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Kofi Annan Wants Roadmap for Iraq

The US-led coalition ruling Iraq should draw up a "roadmap" to outline the country's political future, UN Secretary General Kofi Annan told the pan-Arab Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper on Sunday. "The United Nations must cooperate with coalition forces and Iraq

World | June 22, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 213

Sabotage Causes Fuel Pipeline Explosion as Iraq Resumes Exports

Local officials said sabotage has caused the fuel pipeline explosion west of Baghdad as Iraq was to restart its first postwar oil exports on Sunday. The affected pipeline carries gas from the city of Kirkuk, 150 miles north of Baghdad, to various parts of

World | June 22, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 213

Arizona Fights Huge Fire

Fire fighters in the US state of Arizona have been unable to contain a huge blaze near the city of Tucson, the state's second largest. The Aspen fire, as it is called, has destroyed hundreds of homes and forced about 1,000 people to flee since it broke ou

World | June 22, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 207

Pope Visits Bosnia-Herzegovina

Pope John Paul II has begun a controversial trip to Bosnia-Herzegovina. He will hold an open-air ceremony to beatify Ivan Merz, a Bosnian man active in the Catholic church during 1920s.

World | June 22, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 259

Israel Accused of Hampering Truce Talks

The killing of a Hamas leader has led to accusations from Palestinian officials that Israel is undermining their efforts to secure a peace deal with extremist militants. Cabinet minister Yasser Abed Rabbo was speaking after Israeli forces shot dead a seni

World | June 22, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 177

U.S. Embassy in Kenya Closed After Threat

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World | June 21, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 328

Train Derailed in South California

A runaway freight train carrying lumber through Southern California derailed after being switched to a side track Friday in suburban Commerce, which sent its cargo crashing into three homes and left 13 people injured, the Los Angeles Fire Department said.

World | June 21, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 361

Prince William Celebrates His 21st Birthday

Prince William, the elder son of Britain's heir to the throne Prince Charles and the late princess Diana, turned 21 with a pledge to help the homeless. In an interview for Press Association, the British news agency, William said he was greatly influenced

World | June 21, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 293

Balkan, EU Leaders Meet at Landmark Summit

In a bid to give a new boost to the five, the EU leaders are expected to tell Albania, Bosnia-Hercegovina, Croatia, Macedonia and Serbia and Montenegro that their integration depends on pace of implementing political, economic and judicial reforms. This

World | June 21, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 204

Cool Reception for EU Constitution

European leaders are preparing to adopt draft proposals for a constitution, but only as a "basis" for what are widely predicted to be tough negotiations on the EU's planned political reform. The draft - a neatly stapled booklet with 68 densely printed pag

World | June 20, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 201

US Forces Find Cash, Gems Buried Near Saddam's Birthplace

US forces in Iraq on Thursday has found about USD 8 M, USD 350 M in Iraqi dinars and USD 850,000 in gems buried in the garden of a farmhouse near Tikrit, Saddam Hussein's birthplace. The treasure was discovered in a raid of two farmhouses on Wednesday.

World | June 20, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 288

Warning over Drug-Resistant HIV

The unregulated supply of AIDS drugs in the non-industrialised world threatens to accelerate the development of drug-resistant HIV strains. That is the conclusion of a study from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, just published in the Br

World | June 20, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 244

Powell Warns Mid-East Militants

US Secretary of State Colin Powell has demanded urgent security reforms from the Palestinian prime minister, as he seeks to put "roadmap" for peace back on track. Violence between the two sides has killed about 60 people since the US-backed peace plan was

World | June 20, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 212

Turkey Backed EU-Inspired Reforms

Turkey's parliament passed a sixth package of democratisation laws designed to smooth its way to eventual European Union membership. The latest package which coincides with the EU summit in Greece includes scrapping a controversial part of the anti-terror

World | June 20, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 224

EU Chiefs Urged not to Unpick Constitutional Draft

EU leaders were to hold their first formal talks on a draft constitution for the enlarged bloc, the top item on the agenda of a summit held amid high security in northern Greece. And they were warned not to unpick the blueprint, the work of 16 months of

World | June 20, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 262

Bush Challenged over Iraq Weapons

US President George W Bush is facing fresh charges that he exaggerated the threat of Iraq's alleged weapons of mass destruction to win support for the war. In a strong attack on Bush's administration, Democratic Senator John Kerry accused the president mi

World | June 19, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 298

EU Leaders Face Controversial Issues in Greece

European Union (EU) leaders gather near the Greek town of Thessaloniki Thursday for a summit which focuses on two of Europe's most controversial issues - the EU's proposed constitution and UK proposals to toughen up European asylum policy. Other areas on

World | June 19, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1022

Suicide Bomber Killed One in Israel

A suicide bomber killed himself and an Israeli man in northern Israel Thursday, reports say. The attack happened at a grocery shop in a small village a few kilometres from the Palestinian-run West Bank.

World | June 19, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 261

Italian Parliament Lets Berlusconi off Corruption Trial Hook

The Italian parliament approved a controversial immunity bill that would allow Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi to avoid an embarrassing corruption trial just days before Italy takes over the presidency of the European Union. Members of lower house, where

World | June 19, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 273

Woman Sets Self on Fire over Paris Crackdown on Iran Opposition, Dies

An Iranian woman who set herself on fire in Paris in protest at a French crackdown on the Iranian armed opposition group, the People's Mujahedeen, has died of her injuries, AFP reported. Marzieh Babakhani, a political refugee living in Paris, had suffered

World | June 18, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1391

US Captures "Ace of Diamonds"

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World | June 18, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 211