Iraq News and Information Links
November 30 2004
 
www.theage.com.au/news/Breaking-News/Iraq-vote-will-proceed
-on-schedule-UN/2004/12/01/1101577514206.html

Iraq vote will proceed on schedule: UN
The Age (subscription) – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
… 30 national election are on track despite continuing violence, intimidation and calls for delaying or boycotting the vote, the UN election chief in Iraq said.…

www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-4645400,00.html
Bush Defends Iraq Decisions in Canada
Guardian – UK
… Minister Paul Martin sought on Tuesday to mend fences after four years of strained relations between the two neighbors aggravated by the US-led war on Iraq.…

www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/world/10305118.htm
Insurgents strike in Iraq; November ties as deadliest month for US
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq – (KRT) – A resurgence in armed actions broke out Tuesday in areas west of Fallujah along a key highway leading to Jordan, just weeks after a…

www.turkishpress.com/news.asp?ID=34533
Iraq and Iran in heated exchange as security conference opens
Turkish Press – Turkey
TEHRAN, Nov 30 (AFP) – A conference on improving security in Iraq opened in the Iranian capital Tuesday with Baghdad and Tehran immediately trading…

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Tehran Meeting Focuses on Iraq Security
NPR (audio) – Washington,D.C.,USA
Description: Middle East neighbors are strategizing on how to improve security in Iraq. Representatives from Iran, Jordan, Syria…

www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/special_packages/iraq/10304850.htm
3rd Infantry ships gear for Iraq, troops soon to follow
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
… Division is loading gear onto Navy cargo ships bound for the Middle East – a sobering sign that Georgia troops will soon follow for their second tour in Iraq.…

www.turkishpress.com/news.asp?ID=34529
At least 40 perish when Iraq river barge capsizes
Turkish Press – Turkey
ZAKHO, Iraq, Nov 30 (AFP) – More than 40 people drowned Tuesday when an overcrowded barge crossing a swollen river in northern Iraq was swept away, witnesses…

www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A22450-2004Nov30.html
Iraq Faces Public Health Crisis, Group Reports
Washington Post – Washington,DC,USA
… 30 — Iraq is facing a public health disaster because of the US-led invasion and ongoing conflict and because of mismanagement of the relief and reconstruction…

www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/world/10305118.htm
Insurgents strike in Iraq; November ties as deadliest month for US
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq – (KRT) – A resurgence in armed actions broke out Tuesday in areas west of Fallujah along a key highway leading to Jordan, just weeks after a…

www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-4645400,00.html
Bush Defends Iraq Decisions in Canada
Guardian – UK
… Minister Paul Martin sought on Tuesday to mend fences after four years of strained relations between the two neighbors aggravated by the US-led war on Iraq.…

www.turkishpress.com/news.asp?ID=34533
Iraq and Iran in heated exchange as security conference opens
Turkish Press – Turkey
TEHRAN, Nov 30 (AFP) – A conference on improving security in Iraq opened in the Iranian capital Tuesday with Baghdad and Tehran immediately trading…

npr.streamsage.com/google/programlist/feature.php?wfid=4192010
Tehran Meeting Focuses on Iraq Security
NPR (audio) – Washington,D.C.,USA
Description: Middle East neighbors are strategizing on how to improve security in Iraq. Representatives from Iran, Jordan, Syria…

www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/special_packages/iraq/10304850.htm
3rd Infantry ships gear for Iraq, troops soon to follow
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
… Division is loading gear onto Navy cargo ships bound for the Middle East – a sobering sign that Georgia troops will soon follow for their second tour in Iraq.…

www.turkishpress.com/news.asp?ID=34529
At least 40 perish when Iraq river barge capsizes
Turkish Press – Turkey
ZAKHO, Iraq, Nov 30 (AFP) – More than 40 people drowned Tuesday when an overcrowded barge crossing a swollen river in northern Iraq was swept away, witnesses…

