Iraq News and Information Links August 30 2004
SHIITE militia in Iraq ceasefire as deadline passes for French…
Channel News Asia – Singapore
BAGHDAD : Rebel cleric Moqtada Sadr, the most serious threat yet to the
authority of Iraq's interim government, ordered his militiamen to silence
their guns…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/104056/1/.html

TWO French hostages held in Iraq urge government to revokescarf…
Xinhua – China
30 (Xinhuanet) — Two French journalists held hostagein Iraq urged the
French government to revoke a ban on the Islamicscarf, as they were shown
in a video on…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-08/31/content_1928397.htm

CRUDE oil drops as market reacts to Iraq truce
Channel News Asia – Singapore
NEW YORK : Crude oil futures fell to their lowest levels since late July
as a ceasefire ordered by a radical cleric in Iraq offered hopes of more
stable…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world_business/view/104059/1/.html

FRANCE Races Against Clock in Iraq Hostage Crisis
Reuters – USA
CAIRO, Egypt (Reuters) – France scrambled to secure the release of two
French journalists kidnapped in Iraq by militants who have given Paris
until Monday…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=6105315

TEHRAN says Iran-Iraq security interdependent
Tehran Times – Tehran,Iran
… of the Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Hasan Rowhani, assured
Iraqi officials of Iran's resolve to join hands to establish security
in Iraq, an SNSC…
www.tehrantimes.com/Description.asp?Da=8/31/2004&Cat=2&Num=005

OIL prices fall sharply as Iraq exports continue
Xinhua – China
30 (Xinhuanet) — Crude oil futures in New York dropped sharply Monday
amid reports that exports from Iraq were unaffected after the attacks
of oil…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-08/31/content_1928351.htm

US guards “stomped on fingers” in Iraq jail
Reuters – London,England,UK
FORT BRAGG, North Carolina (Reuters) – The first US soldier convicted in
the Iraq prisoner abuse scandal has testified that Lynndie England, the
soldier…
www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=573949&section=news

THE terror factor in Afghanistan, Iraq
Christian Science Monitor – USA
… of a French law banning the wearing of Muslim headscarves in schools
pledged to stand together against the demands of an Islamic group in Iraq
which has been…
www.csmonitor.com/2004/0830/dailyUpdate.html?s=ent2

YET Another Ray of Hope for Drivers Held in Iraq
AllAfrica.com – Africa
According to a BBC On-line report published on Friday, the Kuwaiti firm
that employs the three Kenyans being held hostage in Iraq has bowed to
the demands of…
allafrica.com/stories/200408300333.html

RADICAL cleric 'calls Iraq truce'
BBC News – London,England,UK
Rebel Shia cleric Moqtada Sadr has called on his armed supporters across
Iraq to observe a ceasefire, according to key aides. They…
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/3612168.stm

PM: Oil attacks hurt Iraq 'badly'
CNN – USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) — An attack on Iraq's main southern pipeline has seriously
hampered critical oil exports in the struggling country, Iraqi officials
say.…
www.cnn.com/2004/WORLD/meast/08/30/iraq.main/

OIL exports from southern Iraq halted due to attacks
Detroit Free Press – Detroit,MI,USA
BASRA, Iraq – Oil exports from southern Iraq have been halted because of
attacks on pipelines and are not likely to resume for at least a week,
a senior Iraqi…
www.freep.com/news/latestnews/pm21341_20040830.htm

FM: Iran wants to improve ties with Iraq
Albawaba Middle East News – Amman,Middle East
Iran's Foreign Minister Kamal Kharrazi attached Monday great importance
to its ties with Iraq as Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister Barham Saleh arrived
in Tehran for…
www.albawaba.com/news/index.php3?sid=283993&lang=e&dir=news

IRAQ success 'catastrophic', Bush admits
The Australian – Australia
GEORGE W. Bush has admitted the US failed to plan for a speedy victory
in Iraq, describing the sudden collapse of Saddam Hussein's regime as
a “catastrophic…
www.theaustralian.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5744,10618157%255E2703,00.html

FRENCH foreign minister appeals for release of hostages in Iraq
Boston Herald – Boston,MA,USA
… Islamic Action Front also said the kidnapping was an inappropriate
way to protest the head scarf ban, and noted France had opposed the US-led
invasion of Iraq.…
news.bostonherald.com/international/view.bg?articleid=41993

SPATE of pipeline attacks brings southern Iraq oil exports to a…
National Post (subscription) – Canada
BAGHDAD (AP) – Oil exports from southern Iraq have been brought to a complete
halt, a senior oil official said Monday, following a spate of pipeline
attacks…
www.canada.com/national/nationalpost/news/story.html?id=6dfee696-e948-4d6b-a15c-fea51e039308

OIL exports from southern Iraq halted due to attacks
Dallas Morning News (subscription) – Dallas,TX,USA
BASRA, Iraq ˆ Oil exports from southern Iraq have been halted because
of attacks on pipelines and are not likely to resume for at least a week,
a senior…
www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/bus/stories/083004dnbusoil.c88d7.html

