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Media Ban in Serbia

Serbian authorities have closed down three publications as part of the emergency regulations imposed after the assassination of Prime Minister Zoran Djindjic. They said the two dailies - Nacional and Dan - and the weekly Identitet were publishing informat

World | March 19, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 363

New PM for Palestinians

Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat has formally asked his long-time deputy Mahmoud Abbas to become prime minister. The move comes a day after parliament approved the creation of the post.

World | March 19, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 188

China's Leaders Move to Reforms

Chinese President Hu Jintao and Prime Minister Wen Jiabao have pledged to forge ahead with economic reforms, in their first public comments since being appointed. Mr Wen, 60, whose main task is to oversee China's economy, told a news conference that rural

World | March 18, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 342

Palestinians Agree PM's Powers

The Palestinian parliament has passed a bill creating a new prime minister's post and rebuffed attempts by Yasser Arafat to dilute the authority of the new post. Ahead of Tuesday's parliament session, he dropped a demand to retain a say over appointing ca

World | March 18, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 314

Strike Shuts Zimbabwe Cities

Most factories and shops in Zimbabwe have closed in response to an opposition-called strike. However some government offices and banks remain open.

World | March 18, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 302

Libya Chairs Human Rights Body

The United Nations Human Rights Commission has begun its annual session in Geneva amid criticism that its chair - Libya - is itself guilty of gross human rights violations. Libya was elected to head the commission in January over strong objections by the

World | March 17, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 242

Batasuna Banned Permanently

Spain's Supreme Court has approved a government request to ban the Basque separatist Batasuna party permanently. A three-year suspension was imposed on the radical party in August 2002 on the grounds that Batasuna was part of the "terrorist network" of th

World | March 17, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 391

Gazans Mourn American Protester

Hundreds of Palestinians held a symbolic funeral Monday for U.S.

World | March 17, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 282

Deadly Illness in Asia Could be Caused by Virus

The cause of a deadly flu-like illness in Asia could be a virus, health experts said Monday, after more than 150 people have fallen ill, mostly in Hong Kong and Vietnam, over the past three weeks. It is suspected that another 300 people in China's Guangdo

World | March 17, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 421

American Killed by Bulldozer in Gaza

An American woman, (Rachel Corey 23) protesting against Israeli operations was killed by a Israeli bulldozer in Rafah today. She was run over by the bulldozer while she was trying to prevent a demolition of a house in the Rafah refugee camp.

World | March 16, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 374

Many Dead in Kashmir Attack

At least nine policemen and two civilians have been killed in an attack by suspected Islamic militants in Indian-administered Kashmir, Indian police have said. They were ambushed near Gool, in the disputed region's Udhampur district, about 65 kilometres (

World | March 16, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 279

Global Alert over Mystery Virus

Global health authorities are struggling to contain a mystery virus which has affected more than 150 people in a number of countries, killing at least nine. On Sunday, the World Health Organisation said two deaths had been reported in Canada - thought to

World | March 16, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 273

Turkey Delays US Troop Decision

New Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has ruled out any immediate vote in parliament on the proposed deployment of American troops in the country. He said a second vote on the US request for Turkey's support for military action against Iraq woul

World | March 15, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 259

Global Outcry against War

Thousands protested on Saturday against possible war in Iraq. Later on Saturday, thousands of Americans were expected to join the protests.

World | March 15, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 268

Iraqis Protest in Defense of Saddam

Thousands of Iraqis took to the streets in state-organized marches on Saturday, vowing to defend President Saddam Hussein from a U.S.

World | March 15, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 241

Hu Jintao Became China's New President

After years of preparation and months of maneuvering, China finally made Hu Jintao its president on Saturday, handing power to a new generation of leaders expected to continue liberal economic policies while maintaining tight Communist Party political con

World | March 15, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 269

China Prepares for Hu Jintao Era

China is making the final preparations for the formal appointment of Hu Jintao as President. Hu, 60, is set to take over from Jiang Zemin in the final move of a carefully orchestrated transfer of power announced at the Communist Party Congress in November

World | March 14, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 339

Erdogan Presented New Government

New Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has presented his new cabinet to the country's President, Ahmet Necdet Sezer. Sezer's approval for the new team paves the way for a vote on the government's programme in parliament.

World | March 14, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 211

Bush, Blair and Aznar to Hold Iraq Crisis Summit

President George W Bush is to have emergency talks with British and Spanish leaders on Sunday amid diplomatic deadlock at the UN Security Council over their plans for disarming Iraq. The three countries co-sponsored a draft resolution that would have give

World | March 14, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 191

Japan Backs US Stance on Iraq

Japan has come out strongly in favour of the US and UK position on Iraq in recent days. The prime minister, Junichiro Koizumi, has been calling Security Council members to try to persuade them to support a new resolution.

World | March 14, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 190

Israeli Troops Raid Jenin Camp

At least five Palestinians have been killed in an Israeli raid on a refugee camp in the West Bank town of Jenin. Witnesses said about 10 Israeli tanks - backed by armoured vehicles and jeeps and two combat helicopters - surrounded a house used by Islamic

World | March 14, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 220
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