Russia's Interior Minister Boris Gryzlov handed his resignation, the Russian news agency RIA Novosti reported. So far there is no information whether it has been accepted.
A suicide bombing killed four people, including the bomber, in the Iraqi Kurdish city of Arbil, as the US military hit back at insurgents in the capital with an early morning offensive. Another 15 people were wounded when the bomber detonated a pick-up tr
New evidence emerged that terrorists may be planning attacks at Western targets in Turkey during the holidays, according to a police document, while Americans and Britons living abroad were warned to keep a low profile. The threats on Tuesday of new attac
The mad cow scare in the UShas spread to Asia with Singapore, Malaysia and Taiwan joining major buyers Japan and South Korea in immediately banning all US beef imports. Other major Asian importers, such as China, are deciding whether to introduce their ow
Explosions shook pre-dawn Baghdad in the biggest military activity here in weeks, while in Mosul an Iraqi security force member was killed and US soldiers arrested a confidante of fugitive Baath party number two Izzat Ibrahim. Iraq 's Christian minority s
Russian tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky, also said to be the country's richest man, will stay in custody for another three months, as ruled by a Moscow court. Khodorkovsky, who was charged with tax evasion and embezzlement, was hoping to be let out on bail.
The United Nations nuclear watchdog says it may begin inspecting Libyan nuclear sites as early as next week, hours after Tripoli said it would allow snap checks. Mohamed ElBaradei, head of the Vienna-based International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), said h
Russia deployed a new batch of its top-of-the-line strategic nuclear missiles after a break caused by a funding shortage. Meanwhile, military officials presented ambitious plans for building even more potent weapons.
Two people died when a historic building collapsed in Paso Robles after a strong earthquake jolted the central California coast Monday and sent tremors from Los Angeles to San Francisco. The quake registered a preliminary magnitude of 6.
Surface-to-air missiles were being deployed around Washington, state troopers were authorized to ride New York area commuter trains, and air travelers encountered more delays. On Sunday, the Department of Homeland Security raised the level from elevated,
US troops overnight launched a new operation targeting anti-coalition insurgents, the military said, capturing more than 100 enemy personnel and confiscating arms caches. Operating in western Iraq near the border with Syria, Operation Rifles Fury also wil
A key trial opened in Belgrade Monday for 36 suspects charged with assassinating Serbia's prime minister in order to bring allies of Slobodan Milosevic back to power. Zoran Djindjic, Serbia's first democratic premier in more than 50 years, was fatally sho
Rescuers have recovered 100 more bodies from central Philippines' villages buried by mudslides at the weekend, raising the likely toll to more than 200, officials said. Nearly a week of heavy rain unleashed landslides and floods from Friday on the central
Libya hopes to restart diplomatic relations with the West and gain lucrative oil contracts blocked by US sanctions as well as garner other economic benefits by abolishing weapons of mass destruction. Under the surprise disarmament agreement by Libyan lead
Despite banning marriages in space, Russia is offering newlyweds the chance to swap Venice or the Niagara Falls for a cosmic honeymoon romance by buying a 40-million-dollar ticket to space. Russia's Rosaviakosmos space agency is proposing together with US
The European Sports Observers Union announced best male and female winners for the European Best Sportsman Award of 2003. Formula-1 Michael Schumacher ace swept the honorary prize for a fourth time in his rocketing career.
In a majority voting, Jordanian Parliament condemned the detention of ousted Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein, Egyptian news agency MENA reported, cited by RIA Novosti. The US-led operation last weekend was qualified as "an act of insult and humiliation to I
Several hundred people have been detained in Iraq using intelligence gained from the capture of Saddam Hussein. US General Richard Myers said it was believed some of the detainees were rebel leaders, adding that the raids followed the detention of ousted
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