Iraqi Parliament signed off the much-awaited draft constitution. The constitution was signed after series of negotiations and amid of escalating violence in the country.
The United States is labeling as "very aggressive," a United Nations speech Saturday by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, in which he said Iran has an inalienable right to a complete nuclear fuel cycle, the Voice of America reported. Senior State Dep
Taliban rebels have reportedly shot dead seven Afghan civilians after finding a registration document for Sunday's milestone elections in their car, according to a provincial governor, Al-Jazeera reported. The attack on Tuesday in the central province of
A pilot threatened to fly a stolen plane into the Sky Tower, a landmark building in Auckland, New Zealand's largest city, on Saturday before crashing into the sea, police said. The pilot has been hospitalized with moderate injuries, international agencies
A suicide car bomber blew himself up outside a Shiite mosque north of Baghdad, killing eleven people and wounding over twenty others. Iraqi police said the bomb went off as worshippers left Friday prayers in the central town of Tuz Khurmatu.
US President Bush pledged Thursday night to put the full might and money of the federal government behind the reconstruction of the Gulf Coast and outlined his plans to assist recovery efforts in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. In a nationally televised ad
Two of the largest US airline companies - Delta and Northwestern - filed for bankruptcy protection Thursday, announced BBC. The companies will now be working under Chapter 11 of US law, which allows them to function for a period of time, in order to reorg
At least 16 policemen and 5 civilians have been killed in a second day of deadly bomb attacks in Baghdad. A convoy of police cars were passing by a bus station in the Dura district when a suicide bomber drove into it.
The Pakistani army says it has destroyed a major al-Qaeda hideout in its biggest ever operation in the North Waziristan tribal region. The military says it has arrested more than 20 suspected militants near the Afghan border and seized a Chinese-made spy
More than 150 people have been killed and hundreds injured in a series of bomb attacks and shootings across Iraq. In the worst incident, at least 114 people were killed and 160 injured when a car bomb exploded in Baghdad's mainly Shia district of Kadhimi
A sudden blackout in most parts of Los Angeles following an "accidental" cut in the power line by maintenance workers caused panic after a videotape by a purported al Qaeda member threatening attacks on it. The nearly two-hour-long blackout trapped people
All passengers and crew on a hijacked Colombian airliner were released and the two hijackers surrendered to the authorities in the capital of Bogota. A Colombian airliner with 20 passengers and five crewmembers aboard was hijacked on Monday during a fligh
The official death toll from Hurricane Katrina exceeded 400 on Monday as US President George W Bush toured New Orleans. Initially some 10,000 people were feared to have died in the August 29 storm, which has displaced a million people.
Israeli troops have pulled out of the Gaza Strip 38 years after capturing the narrow coastal area. Soldiers shut the Kissufim border crossing and raised the Israeli flag after the final military convoy rolled back into Israel on Monday morning, BBC report
Japan's Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi has won a smashing reelection victory on Sunday. Opinion polls gave Koizumi's Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) a 20%-lead over its main rival, the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) and an outright majority of 296 seats
Israel has decided to leave the Gaza Strip without demolishing more than 20 synagogues at evacuated settlements, BBC reported. A meeting of cabinet ministers decided to leave the structures intact, after rabbis argued demolition was forbidden under Jewish
The US secretary of state has urged China, Russia and India to back US threats of imposing sanctions against Iran over its nuclear program. Condoleezza Rice said Iran needed to get a "unified message" from the international community after reopening the I
280 New Recruits in Fire Departments
22 Commercial Sites were Sealed Just for a Week on Southern Black Sea Coast