(November 22, 2004) Patricia Adams, executive director of Probe International, writes: "Most debts created by Saddam Hussein in the name of the Iraqi people would qualify as ‘odious’ according to the international Doctrine of Odious Debts.
Major creditors in accord to waive 80% of Iraq debt
(November 22, 2004) The world’s leading industrial nations agreed Sunday to cancel 80 percent of the nearly $39 billion debt owed them by Iraq, a critical step in rebuilding the country’s devastated economy and an important precedent for its other creditors to follow.
Iraqi debt forgiven: analysts debate the significance
(November 22, 2004) Political and economic experts in Iraq are at odds as to whether the move will help bring greater stability to the country, where insurgents wage daily attacks throughout Iraq.
Bush applauds Iraq debt pledge, calls for more
(November 22, 2004) US President George W. Bush has applauded the decision by the so-called Paris Club of creditor nations to slash 80 per cent of the money Iraq owes them, and urged non-member countries to do the same.
Bulgaria: Iraq’s debt relief not negative, says Finance Minister
(November 22, 2004) The decision of G7 countries to write off up to 80% of Iraq’s Paris Club debt will not have effect on Bulgaria, since the country is not a member of the club, Finance Minister Milen Velchev said.
Australia agrees to cancel 80 pct of Iraq’s debt
(November 22, 2004) Australia will cancel 1.1 billion-dollar (858 million US dollars) debt owed by Iraq.
Paris Club statement on Iraq
(November 21, 2004) The Paris Club press release announcing its decision to cancel 80% of its portion of Iraq’s US$120-billion external debt.
Iraqi debt, Europe helps out
(November 21, 2004) Germany, France and Russia have agreed to eliminate 80% of Iraqi debt.
Iraq oil corruption ‘tops $21bn’
(November 19, 2004) Smuggling oil provided the main source of corrupt revenue.
Creditors still debating Iraqi debt
(November 19, 2004) Nations owed money by Iraq continue negotiations on how much of Iraq’s debts to waive.
Iraq creditors seek to resolve rift over debt deal
(November 18, 2004) The Paris Club of creditor nations, which includes all the Group of Seven states, met for talks on Thursday aimed at narrowing a trans-Atlantic rift over how much of Iraq’s $125 billion in debt to forgive.
Iraq debt write off a matter for G7 says UK Chancellor
(November 16, 2004) The UK Chancellor of the Exchequer Gordon Brown has said that Iraqi debt forgiveness is likely to be an issue to be decided by the Group of Seven leading powers.
Senators accuse Annan of impeding investigation
(November 11, 2004) Leaders of a U.S. subcommittee investigating allegations of fraud in the oil-for-food program in Iraq have accused the United Nations secretary general, Kofi Annan, of obstructing their inquiry.
Chirac, other European leaders try to make nice with Bush
(November 4, 2004) For months, most European leaders had barely concealed their preference for Sen. John Kerry. Moments after Kerry’s call to Bush to concede the election, however, they rushed congratulatory letters and calls to Washington.
New details about Saddam Hussein, gleaned from the CIA
(November 3, 2004) Iraq’s dictator developed an aversion to using telephones and a penchant for writing novels as he sparred with the UN.