www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A22450-2004Nov30.html
Iraq Faces Public Health Crisis, Group Reports
Washington Post – Washington,DC,USA
… 30 — Iraq is facing a public health disaster because of the US-led invasion and ongoing conflict and because of mismanagement of the relief and reconstruction…

washingtontimes.com/upi-breaking/20041130-094921-1020r.htm
Four dead in Iraq bombing attacks
Washington Times – Washington,DC,USA
Baghdad, Iraq, Nov. 30 (UPI) — At least four people were killed and two US soldiers were among the wounded in bombing attacks in…

www.csmonitor.com/2004/1130/dailyUpdate.html
Report: Pentagon wants 10,000 more troops in Iraq
Christian Science Monitor – Boston,MA,USA
… of protecting upcoming elections and securing former insurgent stronghold, the US military tells NBC it will need between 10,000 and 11,000 more troops in Iraq…

www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/special_packages/iraq/10304120.htm
Soldier from Union County killed in Iraq
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
CLARK, NJ – A 20-year-old US soldier from Union County was killed by enemy fire Sunday in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, the Department of Defense said Tuesday. Pfc.…

www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=healthNews&storyID=6956529
Iraq Health Care System Crippled by War – Report
Reuters – NY,USA
LONDON (Reuters) – War in Iraq has caused a public health disaster that has left the country's medical system in tatters and increased the risk of disease and…

www.turkishpress.com/news.asp?ID=34537
Turkey must help strengthen the Iraq government
Turkish Press – Turkey
By Yusuf Kanli. A week after the Sharm el Sheikh conference on Iraq, a very important meeting will get under way today in Tehran.…

www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/special_packages/iraq/10303473.htm
Texans killed in the Iraq war
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
At least 111 Texas service members have died in Iraq since the war began March 20, 2003, according to the US Department of Defense.…

www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1363083,00.html
Charity blames invaders for Iraq 'health disaster'
Guardian – UK
The US-led war in Iraq has created a healthcare disaster in a country where 20 years of war, mismanagement and sanctions had already left public health in a…

www.usatoday.com/news/world/iraq/2004-11-30-allawi_x.htm
Iraq's Allawi headed to Jordan for meetings aimed at winning…
USA Today – McLean,VA,USA
Iraq's neighbors, worried about low Sunni Arab turnout in national elections scheduled for Jan. … Iraq is open to everyone now. ……
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Annan's son profited from Iraq
Rediff – Mumbai,India
… after initial denials, Kofi Annan said he was 'surprised and disappointed' to hear that Cotecna Inspection SA — which oversaw goods imported to Iraq under the…

news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-11/30/content_2278958.htm
Dutch minister says Japan troops can protect selves in Iraq
Xinhua – Beijing,China
30 (Xinhuanet) — Visiting Dutch Defense Minister HenkKamp said Tuesday he believes Japanese troops in southern Iraq are”very well able to protect themselves…

www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000103&sid=aSqb0bJj0Omk&refer=us
Iraq Attacks Kill Four Civilians, Injure 20 People (Update2)
Bloomberg – USA
… Insurgents across Iraq opposed to the presence there of foreign troops have attacked the US-led coalition and Iraqi forces who support them on a daily basis.…

www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/news/state/10303288.htm
Panacea Marine one of five killed in Iraq
Miami Herald (subscription) – Miami,FL,USA
CAMP LEJEUNE, NC – A Marine from Florida and four others stationed at Camp Lejeune were killed last week in Iraq, bringing to eight the number of soldiers from…

sify.com/news/fullstory.php?id=13620922
At least 40 dead as Iraq river barge capsizes
Sify – Delhi,India
Zakho (Iraq): More than 40 people drowned today when an overcrowded barge crossing a swollen river in northern Iraq was swept away, witnesses told AFP.…

www.smh.com.au/news/World/UN-chiefs-son-in-Iraq-
oilforfood-scandal/2004/11/30/1101577486829.html

