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Iran Restores Ties with Egypt

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Hamid Reza Asefi announced the will of his country to restore diplomatic ties with Egypt, disrupted for more than 20 years, reported world agencies. His statement came as Tehran's city council voted to rename a street be

World | January 6, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 182

US Tightening Anti-Terrorist Measures

An estimated 23 million people from countries where visas are required for US visits will this year have to give a digital fingerprint and have a photograph taken under the United States Visitor and Immigrant Status Indicator Technology, or US-VISIT. Only

World | January 6, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 185

Blast Kills Fifteen in Afghan City of Kandahar

Fifteen peopel mostly children, were killed and 11 others injured after a powerful explosion in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar on Tuesay morning. Witnesses said the blast ripped through a truck parked opposite a military base in the center of the ci

World | January 6, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 197

Last Day for Presidential Candidatures in Russia

Tuesday is the last day for submitting documents of candidates to run at the presidential elections in Russia in March, informed Russian media. Up to this moment, there are eight registered nominees, including the current president Vladimir Putin, two bus

World | January 6, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 173

North Korea Steps Back From Nuclear Program

North Korea has offered to suspend testing and producing nuclear weapons and freeze its nuclear industry, as a way to end the stand off with the US. In a statement, released by the official KCNA news agency, declared its will to make a "bold concession" a

World | January 6, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 175

Japan Hit by Earthquake

Short before noon Japan was hit by an earthquake, with a magnitude of 5.2 on the Richter scale, reported Russian media.

World | January 6, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 172

WHO Sounds Alarm over China's Plan to Kill 10,000 Civet Cats

The World Health Organization has expressed caution at China's plan to kill 10,000 civet cats, suspected SARS carriers. The WHO is afraid that a reckless culling of the civets could eliminate evidence of the origins of the disease.

World | January 6, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 212

Ireland Faces Difficult Six Months At EU Helm

The first six months of 2004 will be marked with the EU Presidency of Ireland. Not only will Ireland be the first EU member state to preside over a Union of 25 member states, it will also have to try and kick-start the failed talks on the new European Con

World | January 5, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 168

Iran Considers Moving Capital

Iran is seriously considering moving the capital away from Tehran amid fears of a major earthquake, Hassan Rohani, the country's top security official, told national television, cited by BBC. Tehran lies on a major seismological fault and experts have lon

World | January 5, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 244

Bomb Letter Exploded in EU Parliament in Brussels

A bomb letter has exploded in the EU Parliament in Brussels, world agencies informed, cited by the Bulgarian agency BTA. No dead or injured persons are reported.

World | January 5, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 241

NATO's New Top Official Starts Work

Dutchman Jaap de Hoop Scheffer took over as NATO's top official Monday pledging to unite the alliance as it prepares for a wider military role in the most troublesome sites on the world. Arriving for his first day as secretary general, De Hoop Scheffer sa

World | January 5, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 174

Negotiations Over New Serbian Government Launched

Negotiations over composing the new Serbian government have started Monday. The winner of last month's parliamentary elections, the Serbian Radical Party, declared its will to hold talks with the Democratic Party only, though the former had earlier declin

World | January 5, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 158

New Audiotape of Bin Laden Aired on Al Jazeera

The Arabic television channel Al Jazeera aired an audiotape on Sunday purported to be from al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden in which he mentioned the arrest of Iraqi president Saddam Hussein by U.S.

World | January 5, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 199

Chinese SARS Case Confirmed

A Chinese man was confirmed to have the SARS virus, prompting a decision of the Guangdong Health Bureau to close down all local wild animal markets. "We will seek to seal and block all civet cats from other provinces and take action to kill civet cats in

World | January 5, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 162

"Balls of Fire" Scatter over Spain

Hundreds of Spaniards reported seeing balls of fire fall from the sky on Monday, news agencies said. Spain's National Meteorological Institute, however, did not report observing such phenomenon.

World | January 5, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 231

India-Pakistan Breakthrough Meeting in Islamabad

India's Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Pakistan's President Pervez Musharraf are holding their first meeting in more than two years, marking an improvement in relations between the two countries. They almost went to war in 2002, and tensions betw

World | January 5, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 280

At Least 10 Dead in Philippine Blast

At least 10 people were killed and 40 were wounded when a bomb tore through a packed sports hall staging a basketball game Sunday in the southern Philippines, officials and police said. The bomb exploded inside the crowded gymnasium in the town of Parang,

World | January 4, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 211

Blair Visits British Troops in Basra

UK Prime Minister Tony Blair arrived in Basra for a surprise visit to British troops. It is the prime minister's second visit to the country since the end of the Iraq war.

World | January 4, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 233

NASA Rover Sends Photos From Mars

A NASA rover pushed through the atmosphere of Mars and bounced down upon its rocky surface Saturday night, beginning a mission to rove the Red Planet in search of evidence that it was once suitable for life. Within hours it began sending back photos of th

World | January 4, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 243

4 Iraqis, 3 Soldiers Killed in Renewed Bloodshed

Four Iraqis were killed when a US convoy opened fire on their car in northern Iraq as three US soldiers were confirmed dead in separate insurgency attacks. Local police said the Iraqis, including a woman and a child, were killed when a US convoy opened fi

World | January 4, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 207

Saakashvili Tipped as Georgia's New President

Georgian lawyer Mikhail Saakashvili is widely regarded as the winner in Georgia's presidential poll on Sunday, where several people will contest. The vote was triggered at the end of November when protestors in Georgia took over the building of Parliament

World | January 3, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 262