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Al-Qaeda Vows Attacks on Saudi Oil Sites

A Web site statement purportedly from the Saudi arm of Al-Qaeda has called on fighters to strike oil sites in the world's largest oil exporter. It also demanded rebels to attack "all foreign targets, until the Arabian Pensinsula is free of these infidels

World | December 19, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 493

Ten US Workers Kidnapped in Iraq

Iraqi insurgents have released a video threatening to kill ten Iraqis working for a US company, unless it leaves the country. On the tape, a masked man claims to represent three Iraqi militant groups, and threatens to kill the employees of the Washington-

World | December 19, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 922

Storms Hit France, Kill Six

A short but violent hurricane-force wind has struck the French capital Paris and much of the country's north, killing at least six people. Tens of thousands of homes have been left without electricity.

World | December 18, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 472

Historic Turkey-EU Deal Hailed

The European Union's decision to begin entry talks with Turkey has received a widespread welcome. But Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan will face tough questions at home about what he has signed up to.

World | December 18, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 478

"Chemical Ali" Questioned in Court

Former senior Iraqi official Ali Hassan al-Majid - widely known as Chemical Ali - has been questioned by Iraqi judges in a pre-trial hearing. The key Saddam aide is accused of some of the worst crimes committed by the regime, including gassing Iraqi Kurds

World | December 18, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 432

4 Foreigners Killed in Iraq

Insurgents have killed four foreigners in Iraq's third biggest city of Mosul, 225 miles northwest of Baghdad. The nationalities of the victims were not immediately known.

World | December 17, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 401

UN Office in Geneva Bugged

A secret listening device has been discovered at the United Nations (UN) European headquarters in Geneva. The UN said it did not know who installed the sophisticated eavesdropping equipment, but it is believed to be of East European origin.

World | December 17, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 364

US Writes off All Iraq's Debt

The administration of US President George Bush has agreed to write off the USD US 4.1 B worth of debt Iraq piled up during the regime of Saddam Hussein.

World | December 17, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 640

Israel Considers Possible Gaza Pullout

Prime Minister Ariel Sharon said Israel was ready to coordinate its Gaza withdrawal plan with a future Palestinian government and said that could open the way for a broader peace agreement. Sharon launched his "Disengagement Plan" a year ago for limited w

World | December 16, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 337

Bin Laden Releases Audio Tape- Site

An audio recording purportedly by Osama bin Laden, in which he blesses a group of Saudi militants who stormed the U.S.

World | December 16, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 664

Top Communication Official Killed in Iraq

A senior official at the Iraqi communication ministry was gunned down Thursday, media reported. Kassim Imhawi, director general of the Communication Ministry and a senior adviser to the interim government, was targeted by gunmen who pulled up beside him a

World | December 16, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 518

Yushchenko with "Near-Record" Levels of Poison in Blood

Tests have revealed the level of poison in the blood of Ukraine's opposition leader Viktor Yushchenko is more than 6,000 times higher than normal, the academic Prof Abraham Brouwer at the Free University in Amsterdam said. The professor carried out the te

World | December 16, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 506

US Fail with Costly Missile Defence Shield

A test of America's planned multi-billion dollar missile defence shield has failed, it was announced on Wednesday. The country has been spending USD 10 B a year on the system.

World | December 15, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 481

Iraq Election Campaign Launched

Political parties in Iraq begin their first official day of campaigning for national elections on Wednesday. On January 30, voters will elect a 275-member assembly that will appoint a government and draft a constitution.

World | December 15, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 381

Kournikova Marries Iglesias

Russian tennis star Anna Kournikova, whose good looks have long eclipsed her court skills, has secretly married her singer boyfriend Enrique Iglesias, Us Weekly magazine reported on Tuesday. The magazine said Kournikova, 23, was spotted wearing a wedding

World | December 15, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 652

France Unveils World's Highest Bridge

President Jacques Chirac has inaugurated the world's highest road bridge in southern France. The Millau bridge over the River Tarn in the Massif Central mountains is more than 300m (984ft) high and is expected to resolve the summer traffic jams around the

World | December 14, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1148

NASA Administrator Quits

NASA Administrator Sean O'Keefe has resigned after being offered a 500,000-dollars-a-year job at Louisiana State University. In his resignation letter to President Bush, O'Keefe said he would stay on the job until a successor is named, hoping that the Sen

World | December 14, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 362

Golden Globe Names Revealed

Actor Jamie Foxx has been given three nominations for Golden Globe awards, with Nicole Kidman, Johnny Depp and Leonardo DiCaprio also up for prizes. Quirky comedy Sideways has the most nominations of any film, up for seven awards, ahead of The Aviator wit

World | December 13, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 429

Chilean Judge Indicts Pinochet

Chile's former President Augusto Pinochet was placed under house arrest on human rights charges. The former military ruler was indicted over the disappearance of nine opposition activists and the killing of one during his 17-year regime.

World | December 13, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 490

Kremlin Suspected for Poisoning Yushchenko

The list of main suspects for the possible poisoning of Ukraine's opposition leader Viktor Yushchenko is topped by Kremlin, as Russia was among the first to lash against him in the runoff elections, The Sunday Times wrote. Ukraine's prosecution has decide

World | December 13, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 773

Al-Zarqawi Group Claims Baghdad Suicide Bombing

A group led by al Qaeda ally Abu Musab al-Zarqawi claimed responsibility for Monday's suicide bombing at a police checkpoint outside Baghdad's 'Green Zone' which killed at least seven people and wounded another nineteen. "On this blessed day, a lion from

World | December 13, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 777
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