Seven suspected members of the al-Qaeda terror network have been detained in Pakistan's port city of Karachi on Sunday. Five of the detainees were men, and the wives of two of them were also held.
Delta Air Lines passenger jet traveling from Germany to the United States was diverted to Ireland on Sunday because of an apparent bomb threat. En route from Frankfurt to Atlanta, Georgia, Delta Flight 27 landed at Shannon airport in the west of Ireland a
Radical Palestinian group Hamas has warned that Israel will "drown in a sea of blood" if it tries to assassinate its wheelchair-bound spiritual leader Sheikh Ahmad Yassin, AFP reported cited by the Australian Daily. The threat came as the Israeli cabinet
US forces briefly detained two Iranian journalists at the scene of the bomb attack that killed over 20 people in Baghdad on Sunday, Iran's state television IRIB reported. According to a report, the two were detained when they tried to reclaim film footage
Israel has reopened the Erez crossing between the Jewish state and Gaza for the first time since a female suicide bomber killed four Israelis four days ago, an Israel Defence Forces spokesman said. Palestinian security sources said the crossing point betw
The Israeli government is looking at plans to cut short by 200 km the route of its separation barrier and keep it to the 1948 Green Line, which separates Israel from the West Bank. Such a plan would save an estimated USD 500 M, Israeli radio said.
A remote-controlled French mini sub retrieved the voice cockpit recorder of the Egyptian charter plane that crashed January 3 killing all aboard, the head of the Egyptian investigating team said. It was taken out of 1,020 meters from Red Sea after the oth
Thousands of people took part in a march in Paris, outraged at the law proposed by French President Jacques Chirac. The ban on religious symbols also includes Jewish scullcaps and large crosses.
The board of the Alexander Onassis Foundation has donated the sum of 80,000 euros to the government of Iran for earthquake relief for orphaned children and homeless families in the stricken city of Bam, Greek Kathimerini Daily informed.
Russian military bases ought to be withdrawn from Georgian territory, still developing constructive relations with Russia, acting Georgian president Nino Burjanadze told journalists on Saturday. She expressed hope that the pullout dates would be coordinat
Three Lebanese men sentenced to death for murder were executed at dawn in the first use of the death penalty here for nearly six years, an official source said. The executions were carried out despite pleas for clemency from human rights movements, the Eu
A roadside bomb detonated north of Baghdad on Saturday killed three US soldiers and two Iraqi civil defence troopers, AP reported. The deaths bring to 500 the number of American service members who have died since the Iraq conflict began on March 20.
Colonel Qaddafi has been buying complete sets of uranium enrichment centrifuges on the international black market as the central element in his secret nuclear bomb programme, the British Guardian read on Saturday. The ease with which the complex bomb-maki
Two Chinese people suspected of having SARS were confirmed as having had the flu-like disease, but one has recovered and the other was in stable condition, China's health ministry said Saturday. Both cases were in the southern province of Guangdong, where
French marines drove one of the four new hydrophone buoys in search for the black boxes of the Flash Airline charter plane which crashed shortly after take-off from Sharm El-Sheikh and killed all 148 people aboard. One box has been taken off waters, the o
Michael Jackson pleaded innocent on Friday to child-molestation charges that could send him to prison - and was scolded by the judge for being 21 minutes late for his first court appearance. Jackson nodded when asked if he understood the charges and said
Iranian officials say they now believe at least 41,000 people were killed in last month's devastating earthquake. The final number could still be revised, perhaps reaching 45,000, said Mohamed Mohamadi Kalbaykani, a senior aide to Iran's supreme leader.
A team of Japanese soldiers left for Iraq Friday as police, on alert for terrorist attacks, tightened security ahead of what may become Japan's riskiest overseas military mission since World War II, Reuters informed. After a series of send-off ceremonies
EU Commission President Romano Prodi said on Thursday that impressive progress was achieved by Turkey regarding reforms, adding that "'the country is now closer to the European Union", Turkish media reported. Prodi, who is the first EU Commission Presiden
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