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Israel "Decides to Expel Arafat"

The Israeli security cabinet is reported to have agreed in principle to expel Palestinian President Yasser Arafat. Reports from Israel say the cabinet has asked the army to draw up a plan for Mr Arafat's expulsion.

World | September 11, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 308

Israel Mulls Arafat Expulsion

Israel's security cabinet met in emergency session on Thursday to consider the expulsion of Palestinian President Yasser Arafat and further strikes against militants after two suicide bombings that killed 15 Israelis Wednesday. Israel should ignore US obj

World | September 11, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 311

Israeli Official Favours Arafat's Expulsion

Israel must expel Yasser Arafat and should not necessarily be deterred by U.S.

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Stabbed Swedish FM "Critical"

Doctors treating Swedish Foreign Minister Anna Lindh say her condition has improved but she remains "critical" after being stabbed while shopping in a department store in the centre of Stockholm. Lindh, who suffered wounds in the chest, stomach and arms i

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September 11 Attacks Praised on New Bin Laden Tape

The first video image of Osama bin Laden in nearly two years was broadcast on Al-Jazeera TV Wednesday, the eve of the second anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks.

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Israel to Hold Urgent Talks After Blasts

Israel bombed the home of a Hamas leader Wednesday, killing his eldest son and a bodyguard in retaliation for two suicide bombings. The Palestinian prime minister-designate said he will quickly form a government to forestall even harsher Israeli reprisals

World | September 11, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 193

Suicide Bomber Kills 3 People in Iraq

A suicide bomber exploded in an SUV outside the U.S.

World | September 10, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 231

Protesters Flock to Cancun for WTO Summit

Anti-globalization protesters stripped out of their clothes and spelled out the words "No WTO" with their naked bodies Monday, the first of several actions against the World Trade Organization meeting in Mexico's Cancun. A mix of radical activists, farmer

World | September 10, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1278

Bali Attacks Defendant Sentenced to Death

A 33-year-old Indonesian has been sentenced to death for organising the Bali bomb attacks which killed 202 people last October. Judges said the charges against Abdul Aziz, commonly known as Imam Samudra, had been conclusively proven.

World | September 10, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 242

Father of the H-bomb Dead

Atomic scientist Edward Teller, widely known as the "father of the H-bomb", has died at the age of 95. Teller played a key role in US defence and energy policies for more than half a century, championing the development of the atomic and hydrogen bombs.

World | September 10, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 271

September 11 Lawsuits Given Go-Ahead

A US federal judge has allowed lawsuits over the 11 September attacks to proceed against airlines, aircraft makers and operators of the World Trade Center. Litigation has been initiated by about 70 people who were either injured in the attacks in New York

World | September 10, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 286

US Diocese Settles Sex Abuse Cases

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston has reportedly agreed to pay USD 85 M to more than 500 people who say they were sexually abused by priests. The deal, which as announced by a law firm representing some of the plaintiffs, is the largest known payou

World | September 10, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 278

Twin Suicide Bombings Kill 16 Israelis

Twin Palestinian suicide bombings - one at a bus stop crowded with soldiers near Tel Aviv, the second five hours later at a popular Jerusalem nightspot - killed 16 Israelis and wounded and maimed dozens as the region grappled with a new wave of savage blo

World | September 10, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 241

Explosion in Central Israel Kills 7

A suicide bomber blew himself up at a bus stop crowded with soldiers at rush hour Tuesday. At least six other people were killed, a television report said.

World | September 9, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 315

Korei Would not Be PM under "Israeli Dictate"

Ahmed Korei, nominated to be the next Palestinian prime minister said he would not take the job if he faced the same "Israeli dictate" of military crackdowns that undermined his predecessor. Laying down terms for accepting what many see as a poisoned chal

World | September 9, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 304

Singapore Man Has SARS

A Singapore man was confirmed Tuesday to suffer from the deadly SARS virus. The patient is the first new case of the pneumonia-like respiratory disease in five months.

World | September 9, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 337

US Democrats Demand Details of Iraq Operations

Democrats in the US Congress demanded for President George Bush to spell out details of his overall Iraq strategy. The move came as a reaction to Sunday's televised address in which Bush said he would ask Congress for USD 87 B for Iraq and Afghanistan in

World | September 9, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 262

New Palestinian PM Pressed on Terror

The priority for the new Palestinian prime minister must be to "fight terrorism", both the US and Israel have said. US Secretary of State Colin Powell said the country hoped the new prime minister would be given "the political authority of the security fo

World | September 9, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 241

Portuguese Priest Crusades against Nude Photo Project

Plans by a New York artist to stage a naked photo session of about 300 people in a small town in Portugal have found little support from the local Roman Catholic priest, the Jornal de Noticias newspaper reported. Eleuterio Pais, the priest in the northern

World | September 8, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 4115

Singapore Reports New Case of SARS

Singapore health officials confirmed on Monday that a local patient has tested positive for severe acute respiratory syndrome, or SARS , in the first new case of the disease in over five months. The announcement followed a warning from the World Health Or

World | September 8, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 225

Shiite Leader Attacked in Kashmir

Suspected Islamic rebels hurled a grenade outside an important Shiite center in Indian-controlled Kashmir where a pro-India Shiite leader was addressing a gathering, police said. At least two people were injured.

World | September 8, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 246