Ayman al-Zawahri, believed to be the next to terrorist No. 1 Osama Bin Laden, appeared Thursday on the al-Jazeera TV saying Islamic fighters are in control of much of Afghanistan.
Six British soldiers have been killed in a helicopter crash in the Czech Republic. The Czech Defence Ministry said the soldiers were taking part in a Czech-British military exercise when the crash happened near the city of Brno.
The future king of the sultanate of Brunei married a 17-year-old half-Swiss commoner in Asia's wedding of the year, attended by royalty and dignitaries from around the world. Crown Prince Al-Muhtadee Billah Bolkiah, 30, son of Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah wed
Many people protested in Italy seeking the savior of the two peace workers kidnapped in Bagdad on Tuesday. Italian authorities sent an envoy to the Middle East to work for the release of two women aid workers kidnapped in Iraq.
Hurricane Ivan swept through the south-eastern Caribbean islands, killing at least 12 people, flattening homes and knocking out power supplies. At least nine deaths were reported in Grenada, where the capital St George's was hit by 200km/h winds.
At least 19 workers died and 17 were injured when a fire broke out in a copper mine in northwestern Turkey. The blaze and subsequent explosion collapsed the entrance to the mine near the town of Kure, 300km north of the capital, Ankara.
Palestinian Prime Minister Ahmed Qurei on Tuesday once again submitted his resignation to President Yasser Arafat. The London-based Asharq Al Awsat reported Wednesday that Qurei decided to quit over disputes regarding lack of reforms in the Palestinian Au
An Islamic website published a statement purporting to be from an Iraqi group threatening Turkey and Jordan with painful reprisals unless they closed their embassies in Iraq and left the oil-rich country. The group, calling itself "The Al-Hussein Islamic
More than 40 have died in Baghdad's Sadr City over a 24-hour period, during clashes between US soldiers and militants loyal to radical cleric Muqtada al-Sadr. The renewed fighting came after a period of calm in the impoverished neighbourhood after Shia le
British police announced that a 21-year-old British soldier had been arrested and charged with the murder of a civilian in Iraq. The arrest came after Britain's attorney general ordered an investigation into the death of Iraqi Hassan Said who died in sout
A woman has committed suicide when Turkish police was on her tracks to arrest her, local NTV informed. The 20-year-old woman has attempted to detonate the bomb belted around herself, but after failing to do it, shot herself with a gun.
Baghdad's governor Ali Radhi al-Haydary survived an assassination attempt after fire was opened on his convoy and a car bomb exploded by the roadside. One bystander was killed in the attack, while the governor was unhurt.
At least thirteen members of the radical Palestinian group Hamas were killed and 45 wounded in an Israeli raid in the Gaza Strip, the bloodiest strike in months. Most of the casualties were members of the anti-Israeli militant group.
Model-turned-actress Liz Hurley is having a baby with Indian businessman Arun Nair. The 39-year-old actress and former girlfriend of actor Grant is rumoured to be pregnant with her second baby, according to the News of the World.
The kidnappers of three Macedonians working for a US company in Iraq have asked for a ransom of one million euros for their release, according to RIA Novosti news agency. An official from the US employer was stunned by the incredibly lump sum saying there
Iraqi kidnappers have released a Turkish driver, a day after his employers said they were pulling out of the country to secure his freedom. The group holding Midhat Civi had threatened to behead him unless his employer and others from Turkey stopped "co-o
Tropical storm Frances killed two and knocked out power for three million people in Florida, authorities said, as a new hurricane gathered force in the Atlantic. The storm left thousands of fallen trees, smashed traffic lights and downed power cables.
Doctors in New York have begun a heart bypass operation on former US President Bill Clinton. Clinton, 58, was moved to a theatre for surgery on Monday morning, three days after being hospitalised suffering chest pains and shortness of breath.
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