAL Cleric's Militia 'Still A Threat to Iraq'
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
… to disband the militia of the radical Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr
could be storing up trouble for the future, Britain‚s former envoy to
Iraq warned today.…
news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=3427020

2 French Journalists Kidnapped in Iraq
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
… Raffarin has held an emergency meeting with senior cabinet ministers
to discuss how to respond to the apparent kidnapping of two French journalists
in Iraq.…
www.voanews.com/article.cfm?objectID=D28B1335-7ADF-40B6-A0F3
FF356C7412B6&title=2%20French%20Journalists%20Kidnapped%20in%20Iraq

SABOTEURS blow up oil export pipeline in southern Iraq
The Malaysia Star – Malaysia
BASRA, Iraq: Saboteurs blew up a cluster of export pipelines in southern
Iraq on Sunday, further reducing the country's oil output in the latest
in a series of…
thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2004/8/29/latest/18725Saboteurs&sec=latest

AUSTRALIANS to Choose Between Strong Supporter and Critic of Iraq…
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
… elections for October 9. As in Spain earlier this year, he faces an
opposition that has vowed to withdraw its troops from the American-led
coalition in Iraq.…
www.voanews.com/article.cfm?objectID=0C6909A3-5BDB-4BDE-81EFD54492
D1689A&title=Australians%20to%20Choose%20Between%20Strong%20Supporter
%20and%20Critic%20of%20Iraq%20War

BLAIR tried to bully BBC over Iraq coverage
Sify – Delhi,India
… Former BBC chief has accused British Prime Minister Tony Blair of attempting
to force the corporation to change its tone of coverage of the Iraq war
and the…
sify.com/news/international/fullstory.php?id=13554794

2 Killed, 35 Wounded in Northern Iraq
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
US military officials in Iraq say troops have killed two attackers during
clashes near the northern city of Mosul, which Iraqi officials say left
at least 35…
www.voanews.com/article.cfm?objectID=8E9F96A7-EA13-4838-9D53
F9EC070C6CCF&title=2%20Killed%2C%2035%20Wounded%20in%20
Northern%20Iraq&catOID=45C9C78D-88AD-11D4-A57200A0CC5EE46C&categoryname=Mideast

IRAQ players acting just a bit ungrateful
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
By DAVID WHITLEY. The Olympics end Sunday, NBC willing. If they gave an
overall gold medal for blatant ingratitude, the winner would be the Iraq
soccer team.…
www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/sports/9530072.htm

NEW Violence In Iraq As Al-Najaf Experiences Calm
Radio Free Europe – Prague,Czech Republic
29 August 2004 — New violence is reported in Iraq as residents of Al-Najaf
begin digging out after three weeks of fierce fighting between militiamen
and US…
www.rferl.org/featuresarticle/2004/08/ee190378-ed16-44af-8d05-5bee9aab328a.html

FRANCE Seeks Return of Reporters in Iraq Amid Headscarf Threat
Bloomberg – USA
29 (Bloomberg) — The French government demanded the release of two journalists
kidnapped in Iraq by a group demanding that France rescind a ban on Islamic

quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000087&sid=a55_esbWj_Tw&refer=top_world_news

OIL pipeline sabotaged in southern Iraq
Xinhua – China
29 (Xinhuanet) — An explosion blew up an oilpipeline in southern Iraq
at Sunday dawn, marking a fresh attack targeting the country's oil infrastructure,
a…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-08/29/content_1918653.htm

IRAQ militants seize two French journalists; Top Shiite clerics in…
Channel News Asia – Singapore
NAJAF, Iraq : Two French journalists have been taken hostage in Iraq by
Islamic militants demanding the rescission of a ban on the Islamic headscarf
in French…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/103796/1/.html

FRENCH PM calls emergency meeting over journalist hostage in Iraq
Xinhua – China
… Prime Minister Jean-Pierre Raffarin called an emergency ministerial
meeting Sunday to discuss the kidnapping of two French journalists in
Iraq, local media…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-08/29/content_1917771.htm

