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Condoleeza Rice Anointed for US State Secretary

US President George W. Bush has appointed Condoleeza Rice to take over the position of US State Secretary from outgoing Colin Powell.

World | November 16, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1474

Rising Death Toll in Indonesian Quake

The death toll from a powerful earthquake and aftershocks in Indonesia has hit 25 with fears it could rise even higher. A relief team is trekking to remote villages to offer help after the tremors on Alor island near East Timor.

World | November 16, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 356

US Launches Raid on Mosul

US forces in Iraq have launched a major assault on insurgents in the city of Mosul. Media cited a military spokesman as saying that more than 1,000 soldiers were to be deployed.

World | November 16, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 380

Two More Top CIA Officials Quit

The resignations of two more senior CIA officials fuelled debate in the intelligence community over whether the agency is tumbling into turmoil under new director Porter Goss or is taking painful but necessary steps toward fixing serious problems. Stephen

World | November 16, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 359

Hungarian Troops Leave Iraq by 2004 End

The Hungarian parliament on Monday rejected a government proposal to extend the stay of 300 non-combat troops in Iraq by three months until March 31, 2005. The government's plan to extend the mission of the transport contingent serving since mid-2003 in H

World | November 15, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 719

Bush Vows Europe Trip

US President George Bush has pledged to travel to Europe in an attempt to get transatlantic relations back on track. He declared readiness to work to deepen the transatlantic ties with the nations of Europe, said President Bush on Friday, just ten days af

World | November 15, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 463

US Warplanes Target Iraq Rebels

US forces have launched air strikes and fought gun battles in the Iraqi town of Baquba, north-east of Baghdad, after rebels stormed police stations there. Two 225kg bombs were dropped during the fighting and 20 insurgents were killed, the US military said

World | November 15, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 418

Polish Embassy in Iraq Under Fire

More than a dozen Iraqi rebels have attacked the Polish Embassy in Baghdad, it was reported early on Monday. The insurgents targeted the edifice with machine guns, and exchanged fire with the embassy's guards for about half an hour.

World | November 15, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 620

Iran Suspends Uranium Enrichment

Iran has agreed to fully suspend its uranium enrichment program, Iran's chief nuclear negotiator Hasan Rohani announced Sunday, a move that could improve Iran's relations with the West. Iran claims that its uranium enrichment activities is aimed to produc

World | November 14, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 355

Palestinians Set Election on Jan 9

Palestinian officials scheduled presidential elections for Jan. 9, 2005, following the death of Yasser Arafat.

World | November 14, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 328

Pentagon Builds Its Own Internet

The Pentagon is building the military's world wide web, which is believed to be the most powerful weapon in the US arsenal, The New York Times reports. According to the article the aim of the Global Information Grid (GIG) is to give all American commander

World | November 14, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 676

Vice President Cheney Hospitalized

US Vice President Dick Cheney was taken to the hospital on Saturday with shortness of breath. Cheney, 63, is to undergo testing at George Washington University Hospital, said White House spokesman Ken Lisaius.

World | November 13, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 375

Palestinians Push for Early Elections

Palestinian leadership has ordered the preparations for new presidential elections to start immediately a day after Yasser Arafat was buried. Prime Minister Ahmed Qurie told reporters that a presidential election would be held by Jan.

World | November 13, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 256

Mosque Set on Fire in Netherlands

A mosque in the Netherlands has been set on fire, in what has been described as the latest in a spate of attacks. Police said the mosque, in the south-eastern village of Helden near the German border, was set on fire early on Saturday.

World | November 13, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 385

Moore Considers "Fahrenheit 9/11" Sequel

Director Michael Moore is planning a sequel to "Fahrenheit 9/11" to be released about the time of the next presidential campaign. The sequel, dubbed "Fahrenheit 9/11 and 1/2," will revisit the same issues as Moore's earlier documentary, which he repeatedl

World | November 12, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 380

Dutch Raid Kurd "Training Camp"

Police raided a suspected training camp of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) in the south of the Netherlands, arresting 29 people. Prosecutors said the raid was not linked to the recent crackdown on suspected Muslim extremists after the murder o

World | November 12, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 352

US Negotiates on Fallujah Mosque Surrender

US commanders say they are negotiating the surrender of as many as 300 people holed up in a mosque in the Iraqi rebel stronghold of Fallujah. It is unclear whether those inside are insurgents or civilians.

World | November 12, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 414

Blair, Bush Consult Middle East Policy

British Prime Minister Tony Blair has sought consensus with US President George Bush to make the Middle East peace process an urgent priority, exploring whether the death of Yasser Arafat offers new avenues for restarting Israeli-Palestinian talks. The tw

World | November 12, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 259

Indonesia Quake Claims Six Lives

A succession of earthquakes, measuring at least 6.0 on the Richter scale shook Friday an island in eastern Indonesia, killing at least six people and injuring 100 more.

World | November 12, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 246

Train Accident Kills Ten in the Philippines

A passenger train derailed and tumbled down a ravine in the northern Philippines Friday, killing at least 10 people and injuring nearly 120 others, officials said. The train was carrying about 400 passengers at the time of the accident, authoritiers said.

World | November 12, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 383

Al-Jazeera Airs Video of American Hostage

Arabic TV station Al-Jazeera has broadcast a videotape showing what it says is an American contractor of Lebanese origin held hostage in Iraq. The balding, middle-aged man was shown carrying a US passport and an identification card in the name of Dean Sad

World | November 12, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3063
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