IRAQ'S deputy prime minister starts a visit to Tehran
Arabic News – Middle East
Iraq's interim deputy prime minister Barham Saleh held talks with the Iranian
officials in Tehran in a visit described as aiming to pave the way before
the…
www.arabicnews.com/ansub/Daily/Day/040830/2004083009.html

OIL edges up on Iraq exports woes
CNN International – USA
LONDON, England (Reuters) — US oil prices rose on Monday as Iraq's oil
exports continued at more than 30 percent below normal after sabotage
attacks on…
edition.cnn.com/2004/BUSINESS/08/30/oil.prices.reut/

FRENCH FM appeals for release of hostages in Iraq
Channel News Asia – Singapore
CAIRO : French Foreign Minister Michel Barnier made an impassioned plea
to try to save the lives of two French journalists held hostage in Iraq
as an ultimatum…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/103958/1/.html

IRAQ hostage crisis unites France behind law
swissinfo – Switzerland
By Joelle Diderich. “It will be applied,” government spokesman Jean-Francois
Cope told Canal Plus television on Monday. happen when…
www.swissinfo.org/sen/Swissinfo.html?siteSect=143&sid=5180417

OIL Prices Edge Up on Iraq Exports Woes
Reuters – USA
LONDON (Reuters) – US oil prices rose on Monday as Iraq's oil exports continued
at more than 30 percent below normal after sabotage attacks on pipelines.

www.reuters.com/financeNewsArticle.jhtml?type=businessNews&storyID=6102008

IRAQ hostage crisis unites France behind law
Reuters – London,England,UK
… headscarves in schools have united in support of the law, pledging
to stand firm against militants holding two French journalists hostage
in Iraq who want the…
www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=573713&section=news

INSURGENT attacks halt oil exports from Iraq's key southern fields
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Insurgent attacks on pipelines have brought oil exports
from southern Iraq to a complete halt, a senior oil official said Monday,
part of a…
www.boston.com/dailynews/243/world/Insurgent_attacks_halt_oil_exp:.shtml

IRAQ oil pipeline attacks cease exports
Al-Jazeera – Qatar
Oil exports from southern Iraq have grounded to a complete halt because
of a spate of attacks on pipelines. Speaking on condition…
<english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/D6562A65-81E8-45E0-978A-C45A9D030AA4.htm

FREE hostages, Chirac urges Iraq militants to free hostages
London Free Press – London,Ontario,Canada
… Jacques Chirac dispatched his foreign minister to the Middle East yesterday
to work for the release of two French reporters abducted in Iraq, vowing
to spare…
www.canoe.ca/NewsStand/LondonFreePress/News/2004/08/30/608587.html

AUSTRALIAN election likely to focus on war in Iraq
The Globe and Mail – Canada
Canberra — Australian Prime Minister John Howard will become the first
of three allied leaders who launched the US-led invasion of Iraq to face
voters.…
www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/ArticleNews/TPStory/
LAC/20040830/WORLDREP30-3/TPInternational/TopStories

EX-HEAD of BBC blasts Blair on Iraq
The Globe and Mail – Canada
… former BBC director-general Greg Dyke accused the Blair government
of deliberately misleading the British public leading up to the war in
Iraq, and said that…
www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/ArticleNews/TPStory/
LAC/20040830/BBC30/TPEntertainment/TopStories

ATTACK Halts Oil Exports From South Iraq
Guardian – UK
BASRA, Iraq (AP) – Oil exports from southern Iraq have come to a complete
halt because of attacks on pipelines and are not likely to resume for
at least a week…
www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-4460818,00.html

TOP US general in Iraq sent memo authorizing use of dogs to scare…
Seattle Times – Seattle,WA,USA
WASHINGTON ˜ Early last September, as attacks on US forces in Iraq were
spiking and the military was under pressure to extract more information
from prisoners…
seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2002019765_sanchez30.html

IRAQ asks rebels for a truce
Detroit Free Press – Detroit,MI,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq — Fed up with the persistent insurgency that has stymied
Iraq's postwar progress, interim Prime Minister Ayad Allawi said Sunday
he is reaching…
www.freep.com/news/nw/iraq30e_20040830.htm

FRENCH FM in Middle East to Win Iraq Hostages Release
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
French President Jacques Chirac has sent his foreign minister to the Middle
East to help secure the release of two French journalists held captive
by militants…
www.voanews.com/article.cfm?objectID=02F59FF0-E5CF-43EB-BA071C7AADD
20FC6&title=French%20FM%20in%20Middle%20East%20to%20Win%20Iraq%20
Hostages%20Release&catOID=45C9C78C-88AD-11D4-A57200A0CC5EE46C&categoryname=Europe

AUSTRALIA'S Labor renews pledge to bring troops home from Iraq
Channel News Asia – Singapore
SYDNEY : The opposition Labor Party renewed its pledge to withdraw Australian
troops from Iraq if it wins October 9 elections, setting relations with
ally…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_asiapacific/view/103917/1/.htm

