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UN Concerns over Baghdad Security

The United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan has insisted the US-led coalition powers in Iraq are responsible for security around the bombed UN building in Baghdad. But he stopped short of blaming the United States for not preventing the attack, saying

World | August 21, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 138

Spread of E-Mail Virus Fastest Ever

A virus that debuted this week has been declared the fastest spreading e-mail plague of all time, while another malicious program that hit last week continued to disrupt computers worldwide. MessageLabs Inc.

World | August 21, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 153

Businessman Chosen as Liberia's Leader

Liberia's rebels and government picked a Monrovia businessman to lead the country's post-war transition government, delegates said Thursday after a day and night of deliberations. The choice of Gyude Bryant as chairman was to be officially announced later

World | August 21, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 162

Israeli Troops Raid Two West Bank Towns

Israeli troops and tanks moved into the West Bank towns of Nablus and Jenin early Thursday, searching for Palestinian militants in the wake of a devastating suicide bombing earlier in the week, police and Palestinian officials said. In Hebron, Israeli tro

World | August 21, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 168

Libya Began Lockerbie Payout

Libya began Wednesday to transfer the USD 2.7 B compensation that the country agreed to pay to the families of those killed in the Lockerbie airliner bombing, US officials said.

World | August 20, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 162

US Forces Worked to Step Up Security

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World | August 20, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 150

Freed Sahara Hostages Leave for Germany

Fourteen Europeans freed from a five-month hostage ordeal in the Sahara desert are on a plane heading for Germany. The tourists - nine Germans, four Swiss and a Dutchman - left the Malian capital Bamako bound for Cologne just before 0000 GMT.

World | August 20, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 193

Bus Bomb Carnage in Jerusalem

A suicide bomber has wrecked a bus in Jerusalem, killing up to 20 people and injuring about 80 others in the evening of Tuesday. The blast took place at about 21.

World | August 20, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 316

Kurds Captured Saddam Deputy

Kurdish fighters in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul have captured former Iraqi Vice President Taha Yassin Ramadan. Ramadan, widely known as "Saddam's knuckles", was then handed to the US Army.

World | August 19, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 153

Morocco Bombers Face Death Sentences

Moroccan court sentenced Tuesday four men to death in connection with suicide bombings that killed 45 people in Casablanca on May 16. The four were among 87 defendants accused of membership of a hardline Islamist group called Salafia Jihadia.

World | August 19, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 179

Pakistan Groups "Help Taleban"

Islamist parties in Pakistan provide financial help to the Taleban for attacks in the area, Khaled Pushtun, spokesman for the provincial government of Kandahar in southern Afghanistan said Tuesday. Those attacks aim to destabilize the region, Pushtun said

World | August 19, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 176

Liberia Signed Peace Deal with Rebels

Government officials in Liberia and rebels signed a peace accord Monday to end a three-year insurgency that devastated the country and left thousands dead. "The war is over," rebel leader declared.

World | August 19, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 271

French Official Resigns after Heat Deaths

A senior French health official resigned Monday after the health minister acknowledged that as many as 5,000 people might have died in a blistering heat wave. Lucien Abenhaim, director general of health, said he was leaving his post because of the critici

World | August 18, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 173

Army Probes Death of Cameraman in Iraq

The Army acknowledged Monday that it had killed a television journalist after soldiers mistook his camera for a rocket-propelled grenade launcher. Press advocacy groups called for an investigation.

World | August 18, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 207

Woman Died in Tel Aviv Restaurant Blast

One woman was killed and several people were wounded in explosion at a restaurant in Israeli capital Tel Aviv Monday, officials reported. Explosives caused the blast in a lift shaft, policemen said.

World | August 18, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 203

Pipeline Sabotage Pushed Up Oil Price

The price of crude oil rose Monday after saboteurs blew up an important Iraqi oil pipeline carrying exports to the Turkish port of Ceyhan. The price of crude oil for delivery in September rose to USD 31.

World | August 18, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 151

U.S. Troops Kill Reuters Cameraman in Iraq

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World | August 18, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 224

22 Killed in Insurgents-Police Fight in Afghanistan

Insurgents attacked a police headquarter in southeastern Afghanistan Sunday and sparked a battle that killed at least 15 fighters and seven Afghan policemen, Afghan police chief said. It was part of a disturbing new surge of violence in the country.

World | August 17, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 152

Indonesia Arrested Nine Over Jakarta Blast

Nine people were arrested for suspected involvement in the Marriott hotel bombing in Jakarta which killed 12 people, Indonesia's police chief General Dai Bachtiar announced Sunday. The general said five of the nine were also believed to have been involved

World | August 17, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 202

West African Mediators May Suspend Liberian Peace Talks

West African mediators threatened to suspend peace talks on Liberia if the main rebel group does not immediately drop its claims to key posts in a new government, anonymous source close to the talks said Sunday. The talks may be suspended until September,

World | August 17, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 144

Danish Soldier killed in Iraq

One Danish soldier and two Iraqis serving in the international stabilisation force in Iraq were killed in a clash overnight near the southern city of Basra, British army spokesman said Sunday. The clash occurred in Al-Madinah, some 50 kilometres north of

World | August 17, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 178