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Al-Zarqawi Boasts Samarra Bloodbath

A group led by Jordanian terror suspect Abu Musab al-Zarqawi has claimed responsibility for Saturday's bloodshed in the Iraqi city of Samarra. It was hit by a series of clashes and car bomb explosions, which left almost 40 people dead.

World | November 7, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 964

France Strikes Ivorian Airbase

French forces in Ivory Coast have attacked an airbase and destroyed two government warplanes and a military helicopter after the aircraft bombed their position and killed a French peacekeeper. Another 20 Frenchmen were wounded.

World | November 6, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 394

Dozens Die in Samarra Attacks

At least 33 people were killed in the Iraqi city of Samarra Saturday in a series of clashes and car bomb attacks. More than 50 people were injured.

World | November 6, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 426

Turkey Rattled by Quake

An earthquake with magnitude 4.5 on the Richter scale has rattled the Asian part Turkey Friday night.

World | November 5, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 398

Palestinian Movements Discuss Arafat Legacy

Representatives of 13 Palestinian movements gathered at an extraordinary meeting in Gaza to discuss preventive measures against turmoil in case of Yasser Arafat's death. The movements, which a part of the Palestinian National and Islamic Forces, intend to

World | November 5, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 339

Arafat Chooses Jerusalem for Eternal Life

Yasser Arafat's wish is to be buried in Jerusalem, said Friday the Mufti of the city. "From a religious perspective we must and need to honor Arafat's will", the top Palestinian Islamic cleric said.

World | November 5, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 382

Quake Rocks Japan Anew

A strong earthquake, measuring 5.2 on the Richter scale, shook northern Japan on Thursday.

World | November 4, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 366

US Raid Kills Five in Falluja

At least five people have died, including a woman and a child, in a Thursday US offensive over Falluja city in Iraq. The US troops increased the pressure on the city now that the US presidential elections are over.

World | November 4, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 411

Trains Collide at Washington Subway, 20 Hurt

Twenty people were injured in an accident in Washington D.C.

World | November 4, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 351

Oil Jumps on Bush Victory

Oil prices fell further below USD 50 on Wednesday as a fresh rise in US crude oil inventories outweighed the impact of President George W. Bush's victory in the US election.

World | November 3, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 379

Karzai First Afghan President Ever

Hamid Karzai is the first ever president, elected in Afghanistan. This was officially announced Wednesday after a three-week probe into vote fraud.

World | November 3, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 361

Hungary Withdraws Non-Combat Troops from Iraq

Hungary intends to withdraw its 300 non-combat troops from Iraq by March 31, the country's new Prime Minister Ferenc Gyurcsay announced Wednesday. It would be impossible for Hungary to stay in Iraq after the end of the Iraqi elections, said the Premier at

World | November 3, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 328

Zarqawi Might Seize Hostage Hassan

The captors of British-Iraqi aid worker Margaret Hassan have threatened to hand her over to al-Zarqawi, if British troops would not leave Iraq in two days. The warning was made through a video aired by al-Jazeera.

World | November 3, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 371

Osama Bin Laden Spotted in Pakistan

Osama bin Laden, the leader of the terrorist organization Al-Qaeda, was located between October 17 and 19 on the territory of North-Eastern Pakistan. A reconnaissance airplane from the Indian Air Forces located Osama bin Laden, travelling in a column of t

World | November 1, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 7152

Arafat Health "Notably Improved"

The condition of Palestinian President Yasser Arafat has improved markedly as he entered a fourth day of emergency treatment in France, Palestinian officials have said Monday. Foreign Minister Nabil Shaath said 75-year-old Arafat was "more lively and less

World | November 1, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 761

Bush Takes Slim Lead over Kerry - Poll

US President George Bush enjoys a three-point edge among likely voters, according to a poll by the Pew Research Center. The survey has President Bush with a three-point lead, 48% to 45% for Sen.

World | November 1, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 575

Baghdad's Deputy Governor Killed

The deputy governor of Baghdad has been assassinated and four of his bodyguards wounded in a drive-by shooting on Monday. Police say the drive-by shooting that killed Hatem Karim occurred in the southern Dora district of the Iraqi capital.

World | November 1, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 747

EU-Eyed Candidate Leads in Ukraine Polls

Viktor Yushchenko, Ukraine's former prime minister has won the first round of voting to choose a successor to President Leonid Kuchma, an exit poll showed. Yushchenko who is seeking to bring the country closer to the European Union took 45.

World | October 31, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 380

Ukraine Votes for President

Ukrainians go to the polls on Sunday in a contest-intense presidential election judged as a "moment of truth" for the future of democracy in the former Soviet republic. The nationwide goes amid heavy security for the election pitting the pro-Russian rulin

World | October 31, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 391

Russian Plane Lands on Emergency

A Tupolev-154 passenger jet, flying from Kazan to Egypt's Sharm El Sheikh, was forced to make an emergency landing at the Kazan airport after one of its three engines malfunctioned shortly after takeoff. The engine faulted about twenty minutes after the T

World | October 30, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 442

NASA Resumes Space Missions

The US space agency Nasa says the first space shuttle mission since the Columbia disaster of 2003 is to be launched next May or early June. All shuttle missions had been suspended pending investigation of the accident, in which seven astronauts died.

World | October 30, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 419
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