Saddam Hussein has said he ill not go into exile to avoid a war against Iraq. Speaking in an interview with US TV journalist Dan Rather, the Iraqi president said: "We will die here.
Belgian police investigating what may be Antwerp's biggest-ever diamond robbery say they have arrested four people. The four - three Italian men and a Dutch woman - are being held in solitary confinement.
A US Army Black Hawk helicopter has crashed in Kuwait during a night training mission, killing all four crew members. The crash happened near one of the camps in northern Kuwait where tens of thousands of US troops are preparing for the possibility of an
Saddam Hussein has insisted that Iraq does not have missiles that go beyond the permitted range, set after the 1991 Gulf War. He was speaking to Dan Rather of CBS News, his first TV interview with a US journalist in almost a decade.
Failure to act against Iraq now would lead not to peace but to a bloodier conflict in the future, Tony Blair has told MPs. In one of the most important speeches of his political career, the UK prime minister demanded Iraq's "100% compliance".
The United Nations has charged Indonesia's former military chief with crimes against humanity over his role in the bloody violence during East Timor's 1999 vote for independence. However, Indonesian ministers said they would refuse to hand over former def
Crowds and participants attending the America's Cup yachting competition in New Zealand are being warned to take safety precautions after a terror alert. Counter-terrorism police are investigating three threatening letters, including one containing cyanid
Thousands of rescue workers in north-west China are digging through rubble to reach survivors of a major earthquake which killed more than 260 people. At least 4,000 people were injured in Monday's quake which rocked two counties in the Xinjiang region.
North Korea has fired a missile into the sea between Japan and the Korean peninsula just hours before South Korea's new president was sworn into office. In what correspondents called a provocative move, the missile hit international waters in the Sea of J
Turkey's government agreed on Monday to seek parliamentary approval for U.S.
The first Aids vaccine to be tested on humans does not protect the general population, but may protect black and Asian people, a US biotech company has announced. The company, VaxGen, has completed a three-year study involving more than 5,000 volunteers.
Serb nationalist politician, Vojislav Seselj has surrendered to the international war crimes tribunal in the Hague, BBC reported. Vojislav Seselj was detained at Amsterdam's Schiphol airport, being charged with atrocities during the conflicts in Bosnia an
The summit of the Non-Aligned Movement, which gathered over a hundred developing nations in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia opposed US-led war against Iraq and called on Baghdad to comply with UN disarmament resolutions. Many delegates say that the Chief UN Weapon
Mourners have attacked businesses in the Pakistani port city of Karachi during a funeral for victims of Saturday's mosque massacre. Banks, shops and petrol stations were stoned as emotions boiled over among those grieving for nine members of the minority
At least seven Palestinians - most of them armed - and one Israeli soldier have been killed in a day of intense fighting in the Gaza Strip. Six of the Palestinians were killed and more than 20 were wounded when Israeli tanks with air support moved into th
Iraq is still studying a UN order to destroy its al-Samoud II missiles and has not yet made a decision, says the country's head of weapons monitoring. General Hossam Mohamed Amin said he hoped the issue would be resolved without the intervention of the US
Grieving citizens of South Korea have observed a minute's silence in memory of the people killed in an underground train fire in the city of Daegu. Sirens wailed while church and temple bells tolled to mark the start of the citywide mourning for the victi
US Secretary of State Colin Powell has arrived in China, where he will seek Beijing's support for the US stance on North Korea and Iraq. Correspondents say China is unlikely to block US action in the Gulf, but that Mr Powell will get a much less receptive
The Kurds of northern Iraq have warned that there will be clashes if troops from neighbouring Turkey cross the border. Ankara is demanding that Turkish forces should enter the north of the country to secure Turkey's interests if the US and Britain go ahea
Pope John Paul II held a private audience Saturday with British Prime Minister Tony Blair offering the Vatican an opportunity to voice its strong opposition to a possible war against Iraq. The Vatican described the meeting as a "cordial," 30-minute conver
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