BBC former director attacks Blair over Iraq war
Xinhua – China
… Former director of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Greg
Dyke has made a scathing attack on British Prime Minister Tony Blair over
the Iraq war and…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-08/29/content_1917788.htm

EU mission arrives in Iraq
EUbusiness – London,UK
… the rotating presidency of the European Union, arrived in Baghdad on
Sunday at the head of an EU mission to discuss strengthening EU support
in Iraq, the Dutch…
www.eubusiness.com/afp/040829091013.bl3mttfe

US Troops Kill Two in Fierce Iraq Clashes
Reuters – USA
MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) – Insurgents armed with rocket propelled grenades
fought fierce clashes with US soldiers in northern Iraq on Sunday that
wounded 35 Iraqi…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=6095803

ANTI-WAR Activists Protest Iraq Troop Dispatch
Korea Times – Seoul,South Korea
Some 300 people staged a rally against the additional troop dispatch to
Iraq in Chongmyo Park, central Seoul, Saturday afternoon, calling for
the immediately…
times.hankooki.com/lpage/nation/200408/kt2004082917523911980.htm

FAMILY mourns Camp Pendleton Marine killed in Iraq
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
… Perez. Geoffrey Perez, 24, of Los Angeles, died Aug. 15 of injuries
suffered in action in Iraq's volatile Anbar province. He was…
www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/local/states/california/the_valley/9528402.htm

IRAQ'S Premier Receives High Marks From US
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
… backed interim Iraqi government, Prime Minister Iyad Allawi has produced
something rare for US policymakers dealing with the turmoil in Iraq: a
pleasant…
www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-allawi29aug29,1,694729.story?coll=la-headlines-world

EMERGENCY talks on Iraq hostages
BBC News – London,England,UK
French Prime Minister Jean-Pierre Raffarin has summoned colleagues for
an emergency meeting to discuss the kidnapping of two journalists in Iraq.

news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/3609412.stm

US troops clash with assailants in northern Iraq
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
MOSUL, Iraq (AP) US troops shot dead two assailants who opened fire on
their patrol in northern Iraq on Sunday, the Army said. US…
www.boston.com/dailynews/242/world/U_S_troops_clash_with_assailan:.shtml

US Journalist Freed by Iraq Militants Thankful
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
Micah Garen, the American journalist freed by Shiite militants in Iraq
after nine days in captivity, said it felt “really good to be back home.”.

www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-briefs29.1aug29,1,5376482.story?coll=la-headlines-nation

MILITANTS kidnap two French journalists in Iraq
Xinhua – China
A TV anchor said the group calling itself the Islamic Army in Iraq was
holding the two journalists to protest the French government's approval
of a law in…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-08/29/content_1917153.htm

BUSH blames Iraq unrest on swift coalition victory
Taipei Times – Taipei,Taiwan
US President Bush on Friday conceded for the first time that he had “miscalculated”
the post-war situation in Iraq, but insisted that US strategy was flexible

www.taipeitimes.com/News/world/archives/2004/08/29/2003200728

FRANCE Demands Release of Journalists Seized in Iraq, AFP Says
Bloomberg – USA
29 (Bloomberg) — French government officials called for the release of
two journalists kidnapped in Iraq by a group demanding that France rescind
a ban on…
quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000087&sid=aDRAEZnskvFw&refer=top_world_news

BACKGROUNDER: List of foreign hostages killed or held in Iraq
Xinhua – China
29 (Xinhuanet) — Islamic militants released a brief tape showing two French
journalists kidnapped recently in Iraq and said they were holding the
men to…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-08/29/content_1916988.htm

DYKE: Blair 'Unleashed Dogs on Bbc' over Iraq
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
… Tony Blair had “unleashed the dogs‰ after the report found the
BBC had been wrong to claim the Government “sexed up‰ its dossier
on Iraq‚s weapons.…
news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=3425532

