Smoke was seen rising in downtown Baghdad after an explosion. The blast took place Monday morning, reportedly near the coalition headquarters.
Five US troops were killed in insurgent attacks across Iraq on Saturday and a sixth died in a tank rollover. A US military spokesman in Baghdad said two Iraqi civilians were killed in a guerrilla rocket barrage in Baghdad.
Centre-left Ivan Gasparovic, leader of the non-parliamentary Movement for Democracy (HZD), defeated surprisingly Vladimir Meciar in Slovakia's run-off of the direct presidential elections on April 17. Gasparovic collected 1,079,592 votes, or 59.
At least nine people have been killed and about 150,000 evacuated after a number of gas explosions at a chemical plant in south-western China. According to reports chlorine gas leaked from seven tanks at the plant in the city of Chongqing.
The trial against Iraq's former President Saddam Hussein will most probably start after July this year. Members of Iraq's governing council said that the representatives of the coalition forces have already wrapped up the interrogation.
Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero was sworn in as Spain's prime minister by King Juan Carlos I, replacing Jose Maria Aznar as head of government. Spain's Socialists ousted ruling conservatives by wining 43% as compared to 38% of the votes in general elections
Prime Minister Ariel Sharon arrived home from Washington, facing a tough domestic battle over his "unilateral disengagement" plan despite a boost from his talks with President Bush. Sharon's first challenge is to convince skeptical members of his Likud Pa
A corruption trial against Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi resumed after a 10-month halt, but was thrown into immediate confusion when prosecutors suggested the chief judge might be biased.The high-profile case was put on ice last June after parl
US occupation troops have fought fierce clashes in the western city of Falluja killing at least fifteen Iraqis over the last two days. US warplanes attacked targets in the town, and one US armoured vehicle was destroyed in the fighting on Thursday night.
Israeli soldiers and Palestinian gunmen battled in a Gaza refugee camp when Israel launched a raid hours after US President Bush had pledged support for an Israeli pullout from the territory. A Palestinian was killed and 21 others wounded in the fighting,
Spanish Socialist leader Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero vowed to wage a relentless war on terrorism as prime minister. He was setting out his plans for the next four years in a speech in parliament to mark his investiture.
Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat reacted angrily to President Bush's decision to endorse the Israeli prime minister's plan for the Middle East. In a televised speech, Arafat called for an independent Palestinian state with Jerusalem as its capital.
US President George Bush has implicitly recognised Israel's claim over several West Bank settlements. Observers described it as a historic policy shift coupled with backing for Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's Gaza pullout plan.
The ANC party holds a commanding lead of 64 percent in South African parliamentary elections, according to preliminary ballot results. President Thabo Mebki's party was on track to sweep a two-thirds majority in the national parliament, but the outcome wi
The Foreign Affairs Minister of Serbia and Montenegro Goran Svilanovic submitted his resignation late last night. The move is not unexpected as his party coalition lost the parliamentary elections last December.
The US was unprotected at the time of the September 11 attack, CIA chief said Wednesday. Addressing the special commission that investigates the drama, George Tenet said there were systematic intelligence problems at that time.
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