US forces in Iraq have launched a major assault on insurgents in the city of Mosul. Media cited a military spokesman as saying that more than 1,000 soldiers were to be deployed.
The resignations of two more senior CIA officials fuelled debate in the intelligence community over whether the agency is tumbling into turmoil under new director Porter Goss or is taking painful but necessary steps toward fixing serious problems. Stephen
The Hungarian parliament on Monday rejected a government proposal to extend the stay of 300 non-combat troops in Iraq by three months until March 31, 2005. The government's plan to extend the mission of the transport contingent serving since mid-2003 in H
US President George Bush has pledged to travel to Europe in an attempt to get transatlantic relations back on track. He declared readiness to work to deepen the transatlantic ties with the nations of Europe, said President Bush on Friday, just ten days af
US forces have launched air strikes and fought gun battles in the Iraqi town of Baquba, north-east of Baghdad, after rebels stormed police stations there. Two 225kg bombs were dropped during the fighting and 20 insurgents were killed, the US military said
More than a dozen Iraqi rebels have attacked the Polish Embassy in Baghdad, it was reported early on Monday. The insurgents targeted the edifice with machine guns, and exchanged fire with the embassy's guards for about half an hour.
Iran has agreed to fully suspend its uranium enrichment program, Iran's chief nuclear negotiator Hasan Rohani announced Sunday, a move that could improve Iran's relations with the West. Iran claims that its uranium enrichment activities is aimed to produc
The Pentagon is building the military's world wide web, which is believed to be the most powerful weapon in the US arsenal, The New York Times reports. According to the article the aim of the Global Information Grid (GIG) is to give all American commander
US Vice President Dick Cheney was taken to the hospital on Saturday with shortness of breath. Cheney, 63, is to undergo testing at George Washington University Hospital, said White House spokesman Ken Lisaius.
Palestinian leadership has ordered the preparations for new presidential elections to start immediately a day after Yasser Arafat was buried. Prime Minister Ahmed Qurie told reporters that a presidential election would be held by Jan.
A mosque in the Netherlands has been set on fire, in what has been described as the latest in a spate of attacks. Police said the mosque, in the south-eastern village of Helden near the German border, was set on fire early on Saturday.
Director Michael Moore is planning a sequel to "Fahrenheit 9/11" to be released about the time of the next presidential campaign. The sequel, dubbed "Fahrenheit 9/11 and 1/2," will revisit the same issues as Moore's earlier documentary, which he repeatedl
Police raided a suspected training camp of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) in the south of the Netherlands, arresting 29 people. Prosecutors said the raid was not linked to the recent crackdown on suspected Muslim extremists after the murder o
US commanders say they are negotiating the surrender of as many as 300 people holed up in a mosque in the Iraqi rebel stronghold of Fallujah. It is unclear whether those inside are insurgents or civilians.
British Prime Minister Tony Blair has sought consensus with US President George Bush to make the Middle East peace process an urgent priority, exploring whether the death of Yasser Arafat offers new avenues for restarting Israeli-Palestinian talks. The tw
A passenger train derailed and tumbled down a ravine in the northern Philippines Friday, killing at least 10 people and injuring nearly 120 others, officials said. The train was carrying about 400 passengers at the time of the accident, authoritiers said.
Arabic TV station Al-Jazeera has broadcast a videotape showing what it says is an American contractor of Lebanese origin held hostage in Iraq. The balding, middle-aged man was shown carrying a US passport and an identification card in the name of Dean Sad
President George Bush has nominated White House Counsel Alberto Gonzales, a son of migrant workers, to succeed Attorney General John Ashcroft as head of the Justice Department. If approved by the Republican-controlled Senate, Gonzales will become the admi
The governor of the northern Iraqi province of Kirkuk has survived an assassination attempt, local police said Thursday. The car bomb explosion that targeted Abdel-Rahman Mostafa has injured 16 people, however, the governor remained intact.
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