An earthquake measuring 4.6 on the Richter scale early Wednesday shook the Bolu region of western Turkey injuring four people, first reports from the Anatolia news agency said.
Hungarian authorities foiled a plot to kill Israeli President Moshe Katsav. Three people of Arab origin were arrested in connection with the plan.
The man sentenced for life for the murder of Swedish Foreign Minister Anna Lindh has launched an appeal against his sentence. Mijailo Mijailovic was sentenced in March for knifing Anna Lindh in a Stockholm department store on 10 September.
Japan grappled with conflicting information on Tuesday on the fate of three Japanese civilians taken hostage in Iraq. Japan, sharply divided over Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi's dispatch of troops to help rebuild Iraq, has been on tenterhooks since kid
Radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr pulled his militia out of police stations and government facilities in three cities they took control of last week, partially meeting a US demand for ending the standoff in southern Iraq. Police on Monday were back on
Iraq's worsening hostage crisis should have no impact on the presence of Australian troops or civilians in the war-torn country, Prime Minister John Howard says. He said the wave of hostage-taking meant increased risk for foreigners, but it should not wea
Italian troops have destroyed the office of Shia clerical leader Muqtada al-Sadr in Nassiriya. Just a day after the morale-boosting visit of Italy's Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, the Italians deployed in Nassiriya have reportedly attacked and demolish
Gunmen shot down a US attack helicopter during fighting in western Baghdad on Sunday, killing its two-crew members. Insurgents and Marines called a cease-fire in the besieged city of Fallujah, but the fragile peace was shaken by shootings that wounded ano
More than 600 Iraqis have been killed in fighting in Falluja since US forces launched an offensive against resistance fighters in the town a week ago. According to hospital sources, around 1200 people had been injured in the fighting, some of the fiercest
The Basque separatist organization ETA intends to cease its armed combat against Spansh government. In an interview for the Basque daily Dea, Arnaldo Otegi, MP from the Autonomy Parliament and leader of the banned nationalistic party Batasuna, declared th
An apparent methane gas explosion in a Siberian coalmine has killed at least 20 Russian miners and trapped 20 to 30 others underground. Another 13 workers either have been pulled out of the Taizhina mine, southeast of the city of Novokuznetsk, or made it
Italy's Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has made an unannounced visit to Iraq early Saturday to meet with Italian troops based in the southern city of Nasiriyah. Some 2,900 Italian troops are deployed in Iraq to aid reconstruction efforts around the sout
Spanish police are examining a video, which may have been made by Madrid bomb suspects minutes before they blew themselves up. The video, found in the rubble of the Madrid flat where seven suspects died last weekend, contains an al-Qaeda ultimatum to Spai
Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon called for a referendum within his Likud Party on his plan to unilaterally withdraw from the Gaza Strip and parts of the West Bank, Israeli officials said Friday. Sharon's request, lodged with the party Thursday night,
US forces said they had retaken most of an important southern city from a rebellious Shiite militia, and an American-declared halt to fighting in the embattled city of Fallujah was undercut by bursts of gunfire on the first anniversary of the fall of Bagh
Algerians are voting in the country's presidential election, choosing from six candidates including the incumbent, Abdelaziz Bouteflika. He is regarded as the frontrunner while former Prime Minister Ali Benflis is seen as his main challenger.
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