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Al-Qaeda Suspects Seized in Pakistan

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.

World | January 19, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 176

Bomb Threat Diverts Delta Flight

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

World | January 18, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 212

Threat to Drown Israel in Blood

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

World | January 18, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 187

Iranian Journalists Filmed Baghdad Blast Scene

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

World | January 18, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1213

Israel Reopens Border Crossing

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

World | January 18, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 188

Israel Suspends Building Separation Wall

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.

World | January 18, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 574

Quakes Jolt Southern Iran

Earthquakes measuring 4.4 degrees on the open-ended Richter scale jolted the city of Bandar Abbas in the southern Iranian province of Hormuzgan early on Sunday, IRNA news agency reported.

World | January 18, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 207

Second Egyptian Crash Data Recorder Recovered

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

World | January 18, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 208

Thousands Protest Against Headscarf Ban in France

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.

World | January 17, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 402

Onassis Foundation Dons EUR 80,000 to Iran

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.

World | January 17, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 203

Burjanadze Advocates Russian Militaries Withdrawal

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

World | January 17, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 180

Executions in Lebanon, First in Six Years

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

World | January 17, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 237

Three US Dead in Bomb Attack

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.

World | January 17, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 246

Guardian: Libya Shocks with Black Market Deals

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

World | January 17, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 192

China Confirms Two SARS Cases

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

World | January 17, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 216

Flash Airlines Black Boxes Found

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

World | January 17, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 201

Jackson Pleads Innocent in Child Sex Abuse Trial

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

World | January 16, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 216

Iran earthquake toll hits 41,000

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.

World | January 16, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 359

Cities unveil Olympic bids

The nine cities hoping to stage the Olympic Games in 2012 have begun unveiling details of their bids. Paris, the favourite, was first to launch its candidacy, with a glitzy ceremony at the Eiffel Tower on Friday.

World | January 16, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 248

First Japanese Leave for Iraq

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

World | January 16, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 196

Prodi: Turkey Closer To EU Membership

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

World | January 16, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 219