UN chief's son in Iraq oil-for-food scandal
Sydney Morning Herald (subscription) – Sydney,New South Wales,Australia
… said he thought his son had severed financial links to Cotecna in 1998, shortly before the company received a contract to oversee UN-managed trade with Iraq.…

www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type
=worldNews&storyID=630225&section=news

Fresh attacks highlight Iraq security woes
Reuters – London,England,UK
BAIJI, Iraq (Reuters) – A car bomb in a crowded market north of Baghdad has killed at least seven civilians and wounded 18 as a US military patrol passed by.…

www.smh.com.au/news/World/Missing-Iraq-veteran-
sparks-police-hunt/2004/11/30/1101577488837.html

Missing Iraq veteran sparks police hunt
Sydney Morning Herald (subscription) – Sydney,New South Wales,Australia
Police in Britain's city of Birmingham were searching yesterday for a 21-year-old Iraq war veteran who went missing with a stolen assault rifle.…

news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/4055385.stm
Forty drown in Iraq boat accident
BBC News – London,England,UK
A crowded boat has overturned while crossing a section of the Tigris river in northern Iraq, killing at least 40 people, witnesses and relatives say.…

www.aljazeera.com/cgi-bin/news_service/middle_east_full_story.asp?service_id=5848
UK medical charity: Iraq's health system “in deep crisis”
Al-Jazeera – Qatar
A British medical group reported that Iraq's health care system is in a far worse condition than before the US-led invasion. Medics…

www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/chi-0411300196
nov30,1,6770865.story?coll=chi-newsnationworld-hed

Shiites rally to Iraq vote's call
Chicago Tribune (subscription) – Chicago,IL,USA
… rewards terrorism.”. There still is plenty of terrorism in Iraq, and insurgents hold sway across much of the Sunni heartland. But…

abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory?id=291213
ABC News Suicide Bomber Rams US Convoy in Iraq
ABC News – USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq Nov 30, 2004 — A suicide bomber detonated a car packed with explosives next to a US convoy on Baghdad's dangerous airport road on Tuesday, and…

www.boston.com/dailynews/335/world/Iraq_s_neighbors_prepare_to_me:.shtml
Iraq's neighbors prepare to meet in Iran to discuss terrorist…
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) Iran's capital is an unlikely place for Iraq's neighbors and Egypt to discuss the infiltration of terrorists into Iraq.…

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751&e=2&u=/nm/20041130/hl_nm/iraq_health_dc

Iraq War Is Public Health Disaster – Report
Yahoo News – USA
LONDON (Reuters) – War in Iraq (news – web sites) has caused a public health disaster that has left the country's medical system in tatters and increased the…

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Missing Army Rifle: Iraq Veteran Arrested
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
By Alex Thompson, PA. A 21-year-old Iraq War veteran was arrested today by police investigating the theft of a rifle from an army barracks.…

www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=6952368
Up to 40 Reported Drowned in Accident in Iraq
Reuters – NY,USA
ZAKHU, Iraq (Reuters) – Up to 40 people were swept away and drowned as they tried to cross a swollen river in the far north of Iraq Tuesday, families of the…

www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=
worldNews&storyID=630091&section=news

Car bomb kills 7 in Iraq
Reuters – London,England,UK
BAIJI, Iraq (Reuters) – A car bomb has exploded in a crowded market in a town north of Baghdad, killing at least seven people and wounding 20, underlining…

www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=6951798
Car Bomb Kills Seven, Wounds 20 in Iraq
Reuters – NY,USA
BAIJI, Iraq (Reuters) – A car bomb exploded in a crowded market in a town north of Baghdad on Tuesday, killing at least seven people and wounding 20…

npr.streamsage.com/google/programlist/feature.php?wfid=4191106
NATO Sees Divisions on Iraq Service
NPR (audio) – Washington,D.C.,USA
Description: At least five NATO members, and perhaps twice that many, are refusing to allow any of their soldiers to go to Iraq as part of a NATO training…

www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2004/11/30/
uarmed.xml&sSheet=/portal/2004/11/30/ixportaltop.html

