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US Envoys to Leave Saudi over Security Concerns

The US has announced they would withdraw junior diplomats from Saudi Arabia over increased security concerns. The State Department also called on US citizens in the area to consider leaving, as they continued to receive indications that terrorism threat i

World | December 18, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 239

Saddam Kept "in Baghdad Area"

Ousted Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein who was captured in US raid last Saturday is currently being held in the area of capital Baghdad, member of the Iraqi Governing Council (IGC) Mowaffaq al-Rubaie has disclosed. He disproved media reports that Saddam had b

World | December 17, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 265

Greek Militants Jailed for Life

The head of the radical Greek November 17 organisation has been jailed for life, as has the group's main hitman. Alexandros Giotopoulos and Dimitris Koufodinas were among 15 people found guilty last week of involvement in a 25-year series of crimes.

World | December 17, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 224

Lithuanian Parliament Ready to Impeach President

Lithuanian parliamentarians collected enough signatures to impeach President Rolandas Paksas over accusations he has links with organised crime, the country's Prime Minister Algirdas Brazauskas announced. Legislators moved to impeach Paksas, who won an up

World | December 17, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 182

Baghdad Tanker Explosion Kills at Least 10

A truck loaded with explosives crashed into a small bus near a police station, killing at least 10 Iraqis, Ahmed Kadhim Ibrahim Iraqi deputy interior minister announced. The explosion occurred before dawn in al-Bayaa, a poor district in southwest Baghdad,

World | December 17, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 197

Nuclear Crisis Talks Ruled Out This Year

South Korean Foreign Minister Yoon Young-Kwan gave up on hopes for resuming six-way talks this year aimed at ending North Korea's nuclear weapons drive. "It is difficult in reality to open the second round of talks within this year," Yoon told journalists

World | December 17, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 235

Taiwan Man Tests Positive For SARS

Taiwan health authorities said a man working at a military medical research institute had contracted SARS, the island's first case of the killer respiratory disease in five months. The 44-year-old man caught the virus in a laboratory on December 5 while c

World | December 17, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 285

UN Wants Iraq Role Clearly Defined

The role of the United Nations (UN) in Iraq needs to be defined much more clearly, UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan said in an address to the UN Security Council during a debate on the future of Iraq. Annan also insisted that forming a provisional governme

World | December 16, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 262

Charges Filed against Jacko "This Week"

Child abuse charges will be brought against pop star Michael Jackson this week, US officials have said. After surrendering to the police on November 20, 45-year-old Jacko was let out on a USD 3 M bail.

World | December 16, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 244

Baker to Ask Europe for Iraq's Debt Reduction

Former US secretary of state James Baker started from Paris a European tour, meant to get agreement on reduction of Iraq's foreign debt. Baker will visit also the states that opposed the war in Iraq.

World | December 16, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 267

US Troops Shoot Dead Four Iraqis

US troops shot dead at least four Iraqis who were among protestors against the capture of Saddam Hussein in two towns west of Baghdad. The shootings took place on Monday night following the demonstrators' putting up Hussein's posters in the towns of Ramad

World | December 16, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 267

N Korea Rebuffs US Nuke Offer

North Korea rejected a US proposal to end a nuclear dispute and warned that Washington's "delaying tactics" would only prompt the communist government to step up development of atomic weapons. The North's main state-run newspaper, Rodong Sinmun, said the

World | December 15, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 191

Clark Testifies in Milosevic Trial

Former US general Wesley Clark started giving evidence to the war crimes trial of Slobodan Milosevic at The Hague. Clark, was NATO's allied commander during the alliance's 1999 campaign against Yugoslavia which forced Milosevic's troops out of Kosovo.

World | December 15, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 287

Wall Street Surges After Saddam Capture

US shares surged at the opening in a broad early rally in reaction to the capture of Saddam Hussein in Iraq. In the first 10 minutes of trade Monday, the Dow Jones industrials jumped 93.

World | December 15, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 293

Bomb Attacks on Iraqi Police Stations Kill 8

Two nearly simultaneous car bombs killed at least eight people and wounded 17 other at Baghdad police stations.Stations to the west and north of the Iraqi capital came under attack Monday, a day after US forces announced they had found the ousted presiden

World | December 15, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 297

Car Bomb Kills 9 Near Baghdad

A car bomb that exploded at a small settlement near Iraqi capital Baghdad on Monday killed at least nine people, news agencies reported. A second blast took place near a police station in the capital, but reportedly injured no one.

World | December 15, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 261

At Least 70 Killed in Nepal

At least 70 people have been reported killed over the weekend in separate incidents in Nepal. According to government officials and local media the worst fighting between government forces and Maoist rebels too place in Dailekh district where 35 rebels we

World | December 14, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 293

Pakistani Leader Escapes Blast Unhurt

In Pakistan, an explosion went off just minutes after President Pervez Musharraf passed in his car. The blast reportedly occurred near a bridge in Rawalpindi.

World | December 14, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 308

Car Bomb Kills 17 in Western Iraq

A car bomb killed 17 policemen and wounded 30 more at a police station in western Iraq, international agencies reported. It went off about 8:40 am (0540 GMT) at the station on the main road about 20 kilometres (12 miles) to the east of Ramadi, a military

World | December 14, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 277

Pavarotti Married Ex-Secretary

Opera star Luciano Pavarotti married his ex-secretary Nicoletta Mantovani on Saturday at a ceremony in northern Italy, attended by Irish rocker Bono and Italian singer Zucchero. The Giorgio Armani dresses of the bride and her daughter were pink, just like

World | December 13, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 354

More Deadly Violence in Iraq

Fears that the situation in Iraq could worsen mounted as US soldiers gunned down an Iraqi man in fallen dictator Saddam Hussein's hometown of Tikrit late Friday. He said he opened fire on them from a car just outside a US military base.

World | December 13, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 268