Baghdad Hotel Hit by Blast

A bomb exploded outside the Four Seasons Hotel in Baghdad, injuring up to eight people. The hotel, which is located in the centre of the city, is frequently used by foreign contractors.

World | May 10, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 201

Blair Apologised for Iraq Abuse

UK Prime Minister Tony Blair apologised for any cases of mistreatment of Iraqi prisoners by British soldiers in an interview on French television. Tony Blair promised those responsible would be punished under military rules.

World | May 10, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 207

Italy Breaks Up Islamic Cell

Italian anti-terrorism police arrested an Algerian cleric of a mosque and four Tunisians in a crackdown authorities said was aimed at preventing an al-Qaeda-linked cell from sending suicide attackers to Iraq. The suspects were seized in pre-dawn raids in

World | May 10, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 223

5 Arrested in Caucasus over Deadly Blast

Russia detained five people and increased security in its northern Caucasus region after a bomb killed Akhmad Kadyrov, president of the Russian republic of Chechnya, Interfax reported. The identities of the five are being checked and it's premature to con

World | May 10, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 203

Blair Faces Resignation Call

British Prime Minister Tony Blair has faced a call for his resignation by a senior member of his own Labour Party on Sunday. According to Lord David Puttnam, Labour peer and personal friend of Blair, the negative headlines about Iraq threaten to damage th

World | May 9, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 266

Turkey Mulls Power Plant Construction

Turkey pledged ready to start the construction of a power plant. According to Turkish Energy and Natural Resources Minister Hilmi Guler stated on Friday that his country had reached the point of specifications with the nuclear plant project.

World | May 9, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 424

Djindjic Murder Suspect on Trial Monday

The main suspect for the murder of Serbian Prime Minister Milorad Lukovic, dubbed Legia, will stand for the first time in court on Monday. The court is expected to rule whether the trial would be cancelled because of the defendants' plea to prepare the de

World | May 9, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 348

British Army Abuse Scandal Deepens

The Daily Mirror has published further allegations of British troops abusing Iraqi prisoners. The Sunday edition of British newspaper has come out with shocking snapshots showing a soldier photographing a bound captive in the back of an armoured personnel

World | May 8, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 742

Croatia Skipped for NATO Invitation

Croatia shall not be invited officially to join NATO during the upcoming summit in Istanbul end of June. According to John Colston, NATO's deputy secretary general, the Alliance will back up its wish to access to NATO structures urging the Balkan state to

World | May 7, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 451

Putin Sworn In

Russian President Vladimir Putin was sworn in to a second four-year term in office. Putin vowed to serve his nation after placing his hand on Russia's constitution before 1,700 witnesses.

World | May 7, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 329

Key Japan Minister Resigns

Japan's chief cabinet secretary resigned after a pension scandal. Yasuo Fukuda was a close adviser to the prime minister, and even seen as possible successor.

World | May 7, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 372

Israel "Finances" Illegal outposts

Israel's Housing Ministry has spent millions of dollars on unauthorized construction in the West Bank, a government report said, leading the attorney general to impose a new way of monitoring settlement spending. Palestinian legislature fired a high-ranki

World | May 6, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 285

UN Starts Talks on New Iraqi Resolution

UN Security Council members begin informal talks on a resolution in support of a new Iraqi provisional government and the problematic status of US forces, when the US-led occupation officially ends on June 30.But no text will be circulated at the late aft

World | May 6, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 241

Georgia's Leader Victorious After Rebel Withdraws

Celebrations erupted in the Adzhara region of Georgia early Thursday after its rebellious leader fled in what President Mikhail Saakashvili hailed as the first step to unifying the country. Thousands had massed on the streets of the regional capital, Batu

World | May 6, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 285

Prison Head Apologizes for Iraqi Abuse

The chief of US-run prisons in Iraq apologized Wednesday for the "illegal or unauthorized acts" committed by soldiers at the Abu Ghraib prison. Photographs circulated earlier showing Iraqi prisoners were abused by smiling American guards.

World | May 5, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 412

Bush to Appeal Arabs in Abuse Row

US President George Bush is to appear on Arab TV channels on Wednesday in an attempt to regain trust after US forces were caught in an abuse scandal. Photographs have emerged showing inmates at the Abu Ghraib prison near Baghdad stripped naked and humilia

World | May 5, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 300

Israeli Army Destroys 8 Gaza Buildings

The Israeli army demolished eight buildings in the Gaza Strip early Wednesday, prompting clashes that left a Palestinian man dead. The army said the operations were in reaction to a Palestinian ambush in Gaza on Sunday that killed a pregnant Jewish settle

World | May 5, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 297

Iraqis Accuse British Troops of Unlawful Killing

Lawyers for 14 Iraqi families who allege their relatives were unlawfully killed by British troops in post-war Iraq took their case to London's High Court. The Ministry of Defence refuses to accept responsibility for the deaths but the families' lawyer, Ph

World | May 5, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 299

Odessa Hosts Body Art Carnival

The Ukrainian city of Odessa hosts the 3rd edition of the International Body Art Carnival. More than 100 artists ran high their fantasies in painting all-over the bodies of some 200 models.

World | May 4, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1798

European Parliament Welcomes New MEPs

The European Parliament welcomed the EU's 10 new member states with an official ceremony on Monday. In its last plenary session before the June European Parliament elections and the first sitting of the enlarged European Parliament, speeches will be held

World | May 4, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 426

UN Expresses Concern over Abuse

The United Nations issued a statement late Monday expressing serious concern about the reports of torture of Iraqis by US and British forces. The UN special investigator on torture, Theo van Boven, said that the culprits must be punished and that victims

World | May 4, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 330