Afghan forces, aided by U.S.
Afghan forces, aided by U.S.
Police in Pakistan say they have detained another 120 Islamic militants, including several belonging to groups linked to last month's suicide attack on the Indian parliament. The issue of anti-Indian militancy is the key sticking point to attempts to reso
Hopes that cloned piglets might soon provide replacement organs for sick people received a setback on Friday when it emerged that Dolly the sheep had developed arthritis. Dolly was the first mammal to be cloned from adult donor cells and her health has lo
The start of a South Asian regional summit in Nepal has been delayed until Saturday morning after bad weather held up Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf's flight from China, a delegation official said, quoted by CNN.
An Israeli armored force raided a Palestinian village in the West Bank Friday ahead of a U.S.
President Bush has invited Hamid Karzai, Afghanistan's interim government chairman, to visit Washington and meet with him at the White House, CNN reported, citing a senior administration official.No date has been set yet, but the target is said to be some
Pakistan President General Pervez Musharraf and Indian Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee will both attend the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) summit in the Nepalese capital, Kathmandu. It will be the first time the two nuclear p
Bush fires are continuing to force thousands of people to evacuate their homes to the west and south of Australia’s Sydney as dry weather and erratic winds prolong the crisis. Twelve days after the first blazes began, more than 80 fires still burn across
Israel has begun withdrawing troops from areas of the West Bank, as United States special envoy Anthony Zinni prepares a fresh attempt to kick start long-stalled peace talks. Forces had been pulled out of Jenin, Hebron and part of Ramallah.
Pakistani President General Pervez Musharraf is on his way to Nepal for a summit of South Asian leaders, traveling via a brief stopover in Beijing. His visit comes as diplomatic efforts intensify to persuade the leaders of India and Pakistan to meet face-
Heavy snowfalls and blizzards have been causing chaos in many parts of central Europe. Parts of the Czech Republic have been declared a disaster area, and people are feared dead in avalanches in Poland.
The European Commission has said it is "extremely satisfied" with the roll out of euro cash, on the first day that most shops and banks have opened their doors to the new single currency. The most serious glitch of the day came when all of Austria's cash
Zambia's new president Levy Mwanawasa has warned opponents that protests against his leadership will not be tolerated. Mr Mwanawasa took power after narrowly winning an election held on 27 December, but opposition parties have claimed that fraud and ballo
At least 45 inmates are reported to have been killed during rioting at a maximum security prison in northern Brazil in one of the worst outbreaks of violence in several years. Police blamed the deaths on fighting between rival gangs in the prison, in Port
Europe's new single currency has survived its first working day despite two strikes, three robberies and some confusion. Banking strikes in France and Italy and bank robberies in Greece and Ireland were said to be causing little major disruption, but ther
Federal judge entered an innocent plea Wednesday for the first person - Zacarias Moussaoui, 33, a Frenchman of Moroccan descent - indicted in connection with the September 11 terrorist attacks.
Firefighters in Sydney are concentrating efforts late Wednesday on stopping blazes entering the Lane Cove National Park in the city's inner north west as gusty winds and high temperatures push fires ever closer to the city center.
Zambian ruling party candidate Levy Mwanawasa has been sworn in as the country's president despite a court challenge to his election. Ten opposition parties had wanted the swearing-in ceremony to be put off, saying the December 27 election had been affect
The first contingent of French troops have joined the international peacekeeping mission in Afghanistan. The group of 15 soldiers arrived on Wednesday at Bagram Air Base and will join the British peacekeepers, who have been in Afghanistan since mid-Decemb
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