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Israel Attacks Palestinian Compound

An Israeli armoured column, backed by helicopters, has moved into Gaza City to attack a Palestinian security forces compound. It is the fifth consecutive night that Israeli forces have been active inside the Gaza Strip.

World | November 18, 2002, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 213

Arms Inspectors Head for Iraq

An advance team of United Nations weapons inspectors is leaving for Baghdad shortly to begin the implementation of a tough new UN mandate aimed at disarming Iraq. Chief weapons inspector Hans Blix and Mohammed el-Baradei, his counterpart from the Internat

World | November 18, 2002, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 223

Al Qaeda Statement Warns U.S.

A new statement purported to be from the terrorist network al Qaeda warns the United States to "stop your support for Israel against the Palestinians, for Russians against the Chechens and leave us alone, or expect us in Washington and New York." "Do not

World | November 17, 2002, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 198

Israel Mulls Response to Ambush

Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon resisted right-wing pressure on Sunday to take direct action against Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat in the wake of Friday's deadly ambush on a group of Israelis in Hebron. Israeli troops have occupied most of the West

World | November 17, 2002, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 237

Three Men Charged over Terror Attack in UK

Three men have been charged with plotting to carry out a terror attack which police sources say included London's Underground rail network. Scotland Yard police have refused to officially comment on claims in the Sunday Times newspaper that the planned at

World | November 17, 2002, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 231

More Bali Suspects Pictures Released

Indonesian police have released pictures of six more suspects in the Bali bombing case, including one of the man they say is the leader of the group. Chief police investigator I Made Mangku Pastika said Imam Samudra, who is alleged to have links with Isla

World | November 17, 2002, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 183

Ukrainian President Kuchma Sacked Government

Embattled Ukrainian President Leonid Kuchma has sacked his government, and nominated a regional governor to head a new cabinet. No reason was given for his decree replacing Anatoly Kinakh with Viktor Yanukovich, who is thought to be a strong ally of the p

World | November 17, 2002, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 177

Turkish PM Sets Priorities

The new Turkish Prime Minister, Abdullah Gul, has said that the economy, resolving the conflict in Cyprus and taking Turkey into the European Union will be the priorities of his administration. Mr Gul, the deputy leader of Islamist-based Justice and Devel

World | November 17, 2002, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 168

Arrests of Hebron Suspects

The Israeli army has begun arresting suspected Palestinian militants in Hebron following a deadly attack in the West Bank city on Friday night. As soldiers searched Palestinian homes, the government scheduled a meeting to decide how to retaliate for the a

World | November 16, 2002, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 218

UN Inspector Counts on Iraq Cooperation

The United Nations' chief weapons inspector, Hans Blix, has said he is counting on full co-operation from Iraq after it accepted the new UN resolution on inspections. "We hope and expect to have full Iraqi co-operation," he said after talks in Paris with

World | November 16, 2002, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 182

Al-Qaeda Suspect Captures

One of the senior leaders of the al-Qaeda network has reportedly been captured and is now said to be in American hands. The suspect, who US government sources say was caught in the past few weeks, has not been named.

World | November 16, 2002, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 187

Inquiry Ordered into Bali Attack Warning

Prime Minister John Howard has ordered an inquiry into a claim that Australia was warned about an imminent attack just before the bombings on Bali on 12 October. Saturday's Sydney Morning Herald quotes an unnamed Western diplomat based in Washington, DC,

World | November 16, 2002, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 232

Turkish PM Appointed

Abdullah Gul, deputy leader of the Islamist-based Justice and Development Party (AK) has been appointed prime minister by President Ahmet Necdet Sezer. Mr Erdogan met President Sezer on Friday and proposed several names for the post, among them that of hi

World | November 16, 2002, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 228

World Congratulates New Chinese Communist Party Chief

The international community congratulated New Chinese Communist Party chief Hu Jintao. The United States said it looked forward to working closely with him and his team, with Russia and Japan, echoing those sentiments, The Communist Party officially anoin

World | November 16, 2002, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 153

Greek Captain of Breaking up Tanker Questioned

The captain of a tanker threatened to break up off the Spanish coast has been arrested and will be questioned. The Greek captain was accused of not co-operating with maritime authorities after he raised the alert on Wednesday and was held on suspicion of

World | November 16, 2002, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 155

Hebron Attack Leaves 12 Israelis Dead

The Israeli army is planning its retaliation for a gun attack by Palestinian militants which left at least 12 Israelis dead and 15 wounded in the West Bank town of Hebron. Militants armed with guns and grenades fired on a group of Jewish settlers who were

World | November 16, 2002, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 172

EU Considers 'Dictator' Ban

The European Union is planning to ban the President of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, and up to 50 members of his government from travelling to EU and candidate countries because of continuing violations of democracy and human rights. The banning decision

World | November 15, 2002, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 193

Oil Tanker Spill Threatens Birds

Conservation groups are warning that the stricken oil tanker currently being escorted away from Spanish waters is putting some of the country's most vulnerable birdlife at risk. The oil tanker Prestige has left behind a 32-kilometre-long slick, which is b

World | November 15, 2002, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 203

China Unveiled New Leadership

Vice-President Hu Jintao has been named as the new head of China's ruling Communist Party, with the Politburo Standing Committee - China's key decision-making body - expanded to nine members. But outgoing President Jiang Zemin looks set to retain consider

World | November 15, 2002, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 193

Harry Potter Movie Hits Cinemas

Cinemas in the UK and US are getting ready for their busiest day of the year as the new Harry Potter film opens to sell-out audiences. The Chamber of Secrets will show on more than 1,000 screens in the UK alone - two-fifths of the country's movie capacity

World | November 15, 2002, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 205

U.S. Executes Pakistani Murderer

A Pakistani national convicted of the murder of two CIA employees has been executed by lethal injection in the US state of Virginia. Aimal Khan Kansi, 38, was convicted of the 1993 killings in a shooting rampage outside the agency's headquarters in Langle

World | November 15, 2002, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 214
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