SOLDIER killed in Iraq is laid to rest in northern Indiana
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
LAPORTE, Ind. – A soldier killed in Iraq last week when his patrol came
under a small-arms and rocket-propelled … He also spent 11 months in
Iraq in 2003.…
www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/local/9524841.htm

NAJAF residents begin cleanup; Iraq leaders pledge to rebuild city
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
NAJAF, Iraq – (KRT) – Residents and shopkeepers began returning to Najaf
Saturday as a quintet of Iraqi ministers, after touring the destruction
of the city…
www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/world/9524637.htm

US gave Iraq information to Israel, say reports
Pakistan Dawn – Pakistan
… name him. The aide, the newspaper said, was an advocate for the Iraq
war and had close ties to Iraqi exile Ahmed Chalabi. Newsday…
www.dawn.com/2004/08/29/top16.htm

END Headscarf Ban, Iraq Hostage Takers Warn France
Reuters – USA
… Last week, the French Foreign Ministry said the two men had gone missing
in Iraq. The channel aired a brief video showing what it…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=6095202

FRANCE assesses Iraq hostage claims
ABC Online – Australia
The French Foreign Ministry says it has been unable to confirm a report
that two French hostages seized by Islamic militants in Iraq are missing
journalists.…
www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200408/s1187422.htm

A Daily Look at US Iraq Military Deaths
Atlanta Journal Constitution (subscription) – Atlanta,GA,USA
As of Friday, Aug. 27, 968 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.V6961.AP-Iraq-US-Deaths.html

DYKE attacks Blair for bullying over Iraq
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
… threatened to erupt again last night after former Director-General
Greg Dyke accused the Prime Minister of bullying broadcasters over coverage
of the Iraq war.…
news.scotsman.com/politics.cfm?id=1013782004

BACK from Iraq: Hoping to be whole again
Minneapolis Star Tribune (subscription) – Minneapolis,MN,USA
… When she first saw her reflection, after the explosion in Iraq, she
had wept. … But when disaster struck in Iraq, the stars had aligned
in her favor.…
www.startribune.com/stories/462/4952409.html

IN THE NEWS – Investigative Reports on Iraq's Abu Ghraib Prison
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
… Criminal cases are being heard against six military police officers
in Iraq. … The committee examined the policies for people captured in
Iraq and Afghanistan.…
www.voanews.com/SpecialEnglish/article.cfm?objectID=49C6C4B4-7F02-4B84-A4F3C6444616795F&title=IN%20THE%20NEWS%20-%20Investigative%20Reports%20on%20Iraq's%20Abu%20Ghraib%20Prison

IRAQ militants seize two French journalists, give 48-hour…
Channel News Asia – Singapore
DOHA : Two French journalists have been taken hostage in Iraq by Islamic
militants demanding the rescinding of a ban on the Islamic headscarf in
French schools…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/103733/1/.html

'IRAQ hostage talks in wrapping up stage'
Times of India – India
NEW DELHI: Expectations of an early release of three Indians held hostage
in Iraq rose on Saturday with the captives' Kuwaiti employer company–
KGL – saying…
timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/831087.cms

DYKE accuses Blair over Iraq war
BBC News – London,England,UK
The BBC's former director general Greg Dyke has made a scathing attack
on Downing Street over the Iraq war and its treatment of the BBC.…
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/3609072.stm

NO medal but Iraq made big impact
Hindustan Times – New Delhi,India
Italy go home with a bronze medal they scarcely deserve. Iraq made the
soccer world sit up but leave the Olympics with nothing.…
www.hindustantimes.com/news/5922_976222,0015002200000100.htm

WOMAN academic shot in Iraq
The Statesman – Calcutta,India
MOSUL, Aug. 28. ˜ A senior woman academic was shot dead by unknown gunmen
as she was driving to her university department in Iraq‚s main northern
city of…
www.thestatesman.net/page.news.php?clid=8&theme=&usrsess=1&id=52506

  
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