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Russia Could Veto on Iraq

Russia is still not ruling out the use of its veto in the UN Security Council to prevent a war in Iraq, Russian Foreign Minister Igor Ivanov has told the BBC. "I do not rule anything out, because the right of veto can be used by any permanent member of th

World | March 4, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 173

Rumsfeld: Iraq Capable of Building New Weapons Now

US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld believes Iraq is capable of building new weapons even with inspectors in the country. In an exclusive interview for BBC he said even the destruction of al-Samoud missiles as demanded by the United Nations was no real s

World | March 4, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 171

Saddam Vows Victory over US

Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein has been seeking to rally his people behind him as the United States steps up its preparations to topple him. In a letter read out on television to mark the Islamic New Year on Tuesday, Saddam told his people that if they kept

World | March 4, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 231

Greece Started November 17 Terror Trial

Nineteen suspected members of the November 17 guerrilla group have gone on trial in Athens. The start of the hearing in a bunker-like courtroom built inside a maximum-security prison was marked by arguments and chaotic scenes.

World | March 4, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 261

"Many dead" as Nigeria Boat Sinks

About 80 people are missing after a boat sank in north-western Nigeria. The boat sank on the River Niger in Kebbi State on Saturday but reports of the accident just started to emerge on Monday.

World | March 4, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 199

Pentagon Memorial Design Presented

The 184 victims of the 11 September 2001 attack on the Pentagon will be remembered with 184 "light benches", the US Defence Department said on Monday. The winning design was chosen from 1,126 entries, and will stand under the final flight path of American

World | March 4, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 257

Iraq Destroys 6 More Missiles

Iraq destroyed six more of about 100 Al Samoud 2 missiles on Monday, according to U.N.

World | March 3, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 184

Deadly Clashes in Nigeria

At least 44 people, including seven policemen, have been killed in clashes between nomads and farmers in north-eastern Nigeria. Police were sent to quell the unrest on Saturday, but according to police spokesman Chris Olakpe "were killed in cold blood by

World | March 3, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 220

Israel Nipped Hamas Leader

Israeli troops have captured a founder member of the Islamic militant group Hamas during an incursion into the Gaza Strip. Sheikh Mohammed Taha is reported to be the first senior Hamas political leader to be arrested since the Palestinian uprising began i

World | March 3, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 196

Right-wingers Grab Surprise Result in Estonia

Estonia's right-wing Res Publica party won a surprise result in the country's poll. The right-wingers took 24.

World | March 3, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 210

Israel Carries Out Gaza Raid

Eight Palestinians including a pregnant woman and a child are reported dead and 35 injured during an incursion by Israeli tanks and soldiers into the Gaza Strip. Israeli forces exchanged fire with Palestinian fighters as they entered a refugee camp at El

World | March 3, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 167

Gulf Ccountries Urge Saddam into Exile

A proposal urging Iraqi President Saddam Hussein to go into exile to avert a war is gaining support among Arab Gulf states. Kuwait and Bahrain have backed a proposal made by the United Arab Emirates for the Iraqi leader to go into exile, in return for gua

World | March 3, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 213

Turkey's PM: US Won't Change

Turkey's prime minister said Sunday his country's "friendly relationship" with the United States would not change despite parliament's rejection of a proposal to let 62,000 U.S.

World | March 2, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 210

Fire Hits Alexandria Library

Fire broke out in Egypt's new Alexandria library on Sunday, and 29 people were rushed to local hospitals suffering from smoke inhalation. The fire was blamed on a short circuit.

World | March 2, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1152

Chirac on Landmark Algeria Trip

Jacques Chirac is going to Algeria for the first full state visit by a French president since the country won independence in 1962 following a brutal war. President Chirac - who served as a second lieutenant in the French army during the campaign - arrive

World | March 2, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 225

US Holds Top al-Qaeda Suspect

The suspected planner of the September 11 attacks has been handed over to the US following his arrest in Pakistan on Saturday. Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, who has been on the run for a decade, was turned over to US custody and taken to an undisclosed location

World | March 2, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 204

Violence Mars Rio Carnival Dawn

Rio's famous carnival celebrations have officially kicked off, after Friday morning was marred by more street violence between security forces and drug gangs. One armed gang of about 30 men initiated a three-hour shoot-out with police on one of Rio's bigg

World | March 1, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 256

Pope Presses Bush on Iraq

Pope John Paul II has decided to send a personal envoy to Washington to deliver a message to United States President George W Bush about the threatened war against Iraq. The Vatican has already made it amply clear that it opposes the US administration's p

World | March 1, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 235

Iraq Starts Destroying Banned Missiles

Iraqi technicians have begun destroying four of its al-Samoud II missiles after agreeing a schedule for their destruction with United Nations weapons inspectors. The work is taking place at a military base near Baghdad under the supervision of UN official

World | March 1, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 176

Tourist Train Crashed in Taiwan

A tourist train carrying over 100 passengers has derailed on a mountain track in Taiwan's central Chiayi area, local cable television news stations have reported. Forestry officials quoted by AFP news agency said eight people were killed and another nine

World | March 1, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 539

Czechs Elect Vaclav Klaus for Leader

Former conservative Prime Minister Vaclav Klaus has been elected as Czech president to succeed Vaclav Havel. Mr Klaus beat the candidate of the centre-left coalition government, Jan Sokol, in a third and final round of voting in the parliament.

World | February 28, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 193
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