French "Yes" to EU Constitution Vote Gains Speed

Supporters and opponents of the European Union's constitution in France are neck and neck ahead of a May 29 referendum on the treaty, a new opinion poll revealed. The poll by the Ifop agency published on the website of weekly Paris Match showed that if t

World | May 5, 2005, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 432

At Least 25 Die in Baghdad Attacks

At least 25 people were killed in a series of attacks in Baghdad on Thursday, an interior official said. The victims included nine policemen shot dead in their squad cars and 15 men who died in a bomb explosion at an army recruitment centre.

World | May 5, 2005, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 285

"Al-Qaeda Boss" Arrested in Pakistan

Abu Faraj al-Libbi, believed to be the third most influential man in al-Qaeda, has been seized in Pakistan, the local government announced. Information Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed said the suspect had been caught earlier in the week.

World | May 4, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3339

Chirac Urges France to Support EU Constitution

French President Jacques Chirac has urged his compatriots to vote "yes" on the EU constitution. Chirac, who was speaking in an interview on France-2 television, said there was not the slightest chance that the EU constitution could be renegotiated if Fren

World | May 4, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 395

Irbil Body Count Reaches 50

The number of deaths in the Irbil bomb attack has topped 50, world media reported Wednesday. The suicide attack on the northern Iraqi city reportedly targeted a group of young men seeking jobs at the police.

World | May 4, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 343

New Iraqi Govt Swears In

The parliament of Iraq has sworn in the first Iraqi government since elections were held in the end of January. Seven positions in Prime Minister Ibrahim Jaafari's cabinet - including the defence and oil ministries - remain unfilled amid partisan haggling

World | May 3, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 570

Deadly Attack Slaps Premier's Rally in Somalia

An "accidental" explosion killed seven people at a Somali stadium Tuesday as the prime minister was addressing a huge crowd of supporters. The explosion went off as Ali Mohammed Ghedi began his speech.

World | May 3, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 399

One Marine Pilot Body Found

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World | May 3, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 380

World Marks Press Freedom Day

Press Freedom Day is celebrated worldwide on May 3, dedicated this year to the topic "Media and Good Governance." The celebration of World Press Freedom Day was first proposed by participants at the Seminar on Promoting an Independent and Pluralistic Afri

World | May 3, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 557

Italy: US Shooting of Agent Not Deliberate

The killing of an Italian intelligence agent in Baghdad by US soldiers was not deliberate, but as a result of stress, inexperience, fatigue and a lack of rules among the US troops, said the Italian Foreign Ministry on Monday night. A probe found no eviden

World | May 3, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 319

Iraqi Leaders Seek Deal amid Bloodshed

Iraq's incoming prime minister struggled to find a Sunni Arab to run the key Defense Ministry in time to join Iraq's first democratically elected government when it takes office Tuesday. A torrent of bloodshed - at least 140 killed in five days - followed

World | May 3, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 281

Italy Challenges US Report

Italy is challenging a US report that cleared American soldiers of wrongdoing in the shooting of an Italian agent in Baghdad, a case that has sorely tested one of Washington's staunchest allies in Iraq. The Italian investigation of the death of Nicola Cal

World | May 2, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 515

Ammunition Dump Kills 28 in Afghanistan

An ammunition dump has exploded in northern Afghanistan, killing at least 28 people, and wounding many more, government officials said, quoted by BBC. No further details were given.

World | May 2, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 309

Two Killed in Gaza Strip Shootout

An Israeli soldier and a Palestinian fugitive were killed in a West Bank shootout Monday, the army said, part of a marked increase in tension in recent weeks despite a three-month-old truce. Israeli and Palestinian leaders traded accusations over the shoo

World | May 2, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 255

Fiji Family May Have Gotten Wrong Remains

The US embassy has asked two Fijian families to postpone the funerals of their sons who died in a helicopter crash in Iraq because they are believed to have been sent the wrong remains, the embassy said Monday. In an apologetic statement the embassy said

World | May 2, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 417

Car Bomb Kills Six in Baghdad

A car bomb exploded in an upscale shopping district of Baghdad on Monday, killing at least six Iraqis and setting fire to an apartment building, police said, continuing a string of attacks that's left at least 123 people dead since Iraq's interim governme

World | May 2, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 267

Australia Says "No" to Talks with Kidnappers

Australia is preparing to send an emergency team to Iraq to seek the release of a kidnapped Australian contractor, officials say. But Australian Prime Minister John Howard ruled out any negotiations with the man's captors.

World | May 2, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 560

N Korea Tests New Missile

Japanese officials say they are checking reports that North Korea has test-fired a short-range missile into the Sea of Japan. Japanese public broadcaster NHK said the missile had flown about 100km (62 miles) into the sea.

World | May 1, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 355

Iraq Arrests over Hassan Killing

Several people have been arrested in connection with the suspected killing of British aid worker Margaret Hassan. US and Iraqi forces raided a suspected insurgent hideout near Baghdad on Sunday and six people are being detained, Iraqi police said.

World | May 1, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 321

Turkish PM Visits Israel

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrived in Israel on Sunday for a visit seeking to mend relations with the Jewish state and join in a new wave of Middle East peace efforts. Israel and Turkey, an overwhelmingly Muslim state, have long had stron

World | May 1, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 301

Five Killed in Iraq Checkpoint Ambush

Insurgents armed with machines guns and rocket-propelled grenades ambushed a police checkpoint in Baghdad this morning, killing five policemen and wounding one, an official said.The latest attack raised the death toll to at least 70 since Friday after a f

World | May 1, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 377
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