Hunt for armed Iraq war vet on run
Telegraph.co.uk – London,England,UK
Police have made an appeal after an Iraq war veteran goes AWOL with a stolen rifle. L/Cpl James Piotrowski, 21, disappeared after…

news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-11/30/content_2277761.htm
Japan likely to approve Iraq mission extension soon
Xinhua – Beijing,China
… Minister Nobutaka Machimura said Tuesday the Cabinet will likely approve on Dec.10 an extension of the deployment of Japanese ground troops in Iraq beyond the…

www.aljazeera.com/cgi-bin/news_service/middle_east_full_story.asp?service_id=5847
Nov. US death toll in Iraq nears record
Al-Jazeera – Qatar
November US death toll in Iraq has approached the highest for any month since the US invaded the country in 20 March 2003. About…

www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200411/s1255049.htm
Car bomb kills four in Iraq
ABC Online – Australia
A car bomb has exploded near a US military patrol in the town of Baiji, north of Baghdad. The blast killed four Iraqi civilians…

www.aljazeera.com/cgi-bin/news_service/middle_east_full_story.asp?service_id=5841
Bush asks for help in Afghanistan and Iraq- sources say
Al-Jazeera – Qatar
US President George W. Bush, to arrive in Parliament Hill today, is going to ask for Canadian help in Afghanistan and Iraq – key government sources have said.…

www.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/local/articles/1130iraq-lucero30.html
Tucson Marine is killed in Iraq
Arizona Republic – Phoenix,AZ,USA
TUCSON – A 19-year-old Tucson Marine was killed over the weekend in Iraq, the Department of Defense announced Monday. Lance Cpl.…

www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-iraqvote
30nov30,1,6970159.story?coll=la-headlines-world

Debate on Iraq Vote Mirrors Divisions
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
… 30 date. By Patrick J. McDonnell and Ashraf Khalil, Times Staff Writers. BAGHDAD — Iraq's Shiite Muslim majority insists that elections, set for Jan.…

www.indystar.com/articles/8/198504-8898-010.html
Security forces in Iraq face onslaught
Indianapolis Star – Indianapolis,IN,USA
MOSUL, Iraq — Iraqi police and national guard forces, whose performance is crucial to securing January elections, are foundering in the face of coordinated…

www.canoe.ca/NewsStand/LondonFreePress/News/2004/11/30/740786.html
Bush to seek help in Iraq
London Free Press – London,Ontario,Canada
OTTAWA — US President George W. Bush will ask for Canada's help in Afghanistan and Iraq when he arrives on Parliament Hill today and sources say he'll get it…

www.theage.com.au/news/Breaking-News/US-death-toll-
soars-in-Iraq/2004/11/30/1101577479548.html

US death toll soars in Iraq
The Age (subscription) – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
Fuelled by fierce fighting in Fallujah and insurgents' counterattacks elsewhere in Iraq, the US military death toll for November is approaching the highest for…

www.news24.com/News24/World/Iraq/0,,2-10-1460_1628730,00.html
Violence in Iraq 'is dropping'
News24 – South Africa
… moved on Fallujah in the largest military operation since the 2003 invasion, in a bid to remove what was seen by the US military and Iraq's interim government…

www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/news/opinion/10299687.htm
Destroying Iraq to save it
Miami Herald (subscription) – Miami,FL,USA
… a horrible mistake. Kerry spent months untangling the knots of his Iraq position while tangling new ones even faster. He pounded…

www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_1129149,001300180001.htm
US confident of holding elections in Iraq as planned: Powell
Hindustan Times – New Delhi,India
The United States was confident that elections in Iraq will take place as planned on January 30 next year despite opposition from various quarters to postpone…

  
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