Iraq said on Wednesday it accepted a new U.N.
Iraq said on Wednesday it accepted a new U.N.
The upper house of the Russian parliament, the Federation Council, has given massive backing to two measures aimed at combating terrorism. Under the new rules the bodies of those who die as a result of an anti-terrorist operation will not be released to t
The gloom shrouding the euro-zone economy deepened with heavyweight Germany running foul of budget rules and France in danger of doing so. "The recovery is much slower than anticipated," the European Union's executive Commission said in its autumn economi
Israeli tanks rolled into Nablus and seized total control of the northern West Bank town, arresting at least 30 Palestinians in a stepped up retaliation for a kibbutz shooting which killed five Israelis. The incursion came a day after an Israeli raid on T
Dismissing the Iraqi parliament's rejection of a UN resolution on disarmament, the United States is awaiting direct word from President Saddam Hussein as Baghdad showed new signs it would eventually accept tough new disarmament terms. "The Iraqi parliamen
Police opened fire on several thousand students protesting in the Afghan capital against the authorities' handling of an earlier university riot, in which at least one student was killed. AFP reported.
Iraq's parliament voted unanimously to reject a tough UN disarmament resolution seen as a last chance to avoid war, but agreed to leave the final word to President Saddam Hussein. In a sign that Saddam might override MPs and accept the UN Security Council
The war crimes trial of Slobodan Milosevic has been adjourned for the fifth time because of the former Yugoslav president's continuing ill health. Last week there were also no hearings in the case as Mr Milosevic, aged 61, complained of exhaustion and fat
Indonesian police have named two brothers of a man who admitted involvement in the attack on Bali last month as additional suspects over the bombings. Police said that they were searching for the two men - Ali Imron and Ali Fauzi - after finding a cache o
Israeli tanks and troops have moved into a Palestinian refugee camp in the West Bank city of Tulkarm in a hunt for militants who attacked a kibbutz over the weekend. The attack killed five Israelis, including a mother and her two young sons.
Multiple tornadoes and rains lashed the southeastern United States leaving 35 dead, hundreds missing and entire communities flattened in their wake. "We're right now holding at 17 fatalities with 60 hospitalized, three of them life threatening," said Ceci
The Iraqi parliament will vote on a UN Security Council resolution for disarmament, already blasting it as unfair, as Jordan and Saudi Arabia called on Baghdad to comply with the UN measure. Arab League members Jordan and Saudi Arabia stressed to Baghdad
Russia has said it reserves the right to respond to Sweden's expulsion of two Russian diplomats over alleged espionage at telecoms and defence giant Ericsson. The Swedish decision gave rise to "surprise and regret", the Russian Foreign Ministry said, addi
A plane carrying 34 people has crashed into the waters of Manila Bay in the Philippines, shortly after taking off from the city's airport. Laong Air, owner of the aircraft, said 14 people on board were killed, but at least 16 were rescued by passing boats
A gunman has killed five people, including two children, after entering a kibbutz in northern Israel, close to the border with the West Bank. Despite a search, security forces could not immediately locate the gunman, and they concluded that he had escaped
Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Drnovsek has won the most votes in Slovenia's presidential election, according to partial official results. However he does not seem to have won enough support to avoid a second-round run-off.
Singers and actors from the Russian musical Nord-Ost have performed for the first time since Chechen gunmen burst into their theatre, taking the cast and audience hostage and leaving over 160 people dead. Tears and applause greeted the actors as they came
Iraq is coming under intense pressure from fellow Arab states to accept and comply fully with the new United Nations resolution calling on Baghdad to give up its alleged weapons of mass destruction. Foreign ministers from the Arab League - meeting in Cair
China's President Jiang Zemin has renewed his calls for radical economic reforms at the key 16th Communist Party Congress, telling delegates they must "adopt new ways of thinking" to make the country richer. His comments to a closed-door meeting of delega
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