FRANCE sends FM to free hostages in Iraq
Xinhua – China
… Xinhuanet) — The French government sent its foreign minister Sunday
to the Middle East region to try to free two French journalists held hostage
in Iraq as a…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-08/30/content_1926515.htm

FRENCH Envoy Visits Middle East After Iraq Kidnapping, AFP Says
Bloomberg – USA
… Minister Michel Barnier to Egypt on the first stage of a visit to the
Middle East to discuss the kidnapping of two French journalists in Iraq,
Agence France…
quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000085&sid=aNI6HZS3w0zA&refer=europe

WAR in Iraq stokes fire of marchers
USA Today – USA
NEW YORK ˜ Angered by the war in Iraq and determined to oust the president
who launched it, hundreds of thousands of people marched Sunday to protest
the…
www.usatoday.com/news/politicselections/nation/2004-08-29-protest-park_x.htm

CRUDE Oil Little Changed After Rising on Iraq Pipeline Blast
Bloomberg – USA
… Crude oil futures were little changed in New York after rising as much
as 0.7 percent earlier as a blast damaged an oil pipeline in Iraq, renewing
concern…
quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000101&sid=aCHxMp3bDh54&refer=japan

EX-BBC chief says Blair `duped' public on Iraq
Taipei Times – Taipei,Taiwan
Greg Dyke, the former BBC director general ousted over the broadcaster's
coverage of the Iraq conflict, yesterday unleashed a scorching attack
on British Prime…
www.taipeitimes.com/News/world/archives/2004/08/30/2003200844

IRAN, Iraq want to bury the past
Pakistan Dawn – Pakistan
TEHRAN, Aug 29: Iran and Iraq want to bury the past and start a new era
of neighbourly relations, visiting Iraqi interim Deputy Prime Minister
Barham Salih…
www.dawn.com/2004/08/30/top12.htm

PARIS panic after journalists kidnapped in Iraq
Telegraph.co.uk – London,England,UK
President Jacques Chirac sent his foreign minister to the Middle East last
night to try to resolve a hostage crisis in Iraq that has thrown his government
into…
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2004/08/30/
wirq30.xml&sSheet=/portal/2004/08/30/ixportaltop.html

IRAQ talks bid to end Sadr fighting
ic SouthLondon.co.uk – London,England,UK
US military officials and representatives of rebel Shiite cleric Muqtada
al-Sadr have held talks aimed at reducing violence in the restive Baghdad
slum of Sadr…
icsouthlondon.icnetwork.co.uk/0100news/nationalnews/tm_objectid=
14585247&method=full&siteid=50100&headline=iraq-talks-bid-to-end-sadr-fighting-name_page.html

IRAQ oil exports below normal as pipeline hit
Gulf Daily News – Manama,Bahrain
BAGHDAD: Iraq's southern oil exports were still below normal yesterday
as firefighters battled to put out a new blaze at a sabotaged pipeline,
industry…
www.gulf-daily-news.com/Story.asp?Article=90424&Sn=BUSI&IssueID=27163

TURKEY shows sensitivity about developments in Iraq
Xinhua – China
BEIJING, Aug. 30 (Xinhuanet) — Turkey says on Sunday that it has showed
sensitivity about developments of a Turkish killed in Iraq.…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-08/30/content_1925588.htm

TWO Turkish hostages released in Iraq
Xinhua – China
29 (Xinhuanet) — Two Turkish hostages were released by Iraqi militants
on Sunday after the companies they worked for decided to pull out of Iraq
to save their…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-08/30/content_1924829.htm

NEWSMEN taken hostage in Iraq; captors want French headscarf…
Straits Times – Singapore
PARIS – Islamic militants in Iraq have kidnapped two French journalists
and demanded the rescinding of a ban on the Islamic headscarf in French
schools, the…
straitstimes.asia1.com.sg/topstories/story/0,4386,269959,00.html

14 killed, 135 injured in Iraq clashes
Daily Times – Pakistan
… Southern Iraq oil pipeline attacked: Saboteurs blew up an export pipeline
in southern Iraq on Sunday in the latest in a series of attacks targeting
the…
www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_30-8-2004_pg1_7

POLLS a test for Iraq policy
Straits Times – Singapore
SYDNEY – The Australian federal election on Oct 9 will be the first real
test of public support for Canberra's decision to back the United States
over Iraq.…
straitstimes.asia1.com.sg/world/story/0,4386,269932,00.html

IRAQ offers friendship amid tension over Najaf
International Herald Tribune – Paris,France
TEHRAN Iraq's deputy prime minister, Barham Salih, said Sunday that he
took a message of friendship to Iran, which has been angered by charges
it is stirring…
www.iht.com/articles/536309.htm

IRAQ fertile ground for jihad: Azzam
Daily Times – Pakistan
AMMAN: Iraq is attracting Islamic militants from across the world determined
to join the “holy war‰ against the United States-led occupation, the
son of…
www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_30-8-2004_pg7_45

  
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