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Freed UK Soldiers Head for Kuwait

Eight British soldiers freed here after being arrested for straying into Iranian waters, left Tehran on a plane bound for Kuwait. The soldiers will head for their military bases in Iraq from there.

World | June 25, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 442

Latest Iraq Attacks Plotted by al-Zarqawi

A terrorists cell linked to Abu Musab al-Zarqawi claimed responsibility for Thursday's series of attacks in Baghdad. Al-Zarqawi, believed to be a key al-Qaeda operative, is also the main suspect for killing US hostage Nicolas Berg.

World | June 24, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 304

Blast Targets Ankara Hotel

An explosion went off near a hotel in Ankara on Thursday, media said. Early reports say that one person was injured in the blast.

World | June 24, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 359

Iran Frees UK Servicemen

Iran has released the eight British servicemen that were held Monday, according to an official report. The Britons - six Royal marines and two sailors - have boarded a plane to capital Tehran, accompanied by British diplomats.

World | June 24, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 318

US War Crimes Immunity Bid Fails

The US has given up trying to win its soldiers immunity from prosecution at the new International Criminal Court. United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan had warned the Security Council not to renew the measure, partly because of the prisoner abuse sc

World | June 24, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 310

US Offers N Korea Nuclear Deal

The White House urged North Korea to accept a new plan for dismantling its nuclear weapons in return for aid. The plan was submitted at ongoing six-nation talks in Beijing.

World | June 24, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 369

Militants Threaten Iraq's Interim PM

A recording made by Iraqi militants threatened to assassinate Iraq's interim prime minister and fight the Americans "until Islamic rule is back on Earth." The audio, found Wednesday on an Islamic Web site, is supposedly from Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the same

World | June 23, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 291

Iran Orders Release of UK Sailors

The eight crew members of three UK patrol boats seized by Iran near the border with Iraq are to be released, an Iranian armed forces spokesman says. Iranian Foreign Minister Kamal Kharrazi was quoted on Wednesday as saying the British crew "will be freed

World | June 23, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 292

21 Killed in Bus Crash in France

A total of 21 people died and 38 were seriously injured after a Moroccan-registered bus crashed on a road in western France. Twelve of the injured are in critical condition.

World | June 23, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 416

Iran to Prosecute British Sailors

Iranian state TV showed eight British sailors blindfolded and seated on the ground, as Tehran said it would prosecute them for illegally entering Iran's territorial waters. The British government said the men were on a "routine mission" in the Shatt-al-Ar

World | June 22, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 380

S Korea Withdraws Workers from Iraq

South Korea will evacuate all South Koreans working for businesses in Iraq by early next month, the government announced on Tuesday. The move affects the last 22 businessmen still in Iraq, most of them working for South Korean companies providing supplie

World | June 22, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 317

Rebels Seize Ingushetia Interior Ministry

Suspected Chechen rebels rampaged through a southern Russian region early on Tuesday, mounting a brazen onslaught that killed 57 people. The fighters seized Ingushetia's interior ministry building for several hours and attacked other top security points.

World | June 22, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 974

First Private Spacecraft in History

The first private manned spaceship left the Earth early on Monday morning, making its hictoric entry into records as the first private spacecraft to carry humans into space. The US rocket touched down safely later in the day.

World | June 21, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 374

Militants Hunt in Saudi Arabia

Saudi security forces have conducted a huge search to corner more militants and find the body of the beheaded American engineer Paul Johnson. Police cars and armoured vehicles sealed off the al-Malaz district of the capital Riyadh on Sunday.

World | June 21, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 424

Philippines Re-Elect President

Gloria Arroyo, President of the Philippines, has won a fresh term in office. Poll results were clear six weeks after the vote.

World | June 20, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 380

Iraqi Minister Survives Attack

Iraq's interim Health Minister has survived an attempt on his life, according to media reports. A dozen of police officers and civilians were wounded in the gun attack, CNN said.

World | June 20, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 344

Eyes Turned on Refugees

Numerous evens were organized around the world, to mark Sunday's World Refugee Day. Data show that 17 million people are currently living away from their homes because of war or persecution.

World | June 20, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 290

Blast Rattles Baghdad

An explosion went off in Baghdad, causing major damages near a bridge over the Tigris River. Early reports said there were three people injured in the attack.

World | June 20, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 211

Iraq Hostage Freed

A Lebanese construction worker who was earlier kidnapped in Iraq has been freed, according to officials. They said Jamil Deeb was released on Thursday.

World | June 19, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 378

Many Die in Falluja Raid

A Falluja blast on Saturday has killed at least 16 people, according to media reports. According to witnesses, US military aircrafts hovered over the city, and fired missiles at the site.

World | June 19, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 302

Bombs Target Istanbul Banks

Small bombs have exploded outside four banks in Turkey's Istanbul and the city of Izmir. Three people have been slightly injured in Friday night's attacks, local officials said.

World | June 19, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 226