A US contractor has been kidnapped near Baghdad on Monday, a US embassy spokesman said, the latest foreigner abducted in the Iraqi capital. The contractor was working on a reconstruction project.
The US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld made a surprise visit to Baghdad, warning Iraq's new leaders against political purges and corruption that could spark "lack of confidence or corruption in government". The United States oppose any move to delay the
Jewish residents of four West Bank settlements will be disarmed about two weeks before they are removed from their homes this summer, military officials announced. Settlers, however, remain reluctant to give up their weapons.
Moscow's Ostankino television centre has burst into flames and thick black smoke is billowing from the windows, Itar-Tass news agency informed. Fire brigades and rescuers rushed to the scene of the fire and rescued 25 people, the city's fire department wa
Survivors of Buchenwald concentration camp joined German leaders to mark the camp's liberation by US troops 60 years ago. The world must never allow the horrors of the Nazis to fade from memory, said German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder.
A peace truce between Israel and Palestine was on the verge of breakup Saturday, after Israeli soldiers shot dead three Palestinian teenagers in southern Gaza. Witnesses said the group of boys came under fire when they tried to retrieve a football.
Four children were killed by a homemade bomb while collecting trash in Baghdad, police officials said. Meanwhile three masked gunmen killed an Iraqi Army officer late Thursday in the Southern city of Basra, police also said.
UK car producer MG Rover will be placed in administration, as talks with China's Shanghai Automotive Industry Corp (SAIC) collapsed on Thursday. Rover bosses had warned the company would go under unless the state immediately approved a EUR 145 M taxpayer-
A gunman burst Thursday in a school in Tehran taking hostages few students and teachers, who were later released, police officials announced. The militant, who turned out to be a military, was forced to give in by Iranian special security services.
Nine people were killed in Afghanistan on Wednesday when a military helicopter crashed during severe weather, a US military said. The CH 47 Chinook helicopter crashed in Ghazni province, 80 miles southwest of the capital, Kabul, while on a routine mission
Iraq's new parliament is due to select its three-man presidency council, which will in turn appoint a prime minister. Senior government sources said Kurdish leader Jalal Talabani would be nominated as president.
American novelist Saul Bellow, who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1976 died in Massachusetts, aged 89. He was brought up in Chicago, and much of his work deals with that city and the experience of Jews and immigrants in 20th Century America.
British Prime Minister Tony Blair has set May 5 as the date of general elections in the country. Speaking after asking the Queen to dissolve Parliament next week, Mr Blair said Labour had a "driving mission" for a third term in office, BBC reported.
The world famous Mona Lisa is due to move back to Paris' Louvre art gallery on Wednesday, four years after refurbishment work began. Leonardo da Vinci's 500-year-old masterpiece will be hung alone on a wall in the museum's Salle des Etats.
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