Nur al-Cubicle

A blog on the current crises in the Middle East and news accounts unpublished by the US press. Daily timeline of events in Iraq as collected from stories and dispatches in the French and Italian media: Le Monde (Paris), Il Corriere della Sera (Milan), La Repubblica (Rome), L'Orient-Le Jour (Beirut) and occasionally from El Mundo (Madrid).

Sunday, October 03, 2004

3 October 2004 Events in Iraq

17:00 Washington. Rice: "Allawi to decide on participation of al-Sadr in elections."

16:Rome. Fini: "Complete agreement on Iraq." Italian Vice Premier denies that his comments on Italian exit strategy for Iraq contradict official stance.

14:23 London. Paul Bigley makes plea to Gheddafi for mediation of release of brother Ken, held hostage in Iraq.

13:25 Baghdad. Iraqi forces find 2 dead Westerners south of Baghdad.

13:04 Baghdad: Body of decapitated man found with woman. Iraqi authorities says the bodies of a Western woman, 30, and a man, 50, were found south of Baghdad.

12:11 Fallujah: Updated death toll. Four Iraqi civilians were killed and 12 wounded in latest US airstrike.

11:23 Rome. Fini: "Pullout after stability" Italian Vice Premier modifies statement on Italian pullout.

10:44 Fallujah. US airstrike kills 2 civilians and wounds another 10.

10:08 Teheran. Iran condemns US assault on Samarra. Foreign Ministry spokesman Hamid Reza Asefi says deaths are unjustifiable.

09:59 Washington. Mock coffins in front of White House. Protesters line up coffins in front of White House in protest against war.

09:46 Teheran. Iran willling to participate in peace conference. Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Hamid Reza Asefi says Iran will attend November conference.

09:45 Washington. Rumsfeld: Pullout even without peace. Donald Rumsfeld says US may pull out of Iraq before stabilization.

09:44 Fallujah. US airstrike.


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