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Tehran Escapes UN Sanctions

The UN nuclear watchdog unanimously condemned Iran's nuclear program for two decades of secret activities but did not send Tehran before the UN Security Council for possible sanctions. The draft resolution has been adopted by consensus by the 35-nation bo

World | November 26, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 273

Wife, Daughter of Saddam's Top Deputy Arrested

US troops in Samarra, 70 miles north of Iraqi capital Baghdad, arrested the wife and daughter of Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri, a top Saddam Hussein deputy, on Wednesday, US military official has said. Al-Douri has been suspected of organizing attacks on US troo

World | November 26, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 286

Georgian Opposition Unites for Upcoming Elections

Georgia's main opposition parties named Mikhail Saakashvili as their only candidate to replace ousted President Eduard Shevardnadze. The information came from acting President Nino Burjanadze.

World | November 26, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 199

Rumsfeld Attacks Arabic Channels

Donald Rumsfeld, the US defence secretary, stepped up his attacks on Al-Jazeera and Al-Arabiyah yesterday, saying the Arabic television news channels co-operated with Iraqi insurgents to witness attacks on US troops. He said that he had "seen scraps of in

World | November 26, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 247

Moscow Fire Death Toll Reaches 37

Monday's fire at the hostel of the People's Friendship University in Moscow goes on taking victims even extinguished. An 18-year old male student from Peru died in a hospital, raising the death toll to 37.

World | November 26, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 274

All Quiet on Kashmir's Ceasefire Line

Pakistan reported a ceasefire it proposed with India was holding in disputed Kashmir and urged New Delhi to move forward to dialogue long sought by Islamabad. Neighbouring nuclear powers Pakistan and India, close to war for most of last year, agreed to a

World | November 26, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 393

Bush Intensifies Global US Troop Review

US President George Bush announced that the US is stepping up discussions with key European and Asian allies about the overhaul of US global military deployments. US Secretary of State Colin Powell and Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld will provide more d

World | November 26, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 248

Michael Jackson's Lawyer Warns Accusers

Michael Jackson's lawyer said that he will use "every legal avenue" to pursue those making allegations against the singer. Mark Geragos said he wanted to put a halt to opportunists seeking to make money out of the singer by pursuing "scurrilous accusation

World | November 26, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 220

Al-Qaeda Chief Seized in Yemen

A Yemeni man suspected of being a local leader for Al-Qaeda has been arrested, the official news agency Saba says. Mohammad Hamdi al-Ahdal tops Yemen's most wanted list - and was named by the authorities as one of two top suspects belonging to Osama Bin L

World | November 26, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 220

US Cuts Israeli Loan Guarantees

US is cutting nearly USD 290 M from a loan guarantee package to Israel in response to its settlement activity in the West Bank and Gaza. Israel is also being penalised for the building of a barrier in the West Bank to separate Israelis and Palestinians.

World | November 26, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 255

US Administration in Iraq "Attacked"

Personnel at the headquarters of the US-led administration in Iraq have been urged to take cover, as explosions were heard in Baghdad Tuesday evening, Reuters reported. The building suffered a number of other attacks earlier this month.

World | November 25, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 335

HIV Infection Rates Shoot Up

Record high number of people have been infected with HIV around the world in 2003, according to figures of the World Health Organization and UNAids. According to their reports, some 5 million people have been infected in 2003 alone.

World | November 25, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 398

Second Key Shevardnadze Minister Resigns

Georgia's State Minister Avtandil Dzhorbenadze resigned on Tuesday. He is the second key minister of ousted President Eduard Shevardnadze to quit after Interior Minister Koba Narchemashvili made the same move on Monday.

World | November 25, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 312

9 Charged over Turkey's Blasts

A Turkish state security court charged nine people over last week's attacks on British targets in Istanbul. The men are suspected of aiding and abetting those who drove truck bombs at the British consulate and the offices of London-based banking giant HSB

World | November 25, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 243

US, European Negotiators Reach Agreement

US and European negotiators reached an agreement on Monday, concerning the condemnation on Iran for hiding its nuclear programs. The proposal was softer than US had expected, hoping that Iran's behavior would be enough for the U.

World | November 25, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 241

Britain Could Veto EU Constitution

Britain could veto the European Union (EU) constitution instead of losing its right to retain national control of defence, foreign and tax policies, London newspapers said, quoting an unnamed Foreign Office official. The official said that the treaty was

World | November 25, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 243

Death Toll in Moscow Fire Reaches 36

The number of victims in the fire, that broke at the hostel of the People's Friendship University in Moscow early on Monday morning, reached 36. Thirty-three mainly Asian and African foreign students burned in the fire and the other three died in a hospit

World | November 25, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 210

Croatia's PM Concedes Victory to Nationalists in Election

Croatian Prime Minister Ivica Racan, heading the incumbent center-left coalition, conceded that nationalists won the weekend's legislative elections. With about 90 percent of votes counted, the opposition nationalist Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) and it

World | November 24, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 366

Report: DNA Test Identifies Istanbul Bomber

Police have used DNA samples to confirm the identity of an Islamic militant who rammed an explosives-laden pickup truck into the British consulate in Istanbul, a Turkish newspaper said Monday. The man was identified as Feridun Ugurlu, a Turk believed to h

World | November 24, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 333

US Sniper Killer Sentenced to Death

Jurors decided Monday that John Allen Muhammad should be executed for masterminding the deadly sniper attacks that terrorized the Washington area for three weeks last fall. The jury deliberated five hours over two days before reaching the verdict against

World | November 24, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 322

Ravisher Holds One Person Hostage in Turkey

The armed man, who hijacked a bus in western Turkey, held one person hostage and released the others in Usak Organized Industrial Zone. A Skorsky helicopter has been sent to the region.

World | November 24, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 207