Australian people went to polls Saturday, to choose a new government between the incumbent conservatives and main rival, the Labour Party. The two candidates differ the most on the US-led war in Iraq.
Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry was widely perceived as the winner in a second public debate with incumbent George Bush. The two sparred over the Iraq war, as well as over the economy, healthcare system and taxes.
A bomb has exploded at the Indonesian embassy in Paris injuring nine people, including four embassy workers, French Interior Minister Dominique de Villepin said. A rigged package exploded at the base of a flag pole in front of the Indonesian embassy, de V
At least 39 people have been killed and about 100 others injured in two explosions in the central Pakistan city of Multan. Police said the explosions were caused by a car bomb and a motorcycle bomb, targeting a large group of Sunni Muslims.
At least two rockets were fired toward the Sheraton and Palestine hotels in central Baghdad on Thursday and a fire broke out in the area. Shortly after the attack, bursts of gunfire could be heard echoing across the city center.
President Jacques Chirac has accepted an invitation to visit Libya this year, French Foreign Minister Michel Barnier announced on Wednesday while visiting the African country. It would be the first trip to Libya by a French president in two decades.
Violence in the run-up to Afghanistan's landmark elections had not reached feared levels just days before the vote, still there are fears of major attacks on polling day.Officials have warned of a possible sharp spike in attacks on the day some 10.
There is no clear evidence that former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein harbored Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, according to a CIA report. Before last year's invasion to topple Saddam, the Bush administration portrayed Zarqawi as al Qaeda's link to Baghdad.
Democrat John Edwards accused Vice President Dick Cheney of "not being straight with the American people" about conditions in Iraq in a debate that has taken on added importance after the race for the White House tightened in the past week. Edwards, looki
Iran now has missiles with a range of 2,000km (1,250 miles), former Iranian President Hashemi Rafsanjani announced in a speech to the Aerospace Research Institute in Tehran. Rafsanjani said Iranian experts could now achieve "all subsequent stages" in the
American Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld has admitted he has not seen seen ‘strong, hard evidence' linking ousted Iraqi leader Saddam and Osama Bin Laden's al Qaida. Asked to describe the connection between Hussein and al Qaida, the Pentagon chief decli
A top official at Iraq's science and technology ministry has been shot dead along with a female civil servant by unknown attackers in Baghdad, the interior ministry said. Thamer Abdellatif, one the general directors of the ministry, and a civil servant, I
The 2004 Nobel Prize winners will be announced this week.The first announcement comes Monday with the physiology or medicine prize, followed by a week of announcements of winners for physics, chemistry, economics, peace and possibly literature.
At least 8 people have been killed and more than 50 were wounded when a car bomb exploded near the Green Zone in Baghdad. Witnesses claim that a car raced towards the entrance, where the US military has a checkpoint, but blew up before reaching it, detona
US warplanes have carried out pre-dawn raids on the rebel-held Iraqi city of Falluja, killing at least seven people, hospital officials say. The US military confirmed that it had launched two air strikes, saying it had hit a building where "anti-Iraqi for
The first nationwide opinion poll in the US since Thursday's debate between President George W Bush and his Democratic challenger John Kerry then suggests that Senator Kerry might have significantly improved his standing. The two men hold their second TV
Italy has begun airlifting migrants back to their point of departure after facilities on its southern outpost were swamped by hundreds of new arrivals. Three planeloads of illegal immigrants were sent back to Libya from the tiny Italian island of Lampedus
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