The director of the CIA, George Tenet, has resigned because of personal reasons. US President George Bush, who accepted his resignation, praised highly his work.
Members of oil producers' group OPEC are meeting in Beirut to discuss boosting production by up to 11%, in a bid to lower the soaring price of oil. Saudi Arabia and Iran have put forward competing proposals to raise output, with Iran favouring a smaller i
Iraq's most influential Shiite cleric gave his tacit endorsement to the new interim government. He also urged it to lobby the UN Security Council for full sovereignty to erase "all traces" of the American-run occupation.
The new Iraqi government began work amid fresh fighting in which at least 17 people were killed and an uphill struggle to win domestic and international legitimacy. At the interim government's first meeting Wednesday, new prime minister Iyad Allawi flagge
UN peacekeepers began taking over from a US-led multi-national force in flood-devastated Haiti. Brazilian troops are leading the force of 8,000 UN soldiers and civilian police, although it is likely to be a month before they are all in place.
At least 34 people were killed - many burnt or horribly mutilated - in a rebellion at a prison in Rio de Janeiro. The rebellion has now ended, but police said they were still securing the Benfica facility in northern Rio, and feared more bodies could be f
An explosion just outside the US Green Zone headquarters in Baghdad killed 25 people as officials met to name an Iraqi government for the June 30 takeover. The blast was at the offices of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, close to Iraq's Foreign Ministry
US troops have agreed to suspend patrols in the Shiite holy city of Najaf in a bid to prop up a shaky truce. The coalition put off until Tuesday a scheduled meeting to decide Iraq's first president in the post-Saddam Hussein era amid a fierce political st
Saudi Arabia police continues the hunt for three suspected Al-Qaeda militants, who slit the throats of several foreigners among at least 22 killed in a bloody rampage, escaped a 24-hour siege. The interior ministry admitted three of four gunmen, who took
French President Jacques Chirac and his US counterpart George Bush will stand side by side at next weekend's D-Day ceremonies, but they remain sharply divided on Iraq and the US-led "war on terror". The French people, 60 years after thousands of young US
A bomb exploded outside Monaco's main soccer stadium early Sunday when the building was empty, shattering windows but causing no injuries, a top official said. The device exploded outside an entrance at Stade Louis II, said Jose Badia, Monaco's government
Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon postponed a cabinet vote on withdrawal from the Gaza Strip in the face of strong opposition from ministers. He is believed to have had the guaranteed support of only 11 of the 23 ministers for the revised plan ahead of
A senior pro-Taliban cleric in Pakistan was gunned down by unknown assailants outside his mosque in the port city of Karachi on Sunday and later died of his wounds. Mufti Nizamuddin Shamzai, who called for a holy war against the United States after the in
Iraq's Governing Council met Sunday to try to finalize the makeup of the new government to take power June 30, with the post of figurehead president emerging as the main stumbling block to an agreement. The prime minister's post, the top job in the new in
US Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld told graduating cadets today they are joining a modernizing military force still in the early stages of the battle against terrorism. Rumsfeld received sustained applause from the families of 935 cadets graduating from
A helicopter carrying a provincial governor and three of his aides from the site of an earthquake crashed in the mountains of northern Iran, killing all aboard. The governor of Qazvin province was said to be in the helicopter with three aides and a journa
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