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Egypt Won't Send Troops to Iraq

Egypt has said it is "absolutely not" considering sending troops to Iraq. Foreign Minister Ahmed Abul Gheit made the comments after the kidnapping of an Egyptian diplomat in Baghdad.

World | July 24, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 305

Macedonian Town Hit by Riots

Many people were injured in clashes between Macedonian police and protesters after violence flared over plans to give greater local powers to the country's 25 percent ethnic Albanian minority. The riots began early on Friday morning in the southern town o

World | July 23, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 904

9/11 Panel Seeks Intelligence Overhaul

The commission investigating Sept. 11 called for a major overhaul of the nation's intelligence agencies to stop the next terror attack.

World | July 23, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 311

Saudi Amnesty for Militants Over

Saudi Arabia's amnesty for militants to surrender expired at midnight, with only a few who have turned themselves in. But authorities say that negotiations with several militants are still continuing.

World | July 23, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 361

Iraq Asks Egypt'sTroops

Iraqi Prime Minister Iyad Allawi asked Egypt on Thursday to dispatch troops to boost multinational peacekeeping forces to help Iraq restore security. We have asked for Egypt's security assistance, namely by dispatching troops to protect the mission of the

World | July 22, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 437

Gasoline Bombs Shock Athens

Assailants tossed two gasoline bombs a Culture Ministry building in central Athens, causing no damage or injuries. The building also houses the Cultural Olympiad, a four-year festival featuring art exhibitions and performances leading up the Aug.

World | July 22, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 493

Hundreds Evacuated over California Fires

American firefighters keep on battling with a nearly 6,000-acre wildfire in Los Angeles County, where residents were being kept away from about 350 homes. Several California blazes that have scorched thousands of acres and forced hundreds of people to lea

World | July 22, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 271

EP Elects New Brussels Head

Former Portuguese Prime Minister Jose Manuel Durao Barroso is set to be formally endorsed as the new European Commission president. The 732 members of the European Parliament are expected to vote in favour of his appointment to the post on November 1, suc

World | July 22, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 342

Sept 11 Security Check Video Stuns US

A video showing security checks on one group of 11 September hijackers, prior to boarding the plane they crashed into the Pentagon stunned the US and the entire world. Four men undergo additional checks after setting off metal detectors at Washington's Du

World | July 22, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 588

False Bomb Threat on Eiffel Tower

The Eiffel Tower was briefly evacuated on Wednesday after authorities received a bomb threat against the world-famous monument. It reopened late in the afternoon after being shut down while police searched it for explosive devices.

World | July 21, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 356

US Denies Copter Shot Down in Iraq

The US military denied Iraqi police reports that an American helicopter was shot down in a western area of the country. Earlier on Wednesday local police said that a military aircraft was hit during fierce clashes in the western Iraqi city of Ramadi.

World | July 21, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 970

Car Bomb Kills 3 in Iraq

A car bomb has killed three people and injured several more in southeast Baghdad. Three people were left dead as a car bomb exploded, police officer said.

World | July 21, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 324

US Hostage Head "Found in Fridge"

The head of slain US hostage Paul Johnson was found in a fridge when Saudi security forces raided a villa in Riyadh. Johnson, 49, was beheaded by militant supporters of al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden last month.

World | July 21, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1384

Indian, Pakistani PMs Push for Peace

India and Pakistan's prime ministers met to discuss divided Kashmir and ways of boosting peace process. Pakistani Foreign Minister Khursheed Mehmood Kasuri held informal talks with his Indian counterpart Natwar Singh on the sidelines of a regional forum t

World | July 21, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 204

Israel Rejects UN Vote

Senior advisers to Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon said work will continue on the West Bank security barrier despite condemnation at the UN. The General Assembly in New York voted by an overwhelming majority to demand that Israel dismantle the barrier

World | July 21, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 376

Palestinian PM Stays On

Palestinian Prime Minister Ahmed Qurei agreed to remain in his post just 3 days after tendering his resignation. Qurei wanted to quit over the growing lawlessness in Gaza and inaction over reform.

World | July 20, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 293

Blair Defends Iraq War

Tony Blair rejected questions about his credibility as he said errors in pre-war intelligence do not mean the Iraq conflict was unjustified. Opening a debate on the Butler report, Blair told MPs it was still clear Saddam Hussein had posed a threat.

World | July 20, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 310

World Marks 35 Years of 1st Moon Landing

The world is marking today the 35th anniversary of the first landing at the Moon. It was 35 years ago today that the world watched as Neil Armstrong uttered the famous line: "It's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.

World | July 20, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1493

Zarqawi Urges Japan Out of Iraq

Jordanian terrorist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, a suspected ally to al-Qaeda, has demanded that Japan withdraws troops from Iraq, otherwise faces attacks. According to a statement posted Tuesday on an Islamist web site, Japanese government was warned to do "wha

World | July 20, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 648

Intruder Nabbed at Beckhams' Home

An intruder was arrested outside the house of the captain of England's football team David Beckham. English media reports that the man was preparing to set fire to the mansion.

World | July 20, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1038

Filipino Hostage Freed

The Filipino hostage in Iraq has been freed, according to a report of the al-Arabiya television channel. On Monday, The Philippines completed their withdrawal from Iraq - a month ahead of schedule.

World | July 20, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 427