UK Defence Secretary Visits Iraq

The UK Defence Secretary Geoff Hoon is on a visit to Iraq starting Wednesday, to meet troops in the city of Basra. A UK spokesperson has said Hoon would spend as much time with the soldiers as possible.

World | December 8, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 293

US Soldiers Sue the Army for Having to Stay in Iraq

Eight U.S.

World | December 7, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 471

Saudi Wing of Al-Qaeda "Carried" US Consulate Attacks

A group claiming to be the Saudi wing of al-Qaeda said it carried out Monday's attack on the US consulate in Jeddah. The group "Al-Qaeda in the Arabian peninsula" said in a statement posted on a militant website that the operation had been dubbed "the ble

World | December 7, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 356

Tel Aviv-Bound Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Athens

Air France Airbus 320 made an emergency landing in Athens after a technical problem with one of its engines, the Greek airport authority said Monday. The plane was heading for Tel Aviv with 141 passengers and six crew members aboard.

World | December 6, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 661

Twelve Killed in US Consulate Attack in Jeddah

Twelve people have been killed in the attack on the US consulate in Saudi Arabia, according to the latest figures as cited by officials. During the crisis, which went on for three hours, Islamic militants threw explosives at the gate of the heavily guarde

World | December 6, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 866

ETA Bombs Hit Spain After Warning

Seven small bombs have gone off in urban areas across Spain, following warnings from ETA Basque separatists. Blasts were reported in Leon, Avila, Santillana del Mar, Ciudad Real, Malaga and Alicante.

World | December 6, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1071

Hungary Fails to Decide on Ethnic Compatriots Statute

Hungary's double referendum on whether to grant dual citizenship to ethnic Hungarians abroad and whether to stop the privatisation of health care facilities has failed due a low voter turnout, the Central Election Office announced Monday. "The referendum

World | December 6, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1730

Iraq Firm on Poll Date

Iraq's interim President has backed the date for the planned elections -- January 30 -- despite the ongoing violence inside the country. Ghazi al-Yawar was cited as saying that any delay would prolong Iraqis' agony and increase resentment.

World | December 6, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 326

French Soldier Threatens to Blow Up Munitions

A French soldier has barricaded himself inside an explosives depot in northern France, threatening to blow up the building and forcing the evacuation of hundreds of residents. Nearly 400 people have been told to leave their homes at Connantray-Vaurefroy,

World | December 5, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 403

Egypt Releases Israeli "Spy"

An Arab-Israeli man jailed in Egypt seven years ago on spying charges has been freed and returned to Israel. Azzam Azzam was exchanged with six Egyptian students arrested by Israel in August this year on suspicion of planning to abduct Israeli soldiers.

World | December 5, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 401

Outsiders warned off Ukraine Poll

Ukraine's opposition leader Viktor Yushchenko has urged foreign nations not to interfere in the re-run of the presidential poll. West-leaning Yushchenko faces a rematch with PM Viktor Yanukovych, after the Supreme Court ruled that the 21 November poll was

World | December 5, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 368

Hungary Votes on Citizenship Plan

Voting has begun in Hungary in a double referendum on citizenship rights and the health care system. Voters are being asked whether to offer citizenship to about 5 million ethnic Hungarians living outside Hungary.

World | December 5, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 369

UK Troops Sought for Afghanistan Drugs Crackdown

British military commanders are discussing proposals to move as many as 5,000 troops into one of Afghanistan's most lawless drug regions when Britain assumes control of NATO peacekeeping in the country the year after next.Planning is already under way for

World | December 5, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 348

German Police Raid Islamic Group

German police raided more than 30 sites believed to be connected to a banned Islamic organisation, al-Aqsa. The raids happened a day after the country's top administrative court upheld a 2002 ban on the group.

World | December 5, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 323

Musharaf to Meet Blair for Talks

Pakistan's President Pervez Musharraf is due in London to hold talks with British Prime Minister Tony Blair. The leaders are set to discuss bilateral relations and the situation in the disputed territory of Kashmir.

World | December 5, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 294

Iraq Forces "Need More US Help"

The top US commander in Iraq expressed concern about the ability of Iraqi forces to cope with security in the run-up to elections next month. The head of Central Command, General John Abizaid, said Iraqi troops did not have the training or experience to d

World | December 5, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 314

New Iraqi Prison Photos Investigated

The US military has launched a criminal investigation into photographs that show Navy SEALs in Iraq sitting on hooded and handcuffed prisoners and photos of what appear to be bloodied prisoners, one with a gun to his head. Some of the photos have date sta

World | December 4, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 724

Tadic's "Attacker" Gets 20 Days in Jail

Miroslav Cimpl, the driver who crashed into Serbian President Boris Tadic's convoy earlier this week, has been sentenced to 20 days in prison. Cimpl's lawyer reported that the man has been sentenced over a traffic accident.

World | December 4, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 346

Bush Asks Defence Head to Stay

US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld has accepted a request from President George W Bush to remain in the job, a senior administration official said. The defence secretary directed US forces in Iraq and Afghanistan, and has been an outspoken advocate of t

World | December 4, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 323

Blast Rocks Baghdad's Green Zone

A police station on the outskirts of Baghdad's Green Zone has been attacked by a suspected suicide bomber driving a vehicle-load of explosives. The powerful blast rocked the city and sent a plume of black smoke into the air at around 09.

World | December 4, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 318

Students Hurt in China Knife Attack

A knife-wielding man forced his way into a primary school in north-east China and injured 12 young children, state media reported.The man, whose identity is unknown, entered the school in Mingcheng township in Jilin province and attacked the grade one pup

World | December 3, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 373
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