World

Oil Prices Hit New Peak

The price of crude oil has topped USD 50 a barrel - the highest level recorded in the 21-year history of crude futures on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Experts attribute the price jump to Nigerian rebels.

World | September 28, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 383

Iranian, Egyptian Hostages Freed

An Iranian diplomat and an Egyptian telecom worker, who were held hostage for days in Iraq, have been released. Al Jazeera television said late on Monday an Egyptian and two Iraqis kidnapped a few days ago had been freed.

World | September 28, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 544

At Least 8 Killed in Dubai Collapse

At least eight workers have been killed after a terminal under construction at Dubai International Airport collapsed Monday. "There has been an accident at one of the construction sites at the airport," said one official, who spoke on condition of anonymi

World | September 27, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 646

France Calls for Referendum on Turkey

France should hold a referendum on whether to allow Turkey into the EU, according to French finance minister Nicolas Sarkozy. "A decision as important as the membership of Turkey in Europe could only be taken after there had been a referendum in France",

World | September 27, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 470

Jordan's King: Italian Hostages Alive

The two Italian women, who were kidnapped in Baghdad three weeks ago, are alive, claims Jordanian King Abdullah II. Talking to Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera King Abdullah II promised to do his best for the relase of the two women.

World | September 27, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 616

Jeanne Kills 6 in Florida

At least six Florida residents died and three went missing during and after Hurricane Jeanne, police and local reports said early Monday. Jeanne is the fourth hurricane in six weeks to hammer Florida.

World | September 27, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 303

Dirty Bomb "Plot" Foiled in UK

UK police gained more time on Sunday to question four terror suspects arrested after a newspaper claimed it had foiled a "dirty bomb" plot. London's metropolitan police said a magistrate approved an application to hold the four men until October 1.

World | September 26, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 442

US Airstrikes Kill 14 in Fallujah

A rocket has landed in a busy street in central Baghdad, killing at least one person and wounding several others. Meanwhile, doctors in Fallujah say at least seven people have been killed and 11 wounded in another US airstrike.

World | September 26, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 320

Frenchman Shot Dead in Saudi Arabia

A Frenchman was shot dead in the Red Sea city of Jeddah in what Saudi officials said was a "terrorist attack," the second shooting of a Westerner in the oil-rich kingdom in 10 days. Sources in the kingdom's French community identified the victim as Lauren

World | September 26, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 269

Kevin Costner Marries Longtime Girlfriend

Hollywood star Kevin Costner has married his 30-year-old German girlfriend at his ranch in the US state of Colorado. A Roman Catholic priest led the ceremony on Saturday wedding blonde handbag designer Christine Baumgaertner to the 49-year-old Oscar winne

World | September 26, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1850

Car Bombs Rock Baghdad

Suicide attackers exploded a pair of car bombs outside an Iraqi National Guard compound west of the capital Sunday, wounding American and Iraqi forces, and the US military announced the arrest of a senior Iraqi commander for alleged ties to the insurgency

World | September 26, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 282

Munitions Seized in Southern Iraq

The soldiers from the Multinational Division Central-South found and confiscated a few dozen of Kalashnikovs, some pistols and a large amount of ammunition. 16 suspects have been detained.

World | September 26, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 432

Hamas Official Killed in Car Bomb

An official from the Palestinian militant group Hamas was killed on Sunday when a bomb exploded in his car in Damascus. Izz el-Deen al-Sheikh Khalil died when an explosive charge placed under the driver's seat ripped through his SUV car in the Az-Zahera n

World | September 26, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1009

China Stages 1st Formula One

Ferrari's Brazilian Rubens Barrichello has won the first Chinese Grand Prix. The race took place at Shanghai's new circuit, which cost USD 240 M to build over two years.

World | September 26, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 277

Jeanne Hits Florida

Ferocious winds and rain are battering Florida as Hurricane Jeanne whips across the US state, the fourth major hurricane to strike in six weeks. Jeanne's gusts of 185 km/h are knocking down power lines, ripping off roofs and whirling up debris left behind

World | September 26, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 292

Taliban Commander Killed in Afghanistan

Afghan security forces killed a senior Taliban commander and two of his comrades in a raid in southern Afghanistan, an official said Sunday. Maulvi Abdul Ghaffar, reportedly a former inmate at the US prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, died in a gunbattle Sat

World | September 26, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 276

Quake Rocks Southeastern Turkey

An earthquake measuring 4 on the Richter scale shook Turkey's southeastern region late on Saturday evening. The quake hit the town of Sivriche.

World | September 25, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 499

Israel Flattens Gaza Homes

Israeli army bulldozers have torn down the homes of more than 200 Palestinians in the Gaza refugee camp of Khan Yunis, United Nations aid officials say. The Israeli military says the operation - a day after mortars fired from Khan Yunis killed a Jewish se

World | September 25, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 411

Gatwick Baggage Staff on Strike

Hundreds of baggage handlers at Gatwick airport have started a 24-hour strike as part of a dispute over workloads. The action, involving around 600 Servisair baggage staff, began at 03.

World | September 25, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 373

6 Egyptians Abducted in Iraq

Armed men have snatched two Egyptians from their office in Baghdad - the third kidnapping of foreigners in the Iraqi capital in less than three weeks. Four other Egyptians were seized outside Baghdad on Thursday.

World | September 25, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 354

Jeanne Heads for Bahamas

Hurricane Jeanne gathered strength Saturday as it bore down on the Bahamas, where hundreds of people took refuge in schools and churches ahead of an expected direct hit. The National Hurricane Center in Miami warned of 5-10 inches of rain, huge waves and

World | September 25, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 284
Bulgaria news Novinite.com (Sofia News Agency - www.sofianewsagency.com) is unique with being a real time news provider in English that informs its readers about the latest Bulgarian news. The editorial staff also publishes a daily online newspaper "Sofia Morning News." Novinite.com (Sofia News Agency - www.sofianewsagency.com) and Sofia Morning News publish the latest economic, political and cultural news that take place in Bulgaria. Foreign media analysis on Bulgaria and World News in Brief are also part of the web site and the online newspaper. News Bulgaria